Fans of endearingly mumbly gangster rappers aren't the only ones who yearn for the 50s, or at least that's the hope of the guy who just opened mid-century throwback StarLite Diner & Lounge. The People's Republic's newest (/oldest) is packed with era-appropriate “vintage food and Coca-Cola” signs, a working jukebox, a long counter with stools where guests can stuff their faces with “classic comfort food”, and a small lounge for grabbing a pre-movie drink before hitting next door's Century Cinema, or if you're going to A Thousand Words, like 10 pre-movie drinks.
The appetizers are so chock-full of calories they could be in a Paula Deen cookbook under “Light Salads”, with cheesy goodness like a cheddar dip with seasoned beef/ tomatoes/ jalapenos, deluxe potato skins smothered in a three-cheese blend & bacon, and smaller apps like fried mac & cheese bites, green beans, and pickle chips.
Stuff your face all day long with the breakfastastic "Coupe Deville" (fried egg/ bacon/ sausage/ cheese/ tater tots on Texas Toast), or hearty later-day selections like chicken pot pie, meatloaf, chicken fried steak, and seven burger options like the teriyaki/ Swiss/ grilled pineapple Hawaiian, which Ka-may-ha make you extremely fat.
Clearly in an effort to keep things period-appropriate, they don't have a ton of beer options, but they are rocking four taps (including Avery IPA), bottles of Corona & Miller Lite, and cans of Upslope, presumably as a nod to how everyone born in the '50s walked to school, both ways, in the snow.