The President of the Fado Irish Pub, Kieran McGill says: "When I and my partners opened our first Irish pub in Atlanta back in 1996, we had a very clear mission in mind - to create a "real" Irish pub that blended the best of the old with the best of the new." It seems that the idea has been a success, since today any fado Irish pub is a container of the major traditional Irish principles, which are good food and good drinks in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
Any fado Irish pub in the USA is not only authentic in its cuisine and traditional Irish beer, but also its furniture, bar, art reproductions and façade are designed and constructed in Ireland. Along with the imported pub itself, the Fado Irish pub offers imported food and drink items from Irish market, including Irish beer, whiskeys, ciders and a famous Irish soft drink, Lucozade.
The meals of the Fado Irish pub commonly consist of traditional, most popular and favorite dishes, such as shepherd's pie, fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, and an ancient Irish dish, called boxty (a burrito-like wrap of potato pancake) with a great number of fillings.
Another well-known feature of the Fado Irish pub in the US is that the pub offers live performances of contemporary and traditional music by Irish musicians.
The Irish term to describe an atmosphere and surroundings of a good pub, including food, drinks, musical performances and a conversation is "craic". The Fado Irish pub tries to obey each rule of the traditional best Irish pub and there is much space to enjoy private conversations in the pub's special nooks.
What is there in the menu?
A few items (the most delicious to our mind are listed below):
Chicken Skewers: Tender chicken, mushrooms and peppers, grilled in Cajun spice and served with a sweet mango relish.
Farmhouse Brie in Philo Pastry: Baked Brie, encased in a philo pastry and served with brown bread and a honey and shallot dressing.
Irish Oak Smoked Salmon (Imported from Ireland): Served with capers, onions, horseradish and homemade Irish brown bread.
Bookmaker's Steak: Flame grilled sirloin with sweet onions, tomatoes and horseradish mayonnaise on a toasted hoagie roll.
Smoked Turkey RLT: Smoked turkey breast with rashers (imported Irish bacon), served on toasted sourdough with mayonnaise.
Grilled Salmon: Char-grilled salmon with lemon scented mayonnaise on toasted sourdough bread.
Corned Beef: Tender slices of warm corned beef and sliced pickle, with an apple and onion relish on a toasted hoagie roll with horseradish mayonnaise.
Western World Breakfast Sandwich: Bacon, sausages, fried eggs and cheese, served on toasted sourdough with mayonnaise.
The peculiarity of the Fado Irish pub in the US is that its menu is not limited to the common and traditional Irish cuisine. Certainly, standard Irish cooking influences the Fado recipes, however, Fado also experiences and mixes various Irish resources into traditional and, at the same time, unique and creative dishes. The Fado Irish pub is created for those, who like to pamper themselves by unimaginable tastiness over a pleasant or intimate conversation in the atmosphere of tender music and cozy surroundings.