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Restaurant Fri Aug 29 2008

An Onion-Worthy Article from Sioux City

This 1,200 word ode to Olive Garden reminds us how lucky we are to live in a city with a vibrant food scene.

As one commenter aptly put it, "If it's sly parody, it's genius. If not, all the better. "

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dan / August 31, 2008 7:21 PM

Oh wow. Just wow.

Fuzzy / September 3, 2008 1:57 PM

When I lived in West Lafayette, IN (and was a vegetarian, which limited my food choices even more) Olive Garden was a godsend. We even knew that it was sad, but it was better than McDonald's.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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