by Coach Bear
April 14, 2003
Anna and I wanted to enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant and to have a glass of Guinness, but we enjoyed ourselves so much that we stayed and ordered food from the menu. Roast of lamb, shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, boxty, and other traditional dishes were available. I ordered the corned beef, and my wife had the shepherd’s pie. Both had such an excellent flavor that we ate all that was on our plates and still had the desire for more of the food, even though we had eaten our fill. However, more than anything else, I was happy to see that my wife enjoyed herself as we spent our afternoon and evening at this pub.
Like my wife and I, most customers come to Fado’ to drink the beer and to warm themselves in the Irish culture. There is plenty of Guinness and Harps, as well as Boddington's and Murphy's. Three different varieties of Bushmill are available for selection also. Since I enjoy a good glass of Irish spirits, most who know me would not be surprised that I kicked back several pints of Guinness and had several shots of Bushmill's.
Wednesday evenings at Fado’ is an opportunity to sample Irish folk music on the live stage. Prior to meeting my wife, I went with friends to Fado' to see my friend Harry O’Donohue perform. In addition to the special music on Wednesday evenings, one can often view live acts on Fridays and Saturdays.
For those who enjoy the Irish culture (and an opportunity to purchase imported products from "the old country"), a specialty store is available near the entrance that has souvenirs imported directly from Ireland. I bought some wonderful dark Irish tea that had an aroma and a flavor that was rich, nutty, and robust. My wife purchased a beautiful wool sweater that had been handmade on the Emerald Isle. Regardless your tastes, Fado' is a place from which you will always walk away with the desire to return. This is a very wonderful pub to visit; in fact, it is a 'must' for visitors to the Atlanta area. I highly recommend that you go to this pub when you are in Atlanta.
From journal Southern Cultural Experiences in Atlanta