The Grand Forks review by Marilyn Hagerty (that's her, courtesy of her paper)here.
Our own Tommy Tomlinson on that review: Here.
A bit of the viral-osity and some thoughtful analysis is here.
Charlotte writer Joe Posnanski, who went with Tommy, on that experience: Here.
A commenter on Joe's blog, on HIS experience: "I'm generally adverse to chain restaurants, but the Olive Garden fried lasagna is one of the greatest things I've ever put in my mouth."
And a confession: My younger daughter, when she turned 18, was taken by her friends for a birthday dinner at the Olive Garden because "Mom would never let me go." We stopped in for that dinner. The salad was marvelous.
Also on the Interwebs: Gene Simmons (yes, the Kiss one) is "parlaying his love for music into a new restaurant and entertainment venture" called Rock & Brews. The L.A. International Airport-vicinity place - just the first in a plan that includes future sites in Denver, Atlanta, Maui, Tokyo and Los Cabos - will have "an authentically themed backstage environment." Insert joke here.