Spring is in the air, and with the change in seasons, comes a transition from the hearty winter menus, to lighter, fresher fare. We hit up SPiN Toronto – King West’s ping pong social club – to check out their new spring menu launch, featuring local and seasonal ingredients, and a fresh take on classic cocktails. Toronto doesn’t have many places like SPiN – part bar and restaurant, part lounge, all ping pong – it’s definitely the perfect venue to catch up with friends over great food and drinks, while engaging an active but low-key activity like ping pong.
SPiN’s menu features mostly sharing plates- amped up takes on the kind of low-key pub grub you’d expect to find at a place like this, while also incorporating some more unexpected gourmet fare. House favourite Chicken and Waffles platter ($16) is taken up a notch served with local honey and jalepenos, while the Can O’ Tuna ($12) is really a fresh Ahi tartare – a surprising find on a menu as relaxed as this. Garlic-and-buttery Cast Iron Prawns ($12) and colourful Fresh Veggie Chips ($8) provide healthier alternatives. Other favourites include the Sloppy Joe ($11) sliders, Hogtown Grilled Cheese ($11) sandwiches served with house-made ketchup, and 5 Step Fries Supreme ($9) – an elevated version of the Taco Bell staple, which features their house-made spray cheese. And who doesn’t love a good Cheese and Meats board ($18)? SPiN’s features market cheeses and house-cured meats.
You can’t go wrong with their cocktails either. Served in mason jars, the Hurricane ($10.60) and Peach Pit ($12.40) are sweeter concoctions, and the 2oz Spring Negroni ($12.40) is bright and fresh with a splash of aperol and a sprig of lavender to lighten it up.
And you can’t forget about the ping pong!
www.toronto.spingalactic.com | 461 King St. W., Toronto
Posted by Jenelle Antolin