Wednesday, June 9, 2010
When my partner and I visited Fado Irish Pub at 15th and Locust Street on Sunday, we were surprised by the hospitality which we received during our stay. We've been through so many different interviews in our lifetimes at so many various locations, but this particular time was special. We received two fantastic interviews for our story; one from a bartender and one from one of the bars regular customers. On top of that, the manager on duty let us film behind the bar and pretty much get any shots that we wanted for our story.
After everything was said and done the manager offered us a drink on the house which we gladly accepted. There's nothing like a nice cold beer after a hard days work. We had a great conversation with the bartender we had interviewed earlier and shared a few laughs about the whole experience. Leaving the bar I showed my partner some of the items which I had shot as b-roll and we both pointed out the 2010 World Cup t-shirts they were selling which were on display. Next thing we knew we were holding two 2010 World Cup t-shirts worth a combined $30 for free (pictured above). To say hospitality goes a long way is an understatement. A couple days later my father and I had dinner there and I told him about the pleasant experience I had there and the history behind the restaurant. I told him about how everything in the bar was built in Ireland, taken apart, and then put back together at it's current location. I'm sure I'll go to more than one World Cup game there, and I'll recommend the place to my friends if they ever ask about a good bar in the area. We hope in the future that more people could be as hospitable as the workers at Fado Irish Pub.
By Jeff McMenamin and Ari Charlestein, Group 19, Sports
Posted by jeffmcmenamin at 8:53 AM