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Welcome to my blog.

On these pages you will find snippets from my life in Tasmania, and information about the best things to visit, see, and do, on the island.

Small-Fry | Hobart

Small-Fry | Hobart

Jemima Phelps of Fiddle and Spoon has some serious style! I feel so lucky and appreciative that she gave a little of her time and directed some of her creative energy towards Arthur Ben and Barrow. Here she has written a guest post all about her favourite place in Hobart; Small-Fry.

Jemima is originally from Tasmania but is currently residing in Melbourne. The lure of our beautiful island is strong with this one though. She splits her time between both places and is drawn back to Tasmania for regular visits.  

Some people may have doubted our ability to collaborate, Jemima is, after all, a cat lover, and my allegiance remains with the dogs. Despite these fundamental differences we've muddled through with a healthy dose of mutual respect.  

I strongly suggest you visit Jemima's site, Fiddle and Spoon. She's an amazing photographer (all the images for the post were supplied by Jemima), has a passion for graphic and web design, and a ravenous appetite for creativity. Jemima has created a site that is worth a peek or three.  

Find Fiddle and Spoon at www.fiddleandspoon.com 

I hope you enjoy the post from Jemima below.



P.S More about those (delicious) 'baked goods' mentioned in Jemima's post can be found in an earlier Arthur Ben and Barrow post here

The most beautiful new things have been happening in Hobart lately. New stores, new eateries; even new buildings have been popping up all over the city. It's becoming the unofficial 'place to be' in Australia. 

Today I want to introduce you to my place to be: a bar/kitchen tucked away in Bathurst St called Small-Fry. Note that I said kitchen, not cafe or restaurant — the absolute beauty of Small-Fry is in the openness of the layout. There are no chefs behind doors or individual tables cluttering the space (not that there would be room for any of that anyway). Your seat is along a bar wrapped around the kitchen space, where you get to watch the owner Rhys prepare your food. It's such a gorgeously intimate setting, and the friendly banter between the staff will make you feel like you're a guest having dinner in someone's extremely well-stocked home.

The menu is small, but inspired. Small savoury dishes are available all day (my personal favourite is the pork belly slider) and the most delicious homemade baked goods are prepared every morning, though you have to be quick as they sell out fast!

Small-Fry are open seven days for breakfast and lunch, and can be found at 3/129 Bathurst Street, Hobart.

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