Saturday 23 September 2017

A few new finds in Hobart

Often when Dave and I go to Hobart, we tend to go back to our favourite cafes and restaurants, given that we are often creatures of habit when it comes to eating. However, when we spent a weekend in Hobart a couple of weeks ago, we decided to explore a few new places (though did still visit one or two of our old favourites). As we were staying in a new area (due to having Moose with us and needing to find some pet-friendly accommodation), this meant we were able to discover some new regions of Hobart.

Pancho Villa

Given our love of Mexican food, we decided to try Pancho Villa in North Hobart for lunch on Saturday. We started with a margarita each, before ordering a mixture of tacos, quaesadillas and street corn with monterey jack cheese, chilli powder and sour cream. I think the standout dishes were probably the street corn and the braised lamb quaesadilla.

Sush Track

For dinner on the Saturday night, we did go back to an old favourite, Sush Track, given our constant cravings for sushi and the lack of Japanese on the north-west coast. Located on Franklin Wharf, this trendy sushi train is a great option if you haven't booked anywhere and want a quick, fresh, good value meal. We had a range of sushi, along with some agedashi tofu, gyoza and edamame.

Born in Brunswick

 One of the brunch places that I was very keen to try was Born in Brunswick, and after a Sunday morning run with Moose, I had built up quite an appetite, so Dave and I headed here for breakfast. I decided to order the spiced hotcake with whipped matcha, poached fruits, grapefruit curd and roasted seeds and nuts, while Dave chose the crispy chicken with brioche bun, cabbage, coriander, mint slaw, kimchi, dill pickles and Szechuan BBQ sauce. Both meals were excellent, and the hipster-vibes along with the bright atmosphere definitely make this place somewhere I am keen to visit again.

Everydays Smokin BBQ & Bar

 Dave had spotted a southern BBQ spot in North Hobart called Everydays Smokin BBQ & Bar, so we decided to check it out for lunch on Sunday. We ordered a few dishes to share - some slow braised beef brisket, macaroni and cheese and onion rings. The highlight was definitely the creamy, cheesy mac and cheese (probably not the healthiest option but so worth it).


Paesano Pizza and Pasta

We weren't feeling all that hungry on the Sunday evening, but knew there was an authentic Italian restaurant called Paesano Pizza and Pasta about a 5 minute walk from our place, so we wandered up there at about 8pm and decided to share a tomato, basil, prosciutto and mushroom pizza. The base was extremely fresh and it had just the right amount of toppings. It was the perfect warming meal for a chilly Sunday evening in Hobart, and even though we could only get a table outside, the staff were extremely friendly and provided us with blankets and turned on the outside heaters.

Room for a Pony

Our last meal in Hobart was a late brunch/early lunch on Monday at Room for a Pony. I had been here a few months' earlier (as I mentioned in this post) however Dave had not, and as we had checked out of our accommodation that morning, this was the perfect place to come with a dog, with their open outdoor seating area. I decided to have the chicken burrito, and Dave chose the scrambled eggs on toast with mushrooms. Unfortunately I was too greedy to take any photos of the food here, but I suppose that's a sign of how tasty the meals were.

Hobart really has improved in its food scene over these past few years, and I'm looking forward to continuing to discover more cool foodie spots in the months (and years!) to come.


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