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…

South on Collins

It’s easy to miss, a small cafe tucked away in an arcade with an excellent second hand bookshop and a tattoo studio as neighbours. Those who have stumbled upon it though have returned with tales of excellent fare and exceptional burgers, I had to investigate. I admit I have walked past many times without giving…

Fifteen Weeks of Burgers at The Republic Bar

A good burger will draw me in every time. When I discovered one of my favourite venues was advertising a procession of different ones for lunch over the coming months I had to get in on the action from the beginning. The premise is simple, for the next fifteen weeks the kitchen is presenting a…

Post Street Social

In the perpetual musical chairs of places coming and going in Salamanca does Post Street Social have what is needed to stay in the game? First impressions count. They have the excellent Clarence House Tempranillo by the glass and at a reasonable price. In fact they have a surprisingly good and well thought out wine…

Frylo Hen – The Bantam Menace

Love fried chicken? Love puns? Then you’re in for a treat as Hobart’s newest food van has you covered. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, a young sith-lord with a passion for food and star wars fought to create FRYLO HEN. – Frylo Hen Facebook Page Frylo Hen is here to corner…

The Whaler

At first everyone was really sad that Knopwoods was closing. They then remembered that Knopwoods hadn’t been any good for years and celebrations ensued as The Whaler sailed into port. Publican Ben Hickey, already well known in the hospitality scene as the man behind Beerfest and Mobius, has maintained the easy going and friendly vibe…

Ménage à trois @ The Burger Haus

Is it fair to review a dish that no longer exists? I went through a roller coaster of emotions today as I: Entered the restaurant knowing exactly what I wanted. Approached the counter to order and spotted what I realised I really wanted on the specials board. Was told by the waitress that she thought…

Los Pollos Hermanos @ The Standard

Is it a pretty burger? Most certainly not, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for with an abundance of character! It’s all big strong flavours that still really work in unison: Juicy and crispy fried chicken thigh, crispy bacon, onion jam, blue cheese and hot sauces, more cheese and some delightful pickles…