Culinary Dropout finds success at The Yard

What do you get when a culinary dropout takes asylum in a former motorcycle garage? Culinary Dropout at The Yard.

The latest creation of gastronomic innovator Sam Fox and Fox Restaurants Concepts opened in Phoenix this February after two successful “Dropout” openings in Scottsdale and Las Vegas.

The more than 53,000 square feet space, The Yard, gives Arizona a Chelsea Market-type venue with desert panache. With other restaurants and some retail on the horizon, The Yard makes its debut with gastropub Culinary Dropout as its anchor.

Its cuisine is pure comfort food with gourmet pretzel dippers, hard-to-find antipasti and fresh Rainbow Trout. The open air kitchen sits in the middle of the main dining area overlooked by a badass  “Indian Motorcycle “advertisement etched on the exposed brick walls.

In 2013, “cocktails on tap” are trending and Culinary Dropout is taking the lead with its fashionable Manhattan on the pipes. If “cocktails on tap” aren’t quite your thing – not to worry- two-thirds of the menu is devoted to craft beer, wine and  other cocktails. The bar itself is an impressive zinc-covered structure that straddle’s the patio and main dining room.

Essentially, The Yard is an adult playground with the look of an eclectic, but modern gentleman’s club. There’s one exception. Everyone’s welcome. The staff are dressed to kill and easy on the eyes. You may find yourself forgetting they work there because there’s no staff dress code.

You can lounge outside on the more than 3,000 square feet patio or find yourself playing a variety of lawn games, while day drinking of course. Dressed in green leather and Edison bulbs the atmosphere is, casual, like someone’s living room.

And there’s more to come with Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend opening in the near future as well as rumors of retail and a coffee shop renting space at The Yard. For information, click here.

The Yard

5632 N. 7th Street

Phoenix Arizona 85014

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 11a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.