“We created a completely new fit-out that still pays respect to the history and people that frequented the café,” says Dave, referencing the many famous people that have been to Piccolo in the past, many of them now immortalised with a mugshot on the iconic photo wall.
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“This new incarnation of the Piccolo as an aperitivo bar and diner provides something different for the area. We are focussing on a simple list of classics, aromatised wines, vermouth and amari; that’s not something you see around here and we think it fills a niche.”
“The Piccolo Bar, is the oldest café in Kings Cross, dating all the way back to 1952. In 2020, I heard that it was about to be lost forever and so I felt compelled to take the plunge and try to save this iconic hospitality venue.”
The team at Spanton Media are eagerly awaiting the end of 2020! A year that will go down in history, that’s for damn sure. So while we sign off on the final hours, we thought we would recap some of the biggest stories of the year and tip our hats to some of the clever folks who have contributed articles in 2020. Now let’s move on to 2021!
“During this same period we have seen the non-Cuban hand rolled cigar industry boom. Many of these now well-established factories were set up by former Cuban cigar workers and families who owned factories before the Cuban revolution.”
Recent rule changes by the Scotch Whisky Association means there is now much more flexibility to what oak barrels scotch whisky can be matured in – this means tequila, mezcal and calvados barrels can be used
Sydney has never been a bargain town, but when it’s cheaper to eat, drink and travel in places like New York, San Francisco, Dublin, Tokyo and Hong Kong then we’re in trouble. Dave Spanton lets loose on the high cost of living in Sydney…
Feed-up with Feb-fast? Over October? Time to say bye to Dry July? Well you’re in luck as Parched March, Sydney’s only month-long celebration of bar culture is back – the perfect antidote to abstinence.
“There was a time when you could visit the bar at the old Bourbon & Beefsteak in Sydney’s Kings Cross and recall that Frank Sinatra used to play impromptu gigs here, drinking Jack Daniels till dawn.”