Is the food "as good as the fun"? They probably wouldn't pass with the pizza nazis, but to our way of thinking, PPP's pies are delicious, although that could be the result of a sense-memory from childhood. Very few of us of a certain age missed attending an adrenaline-and-soda-fueled bacchanalia at this temple of video games and plastic prizes. It remains popular into the next generation, because it's so frickin' fun, and it's always affordable, if not downright cheap. Plus, if you have your party here, it's a guarantee at least somebody's going to show up.
2. Chuck E. Cheese's, 6130 E. Speedway Blvd., 745-8800, www.chuckecheese.com
3. McDonald's, Various locations, www.mcdonalds.com
Vote of note: "McDonalds--ugh!"