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(Grand Forks Herald)   Marilyn Hagerty, whose Olive Garden review turned her into an overnight sensation, experiences Ruby Tuesday: "I was interested in tables that look square but have leaves on all sides that can be turned up to create a round table"   (grandforksherald.com) divider line 120
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2014-03-12 09:37:28 AM  
God Bless the Midwest, creating suckers since 1803.
 
2014-03-12 09:42:39 AM  
Is that from The Onion?
 
2014-03-12 09:56:17 AM  
Ha ha!  An old person from a rural state reviewed a chain restaurant!  I am a young urban sophisticate, and I enjoy mocking those with different cultural experiences from my own!  I bet this old lady thinks a cruise is a good vacation!  She probably attends church and watches network television programs!  Ha ha ha ha ha!
 
2014-03-12 10:00:58 AM  
The long, well-stocked salad bar is the focal point of Ruby Tuesday. And on a recent visit to the upscale restaurant just off of 32nd Street in Grand Forks, I found grazing through the salad bar created a pleasing, healthful lunch.

I guess context and perspective explain how Ruby Tuesday becomes known as an upscale restaurant.  Forget about it Jake, it's Grand Forks.
 
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2014-03-12 10:17:58 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Ha ha!  An old person from a rural state reviewed a chain restaurant!  I am a young urban sophisticate, and I enjoy mocking those with different cultural experiences from my own!  I bet this old lady thinks a cruise is a good vacation!  She probably attends church and watches network television programs!  Ha ha ha ha ha!


I'm sure they will get store bought furniture in Grand Forks soon.  After all, the town is named after silverware.
 
2014-03-12 10:36:51 AM  
I've got $100 towards sending Marilyn to review Guy Fieri's place in Times Square, just so we can finally see her write a review that starts with "Fark this farking shiathole and the douchefark that 'runs' it."
 
2014-03-12 11:35:34 AM  
Ruby Tuesday seems to me like one of the stars in the restaurant scene in Grand Forks.

Note to self. Never go there. Not even to the state.
 
2014-03-12 11:37:03 AM  
Ruby Tuesday.... upscale restaurant

Someone needs to get out more.
 
2014-03-12 11:37:35 AM  
I liked her better in Noises Off!
www.nndb.com

// or Airplane!
// ...did she do any good movies that don't end in exclamation points?
// it's an entirely different kind of dining experience altogether
 
2014-03-12 11:38:00 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I've got $100 towards sending Marilyn to review Guy Fieri's place in Times Square, just so we can finally see her write a review that starts with "Fark this farking shiathole and the douchefark that 'runs' it."


collegecandy.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-12 11:38:03 AM  
You know who else liked "Ruby Tuesday"

4.bp.blogspot.com

/Wait come to think of it, it apparently is for old people.
 
2014-03-12 11:39:03 AM  
R.I.P Merle Haggard

merlehaggard.com
 
2014-03-12 11:39:11 AM  
I love Marilyn.  She's so sweet.
 
2014-03-12 11:39:22 AM  
I hadn't visited one in years until about a month ago. I used their on-table computer to place my order and then enjoyed a free movie they provided while I ate. The food wasn't horrible and the staff were extremely fast and friendly. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the experience.
 
2014-03-12 11:41:37 AM  
I was a server for Ruby Tuesday's (near ASU in Tempe, AZ) and have hated everything about the company from the ground up. She almost made me want to go back there.
Not sure how she did that.
 
2014-03-12 11:42:33 AM  

vudukungfu: Ruby Tuesday seems to me like one of the stars in the restaurant scene in Grand Forks.

Note to self. Never go there. Not even to the state.


It's not like they'll miss you.
 
2014-03-12 11:42:36 AM  

Hack Patooey: Ruby Tuesday.... upscale restaurant

Someone needs to get out more.


She lives in Grand Forks, ND. This is her getting out more.

I, personally, like her reviews. She's a nice old lady from the Midwest with absolutely no modern cynicism, and she seems to enjoy chain restaurants for what they are. Good for her.
 
2014-03-12 11:43:09 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I love Marilyn.  She's so sweet.


Agreed.  She's a national treasure.  I can't imagine having that little cynicism at any age.
 
2014-03-12 11:43:54 AM  

Trocadero: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I've got $100 towards sending Marilyn to review Guy Fieri's place in Times Square, just so we can finally see her write a review that starts with "Fark this farking shiathole and the douchefark that 'runs' it."

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"It was the first time I ever shiat on a table and set fire to the drapes on the way out"

/like Guy, but he's an overplayed deuce
 
2014-03-12 11:43:57 AM  

Dwindle: I was a server for Ruby Tuesday's (near ASU in Tempe, AZ) and have hated everything about the company from the ground up. She almost made me want to go back there.
Not sure how she did that.


I remember that one, right on mill ave. what a dump.  that was when cafe boa was actually "cool"
 
2014-03-12 11:44:20 AM  
I won't mock her. I've been stuck out in the ass-end of nowhere and I know how badly it can distort your sense of quality. There are, indeed, places in this world where the Ruby Tuesday qualifies as a night out.
 
2014-03-12 11:44:20 AM  
I once dated a girl who was a hostess at a Ruby Tuesday's.

She refused to ever eat there and forbade me and everyone she knew from doing so.

She never told us why.

Just looking at the place gives me shivers.
 
2014-03-12 11:44:25 AM  
As far as chains go, RT is bottom of the barrel. But good for her finding something nice to say.
 
2014-03-12 11:44:48 AM  
It's as good as any chain restaurant. If you don't mind bland ingredients dressed up with toppings, it's perfectly acceptable food.
 
2014-03-12 11:46:32 AM  
I like the cloth-like napkins that come wrapped around the silverware.

They're either cloth or paper lady, Study it out.

I did find the carpet sweeper a little off-putting in the early afternoon.

Seriously, if the Bissell sweeper is chafing your shorts, maybe you'd like to come back later and see how the floor looks if someone DOESN'T take care of it when they have the chance? Jesus, the main reason they use those things is that they make a minimum amount of noise.

And I was disappointed in the ladies room, which needed attention even though it was on a busy day.

Let me guess... Where you come from, "busy" means something ENTIRELY different, doesn't it? And I bet you didn't bother to farking TELL anyone, did you?

Jesus, I'm so glad I don't wait tables at all anymore.
 
2014-03-12 11:46:54 AM  

SueDisco: Rapmaster2000: I love Marilyn.  She's so sweet.

Agreed.  She's a national treasure.  I can't imagine having that little cynicism at any age.


That's what does it for me.  She doesn't have an ounce of cynicism.  Meanwhile, I'm practically made of cynicism.
 
2014-03-12 11:48:52 AM  

Mikey1969: I like the cloth-like napkins that come wrapped around the silverware.

They're either cloth or paper lady, Study it out.

I did find the carpet sweeper a little off-putting in the early afternoon.

Seriously, if the Bissell sweeper is chafing your shorts, maybe you'd like to come back later and see how the floor looks if someone DOESN'T take care of it when they have the chance? Jesus, the main reason they use those things is that they make a minimum amount of noise.

And I was disappointed in the ladies room, which needed attention even though it was on a busy day.

Let me guess... Where you come from, "busy" means something ENTIRELY different, doesn't it? And I bet you didn't bother to farking TELL anyone, did you?

Jesus, I'm so glad I don't wait tables at all anymore.


-2/10
 
2014-03-12 11:49:07 AM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: I won't mock her. I've been stuck out in the ass-end of nowhere and I know how badly it can distort your sense of quality. There are, indeed, places in this world where the Ruby Tuesday qualifies as a night out.


This, I grew up in the sticks, the dining out choices were McDonalds, a local "Family" restaurant that actually had a Steak Umm sandwich on the menu, and a Chinese Restaurant.  Ruby Tuesday would seem upscale to that crowd.
 
2014-03-12 11:50:05 AM  
The long, well-stocked salad bar is the focal point of Ruby Tuesday. And on a recent visit to the upscale restaurant just off of 32nd Street in Grand Forks,

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2014-03-12 11:50:08 AM  

WTF Indeed: God Bless the Midwest, creating suckers since 1803.


To that, I say...

Rev. Skarekroe: Ha ha!  An old person from a rural state reviewed a chain restaurant!  I am a young urban sophisticate, and I enjoy mocking those with different cultural experiences from my own!  I bet this old lady thinks a cruise is a good vacation!  She probably attends church and watches network television programs!  Ha ha ha ha ha!


I don't care for RT, but jeesh man do you guys ever blind yourself with the blaze of your own superiority?
 
2014-03-12 11:50:57 AM  

Tom_Slick: Some 'Splainin' To Do: I won't mock her. I've been stuck out in the ass-end of nowhere and I know how badly it can distort your sense of quality. There are, indeed, places in this world where the Ruby Tuesday qualifies as a night out.

This, I grew up in the sticks, the dining out choices were McDonalds, a local "Family" restaurant that actually had a Steak Umm sandwich on the menu, and a Chinese Restaurant.  Ruby Tuesday would seem upscale to that crowd.


We would drive 30 miles and wait for an hour to get a table at Olive Garden.
 
2014-03-12 11:51:21 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Meanwhile, I'm practically made of cynicism.


I think I was more cynical at 5 years old than this lady. One of my best friends was known throughout her family for her epic eye-rolling as a kid...a skill she mastered before she could even talk.
 
2014-03-12 11:51:48 AM  

Prey4reign: The long, well-stocked salad bar is the focal point of Ruby Tuesday. And on a recent visit to the upscale restaurant just off of 32nd Street in Grand Forks, I found grazing through the salad bar created a pleasing, healthful lunch.

I guess context and perspective explain how Ruby Tuesday becomes known as an upscale restaurant.  Forget about it Jake, it's Grand Forks.


Do you have to get all dressed up to go there like you do to go to Wal*Mart?

/only ever been to an RT once - it was in the midst of the Atkins Diet craze, and they bought into it whole hog - i was not impressed
 
2014-03-12 11:53:15 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Tom_Slick: Some 'Splainin' To Do: I won't mock her. I've been stuck out in the ass-end of nowhere and I know how badly it can distort your sense of quality. There are, indeed, places in this world where the Ruby Tuesday qualifies as a night out.

This, I grew up in the sticks, the dining out choices were McDonalds, a local "Family" restaurant that actually had a Steak Umm sandwich on the menu, and a Chinese Restaurant.  Ruby Tuesday would seem upscale to that crowd.

We would drive 30 miles and wait for an hour to get a table at Olive Garden.


It was 80 miles for us to get to the fine dining establishments in Bangor Maine.
 
2014-03-12 11:53:22 AM  

FarkingReading: I once dated a girl who was a hostess at a Ruby Tuesday's.

She refused to ever eat there and forbade me and everyone she knew from doing so.

She never told us why.

Just looking at the place gives me shivers.


Because she was banging and doing lines  the Manager and did not want her boyfriend to show up at work
 
2014-03-12 11:53:41 AM  
I would enjoy reading more sweet and cynicism-free reviews of chains from her preferably Spearmint Rhino or Larry Flynt's Hustler Club.
 
2014-03-12 11:54:40 AM  
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Rev. Skarekroe:
Ha ha!  An old person from a rural state reviewed a chain restaurant!  I am a young urban sophisticate, and I enjoy mocking those with different cultural experiences from my own!  I bet this old lady thinks a cruise is a good vacation!  She probably attends church and watches network television programs!  Ha ha ha ha ha!

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"Lighten up Francis"
 
2014-03-12 11:54:40 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Ha ha!  An old person from a rural state reviewed a chain restaurant!  I am a young urban sophisticate, and I enjoy mocking those with different cultural experiences from my own!  I bet this old lady thinks a cruise is a good vacation!  She probably attends church and watches network television programs!  Ha ha ha ha ha!


How did she become "an internet sensation?"
 
2014-03-12 11:55:10 AM  
The Toasted Frog is a perfectly nice Restaurant in Grand Forks.  I've eaten there a couple of times.  You don't have to be stuck at RT or OG if you are in Grand Forks.
 
2014-03-12 11:55:33 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Tom_Slick: Some 'Splainin' To Do: I won't mock her. I've been stuck out in the ass-end of nowhere and I know how badly it can distort your sense of quality. There are, indeed, places in this world where the Ruby Tuesday qualifies as a night out.

This, I grew up in the sticks, the dining out choices were McDonalds, a local "Family" restaurant that actually had a Steak Umm sandwich on the menu, and a Chinese Restaurant.  Ruby Tuesday would seem upscale to that crowd.

We would drive 30 miles and wait for an hour to get a table at Olive Garden.


When I was growing up a trip to Bonanza was a special event.

/Even when my brother found a maggot in his cantaloupe.
 
2014-03-12 11:57:26 AM  
 
2014-03-12 11:57:28 AM  

Prey4reign: The long, well-stocked salad bar is the focal point of Ruby Tuesday. And on a recent visit to the upscale restaurant just off of 32nd Street in Grand Forks, I found grazing through the salad bar created a pleasing, healthful lunch.

I guess context and perspective explain how Ruby Tuesday becomes known as an upscale restaurant.  Forget about it Jake, it's Grand Forks.


Well, upscale is a relative term, and when the scale is narrow it doesn't take much to reach the upper echelon.

I'm not a fan of chain restaurants, but I gotta say I'm a sucker for salad bars.  Those aren't nearly as common as they used to be...
 
2014-03-12 11:58:52 AM  

WTF Indeed: God Bless the Midwest, creating suckers since 1803.


It's a good thing all of those fast-talking coastal hucksters don't know how dumb we are. If they ever got wind of it, in less than two shakes of a pigs tail we'd have nothing but our bib overalls left.
 
2014-03-12 11:59:04 AM  
i find it ironic that when you are old, you can see the world with the same detachment you saw as a young child.
I like to think that old age is our reward for many years of horrible development.
Get back to yourself, and get back to why you were interesting in being alive in the first place.
 
2014-03-12 11:59:22 AM  

Fano: Rev. Skarekroe: Ha ha!  An old person from a rural state reviewed a chain restaurant!  I am a young urban sophisticate, and I enjoy mocking those with different cultural experiences from my own!  I bet this old lady thinks a cruise is a good vacation!  She probably attends church and watches network television programs!  Ha ha ha ha ha!

How did she become "an internet sensation?"


Biatching about Bissell Sweepers, I would guess... Those things are a menace!
 
2014-03-12 12:01:54 PM  

whatsupchuck: Well, upscale is a relative term, and when the scale is narrow it doesn't take much to reach the upper echelon.


Yeah, but I gotta wonder what the other options are to call Ruby Tuesday "up scale"; McDonalds or a trough filled with gravel and mowed grass having a sign that says "Get yer grub on"?
 
2014-03-12 12:01:57 PM  

nunyadang: FarkingReading: I once dated a girl who was a hostess at a Ruby Tuesday's.

She refused to ever eat there and forbade me and everyone she knew from doing so.

She never told us why.

Just looking at the place gives me shivers.

Because she was banging and doing lines  the Manager and did not want her boyfriend to show up at work



What would Marilyn Hagerty write about that?

I did find the hostess sucking off the manager a little off-putting in the early afternoon. And I was disappointed in her finish, which ended up on the floor of the main dining room.

I found her gargling to be over-the-top and not needed, but that seems like a generational thing in these times. Still, it keeps me watching a bit longer.

I was interested to see how the manager used the tables -- that look square but have leaves on all four sides that can be turned up to create a round table -- as a footrest while a busboy tongue-washed his balls.

Ruby Tuesday seems to me like one of the stars in the entertainment scene in Grand Forks.

And that is what draws me to Ruby Tuesday.

You can go light with oral sex. Or you can opt for anything from missionary to a Cleveland steamer.
 
2014-03-12 12:02:07 PM  
The RT salad bar *is* pretty good. I travel all over the country (Seattle next week) and chain restaurants provide a predictable and adequate food source. Local "Legendary" restaurants can be hit and miss...

/HoDad in San Diego is pretty good, when you can get in the farkin' place
 
2014-03-12 12:03:25 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Ha ha!  An old person from a rural state reviewed a chain restaurant!  I am a young urban sophisticate, and I enjoy mocking those with different cultural experiences from my own!  I bet this old lady thinks a cruise is a good vacation!  She probably attends church and watches network television programs!  Ha ha ha ha ha!


Dude, she was impressed with the sneeze guard over the salad bar.

/ Some cruises are great vacations. Some, if not most suck dog balls.
 
2014-03-12 12:04:18 PM  
Well, you know. she's a treasure.  The world will be a bit diminished when the generation that was raised with the principle "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all", shuffles off this mortal coil.
It's cute that Ruby Tuesday is high-end from her perspective.

Not all high-end restaurants are good, and not all cheap restaurants are bad.
 
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