Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past."
Old Dutch proverb

I love butter. I love cream. I love wine, garlic and everything in between. From pepper to salt and veggies to meat, enjoy my ramblings on everything I eat!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Diner #5: O'Rourke's Diner

Our final destination was O'Rourke's Diner, a cozy diner with and Irish flare in Middletown, Ct. The menu offered a plethora of options, but we knew what we'd come for: steamed cheeseburgers (an O'Rourke's tradition since 1941). Some of you may be skeptical of steamed meat, but the burgers cooked in this diner's special burger steamer stand up to any traditional patties. These unseasoned burgers pack a punch with their pure and unadulterated beefy flavor. Served on fresh buns, they were smothered with melted white cheddar. Drool...

As the burgers' partner in crime, we ordered sweet potato fries, and hands-down, these crispy, crunch, fresh-cut fries were the best we'd ever had. We'd hoped to top the meal off with O'Rourke's famous banana bread French toast. Sadly, it's popularity was proven because by the time we arrived, the diner was out of banana bread. We still had to satisfy our sweet tooths (sweet teeth?), so mini raspberry pancakes it was (side note: whoever decided to call them "mini" must have been a giant). We inhaled those raspberry-preserve covered pancakes like it was our last meal, stopping briefly every so often to shovel fresh clotted cream in our greedy little mouths.

By the end of our dining experience, the morning drizzle had escalated to a torrential downpour. But as we got up to brave the storm, customers were still streaming in. Nothing was keeping them from a meal at O'Rourke's, and rightly so.

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