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…

Hello, Mr Good Guy

The Smallest Food Critic stayed up past her bedtime to accompany me to the opening of Mr Good Guy, and we liked what we saw (and tasted!). The bar and dining area is open-plan; bright and modern, with more personality than you’d expect from a hotel restaurant. The open kitchen is central; this is cooking…

Bar Wa Izakaya

There’s been a lot of comings and goings on the Elizabeth Street strip of late but perhaps the most talked about was the closure of Pashas and the Japanese restaurant that took it’s place. That restaurant is Bar Wa Izakaya which opened on the 23rd of June amidst a whirlwind of hype. Was this hype…

Preview : Standard Drinks

Three years in the making, this is the burger bar Hobart needs. We were lucky enough to be invited for a sneak peak. There wouldn’t be many locals who haven’t visited The Standard, a takeaway down a laneway consistently serving up some of the best burgers in Tasmania. Such was their popularity that an expansion…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 21

Smolt are presenting a Suckling Pig Winter Feast this Thursday the 29th from 6:30pm. Dinner and drinks are $110 per person and bookings are essential on 62242554 Bar Wa Izakaya is now open in Elizabeth St serving up Japanese inspired bar meals alongside a great range of beverages. Devils Brewery are taking over the taps at New Sydney…

Dark Mofo Winterfeast – A pictorial

With so much to be excited about we really do suggest going and experiencing it yourself. Here is but a taste. Winter Feast Dark Mofo : The Foodie Fringe Collaborations : Dark Mofo and City of Hobart Winter Feast

Dark Mofo : The Foodie Fringe

While the cuisine capital of the festival is undoubtedly the fantastic Dark Mofo and City of Hobart Winter Feast there’s a lot more to check out with many local businesses and visiting chefs joining in and presenting even more reasons to brave the cold. Whether you’re in town for the week or a local looking for something…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 20

A bumper volume as it’s Yippee Pie Yay’s 2nd birthday! Knuckle Sandwich are popping up again, this time at Room for a Pony on Sunday the 28th of May from 4:30pm, with three new sandwiches on offer. Tasmanian Tea Company are opening its new tea house and art gallery in Cygnet on the 28th of May. The…

Babyccino Battle! Round 1

Wherein the worlds smallest food critic and her sidekick father seek to find Hobart’s best babyccino. Picnic Cafe $1.50 Being hidden away down a laneway off Liverpool Street I’m guilty myself of overlooking this cafe at times but they do some great food and coffee here. The babyccino was a cup of chocolate laced foam with…

Komatsu Japanese

It’s an odd place to find a restaurant. Situated right at the start of the Southern Outlet it’s easily missed but the locals assured me it was fantastic so a visit or two were in order. An old weatherboard house is adorned with paper lanterns and hand written signage promising cheap takeaways. It’s not a…

Tom McHugo’s

Chef Tom Westcott has an impressive resume. I first developed a crush on his food when he was heading the kitchen at Westend Pumphouse before leaving at the end of 2015 but his mark has also been made on many of my other favourites including Garagistes, Franklin and MONA. Upon hearing he’d taken up residency at a…

MONAte

It was Hobart’s best kept secret and the gamblers most ambitious bet to date. A cavernous multi-floored restaurant built in the heart of the CBD without a whisper of anyone noticing, works undertaken at night and behind boarded up windows. The old Mercury building has been transformed into perhaps the most exciting dining venue in…