Sure, it sounds like a summer thing. But while it's unlikely to spot seasonal slush peddlers such as new food truck on the block Pacific Twist or Bethesda Row fixture Clayboy's again before next summer, other visionaries have taken to slinging artfully-crafted mounds of crazy refreshing ice scrapings year round.
Mind you, these aren't the rainbow colored pops still buried in the back of a parent's freezer, or drippy paper cones heaped with granular ice chips doused in sickeningly sweet syrup. These folks deal in crave-worthy creations featuring ribbons of
cold — which can be pre-flavored or cut with milk — and typically layered with fresh fruit, funky toppings, exotic mix-ins and lip-smacking drizzles.
Don't let global warming (Nelly tried to warn everyone) dictate when and where to enjoy a brain-freezing pick-me-up. Shave ice is the keeps-you-hydrated and satisfies-a-sweet-tooth treat that diners deserve any time they feel like it.
It's cool like that.
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