Once again, I found myself on the mean streets of Chinatown in the late afternoon. My stomach was groaning, but I had set dinner plans three hours later. I couldn’t help it. I needed a nosh and tipple that would tide me over, but not spoil my dinner plans. When looking for dining deals, Chinatown is not the first place to look. Luckily, my watch struck Happy Hour and my appetite pointed me toward Fado Irish Pub. One convenience of their happy hour menu is that every item is $5.00. It’s quite easy to mentally manage your bill and calculate the tip, even after you’ve had one too many.
Now, you’ll never guess what I ordered, but this time I decided to switch things up and ordered the half portion of Guinness Barbecue Wings. The wings were juicy and smothered in a thick and tasty barbecue sauce. They come with a dipping sauce, but the Guinness barbecue sauce is good enough to do without any dipping. The $5.00 beer was the DC Brau APA. If you’re into the pale ales, this happy hour offer is good and cheap.
As I was noshing my wings, I noticed a gentleman in a nearby barstool really enjoying his dinner. He was slurping from the dipping sauce bowl and making noises that sounded a little bit…well…naughty. I asked him about what put him in the throes of ecstasy and he was able to utter, “the sauce.”
I inquired further about the sauce. It’s called the Marie Rose Sauce. It’s made in-house and completely unique to Fado Irish Pub and comes standard with an order of fries. Unfortunately, I had a thin tight rope to walk with managing my appetite and not spoiling my dinner plans, so I had to defer ordering the fries for the sake of the sauce to my next visit.
Will I go back? Yes. I really would like to try the Marie Rose sauce and see if it brings me to the same heightened state of euphoria as I witnessed during this visit.
-Mr. Cheap Eats