The Kali’s Restaurant Group is expanding. In early fall, Tapas Adela will join siblings Kali’s Court, Mezze, and Meli in Fells Point. The new restaurant will be in the space formerly occupied by Petticoat Tearoom at 814 S. Broadway, next-door to the Admiral Fell Inn.
Kenneth Petty, Meli’s general manager, said the restaurant will offer "classic Spanish tapas" with a modern interpretation. Corporate chef Rashad Edwards (one of the nicest guys around) will have his hand in the menu development, though another chef, to be decided, will be on site when the restaurant opens.
There will be courtyard tables in the rear, Kenneth says, in addition to interior seating at the new place. There’s a liquor license in place, and there will be valet parking. What more could you want?
Kenneth said he doesn’t expect the new tapas restaurant—called Adela because the Kali’s group loved the traditional Spanish name—to compete with Mezze, which focuses on Greek small plates.
The busy restaurateurs also snagged the closed Admiral’s Cup earlier this year. Kenneth didn’t disclose any plans for the once longtime institution on Thames Street across from the water-taxi stop. He said the restaurant group is expecting about a year of renovations at the former waterfront bar.
Details to come.