New Chicago Restaurant Entices Guests Beyond the Food

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Often times, it’s more than just the food and service bringing customers in and keeping them coming back. Sometimes it’s just sheer fun.

In the case of actress Susan Sarandon’s SPiN chain – a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop all in one – the fun is pingpong that is attracting customers to the Marina City location in River North.

"Pingpong is such a basement game. Traditionally you go to someone's house, and they put something on top of something to play. We try to re-create that feeling of being sublevel, but at the same time, the space is beautiful,” Philippine-born, Chicago-raised Chef Ariel Bagadiong explained to The Chicago Tribune. “Plus, you never have to worry about picking up balls or if someone steps on one." Read more