Mrs. Hotdogman, who makes her 2012 "season debut" on Hot Dog Stories, and I popped in for some cocktails and to sample Trina's Gourmet Hot Dog of the day.
Trina's Starlite Lounge is a funky little neighborhood bar with a kitschy, 1950's vibe.
There's nothing like highballs and haute dogs on a Friday night!
There's lots of cool old signs and 1950's era memorabilia all over the walls.
They serve up all sorts of comfort food classics. I was hard pressed to stay focused on hot dogs because everything looked so good. Tonight's Blue Plate Special was a triple cheeseburger!
The manager and our server greeted us warmly, but were "camera shy."
Chef and chief hot dog maker Suzie Maitlin was more than happy to share her inspiration with us though.
We ordered up some onion rings and a corn dog to share. Mrs. HDM, after getting assurances that all the cheese in the joint was of the fresh, grated variety, ordered up a chili cheese dog while I opted for the dog of the day: The Parisian. This is a split, griddled, all beef Kayem frank served on a baguette with pecorino cheese, arugula, and the house spicy mustard blend.
Alas, it was very dark in the dining room, and we didn't get good photos of the dogs. I shot some "night vision video though."
Mrs HDM and I both give Trina's Starlite Lounge
TWO THUMBS UP!
Check out the whole story of our visit to Trina's on Hot Dog Stories.