WELCOME to Chill. Please know that you are part of a dream that is coming true, right here - right now. You are part of the American dream, and it’s all because of you that we are here & thriving. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
This business started back in January 2011 down the street as a little coffee shop called “Steam.” With a used Craigslist espresso machine, a couple of butane camp stove burners, auction furnishings, Kahwa coffee and crazy popular muffins this new life began. Within weeks Steam started serving full breakfast and within a few months Chill opened for dinner in the adjoining space.
Somewhat accidental restauranteurs, our family was often in awe of the business growth. The magic ingredient of Grace AND at least a million hours of blood, sweat & tears had catapulted us into one of the toughest businesses ever. A small business. A restaurant. (yikes)
Looking back over the past 7 years, this has been a helluva journey! Voted 2012 Business of the Year, Chill has had our share of mountain tops & heartbreaks. Isn’t that the American Dream? To overcome obstacles, persevere, and recommit each day to becoming our best. Ruthie says that for her, the experience of Chill has been a love affair, a passionate love affair with food, flavors, hospitality, customers, friends & an ever growing spirit of learning and growing. We truly have the sincerest desire to serve you the very best food we are capable of purchasing and preparing. The last few years have been filled with enormous challenges. Moving the restaurant, battling complicated cancer, a wedding, new baby, heartbreaking divorce, and phenomenal business growth… life can be indeed, difficult. But throughout all these things, we have embraced the challenges and recommitted to making Chill the best that we can be. This has been a time when we have relied heavily on staff to step up and do more than they had done in years passed. It’s been a time of profound gratitude for the love and support of our neighbors, employees, regular guests who truly sustain us as well as our friends and family. It is indeed a new chapter for Chill. Thank you for joining us. As Ruthie's Momma says, "the best is yet to come!"
One thing that our owner Ruthie says is what she loves best about Chill is that she always knows friends are coming over for dinner...she just doesn’t know which ones. Our philosophy is this: if you were planning a big party at home for very special guests, you would clean up all day! You would shop carefully for each ingredient & find the freshest produce possible. You would greet your friends warmly with enthusiasm. You would cook each item carefully. You would be grateful to cater to their every need. Then you would give each one a warm hug goodbye. And, if you are blessed, they will come again. We strive to live this each day, each meal, one day at a time.
357 Corey Ave St Pete Beach
727 360 2445
Mon - Thurs & Sunday 8 am - 10 pm,
Fri & Sat 8 am til 12 am
Private Party Room. Large Parties Welcome. Catering on & offsite.