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Trina’s Hits the North Shore With Pepperoni Rolls, Fried Chicken, and More

Peek at the menu for the Amesbury location of Trina’s Starlite Lounge, opening January 2

A plate of fried chicken with collard greens and a biscuit sits on a black tabletop on a black background. There’s a bottle of Miller High Life to the side of the plate.
Fried chicken at Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Pat Piasecki for Trina’s

It’s opening night for the North Shore sequel to Somerville hot-dog-and-cocktail destination Trina’s Starlite Lounge: A new Trina’s debuts in Amesbury tonight — Tuesday, January 2 — at 37 Main St., the former No. 8 Kitchen space.

As previously reported, owners Beau Sturm and Josh Childs, along with chef Suzi Maitland, have plenty of North Shore ties; Sturm and his wife Trina live in Newbury, Maitland lives in Amesbury, and the team has a North Shore restaurant already — The Paddle Inn in Newburyport.

The Amesbury Trina’s is in a former mill building, so it features high ceilings, exposed bricks, and the like. With more room than the Somerville location, the new spot adds arcade games (including pinball machines), a fireplace, and warm-weather outdoor seating (so, not tonight) to the roster, but the Southern-inspired comfort food menu and fun cocktails will be plenty familiar to fans of the Somerville spot.

Maitland is joined by chef de cuisine Joey Guarino at the new location; he’s an alum of the now-defunct Blue Room in Cambridge as well as Red Rock Bistro in Swampscott. And on the beverage side, Brine Oyster Bar alum Drew Hart has joined the team.

Here’s a look at the opening menu, which features Somerville classics and more.

Trina’s Amesbury is open 4 p.m. to midnight daily (the kitchen closes at 11 p.m.), and brunch will begin at a later date. No reservations; just walk in. While you’re in the neighborhood, check out Amesbury’s two brand new breweries: Brewery Silvaticus (9 Water St.) is right around the corner, and BareWolf Brewing (12 Oakland St.) is just a little bit farther away.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge Amesbury Coverage on Eater [EBOS]

Trina's Starlite Lounge (Amesbury)

37 Main St., Amesbury, MA 01913 Visit Website

Trina's Starlite Lounge

3 Beacon Street, , MA 02143 (617) 576-0006 Visit Website