The Culinary Dropout at The Yard is a great addition to Downtown Tempe.
Sam Fox and Fox restaurants made an $11 million investment to get people to come to the “other side of the tracks” west of Mill Avenue to the super-cool Culinary Dropout at the Yard. The Yard is also home to The Madison and Over Easy. The Madison is a spin and yoga studio and Over Easy is another great breakfast addition to the area that opens later this year. The venue also has The Coop and The Showcase Room to hold special events and private parties or meetings.
The Culinary Dropout at The Yard is a GREAT place to go for food, fun, games, drinks, events or just to hang out and relax. You have several choices for seating and for entertainment. Tables where you can sit with a date or small group, big couches around a fire pit where you can spread out and relax, multiple bar areas where you can have a cocktail or two.
Here are a few photos from The Yard. Click to enlarge.
The menu is awesome, the staff is friendly and the place is a lot of fun. The Antipasti plates are a great way to start. They also have salads, soup, sandwiches and some really good entrees. The roasted salmon is tough to beat. Seriously, try it. Other things on the menu are shrimp and pork belly ramen, meatloaf, fried chicken, a bistro steak with Gorgonzola that is *really* good, sweet potato cannelloni and more. Do yourself a favor and save room for the “Bourbon Black Bottom Pie” for dessert. You’ll thank me, I promise.
Culinary Dropout at The Yard
149 S Farmer Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
They have a full bar at The Yard and a bunch of specialty drinks, too. For local brews, they serve up hops from Four Peaks, San Tan, Huss Brewing and more. The place is cool, for sure. For small and large groups, you can hang out, watch some tv, play some games and just have some fun.
The Culinary Dropout is close to the light rail station at 3rd and Mill. If you decide to drive to The Yard, valet parking is also available.
We think this place is a great addition to Downtown Tempe. Even if it is on the other side of the tracks…