When a new, local restaurant pops up in our neighborhood, Scott and I always make it our mission to try it out as soon as their doors open. In this case, we had even more of a reason to make our way down to Worth Takeaway, a sandwich shop that just opened up in the heart of downtown Mesa, because two of our sweet friends, Kelsey and Jim Bob, are the masterminds behind this delicious takeaway spot! So during their first weekend in business, Scott and I stopped in for lunch and a little Southern-style banana pudding -- mmmm!
When we walked in, the place was packed -- which is pretty thrilling to see for a newly opened, local business! After placing our order (Scott got the Rueben and I got the Veggie), we snagged a couple of seats along the high-top table and took in the scenery. Kelsey and Jim Bob did an awesome job of re-vamping the old building -- keeping things simple, but adding a few bits and pieces that felt so very Southwestern (like the concrete cactus and framed, desert house prints). They also did an amazing job of incorporating so many other local businesses into their space, whether it's through their product, furniture or even the flowers on their tables. With an overall goal of creating community, Worth Takeaway is surely on their way!
Both of our meals were delicious -- Scott loved the Rueben, and I really enjoyed the Veggie on lettuce (for all of us GF folks out there!). I also hear that their grilled cheese is amazing, and that their crispy chicken is out of this world! For dessert, we shared their house made banana pudding and it was incredible! Jim Bob is originally from the south, so it only made sense that he brought a little of his hometown cultural into their desert-based shop.
The next time you're in Mesa, don't forget to stop in at Worth Takeaway for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Scott and I have plans to head back soon, so maybe we'll see a few of you local folks there!
Can we also just take a second to talk about this amazing weather we've been having? I've been pulling out my sandals and putting away my sweaters. Opting for short sleeves most days, and enjoying some time sitting in the sun. Spring is going to officially be here before we know it and it's going to be a BIG season for Scott and I -- mini-getaways, celebrations and new adventures, together. Can't wait to share more soon, sweet friends!