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…

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…

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…

Dinner @ Westend Pumphouse

Yippee Pie Yay reviewed Breakfast at Westend Pumphouse some months ago and was taken by its well crafted Asian inspired menu. As the day progresses the menu matures and dinner becomes a more grown up affair. It’s oddly quiet here on a Saturday night. Dining alone I was able to get a table straight away but this…

The Cascade Hotel – Redux

South Hobart is buzzing at the moment with a number of exciting new food ventures in the works and the refurbishment of one of Hobart’s longest running and most popular pubs. It had been some time since we last popped in to The Cascade, and how things have changed! The dining room is warm and…

Mahasti Tapas and Pintxos Pop-Up Bar

Pintxo – A small snack, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country and Navarre. Acclaimed chef Jahan Patterson-Were teams up this month with Schmørgåsbaag to present a weekend of exciting food and wine in an eclectic location. After starting his culinary career in Tasmania and progressing to Chef de…