I asked a former Grand Forks Herald editor whether the Olive Garden review (http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/231419/) was real. His response:
"Oh, that's for real. Marilyn has been reviewing restaurants for the
Herald for decades. She also writes a sort of celebrity column and has a
sewage lift station named for her, as does Dave Barry.
By the way, her readers will recognize that as a fairly negative review
since she spent a lot more time on the ambience than the food:
"The chicken Alfredo ($10.95) was warm and comforting on a cold day. The
portion was generous. My server was ready with Parmesan cheese."