Culinary Dropout Archives

Here are the 2016 Foodist Awards winners

Italian food: Bruschetta

The Arizona Restaurant Association announced the 2016 Foodist Award Winners. Awards were given on Thursday, April 21 at a ceremony in Tempe. And the winners are: Uniquely Arizona: Lon’s at the Hermosa Food Pioneer: Joe Johnston (Liberty Market, Joe’s Real BBQ, Joe’s Farm Grill) Top Chef: Kevin Binkley (Binkley’s, Bink’s Midtown, Bink’s Kitchen + Bar, Cafe Bink) Innovative Restaurant Concept: Kai … Read More →

Restaurant Association names Foodist Awards finalists

Crudo

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s 2016 Foodist Awards return this April for an evening of celebration, that recognizes another incredible year in Arizona’s culinary and hospitality industry. The Awards will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Showcase room located at 149 South Farmer in Tempe, and are attended by food and beverage industry professionals.… Read More →

The Yard hosts McDowell Mountain Music Festival event

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Culinary Dropout at The Yard on 7th Street is gearing up for a rocking good time. On Saturday, November 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., the neighborhood hot-spot will host the 3rd Annual Yardstock, the official kick-off event for the 2016 McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF). Organizers of Arizona’s 100 percent non-profit music festival… Read More →

Sam Fox honored as UA Executive of the Year

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Sam Fox, CEO and Founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, was recognized as the 2015 University of Arizona Executive of the Year on Friday, April 17 during a luncheon at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. Some 450 guests attended the event, including Governor Doug Ducey, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, UA philanthropic supporters Karl and Stevie Eller and… Read More →

Best I Ever Had: National Burger Month Edition

Fried Louie

It’s National Burger Month, and AZ Big Media’s employees definitely know what’s up when it comes to the Valley’s burgers. From high-maintenance patties with quirky toppings to a good, basic burger, here’s how to eat like a champion this May. Turkey Burger, $12 True Food Kitchen It’s True Food’s answer to a non-beef burger: A… Read More →

Things to do this week: Feb. 2 to 9

123RF.com; Mark Spowart; London Ontario, Canada - April 14, 2012. John (Jet) Williams (32) goes up for slam dunk during the warm up. The Harlem Globetrotters brought their show and defeated the International Elite to win the "World Championship" at the John Labatt Centre in London

Here are some things to do around Arizona this weekend, including Harlem Globetrotters performances, a Firehouse cookoff and a citywide scavenger hunt. Harlem Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters are known for traveling the country to showcase their spectacular basketball talents while performing a comedic act. The troupe is back in the Valley this weekend with shows… Read More →

The Yard brings ‘culture concentrate’ to Tempe

Nachos from Culinary Dropout

This has been the year of the Fox. Sam Fox that is. Fox Restaurant Concepts opened or expanded 15 restaurants in 2014, and the latest to open, Culinary Dropout at the Yard in Tempe, may just be the best yet. Just like The Yard in Phoenix, the Tempe location is an infill project. It is,… Read More →

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

Luhrs, WEB

Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

Design firm brings ‘lifestyle experiences’ to multifamily properties

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Developing apartments just isn’t what it used to be. Today’s renter is a hipper, more sophisticated and savvier-than-ever consumer seeking affordable living spaces that are designed with their lifestyle in mind. The boring beige apartment complexes that saturate our Phoenix skyline have given way to design-oriented places to live that are being styled – and… Read More →

Culinary Dropout concept comes to Tempe this fall

Courtesy of Fox Concept Restaurants

Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC) and development partner, Brian Frakes, plan to open the first East Valley Culinary Dropout location in October 2014 on First Avenue and Farmer Avenue in Tempe, Ariz. Known for their innovative restaurant concepts, FRC is planning their largest project to date with this Culinary Dropout location at Farmer Arts District at… Read More →

Culinary Dropout comes Central Phoenix

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by in Eat

Start revving your engines what’s been called Sam Fox’s most ambitious project yet, the 53,000-urban-square foot spaced dubbed “The Yard” featuring the rebel-child, Culinary Dropout, opens its garage doors to the public at 11:00 a.m. on February 11th, 2013 on 7th Street just south of Montebello. Fox Restaurant Concepts and WDP Partners have transformed the… Read More →

Culinary Dropout coming to Central Phoenix

The Yard
by in Business News | Dining

Start revving your engines what’s been called Sam Fox’s most ambitious project yet, the 53,000-urban-square foot spaced dubbed “The Yard” featuring the rebel-child, Culinary Dropout, opens its garage doors to the public at 11:00 a.m. on February 11th, 2013 on 7th Street just south of Montebello. Fox Restaurant Concepts and WDP Partners have transformed the… Read More →

Culinary Dropout At The Yard To Hire 75

Culinary Dropout
by in Events

Work at Fox Restaurant Concepts’ newest and biggest project, “The Yard,” located in North Central Phoenix. The transformed motorcycle shop near 7th St. and Bethany Home will house Culinary Dropout, which will open mid-February and is currently looking for experienced people who love to work and dine. Positions include servers, bartenders, hosts, cooks and dishwashers.… Read More →

Sam Fox's Newest Project Invites All To Drink, Eat And Play At “The Yard”

Fox Restaurant Concepts' "The Yard" coming soon to Phoenix.
by in Blogs

Sam Fox, owner of Fox Restaurant Concepts, is at it again. In early 2013, be on the lookout for Fox’s newest project, “The Yard.” In conjuction with WDP Partners, Fox is redeveloping a section of 7th Street south of Montebello in Phoenix. The Yard, a neighborhood-inspired project, will occupy what once was the Ducati and… Read More →