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Fresh perspective from food writer

September 8, 2013
By AMY PHELPS - Book Review ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Many people may remember the Internet attention paid to small-town restaurant reviewer Marilyn Hagerty, an 87-year-old woman who wrote about the new restaurants that came to her town of Grand Forks, N.D. Hagerty wrote a column about the new Olive Garden that came to town that somehow went viral, garnering national attention with many people poking fun at her earnestness and excitement about the chain restaurant, which in turn lead to Anthony Bourdain, famed chef and writer, to come to her defense and to remind many that for a smaller town, a new restaurant coming to town is a big deal.



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