By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette
Just off of Cedar Creek Reservoir near Tom Finley Park, a small island sits just off the Cedar Creek Parkway bridge. On that island is a shack (a funky little shack if you will) that serves up all sorts of frozen treats for kids and adults. They also serve up a pretty remarkable Bloody Mary, if you’re in the mood for one.
That place is LouLou’s at Cedar Creek Lake.
LouLou’s is a new walk up and drive-through drink spot in the area. With a soft opening in late June, the fully open lakeside shop serves up snocones, snocone floats, shaved ice, daiquiris, beer, and coffee.
The drink stand is the brainchild of Jody and Lindsey Judson. With their three girls (Dakota, Jocie, and Lydia) in tow, the couple shared their their lakeside story and plans for the future.
Married in 2009, Jody previously served in the Navy and currently works at Winters Oil Company LP and 2J Trucking with his brother. Lindsey, a ER and ICU nurse. In 2020, the couple decided to partner together and create the first LouLou’s at the Kountry Korner in Marquez. After the success of that location, they decided to bring the concept to Seven Points. While the construction was challenging due to the current pandemic environment, they opened their second shop over the Fourth of July weekend, with a ribbon cutting July 29.
“Over here, what we kind of want to be is to stay a work in progress,” Lindsey said. “I don’t want to fence us in on any one idea. We just want it to be a fun place where people can come hang out, or come by and take a picture, or come by and have a drink to go.”
For their daiquiri blends, LouLou’s currently serves up 58 varieties. Many of their drink names are inspired by their friends and family, such as the “Kristen,” “Rachel,” “Amber,” and “Ranch Water.” The 1,200 sq ft stand also serves up a variety of drinks past their primary menu from White Russians, mimosas, margaritas, and surprise drinks they feature on their social media, such as the “Highway to Hell,” a White Russian with a shot of Fireball.
The Judsons are also working on perfecting their coffee blends for the fall and winter season, as she wants their hot beverages to be as good as their daiquiris. They are also looking into doing coffee and tea deliveries.
As a part of expanding their business, the couple is currently building a pier for visiting boats to fuel up, which should open in the next few weeks. The stand also offers live bait for sale… though that’s more an intended treat for the local fish.
As part of my own experience, I was given a sample of their peach lemonade daiquiri, which was sweet and refreshing, and ideal for August’s heat. I also tried one of my personal favorites, their Bloody Mary called the “Treychel.” There’s a lot of work that goes into their specialty mix, and the end result was well worth the wait.
“This is a really happy place,” Lindsey said. “If you can’t be happy at a snocone place, then you can’t be happy anywhere.”
To be fair, that’s a really hard point to argue against.
LouLou’s at Cedar Creek Lake
2001 E Cedar Creek Pkwy, Seven Points, TX
Monday through Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday – 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (No alcohol until noon)
Facebook (Seven Points location): https://www.facebook.com/loulousatcc/
Facebook (Marquez location): https://www.facebook.com/loulousattheKK
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