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.

Foods and Stuffs Vol 26

After 28 years of trade Amigo’s has closed in North Hobart with tentative plans to relocate elsewhere. Burger Got Soul will be opening its fourth Tasmanian store at the site. Hole in the wall cafe Shotgun Coffee is opening in Murray St near the entrance to Cat and Fiddle. Koonya Garlic Festival on the 24th of February is…

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…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 25

The team behind Me Wah have joined forces with Wrest Point to open Kwan Ho in the casino featuring a range of shared banquet style meals. Zum Cafe in Salamanca is now Solstice. Slow Food Hobart are holding their major fundraising event of their year on the 10th of December. Terra Madre Day is a Christmas celebration with…

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…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 24

Gormanston Road Store in Derwent Park has new owners and is serving up traditional Afghan meals alongside their regular fare with the help of Hazara asylum seekers and former refugees. Hejos Chinese Restaurant has introduced a home delivery service. The Italian Pantry is hosting a dinner on the 14th of October to raise funds to help Ethiopians access…