The Brunswick Hotel

It’s a venue that has gone through a lot of changes over the years. What was once a rather uninspiring pub has been renovated to become a mecca for the inner city crowd. We were invited as guests to sample what they were up to now. I’d been in before. It has served in the…

Ten Top Mothers Day Lunches 2019

While we at Yippee Pie Yay believe you should treat your mum every day, here’s some great ideas for lunch this coming Sunday! Etties One of Tasmania’s oldest buildings in the heart of the CBD has been transformed into an elegant bar and bistro. You’ll find local food served up with inspiration from Europe and…

The Tasmanian Bao Fiasco

I love new finds.  When you discover a place for the first time you’re going in blind and essentially giving them your trust. Sometimes this pays off with wonderful new experiences that cause one to rush home and tell the world. Other times…. The sign held promise, I’m a big fan of a good bao….

Lucinda Wine

Tucked away on Collins Street, in the heart of the city, is a hidden den of pleasures. As the sun sets and the surrounding shops close they open their doors and Lucinda Wine draws in those that are in need. And your desires are well catered for. Feel like a quiet drink of something interesting?…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 32

Another bumper edition of Tasmanian food and festival news! Three Japanese in Battery Point has new owners and menu. The team from Pancho Villa have opened up Voodoo Bar in the space behind the building serving up cocktails, rum, and snacks. Berta have closed their North Hobart premises as they prepare to move into the CBD at 119…

Return to Tom McHugos

For real, honest food it’s hard to beat Tom McHugos and I found myself there twice for lunch in the same week. I first wrote glowing words about them soon after opening early in 2017 and since then the kitchen team led by Tom Westcott has gone from strength to strength. The menu is ever changing…

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…

Kin Japanese BBQ

Chef Casey Burns and partner Sophie Giannaros were travelling through New Zealand when they stumbled upon a tiny yakitori bar. The flavours and the way of cooking found there were an inspiration and they knew then that they wanted to bring this style of dining to Hobart. We were lucky enough to be invited along…

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…

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…