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Run, don't walk, for Lola's Coconut Macaroons today

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lmnopm Aug 8, 2008 01:35 PM

Wow, it was great. Coconut / meringue, with a chocolate drizzle. Maybe really not a macaroon, but whatever it was, it was fantastic. Who knows how many hours they will be left. Today's baked goods looked great (as per usual, but even better than usual). The blueberry pie would have gone home with me if it wasn't so big, and for the first time I've seen it, there was a peach upside-down cake that it took every ounce of willpower not to buy.

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  1. wolfe RE: lmnopm Aug 8, 2008 02:07 PM

    Lola's on Solano?

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      lmnopm RE: wolfe Aug 8, 2008 02:14 PM

      Yup

    2. rworange RE: lmnopm Aug 8, 2008 02:40 PM

      That blueberry pie when they have it is the best in the bay area. Sometimes if you go early they have smaller pies, but if not, that the big pie is a great splurge.

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        Glencora RE: rworange Aug 9, 2008 02:02 PM

        The big blueberry pie looked beautiful, but it was too much for me. I asked about smaller pies and the woman working there denied that they exist. (She was rather crabby, too.) I bought a small peach-blueberry crisp, instead. It was good, not great.

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          wolfe RE: Glencora Aug 9, 2008 02:11 PM

          If I didn't see the sign saying crisp I could mistake the thing in the small tin for a pie with a streusel top.

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            rworange RE: Glencora Aug 9, 2008 03:10 PM

            Yeah, the crisps are not in the same class as the blueberry pie.

            Donna and John run this restaurant mainly on their lonesome with a helper now and then. That means extremely long hours.I personally am not personable. So I often get dinged. for seeming crabby. I'm really shy. Donna and John do not have sparkly personalities, but the food is good. If you don't bug them a lot they will chat to a limited extent. She probably just forgot that a few years ago they made the small version of the blueberry pie.

        2. wolfe RE: lmnopm Aug 8, 2008 02:58 PM

          Actually they match the definition of a macaroon, although, coconut cloud would be more descriptive. Oh and I didn't buy them all.

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            EileenPearl RE: lmnopm Aug 8, 2008 05:09 PM

            Thanks for the post. I needed to be reminded about Lola's. Just walked up and got the blueberry pie and two macaroons. Whoo hoo! It's Friday night and life is good.

            1. rworange RE: lmnopm Aug 9, 2008 03:12 PM

              link

              1. rworange RE: lmnopm Aug 9, 2008 03:16 PM

                Maybe the third time's the charm it attempting to add a link

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