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Grand Forks Olive Garden Called ‘Impressive’ by Critic

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The restaurant chain Olive Garden might offer genuine Italian cuisine in an authentic Tuscan environment that only Darden Restaurants Inc., could provide. Or it might just be committing war crimes against food. But leave it to Marilyn Hagerty, a restaurant critic on the “Eat Beat” at the Grand Forks Herald in sunny North Dakota, to set the record straight.

In her review posted yesterday, she wrote that the chicken alfredo came in a “generous” portion and was “warm and comforting on a cold day.” (It is cold in North Dakota.) More importantly, she found both the atmosphere and the food “impressive,” calling it “the largest and most beautiful restaurant now operating in Grand Forks.” Watch your back, Macaroni Grill.

· Long-Awaited Olive Garden Receives Warm Welcome [Grand Forks Herald]
· All Olive Garden Coverage on Eater [-E-]