New tapas bar to open in Bicycle space
I just got off the phone with George Dailey, who owns On the Hill in Bolton Hill. (I had noticed yesterday on the liquor board docket that the Bicycle license was being transferred, so I wanted to follow up.)
Dailey told me he's taken over the Bicycle space at 1444 Light St. in south Baltimore. His new restaurant, to be named Centro, will offer "a modern take on Spanish and Latin American tapas."
The menu will have small plates "with ingredients not usually used here." ...
After renovations, he said, he hopes to open sometime this spring, perhaps as early as March.
"It will be a casual upscale place, if there is such a thing," he said, "not stuffy, and as affordable as we can make it."
The food will be farm-to-table as much as possible, but because he wants the tapas to be authentic, a lot of ingredients will be imported.
Dailey was born in England but raised in Venezuela. "My background in cooking is Spanish and Latin American."
I asked about parking around the Bicycle space, which is difficult. Dailey said the restaurant will have some valet parking, probably on the weekends.
Centro will be open for dinner only, at least at first.
(Monica Lopossay/Sun photographer)