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Head to Artemisia Cafe for a tasty cafe bite. Artemisia Cafe is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Artemisia Cafe — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Guests of Artemisia Cafe's Pleasant St location can park their vehicles on the street. With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Artemisia Cafe. Brunch is the house specialty at Artemisia Cafe, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
61 Pleasant St
Portland,
ME
US
Stars on Ice's lineup of skaters––who have spun, twirled, and Salchowed to Olympic gold-medal podiums––dazzles audiences with an engrossing spectacle that intertwines music, intricate choreography, and sparkly costumes. Sasha Cohen, the silver-medal-winning Californian who became the first in the state to understand what ice was, fluidly floats to the song “Big Spender.” With skills that snatched two gold medals and charm that graced the pages of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People issue, Ekaterina Gordeeva electrifies the Captain & Tennille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together.” Daunting athleticism underlies the lyricism and surprising visual references to Three Stooges films in the performance of Ilia Kulik, whose gold-medal routine in Nagano saw him slay a quadruple toe loop and eight triple jumps. Those who opt for the meet and greet will brush elbows with some of the stars at the arena, whereas at-home fans can gaze at posters inscribed by the skaters’ delicate bladework.
1 Civic Center Sq.
Portland,
ME
US
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Binga's Stadium, a down-home barbecue joint in Portland. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Binga's Stadium, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Wifi is on the house at Binga's Stadium, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Pump up your night with performances from Binga's Stadium's live DJs. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the bar is rather noisy. Weeknights are popular for dining and crowds often form at the bar. You can also grab your grub to go. null Thrifty eaters will also love Binga's Stadium's prices, which are generally below $15.
77 Free St
Portland,
ME
US
Come to David's Restaurant for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love. No need to miss out on David's Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at David's Restaurant, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, David's Restaurant is a great summer destination. Stay connected at no cost thanks to David's Restaurant's wifi. Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. The dress code at David's Restaurant is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot. The menu at David's Restaurant is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
22 Monument Sq
Portland,
ME
US
WIth just a bit of extra peanut butter, Wannawaf's Cheeky Monkey drove the Dispatch to a "total dessert meltdown" that "was totally worth the sugar buzz." And that's just one of the eatery's waffle creations, which also include hot dogs smothered in fixings like pepper jelly. On the flipside, sweet ingredients ? including apple-pie filling and Maine maple syrup ? crown waffles alongside scoops of Shain's of Maine ice cream. More than 25 flavors, such as raspberry truffle and coffee, can also be enjoyed waffle-less in cups and cones. All these options, plus build-your-own waffle instructions, are all available in menus hanging from Wannawaf's ceiling. Outside, picnic tables and an ocean view await waffle enthusiasts.
15 Monument Square
Portland,
ME
US
Located in the historic Old Port District, Arabica Coffee percolates the palates of thirsty patrons as they reenergize amid pleasantly low-key confines. The menu is stocked with soothing bean blends and reads like a global tasting excursion, boasting freshly brewed coffees of the day ($1.40–$1.87) such as an organic Peruvian blend, a French Roast, and a decaffeinated java imported from Ethiopia. Specialty coffee drinks take international flavors one intergalactic step further with a caffé milky way ($3.50–$5.25)–a rich combination of chocolate, caramel, steamed milk, and espresso that evokes the flavors of dark matter. Other items include the earthy caffé maple soy ($3.75–$5.75), made with espresso, soymilk, and maple syrup. The menu is subject to change and features new energizing concoctions daily, but there's always a selection of regular and gourmet coffee drinks, brew-at-home coffee sold by the pound, and juice drinks. Additionally, Arabica's signature toast serves as a tasty treat that’s also useable as a Post-it note for informing roommates that the basement is flooding.
2 Free St
Portland,
ME
US
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