Raising the bar : Episode 1

Oh Hobart, you ever evolving troublemaker. What was once a town where a trip to the Birdcage Bar was seen as the height of imbibing lavish liquors now has many more (and better) options to choose from. Here in the first of a series we check out a couple of the new kids. Hop Vine…

Kin Japanese BBQ

Chef Casey Burns and partner Sophie Giannaros were travelling through New Zealand when they stumbled upon a tiny yakitori bar. The flavours and the way of cooking found there were an inspiration and they knew then that they wanted to bring this style of dining to Hobart. We were lucky enough to be invited along…

Dark MOFO : The Foodie Fringe 2018

While you won’t want to miss out on Winter Feast there’s so much more going on in Hobart during Dark MOFO. Here are our highlights for 2018. Midnight Pasta Sessions @ Fico Fico team up with Melbourne’s Tipo 00 to help feed the masses at Winter Feast and then return home to present late night pasta dishes…

2018 Dark MOFO + City of Hobart Winter Feast Preview

Over two weeks in June there will be a series of very special coming togethers indeed as our finest island produce is given to the hands of Chefs from throughout the lands to be showcased at a festival unlike any other. As the darkness descends the fires will roar and there shall be drinking, dancing,…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 29

After a long hiatus, Tacos Mexican Restaurant has reopened in Salamanca complete with their famous fish bowl margaritas . Cornelian Bay Boathouse has a new Autumn menu. Society – Salamanca is presenting another Bao Bun Bonanza with five types to choose from and Asian influenced cocktails to match on the 19th of April. Specialty grocers and cheesemongers Truckle & Co has…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 28

The proliferation of Japanese bars continues with Kin Japanese BBQ set to open soon at 77 Macquarie St. The Westend Pumphouse has a new menu with street food from Nepal, Slovakia, Mexico and Australia. After eight years of trade Ivory Cafe will close its doors on the 7th of April. Moonah Taste of the World Festival returns on the…

Hobart BeerFest 2018

BeerFest returned to Hobart and we were invited along to see what all the fuss was about! This beer lovers festival travels across the nation and hits Hobart’s waterfront in the midst of summer each year. Featured is over 200 craft beers to sample from around Australia including a great selection of our local brewers plus…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 27

Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian Gin are taking over the outdoor area at Lark Distillery Cellar Door to present a Gin Garden featuring cocktails complimented by dishes from Waji Food . The garden runs from 9th-12th of February, further details here. North Hobart’s popular Born in Brunswick is now open for dinner Thursday to Saturday. The menu retains their focus on using Tasmanian…

Falls Festival Foods : Marion Bay 2017

Finding a good feed at a music festival can be a daunting experience but there’s an abundance to be found at Falls Festival. Here are some pics and commentary from 2017. Falls Festival is held 28th December to 1st of January at Marion Bay and various other sites throughout Australia.

Foods and Stuffs Vol 26

After 28 years of trade Amigo’s has closed in North Hobart with tentative plans to relocate elsewhere. Burger Got Soul will be opening its fourth Tasmanian store at the site. Hole in the wall cafe Shotgun Coffee is opening in Murray St near the entrance to Cat and Fiddle. Koonya Garlic Festival on the 24th of February is…