The Eat Sheet: 'Avengers' Prompts Westside Shawarma Sellouts
Westwood's Sunnin faces the fanboy herd.
A version of this story originally appeared in the Rambling Reporter column of the May 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Shawarma shout-outs in the box-office shattering The Avengers has apparently prompted a run on the Levantine Arab-style pita sandwiches filled with meat. Since Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark rounded up the rest of the team in a post-credit sequence to chow down on them, Westwood cult favorite shawarma spot Sunnin has reported copycat fanboys fresh out of theatres ordering the dish in droves.
"We ended up selling out by 7:30 on Saturday evening," says owner George Chammaa. "And we never sell out."