Wednesday August 24, 2005
My mom's birthday, and faux-down-under
My mom turns 65 today, and she likes to treat herself to the local faux-down-under place, Outback Steakhouse
. As I have been repeatedly hammered with the knowledge from my Oz friends that "Paul Hogan does not represent us" and "Don't you dare order a beer beginning with F while here", I've also chuckled at my trips to "The Outback" when I visit my mom.
As if to pound the point home, the Wikipedia entry on the Outback Steakhouse currently contains this gem:
There are two franchises of Outback Steakhouse in greater Sydney, Australia, with a decor and menu almost identical to other branches around the world. Somewhat ironically, they provide locals with the opportunity to sample American cuisine not otherwise easily available in Australia.