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A burger has been named after me.
Creativity is a criterion for this contest, and I have to credit Northwest High School and its booster club for doing homework. The powers at be somehow, someway found out my weakness (bacon), its underrated sidekick (barbecue sauce) and tossed one of my preferred cheeses (pepper jack) on beef to form “The Gazette Greenberger.”
Northwest's menu is now my desktop wallpaper. Really, many thanks for the homage, guys.
But my burger, tasty as it was for $4.50, wasn't all that was offered.
Coaches burger: $4.50
With all due respect to Northwest's first-year football coach, this didn't hold a candle to my burger. It just so happened that The Greenberger had all the ingredients I like, while the Mike Neubeiser's choice includes ketchup and mayo, both of which I very much dislike. That much is subjective, but I think this version was of standard ballpark quality.
Jag's chicken on-a-stick : $4
Now this went beyond status quo, both in originality and quality. The chicken was “marinated for 24 hours,” if I remembered Northwest concessions chef/hype man Bill Berman correctly. It was juicy even if I don't come to a snack bar expecting kabobs. They're more intricate than the chicken sandwich standby.
The best of the four items they offered, with all due respect to ... me. Sausage, peppers, onions and any non-soggy bread guarantees taste.
I know Green Bay is supposed to have the wurst market cornered, but I think the Northwest concession stand should make this its feature item, complete with a catchy nickname.
As long as it doesn't replace yours truly's.
Editor's note: This is part of a series where Dan Greenberg is searching for the best concession stand food at Montgomery County's public high schools. The Gazette pays for the meals he samples.