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Jan 22, 2010 06:31 AM

Trina's Starlite Lounge

I'm heading to Trina's Starlite this weekend and it seems like they have a fairly limited menu. Any suggestions on what to try and what to skip? Also, how are their cocktails?

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  1. The corn dog is fantastic. I mean, at one level, it's just a corn dog, but it's a very tasty corn dog.

    1. I'm a big fan.

      As awesome as it is that htey have it, I've heard enough negative statements about the chicken & waffles that I haven't tried it yet (it doesn't help that it's one of the most expensive things on the menu).

      Cocktails are good, they even use carpano antica as their sweet vermouth in everything. They're not Drink-good, but that's to be expected.

      I liked both their gravy fries & chili cheese fries, preferred the latter. The dog of the day is hit or miss depending on what they're doing with it (been mostly hits with me though). Corn dog is pretty good. Burgers are good if you like the griddled flat patty style of burger.

      What I really like about this place is that you can go and get some grub & beer for under $10 or you can make it an expensive affair with nicer food & several cocktails. It's a nice mix.

      Crowd trends towards the hipster side of things.

      EDIT: I should say though that with the exception of one of their brunches, I've not been there when there's been any amount of crowd there, always a fairly quiet time (maybe every seat at the bar is full, a couple of other parties throughout the dining areas). I can totally see it being annoying if I had to squeeze in somewhere theere.

      1. I've had several cocktails and have been pleased. Nice folks working there, too.

        1. Personally, I'd eat elsewhere first. Not exciting choices, and for the money much better food elsewhere. I've only eaten there a couple of times, but it felt like the menu was a placeholder for later that has yet to be filled with something else.

          But I have loved each drink I've had there, and the service is great and friendly. There was one drink I especially loved with gin and Lillet, and another with chai-infused cachaca. I think they change their drink menu somewhat regularly.

          1. Thanks all for the responses. I'll report back!