an egg is an egg...meditating at the Museo Miró in Barcelona

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

O'Rourke's Diner

Ate here AGAIN today but didn't fare as well as usual. Black Forest Omelette and two specials: Raspberry Pancakes with Lavender Crème Brulée and the Breakfast Burrito which was very disappointing [aside from the lukewarm home fries which were sent back]. It definitely wasn't worth the $15. But every kitchen has an off day; so will try again.

Celebrated an anniversary breakfast here early this morning.
And what a meal it was!

One entrée of the Galway Special [$13] which consisted of two poached eggs on Irish brown bread, homefries and a slab of lox.
Two entrées [one of which was mine] of one of the two morning specials [$16]. It didn't have a name but could be called 'the smooth and the rough.' This was served in two parts: brisket hash [rough cut goodness] with summer squash, fingerling potato and greens; goat cheese and Irish sausage quiche [smooth, smooth] with greens/salsa on the side. It was also accompanied by a morning glory muffin which was really a pinwheel of dough stuffed with macerated fruit. 'Himself' delivered it with the warning that the roll had just come out of the oven and the fruit was very hot.
We added unlimited coffee [and I mean unlimited] to the above for a fabulous feast. O'Rourke's rules the roost!

March 24, 2008
Lunch today here with no trouble getting a table at 1:00.
Started with a cup of Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup [$3.50]; delicious in a cream base not broth as I would have expected. Then had the 'Irish Tribute' which turned out to be even better than described on the daily specials' list. It was Lamb Meatballs over Bangers and Turnip Mash AND Hamhock over Brown Rice all smothered in a Mint Pea Gravy! [$11] and for dessert the Bread Pudding special which had layers of pound cake, scones and coffee cake topped with real whipped cream and raspberry preserve [4.50]. Bernie kept giving us samples of bread, coffee cake and Irish Soda Bread so we were entirely stuffed by the time we waddled back to the car.

February 21, 2008
Ate at the newly renovated O'Rourke's Diner this morning. The lines have been long as everyone is celebrating the reopening; we got a table without too much wait.

Two of us had the 'Dubliner' omelet: corned beef and cheese encased in an eggy omelet. It came with roasted fingerling potatoes with a slice of Irish soda bread slathered with raspberry preserves. Another entrée was a 'Casino' omelet: crab and bacon with potatoes and toast. The last entrée was 'Texas French Toast' [you can guess what that was] and sausages.

GOOD COFFEE! with slices of Lemon Poppy Seed bread on the table to start.

Brian was busy cooking, taking Lemon Poppy Seed bread to those waiting in line, and passing around a huge paddle from an industrial mixer so everyone could 'lick the batter' [almond based something good].


Anonymous said...

I love this diner. The food is the best Ive had anywhere. So happy it is open once again. Dinner too Thur -Sunday

ThomasEU aka mofongoman said...

Thanx, I wasn't sure when they had dinner service. I drove past there last night [Thursday] and it was open. Thought it might have been a private party. Will definitely go there for dinner.

Anonymous said...

ORourkes was just on Diners, drive ins and dives and my meals never let me down.