A little more info about Culinary Dropout coming to the Hard Rock Hotel came out this afternoon. Seems five-time James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur Sam Fox is behind the resto scheduled to open this summer next to the pool. The space will take up 6,000 square feet inside with an additional 3,000-square-foot patio that can seat 320. The Scottsdale, Ariz., concept is known as a day-drinking and late-night destination, kind of like the Hard Rock.
A good two-thirds of the menu is dedicated to beer, wine and cocktails. Food at the restaurant covers pub-style appetizers, salads, sandwiches and an antipasti menu with hard-to-find meats, cheeses and vegetables. Happy hour features bar snacks such as hot and salty house-made pretzels with provolone fondue. Chilled oysters, a shaved prime rib dip with onion soup and a crunchy fried chicken dinner served with buttermilk biscuits and a drizzle of local honey make the menu. [Eater]