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…

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…