What to Know
- Presented by Off the Menu
- Monday, Feb. 22 from 5-10 p.m.
- $15 Wagyu Beef Shawarma (to-go or outdoor dining)
We celebrate so many savory classics that are a) meaty and b) hand-hold-able (thanks to an outer encasing of bread and c) topped with a line-up of lively add-ons, it's true.
But cuisine classics, including the wide variety of sandwich-type dishes from around the planet, are in large part beloved because chefs can always add their own spin without diminishing the meal's starry central character.
Look to the shawarma, a pita-wrapped, beautifully spiced icon of many Middle Eastern menus. You can include extra onions, less parsley, or a host of different ingredients, and it still keeps its distinct and spectacular shawarma-ness.
Which means that a pop-up devoted to this delicious dish, from a pro chef, will intrigue those shawarma mavens who are forever on the look-out for fresh ways to enjoy their ultimate favorite.
Here's one flavorful route to discovering a new take on the quintessential eat: Stop by Yamashiro Restaurant in Hollywood on the evening of Feb. 22 for BBQ pitmaster Avi Yalin's Wagyu-centered shawarma.
The one-night-only pop-up, presented by Off the Menu, will feature a "... wagyu beef shawarma topped with tomato, onion, parsley, tahini, and amba wrapped in freshly baked pita."
Get it to-go or enjoy it on the outdoor patio from 5 to 10 o'clock.
If you dine outdoors at the hilltop eatery, the team behind the pop-up recommend a bottle of Stella Artois for $7 or a $10 Beam Suntory Tres Generaciones tequila cocktail.