Yesterday I took my kids to Pelican's SnoBalls on N. Roxboro Rd in Durham (Bragtown area), a NC-based snow cone joint. I wasn't really expecting much, except a treat for my kids that was a little different. But the snow cones there are totally addictive. The ice is shaved super finely, like powdery snow, and they have over 100 flavors to choose from. Yes, it's all artificial color and flavor, but I don't care, because as you eat your way down to the bottom they just get sweeter and more delicious. I've already taken my kids back -- twice. They are only open through the end of October, so if you want to try them, you better do it soon. Apparently they have several other locations in NC, including Cary and Apex.