A Chill Review


Hello! Welcome to Spencer’s Review’s! Each month, I’m going to be reviewing something new, like a new TV show, movie, restaurant, or something else that I think of! If you have any ideas or suggestions as to what I should review, let me know! I’d be more than happy to hear your input!

This month, I’m reviewing Chill Frozen Sweets and Treats! This new dessert restaurant opened at 2015 S Houston Levee Rd, in the space that was formerly occupied by Miccos. The restaurant first opened on Labor Day this year, and it had received good reviews from what I heard beforehand. 

 At first glance, I had expected Chill to be similar to Miccos. The way they marketed themselves seemed to be almost fraternal-twin-like, given the fact that both restaurants serve ice cream and snow-cones. But, I wanted to experience Chill from an unbiased perspective, and give it the benefit of the doubt. But, the second I stepped inside, I thought I was in Miccos. The layout of the restaurant, menu, and workstations were almost exactly like Miccos. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad thing! Just something I noticed as soon as I walked in.

Chill had 8 main menu items listed on the far left wall: sno-balls (which i assume to be snow cones), milkshakes, sno-shakes (again, I’m assuming this to be some hybrid of a snow cone and milkshake), fruit smoothies, hand dipped ice cream, soft serve ice cream, a waffle bowl sundae, and homemade sugar cookies. Listed alongside the main menu items were the sizes, flavors of the snow-cones, flavors of ice cream, add-ons, toppings, and other things that were lost in the mess. If you feel tired reading all those options, then I’m getting my point across. The menu felt messy; it felt as if there were too many options and not enough space. I realize that this restaurant is not even a month old, and some of the kinks might be getting worked out. But, strictly as a reviewer, the menu felt cramped and disorganized. 

Now for the best part: the food! I ordered a medium vanilla milkshake (because I’m lame), and 2 cookies that were displayed next to the register. The time from order to delivery was short, I would say around 5 minutes. The total cost was $8.60, plus a dollar tip. The milkshake was good, and so were the cookies. Nothing special or extravagant, which was a plus. Overall, the food was definitely the best part of my experience.

All in all, I would give chill 4/5 stars. The menu was messy, and the layout did feel extremely similar to Miccos, but the food was good, and, in my opinion, that is what should matter most. Again, I do realize that Chill is very, very, very early in its development as a restaurant. It takes guts to take a leap of faith and open a new restaurant, and you can’t expect everything to be perfect on the first try. Chill might not be absolutely stellar, but they are definitely headed in the right direction. If you’re looking for a place to grab a quick milkshake, snowcone, or to try whatever a sno-shake is, I would definitely recommend taking a trip to Chill and come to your own conclusion. Who knows? Maybe it will be able to fill the shoes of Miccos. 

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