The neon glow of televisions and beer signs makes up most of the light inside Hoopsters Sports Bar & Grill. The space has sheltered diners from the light of day since 1994, keeping the bar dimmed to movie-theater levels to help diners enjoy the technicolor action of their favorite sports teams. When televised competition fails to entertain, the staff instead augments their selection of burgers and sandwiches with Tuesday-night trivia contests, Friday-night karaoke, and Saturday-night DJ-driven dance parties. Sunday even has a special designation as the staff flips over all channels to view NASCAR contests and speaks only in motor sounds.
Bistro 42 dishes out a delectable menu of classic Italian and American fare in a casual setting. Pique palates with an ambrosial Hail to Caesar salad ($6.99) or one of the many appetizers, such as wings ($7.99–$19.99) or the calamari fritto, lightly fried and paired with a mini marinara dunking lagoon ($8.99). Bistro lasagna, made with fresh cheese, beef, and pepperoni ($11.99), or pot roast, prepared Southern style with mushroom-marsala gravy and served with a choice of sides ($12.99), make for satisfying main events. Hungry herbivores can feast on eggplant parmesan ($11.99) or practice lasso skills with Momma's spaghetti ($7.99). A smorgasbord of sandwiches served on oven-baked bread, such as the italian sausage ($8.99) and italian veggie ($7.99), satisfy midday munchies. On Friday nights, guests can enjoy the sounds of live music, and an ever-present kids' menu pleases both picky progeny and the young at stomach.
With a menu of appetizing dishes, Texican’s satisfies stomachs with its tongue-tantalizing Texas-style slow-smoked meats and sauces, served as condiments at the table. Whether hunkering down for an in-house experience or ordering chow on the go, the friendly barbecue buffs make it easy to fill up on feasts such as the hearty hickory-smoked beef brisket, either in a bold, savory sandwich ($4.99) or part of a meal with your choice of two sassy sidekicks such as skillet-fried taters and slaw ($6.99). More adventurous diners can duel with a posse of four fiery wings ($4.99–$6.99) as taste buds take part in an old-West-style shootout on the mouth’s main street. A serving of cherry-wood-smoked pork spare ribs ($4.99–$6.99) vies to steal eaters' attention from its succulent cousin, the 18-hour smoked pulled-pork sandwich ($3.99–$5.99), flanked by a bevy of personal-size spectators including mac ’n' cheese or cinnamon apples. Also served in pints ($3.25) and quarts ($5.99), the sides can feed a family or an entire army of little green men.