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Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks garbage plate on Conan, would "highly recommend" it

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During an appearance on Conan O'Brien on Monday night, comedian Jim Gaffigan talked about his visit to Rochester and his meal of the "infamous" garbage plate. (Photo provided by IDEA Week)

(WHAM) - Rochester has created another convert to the Garbage Plate.

During an appearance on Conan O'Brien on Monday night, comedian Jim Gaffigan talked about his visit to Rochester and his meal of the "infamous" garbage plate.

Sitting beside fellow comedian Andy Richter, Gaffigan talked about the garbage plate ahead of his Saturday performance at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.

Gaffigan paid a visit to Nick Tahou's after taking a multitude of suggestions from Rochestarians on Twitter, saying he had decided to try the original.

On Saturday, Gaffigan posted photos of the meal on Instagram, and also recorded a 4-minute video of himself and his crew on Facebook Live eating the plate. After a few bites, Gaffigan declared the garbage plate was "American ingenuity at its finest."

Gaffigan had the plate with hot dogs, macaroni salad, home fries, meat sauce, bread and cold beans.

On Conan, Gaffigan initially said he didn't know how big it was before heading to the city ahead of his show.

"Obviously there's no health department in Rochester," the comedian joked.

When O'Brien asked him how it was, Gaffigan said it was good, adding that it was weird to have both cold and hot.

"You know how Rochester, Minnesota is known for the Mayo Clinic? It's almost like Rochester, New York was like, 'We're going to create a dish of food that causes cancer.'"

"I still haven't recovered really, but it was pretty fascinating," Gaffigan said, adding that it was great and he highly recommended it.

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