I hadn't seen the review before, or heard any of the "craze" surrounding it, but having read it just now I can see why people would think it's a satire. It made me chuckle a few times, especially the raspberry lemonade comments. It's just so damn sincere, and takes Olive Garden so seriously! It's certainly well written and a good review overall, but it's just hard to imagine anyone writing these words and not intending them as a parody. They are certainly from a different time; it's very much a sweet old lady thing to do, in a "oh, bless her heart, she takes Olive Garden so seriously, how cute is that?" kind of way.