Spend the night in Inman and Union Squares
Order a gourmet hot dog at Trina's Starlite Lounge
Boston Globe food editor Sheryl Julian put it this way: "[This] is the coolest place in town. It looks like a dive, one of those 1950s roadside spots that you cant see into." Grab a table or sidle up to the bar — wherever you sit, be sure to check out the "dog of the day." There have been more than 75 special dogs priced from $4 to $8 since Trinas opened, according to chef Suzi Maitland.
Pictured: The police dog, wrapped in bacon with a corn bread donut and coffee aioli. Believe it.
Inman Square (it actually straddles the Cambridge-Somerville city line). 3 Beacon St., Somerville. 617-576-0006. www.trinastarlitelounge.com