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Marilyn Hagerty, if you don't remember, is the 88-year-old Grand Forks Herald restaurant critic whose Olive Garden review went viral several years ago because of the snarky hipsters who pointed at it to show how unhip she was. Backlash against the snark quickly ensued and many came to her defense, including Anthony Bourdain, who not only said this to his Twitter followers "Very much enjoying watching Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty triumph over the snarkologists (myself included)," but also offered her a book deal.
Hagerty is now making news for her most recent restaurant review: McDonald's. It's a great read. Even if you think you know all you need to know about McDonald's, Hagerty's piece offers a taste of what life is like up there in frigid North Dakota. Did you know that the Grand Forks McDonald's offers "an order of nuggets for the price of the temperature [t]here at noon on the day before?" I sure didn't.