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(LA Weekly)   Australian emigre reviews "Outback Steakhouse", angered over "Shrimp On The Barbie" cracks from the 80's, but then she boomerangs   (laweekly.com) divider line 135
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2013-06-26 12:33:51 AM  
Too bad for her that Outback Steakhouse has invaded Australia. There are six locations in New South Wales, Sydney area.  http://www.outback.com/internationallocations/int_australia.aspx
 
2013-06-26 07:11:35 AM  
1) Does anyone actually think Outback Steakhouse is Australian cuisine?

2) Is Australian cuisine substantially different than UK cuisine?
 
2013-06-26 07:35:45 AM  
Really? After what happened in Australian politics tonight, THIS is the headline involving Australia that I see?
 
2013-06-26 07:36:25 AM  
Unfortunately, Outback is about the only choice for a reasonably priced steak worth a damn here in Japan.
 
2013-06-26 07:37:52 AM  
Go back to Hitler's homeland if you don't like Bloomin' Onions. Nobody invited you anyway.
 
2013-06-26 07:38:43 AM  
Next you'll tell me that Planet Hollywood doesn't really serve authentic Hollywood food.
 
2013-06-26 07:39:37 AM  
Outback Steakhouse Review: Please Don't Call This Food Australian

Um...yeah.  Way ahead of you.  I don't think anyone who looks at the menu for 5 seconds thinks it's anything but standard American fare.

Also, Outback Steakhouse is not to be confused with the Outback Steak and Oyster Bar in Branson, MO.  At least that place is semi-Aussie and you can get a big, Australian beer in a bucket.
 
2013-06-26 07:39:45 AM  

Shostie: 1) Does anyone actually think Outback Steakhouse is Australian cuisine?

2) Is Australian cuisine substantially different than UK cuisine?


Kangaroo and Koala Bear are on the menu?

Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?
 
2013-06-26 07:40:20 AM  

Toriko: Really? After what happened in Australian politics tonight, THIS is the headline involving Australia that I see?


I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.
 
2013-06-26 07:41:00 AM  

elkboy: Next you'll tell me that Planet Hollywood doesn't really serve authentic Hollywood food.


What is authentic Hollywood food? Whiskey, cocaine and Quaaludes?
 
2013-06-26 07:41:16 AM  

Shostie: 1) Does anyone actually think Outback Steakhouse is Australian cuisine?

2) Is Australian cuisine substantially different than UK cuisine?


We don't really have a cuisine... well, unless you count snags on a barbie. We've kind of just subsumed the cuisines of dozens of other cultures, European and Asian generally. It's certainly not whatever the hell that onion ring burger thing, that definitely says American cuisine to me (though that has been making entries into Australian cuisine as well).
 
2013-06-26 07:43:13 AM  

steerforth: Toriko: Really? After what happened in Australian politics tonight, THIS is the headline involving Australia that I see?

I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.


You can't piggy-back off genius. (Unless you also submitted that one.)

Btw, these things are referred to as "dining concepts" for a reason.
 
2013-06-26 07:44:18 AM  

steerforth: I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.


I submitted one about us changing our ruddy PM again. Race you to the Green.
 
2013-06-26 07:45:36 AM  
Outback Steakhouse.... No rules.

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2013-06-26 07:45:57 AM  

steerforth: I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.


I was thinking of a headline involving the GoT Red Wedding, but I couldn't craft it well enough.
 
2013-06-26 07:47:24 AM  
Relax, it's just a marketing gimmick holdover from the mid to late 80's American obsession with Australia that gave us Crocodile Dundee, Yahoo Serious, a Grammy for Men At Work, and Jacko for Energizer before they got a bunny and before Jacko became a British tabloid term for Michael Jackson.

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Be thankful that Americans don't think you play digeridoos while feasting on koala meat.  We already think you actually enjoy Foster's.
 
2013-06-26 07:47:44 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: steerforth: Toriko: Really? After what happened in Australian politics tonight, THIS is the headline involving Australia that I see?

I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.

You can't piggy-back off genius. (Unless you also submitted that one.)

Btw, these things are referred to as "dining concepts" for a reason.


I've submitted two headlines in the past about hot red-heads doing something down under, none of which involved piggy-backing but both about Julia Gillard and both greenlit. Three times lucky? We'll see in about 10 hours.

Meanwhile, this food sounds appalling.
 
2013-06-26 07:48:41 AM  
Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

Just FYI.
 
2013-06-26 07:49:13 AM  

Toriko: Really? After what happened in Australian politics tonight, THIS is the headline involving Australia that I see?


Nobody cares about Australian politics, not even Australians.
 
2013-06-26 07:49:21 AM  
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She doesn't even have a vagina. BTW Is this the fish thread?
 
2013-06-26 07:49:34 AM  

Dingfod: Too bad for her that Outback Steakhouse has invaded Australia. There are six locations in New South Wales, Sydney area.  http://www.outback.com/internationallocations/int_australia.aspx


I ate at the Outback Steakhouse in Sydney simply out of curiosity since my Aussie friend (from Newcastle area) had been to the US before and we both wanted to compare the two.  I've long known the Outback was American because their burgers have neither beets nor eggs nor any true Aussie touches to the food on the menu (ex. complete lack of meat pies or calling chips fries and not having more authentic fish options).  But having tasted the steak over there, I'd have to say the meat was of a better quality in Australia.

I much preferred Hog's Breath Cafe when we couldn't find a more local, non-chain restaurant to eat at (given we drove all the way from Melbourne to Cairns over the period of a month).
 
2013-06-26 07:50:06 AM  

maddermaxx: steerforth: I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.

I submitted one about us changing our ruddy PM again. Race you to the Green.


Saw that one. Not bad, but cunnilingus jokes have a good strike rate on Fark for some reason.
 
2013-06-26 07:50:17 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Be thankful that Americans don't think you play digeridoos while feasting on koala meat. We already think you actually enjoy Foster's.


.... Dammit, I didn't post my last comment quickly enough :P
 
2013-06-26 07:50:29 AM  
Authour needs a coont poont. "Taste the misery" in a steak?  Go back to being vegan, you pretentious twatwaffle.
 
2013-06-26 07:51:42 AM  

hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?


Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.
 
2013-06-26 07:52:34 AM  

lumiere: Dingfod: Too bad for her that Outback Steakhouse has invaded Australia. There are six locations in New South Wales, Sydney area.  http://www.outback.com/internationallocations/int_australia.aspx

I ate at the Outback Steakhouse in Sydney simply out of curiosity since my Aussie friend (from Newcastle area) had been to the US before and we both wanted to compare the two.  I've long known the Outback was American because their burgers have neither beets nor eggs nor any true Aussie touches to the food on the menu (ex. complete lack of meat pies or calling chips fries and not having more authentic fish options).  But having tasted the steak over there, I'd have to say the meat was of a better quality in Australia.

I much preferred Hog's Breath Cafe when we couldn't find a more local, non-chain restaurant to eat at (given we drove all the way from Melbourne to Cairns over the period of a month).


Tinned pineapple rings also conspicuously absent?
 
2013-06-26 07:52:58 AM  
mw2.google.com

How's the serenity? Tell 'em they're dreamin'.
 
2013-06-26 07:53:29 AM  

maddermaxx: Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

Just FYI.


A friend of mine calls in the cooking lager.
 
2013-06-26 07:53:51 AM  

Toriko: Really? After what happened in Australian politics tonight, THIS is the headline involving Australia that I see?


That the chick might get fired-big deal, how does that affect me?  On the other hand I do go to The Outback on occasion.
 
2013-06-26 07:55:14 AM  

steerforth: maddermaxx: steerforth: I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.

I submitted one about us changing our ruddy PM again. Race you to the Green.

Saw that one. Not bad, but cunnilingus jokes have a good strike rate on Fark for some reason.


Like the leadership change, it's not necessarily about winning or losing, but it's about how hard they go down.

/hoping for a soft landing.
 
2013-06-26 07:55:37 AM  
So then I should seek Australian political asylum at the local Outback? Good to know.
 
2013-06-26 07:55:45 AM  
As someone who spends many nights in business hotels on the edge of suburban tech parks, I don't mind Outback at all and I'm not a chain person.  They make steaks and potatoes.  You can't mess those up (to a point).  Sometimes you get off the plane and all you can think is "where is the hotel and where can we eat."  Outback is a welcome sight in that situation.

/not the best endorsement i realize
 
2013-06-26 07:59:31 AM  
At the end of the article there is this.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE | One star | Multiple locations including

So you admit you liked the food, you just don't like the theme/idea. Yet, you still give it only 1 star?
 
2013-06-26 08:00:53 AM  
I don't think I have ever heard of Australian food.
 
2013-06-26 08:01:51 AM  

MindStalker: At the end of the article there is this.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE | One star | Multiple locations including

So you admit you liked the food, you just don't like the theme/idea. Yet, you still give it only 1 star?


That's pretty par for Food Criticism.  I would expect nothing more than 1.5 for Outback.  It's not like movie rating.  My favorite restaurants never get more than 3.

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2013-06-26 08:02:09 AM  

maddermaxx: Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

Just FYI.


Pffft, like VB is any better. My Australian buddy prefers Corona down under (and that's not saying much).

steerforth: lumiere: Dingfod: Too bad for her that Outback Steakhouse has invaded Australia. There are six locations in New South Wales, Sydney area.  http://www.outback.com/internationallocations/int_australia.aspx

I ate at the Outback Steakhouse in Sydney simply out of curiosity since my Aussie friend (from Newcastle area) had been to the US before and we both wanted to compare the two.  I've long known the Outback was American because their burgers have neither beets nor eggs nor any true Aussie touches to the food on the menu (ex. complete lack of meat pies or calling chips fries and not having more authentic fish options).  But having tasted the steak over there, I'd have to say the meat was of a better quality in Australia.

I much preferred Hog's Breath Cafe when we couldn't find a more local, non-chain restaurant to eat at (given we drove all the way from Melbourne to Cairns over the period of a month).

Tinned pineapple rings also conspicuously absent?


Can't say I tried the tinned pineapple rings.

On that note:

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2013-06-26 08:02:35 AM  
Don't be fooled by the "Aussie cheese fries" or the "walkabout soup" on the menu. Outback Steakhouse is 100 percent American.
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2013-06-26 08:03:34 AM  
Sweet, sweet, girl - American chain restaurants are not about finding authenticity, they're about finding a marketing hook. Do you think that the Olive Garden is authentic Italian food, or Bugaboo Creek is authentic Canadian food? (I don't even know what that means, btw), or that P.F. Chang's is authentic Chinese food? or Chevy's is authentic Mexican food? This is all just marketing spin, honey. If you think any differently, you're completely delusional.
 
2013-06-26 08:04:47 AM  

maddermaxx: steerforth: maddermaxx: steerforth: I submitted a headline about a hot red-head going down, but there was no side of fries so this is what we're stuck with, I reckon.

I submitted one about us changing our ruddy PM again. Race you to the Green.

Saw that one. Not bad, but cunnilingus jokes have a good strike rate on Fark for some reason.

Like the leadership change, it's not necessarily about winning or losing, but it's about how hard they go down.

/hoping for a soft landing.


We've got KRudd vs. the Mad Monk. Suddenly my taste for oral pleasure has dissipated.

Think I'll go and drink my own piss.
 
2013-06-26 08:05:31 AM  

Macular Degenerate: Sweet, sweet, girl - American chain restaurants are not about finding authenticity, they're about finding a marketing hook. Do you think that the Olive Garden is authentic Italian food, or Bugaboo Creek is authentic Canadian food? (I don't even know what that means, btw), or that P.F. Chang's is authentic Chinese food? or Chevy's is authentic Mexican food? This is all just marketing spin, honey. If you think any differently, you're completely delusional.


Are you trying to tell me that Long John Silver's isn't pirate food?
 
2013-06-26 08:06:11 AM  

eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?

Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.


Could be that the" husband" is merely the "man" in the lesbian relationship. Like Ellen is to Portia.  Or it could be a fake marriage helping her get her green card.
 
2013-06-26 08:06:42 AM  
Do they play knifey-spoony?
 
2013-06-26 08:08:41 AM  

Dahnkster: [mw2.google.com image 500x375]

How's the serenity? Tell 'em they're dreamin'.

[and other posts]

So much win.
 
2013-06-26 08:09:21 AM  
FTFA:many Australians are quite cheerful about their status as the funny drunk uncle of the world

There are worse reputations to have....like here, where to most of the world we're known as the wife beating drunk father with a belt.

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2013-06-26 08:12:51 AM  

Shostie: 1) Does anyone actually think Outback Steakhouse is Australian cuisine?


Dominos pizza in NYC.

Your argument is invalid.
 
2013-06-26 08:13:23 AM  
If there's one thing I can't stand, it's emigrants. Rats! Leaving the country - always the same places, isn't it? Former British colonies, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, United States of America. Rats! Emigrants, emigrating. Going over there, having sex with their women. Taking their money and skills. Emigrants.
 
2013-06-26 08:13:43 AM  
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2013-06-26 08:15:45 AM  
Australia is where everything terrible in this world finally ends up, kind of like a grease trap for the planet. It exists solely so that anyone with any interest in good taste or decorum can observe what is common there and avoid those factors in their life. Knowing that, quite why anyone would consume anything that originates there is beyond my comprehension, that is exactly the same as choosing to punch yourself in the testicles because it was explained that it will be detrimental to you.
 
2013-06-26 08:16:44 AM  

lumiere: maddermaxx: Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

Just FYI.

Pffft, like VB is any better. My Australian buddy prefers Corona down under (and that's not saying much).

steerforth: lumiere: Dingfod: Too bad for her that Outback Steakhouse has invaded Australia. There are six locations in New South Wales, Sydney area.  http://www.outback.com/internationallocations/int_australia.aspx

I ate at the Outback Steakhouse in Sydney simply out of curiosity since my Aussie friend (from Newcastle area) had been to the US before and we both wanted to compare the two.  I've long known the Outback was American because their burgers have neither beets nor eggs nor any true Aussie touches to the food on the menu (ex. complete lack of meat pies or calling chips fries and not having more authentic fish options).  But having tasted the steak over there, I'd have to say the meat was of a better quality in Australia.

I much preferred Hog's Breath Cafe when we couldn't find a more local, non-chain restaurant to eat at (given we drove all the way from Melbourne to Cairns over the period of a month).

Tinned pineapple rings also conspicuously absent?

Can't say I tried the tinned pineapple rings.

On that note:

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Aussie burgers have tinned beetroot, Aussie burgers-with-the-lot have have bacon and egg, but the one with the tinned pineapple ring is called a Hawaiian. I once had one on a school trip to the Big Pineapple in Nambour.

Ha ha. Queensland. Coonts.
 
2013-06-26 08:27:11 AM  
Shostie:
2) Is Australian cuisine substantially different than UK cuisine?

Australian cuisine is normally delivered through a hose from an upside-down keg.

/a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit
 
2013-06-26 08:27:12 AM  
And I guess there's no Kingdom of Burgers where citizens feast on Whoppers and Jack in the Box really doesn't manage a fast food corporation while dealing with his genetic abnormality.
Just glad there's an Olive Garden somewhere in Tuscany.
 
2013-06-26 08:33:51 AM  

steerforth: lumiere: maddermaxx: Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

Just FYI.

Pffft, like VB is any better. My Australian buddy prefers Corona down under (and that's not saying much).

steerforth: lumiere: Dingfod: Too bad for her that Outback Steakhouse has invaded Australia. There are six locations in New South Wales, Sydney area.  http://www.outback.com/internationallocations/int_australia.aspx

I ate at the Outback Steakhouse in Sydney simply out of curiosity since my Aussie friend (from Newcastle area) had been to the US before and we both wanted to compare the two.  I've long known the Outback was American because their burgers have neither beets nor eggs nor any true Aussie touches to the food on the menu (ex. complete lack of meat pies or calling chips fries and not having more authentic fish options).  But having tasted the steak over there, I'd have to say the meat was of a better quality in Australia.

I much preferred Hog's Breath Cafe when we couldn't find a more local, non-chain restaurant to eat at (given we drove all the way from Melbourne to Cairns over the period of a month).

Tinned pineapple rings also conspicuously absent?

Can't say I tried the tinned pineapple rings.

On that note:

[i.imgur.com image 696x695]

Aussie burgers have tinned beetroot, Aussie burgers-with-the-lot have have bacon and egg, but the one with the tinned pineapple ring is called a Hawaiian. I once had one on a school trip to the Big Pineapple in Nambour.

Ha ha. Queensland. Coonts.


Hey now, Queensland won the State of Origin and the Prime Ministership tonight, don't be jelous because we're winners :P
 
2013-06-26 08:34:24 AM  
People who knock Outback need to get the proper perspective... it's a family restaurant that still is doing good business in a world of increasingly cheap terrible terrible food. Do you want all "American" restaurants to be TGI Fridays, and Applebees where the meats are precooked, and depend on salt to make your meal palatable?

Sadly, mid tier higher quality family restaurants have been  succumbing to price pressures for years, opting for smaller portions, and cheaper cuts of meat.  The Outback of the early 90's/ late 80's was far superior in meat quality and portion. Even Outback's salad portions and quality have been reduced.
I don't consider Outback anything sacred... there are plenty of places that are better and of course is a wide array of restaurants that are fantastically better. But I plead as a middle class parent with limited family choices, please help preserve multiple tiers in family restaurants. Don't let all restaurants turn into shaitty TGIF, Applebees, or Chili's.

/really really really hate most "stuff on the walls" places.
 
2013-06-26 08:35:59 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: And I guess there's no Kingdom of Burgers where citizens feast on Whoppers and Jack in the Box really doesn't manage a fast food corporation while dealing with his genetic abnormality.
Just glad there's an Olive Garden somewhere in Tuscany.


Well, the Australian arm of Burger King is called Hungry Jacks.... take that how you will.
 
2013-06-26 08:36:05 AM  
The urban legend I once heard that the Outback name comes from the founders discussing the idea of opening a steakhouse restaurant "outback in their yards ".

Been to Austria saw where they film they the Sound of Music.
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2013-06-26 08:36:26 AM  
When I want an authentic Australian-themed restaurant, I look for one staffed solely by the stolen children of aborigines.
 
2013-06-26 08:38:05 AM  
I wanna cash in on this whole "I'm outraged!" fad. What are some good, trivial things to be outraged about?
 
2013-06-26 08:39:10 AM  
I remember looking for parking at an Outback one time. As I pulled around the back of the establishment I noticed a six foot tall pallet of steaks that appeared to have been sitting outside for long enough to have ooze running down the sides. I haven't returned.
 
2013-06-26 08:39:37 AM  

Rapmaster2000: My favorite restaurants never get more than 3.


Why don't you just make 3 the top rating?
 
2013-06-26 08:39:39 AM  
Has her country apologized for bringing Hitler into the world? No? Well then she can just STFUAGBTW.
 
2013-06-26 08:40:17 AM  

WhippingBoy: I wanna cash in on this whole "I'm outraged!" fad. What are some good, trivial things to be outraged about?


Why are there no Irish restaurants?  Every place that's "Irish" has to be a pub.  It's just so.......awesome.
 
2013-06-26 08:40:54 AM  

WhippingBoy: I wanna cash in on this whole "I'm outraged!" fad. What are some good, trivial things to be outraged about?


You could try being outraged about other people being outraged.
 
2013-06-26 08:40:59 AM  
"Baby, I love you so much, Imma take you to Outback and you can get the big steak."
--Smoove B, Professor of Relationship Communications, Cincinnati Learning Annex
 
2013-06-26 08:42:12 AM  

finnished: Rapmaster2000: My favorite restaurants never get more than 3.

Why don't you just make 3 the top rating?


LOL. I meant in the critic ratings.  If I had the money to go to a 5 then that would probably be my favorite.
 
2013-06-26 08:42:52 AM  

maddermaxx: steerforth: lumiere: maddermaxx: Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

Just FYI.

Pffft, like VB is any better. My Australian buddy prefers Corona down under (and that's not saying much).

steerforth: lumiere: Dingfod: Too bad for her that Outback Steakhouse has invaded Australia. There are six locations in New South Wales, Sydney area.  http://www.outback.com/internationallocations/int_australia.aspx

I ate at the Outback Steakhouse in Sydney simply out of curiosity since my Aussie friend (from Newcastle area) had been to the US before and we both wanted to compare the two.  I've long known the Outback was American because their burgers have neither beets nor eggs nor any true Aussie touches to the food on the menu (ex. complete lack of meat pies or calling chips fries and not having more authentic fish options).  But having tasted the steak over there, I'd have to say the meat was of a better quality in Australia.

I much preferred Hog's Breath Cafe when we couldn't find a more local, non-chain restaurant to eat at (given we drove all the way from Melbourne to Cairns over the period of a month).

Tinned pineapple rings also conspicuously absent?

Can't say I tried the tinned pineapple rings.

On that note:

[i.imgur.com image 696x695]

Aussie burgers have tinned beetroot, Aussie burgers-with-the-lot have have bacon and egg, but the one with the tinned pineapple ring is called a Hawaiian. I once had one on a school trip to the Big Pineapple in Nambour.

Ha ha. Queensland. Coonts.

Hey now, Queensland won the State of Origin and the Prime Ministership tonight, don't be jelous because we're winners :P


I spent 14 years in Queensland, some of which was under Joh B-P. As I said, coonts.

Kev's on. Being nice to Jules and Wayne. Farking over Tony Abbott. Woo hoo!
 
2013-06-26 08:44:11 AM  

The Muthaship: WhippingBoy: I wanna cash in on this whole "I'm outraged!" fad. What are some good, trivial things to be outraged about?

Why are there no Irish restaurants?  Every place that's "Irish" has to be a pub.  It's just so.......awesome.


Here's something.  I'm going to a happy hour at an Irish-Australian pub after work today.  The beers are paid for by sales engineering so I don't care what it is.
 
2013-06-26 08:44:32 AM  

steerforth: lumiere: maddermaxx: Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

...

Aussie burgers have tinned beetroot, Aussie burgers-with-the-lot have have bacon and egg, but the one with the tinned pineapple ring is called a Hawaiian. I once had one on a school trip to the Big Pineapple in Nambour.

Ha ha. Queensland. Coonts.


Given I was coming from the US and we throw bacon on everything, the beetroot and eggs stood out more, but I hadn't seen the "Hawaiian Burger".

maddermaxx: steerforth: lumiere: maddermaxx: Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

...

Hey now, Queensland won the State of Origin and the Prime Ministership tonight, don't be jelous because we're winners :P


Don't start me on the State of Origin. I went to boarding school in the Arabian Gulf with a Queensland "toad" and a NSW "cockroach" and was lucky to see them both on my trip. A Maori lady gave me this Maroon bumper sticker to stick on my NSW friend's car. I didn't have the heart to do that, so I kept it as a souvenir instead...

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/I hope I'm not thread jacking, the above is completely in response to the State of Origins rivalry
 
2013-06-26 08:46:07 AM  

The Muthaship: WhippingBoy: I wanna cash in on this whole "I'm outraged!" fad. What are some good, trivial things to be outraged about?

Why are there no Irish restaurants?  Every place that's "Irish" has to be a pub.  It's just so.......awesome.


I thought all the Irish did was drink. I didn't realize they even had the concept of "food".
 
2013-06-26 08:47:01 AM  
What do they call French dressing in France?

"WTF is this shiat?!"
 
2013-06-26 08:47:52 AM  

YoOjo: Australia is where everything terrible in this world finally ends up, kind of like a grease trap for the planet. It exists solely so that anyone with any interest in good taste or decorum can observe what is common there and avoid those factors in their life. Knowing that, quite why anyone would consume anything that originates there is beyond my comprehension, that is exactly the same as choosing to punch yourself in the testicles because it was explained that it will be detrimental to you.


Wow.....it sounds a lot like Florida.
 
2013-06-26 08:48:54 AM  
Wait... is Outback actually advertised as featuring Australian cuisine?

I always thought it was an Australian-themed restaurant serving American cuisine... I figured this was their whole marketing spiel and everyone knew this.

If that's the case - where the hell did this idiot get the idea that the cuisine is Australian?


Also, the author of this article has some amazing underlying cultural issues... IMO it's filled with misconceptions, then they have the audacity to insinuate (in an article linked from this one) that American cuisine is not really any more diverse or unique than Australian cuisine.

Hell my state alone, Louisiana, has more cultured cuisine than most first-world countries and it represents just a portion of American cuisine.


And calorie counting at Outback... rofl
 
2013-06-26 08:49:35 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm going to a happy hour at an Irish-Australian pub after work today.


I'm guessing there's at least a 10 drink minimum?

WhippingBoy: I thought all the Irish did was drink. I didn't realize they even had the concept of "food".

You have to be drunk to eat Irish food.
 
2013-06-26 08:50:09 AM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
`There's a chic new Canadian restaurant. They clean the fish at your table.'

I AM INSULTED, EH!!!
 
2013-06-26 08:53:13 AM  
An immigrant from Australia?  How rare is that.  Most of the first generation immigrants I know are from the Middle East, Asia, and of course Mexico/South America.
 
2013-06-26 08:55:59 AM  
but where can I get fried dropbear?
 
2013-06-26 08:56:52 AM  

Rapmaster2000: As someone who spends many nights in business hotels on the edge of suburban tech parks, I don't mind Outback at all and I'm not a chain person.  They make steaks and potatoes.  You can't mess those up (to a point).  Sometimes you get off the plane and all you can think is "where is the hotel and where can we eat."  Outback is a welcome sight in that situation.

/not the best endorsement i realize


Do you also think a McRib is a good representative of ribs?  You can most certainly, by God, screw up steaks.  In fact, it's damned easy.  I rarely eat steak out at a restaurant, because for the price I can buy a really nice one and cook it the right way, rather than dropping $20-$30 for some shoe leather.

/Outback is better than Ruby Tuesdays, but that's about all the praise I can offer it
//Chain restaurants are pretty much poo
 
2013-06-26 08:59:25 AM  
She liked the way every dish tasted, but she gave the restaurant one star.  What a coont.
 
2013-06-26 09:03:52 AM  

tacos4jesus: Rapmaster2000: As someone who spends many nights in business hotels on the edge of suburban tech parks, I don't mind Outback at all and I'm not a chain person.  They make steaks and potatoes.  You can't mess those up (to a point).  Sometimes you get off the plane and all you can think is "where is the hotel and where can we eat."  Outback is a welcome sight in that situation.

/not the best endorsement i realize

Do you also think a McRib is a good representative of ribs?  You can most certainly, by God, screw up steaks.  In fact, it's damned easy.  I rarely eat steak out at a restaurant, because for the price I can buy a really nice one and cook it the right way, rather than dropping $20-$30 for some shoe leather.

/Outback is better than Ruby Tuesdays, but that's about all the praise I can offer it
//Chain restaurants are pretty much poo


I think you're wrong.  Let me give you my technique.  I turn mine about six times and poke holes in it to make sure it's well done.  Then I top it with Hunt's ketchup.  You've got to use Hunt's to bring out the true steak flavor.  I pair it with baked tater tots and serve with a tall glass of Mountain Dew and Dewar's to wash it down.
 
2013-06-26 09:06:01 AM  

hasty ambush: eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?

Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.

Could be that the" husband" is merely the "man" in the lesbian relationship. Like Ellen is to Portia.  Or it could be a fake marriage helping her get her green card.


*sigh*

I take it you don't interact with many LBG people. In a lesbian marriage, both women are referred to as a "wife".

Additionally, FTA, there's this: "my American husband beamed as he watched me". So, she's definitely married to a guy.

And you are an asshole for assuming that, because she counts calories at the restaurants that she reviews, she must be a secret lesbian. It is not uncommon for a restaurant review to include the calories you will consume if you decide to eat at that restaurant. More to the point, and this may come as a shock to you, but some people do things differently than you. That doesn't mean they should have every motive questioned.

You are also an asshole for the phrase "high pitched sniveling". First, it is a written article; it is impossible to tell pitch from words. Hence, the existence of Poe's Law. Second, most of the biatching in the article is defensiveness about having to deal with twenty years of being assaulted by bullshiat stereotypes, which is entirely relevant considering the restaurant she was in was built around those same stereotypes.
 
2013-06-26 09:07:48 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I think you're wrong.  Let me give you my technique.  I turn mine about six times and poke holes in it to make sure it's well done.  Then I top it with Hunt's ketchup.  You've got to use Hunt's to bring out the true steak flavor.  I pair it with baked tater tots and serve with a tall glass of Mountain Dew and Dewar's to wash it down.


You need to write a cookbook.
 
2013-06-26 09:09:24 AM  

MBooda: Shostie:
2) Is Australian cuisine substantially different than UK cuisine?

Australian cuisine is normally delivered through a hose from an upside-down keg.

/a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit


It really opens up the sluices at both ends.
 
2013-06-26 09:10:38 AM  

eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?

Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.

Could be that the" husband" is merely the "man" in the lesbian relationship. Like Ellen is to Portia.  Or it could be a fake marriage helping her get her green card.

*sigh*

I take it you don't interact with many LBG people. In a lesbian marriage, both women are referred to as a "wife".

Additionally, FTA, there's this: "my American husband beamed as he watched me". So, she's definitely married to a guy.

And you are an asshole for assuming that, because she counts calories at the restaurants that she reviews, she must be a secret lesbian. It is not uncommon for a restaurant review to include the calories you will consume if you decide to eat at that restaurant. More to the point, and this may come as a shock to you, but some people do things differently than you. That doesn't mean they should have every motive questioned.

You are also an asshole for the phrase "high pitched sniveling". First, it is a written article; it is impossible to tell pitch from words. Hence, the existence of Poe's Law. Second, most of the biatching in the article is defensiveness about having to deal with twenty years of being assaulted by bullshiat stereotypes, which is entirely relevant considering the restaurant she was in was built around those same stereotypes.


Panties in a wad this morning or just riding up?
 
2013-06-26 09:10:55 AM  

lumiere: steerforth: lumiere: maddermaxx: 

Don't start me on the State of Origin. I went to boarding school in the Arabian Gulf with a Queensland "toad" and a NSW "cockroach" and was lucky to see them both on my trip. A Maori lady gave me this Maroon bumper sticker to stick on my NSW friend's car. I didn't have the heart to do that, so I kept it as a souvenir instead...

[img853.imageshack.us image 850x637]

/I hope I'm not thread jacking, the above is completely in response to the State of Origins rivalry


That Maori lady was making an existential point about the idiocy of NSW/QLD rivalry in such a miserable game as rugby league, especially when compared to the glory that is rugby union, to which God Almighty himself, hallowed be his non-existent name, has given his blessing.

In the name of the father, the son and Richie McCaw. Amen.
 
2013-06-26 09:13:31 AM  
One day, scientists will isolate the gene that makes some people white knight sh*tty chain restaurants on internet message boards.
 
2013-06-26 09:13:53 AM  
I'll say one thing, the author of the article is certainly doing a good job to challenge the stereotype that Australians are cool people.
 
2013-06-26 09:15:37 AM  
i149.photobucket.com
Me? A nationalistic stereotype? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit!
 
2013-06-26 09:15:42 AM  

sigdiamond2000: One day, scientists will isolate the gene that makes some people white knight sh*tty chain restaurants on internet message boards.


I think it's called "Being from the midwest"
 
2013-06-26 09:18:29 AM  
...Well, you can live on it, but it tastes like shiat.
 
2013-06-26 09:24:17 AM  

elkboy: Next you'll tell me that Planet Hollywood doesn't really serve authentic Hollywood food.


And Girl Scout cookies aren't really made of Girl Scouts!
 
2013-06-26 09:30:39 AM  

sigdiamond2000: One day, scientists will isolate the gene that makes some people white knight sh*tty chain restaurants on internet message boards.


It's the THTTC (Tease Humorless Twats until They Cry) gene, which is in the  MTF (Mister Troll Face) gene family.  MTF is, of course, part of the IUP (I Understand Perspective) gene superfamily.
 
2013-06-26 09:30:53 AM  

hasty ambush: eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?

Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.

Could be that the" husband" is merely the "man" in the lesbian relationship. Like Ellen is to Portia.  Or it could be a fake marriage helping her get her green card.

*sigh*

I take it you don't interact with many LBG people. In a lesbian marriage, both women are referred to as a "wife".

Additionally, FTA, there's this: "my American husband beamed as he watched me". So, she's definitely married to a guy.

And you are an asshole for assuming that, because she counts calories at the restaurants that she reviews, she must be a secret lesbian. It is not uncommon for a restaurant review to include the calories you will consume if you decide to eat at that restaurant. More to the point, and this may come as a shock to you, but some people do things differently than you. That doesn't mean they should have every motive questioned.

You are also an asshole for the phrase "high pitched sniveling". First, it is a written article; it is impossible to tell pitch from words. Hence, the existence of Poe's Law. Second, most of the biatching in the article is defensiveness about having to deal with twenty years of being assaulted by bullshiat stereotypes, which is entirely relevant considering the restaurant she was in was built around those same stereotypes.

Panties in a wad this morning or just riding up?


Your ignorance is infuriating. You are bad and you should feel bad, asshole.
 
2013-06-26 09:34:25 AM  
As a yank living in Oz, I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-06-26 09:37:20 AM  

oldfarthenry: [i149.photobucket.com image 500x375]
Me? A nationalistic stereotype? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit!


Real funny. That guys is most likely six feet under by now.

/better make it eight feet
 
2013-06-26 09:37:36 AM  

The Muthaship: I don't think I have ever heard of Australian food.


As an Australian, this is a reasonable comment. Most Australians hadn't heard of Australian food until the 90's either. Our food was very much of the boring English style for the most part until the 1960s when European-style delicatessan grocery stores and products introduced by eastern European and Mediterranean immigrants became more widespread. Right through into the 80s about the most exotic widely available 'foreign' food was a relatively corrupted and westernized Chinese restaurant in most suburbs.

And then, wow. Indian, Thai, gourmet pizza/burger innovations popped up all over. And simultaneously, our interest in the flavours of the world was matched by our newly discovered enthusiasm for some amazing local ingredients. I've eaten kangaroo and emu on many occasion (koala is inedible I'm told) whereas my Australian-born grandparents would have died without ever tasting these - kangaroo is fantastic meat which was for decades regarded as only pet food by everyone except traditional Aborigines. Within 60 miles of my house are farms growing beef, lamb, venison, chicken, turkey, camel, goat, and a bunch more. It's pretty fresh by the time it's at the restaurant.

Combine this with the revolution in Australian beer of a decade ago and the end result is that you can get a very reasonably priced meal combining some decent local ingredients and influenced by flavours from Europe and Asia (sometimes in the same dish) at a suburban pub washed down with a good ale or a local wine all over this wide brown land of ours. Burgers are generally fat and include beetroot and egg but also a fancy chutney or some exotic salads, steaks are generally local and cooked by someone who knows what they're doing, there'll be some chicken and lamb dishes and some places will do seafood (and you'll never see the word 'shrimp' anywhere).

Forget the Outback Steakhouse, just find a pub which looks fairly clean and has a menu in the window and you'll be well looked after and the food will be guaranteed to be more interesting and diverse and better value.

I don't think I've ever seen emu on a menu though. But you will find it in the right butcher's shop and it goes well on a barbecue.
 
2013-06-26 09:39:02 AM  

eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?

Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.

Could be that the" husband" is merely the "man" in the lesbian relationship. Like Ellen is to Portia.  Or it could be a fake marriage helping her get her green card.

*sigh*

I take it you don't interact with many LBG people. In a lesbian marriage, both women are referred to as a "wife".

Additionally, FTA, there's this: "my American husband beamed as he watched me". So, she's definitely married to a guy.

And you are an asshole for assuming that, because she counts calories at the restaurants that she reviews, she must be a secret lesbian. It is not uncommon for a restaurant review to include the calories you will consume if you decide to eat at that restaurant. More to the point, and this may come as a shock to you, but some people do things differently than you. That doesn't mean they should have every motive questioned.

You are also an asshole for the phrase "high pitched sniveling". First, it is a written article; it is impossible to tell pitch from words. Hence, the existence of Poe's Law. Second, most of the biatching in the article is defensiveness about having to deal with twenty years of being assaulted by bullshiat stereotypes, which is entirely relevant considering the restaurant she was in was built around those same stereotypes.




Outback is gay and being repressed.
 
2013-06-26 09:49:24 AM  
FTA:

Given that I blame Crocodile Dundee and its Outback-flavored aftermath for ruining my adolescence.

So Paul Hogan came in her mouth?
 
2013-06-26 09:51:34 AM  
Considering there are grown-ass people that still can't differentiate between an actor and the role they play, yeah, I believe there's plenty of farkheads that think elements of Outback's menu are Australian.
 
2013-06-26 09:54:08 AM  
We'll apologize for Outback Steakhouse as soon as we get an apology for Yahoo Serious and The Wiggles.
 
2013-06-26 09:54:12 AM  

Shostie: 1) Does anyone actually think Outback Steakhouse is Australian cuisine?

2) Is Australian cuisine substantially different than UK cuisine?


1) Yes. There are a lot of idiots in this world.

2) Yes. Substantially.

3) Outback Steakhouse tastes like salt. That is all.
 
2013-06-26 09:55:44 AM  

tillerman35: "Baby, I love you so much, Imma take you to Outback and you can get the big steak."
--Smoove B, Professor of Relationship Communications, Cincinnati Learning Annex

When we are through with the lovemaking aspect of our romantic evening together, I will still continue to attend to your needs. If you wish a grape to be placed in your mouth, I will place one there. It does not matter whether you want a purple grape or a white grape, as I will supply myself with grapes of both colors.


-god I miss Smoove B
 
2013-06-26 09:56:53 AM  
We have an American-style steakhouse in my town with terrible  country music and the waiters are required to cowboy outfits. It's meal are written out in that texas drawl and arecaricatures of american things.
 
2013-06-26 09:59:42 AM  
farm4.staticflickr.com
Here's your tin of "outback steak", mate.
Need an opener (like a bloody Sheila) - or will you open it with your buck knife?
 
2013-06-26 10:07:20 AM  
I like to think the whole Outback Steakhouse concept is in some small way payback for this atrocity.

farm4.staticflickr.com

And now, the TV ad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJP4mn6SD8
 
2013-06-26 10:08:51 AM  

WhippingBoy: We'll apologize for Outback Steakhouse as soon as we get an apology for Yahoo Serious and The Wiggles.


Yeah fair enough. Just be thankful that you've never experienced some of the other details of our popular culture which never made it that far.  The Wiggles for example morphed out of an 80s pop band called the Cockroaches and just be glad you only experienced their later incarnation.

To be honest I didn't know Outback Steakhouse was American until I read this article. I've eaten at one and will not be going back as it just doesn't compare with many other places serving similar meals (although perhaps with more of a focus on quality over quantity) at cheaper prices.  Most of the locals around here have presumed that Outback Steakhouse is a rip-off of the 20-year-established Hogs Breath restaurants found in most Australian cities and although they're not the best they're a lot better than Outback Steakhouse.  They probably have helped influence suburban pubs to lift their game in the cuisine department it must be said.
 
2013-06-26 10:09:58 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Has her country apologized for bringing Hitler into the world? No? Well then she can just STFUAGBTW.


Her last name is Fishbein. I doubt very much that she enjoys anything Hitler.

/yes, I know you were trolling the Austria/Australia thing.
 
2013-06-26 10:12:59 AM  

MadSkillz: /yes, I know you were trolling the Austria/Australia thing.


It's good that you pointed that out because I don't think anyone else got it.
 
2013-06-26 10:13:17 AM  
FTA: Still, it's hard to argue with a $20 filet that's as big as your head. and (about the pasta) I felt like death for hours afterward (and I ate a total of perhaps three or four mouthfuls).

That must be one tiny woman that's used to eating forms of leaves and plankton. The $20 filet is 6 ounces. Not a size I would liken to a human head.
 
2013-06-26 10:14:00 AM  

andrewmoriarty: We have an American-style steakhouse in my town with terrible  country music and the waiters are required to cowboy outfits. It's meal are written out in that texas drawl and arecaricatures of american things.


As an aside, why do so many farkers use worthless descriptors like "my town" or "where I'm from" as though the rest of us just can't wait to try to dig through their profile in order to provide some context for their point?
 
2013-06-26 10:15:17 AM  
"Shrimp on the Barbie" was not an invention of Outback.    She should blame her own farking country's tourism propaganda.   The phrase came from a Paul Hogan led commercial for Australian tourism which ended with him holding a lobster and offering to "Put another shrimp on the barbie for you."
 
2013-06-26 10:15:41 AM  

MadSkillz: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Has her country apologized for bringing Hitler into the world? No? Well then she can just STFUAGBTW.

Her last name is Fishbein. I doubt very much that she enjoys anything Hitler.

/yes, I know you were trolling the Austria/Australia thing.


The photographer yes, the author of the article, no so much.
 
2013-06-26 10:21:37 AM  

Matthew Keene: I like to think the whole Outback Steakhouse concept is in some small way payback for this atrocity.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 427x640]

And now, the TV ad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJP4mn6SD8




That's all kinds of awesome.

/thought it was spray paint at first.
//even funnier that way
 
2013-06-26 10:22:56 AM  

juvandy: As a yank living in Oz, I'm getting a kick...


I was the same, back in the US now.  Spent a year in Sydney, a year in Brisbane.  Brisbane is better.
 
2013-06-26 10:26:17 AM  

WhippingBoy: We'll apologize for Outback Steakhouse as soon as we get an apology for Yahoo Serious and The Wiggles.


Excuse me, but we will never apologise for the Wiggles. They have only brought laughter, joy and hot potatoes to the children of this world. And while we here in the antipodes understand that Dorothy the Dinosaur is a fictional character brought to life by a person wearing a large, furry, purple, evil-smelling costume, we hear that in the US, Dorothy and her brethren are often to be seen being ridden by Jesus.

Dinosaurs being ridden by Jesus is of course a great big load of Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo. Perhaps you should consider that, Mr WhippingBoy, before you dungle your wobble and knicker your bock. Toot toot.
 
2013-06-26 10:34:50 AM  

rnatalie: "Shrimp on the Barbie" was not an invention of Outback.    She should blame her own farking country's tourism propaganda.   The phrase came from a Paul Hogan led commercial for Australian tourism which ended with him holding a lobster and offering to "Put another shrimp on the barbie for you."


It wasn't a lobster, you silly twat, it was a large prawn. It was called a "shrimp" because apparently Americans were considered too stupid at the time to accept the possibility that there might be another word out there for this particular type of crustacean.

That you don't know that everyone else knows about the Paul Hogan commercials just goes to show that the ad people thinking Americans were retarded were perhaps correct.
 
2013-06-26 11:06:50 AM  
Yeah! America loves food and accents.  Moving along now.
 
2013-06-26 11:12:49 AM  
Rapmaster2000  As someone who spends many nights in business hotels on the edge of suburban tech parks, I don't mind Outback at all and I'm not a chain person

You sound like Tyler Durden.
 
2013-06-26 11:19:28 AM  

eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: eldritch2k4: hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?

Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.

Could be that the" husband" is merely the "man" in the lesbian relationship. Like Ellen is to Portia.  Or it could be a fake marriage helping her get her green card.

*sigh*

I take it you don't interact with many LBG people. In a lesbian marriage, both women are referred to as a "wife".

Additionally, FTA, there's this: "my American husband beamed as he watched me". So, she's definitely married to a guy.

And you are an asshole for assuming that, because she counts calories at the restaurants that she reviews, she must be a secret lesbian. It is not uncommon for a restaurant review to include the calories you will consume if you decide to eat at that restaurant. More to the point, and this may come as a shock to you, but some people do things differently than you. That doesn't mean they should have every motive questioned.

You are also an asshole for the phrase "high pitched sniveling". First, it is a written article; it is impossible to tell pitch from words. Hence, the existence of Poe's Law. Second, most of the biatching in the article is defensiveness about having to deal with twenty years of being assaulted by bullshiat stereotypes, which is entirely relevant considering the restaurant she was in was built around those same stereotypes.

Panties in a wad this morning or just riding up?

Your ignorance is infuriating. You are bad and you should feel bad, asshole.




And yet strangely I don't, imagine that. Maybe taking some Midol will improve your disposition.

/BTW I thought articles could have a "tone."
 
2013-06-26 11:23:58 AM  
 What exactly is Australian cuisine?
 
2013-06-26 11:28:50 AM  

bratface: What exactly is Australian cuisine?


resources1.news.com.au
 
2013-06-26 11:51:49 AM  
Authentic Australian cuisine...let's see...uh, ANZAC cakes, damper and meat-pies? Yup. Substantially different from food un the UK.
 
2013-06-26 11:52:06 AM  
Australian cuisine: You can live on it, but it tastes like shiat
 
2013-06-26 11:53:17 AM  
 
2013-06-26 12:10:42 PM  
I will say that "barbie" in Australia (and NZ) is not what I expected. In parts of North America, "barbecuing" is grilling either over gas or coals, and in other parts it is very slow roasting in a coal pit, and most would agree that the latter is true barbecue. I had the latter in Australia, but it was simply called a pig roast, and the "barbie" turns out to be a steel plate griddle with grease channels in it placed over coals or gas rather than a grill, so things are pretty much fried on it.

Also, it seems that you CANNOT serve any piece of meat in Australia unless it is also accompanied by a sausage of mysterious origin.

Delicious sticky date pudding and horrid farking musk-flavoured farking candy are other distinctly Australian food items. I really want to know why Australians think men's cologne makes a good flavour.
 
2013-06-26 12:13:34 PM  
http://www.aussieproducts.com/

Cool place in San Jose.  They carry Tim Tams and Vegemite.
 
2013-06-26 12:31:52 PM  
"The puce-colored sauce  was salty and slutty and gross ..."

Whoa! Are we talking about Outback, or Subby's mom?
 
2013-06-26 12:35:16 PM  

Dheiner: She liked the way every dish tasted, but she gave the restaurant one star.  What a coont.


I don't think you understand how restaurant critics work. Also, if you notice, she said the pasta made her feel ill, the steak tasted "like misery" and even though she only had about three bites of everything, she still ended up with over 1000 calories.

And yeah, I always thought that Outback was more of a marketing gimmick than anything, but I didn't realize it was quite so crassly commercial as the history she lays out. I seriously thought that Australians would have some sort of hamburger/steak/french fries common background with the US, even if they did it differently. There's lots of cattle ranching and the like in Australia, isn't there? Do they have potatoes? I figured there would've been more similarities.
 
2013-06-26 12:45:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: finnished: Rapmaster2000: My favorite restaurants never get more than 3.

Why don't you just make 3 the top rating?

LOL. I meant in the critic ratings.  If I had the money to go to a 5 then that would probably be my favorite.


Duh, that does make more sense. Although I couldn't resist posting the movie reference.
 
2013-06-26 12:45:54 PM  
eldritch2k4:

...And you are an asshole for assuming that, because she counts calories at the restaurants that she reviews, she must be a secret lesbian.

Can't be  Lesbians are fat.
 
2013-06-26 12:57:29 PM  

finnished: Rapmaster2000: My favorite restaurants never get more than 3.

Why don't you just make 3 the top rating?


Because Nigel Tufnel will come along and make 4 the top rating!
blogs.laweekly.com
 
2013-06-26 01:21:50 PM  

Aussie_As: The Muthaship: I don't think I have ever heard of Australian food.


...

1] You should never eat koala because of what they eat predominantly (eucalyptus).

2] I've eaten most of the stuff you listed in Australia, just wanted to add ostrich and emu to your list (had that in a pub in Melbourne).

3] You may have me blocked or perhaps not seen others already make mention of beets/beetroot on burgers.

4] I also already mentioned Hog's Breath Cafe as a better alternative and found them to be a safe choice when we showed up in small podunk towns where we didn't want to take a chance with the local cuisine.

5] I still think Australia developed it's own cuisine; i.e. changes in burgers, specialty meat pies and unique ways of preparing seafood. It's a new continent after all and these variations are huge given the short time span.
 
2013-06-26 01:26:09 PM  

lumiere: Aussie_As: The Muthaship: I don't think I have ever heard of Australian food.

...

1] You should never eat koala because of what they eat predominantly (eucalyptus).

2] I've eaten most of the stuff you listed in Australia, just wanted to add ostrich and emu to your list (had that in a pub in Melbourne).

3] You may have me blocked or perhaps not seen others already make mention of beets/beetroot on burgers.

4] I also already mentioned Hog's Breath Cafe as a better alternative and found them to be a safe choice when we showed up in small podunk towns where we didn't want to take a chance with the local cuisine.

5] I still think Australia developed it's own cuisine; i.e. changes in burgers, specialty meat pies and unique ways of preparing seafood. It's a new continent after all and these variations are huge given the short time span.


Sorry.  I did see the other post, and I appreciate the info.  I sort of meant that I've never heard it referred to as a genre like Mexican, Chinese, Indian, etc.  I imagine Australia has a ton of good food that's not available readily here in the states.  Maybe it will catch on some day and Australian restaurants will start popping up.
 
2013-06-26 01:51:00 PM  
Probably someone mentioned this already, but based on what my Australian friends said - all that stuff with wearing a bush hat, the "g'days", outback stuff, drinking a lot and the thick accent - it's call being a "bogen".

It's Australian for being redneck or white trash.

Anyhow that's what I heard.
 
2013-06-26 04:43:49 PM  
Be glad your country has a theme restaurant based on it.
 
2013-06-26 07:33:17 PM  
Outback Steakhouse is 100 percent American.

And Chinese food is not Chinese? Horrors!!

Next you'll be trashing italian food.

/who really gives a FARK?
 
2013-06-27 08:17:12 AM  

lumiere: Aussie_As: The Muthaship: I don't think I have ever heard of Australian food.

...

1] You should never eat koala because of what they eat predominantly (eucalyptus).

2] I've eaten most of the stuff you listed in Australia, just wanted to add ostrich and emu to your list (had that in a pub in Melbourne).

3] You may have me blocked or perhaps not seen others already make mention of beets/beetroot on burgers.

4] I also already mentioned Hog's Breath Cafe as a better alternative and found them to be a safe choice when we showed up in small podunk towns where we didn't want to take a chance with the local cuisine.

5] I still think Australia developed it's own cuisine; i.e. changes in burgers, specialty meat pies and unique ways of preparing seafood. It's a new continent after all and these variations are huge given the short time span.


Well very sorry if I didn't reference every single one of your references but if I repeated them it's simply because you're right. Get over yourself about my failure to reference your post. Who are you, Kevin Rudd?
 
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