Octogenarian Food Critic Marilyn Hagerty Goes Back to Olive Garden

The next Bourdain.
The next Bourdain. Photo: Grand Forks Herald

The eightysomething Grand Forks Herald was catapulted — not literally — to fame last year after her modest review of the Olive Garden at 32nd Avenue South in Grand Forks went viral. Revisiting the chain restaurant, Hagerty finds the minestrone soup “hearty and satisfying” and the breadsticks suitably warm, and also takes the opportunity to write about the experience of finding fame. “That is all in the background,” she says, but that’s modesty: Hagerty recently was on Top Chef as a guest judge, and she’s even got a book coming out this summer. [Grand Forks Herald, Earlier]