Hi Jeremy, just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your presentations at Web Directions this year. I even was able to follow your code examples! (though I can’t say the same for everybody http://www.flickr.com/photos/igobi/255382142/ :) Your talks were really entertaining and inspiring. Cheers and happy holidays!
Sydney to Melbourne
Jessica and I will be leaving the confines of Sydney to explore a little more of Australia. We’ll be coming to Melbourne next week.
We’re leaving Sydney on Wednesday at 11am, arriving in Melbourne at 12:30. We’ll stay until Saturday, when we’ll fly out of Melbourne at 11am to arrive back in Sydney at 12:20.
Melbournites, get in touch. I’ve met plenty of you over the last few days, and I figured a quick blog post would be easier than a mass mailout. Sitepoint people, WSG people, general geeks, leave a comment and let me know about places to stay, places to eat, and places to drink. See you all soon in what I’ve heard is the culinary capital of Australia.
Here are my favourite spots for dinner:
Enris ("on-rees") on Bridge Road in Richmond: Unbelievable steak and 10 different garlic sauces. A cab is only a couple of minutes from the CBD, or if you wanted to be brave you could get a tram along Flinders Street.
Gurkha’s, again on Bridge Road in Richmond: Delicious yet inexpensive Nepalese cuisine served with the widest, most genuine smiles you’ve ever seen.
Black Cat on Brunswick St on Thursday nights: SitePoint’s Lucas Chan has a regular DJ gig. We might head there after the WSG thingo.
Moroccan Soup Bar: Probably one of the most unique dining experiences you’ll get. There is no menu and no advertised prices. Instead the owner — an intense but welcoming lady — sits down and explains the menu to you, and recommends dishes based on how hungry you say you are. All vegetarian. Oh, and there is no soup!
Any of the Vietnamese restaurants on Victoria St in Richmond: Cheap and tasty. With the exchange rate you may actually feel like you’re in SE Asia…