2019 Lunar New Year Festival

The seventh Lunar New Year Festival organised by the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania celebrated the Year of the Pig today on Parliament Lawns in Salamanca. This family event has grown bigger and better every year and includes stalls selling food from China and it’s neighbours, entertainment, activities for the children, information stalls, and the…

The Porky Duck Kitchen

After nearly two years of living on the North Hobart restaurant strip both my waistline and wallet were looking forward to a move to suburbia. Then the same day we moved a shop opened just around the corner from the new abode specialising in two of my favourite meats. I announced to them “take all…

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…

Hearth, Pizza and Small Plates

Monty’s on Montpelier was one of the shining lights of the Hobart culinary scene, reaping awards and international recognition for its fine dining experience. I was fortunate to dine there thrice and each time it lived up to the hype and delivered some wonderful memories. It was therefore a bit of a shock to learn that…

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…