Culinary Dropout at The Yard at Farmer Arts District in Tempe Is Now Open

The Yard at Farmer Arts District
The Yard at Farmer Arts District
Courtesy of Fox Restaurant Concepts

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.

See also: The Yard Tempe Will Include New Location of Aaron May's Over Easy

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.

See also: The Lodge in Scottsdale Is Closing This Weekend; New Location to Open in Tempe

Culinary Dropout at Farmer Arts District 149 S. Farmer Avenue, Tempe 480-240-1601 www.culinarydropout.com

Mon - Wed: 11am to 11pm Thurs and Fri: 11am to 1am Sat: 10am to 1am Sun: 10am to 10pm

The patio at The Yard in Tempe.
The patio at The Yard in Tempe.
Courtesy of Fox Restaurant Concepts

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