People no longer scream for just ice cream -- there seems to be plenty of demand for snow cones.
After a quick look at the chalkboard sign to the right of the serving window, I opted for a flight of freshness -- samples of five flavors for $4. I was eager to try the former daredevil special, pineapple and serrano pepper, which is now a regular menu item.
The condiment-sized paper cup was cool against my fingers as I bit off a chunk from the top. Bright and sweet pineapple dissolved into a fiery finish that was gone as soon as I got worried about how hot my tongue had begun to feel. It tasted like a culinary magic trick.
My other favorite was the espresso and Mexican cane sugar. It's iced coffee so decadent that it's difficult to believe it's a snow cone. The sweet little cup came with a nice caffeine kick that could make Sundays a lot more productive.
One quick tip for non-adventurous eater or kids -- categories that aren't always mutually exclusive: Laricks keeps a bottle of Watermelon syrup handy in case she needs to make a toned-down snow cone.