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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Week at Fado

Not content to have just one day to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day? Celebrate the holiday all week at Fadó. The authentic Irish pub in Buckhead will host seven days of events.

The celebration kicks off on Monday, March 11th with the Irish Session. Beginning at 8pm guests can gather and listen to traditional Irish music.

On Tuesday, March 12th Fadó will hold a whiskey tasting with Bushmills and Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits. Starting at 7pm guests will enjoy a selection of Bushmills whiskeys accompanied by small bites and appetizers. The evening will be hosted by master of whiskey Kevin Mulcahy. The cost is $39.95 per person, and seating is limited. Click here for the menu and to purchase tickets.

On Wednesday, March 13th is the St. Patrick’s Irish Pub Quiz at 8pm. Teams will compete for prizes including passes to St. Patrick’s Day while enjoying a menu of authentic Irish food and pints of Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s.

Thursday, March 14th is Lucky Pint Night. From 8pm to 11pm guests who order Guinness will have a chance of ordering a “lucky pint” of the iconic Irish dry stout. Patrons who find a sticker on the bottom of their pint glass will receive free tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day party on Sunday.

On Friday, March 15th is the 12th annual St. Baldrick’s event. From 2:30pm to 6:30pm Fadó will host the family-friendly charity event to raise money for childhood cancer research. The restaurant will set up barber chairs and encourage “shavees” to commit having their heads shaved. The “shavees” get family and friends to sponsor their shave with monetary donations. As a company, Fadó has helped generate $700,000 in donations since 2004.

Saturday, March 16th is St. Practice Day. Day one of the two-day festival will begin at 10:30am for the final round of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby tournament. Rugby fans will have access to a reserved viewing area for all three of the day’s matches. The outdoor festival starts at 6pm with traditional Irish rock music from Paddy & Marty, U2 cover band Desire and entertainment provided by Irish dancers. A DJ will spin tunes beginning at 10pm Pre-sale tickets are $5 online and $10 at the door.

The week of activities culminates on Sunday, March 17th for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Atlanta. Doors open at 7am for guests who want to start early. The party moves outside at noon for a street festival featuring live music, traditional Irish dancers and bagpipers. Desire, Andy Birdsall, Secret Sauce and Astral Freaks (Van Morrison cover band) are all set to perform. Pre-sale tickets, which sold out quickly last year, are available now online for $10. Tickets will also be sold for $15 at the door.

Guests can also purchase a two-day pass for Saturday and Sunday for $15 online. Click here to purchase tickets.

Fadó is also offering guests who sign up for the newsletter a chance to win a four day, three night trip for two to Dublin, Ireland. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 20 and participants must be 21 and over to enter. Click here for more details and to enter.

St. Patrick’s Week at Fadó Irish Pub, March 11th through 17th. 273 Buckhead Avenue, Atlanta. (404) 841-0066

images from Fadó’s Facebook page.

Celebrate Southern Cuisine with the Southern Food Tour

From biscuits to barbecue and everything in between, the south has a rich culinary history. This February you can celebrate the south’s tastiest traditions with a new organization dedicated to supporting local chefs, farmers and artisans.

The Southern Food Tour will hold its launch party on Saturday, February 16th at the Goat Farm. The organization’s mission is to be a distinctive voice for southern food by fostering the people who are defining southern food right now.

The launch party will be an evening of southern favorites, beer, spirits and live music, and will feature a preview of a short film about the south’s culinary heritage.

Among the food that will pay tribute to the various regions of the south will be a pig roast from chefs Ford Fry and Kevin Gillespie; gumbo from The Optimist’s Adam Evans; tamales from E.J. Hodgkinson of JCT Kitchen; and chicken biscuit sliders from Buttermilk Kitchen’s Suzanne Vizethann.

Monday Night Brewing will offer a selection of locally brewed beer and American Spirit Whiskey will offer signature cocktails. There will be live music from Blair Crimmins and the Hookers.

Tickets are now on sale online at Xorbia.com and cost $55 for VIP (5pm entry) and $45 for general admission (6pm entry).

For more information on the Southern Food Tour visit southernfoodtour.com or their Facebook page.

Southern Food Tour Launch Party, Saturday, February 16th, 6pm to 10pm. Goodson Yard at the Goat Farm, 1200 Foster Street Northwest, Atlanta 30318.