Shawarma, a Middle Eastern street food staple, makes a guest appearance in the recently released The Avengers movie. OK, it might not have a starring role, but Iron Man (a.k.a. Robert Downey Jr.) does crave some after a kick-ass battle scene.
“Have you ever tried shawarma?” Iron Man asks Captain America. “There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I want to try it.”
If you’re as mystified about the dish as he is, we’re here to fix that. We talked to the pros at Mina Restaurant in Chicago for the low-down on this must-try dish: