Although SPiN is best known for their ping pong centrally located downtown at King West, they have a lot of emphasis on good, shareable food that is great for pairing with all that ping pong with your friends. I first noticed this attention to good food at a corporate party at SPiN last year, with interesting food and presentation. This isn’t typical bar food! So it was flattering to be one of the first to sample the new menu with a few select foodies.
They also have 2 full bars, serving interesting specialty cocktails (try the Peach Pitt!) as well as having a variety of draught beers on tap. Attention to details is what really matters to SPiN’s Executive Chef Jon Lovett. He takes pride in the fact that the food they make is from scratch using only locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. SPiN kitchen creations include homemade breads, ice creams and sauces.
The jalapeno poppers stuffed with Atlantic rock crab with a side of homemade buttermilk ranch dipping were so delicious I had to have two! And I loved the unique combination of quail egg with ahi tuna tartare. I would definitely order that again. Also, the Daily Sundae, in our case, ginger bread cookie over home made vanilla ice cream, was a nice way to end the meal. We got to take home a bottle of their home made ketchup and opened it at a breakfast diner later that same night. Love the unique touch of cinnamon! Looking forward to the next visit to SPiN to try some more bites and another cocktail such as a Singapore Sling.
Click here to see SPiN’s offerings as a restaurant here.
Created by owners Franck Raharinosy, Andrew Gordon, Jonathan Bricklin and Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, SPiN has begun to spread the love of pong across the world. You can currently find SPiN in New York, Milwaukee, and Toronto.
SPiN Toronto is a 12,000 sq ft ping pong social club located at 461 King Street West in the heart of downtown Toronto! The club boasts 2 fully licensed bars, 12 ping-pong tables, cocktail menu, full food menu, a lounge and a private party room. Memberships are available for the more obsessed players, but not necessary to take part in our nightly events, tournaments, private ping-pong instruction by professional players, and casual socializing and play.
For more information visit the Toronto SPiN website here