"On August 31, 2006, O'Rourke's Diner suffered tremendous damage from a fire that broke out after a hamburger steamer was left on overnight. Because the diner did not have fire insurance, fundraising efforts were launched to cover the estimated $350,000 cost of repairs. By June 2007, $180,000 had been raised and preparations for reconstruction were underway. On February 11, 2008, following successful renovations which included assistance from the local community and Wesleyan University, O'Rourke's was reopened at 5:00 am." Wikipedia
This is a wonderful diner, with an Irish touch (Irish bacon, lamb sausage, brown bread, colcannon (mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage), etc.) It was established in 1941, the year I was born, but I did not eat there until today. I do tend to procrastinate. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. My wife and I each had an Irish Fry which consisted of Irish Bacon, Corn Beef Hash, Home Fries, Brown Bread and Eggs. We also had Coffee and Tea and my wife had Fresh Hot Mulled Cider. If that sound good it is because it was.
There is an O'Rourke's Breakfast Special that does not list what you get. I asked what was in it and was told by the waiter that there are two rules. You can't ask what is in it and if you order it you can't return it. He also said it is delicious and that he has seen it come out on 4 plates and also seen it heaped all on one plate and that what you get varies each time. Maybe sometime I will have the nerve to order it. :)