Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Ground Control...A Destination Spot in Goodyear

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ground Control...A Destination Spot in Goodyear

Way out west, in the city of Goodyear, we found a cool place called Ground Control. 1/3 coffee shop, 1/3 wine bar, and 1/3 gelato spot; Ground Control is an all around enjoyable place to dine. With such few places in the Phoenix area being destination spots; a place you can go early for dinner and find yourself still there later in the evening enjoying dessert and live music, Ground Control is a welcomed addition to the neighborhood.

My husband and I made a trip to Ground Control last Saturday night. The place was pretty empty for 7:30 on a Saturday night but that slowly changed as the band began to play. (Ground Countrol has live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 8-11) We were approached, almost immediately upon being seated, by our waiter who helped us sift through the rather large wine list and find the perfect wine for our evening. Several small pours later we decided on a bottle of Seven Deadly Zins. Along with the wine list Ground Control also has over 80 bottles of beer available.

Once we were ready to focus on our meal, the waiter made several suggestions that would complement our wine choice. We decided to do some sharing and got the 3 serving cheese plate: extra sharp gouda, havarti and kasseri. The cheeses were accompanied by some delicious chopped green olives , sweetened walnuts and dried mango slices.

And also the French dip sandwich; roast beef; provolone and au jus.


Finished with our meal choices it was time to sample the other 2/3 of what Ground Control has to offer; the coffee and the gelato. (we have no pictures of the gelato as I couldn’t wait to eat it long enough to take one) All of the coffee is roasted in house and available by the pound. It was nearly midnight when we finally made our way to the car. Ground Control had provided us with an evening of entertainment and good food and wine. We will definitely be back.

9 comments:

  1. But I wanted to see a photo of the gelato ;)

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  2. What a lovely night-yummy eats!

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  3. Wow! When did that open up? I'm always going out that way, so I am definitely gonna have to stop in! Great review!

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  4. What a delicious looking meal.

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  5. What a great restaurant! If I'm ever in and around Phoenix, I'll have to check it out. I can't believe they have over 80 beers, thats crazy!

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  6. That restaurant sounds great! I'm drooling over the cheese plate :-)

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  7. Does Ground Control deliver to the East coast? :)

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  8. Sounds great...I love that cheese plate. Will have to try to take my hubby over there sometime.

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  9. I LOVE POLENTA!!!!!! looks fabulous...

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