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.
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
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
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