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Australian pubs in the US

Okay, I have to write a scene where an Australian character (male, 30 years, currently living in the US) is going to an Australian pub together with his American friend. Since I know practically nothing about Australian culture I'm looking to you for help. I need some ideas, details etc. so I can flesh out their conversation. As a non-American in the US I often felt this silly joy to go to bars trying to imitate my home culture, observing the clichees, enjoying the sense of home. How would an Australian feel about that in an American "Aussie pub"? I'm especially interested in your own subjective observations of how your culture is being representing in a theme pub in the US.

What kind of "clichee" foods and drinks would be on the menu? Are there any special ways to eat something, funny fact, things to remark, wistful memories to share? Special lingo going beyond "mate" and "g'day"? I'd like the character to say something like "Oooh XY. I used to love those as a kid. We had them so and so..." What are brand names for snacks, beers, other beverages? What kind of artifacts would be in the bar for decoration? What kind of music would they play? Some classic Australian artists... maybe Aussie country music or so? ^^;

Please forgive my ignorance! But I'm hoping you guys will give me some cool and fun facts I can use to flesh my story out with!

Note: I'm not in the US right now, so telling me to check out certain restaurant branches isn't helpful ^^;. I'd check out an Aussie pub if there was one in my area, but... nope.
Tags: usa: food and drink, ~restaurants & pubs
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