Greenlight Studio helps busy parents relax and make new friends over cups of espresso and plates of local food, while kids gallivant around the open play space. A menu of toasty panini sandwiches, gluten-free muffins, and granola bars keeps kids' and parents' stomachs from growling, and a climbing wall, dome, and art area foster a sense of creativity and community. Open throughout the year, Greenlight Studio maintains a full schedule of schedule of fun events like pajama-party movie nights for children and parents.
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.
Owned by winter-sport wizards Chris Carleton and Mike Davies, Allspeed Cyclery & Snow toils to restore out-of-shape skis to tiptop form with expert and personalized attention. Eschewing repair machines and constantly rebooting robots, Allspeed painstakingly iron-waxes all skis by hand, providing a finer tune that endures much longer than with traditional tuning processes. After their skis' bases and edges are flattened and sharpened by Allspeed's wet belt, snow junkies will zoom down the mountain while gleefully taunting gangs of abominable snowmen. With 20 years of ski-retailing prowess, Chris and Mike possess the detail-oriented knowledge needed to tune-up anyone's skis or elongated clown feet.
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.
At Roost House of Juice, very little goes to waste—even the pulp from their juices is compressed in a dehydrator to make raw falafel. The delicious results are in line with the café's philosophy of sustainable, vegan, and gluten-free eats. The juices themselves range from crisp blends of cucumber, apple, celery, and mint to the Red Russian, a re-imagined cocktail with Russian kale, cranberry, lemon, and ginger booch. The menu also lists enticing smoothies such as the Coconut Butter Cup, which derives its sweetness from Brazil nut milk ice cubes, dates, vanilla, and coconut and cacao butter.
Most of the produce handled here comes from local farms. Other dishes, including the housemade granola, are signature creations. And, in the interest of sustainably grown foods and wholesome lifestyles, the staff merges their beliefs with their service. They award discounts to customers who arrive on bikes or public transit, as well as those who bring reusable containers for their orders. Their Give a Hoot Juice campaign also donates part of their profits to likeminded organizations.