Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another Day Off in Sydney

Not much on the agenda today. Picked up my laundry from the fluff 'n fold a few blocks away, spent a little time at Starbucks, and hung out in my room catching up on stuff. Spragoo (the monitor engineer) called and asked if I wanted to go the Doyle's for dinner with him and a couple of other guys. Not the Doyle's here in the harbor area, but the original Doyle's At The Beach, over in Watson's Bay. It's about a 25-minute cab ride vs. a 5-minute walk, but it's the original.

I've never been before, but I've been told it's a bit of a roadie's paradise to hang out there during the day. Best seafood around, and they have lots of outdoor seating right on the beach. During the day, there are usually quite a few topless sunbathers right on the beach in front of the restaurant. And Lady Jane, Sydney's most popular nudist beach, is nearby.

You can find the menu for Doyle's At The Beach HERE.

The food was expensive, but terrific. Between the four of us – me, Spragoo, Robert (FOH Engineer) and Bob (audio tech) - we had several appetizers, 4 dinners, a cheese tray for dessert, lots of beer, 2 bottles of wine, and several glasses of port. The tab came to $528 AUD (about $465 USD) before tip. It was worth every cent.

A few photos shot from our table:

Back to the hotel around 10:00, with just enough time for a nightcap across the street at Jackson's.

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