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Fox Restaurant Concepts opens Culinary Dropout in Dallas

Restaurant has rooftop bar near downtown in Design District and offers brand’s first sushi menu

Culinary Dropout, one of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, opened this week in Dallas with a signature rooftop bar.

Culinary Dropout debuted an all-new menu for the Dallas restaurant. The two-story restaurant also offers, live music, big screen television and private event spaces and more. Culinary Dropout joins sibling restaurants by Sam Fox, including The Henry, Flower Child and North Italia.

“With its recent growth and cool, creative vibe, the Design District is the perfect fit for Culinary Dropout,” said Sam Fox, founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, in a statement. “We’re excited to launch our new menu and offer a beautiful rooftop bar just for this location.”

The Dallas menu includes sushi items, a first for the Culinary Dropout brand.

“For Dallas we kind of reinvented everything about the menu,” said Clint Wood, and Fox Restaurant Concepts’ chief culinary officer. “We did a completely new design. We added a whole section with sushi, so we have a couple different crispy rices, two or three new rolls and we have some crudos. We added a little lighter option for summertime in Dallas.”

The menu also features sharable appetizers like Wagyu Pigs in a Blanket, BBQ Pork Belly Nachos, and a hearty antipasti board.

The Design District location of Culinary Dropout offers a designated stage for live, local musicians, an array of TVs for streaming sporting events, and a spacious rooftop bar. A second-floor private event space, equipped with audio-visual capability, will be available to book for groups.

The newest location was designed by Gensler around the concept of “grit-chic.”

Culinary Dropout has 13 locations in six states, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

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