Saturn 5’s intergalactic theme seeps into every corner of its 20,000-square-foot fun center, which encompasses an 18-hole mini-golf course illuminated by black lights, a laser-tag arena, a 400-square-foot bouncy obstacle course, an arcade with more than 70 games, and a billiards room. The indoor mini-golf course takes after its fresh-air counterparts with diminutive greens and obstacles, but it replaces the sun with black lights that illuminate holes lined in green, red, and blue. A rainbow of hues also embellishes the behemoth bounce house, where kids careen down slides and scramble around cushy pillars to get to meshed-in areas for jumping.
At the arcade, the perimeter of an air-hockey table glows a space-age green, and retro pinball machines exude a vintage air akin to the black-and-white makeup worn by ‘50s-era TV stars. In the billiards room, a 40-inch TV and an 80-inch projection screen are emblazoned with the day's games, which can be watched atop bar stools with snacks, beer, and wine from the concession bar.
Perish Grill is a new restaurant and bar specializing in hand-cut steaks, Cajun dishes, seafood, and sandwiches. Lunchers can munch on hand-cut french fries to complement organic grass-fed burgers ($7.99) or try the sweet-bourbon salmon with yellow rice and fresh vegetables ($7.99). Dinner grazers can whet their appetites in a garden of salads or wolf down seafood appetizers such as shrimp cocktail ($6.99) and crab cakes served with roasted red pepper sauce and remoulade ($7.99). A classically marbled, hand-cut 12 oz. rib eye sates steak steadfasts ($13.99), and the crawfish étouffée bursts with classic Cajun flavor ($11.99). Things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space, convincing your boss to trade spouses, and turning a recurring dream into reality by going back to high school and passing that chemistry exam pantsless, slide into the realm of the certain once you've devoured a meal at Perish Grill.
On a Shoestring outfits runners in shoes, apparel, and gear to keep motoring humans moving in comfort and style. The store's staff of running enthusiasts, including many certified running coaches, matches customers with their predestined pairs using precise shoe fittings, arch-mapping wet tests, and treadmill-gait analysis. Finish-line seekers can choose from the store's bevy of brand-name jogging clogs, such as a pair of Brooks Adrenaline running shoes ($100 for both men's and women's styles) or New Balance 927 walking shoes ($114.99 for men and women). DownUnders orthotic footbeds ($37.99) add comfort and can help tame freewheeling ankles. For those who amble sans socks, Orthaheel orthotic sandals ($54.99) cradle sleepy dogs in specially shaped footbeds. Protect vulnerable shoe cargo in an array of apparel, including the Brooks EZ T athletic shirt ($28 for both men and women), which shields torsos from the elements without impeding motion. A Bodyglide antichafing stick ($5.99) draws a dividing line between close-quartered body parts, preventing them from irritating each other and providing years of anecdotes for when they someday get along. Other available accessories include sunglasses, watches, hydration systems, and nutrition supplements.
While it is a fine purveyor of Hispanic foodstuffs, Acapulco Tropical also dishes out flavorful Mexican fare in the kitchen of its in-store café. Relying on natural, native ingredients, chefs create traditional dishes for carnivorous and seafood-centric palates. Early risers can catch a breakfast of huevos con nopales, in which eggs team with zesty seasonings and cacti culinary wits ($5.49). To launch lunchtime appetites, try a griddled quesadilla filled with asada, carnitas, pollo, pastor, or queso ($1.99). Or fill up mouth caverns with anytime entrees of burritos with a choice of any meat with rice and beans ($3.75), nachos ($6.49), or tortas ($4.25).