Sunday, May 3, 2009

O'Rourke's Diner


We had the pleasure of eating at a local restaurant icon, O'Rourke's Diner in Middletown, Connecticut today. Wanting to do something a little different than our usual Sunday morning breakfast around town, we decided to take a ride knowing that the end result would be some great desserty type breads with our breakfast. We have been here a few times before usually right after church, a little past 9:00 AM and there is rarely a line then but always is when we are leaving. So this morning we arrived closer to 10:00 AM to stand in a line of about 16 people. It's a good thing we did because the owner came out with a fresh hot tray of an almondy, chocolaty, buttery, cookie-like dessert to pass out to us hungry waiting folks. What a way to start off breakfast!

In order to help the line along, those who wanted to double up with another couple got in quicker. We got to meet two very nice people and had a tasty breakfast as well. O'Rourke's is famous for their extensive, and I mean extensive by a few pages of breakfast choices. It takes more time to look at and decide what we want sometimes than actually eating the food.

When you first sit down you get a plate of sweet home baked items like lemon poppy seed cake, blueberry sour cream bread, and other delicious baked breads to share. Here's the breakfast items we had today:

Barbara had the Eggs Benedict Florentine and enjoyed it right down to the last bite!

Gene had an omelet with home fries and bacon.

Bob had the Irish Soda bread french toast with blueberries. YUM!

And lastly, I had a special which was eggs benedict with Irish bacon, a crab cake and then the eggs with Hollandaise sauce, with a lobster claw and those tasty home fries.


Until another delicious day,

Brenda