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.

Honey Brown

South Hobart’s popular Ginger Brown has been upstaged by it’s new vegetarian sister. I was a vegan myself for quite a while. My first full time Chef position was at the legendary vegetarian Zanskar Cafe in Barrack Street before working at other venues with a strong meat free emphasis. I know vegetarian food. It makes…

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…

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…

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…

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…