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Sean and Tristan Simmons found Hang Loose at Pier Bandai in Niigata, Japan, in May. The store serves fresh fruit blended into a soft serve ice cream cone; they chose lychee and mango. Photo by Shari Simmons.
While on a Canadian Rockies tour in May, Herb Ishida spotted Island Poke in
Victoria, British Columbia. Photo by Elaine Ishida.
While visiting the Grand Ole Opry in June, Frankie L. Ruggles-Quinabo discovered Blue Monkey Shaved Ice in Nashville, Tenn. Its menu included POG flavor, which she defined for a customer. Photo by Edgar Quinabo.