Hello loves! Happy Thursday! Oh, actually just realized that it’s not Friday just yet!

How was your week? Mine felt super long, even though it was a short one. I just felt like I had to fit in 5 days of work into 4, and it was crazy… but hey, I survived and so did you!

A couple of weeks ago, me and the BF visited Spin Chicago. Funny story, we met on Tinder in September last year and this is where our first date was, so when they invited us we were like HELL YES! Lets play some ping pong!

The thing is, that now it’s not only ping pong! They have brunch too! (On top of a great lunch and dinner menu) And what’s better than a good brunch with fun cocktails on a rainy Saturday?

Yeah… I thought so too.

Initially, I though ok, this my chance to beat him at ping pong (He won on our first date!) and I was feeling it you know? We decided to play 7 sets and whoever won 4 out of the seven was the winner. Unfortunately, I did not win (4-2 in case you were wondering). I still don’t understand why, because I honestly feel like I’m better than him hahaha.

Anyway, I was pissed to say the least. I’m a terrible loser. So, we proceeded to order our food.

We immediately ordered cocktails when we arrived. I had “The Top Spin” (on the right) and it’s prepared with St Germaine, Aperol, thyme syrup & lemon and G had “The Barter No James” which is prepared with Leblon Cachaca, lemon, thyme syrup and jalapeños.

Both really good to be honest. So good that we ordered two rounds before noon hahaha

Do you spy the Jenga tower in the background? Well we played that for a while too and I at least won at something that day! Yay!

Then we ordered our food. I ordered the “Two Potato Hash” made with Yukon gold & sweet potatoes, crispy pork belly, charred scallions and a rosemary maple glaze. G had the “Fried Egg Sandwich” and he said it was amazing! He always orders eggs in the morning! ALWAYS! The sandwich has an egg of course, buttered lettuce, brown sugar black peppered bacon and a spinach pesto. It’s served on toasted focaccia bread.

Both dishes were really good. I recommend ordering mine only if you like your sweets in the morning. It was delicious, but it’s a sweet dish for sure.

After we ate, we were full and I wasn’t really over the fact that I got my ass kicked at ping pong (again!), so we skipped dessert. Definitely think about visiting Spin Chicago, especially during the weekends, so you can enjoy a delicious brunch menu and have some fun playing some ping pong!

Can’t wait to go back to try other dishes I have my eyes on and also, because I want to beat G!! Yes, I will never let that go!

Have an awesome weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!


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  • Dom

    Aw my friend. I had the biggest smile on my face when you talked about your bf and going back to the place where you first met in person! First off STAND O for you for meeting your love on tinder and for being honest about it. I met my other half through an instagram dm, haha. 7 months in now, and it’s been the best. I give you mad props. Also I would love to go to spin one day. Maybe if i’m ever in the area I could head there. The food and drinks look amazing and now I’m hungry because I have not eaten dinner yet, lol. Thank you for such a great and cute post! You and your bf are now on my OTP list!
    Love, Dom

  • Jessica

    Not only is it fun that you returned to a place where you met your love, but also a place that serves up fun to play and fun to eat! I love Chicago, and look forward to returning. I hope to make it here because it sure sounds like a great time! xo, Jessica

  • Alyssa Moore

    Such a cute little date. Ping Pong and Brunch? SUPER COOL! Haha I am the same with my boyf seriously like if he wins and I feel like I am better I get a little pissed haha.

  • Jessie

    A brunch place with Ping Pong? Wow, such cool place!! Totally need to check it out!! The food looks very delicious there and the space looks very stylish! Would be a great hang out place with friends. Thanks for sharing girl!

    xx, Jessie

  • Warren Pasi

    Such a cute story about how you guys met on tindr and this was the place you went on your first date. This place looks like a great place to go on a date it’s a shame we don’t have a spin here in Sydney! 🙁

  • Maryam

    This is a perfect date idea, brunch and ping pong. There’s a place here in downtown LA that’s kind of similar. I actually went there on a date too. Not a boyfriend but a date.. haha.. but it was so much fun! It’s better than your typical dinner date in my opinion. I’m glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed your time.
    xo, Maryam

  • Vanessa

    Sounds like an amazing plan! I would love to visit Spin, especially with my kids. My oldest son loves ping pong, actually we have ping pong at home and we always enjoy playing together. The food looks so yummy and the best thing about this spot is not only the food, the enterteinment is also fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing, hope to visit Chicago soon!
    Have a nice day!


  • Manda Lee

    I’ve never heard of Spin before this post! So am I correct that it’s a place to go and have fun and they just happen to have some yumminess too?! Sounds like my kind of place! I almost never hear good things about Tinder and since I got married before it existed I rely on Facebook and IG memes for my info, so it’s great to hear a story ending well on Tinder! lol It’s super cool that you got invited back to the place you all first went on a date!I’m super competitive too and as much as I hate to admit it, my husband it usually right and wins! The Top Spin sounds so interesting! I’ve never had a drink like that before but I know it must have been great! Also, I’ve been on a mostly plant based diet for a while and seeing your food pics has me seriously wanting to give myself a MAJOR cheat weekend!

    Manda |

  • Eva

    Such a yummy food, I’m so sorry that I live very far from Chicago. But when you’ll visit Italy the best focaccia you can find at Genova.

  • Eliza

    Aww, that sounds so romantic. I like when a couple shares the same interests and I think a ping pong, table tennis, golf are something like this. That place looks great to spend a time – nice food, good company and the games! Lovely. I bet you had a fantastic evening!

    Cheers, Eliza |

  • Sheree

    Brunch and Ping Pong?! What a fun combo! I love that you and your boyfriend had your first date there, so sweet to revisit memory. The food looked delicious and the vibe is fun! Glad you guys had fun and had a great time.

    xo Sheree

  • Tandya

    Omg this restaurant sounds amazing! I love places where you can get a nice beer, play games and eat good food. If I ever go to Chicago, I’ll definitely have to try this place out! A local bar that I go to has Jenga and it is SOOO much fun!

  • Jacqueline

    Do they have one in LA? I swear I’ve been! I met my boyfriend on tinder too! Haha the magic is there :). I love that they have so many options and brunch! Major plus. Looks like so much fun! They need to bring one over to the PNW. This is right up my boyfriend and I alley

  • Michelle

    First of all, that’s so cool that you met your BF on Tinder! This looks like such a great place to just hang out or take a date! And I’m a bad looser too LOL. And that food looks delish! I wonder if they have a location near me…

  • marcy

    Such a fun place to spend on a weekend babe!! I have to say I love ping pong (I’m actually kind of good but I thinks is an asian thing lol) I also love Jenga! The food and the drinks looks amazing.

    So funny you and your boyfriend meet in tinder!! Tinder never disappoints heard so many great things of people dating thru tinder.


  • Jessica

    The food looks really good and the drinks are so creative. Spin seems like such a fun restaurant! Xo, Jessica

  • Open Kloset

    Hey Sweetie,
    Hows you?
    What a Lovely Story and Post:)
    Spin Chicago sounds and Looks Great, about Ping-pong and Jenga, I Love to Play Both:)
    The Food Photos looks sooo Good, I am Hungry now:)
    Love Kisses
    Happy Tuesday
    Open Kloset By Karina

  • Lana

    That is so interesting! I love playing ping pong so I definitely would like to visit that place, play and eat something tasty after game, and who lost can pay the bill ahahah 🙂

  • Brown Eyed Toast

    Spin Chicago sounds like such a fun restaurant! Love how they have fun activities like ping pong and Jenga to entertain along with what sounds like amazing food and drinks. That “Barter No James” drink sounds right up my alley 🙂 And you and your boyfriend sound like such an adorable couple, and great to hear you both had a good time. Hopefully you guys go back for desserts sometime and let us know how that is 😉 Will definitely bookmark this place should I ever visit Chicago, thanks for sharing!

    xo Soo |

  • Diana

    Omg, this food looks delicious and fresh. I love colorful cocktails and always order it first haha. I love pingpong and usually win my husband. It is quite amazing to know that you met your bf via Tinder, I have a bf, she says that usually guys on Tinder are a******, you must be lucky!

  • Andreea Birsan

    My week was kinda meh and exciting at the same time, hehe. Although I’m glad we had an extended weekend :). Happy hearing you managed to survive the crazy amount of work, hate those super busy days when it feels like work will never end xD. Anyways, the place you went to with your boyfriend looks super fun! Wasn’t it cool to go back to where you met for the first time? Have a lovely week ahead! xx


  • Candace

    Would you believe I played ping pong for the first time about a month ago at my job? And I actually won! I’m actually very competitive too, so I can imagine how pissed you were at losing…AGAIN haha :p Spin Chicago looks like such a nice hangout spot for date night. These are the type of places my fiancé and I love to go. I would love trying some of their brunch too!

  • Morgan Ryan

    Okay that potatoe hash sounded fabulous. Then I saw the photo of it and I was drooling! I was just in Chicago, wish I knew of this spot!

  • Christine Kong

    How cute that you met on Tinder and had your first date here! What a cool concept with ping pong and food. Those drinks look so refreshing and I love any drink with some spice. The food looks amazing too and makes me so hungry. I am actually a terrible ping pong player but love to try and play. What a cute restaurant and somewhere I would totally go! xoxo, Christine

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    How lovely that the same place you first met at also invited you for a night out together and what a fun place at that! There are so many things to do apart from just drinking delish drinks and eating good food too. I’m a terrible loser too so if I know I won’t win I won’t even play, haha.

  • Violette

    It looks super delicious and so much fun!

  • VALE

    That’s so romantic! You will definitely win next time 🙂 how nice that they added the brunch option, so that one can have fun and enjoy delish food at the same time! Love, Valeria

  • Britta

    Haha love that you competed with ping pong! I am such a poor loser as well! I would have been so pissed! But then again when there is food and drinks around my mood would probably change fast!
    I feel that week has been a lot like yours! Just got home from London and had to make 5 days of work into 3! I am so happy that the weekend is here!!

  • Kirsten Wendlandt


    We have a Spin in Toronto too and it’s always so much fun! Although I am horrible at ping pong. So cute to hear you and your boyfriend met on Tinder, maybe I should hold out hope with that app after all LOL. Thanks for sharing your review xox

  • Reply

    This is completely fabulous! I love seeing the fun and exciting activities and places you go ! So fun ! Spin is completely delightful and I definitely want that focaccia!

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