Culinary Dropout Archives

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I think it’s safe to say that desert dwellers are always looking for ways to cool off, especially this week. With temperatures hovering around 115 degrees, we thought it might be a good time to share a refreshing cocktail from Culinary Dropout. The crowning touch, Ron Zacapa 23 rum from Guatemala, sends this drink into nirvana territory. Enjoy this rum cocktail poolside, or visit Culinary Dropout and sip along with an order of beer-battered fish...

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Winter dining al fresco is usually a treat in the Valley of the Sun – we devoted a whole cover story to patio dining, after all. This week’s dreary, drippy weather has limited outdoor dining options, though. As if anticipating this, Scottsdale Quarter and Culinary Dropout have been plotting Desert Domes, partially closed geodesic domes for outdoor dining.   They follow in the wake of several major U.S. cities whose restaurants have introduced private dining structures to provide “COVID-safe” experiences. These pop-ups huts – from New York City’s yurts to Chicago’s greenhouses – are technically outdoors, yet they protect patrons from the elements, which...

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