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By Julie Pomphrett

Trina’s Starlite Lounge, located in Somerville, Mass., is a new addition to Somerville’s growing downtown area. The Starlite Lounge will keep its guests feeling hip and fashionable in this lively, retro restaurant and bar.  The spot reflects the era of Marilyn Monroe and 1950s glam.  The restaurant features eclectic menus and an exciting vibe and is home to the first Monday Service Industry Brunch, served 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays and designed for food industry workers who do not work on Mondays.
While Sunday brunches have become the norm, this restaurant suggests having an occasional Monday off is essential.  Trina’s offers a variety of drinks and foods for the brunch.  Sip a classic mimosa with a mango twist or choose from a long list of cocktails with names that will make you giggle.  Try a Tow Truck with Old Monk Rum, Borghetti, coconut cream, and Harpoon Stout, or a Shrub a Dub Dub with smooth Ambler Rye, mulled apple shrub, and bitters.
The food at the lounge is unique.  Trina’s offers Fruity Pebbles, homemade pop tarts, and breakfast pizza, just to name a few items.  The restaurant also has an abundance of egg concoctions that are tasty and original.  Choose from many selections such as the Good Ol’ Breakfast Sandy, which is a buttermilk biscuit with cheese, two eggs over easy, and a choice of bacon, sausage, or chipotle-tomato jam.  Select the Huevos Rancheros, which brings you two fried eggs, chorizo-black beans, queso fresco, and corn tortillas.  Feeling adventurous?  Try a Brunch Burger with chocolate-covered bacon.  Feeling like you want to throw on a pair of cowboy boots and hit the bull range?  Try a Cowboy Salad, with top sirloin, baby iceberg, a sunny-side egg, Thousand Island dressing, and onion rings.
Not only is the lounge a perfect spot for brunch, but it is also open late and is a whimsical place for a midnight snack. Some people say you can’t have it all, but at Trina’s Starlite Lounge, you can.  This classy spot with comfort food and great cocktails is a great place to stop for a bite to eat in Somerville. Trina’s is open late Monday through Sunday. You can check out the menu at


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