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Regional specialties in Auckland and Melbourne

When visiting cities, I always enjoy visiting casual, not-fancy restaurants that specialize in regional favorites unavailable or uncommon in my neck of the woods. Some US examples are deep dish pizza in Chicago, chili in Cincinnati, coney islands in Detroit, hot browns in Kentucky, cheesesteaks in Philly. When visiting Auckland and Melbourne next year, what are some distinctive regional specialties analogous to the above, and where should I go to try them?
posted by eschatfische on Dec 2, 2014 - 15 answers

Recommendations for specific things on an ongoing Australian vacation.

Asking on behalf of (The Rt Hon.) MP, who currently has spotty internet access while he travels around Australia. Where are the best places to 1) see an improv comedy show in Sydney, 2) see a punk/hardcore show in Melbourne, 3) get to relatively quickly from either of those cities to be able to see the outback (as opposed to the bush, which has already been seen on this trip)? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 15, 2014 - 8 answers

To caulk or not to caulk?

In an Australian rental unit, how likely is it that our landlords will expect the caulking in the shower to be clean at move-out, and if they will, should we do the caulking ourselves to avoid paying a handyman for this simple but tedious and probably time-consuming job? [more inside]
posted by gingerest on Jun 15, 2014 - 13 answers

Coffee plunger in Melbourne?

I want to buy a coffee plunger (French press) somewhere local- either in Preston, Reservoir, Thornbury, Northcote, North Fitzroy or Coburg. I'm assuming a cafe might be a good bet, or a homewares store but I couldn't find anyone selling them in a few I tried on high st, Northcote yesterday. I'd like to avoid a mall. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on May 6, 2014 - 7 answers

Any Melbourne tech companies that use a "Stripe"-like interview process?

I tend to have bad experiences with traditional job interviews. I'm interested in finding out whether there are any tech companies based in Melbourne, Australia, that use an interview process similar to the one used by Stripe.com. Simply, Stripe gets candidates to work on a simulated project (http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-is-the-engineering-interview-process-like-at-Stripe) rather than, say, writing code on a whiteboard. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on Apr 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Advice for starting a new line of work while in Melbourne for two years?

My wife got a temporary academic position in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I have happily followed her here. After almost six years of working in childcare, I would really like to get into a new line of work. Something physically active and room for some actual advancement. I just turned 30 and feel a bit like I have been wasting too much time treading water in childcare. I have a few years experience as a prep cook and dishwasher, and years of experience volunteering in non-profits and community organisations. We don't have tons of friends here and I am feeling a bit isolated and discouraged. Any advice or motivation you can share would be greatly appreciated. More details below of course! [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on Feb 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Where is a good place to buy glasses in Melbourne, Australia?

I'm having difficulty finding good frames for glasses. Does anyone know of anywhere, preferably in the inner North or CBD, that has good service and a wide range of frames? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Dec 17, 2013 - 4 answers

Short break in Victoria, Australia?

Husband and I need a holiday. Problem is, we won't have much money because we've just bought a house, which came with a lot of bills. Suggestions for weekends away for the next few weeks or short breaks in September school holidays, leaving from Melbourne, Victoria, that cost less than $180/night? Complication-- I'm 19 weeks pregnant. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Aug 20, 2013 - 10 answers

Advice for moving from Melbourne to Cairns

My family will be moving from Melbourne to Cairns in mid-January 2014. Looking for advice and recommendations! (specifics inside) [more inside]
posted by nomis on Aug 8, 2013 - 1 answer

Anechoic chamber in or near Melbourne?

Where can I be in an anechoic chamber in Melbourne? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jul 3, 2013 - 2 answers

What are some fun things to do in Melbourne, Australia?

What are the most fun things to do in Melbourne on holiday? I've got 4 days as a solo female traveller in my 30s. I'm not into footy but open to shopping, good places to eat (cheaply), cultural things and tourist attractions. Inspire me!
posted by EatMyHat on May 8, 2013 - 16 answers

Trans-friendly therapist in Melbourne AU?

(Australian) Melbournian mefites - can any of you recommend a trans-friendly therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Where can I sell my watch online and/or in Sydney or Melbourne?

I have inherited a watch that was purchased a few years ago for about $2000. It has rarely been worn and I think it has all of the box/paperwork with it (from what I can see from similar watches online), including the purchase receipt. My question is where/how can I sell it? Either by listing it online, but there seems to be so many websites, or in person via a second hand dealer or similar? I've seen lots of watch websites, but are some better than others? Especially considering I don't have a profile or history on such sites. Thanks
posted by MT on Feb 9, 2013 - 1 answer

Can you help me, I'm loved up over someone Down Under?

How to bring a Melbourne woman a little romance from half a world away? [more inside]
posted by Callicvol on Feb 6, 2013 - 10 answers

Great, casual restaurants in Melbourne?

Fabulous, hidden gem restaurants in Melbourne? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jan 16, 2013 - 16 answers

Things to do in Melbourne and Perth.

I will soon be visiting Melbourne and Perth. Please tell me about your favourite hangouts and gin joints! [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Oct 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me do barra better

Cooking barramundi- your retrospective help please? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Oct 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me have the best Melbourne break EVER.

I'll have four days in Melbourne a couple of weeks from now. What should I do? I'll be alone, staying in the central city and hiring a bike. I'm interested in: scenic cycle routes, standup comedy, hanging out in pleasant places with a book, cheap but delicious ethnic food, contemporary theatre, massage and other spa-like pampering, outdoor markets, interesting bike shops, nice bars for a quiet solo drink, small music venues and artisan chocolate/baking/sweets. And anything else wonderful and uniquely Melbourne that you think someone with those sorts of interests might like. (Vintage shopping too, but I've already got lots of advice on that from this question) Melburnians, I am so desperately in need of a break. Please help me have the best weekend ever!
posted by embrangled on Aug 26, 2012 - 14 answers

Melbourne!

I'm going to be spending the upcoming weekend in Melbourne, and am interested in shopping for vintage and handcrafted items, as well as general wandering/people watching. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by Georgina on May 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Classic dating blunder

I promised to take my girlfriend, soon to head overseas for a year, to a really nice restaurant in Melbourne on Friday night before she leaves. 24 hours should be enough to book in to Movida, right? Apparently not... [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Mar 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Seeking a Physician in Melbourne, Australia who Specializes in Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Me

I am seeking a physician in Melbourne, Australia who specializes in, or at least has substantial experience with, Testosterone Replacement Therapy for men. I've tried a hundred Google searches but I can't find anyone close -- only general listings for endocrinologists or urologists. Any specific info, or personal recommendations, would be greatly appreciated. (Email addresses would be especially helpful.) Thanks!
posted by laswingkid on Feb 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Begone Peach Tiles

Recommend a bathroom renovation company or builder in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by dave99 on Feb 6, 2012 - 1 answer

How to find the Melbourne (Australia) hardcore punk scene again?

How to find the Melbourne (Australia) hardcore punk scene again? [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Jan 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Sydney or Melbourne as a "Walking City"?

Sydney vs Melbourne as a pedestrian paradise: I am a sociologist doing a study which involves observing pedestrians/window shoppers/etc. I am based in New York City, which is fantastic for my field of work. In Feb/March, I plan to go to Australia for two months, to either Sydney or Melbourne. I have never been to Australia before. QUESTION: Which city has more of a "pedestrian culture"? That is, which is more of a "walking city?" (If you know New York City, my favorite place to observe is Union Square -- I am looking for a comparable location.) Would prefer a place filled with locals, not tourists. Thanks!
posted by laswingkid on Nov 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Howard Florey, what's it like?

Seeking anecdata about the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne! I might have a lead on an interesting project there, but nobody in my network has any experience of the place - does anyone on Mefi? Or could anyone introduce me to someone there who wouldn't mind answering a few questions via email? Thanks enormously!
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Nov 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Melbourne quirks

What to do in Melbourne this weekend? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Custom suit - for a woman

I'm thinking about having a suit custom-made. I have read the AskMe archives (and the English Cut website) on custom-made clothes, but most of them refer to men's suits. What should I look for (and ask for) in a woman's suit? [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Oct 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me plan a leisurely, kid-friendly trip from Adelaide to Sydney

Help me plan a leisurely, kid-friendly trip from Adelaide to Sydney [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Melbourne Haircuts

People who live in Melbourne, Victoria (are you out there?). I need a recommendation for a women's hairdresser in the Fairfield/Alphington/Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy area. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on May 31, 2011 - 7 answers

23 days in Australia, from Melbourne to Brisbane - help me decide how to spend them!

Hey everyone. I'm going to Australia for 23 days in July, and would dearly love some advice as to how to spend them. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on May 30, 2011 - 25 answers

What to do in Melbourne?

What should I do with one day in Melbourne? I'm going to the Golden Plains Festival next weekend, but I'm arriving a day early so I have a whole Friday in Melbourne with nothing to do. I've already been to the ACMI and The Espy, and I've got plans for the night. I like old books, videogames, pinball, and neat bars.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Mar 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Figuring out transportation in Melbourne

Help me figure out transport in Melbourne for a conference. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Feb 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find a good river near Melbourne...

Does anyone know any sections of rivers or creeks not too far out of Melbourne (Australia) that are very wide yet quite shallow? You know the type, like something you see in a documentary about Alaskan bears with pebbles on the bottom and crystal clear water. After swimming in an amazing river in West Virginia may years ago I've dreamed about finding a similar one over here.
posted by soymilk on Feb 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Anyone know the best way to go about finding a private rental (not through a estate agent) in Melbourne?

Asking on behalf of my brother, who has just moved to Melbourne with his girlfriend. They are looking for a house to rent, and have been going through the usual real estate agents, etc. They were talking to a couple of friends of theirs, who were also looking for a place to rent, and who just found a private rental property (ie. through the landlord, not through a real estate agent) on Gumtree. My brother was wondering if there is some sort of website or centralised place to find private rental properties in Melbourne? [more inside]
posted by Piroska on Feb 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Who might want my compost?

I'm moving interstate and don't want to take my compost + worms with me, but I don't want to just throw it away. Any suggestions for how to find people who might want it? [more inside]
posted by Joe Chip on Feb 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Going to Australia BRB

I'm traveling with friends to Australia in March, and this will be the first time I've left North America! I'm covered on basic travel requirements (passport, ETA, etc), but what else should I bring with me? What should I know (about traveling, about Australia... anything!)? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Jan 11, 2011 - 61 answers

Where to stay in Melbourne?

Melbourne, Australia for the food and wine festival - Where to stay? [more inside]
posted by nvly on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Space Coast, coast to coast.

How do we get around the Space Coast/Melbourne/Titusville? [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Oct 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me organise an excellent Melbourne Cup sweep

How can I make my office's Melbourne Cup sweep interesting? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Oct 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me find a nice location in Melbourne, Australia, for a wedding reception.

I'm getting married in January, and I'm looking for a low key place to hold the reception, in Melbourne.au [more inside]
posted by tomble on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Name of wildly successful Melbourne fashion start-up?

In Friday's issue of The Australian, the Entrepreneur lift-out had an article about two (Melbourne?) investment bankers who fell foul of the GFC then started their own clothing business, based on a wildly successful business model from France - something about factory seconds, or end-of-season stuff from high-end labels. I think they have something like 250,000 subscribers, and last month they turned over a million bucks. What was the name of the Melbourne start-up and what was its French inspiration?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Making friends in Melbourne

I'm an American guy in my mid-late twenties living in Melbourne, Australia for (at least) the next eight months. My social life was quite exciting when I first moved here during late summer, but lately it feels a bit stagnant at times. I'm looking for ideas of activities to get involved with, to make use of my free time and help me connect with new people (friends of both sexes, plus THE LADIES). [more inside]
posted by adamk on Jul 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Livin' La Vida Loca.....

Im looking for good Karaoke in Melbourne, can you help? [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Jul 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to get a camera repaired in Melbourne?

Does anyone know of a good camera repairer on the north side of Melbourne? I've just moved to Melbourne and the shutter on my Bronica ETR has jammed. As I am new here, I don't yet know of any good repairers. Do you?
posted by i8nastyman on Jul 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Please Help Me

Do hackers go into people's Skype accounts and break up with the account owner's SO? Also, if there's anyone in Melbourne, Australia, preferably Carnegie, who could give me some help, I could definitely use it. [more inside]
posted by smorange on Jul 5, 2010 - 61 answers

Post yo bills

I'm wondering where I can find some community noticeboards in Liverpool, England? [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Jun 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me buy a gift in Melbourne over the internet

Melbourne MeFites – help me find a gift I can buy online for a Melbourne-dwelling friend. [more inside]
posted by penguin pie on Jun 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Good Melbourne haircut

Best place to get a quality haircut in Melbourne? [more inside]
posted by kid A on May 25, 2010 - 4 answers

How to fix a tooth?

Can anyone recommend a good dentist in Melbourne, Australia? We live in Seddon and don't have private health cover. Not horribly expensive preferred but quality of work is more important.
posted by Wantok on May 13, 2010 - 2 answers

How can we come across as awesome potential tenants?

How can we make ourselves more attractive potential tenants? [more inside]
posted by lwb on Apr 18, 2010 - 9 answers

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