While Cajun Sno is open year-round, summer hours extend from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fall and winter hours are noon-8 p.m. from October-February.) The small purple and white building is primarily staffed with students, and Chevalier preaches patience to her patrons. "We run out and take orders and run sno balls out if people know what they want," she says, and only takes cash or checks. She's also willing to make any flavor, as long as you can tell her what color it is or how it tastes. Even with new cream soda and clear flavors, the basics like wedding cake and strawberry are still the most popular. The stuffed sno balls with ice cream and pink ladies with nectar and cream are also favorites. And as dessert or an afternoon snack, a sno ball isn't too filling. The syrup over the ice is 12.5 calories an ounce, and cream adds another 1.5 calories per ounce. "It's straight sugar," she says.
Chevalier won't tell how many sno balls she sells a day on average, but does go through about 60 blocks of ice a day during the week. She also gets frequent orders from businesses, sometimes for 20 sno balls at a time. Cajun Sno is the oldest drive-thru for sno balls in town; only Olde Tyme Grocery has been selling sno balls out of its restaurant longer. Chevalier tried opening a second location on Verot School Road a couple years ago but couldn't manage both. "You have to be here," she says. "It doesn't stop until 10 p.m. The line will be down to the road at 10. When school lets out, it'll be even worse."
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Some of the many events taking place this weekend include The Festival of Light and the Fire & Water Festival.
Appropriate for the season of giving, exhibit features behind-the-scenes images of beloved icon.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
If all 44 projects are approved, about $300 million would remain in the fund set up as a down payment to help the Gulf.