The Spot, a self-described “upbeat neighborhood hangout” offering sandwiches, salads and flatbread pizzas, opened today on the northeast corner of Higley and Ray in Gilbert.
Located next to Fresh & Easy and across the street from Agritopia, The Spot is a small, narrow strip-mall space with a mezzanine above the order counter to take advantage of the high ceiling.
The menu (see pdf) features fresh produce, hormone-free meats and made-from-scratch baked good. There are eight sandwiches, including The Original Spot, roasted chicken, applewood smoked bacon and cheddar cheese on a toasted bun ($7.75 with steak fries).
Sliders (three for $8.25) come in three styles – classic (bacon and cheese, pictured below), Chicago style (blue cheese and onion straws) or caprese style (red peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella and pesto mayo) – and include a large side of macaroni and cheese.
Sharable plates of fries ($5.95-$7.95) are available in five incarnations, including “Canadian” poutine with cheese curds and gravy.
Across the street from The Spot, Agritopia is home to Joe’s Farm Grill and The Coffee Shop. The final piece of the development – a food-focused commercial center called EpiCenter – is scheduled to open in two years.