Food Report #1
I got a tweet (@BoiseHawksRadio if you aren’t a follower) last night wanting to know why I haven’t been talking about the pregame meal each night – as last season, we chronicled the food throughout the season. Hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and burgers were prevalent, but I am hoping for some new items in 2012.
At Salem-Keizer, it is slim pickings – in fact, the clubhouse manager never brought the Hawks staff any postgame spread throughout the series (first time I have ever heard of this in my nearly decade in the NWL). It was hot dogs in the booth for three of the nights in S-K, giving them the early lead.
Kudos to Geno George from the Hawks Home Plate Food Services for switching up the menu at Memorial Stadium – which got rave reviews from Matt Dompe, Eugene’s new radio man. Smoked Sausages opened the series, followed by Papa Murphy’s pizza, a hot meatball sandwich, a chicken caesar wrap (which would be better without tomatoes), and ending with a turkey sandwich – which was outstanding. No hot dogs or hamburgers to open the season in the BOI.
Spokane has an option this season, though it is basic (which is sad for us, because they have an outstanding barbeque pit, pizza, and rice bowls in the concourse) – either a chicken sandwich, a hamburger, or a hot dog (I can still remember longtime Spokane broadcaster Bob Robertson saying “I need one of the BIG hamburgers and a hot dog, so I can take the hot dog home and have it after the game.” I have had the chicken sandwich each of the first two days and will have it again this afternoon – pushing the bird into a tie in the food race.
FOOD STANDINGS (Through 6/27): Hot Dogs (3), Chicken Sandwiches (3), No Food (2), Turkey Sandwich (1), Meatball Sandwich (1), Smoked Sausage (1), Pizza (1), Chicken Wrap (1).