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I jsut got back from eating at the OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE here in the States. Do they exist over in your country?
 

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There is one on Old Windsor Rd, Parklea, NSW. The next closest we have is Lonestar. I've eaten at a couple Outback steakhouses in the US. I can honestly say there is nothing Australian about the place. All they do is get a US steak house restaurant menu and give everything Australian names. To top it of they didn't even serve Australian beer (and no Fosters doesn't count as no-one drinks that stuff here).

The funniest thing about the place is watching the funny looks on the locals faces when they try to work out which is the mens and womens toilets, as they are marked Blokes and sheilas :)

http://www.outbacksteakhouse.com
 

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They have one in Alice Springs and they had stuff like Emu Vola vonts (sp?), crocodile meat, kangaroo meat.

Was pretty tasty if you didnt think about what you were eating :)

It all tasted like chicken anyway :D
 

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That is what I figured. American steak house tye of join with your names instead of ours.
While we are on food. Do they have a McDonalds on every corner there also?
 

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Oh yeah, at LEAST every corner along with strong support from KFC, Burger King and others. There is even Taco Bell moving in for a piece of action.

We also had a few Hooters for a while, however they didn't last long. Something to do with what appeared to be equal opportunity employment for their waitresses, unlike US Hooters.

Hmmm, maybe we are just a little slow in the marketing dept. over here. :rolleyes:
 

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Equal Opp. Ha ha ha ha ha. They have got a little uglier in recent years. Not as HOT as it was when they first opened. HOOTERS that is.
 
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dont forget pizza hut, domino's, the slab, the subway, american ribs, street dog vendor's. the list go'es on.
 

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ahhh hooters I miss them :) Once with a mate of mine (when we were drunk) we walked into a hooters place, doing beavis and buthead the whole time. They kicked us out after 5 minutes LOL

I'm very much a prankster, and my current favourite is these:

http://evem.haymarket.com.au/clan.nsf/docs/2001020117250827

It's basically phone pranks using an Arnie sound board. There is even one in there done on Hooters. The best one I've heard is on Gateway computers, pm if you want that one.


I think I sampled just about all the fast food type places and theme restaurants in the US: Jack in the box, Wendys, Popeyes, Denny's, TGI Fridays.

For the Homer in you the Buffets (or boofheads as I like to call them) in Las Vegas are all you can eat :)
 

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Of all the US products that I wish we had in Australia, the top of my list would have to be Nyquil.

I just can't get a product here that cleans me up and knocks me down cold for a good nights sleep. This dreaded lurgy keeps me up all night coughing and spluttering....

Next would have to be a fresh bagel. You can get them if you look real hard. It just isn't the same.

Lukeyson
 

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Marqman said:
I jsut got back from eating at the OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE here in the States. Do they exist over in your country?
Yep.. got one on my rear deck... Best damn steak and beer you've ever tasted!!.. :p
 

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They don't have Maccas in bloody Broome!!

HogsBreath Cafe are my favourite whenever I can find one (they're not in Broome either). Are they an Aussie thing or are they an import from the States?.

Tim, I reckon chucking a nice juicy steak onto a barby is a universal thing that operates almost on a spiritual level. That's the first thing we should do when the green guys land - organise a nice big barby for em (mind you we could be buggered if they're vego's!).
 

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G'day Big Block Ford,

Nah, Broome's not very big at all - the official population is something like 10 000 permanent (swells to about twice or three times that in touro season). It's an odd place though because although the population is 10 000, it really doesn't feel like it's that big.

Broome is probably quite a nice place to visit but don't try and live here. I'm from Cairns - so a bloody big beach with no shade makes a poor comparison to Rainforest and Hills and Lakes and Rivers and big ferry boats to whisk one to breathtaking reefs and beautiful coral islands etc. if you know what I mean.

The thing that strikes me is how much people rush about here - very surprising for a place that's meant to be very "laid back". My Mrs and I are fairly private people so we don't know very many people here but it's the sort of town where you can get to know most people in a few months if you're into normal levels of socialising.

We actually live 23km out of town and "commute" to work ;)

Oh, and I'm here because I get paid a substantial amount to be - but I'm getting sick of being a heck of a long way from anywhere.
 

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Hi again EDFUTURA. The reason i asked is my wife's brother lives there. He stays at the motor camp(last i heard) and worked on some oyster boats .His name is Geoff Treloar about 45yrs shiny head with bugger all hair (hope this trait doesn't follow on with the Mrs LOL) and drinks too much and is a bit of a Larikin ,prob why he is still single.You may not of met him but thought i would ask. My guess is he will be where there is beer or women or both if you get my drift.
 
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