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Sat Jul 4, 2015, 08:45 AM

Italian Grandmas Try Olive Garden For The First Time

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Reply Italian Grandmas Try Olive Garden For The First Time (Original post)
demmiblue Jul 2015 OP
drm604 Jul 2015 #1
pinboy3niner Jul 2015 #2
Art_from_Ark Jul 2015 #3
gratuitous Jul 2015 #4
demmiblue Jul 2015 #9
Renew Deal Jul 2015 #5
pinboy3niner Jul 2015 #6
Renew Deal Jul 2015 #7
Dr. Strange Jul 2015 #8
AwakeAtLast Jul 2015 #10
hifiguy Jul 2015 #12
olddots Jul 2015 #11
riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #14
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #18
Tipperary Jul 2015 #13
riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #15
Tipperary Jul 2015 #16
LWolf Jul 2015 #20
cwydro Jul 2015 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #19
Arugula Latte Jul 2015 #21
mackerel Jul 2015 #22

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 09:06 AM

1. Food is a very subjective thing.

Some liked it, some didn't. Why would we expect "Italian Grandmas" to be monolithic in their opinion? Different parts of Italy do things differently and everyone has their own family traditions and recipes.

I personally enjoy Olive Garden. It's maybe not the absolute best but it's good. Of course, I'm not Italian.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 09:17 AM

2. This thread is going places

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 09:25 AM

3. So where are the pit bulls?

And the breast feeders?
It's not a proper Olive Garden thread without them

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 09:34 AM

4. On a smoke break

But they'll be back after their circumcisions.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 11:01 AM

9. Before the 'smoke' break:



After the 'smoke' break:





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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 10:13 AM

5. Were they permitted to nurse during the filming?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 10:17 AM

6. Clearly, at least one was nursing...

...her Sambuca.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 10:19 AM

7. lol

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 10:48 AM

8. Sure...

as long as they didn't tutch the but.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 11:28 AM

10. Next they are served

cornflake chicken!















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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 02:52 PM

12. After which they will go moon bombing.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 11:48 AM

11. okay I'm gonna try Olive Garden

 

How bad could it be ?

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Response to olddots (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 03:06 PM

14. The Olive Garden meme here at DU didn't start because it's got bad food fyi

 

it started because a DUer asked for restaurant suggestions for a visit to New York City.

Of course that city is filled with vibrant, unique, interesting cafes and restaurants right? Well one (controversial and later banned) DUer named RadioLady suggested Olive Garden which set off howls of protest.

Howls!

A chain restaurant?! For a trip to NYC?

Collective explosion here on DU.

I haven't been to Olive Garden in many years because I don't have one nearby and I have a tiny authentic Italian restaurant closer, but I don't remember it as bad. Don't let the food snobs run you off. I always say I'll try anything!



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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 05:14 PM

18. People are so attached to chain restaurants...

 

my dad is retired, but does work for the Red Cross. He was in San Antonio- they have TONS of great Mexican restaurants there. He went Joe's Crab Shack

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 03:01 PM

13. My mother and my best friend absolutely love Olive Garden, so

I am always getting dragged there. I drink the wine

I have to say however, that their breadsticks are nowhere NEAR as garlicky as they used to be and that annoys me. It is not my favorite place, but since those I love like to go there, hey, what can I do?

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 03:11 PM

15. My dad and stepmom love Red Lobster so, yup, same here.

 

I just order the items I know aren't "doctored" like the crab legs etc with extra veggies which are always fresh and tasty.

And lots of wine!



I actually really like the Olive Garden house Pinot Grigio (Kris).

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 03:15 PM

16. Oh yes, they are great fans of Red Lobster too lol!

I am more of a red wine drinker, but I will try your suggestion next time!

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 01:01 PM

20. My mom loves olive garden.

She wants the soup/salad/breadsticks. The salad is terrible, the soup mediocre, and the breadsticks...salty, oily carbs. I breadstick my way into a carb coma and play with everything else.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 03:18 PM

17. Shout out to Radio Lady!

May she rest in peace, and I hope she's chuckling somewhere

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 05:17 PM

19. "I wish you could come to my house, and try my spaghetti"

 

So do I. Growing up in the 'burbs of Cleveland, I had several Italian-American friends who were 1st or 2nd generation Americans. When you went to eat at their house you didn't wear a belt. No matter what you look like, you are always too skinny for Italian mothers

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 04:54 PM

21. We had Italian neighbors. They were the world's greatest people, period.

 

They would invite us for dinner, ply us with food and drink, and we'd thank them for the delicious meal. They would be shocked. "WHAT? We just started! That was just the antipasti!" Then they'd proceed to bring out about four more courses. We were stuffed like canolis.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 05:39 PM

22. The salad is decent. It's just not my taste overall.

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