The Dishes: Pork Belly Nachos, Soft Pretzels & Provolone Fondu with sea salt, 36-Hour Pork Ribs jalapeño, molasses, and Monkey Bread cinnamon apple brioche & vanilla ice cream baked to order!
The Place: Culinary Dropout The Yard Tempe
The Location: 149 S. Farmer Tempe, Arizona 85281
Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the soft launch of Culinary Dropout, The Yard Tempe and we fell in love with every part of it. The building is locate on the other side of the train tracks (just west of the old Depot Cantina, I might be dating myself). The layout is absolutely incredible with some awesome artwork on the walls and my personal favorite, a line of ping pong tables in the yard. The venue is set for live music, perfect for any and all sporting events and the kitchen is the biggest and most expensive of all FRC’s kitchens.
They knocked the food out of the yard (we know it’s the “park” but “yard” works better for this article ;-)! We started with the pork belly nachos (which you can only get at the Tempe location), the dish was incredible and should be paired with a few good sporting events. Anytime you go to a Culinary Dropout it should be a requirement you have the soft pretzel and provolone fondue…just do it! The 36 hour pork ribs…all we can say is…thank you to each one of those 36 hours, your time was well spent!
And last…The Monkey Bread. We love finding us some great desserts (like one we just wrote about at The Gladly). The Monkey Bread is worthy of going to the Dropout all by itself. This delight is baked to order and comes out perfectly paired with vanilla ice cream as a incredible compliment.
If you’re looking to spend a lazy day chilling in a great venue, playing a little ping pong with some great drink creations and dishes you can’t go wrong with, then meet your friends at the yard and play the day away!