Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg is about to become even a bigger draw for local foodies with the opening of the highly touted Stillwaters Tavern and executive chef Jeffrey Jew. The restaurant, taking up the space of what used to be Bruce Watters Jewelers space, is set to open around June 20, 2015, with a staff of 130, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Stillwaters is owned and run by 2B Hospitality, which also owns BellaBrava, also on Beach Drive. Chef Jeffrey, a contestant in Top Chef, moved here from Washington, DC, and has been heavily involved in the local foodies community. He served as a judge in the Ultimate Cocktail Competition during LocalShops1's Farewell to the Pier party and more recently in a fundraising event for CASA.
The new restaurant, at 224 Beach Drive NE, joins other Beach Drive favorites including Moon Under Water, The Birchwood's Vine, Parkshore Grill, Cassis and 400 Beach Seafood.
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