Kraken Fish and Chips

It seemed at first quite an odd step for Chef Toby Cannon to be making the switch from fine dining to opening his own fish ‘n’ chippery, but he’s brought the same elements of quality and freshness to reinvigorate one of the countries favourite meals. It’s a cosy little space, for years known as The…

Return to Tom McHugos

For real, honest food it’s hard to beat Tom McHugos and I found myself there twice for lunch in the same week. I first wrote glowing words about them soon after opening early in 2017 and since then the kitchen team led by Tom Westcott has gone from strength to strength. The menu is ever changing…

Bear With Me

South Hobart is abuzz with activity and the newest cafe on the strip has added to it’s growing culinary credentials. Vivi and Alicia opened Vilicia in 2014 and it quickly became one of the most popular cafes in the CBD and a personal favourite of mine. Four years later and they’ve opened a second business…

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…

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.