Ice is nature’s blank canvas, just waiting to be tie-dyed with colorful syrup, chiseled into an igloo, or sewn into a last-minute snowman costume. Patronize the frozen arts with today’s Groupon: for $3, you get $6 worth of shaved ice and frozen treats at Twisted Ice, with locations on Main Street and Harris Avenue.
Using knives, scalpels, and adamantium claws, Twisted Ice's talented ice whisperers transform frozen blocks of filtered Culligan water into snowy swans that easily soak up generous spritzes of aftershave syrup in more than 50 flavors. Orally embrace local legends such as tiger’s blood, pickle juice, and salty lemon ices ($1.50/small, $2.25/medium, $3/large), or eschew old-fashioned sugar with a Splenda-kissed drift of Maui Wowee. Gustatory adventurers can befuddle their senses with the vegetal crunches of a frozen pickle ($1). Crown a shaved-ice concoction queen with drizzles of cream and a garland of ice cream ($0.50 each), or follow the Milky Way to Gandy's ice cream, which can either be enthroned in a cone ($1) or buoyed in frosted root-beer floats ($2.50). Twisted Ice plies its toothsome trade Monday–Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.