Now in their 86th season, the Harlem Globetrotters continue to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2012 world tour, a rotating roster of Globetrotter favorites take to the hardwood each game, so spectators might spot Special K Daley sharing a behind-the-back pass with newcomer Jacob “Hops” Tucker, the 2011 NCAA slam-dunk champion whose 50-inch vertical leap cruelly dashed his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Trotters might also present a study in contrasts with five-foot-two Too Tall Hall and seven-foot-eight Paul "Tiny" Sturgess, the world's tallest pro basketball player.
The Terrace Cafe's multitalented owner and chef, whose grandparents started Sonny's Place, whips up delectable, contemporary American fare in an atmosphere geared toward the entire family. Plunge cutlery into the café's signature Tex-Mex pasta, thick with noodles buried beneath a hearty heap of homemade chili, zesty jalapeños, gooey cheese, and crunchy nacho chips ($15.95 for a half order), or sample the eatery's signature, multigenerational recipe for spaghetti with meat sauce ($14.95 for a half order). The double-meat, bacon-swiss burger ($10.95) quells carnivorous cravings, and the bacon-swiss-chicken melt ($11.95) reminds taste buds how much owners need them. Feast on the Shrimp Artery Clogger ($13.95) to delight in Jacques Cousteau's greatest gift to humanity: deep-fried shrimp.