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…

Rude Boy

Boasting a wall of rum, cocktails on tap, and some mighty fine food, there’s a lot to like about Rude Boy. After months of rumours, the transformation of a rug shop into a Jamaican bar was swift and effective. The former showroom houses the bar and kitchen while storerooms out the back have been converted…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 17

Hobart Brewing Company celebrates its first birthday this Friday the 17th with live music, food trucks and 9 beers on tap from 4pm. Anatolia in North Hobart is closed indefinitely for renovations. Sustainable Living Tasmania presents its 7th annual Living Local Feast on the 1st of April at Hamlet. The evening features a menu by Cameron Perry…

Frogmore Creek

Everything you have heard is true. The numerous awards are all deserved. This is clever and innovative dining at its best. It’s a short but enjoyable drive from Hobart through the countryside. The city soon gives way to summer fields, roadside produce, numerous vineyards and an enticing alpaca farm. We’re here for the food though,…

Wooden Boat Festival 2017

An abundance of great food can be found on Hobart’s waterfront this weekend to enjoy amongst the historic ships. Here are some of the highlights but there’s also plenty more including a lot of options for the kids. The festival runs until the 13th of February and entry is free. If you’re one of the…