Lola's Pastries & Eatery in the news
417 Magazine February 2012- Seven Good Things
These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds and made us rave. They are ranked by level of yumminess
The honey ham and Fuji apple sandwich at Lola’s Pastries & Eatery (417-725-9225, lolaspastriesandeatery.com) is a delicious combination of ham and bright, crunchy fruit on a soft pretzel bun. Salty? Sweet? Pretzel-y? It’s a perfect combo.
March 11, 2010: Robin prepares French Pecan Pie on KY3, Taste of the Ozarks
November 19, 2009: Robin makes Harvest Apple Cake on KY3, Taste of the Ozarks
Lola's offers mesmerizing desserts divine
By Connie Farrow
FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
...Owner Robin Paulson gets the inspiration for her homemade desserts and soups from her Grandma Lola, who lived to be 94. ... Grandma would be proud.
My friend Irene and I were so mesmerized by the dessert case ...
My sandwich was "famously delicious," as the menu promised.
The piece de resistance was dessert.
... It was divine.
We both were happily satisfied...
417 Magazine December 2008 - Breakfast Champions
When the craving for an omelet or a short stack is too much to handle, head to these specialty restaurants for breakfast catered to your specific morning style.
Try the Irresistible Cinnamon Rolls (above), and you may never go back to the refrigerated Pillsbury variety again. The rolls are made from scratch with buttermilk and cream cheese frosting—and they sell out almost every day. Other baked goodies include Danishes, assorted muffins, coffee cake, cookies and brownies. (We assure you, brownies can be considered breakfast foods.) Hot meals are popular, too, including three-cheese and herb quiche, old-fashioned oatmeal, French toast and breakfast sandwiches.
417 Magazine November 2007 - 5 Best Bakeries
These five bakeries in 417-land set the bar high for tasty indulgences.
The cinnamon roll recipe is an original from owner Robin Paulson's grandmother, for whom the restaurant is named. Lola's recipe includes sweet dough with cinnamon and sugar filling and cream cheese frosting. The warm and soft rolls, made fresh daily, are so good customers often choose to replace a piece of cake with it after a meal.
Everything's better with fresh fruit
You can't make a fresh strawberry cake without fresh strawberries, which is why Robin puts them in both the cake batter and the sweet butter cream icing that she spreads on top of the cake and between each of its three layers. The icing is so sweet and delicious that the cake is the store's bestselling item-not to mention one of the most requested desserts for weddings, bridal showers and baby showers. There are small bits of strawberry in every pink bite.
Grandmother's touch still evident in restaurant's success
Original Lola created, inspired Nixa restaurant's signature dishes.
Katie Tonarely - for the News-Leader - August 14, 2008
… We choose Lola's specialty Greek salad with ham, bacon, tomatoes, black olives, onions, banana peppers, Parmesan and mozzarella topped with a sweet Italian vinaigrette.
Rhonda raves about the salad.
… Rhonda says the coconut cake is "to die for, and I don't even like coconut."