Zachary Weeks is a simple guy when it comes to food, and he enjoys a meal that brings him back to his roots. Growing up in Castle Downs, Weeks and his family were often invited to their Lebanese neighbours’ homes for barbecue meals.
Weeks is grateful that he was able to sample delicious Lebanese cuisine from a young age. Since he so fondly remembers these childhood experiences, he still often goes to get a hit of nostalgia at Shish Shawarma.
“I always order the shawarma combo which consists of the grilled chicken and beef, served with a couple kinds of rice, with garlic spread, hummus, onions, a Lebanese salad of course — can’t go wrong with that — and the turnip pickles. So, I always go and see my friend — she goes by Big Mama Didi — and get me some good Lebanese food.”
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