The Madison at The Yard Tempe -- a cafe and spin and yoga studio -- has been open to the public for weeks but now, the marquee tenant of Sam Fox's most ambitious project to date has also opened its doors. Culinary Dropout at The Yard at Farmer Arts District opened to the public on Tuesday, December 9 bringing a new venue for food, drinks, and games to the growing Tempe scene.
Located at 149 West Farmer Avenue, The Yard at Farmer Arts District is the largest Sam Fox project so far at an impressive 14,000 square feet. The project includes the Culinary Dropout restaurant, a large patio, two private dining spaces, and additional tenant space.
Chef Brendan Ayers, who has also written menus for Culinary Dropout in Scottsdale and Phoenix, will head up the kitchen at the third Valley location of the restaurant concept. Look for dishes such as fried chicken and pretzel balls with cheese fondue for both lunch and dinner service.
On the drink side, Mat Snapp offers a new selection of beers including selections from Tempe craft breweries including Four Peaks and Sleepy Dog.
As at The Yard in Phoenix, the large outdoor patio features corn hole boards, ping-pong tables, and fire pits; inside the restaurant you'll find a stage for live music performances.
Culinary Dropout at Farmer Arts District 149 S. Farmer Avenue, Tempe 480-240-1601 www.culinarydropout.com
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