How much fun would it be to be a restaurant critic? You get to eat for free at some of the best (and probably some of the worst) restaurants around. You have world class chefs catering to your every whim just to get a good mention in the media. Here in Ocean County we truly have some amazing restaurants. Although the case may not be the same in Grand Forks, ND.

In a recent restaurant review, local journalist Marilyn Hagerty swooned over her "warm and comforting" pasta. Gleefully noted the "...most beautiful restaurant now operating in Grand Forks".

Clearly she must have been dining at a new, four star chef owned European boutique restaurant, right?

Nope, it was the new Olive Garden in town. You can read the whole review here.

Not to rip on Grand Forks, ND, or Olive Garden for that matter, but if you're looking for the pinnacle in Italian fare, I'm sure we can offer a few suggestions.

So if Ms. Hagerty was to visit us here in Ocean County, where would you suggest she stop for a true culinary treat? Leave a comment below and let us know!