SPiN Toronto is a self-described ping-pong nightclub located in the heart of downtown Toronto. You can go have a drink, order some noms and play some ping pong. In my experience, when an establishment is defined by a particular activity, the food isn’t particularly impressive. I hear the phrase “no one goes there for the food” resounding in the back of my mind.
SPiN thankfully doesn’t fall into this category. As the wonderful Chloe explained to me, SPiN recently hired a new chef who has created a more cohesive and integrated menu. Yuli and I got the chance to sample their new spring menu (hallelujah, winter is almost over!) and it did not disappoint.
We started with shrimp potstickers with some kimchi, cremini mushrooms with sage mozzarella and panko breadcrumbs, and then a whole roster of sliders: a mini mac slider, a chicken bahn mi slider and a beer battered cod slider. Everything we sampled was delicious. SPiN has successfully taken restaurant favourites, distilled them down to essential flavours and served them in bite sized portions that are perfect for when you don’t want to tuck in with a fork and a knife.
I was also very impressed with their vegetarian selection. Half of my family is vegetarian, so I am always keeping an eye out for options that aren’t just a glorified grilled vegetable platter. Although I didn’t get a chance to stay to the very end, I did get a chance to try their black bean and corn croquettes slider with queso chili crema, arugula and corn bread, which was delicious.
Overall, SPiN would make for a great night out and you wouldn’t have to worry about grabbing a bite to eat before going because the food is delish and wholly conducive to eating while pong-ing (that’s a verb, I’m sure of it).Tags: downtown, King West, menu launch, ping pong bar, rakhee sapra, spin toronto, spring menu, where to eat in toronto, Yuli Scheidt