Snowopolis brings Hawaiian flare and affordability to the table

l (3) by WILL WONG 

Adding to the few dessert restaurants in the Montebello area, Snowopolis brings a new twist with their 50 flavors of shaved ice and custom do-it-yourself s’mores. “The owner is from Hawaii, and his family was really known for their shaved ice. A few years ago he moved here, bringing over his traditional Hawaiian shaved ice,” said manager Jessica Apperico. l (2) Those entering Snowopolis may find the restaurant noticeably dark. The establishment is lit by dim neon lights and has decorations around the room. “We wanted the restaurant to have a chill, relaxing vibe, but we’re still a new place, so we’re working on it,” said Apperico. Though Snowopolis serves other sweets, such as cookies and s’more milkshakes, their most popular item by far is shaved ice. Tiger Blood is their most popular flavor, a combination of strawberry, cherry and coconut, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle. The flavor has a unique, fruity taste made by the strawberry and the cherry; the flavor is highly complemented by hints of coconut. S’mores, another popular dessert, comes on plates with graham crackers, marshmallows, toppings and the customer’s choice of chocolate, so customers roast their s’mores to their liking. Plates of s’mores come in two varieties. A plate with a serving for four people is priced at $13.99, while a similar plate that serves two people costs $7.99. Everything at Snowopolis is quite affordable; nearly all dishes are priced under $8. l (1) Snowopolis is located next to AMC 10 on Montebello Boulevard and is open Sunday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Snowopolis brings new flavors to Montebello with both its Hawaiian origins and its affordable prices.

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