Do you like Greek food? Exempting shawarma, of course. I mean, what’s that all about? It’s a big meat hive.
-Xander, “Teacher’s Pet”
HERE’S THE THING ABOUT SHAWARMAS. From 2007-2009, I ate a shawarma (usually the sandwich, but sometimes just a pile of the meat on a “salad”…which was basically just a giant pile of delicious meat shavings with some lettuce underneath and a drizzle of herb-infused olive oil) FOUR TIMES A WEEK. Literally. Four times a week. I haven’t eaten there in a couple of years and the owner of my favorite shawarma place STILL waves to me if we see each other while in our cars, stopped at an intersection.
So, consider this a public service announcement for all you Avengers fans who have never had a shawarma and are thinking about trying it because of that movie: use caution. Because shawarmas are a gift from the gods. If you like delicious food and your diet allows meat, shawarmas are where it’s at. But you might possibly love them and never want to eat anything else ever again. Clearly, poor Joss has fallen into that trap.