Miller Tyme restaurant open for business

Roger Miller of Mindemoya has opened a new restaurant named Miller Tyme. The new eatery occupies the old Roosterant restaurant and is open from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm from Tuesday through Sunday. photo by Betty Bardswich

MINDEMOYA—There is no shortage of good quality restaurants on the Manitoulin and Islanders will be happy to know that another has opened in Mindemoya. Dubbed Miller Tyme, the new family eatery replaces the Roosteraunt that has been closed for some time.

The signs for the new business, created by Julie Pearson at Beacon Images, reflect Mr. Miller’s passion for fishing as do the walls inside the building that sport rods and antique reels. When asked about his favourite kind of fishing, Mr. Miller replied, “I like everything and anything.”

Roger Miller and his wife Kim have always wanted to have their own business and their wish became a reality when they moved here in September. The Millers are from Brantford and had been coming to stay at Island Spring Cottages for over 25 years. They have one daughter, Kassandra, who attends Haileybury College where she is enrolled in the veterinary technician three year course.

Mr. Miller became a chef at the age of 22 and has been in the restaurant business since he was 16. He has worked at different spots in southern Ontario and has spent the last 13 years at the Brantford Golf and Country Club.

The menu for the new venue includes onion rings with a horseradish aioli, sweet chili Thai popcorn shrimp and hummus with naan bread as just part of the appetizers, as well as bison burgers, Reuben sandwiches, and chipotle breaded chicken salads for lunch. Supper items include liver and onions, braised beef, cedar baked salmon, chicken and chorizo sausage jambalaya and a seafood farfalle with shrimp, scallops and salmon. Cod and whitefish are also part of the menu as well as soups.

In discussing his menu for the new venue, Mr. Miller said, “I like making homemade soups, always did, always will.” He has also kept some of the popular Roosterant recipes including Thai shrimp noodle and the delicious Italian cake.

Miller Tyme is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 705-377-4667.