Book by celebrated 'viral' Grand Forks food critic ready for debut

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Marilyn Hagerty's earnest review of her local Olive Garden restaurant brought the 86-year-old Grand Forks Herald columnist world-wide attention and a chance to be wined and dined in the trendiest New York restaurants.

Now Hagerty's book, 'Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews' is ready for pre-orders on Amazon.com. The Herald reports the book is a collection of her restaurant reviews over 25 years with some recent updates. The book is published by chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain's who calls the book 'Part Fargo, part Lake Wobegone. It's the antidote to snark. This book kills cynics dead.'

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 4.48.00 PM

Hennepin Co. medical examiner: Police interaction tipped Floyd 'over the edge'

Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed Floyd's autopsy, testified Friday in the trial of former MPD officer Derek Chauvin.

Siren

Attention, CNN: There will be extra tornado sirens in Minnesota next week

The national broadcaster was caught by surprise by the test this past Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 11.41.46 AM

Minneapolis Parks and Rec buys land to create park in North Loop

The Parks and Recreation Board is paying just over $2M for the land.

traffic stop

Speed-related crashes, deaths are a mounting problem in Minnesota

Fatal speed-related crashes are ahead of last year's pace.

Parkway Minneapolis lake path

Sections of Minneapolis parkways to close to vehicles till end of May

They will be designated for pedestrian and biker use only.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, April 9

Hospitalizations have more than doubled in the past month.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's 9th community vaccine site opening in Lino Lakes

All Minnesotans age 16 and older can try to get an appointment.

1024px-DC_Capitol_Storming_IMG_7965

Another Minnesotan arrested in connection with Capitol insurrection

The 26-year-old from Lindstrom is facing federal charges.

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 6.57.05 AM

Minneapolis woman missing from Eden Prairie is found safe

Eden Prairie PD had issued an appeal to find Suzanne Merkl.

Related

Grand Forks' Marilyn Hagerty has book deal with celebrity chef

Chef Anthony Bourdain finds Marilyn Hagerty's restaurant reviews refreshing and heartfelt. In fact, he sees her life's work as a history of American dining. That's why he'll collaborate on a book with the 85-year-old Grand Forks Herald columnist. Hagerty's Olive Garden review that went viral last month was her unexpected meal ticket to the world of celebrity foodies.

Grand Forks eatery tops Esquire's Best Late-Night Food in America

Red Pepper in Grand Forks, famous for its ham grinder, topped the national list of 24 best places for late-night food in the U.S.A. Owner, Jeff Tallman, tells WDAZ he's excited and "surprised to be at the top of the list."