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Starlite Lounge is on my list of places to try. In addition to a cool retro bar feel, they've brought in the culinary talent from Papa Dale's Diner to serve food, much like many food trucks have partnered with bars to provide drunk patrons with sustenance.

After reading Ann Martin Rolke's review in Sac News & Review, I'm really going to move Starlite Lounge to the top of my to-eat list.

Almost everything on the menu is either fried or accompanied by a creamy sauce, which makes for a heavy meal, but also makes for perfect bar food. The What a Pickle appetizer, for example, comprises cornmeal-dusted pickle chips served with a garlic-dill dip. The chips are perfectly fried and great with drinks, with or without the dip. The Tara-Dactyl Wings are three chicken drumsticks that have been slow-cooked and brick-seared. This translates to moist, flavorful meat, with not a hint of grease. The cherry-chipotle sauce that accompanies it is a bit thick, but makes for an interesting combo of spicy and sweet...

The food truck occasionally parks in front of the Starlite for a mobile lunch, so check the Papa Dale’s website ( for daily offerings, but don’t skip the offerings inside. They’re just right with a side of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

Read the entire story in Sac News & Review.

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