Oct 27, 2010

To Major Tom

Ground Control dessert
This past Monday Magpie and I were able to get together for the first time in awhile. Our schedule didn’t allow for a leisurely day of picture taking so we opted for a short shopping trip and lunch. We wanted to eat someplace different and decided on a little coffee place Ground Control – which turned out to be much more than “a little coffee place”.

Ground Control is a rarity in the West Valley, an eclectic little café that features a menu which includes breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. It boasts over 400 different wines and crams full a monthly calendar of events including wine tastings, comedy night and live music on the weekends. I’m pretty sure I can get my sports bar loving husband to try the beer tastings and the single malt scotch flights.

Ground Control Beers
Magpie selected the Tahitian Chicken Salad ( with mango, grapes, & pepitas on a bed of greens with marinated strawberries, drizzled with a citrus infused balsamic glaze). I chose the more pedestrian but equally delicious Tuna Salad Pretzel Roll. For dessert we shared the Seven Layer Cookie (pictured above). Magpie assures me that her Aunt sent her the recipe for this cookie many years ago. Yum. I can’t wait until she brings it to the next football party. :-)

We’re definitely going back. Magpie is determined to find a coffee that she likes to taste and not merely smell. I want to try the new Fall menu which should be out in the next couple of weeks -and we want to support this locally owned and operated jewel.

8 Passengers in the Car:

Bossy Betty said...

What a fun field trip! Can I come next time?

Cathi said...

That sounds like a fun place!! :)

Brian Miller said...

nice. this sounds like a really cool place...

Randy said...

Sounds like a great place. Where's it at. I will have to tell my cousins about it.

Diane AZ said...

How great that you liked it enough to go back. That Seven Layer Cookie looks mouthwatering...sure sounds like it would be a lot of work to make with 7 layers and all.

Small City Scenes said...

Always fun to find and try a new place and more amazingly---liking it. Let us know the next time you go. MB

Relyn said...

Sounds like a wonderful, refreshing break.

Magpie said...

I'm still drooling!!! That was so delicious and smelled like heaven. I can't wait 'til we go again on Tuesday! Yes!