KALBI

I’m a huge fan of Korean food when it’s done right. My favourite dish of 2016 was a sublime vegetable pancake from Munchies Street Food and previous to that I raved about a little food van doing great things called Seoul Street. Unfortunately Hobart has had little luck when it comes to Korean restaurants with a number shutting…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 25

The team behind Me Wah have joined forces with Wrest Point to open Kwan Ho in the casino featuring a range of shared banquet style meals. Zum Cafe in Salamanca is now Solstice. Slow Food Hobart are holding their major fundraising event of their year on the 10th of December. Terra Madre Day is a Christmas celebration with…

Dispatch

New Town is so hot right now. Long term favourites MYU, Jackman and Mcross, Green Store, Lebrina and Jean Pascal were recently joined by Brother Mine, Ruckus Fried Chicken, and Crumb Street Diner to make it a real foodies destination. The sad closure of Cafe 176 left a gap on the main road and now Dispatch…

Kobe Japanese Restaurant

It’s an unusual spot for a restaurant. What was once a hotel lobby is now a hotel lobby with a dining room inside. But good food can still come from humble surroundings and many good things had been heard about the ramen here. And the ramen is indeed majestic. The stock is sophisticated, richly layered…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 24

Gormanston Road Store in Derwent Park has new owners and is serving up traditional Afghan meals alongside their regular fare with the help of Hazara asylum seekers and former refugees. Hejos Chinese Restaurant has introduced a home delivery service. The Italian Pantry is hosting a dinner on the 14th of October to raise funds to help Ethiopians access…

Brother Mine

A local bistro for local people. We previewed Brother Mine a few weeks back and learned of the teams plans to create a space where the neighbourhood could gather to share a drink and a bite to eat with friends and family. It sounded like just my type of place and I was eager to see if…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 23

The Ro’n’Slow BBQ Team launch their new sauce range by smoking up some brisket, ribs, bratwurst, wings and sides at Lean-To Kitchen in Derwent Park on the 1st of September from 6pm. Full details here. Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed is hosting a four course seafood dinner on the 23rd of September presented by Chef Eloise Emmett, author of the…

Pizza Traders

The rejuvenation of ‘Midtown’ continues and the aroma of wood fired pizza has now joined this bustling neighbourhood. I have been on a carb vacation. We were once friends but too much time spent together was not good for the waistline. But then temptation opened up just down the road. The owner had previously cooked…

Preview : Brother Mine

I count myself lucky to be one of the first to stumble across the original Crumb Street Kitchen, a tiny BBQ joint situated in urban wilderness. Zac Shearer and his partner Sian King were in there serving up a small menu of smoked meats and sides in pizza boxes surrounded by eclectic decor. The food…

Hello, Mr Good Guy

The Smallest Food Critic stayed up past her bedtime to accompany me to the opening of Mr Good Guy, and we liked what we saw (and tasted!). The bar and dining area is open-plan; bright and modern, with more personality than you’d expect from a hotel restaurant. The open kitchen is central; this is cooking…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 22

The Islington Hotel is opening their restaurant for a limited time to the general public. Running July and August from Thursday to Saturday the evenings will feature a tour of the award winning hotel before dinner. For more info phone 6220 2123 or email reservations@islingtonhotel.com Cafe Tehran has opened in the Hobart Mall. 24th of July is World…

Bar Wa Izakaya

There’s been a lot of comings and goings on the Elizabeth Street strip of late but perhaps the most talked about was the closure of Pashas and the Japanese restaurant that took it’s place. That restaurant is Bar Wa Izakaya which opened on the 23rd of June amidst a whirlwind of hype. Was this hype…