Top picks on where to eat before homecoming


Damien Tippett

Culinary Dropout in downtown Gilbert may be a little more on the expensive side, but offers a lot of fun and variety for a pre-hoco meal with friends.


Sometimes the homecoming group may be indecisive about where to go to eat. When they are wondering about what and where they want to go, look for some fun and fresh new restaurants in some hot spots around town. 
Some fun places to go and eat around town, either a chain or local, should meet a few requirements. Fun and entertaining but the most important thing is good food. 

One of the places that has good eats and a fun entertainment section or games would be Culinary Dropout. With warm, soft pretzels dipped into a smooth and creamy cheese dip sitting over an open flame is exactly the way to start off an amazing meal. Along with one of their best sellers, the Kentucky fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits. The chicken has a crispy outer shell and the mashed potatoes are topped with the perfectly smooth gravy. 

Some of the fun entertainment options are cornhole, shuffleboard, and ping pong. So while waiting for your food you can go with your hoco group or date to have some fun while you have a few spare minutes between your appetizer and main course. Along with the gorgeous painted walls all around the restaurant to take some hoco photos for good photos with a fantastic background. 

Another fun restaurant to go eat and hangout at would be Joe’s farm grill, with good eats and amazing places to take hoco photos at. They have many different spots for pretty photos with amazing agritopia around the area. 

The food is great, just a classic cheeseburger and a milkshake would really hit the spot before going to rock out at homecoming. Joe’s farm grill has more than just cheeseburgers and milkshakes. With Italian sodas and pizza, the eatery has a wide variety of different cuisine all around the menu. 

To top it all off, you get an amazing experience in the bathrooms too! With barbies in little capsules in the wall, the neon lights all over, and there is always a Barbie movie playing in the bathroom right in front of the restroom. So you are busy while handling business.

The many different places near there helps to make the farm grill a diverse place. If you want a dessert just run right next door to a local coffee shop for a super good cupcake or a good coffee cake. Nothing like some pure sugar to get your blood flowing and your heart pumping for homecoming. 

With many options for homecoming, some of the greatest picks would be places with fun entertainment options, good spots for photo taking, and yummy food is a must for a fun pre-game of homecoming.