The temperature on the bank clock in downtown Lavaca said it was 98 degrees. The humidity was above 52%, the kind of humidity where you can breathe water. But, thankfully, there’s a new snow cone stand in town!
Arrow Ice Snow Cones opened this week in the crossroads of Highways 96 and 255 in Lavaca. It is in the parking lot of Elaine’s Café and Rub ‘em Tender Barbeque and owned by Lavaca native Dustin Balance. The little wood hut may be small but they have a powerfully large menu of items to order for the customers of our little village! More that twenty-eight flavors were available, not counting five sugar-free options and different specialty drinks. One of those is specialty drinks is the Dill Pickle Snow Cone! They sell quite a few of these, according to the young lady who was helping out today. Sydney Crabtree is a cousin to the owner. She bragged that they were the best snow cone stand for miles! (Okay, they may be the only snow cone stand around except for the occasional nomadic ice shavers.)
I interviewed Sydney between the patrons coming for their relief from the muggy weather brought by the sun and recent flooding. Car after car came in my few minutes there so I decided to give them a try for myself. Did you think I might recommend them and not try them out? Come now! I purchase a mixture of Silver Fox and Vanilla Cream. It was like vanilla ice cream from the churn! Yeah. Two thumbs up. One customer, Mary Carroll said, “Sure, there are other snow cone places around but Arrow Ice is really the best and besides, I want to give my business to local people.” Wise woman, that Mary Carroll. Wise thoughts too!
Arrow Ice is open until 9PM weekdays and Saturday.