Oh yes. Tad’s is back and open for business and less than 3 min away from our house.
Tad’s is a snow cone shack. He owns several throughout the state. Including Manhattan. (And Lawrence. His “home base” is the one in Lawrence) I was fortunate enough to work for Tad in Manhattan. I worked for two summers. I had a blast. Easiest job I’ve ever had. Tad would hire girls from one sorority at K-State. And somehow I got hired too. I won’t lie, it was a bunch of hot chicks making snow cones. We made killer tips.
I still know what each flavor contains w/o looking at the cheat sheet. Scott quizzes me every time we go up there. I cannot be stumped.
I’m so excited Tad has opened up a Tropical Sno in Gardner. And the snow cones are the best. It’s not the crystally, crunchy ice. It’s the soft powder-like-melt-in-your-mouth shaved ice. And that delicious syrup. (And no, you don’t want to know how much sugar is in the syrup….although, that hasn’t stopped me from eating them.) I wish Tad would sell the syrup only. I used to put a few quick squirts into my coke bottles. Best cherry coke ever.
We took the girls up there this evening for their first snow cones of the summer.