Raising the bar : Episode 1

Oh Hobart, you ever evolving troublemaker. What was once a town where a trip to the Birdcage Bar was seen as the height of imbibing lavish liquors now has many more (and better) options to choose from. Here in the first of a series we check out a couple of the new kids. Hop Vine…

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…

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…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 7

All the hospitality news that is fit to print! Aløft is running a series of events featuring friends guesting in their kitchen. First up is Fico on the 11th of September for a long lunch, with food and wine pairing $130pp. Bookings can be made via wine@aloftrestaurant.com The Brisbane Hotel is hosting vegan nights on Tuesdays all month…

Foods and Stuffs June 2016

The first installment in a series of occasionally published accounts of happenings in the Tasmanian food and hospitality industry. Comings and goings Recent additions to the dining scene have included cafes The Stagg, The Golden Panther and Hamlet, inner city pizzeria Medici, small plates and pizza at Hearth and Vietnamese delights at Saigon Express. Sadly gone are Sawak’s store in Derwent Park (though…