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Old 09-19-2012, 07:35 AM   #3136
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OK continuing the theme of ethnic diversity, the new tag is an ethnic restaurant or cafe, a place you can sit down and eat foreign food, prepared by people who really know what they are doing.

Not a generic noodle box shop run by caucasians and preferably not a dominant immigrant group in your area.

According to Wikipedia, about 0.5% of Australian residents (117,000 out of 23 million) are either American born or have American ancestry. American culture is very familiar via film and TV, but actual live Americans are quite rare here.



Misty's Diner is absolutely American. Not American like the local branch of Thank God It's Friday, run by locals; this is the real thing, run by Misty from Arizona.

And just to be absolutely clear, Outback Steakhouse will not cut it. When I went there, they didn't even spot my Australian accent!
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OK continuing the theme of ethnic diversity, the new tag is an ethnic restaurant or cafe, a place you can sit down and eat foreign food, prepared by people who really know what they are doing.

Not a generic noodle box shop run by caucasians and preferably not a dominant immigrant group in your area.

According to Wikipedia, about 0.5% of Australian residents (117,000 out of 23 million) are either American born or have American ancestry. American culture is very familiar via film and TV, but actual live Americans are quite rare here.



Misty's Diner is absolutely American. Not American like the local branch of Thank God It's Friday, run by locals; this is the real thing, run by Misty from Arizona.

And just to be absolutely clear, Outback Steakhouse will not cut it. When I went there, they didn't even spot my Australian accent!

Damn! I went to Misty's website and it seems pretty true to for, an American Bueger joint, but, I've got a question..

Are those price somewhat normal for Aus. or are they as friggin high as it seems to me, a simple, stupid Texan. With the exchange rate currently at 1.00Aus = 1.04US it seems to me that Misty's is pretty high priced?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:02 PM   #3138
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #3139
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Next, a place you can get WAFFLES! Must indicate waffles in the name or on the sign.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #3140
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Are those price somewhat normal for Aus. or are they as friggin high as it seems to me, a simple, stupid Texan. With the exchange rate currently at 1.00Aus = 1.04US it seems to me that Misty's is pretty high priced?
$16 for fish and chips or a burger on a plate with salad and chips for example is the sort of price you'd pay in a pub, the nearest equivalent to a diner here. At a fish and chip shop you'd be paying about $8 to $10 for fish and chips or a burger to take away.
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GRAB! Waffle joint!



And the next tag is....

A Climbing, Rock Climbing, Rock Gym, like this...


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Old 09-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #3142
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Indoor rock climbing place.

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #3143
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:47 PM   #3144
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Indoor rock climbing place.


Is there such a thing as "horizontal" climbing? lol

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Is there such a thing as "horizontal" climbing? lol

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The place used to be called Vertical Edge. Thinking they confused more folks than they'd planned.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:49 AM   #3146
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A piano retailer.
This is a really dull and boring photograph, but there's a bit of a story behind it:



This company featured in the news here about a month ago:

Keys for the highway as requiem sounds for piano



Go and read the story! It's about what happens to old pianos.

Here's their website too.

There's only one problem. They move pianos. The dispose of old pianos. They rent out pianos. They store and tune pianos.

But they don't actually seem to sell pianos!

On the other hand, the piano "retailer" below seems to be marked "Piano and Organ distribution", which isn't really retail either.

And I am sure that if you wanted a piano to destroy at a rock concert, Piano Moves would find something to sell to you.

So what do you reckon, will this do?

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:15 AM   #3147
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On the other hand, the piano "retailer" below seems to be marked "Piano and Organ distribution", which isn't really retail either.

Trust me, they're a customer of mine. They're piano retailers.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #3148
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So do I need to find a proper piano shop with no interesting story (there are several around here), or will you accept the interesting piano wrecker that can sell you a sacrificial piano for a rock concert?
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #3150
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