Foods and Stuffs June 2016

The first installment in a series of occasionally published accounts of happenings in the Tasmanian food and hospitality industry.

Comings and goings

Recent additions to the dining scene have included cafes The StaggThe Golden Panther and Hamlet, inner city pizzeria Medici, small plates and pizza at Hearth and Vietnamese delights at Saigon Express.

Sadly gone are Sawak’s store in Derwent Park (though the other two stores remain open), Chatterbox in North Hobart, La Bella in Hobart CBD and Tabasco in Moonah.

Coming soon are another Liv-eat in Liverpool Street, Cyclo Vietnamese street food near Elizabeth College, Hobart Cat Cafe is finally opening in July and a new Japanese eatery is appearing in the city.

Pork Banh Mi @ Saigon Express


Dark Mofo runs from 10th-21st of June and is one of Australia’s premier arts festivals . A highlight for foodies is Winter Feast featuring chefs collaborating to create unique dishes and plenty of food and wine for everyone. There’s also food trucks, entertainment and gin at Dark Park and dairy meets art with Big Cheese.

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival is a celebration held 15th-17th July at the Willie Smith Apple Shed. Featuring a multitude of food and drink stalls with some of our best on offer and entertainment into the evening.

Hearth Pizza and Small Plates


Society is celebrating world gin day on June 11th with over 60 gins to choose from.

Tasman Quartermasters have changed its name to Quartermasters Arms and feature a late license and new menu alongside an extensive beverage range.

Frankies Empire has a new chef and all day breakfast menu.

Preachers is hosting a Dark Garden Party on the 17th of June with a BBQ feast and local beers on tap.

Aki Modern Japanese Restaurant is running  Nigiri & Sake combo nights Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

Post Street Social has a new deal on Tuesdays of 2 share plates for $20.

Last Rites Brewery has Richmond Village Pizza on site this weekend the 10th and 11th.

Franklin has over a hundred wines to sample as well as food and entertainment at Bottle Tops on the 19th of June.

The Whaler has Moo Brews seasonal Velvet Hammer on tap.

Captain Blighs is launching their new Dark Ginger drop this Friday the 10th of June with food and music.

Osteria is holding a Porchetta and Pinot evening on the 25th of June.

Room for a Pony has a new dinner menu.

Westend Pumphouse has introduced Yum Cha on Sundays and entertainment Friday nights.

Mothers Ruin is history of gin through story and song, part of Festival of Voices on the 9th of July.

If you or your business have something to add for the next edition please shoot us an email to or message Carl.


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