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Trina’s Starlite Lounge

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The tyranny of ‘girly drinks’ and other cocktail clichés

We've become accustomed to scoffing at gender stereotypes in many areas of life — and yet, a surprising number of people cling to ridiculous clichés when it comes to drinking.
Gendered Benders
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  February 22, 2013
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Celebrating 2011 in dining, all over the place

This past year was so simple. It was the year of the gastropub, and if you didn't paint the ceiling black and put the menu or the beer list on a blackboard, you were old school.  
The year in restaurants
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 23, 2011
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Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy

There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
Strange tales
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 26, 2011
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Review: Trina's Starlite Lounge

Trina's Starlite Lounge is not so easy to describe. It's noir — as in dark (they only put in windows a couple months ago). It has craft cocktails, but not classics; draft beers, but only six taps; 17 bottled beers, but that's including Miller High Life,
Unorthodox goodness shining through the dark
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 08, 2011
Family Recipes: Boston’s dining pros dish on how they really eat behind closed doors

Family Recipes: Boston’s dining pros dish on how they really eat behind closed doors


The pre-service repast known in the restaurant biz as family meal (or staff meal) is theoretically no different than its home-cooked counterpart: you eat what...
By Ruth Tobias  |  June 13, 2011

Best Recurring Industry Event


  Trina's Starlite Lounge (3 Beacon Street, Somerville, 617.576.0006) has swiftly become a mainstay of the post-work industry scene, attracting chefs, line cooks, bartenders, and...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 04, 2010


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Drinking stories

Twenty-five thousand members of the Lutheran Youth Congress are leaving New Orleans. Replacing them are another kind of faithful, equally dedicated in their way to their calling: 15,000 eager bartenders.
How Boston's best barkeeps survived five days of around-the-clock cocktails
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 13, 2010
Barchetypes: A taxonomy of Boston’s bartenders

Barchetypes: A taxonomy of Boston’s bartenders


JEREMIAH BERNSTEIN OF MIDDLESEX LOUNGE | Photo: MIKE DISKIN Bartenders, like the bars they work in, come in all shapes and sizes. But eventually you...
By Luke ONeil  |  July 12, 2010
Cold War Cool

Cold War Cool


At any minute, just at the Cambridge/Somerville line, Trina’s Starlite Lounge will open. You can hop in for meatloaf, with a pigs-in-a-blanket chaser, or get...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  September 07, 2009

Trina’s Starlite Lounge


Get ready to bust out your backseamed stockings and fedoras — Inman’s newest hotspot will be rocking some retro flair. This summer, the space formerly occupied by the Abbey Lounge will be transformed into Trina’s Starlite Lounge, the brainchild of Josh Childs (of Silvertone Bar & Grill) and Trina and Beau Sturm (of City Bar and Highland Kitchen, respectively). Expect tasty cocktails and classic diner fare with a twist at affordable prices, all in a setting inspired by the 1940s and 1950s. Oh happy days.


By Stuff Boston  |  April 20, 2009