Down at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Bordeaux Streets in uptown New Orleans, the red “72” has become a “73”*…a sign of spring as certain as oak pollen, the Mississippi River rising, and buckmoth caterpillars dropping from the sky. Mark your calendars: Hansen’s Sno-Bliz opens for the season on Friday, March 9th at 1:00 pm (according to Hansen’s Facebook page). What could be better than 80-degree late winter weather? 80 degrees and a sno-bliz, of course. A coconut-chocolate for me, thanks…or maybe a cardamom-coconut…or a cherry-lemonade….or the fantastic pink “snobliz” flavor…..
See you there.
*The “73” counts the number of years that Hansen’s has air-conditioned the bellies of a grateful public.
I knew just from reading the subject line of the email containing this post that you must be writing about sno-balls. One more thing to get homesick about this time of year. I’ll have to settle for our local frozen custard and Italian ice stand. Not the same!
Frozen custard is pretty darn tasty…but nothing compares to a Snobliz!