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What Marilyn Hagerty Did in New York, Day 1

What Marilyn Hagerty Did in New York, Day 1

She's in the Big Apple and doing the media circus

Marilyn Hagerty at The Dovetail

Yesterday was Olive Garden critic Marilyn Hagerty's first day in New York City, and while she hasn't hit up Le Bernardin yet, she's done a ton of stuff already.

First there was a press event with The New York Times, where they gave her macarons and had her eat a dirty water hot dog for the first time for the cameras. "I can see where if you were really hungry you might want one of those hot dogs, but I don't think it's something I would yearn for," she says in a video on her blog EatBeat. "It was all right, it was long, but it was not really too hot, and then onion and kind of tomato sauce was strange, interesting."

Then there was dinner at The Dovetail, which her social media person Ryan Babb tweeteed their way through. "The courses were minute but they were perfect," Hagerty commented.

Today, the 85-year-old did an ABC radio interview and an AP interview. Other New York City plans include dinner at Le Bernardin sometime, and a visit to Times Square's Olive Garden Thursday.

Best quote of her video recap? "I don't know how we got here. Something about a virus, or I went viral... if that's all it takes to get a trip to New York I may go viral more often." We're waiting on a Times Square Olive Garden review to go big.


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Anthony Bourdain played a key role in Marilyn Hagerty’s viral Olive Garden moment

Anthony Bourdain worked across the globe exploring cuisine and culture, but he also worked with Grand Forks, N.D., celebrity and newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty.

Bourdain met Hagerty after her 2012 Grand Forks Herald review of the city’s new Olive Garden went viral and joined her for dinner at Le Bernardin in New York City when she was in town to review the city’s Olive Garden.

Bourdain also was instrumental in helping Hagerty publish “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 100 Reviews.” In an article published by the Herald in 2013, Bourdain called the book a “history of Hagerty,” and complimented her on her hard work ethic.

In the book’s forward, Bourdain writes, “Reading these reviews, we can see, we can watch over the course of time, who makes it and who doesn’t. Which bold, undercapitalized pioneers survived — and who, no matter how ahead of their time, just couldn’t hang on until the neighborhood caught up.”


Watch the video: Marilyn Hagerty, Olive Garden Reviewer -- WSJ Interview (October 2021).