Sour SNO from Bahama Buck’s

It will hit 99 degrees today and this is just the beginning.

Right now, if I want a shaved ice, I have to go to Richardson or Garland Road or cross Central. Yeah, it’s a first-world problem, but Lake Highlands’ icy juicy goodness dream (or is that just me) is coming true in the form of a Bahama Buck’s, which locals J Mark and Jessica Pool and family (including seven kids, Mark tells us) will open July 4 at 11 a.m. Those so inclined can head there straight from the Fourth of July parade and carnival.

Bahama Buck’s is one of the first new tenants to open in Creekside, future home of Alamo Drafthouse, at Abrams and Skillman, as we reported in April. (By the way, Advocate readers named the shopping center — is that cool or what?)

Bahama Buck’s will occupy (6780 Abrams) suite 107. The Lubbock, Texas-based frozen tropical dessert eatery has franchises all over the United States. Area locations include Sachse, Rowlett and Far North Dallas. Pool says he is “excited to be bringing the greatest SNO on Earth to the Lake Highlands area … Plus our tropical smoothies and refreshing drinks,” he says. “We provide a cool, island oasis in the heat of Dallas.”

SNO, a trademarked brand, is a soft, fluffy form of shaved ice generously flavored with customers’ choice of 90-plus “property gourmet flavors.” They also will offer fruit cups, smoothies, frozen latte and lemon- limeaids. They even have “Thin Ice,” a sugar-free version.