EAT IT AND WEEP: Snowball Express hits Flagler

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The Snowball Express is powered by batteries.
The Snowball Express is powered by batteries.
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+ Snowball Express hits Flagler
Meet The Big Easy Café’s newest addition. It’s a completely battery operated, frozen snowball vehicle, and Walt and Nicole Mazie, the café’s owners, have big plans for it.

They’re bringing it to community events, including fundraisers and festivals, and they also plan to take it beachside to provide treats to surfers, swimmers and sunbathers.

The Snowball Express was modified from a Chrysler Global Electric Motorcar, which is a street-legal electric car that has a 40-mile range on a full charge and reaches speeds up to 25 mph. The GEM vehicles were also used in the 2010 film, “The Green Lantern.”

The Big Easy Café is at 213 S. Second St., in Flagler Beach. Call 439-3944.


+ Hammock Wine & Cheese Shoppe under new ownership
Elke and Stephen Gallagher purchased The Hammock Wine & Cheese Shoppe, which has been open in Flagler County for nearly 10 years and is known for its wine tasting and arts events.

“We plan on continuing to offer live entertainment, and we are revitalizing the art gallery,” Elke Gallagher said in a statement. “We have a lot going on right now (with) bringing in new landscaping and updating the gallery.”

The shop will now feature live music four times per week and will host a featured artist monthly in its gallery. The first featured artist is Palm Coast resident Sandra Pierce.

The store will continue to host wine tasting events and sell gift baskets.

The Hammock Wine & Cheese Shoppe is at 5368 N. Oceanshore Blvd., in Palm Coast. Call 445-3357.

+ Kokoro to reopen in Palm Harbor, with new name, menu
Kokoro Sushi Bar & Japanese Bistro closed its Palm Coast location several months ago to relocate to European Village. After renovating its new space, owners Laura and Lee Barnes are finally preparing to reopen during the first week of December.

With this opening comes a new name: Kokoro Steaks, Sushi & Martini Bar. The restaurant will serve a selection of steaks and will boast a full liquor bar for beverages, including Kokoro’s signature drink — a lychee martini.

Kokoro Steaks, Sushi & Martini Bar is located at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 123. It will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, as well as Sundays, and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It will be closed Monday.

+ Kokomo’s Café launches coffee club in Flagler Beach
To complement its new espresso machine, the Kokomo Café is now offering a rewards program for its caffeine-loving clientele. After purchasing six coffee drinks, customers are eligible for their seventh free. Punch cards are available at the café.

Kokomo’s just introduced peppermint mocha lattes and gingerbread lattes for the holiday season. Every Friday, all lattes are buy one, get one free.

Kokomo’s Café is at 202 S. Central Ave., in Flagler Beach. Call 693-4912.

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