By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 14, 2010 at 3:55 PM

SPiN Milwaukee -- the Third Ward ping pong emporium, lounge and eatery co-owned by Susan Sarandon -- has expanded its menu has added some seasonal comfort foods to its menu of appetizers, salads and sandwiches.

There is now a beer-battered haddock fish fry with coleslaw, fries and rye for $12, meatloaf with mushroom cream sauce, roasted potatoes and haricot verts for $11, Ahi tuna with arugula and cannellini beans for $13 and cheddar and smoked gouda mac 'n' jack for $9.

The new dishes are the work of executive chef Audrey Vandenburgh.

"We continually look for ways to offer healthy, delicious choices to our guests," said Eric Kaye, Director of Operations. "SPiN has proven to be a popular choice for diners, and we're delighted to expand our menu to offer a wider variety of fare."

SPiN, 233 E. Chicago St., opens daily at 11 a.m. and serves its full menu until midnight.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.