BEST FOOD COURT (1998)
With ManchuWok, Subway, Greek Garden, Hardee's, DaVinci Express, Pizza Hut, and the Great Steak and Potato, it covers most of the fast-food spectrum. But the vendors are not the star attraction here. What separates this food court from the competition is the central fountain two floors below. Sitting at the tables encircling it, diners can watch as the rush of water pushes toward the glass atrium, falls short, shrinks back upon itself, and starts its Sisyphean labor all over again. The World Trade Center may not be the romantic hot spot of the Twin Cities, but for a pleasant distraction at lunchtime it's hard to beat.