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  • Skaught
    Skaught wrote:
    <p><em>This REAL review has made the 85-year-old small-town author the most read food critic in America.</em> <img src="http://www.grandforksherald.com/media/full/jpg/2010/09/09/marilynhagerty.jpg" alt="alt text" /> [br] by Marilyn Hagerty</p> <p>After a lengthy wait for Olive Garden to open in Grand Forks, the lines were long in February. The novelty is slowly wearing off, but the steady following attests the warm welcome.</p> <p>My first visit to Olive Garden was during midafternoon, so I could be sure to get in. After a late breakfast, I figured a late lunch would be fashionable.</p> <p>The place is impressive. It’s fashioned in Tuscan farmhouse style with a welcoming entryway. There is seating for those who are waiting.</p> <p>My booth was near the kitchen, and I watched the waiters in white shirts, ties, black trousers and aprons adorned with gold-colored towels. They were busy at midday, punching in orders and carrying out bread and pasta.</p> <p>It had been a few years since I ate at the older Olive Garden in Fargo, so I studied the two manageable menus offering appetizers, soups and salads, grilled sandwiches, pizza, classic dishes, chicken and seafood and filled pastas.</p> <p>At length, I asked my server what she would recommend. She suggested chicken Alfredo, and I went with that. Instead of the raspberry lemonade she suggested, I drank water.</p> <p>She first brought me the familiar Olive Garden salad bowl with crisp greens, peppers, onion rings and yes — several black olives. Along with it came a plate with two long, warm breadsticks.</p> <p>The chicken Alfredo ($10.95) was warm and comforting on a cold day. The portion was generous. My server was ready with Parmesan cheese.</p> <p>As I ate, I noticed the vases and planters with permanent flower displays on the ledges. There are several dining areas with arched doorways. And there is a fireplace that adds warmth to the decor.</p> <p>Olive Garden has an attractive bar area to the right of the entryway. The restaurant has a full liquor license and a wine list offering a wide selection to complement Italian meals. Nonalcoholic beverages include coolers, specialty coffees and hot teas.</p> <p>On a hot summer day, I will try the raspberry lemonade that was recommended.</p> <p>There’s a homemade soup, salad and breadstick lunch available until 4 p.m. daily for $6.95.</p> <p>An olive branch on menu items signified low-fat entrees. There is a Garden Fare Nutrition Guide available for customers seeking gluten-free food. And for those with food allergies, Olive Garden has an Allergen Information Guide.</p> <p>All in all, it is the largest and most beautiful restaurant now operating in Grand Forks. It attracts visitors from out of town as well as people who live here.</p> <p>Olive Garden is part of the Darden chain of restaurants that also operates Red Lobster. There are about 700 restaurants, including four Olive Gardens in North Dakota’s major cities.</p> <p>Olive Garden has gained a following since 1982 with its ample portions and relaxed ambience. It’s known for its classic lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken Parmigiana.</p>
  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    Sage for viral marketing.

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    modern America

    North Dakota

  • Simen Wangberg

    When McDonalds came to my village, we were pretty fucking excited for a long time. All I'm going to say about that.

  • Virgil W
    Virgil W wrote:

    McDonald's french fries and KFC gravy. Yes, were talking Americanized Poutine.

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