Meet Agent Anne, Your Heart’s Out’s new super snooper for scouting out the city’s bests.
Before summer calls it quits on us, we sent her to scout-out the area’s best snowcone. But it soon became clear that the “shave ice” varieties are preferred. These things are hard to find in California and New York, but for whatever reason, Salt Lake has a burgeoning population of snow cone/shave ice stands. It must be our sub-tropical climate … or lack thereof.
If you want one of these treats, you better get ‘em while it’s (still) hot. Labor Day is when many shacks turn in for winter hibernation. Hurry up up up to get your last taste of summer.
Assignment: City’s Best “Snowcone”
Stop No. 1: Island Flavor
Location: Approx. 4715 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay
Closing: “Any day now”
Madame, P.I. Reports:
After wearing my soles, searching far and wide for the best snowcone SLC has to offer, it has come to this: Snowcones are no good. “Shave ice,” however, is uhh-mazing.
I’ve noticed the green truck (yes, Island Flavor operates out of an abandoned van) with tiki torches and a tin roof several times as I’ve driven by. The place has just the right amount of kitsch and the right idea when it comes to shave ice. Finally shaven (no crunchy rocks of ice to scrape your mouth), plenty of sugary sweet syrup (lots of flavors), and a healthy dose of cream—or even ice cream if you please (and you should)—Island Flavor definitely knows how to do things right.
It’s the only place I’ve found thus far that offers the oh-so-delicious and authentic ice cream option. Worth a whirl if you’ve never experienced such an icy-creamy delight.
So far, sooper good. Island Flavor sets a high bar to measure against. Stay tuned to see where I turn up next! Suggestions are welcome.