tren·cher noun \ˈtren-chər\ (from Old French tranchier; “to cut”) is a type of tableware, commonly used in medieval cuisine. During the Middle Ages, thick slabs of stale bread, called “trenchers” were used as plates. After a meal, the food-soaked trencher was often fed to dogs at the tables of the wealthy or to beggars, and eaten by diners in more modest circumstances. Trenchers were the precursors of open-face sandwiches.
Trencher, in Echo Park, is sandwiched between the lake of the same name and Dodger Stadium.
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