East Rochester Hots – Review
So this was one of the spots that made the top ten for me this past year. I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised by their plate. They’ve teamed up with the people from Crust Pizza Kitchen, so you may know them by that name. For the low price of $11.07 you can get their version of the plate.
HEALTH INSPECTION NOTES:
I couldn’t find an inspection of ER hots; but I did find one for Crust Pizza Kitchen. The inspection I found was from 1/10/2020 where they had one non-critical violation. I would feel comfortable eating here again.
Meat (Cheeseburgers): 4
The burgers here were good. I also enjoyed the cheese that they used.
Meat Sauce: 5
The meat sauce here had a great kick to it. I really enjoyed it. The texture was also quite good.
Potato Side (Home fries): 4
These were the typical frozen home fries that you can find in most places. They cooked them well, but in my book they weren’t anything exceptional.
Mac Salad: 5
The noodles were al-dente, which was a welcome change. Sometimes places overcook the noodles and they get mushy which is not great. The mac salad was also seasoned well and had a good taste profile.
I wasn’t expecting much from this bread, but it took me by surprise. It was some kind of Italian bread that had a good flavor to it. It wasn’t one of those bland ass rolls that you get in some places.
Portion Control/Composition: 4
The plate had a good synergy to it, but I felt there was too much mac salad at the end. There’s nothing worse than slogging through a mac salad to try to finish an otherwise excellent plate.
Overall Score: 4.5
For the money, this is one of the better “classic” style plates that you can get. It’s a no-frills, no-bullshit kind of plate that harkens back to a simpler time. It’s worth a stop if you’re ever in the area.