Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

SO you know I have been living in Sydney for work over the last few months.

Living in a new city alone can be challenging and interesting. Today I am going to share with you an interesting evening from a few weeks ago.. Well it really is two evenings spaced a couple of weeks apart.

Night One
I ventured to an establishment in Darling Harbour in search of $5 pizzas and a decent beer. Having found said venue I found a seat on a table sharing bench seats with two guys at the other end. I find out one of them lives in the same apartment block as me.. odd.

So I ask, "where is a good spot to go for a quiet beer around here?"
"I own a bar" replies the other guy. odd.

So after Pizza and beers we head off to check out this guys bar. At this point I start thinking od Police Academy and the Blue Oyster bar:

Luckily the bar is nothing like that! Anyway I get told that the owner is good friends with a magician who drops in most nights for a beer or two. Ok no worries I think as I finish off another free drink.

On to Night Two

A couple of weeks later i am standing outside a noodle shop waiting for my vegeterian non meat fake chicken real vegie stir fry when the guy from downstairs walks past saying the magician would be at the bar and i should pop in.

So after the Tofu Chicken Real Vegie Stir fry with noodles (authenticity to be verified) i heade to the bar. Magician is there. After a few beers discussing the merits of palm reading and beer he suggests he will "do a few tricks". 4 hours later he is still going. i am drunk and it is past 1am.


I stagger home still trying to figure out how he could do some of the tricks. I still have not got it figured out. When Night Three occurs I will let you know!


Jayne said...

But but but...you didn't answer the most crucial thing!
What was the vegetarian pizza like and can you really get $5 pizzas in Sydney?

I was waiting for you to say the magician did a trick with ping pong balls...

dam buster said...

Alas Jayne I only had the Hawaiian and the margerita but both were good!
$5 pizzas at cargo restaurant in darling harbour on a thursday

Another option is the $15 pizza and a schooner at the Manly Wharf hotel on a Tuesday. They also have $15 specials from Mon-Thu there

Frisky Librarian said...

I'm also astounded you could get a cheap feed in Darling Harbour. Sorry, not the point I know....

dam buster said...

Yes FL it is astounding. I think that is the difference between visiting and living here. You do end up finding the gems amongst all the noise in places like Darling Harbour.

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