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Costco food finds - 3rd quarter 2012 [old]

Yes - they definitely changed it and it is so disappointing! It's definitely not the Cibo sauce that was so amazing. We have been eating that pesto regularly for over 10 years and this new version is just awful. I heard that Whole Foods still carries Cibo. It will cost much more but that doesn't matter since the Costco one is inedible.

Mar 29, 2013
eastbayjay in Chains

anderson valley?

Wow- I wrote that review almost 4 years ago. I've been to Lauren's a few more times since then and it's as good as ever - and a great update - Lauren's is open for lunch on some days between May - October. Yay!

14211 Highway 128, Boonville, CA 95415

May 17, 2011
eastbayjay in California

Pioneer Woman's The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever

I don't have much experience with baking but I've made this twice and it turned out great. The frosting is very sweet - I cut back on the sugar the 2nd time and it was fine. I made it for a large group and it was very popular. I'm interested in trying it with the dark cocoa like another poster mentioned.

Feb 28, 2010
eastbayjay in Home Cooking

GREAT East Bay Hamburger?

We love the Red Onion! Best onion rings around.

anderson valley?

I want to second Lauren's in Boonville. Incredible food, great local wines - on a recent vacation we ate there 2 times and enjoyed corn cakes w/ fresh salsa, amazing spring rolls, the Asian big bowl (which changes weekly), the pasta w/ tomato, basil and some cheeses - I think brie and Asiago, the chicken tostada was huge and delicious. My partner's favorite is the grilled fontina & avocado sandwich with the best french fries we've ever had! Great kid's menu too. The peach & berry cobbler was also lovely I wish this place was in the Bay Area!

We've been to Libby's which was very good and also the Boonville Hotel, which I think used to be a lot better - but Lauren's is definitely our first choice in the area. It is not open for lunch though - which makes it tough if you are driving through to or from Mendocino.

Sep 03, 2007
eastbayjay in California