Status: Opening on February 1, Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant in Mary Brickell Village is location number 14 for the Celtic chain designed and manufactured in Ireland and then assembled by Irish crafstmen and artisans right here in the 305. The five-room pub will serve spirits, suds and brunch, lunch, small plates and seasonal fare. Available in various incarnations is the "boxty," the house specialty---a traditional Irish pancake using finely grated potatoes. Live Celtic music and weekend dance parties, too. With the addition of Fadó to a 'hood that already includes Brickell Irish Pub and Waxy O'Connor's, we're starting to think that "Brickell" is Irish for "Little Dublin."
Also on the menu: the Breakfast Boxty with scrambled eggs, rashers, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, a touch of garlic and topped with hollandaise; Cheese Dip and Wedges made with a creamy blend of Irish cheddar, pepper jack cheese and green onion served with boxty wedges for dipping; Smoked Salmon Bites with traditional cold oak-smoked salmon on crisp boxty “blini” with capers, onions, light horseradish sauce and lemon; the Blackened Chicken and Shrimp Boxty with tomatoes and mushrooms in a spicy cheese sauce and served with a side of fresh vegetables and more.
Lunch and dinner menu includes Guinness BBQ Wings; Smithwick’s Mini Burgers with ale-flavored beef burgers topped with Guinness mayo, pickles, onions and melted cheese; corned beef sandwich with a house made apple and onion relish on a toasted hoagie roll; pulled lamb French dip; Bangers and Mash on colcannon (a dish made traditionally of potato and curly kale); fish and chips and homemade Shepherd’s Pie topped with colcannon and served with a small side salad and brown bread.
Brunch served every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with dishes including Almond French Toast served with a raspberry melba sauce and real maple syrup and an Irish Bacon Omelete served with Spanish potatoes.
In addition to a selection of draught beer including Boddingtons Pub Ale, Harp, Smithwick’s, Hoegaarden, Fadó offers a variety of imported bottled beers, whiskey and scotch offerings, domestic wines and beer blends such as the Black & Tan (Guinness and Harp), Snakebite (Harp and Strongbow) or a Special (Smithwick’s and a Guinness head).