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Thank you for these memories! When I was on the road with my good buddy Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, our treat to ourselves after a show was to go to Outback. I was a fan of ribeyes, porterhouse, and filets but would always get that Outback Special, the marinated sirloin. It was truly an incredibly delicious and tender steak and at such a great price. One of a kind perfection. And with a side of Aussie Chips and Caesar Salad, it remains as one of the greatest meals ever. Such a great atmosphere there too. I'm making a marinated Wagyu top sirloin with oven fries and Caesar Salad tonight in remembrance of those times.

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Thanks for sharing this. Reading it made me hungry. Your memories of the experience match mine perfectly. I haven't been to the Outback lately, but every time I went back in the day, I was never disappointed.

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May 17, 2023·edited May 17, 2023Liked by Retroist

As an Aussie, I find this fascinating! I’m sure it will come as no surprise that we don’t eat half this stuff. I don’t even know what a bloomin onion is. Sounds delicious whatever it is.

I remember we had an American themed steak house here at one stage. I remember the floor had peanut shells everywhere and every half an hour, all the waitresses would stop what they were doing and have a good old fashioned hoedown. You better believe I wanted to go there more than once.

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I love the idea that in Australia, a person could sit down in an over-the-top American-themed eatery. What I have always found interesting about the Outback Steakhouse is how easily we were all just accepted it. We have such positive associations with the country that of course they would have restaurants that serves massive portions of American style foods with Aussie names attached to them.

Now I could go for a Bloomin' Onion.

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Aug 22, 2023Liked by Retroist

Something quite ironic is that I got a lot of my knowledge of the US as a kid from Crocodile Dundee 1 and 2. Those movies went both ways for both countries! I like to think they played a part in our close alliance.

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Jul 2, 2023Liked by Retroist

Haha, that's a great story. Thanks for sharing.

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