I'll be visiting in November, staying in Sydney for roughly a week. What neighborhood (or two--I don't mind jumping around a little) would you suggest for someone like me? I'm 26, from NY, and am looking for local/ethnic places (including things I couldn't find in NYC), cheaper mom & pop restaurants, pubs rather than overly dressy clubs, and all-hours transportation to/from night life.
This is almost a general tourism question, except that food/drinks and access thereto are a huge priority for me. I've done quite a bit of research--and Darlinghurst and Potts Point seem like pretty reasonable choices--but the books I have leave a bit to be desired. I can't seem to get a feel for the neighborhoods.