Baby boomers day drink too

Trash plates, veggie crumb lasagna on new menus

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Back in the 1980s, when Rob and Shelly Marketell were a young Rochester, New York couple in love, holding down jobs at a burger joint, baseball stadium, and movie theater, they didn’t dream of one day selling trash plates to Southerners. But in the intervening years, they’ve married, retired, and relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina, where they’ve just launched the Port City Plates food truck.

“Every time we ran into someone from the western New York region, they’d always say, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve been down here 10 years: I want a trash plate’,” Rob Marketell says. “So, we decided to bring that taste from home to our new home.”


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