The Tasmanian Bao Fiasco

I love new finds.  When you discover a place for the first time you’re going in blind and essentially giving them your trust. Sometimes this pays off with wonderful new experiences that cause one to rush home and tell the world. Other times…. The sign held promise, I’m a big fan of a good bao….

Foods and Stuffs Vol 33

Circle of Life Doughnut Co are opening a store at the entrance to Bank Arcade in Liverpool Street. Hobart’s newest dive bar, Dirty Pennies, has opened in the old Victoria Tavern. Landscape Restaurant & Grill  is presenting an evening of decadence with one of Australia’s best sommeliers and lovers of champagne, Joseph Burton, on the 22nd of March….

Lucinda Wine

Tucked away on Collins Street, in the heart of the city, is a hidden den of pleasures. As the sun sets and the surrounding shops close they open their doors and Lucinda Wine draws in those that are in need. And your desires are well catered for. Feel like a quiet drink of something interesting?…

2019 Lunar New Year Festival

The seventh Lunar New Year Festival organised by the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania celebrated the Year of the Pig today on Parliament Lawns in Salamanca. This family event has grown bigger and better every year and includes stalls selling food from China and it’s neighbours, entertainment, activities for the children, information stalls, and the…

Falls Festival Foods : Marion Bay 2018

Once again we returned to Marion Bay to see in the new year with thousands of our closest friends. Some new vendors were on site to feed these masses while previous favourites were sadly missing, including the very popular Munchies Street Food. Here’s some snapshots of what was sampled.     Falls Festival Website Falls Festival…

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…