Marilyn Hagerty, the Grand Forks Herald reporter and food reviewer who has delighted us for years with her unpretentious reviews delivered without the insufferable snobbery of her big-city peers, has delivered again.
Hagerty, you’ll recall, made a national name for herself a few years ago with her review of the Olive Garden restaurant.
Today, she’s upped the game at which she already excels with her review today of another restaurant: McDonald’s.
My trail through the McDonald’s restaurants took me to East Grand Forks, where I ordered a medium-sized low-fat latte. I got quick service and paid $3.18. I collect the little cards that come on the lattes in order to get a free one after the fifth purchase.
The lattes cost less than those I enjoy at Starbucks. But they are worthy. The only problem is occasionally, one of the restaurants will tell you their machine is not working.
“Not working?” I think. I almost foam at the mouth in disgust, but I try to be pleasant.
My visit to the McDonald’s near Columbia Mall is where I enjoyed my secret sin — a big Mac for $4.39. Something I do once every couple of years. But they help to fill up active, working people. They almost overwhelm lethargic people like me.
It’s a fun place, she reports, especially when they’re selling chicken McNuggets for the price of the current temperature.