The Pastas

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Fettuccine adorned with Grilled Chicken, drowning in Creamy Mushroom
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Olive Garden's sole new offering this year for the Never Ending Pasta Bowl is this creamy mushroom sauce, creatively named Creamy Mushroom Sauce. My dates who have tried it describe it as a "creamy sauce, with mushrooms in it".

I kind of miss being able to actually eat the food I'm reviewing. I feel like it'd be much easier.

1/50 - The Invisible Generation

1/50 - The Invisible Generation
Spaghetti sensuously smothered in Marinara
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Vino explores the modern implication of William S. Burroughs' The Invisible Generation in this very special review. Click Read More to, uh, Read More.

Shudder

Shudder
Pappardelle united at last with Meat Sauce, merged with Grilled Chicken
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We appreciate your response to our letter,
You seem like quite a go-getter
Use our marks if you must
Your reviews now seem just
And we're glad our Alfredo is better

Doug

Doug
Alfredo flawlessly combined with Grilled Chicken, nestled within a blanket of Pappardelle
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Oh Vino, don't know what came over me
I wrote with such haste I just couldn't see
That to eat at our joint
Is kind of the point
Of your whole blog and your joie de vivre

Anonymous

Anonymous
Five Cheese Marinara expertly woven into Italian Sausage, put upon a baseless basin of Pappardelle
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Please accept Branden’s retraction
For you’ve committed no real infraction,
Our legal teams cross
‘Cause they’re lost in the sauce,
This was all just an over-reaction

grizzlyaddams

grizzlyaddams
Five Cheese Marinara accompanied by Pappardelle, covered in Chicken Fritta
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That e-mail seems fairly obtuse
It doesn't consider fair use
When I eat Olive Garden
My arteries harden
I'd rather eat plain boiled goose

Samkass Wise

Samkass Wise
Grilled Chicken covered in Asiago Garlic Alfredo, swaddled in a bunch of Gluten Free Rotini
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The family of Forcements agrees
With your assessment of sauces and cheese
But the law is like Kafka
Not infinite pasta
And trademarks are all Branden sees

So take care with our company name
It’s use is not purely fair game
But if you are not blatant
And attach disclaimer statements
We lawyers shall not make a claim

Dean Alterman

Dean Alterman
Marinara topped with Grilled Chicken, sheltered within a blanket of Fettuccine
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We’re sorry we got hot and sweaty,
Your blog throws us praise like confetti.
Your use of our name
Will add to our fame
So continue to laud our spaghetti.

c600g

c600g
Meat Sauce balanced with Cavatappi, richly bursting with Grilled Chicken
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Pasta with mystery sauce
A lawyer who thinks he's a boss
Mix them together
You'll get meatballs on leather
And a case that the judge has to toss

Michael Crider

Michael Crider
Grilled Chicken tastefully accentuated with a generous portion of Cavatappi, drowning in Five Cheese Marinara
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Our lawyers regret their swift action
to accuse you of IP infraction.
We retract our complaint -
‘twas a lack of restraint!
- and we’ll beat them with some satisfaction.

Turnabout

Turnabout
Grilled Chicken lovingly glazed with Asiago Garlic Alfredo, superbly balanced with Cavatappi
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My mind has actually come around completely on the garlic alfredo sauce since its original launch in 2015. Perhaps the recipe has changed, or maybe my palate has been deadened by years of conspicuous consumption, but the flavor is actually fairly mild and the grated cheese adds a bit of depth to the traditionally bland alfredo.

Al Dente-l Plan (1)

Al Dente-l Plan (1)
Grilled Chicken dropped on a hill of Angel Hair, sauced with Marinara
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Olive Garden’s pasta is cooked exactly to specification, without fail. When you’re a chain restaurant that serves millions of people, you can’t leave such things to chance, or the capricious whims of a chef. So when people complain about the food being over- or under-cooked, I usually look upon them with suspicion. Things at the OG aren’t freeform enough to allow for misjudgments in cook times. Nine times out of ten, the complaining party’s issue is simply a matter of personal preference not being met.

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