Yelpers made folks green with envy (Easy joke? Eh, we'll take it) this
Thursday Fado Irish Pub smack in the middle of downtown
Because SXSW is such a huge event, and St. Paddy's Day
falls right in the
middle, it usually doesn't get all the yelpy attention it deserves. Call it a preemptive St Paddy strike, but no better time than the present to break out our best green garb and
drink like the Irish. And on the first legitimately temperate day in what seems like ages, 230 Austin yelpers gathered on a sweet
outside patio wearing various and sundry shades of green to ring in St.
Paddy's a little – ok, a lot — early.
The folks at Fado plied us with mini burgers, cheese dip,
quesadillas and traditional irish boxties. Meanwhile, yelpers were sip
sip sippin' on some tall frosty Heinekens. Between, the drinks, the
food and the raffle, everyone was nigh well satisfied when…(drum roll please) Fictionist showed up! This band took a day out of
their Louisiana tour to stop in and play our party. They entertained and
amazed us for a good 45 minute set at the end of the shindig.