Doing a deep dive into the history of the AB is an interesting and rather revelatory task for a Monday morning.
According to Adelaide folklore, there is some confusion as to who exactly invented the AB. What can be established, is that essentially everywhere else in Australia, the dish is known as a Halal Snack Pack.
Both the Blue and White Fish Cafe and the North Adelaide Burger Bar have claims to the creation of the AB, as do several groups of residential college students.
Regardless of its origin, there’s no denying many Adelaide locals are glad the AB exists.
Souvlaki Bros has harassed the popularity of the AB and is currently purveying a four person, 4kg AB Challenge.
The AB that must be consumed in order to complete the challenge consists of chips, lamb, chicken, and sauces, and weighs, of course, a reasonably substantial 4kg.
Generally undertaken by four people, if the challengers manage to finish everything in the box (including the crumbs), and beat the previously set record time, the entire meal will be free. Successful challengers will also be posted on the eatery’s Facebook and Instagram pages for “eternal glory”.
The Glenelg restaurant is renowned for its traditional Greek dishes made with Australian produce. Souvlaki Bros was envisioned by young Greek Australians with the aim of celebrating the best of Greek flavours with a contemporary twist.
For more info on Souvlaki Bros, see here.
You can find Souvlaki Bros at Moseley Square, Glenelg.