Food with a Side of Fun

by RaeAnne Marsh

Culinary Dropout

Who says you can’t have fun and games with your meal? No, we’re not suggesting a food fight à la the famous scene from Animal House; rather, to take advantage of amenities some restaurateurs are incorporating into the ambience of their establishments.

Culinary Dropout

Debuted at its location at The Yard, a standard offering at this restaurant now are backyard-style games such as cornhole, ping-pong and Foosball. The food’s good, too, with a variety of dishes in every menu section, from appetizers through dessert.

4 Valley locations: Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and, filling a new 25,000-square-foot space, Gilbert 

Camp Social

The whole vibe is a campground experience, which makes it onto the menu with the dessert offering of s’mores, complete with an actual table-top roasting of the marshmallows. A small game room offers darts, pool and a couple of arcade games.

6107 Seventh St., Phoenix. •. (602) 368-3681

The Vig

Cornhole, shuffleboard and, yes, bocce are the diversions in The Vig’s neighborhood tavern atmosphere, where the menu ranges from salads and healthy plates to rich and delectable dishes — all comfort food and all delicious.

4 Valley locations: Phoenix, Phoenix, Phoenix and Scottsdale

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