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Honey's Beestro taking over Millie's

ddelicious Mar 3, 2009 11:17 AM

I'm assuming this is a new chain, they have a location on Eglinton, and appear to be taking over Millie's on Avenue Road. Is it any good?

  1. duckdown Aug 9, 2009 01:46 PM

    I pass by these as well from time to time.. Never knew what the hell it was

    What's with the "honey" and "bee" in the name, you'd think its some kind of place that makes honey

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      Pincus Aug 7, 2009 01:31 PM

      I think there is one on Bayview near Highway 7 now.

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        Toronto Fastfoodie Apr 10, 2009 05:22 PM

        The Avenue Road location is now open. My husband picked up wings for dinner and I have to say they were pretty good (given that the ones he "saved" for me had cooled off quite a bit) I had the honey hot (I think that is what they are called) and they were a great balance between sweet and a little spicy kick. Keep in mind, I do not like food too spicy.

        We usually get takeout from Bistro down the street but I think that for quick, close takeout of decent wings, these hit the spot. A great addition to the neighborhood.

        Another great addition to the neighborhood is the French Quarter bakery right across the street. Delicious french-style baked goods and prepared foods. And the NICEST staff. The owner/baker is often on hand.

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          girlstar Apr 10, 2009 08:13 PM

          +1 for French Quarter. We tried their croissants and they were very good. Their prepared foods looked good too but only tried the croissants.

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            robb Apr 11, 2009 07:47 AM

            With respect to French Quartier-the quiche (I've tried about 4 differnet kinds) is awesome and they make a Jambon and Gruyere that's delicious and about a foot long and stuffed with ham and cheese. Servers are pretty cute too!!

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          froglegs Apr 7, 2009 06:20 AM

          I too dined at the Eglinto location, years ago. It seemed to be mostly a beer/burger joint sort of pub grub to me. Haven't been back since....but it is still open, so guess it is ok.
          Might warrant another try.
          Too bad about Millie's. It was ok.

          1. Davwud Mar 4, 2009 05:27 AM

            There was a HB in Oak Ridges. I checked out the menu and thought it looked decent enough for basically bar fare. I never did try them though.


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            1. re: yummmo
              torontofoodiegirl Apr 7, 2009 06:08 AM

              I've been to the Eglinton location as well -- went twice shortly after it opened, but haven't been in a couple of months.

              While I'd by no means describe it as a destination place, I live nearby and would definitely go back. I quite enjoyed both of my meals. Both times, my husband and I shared the gumbo (very hearty, yummy and good value) and the rib/wing platter (excellent wings and good, fall off the bone ribs). The menu is very eclectic (too eclectic, actually) so I guess we should probably branch out and try something different next time...

              My biggest complaints are that their beer selection could stand to be more interesting, and they have too many TVs going (giving it a bit of a sports bar feel); otherwise, the decor is actually quite nice (though a touch chain-ish).

              The service was great on both occasions.

              1. re: torontofoodiegirl
                torontofoodiegirl Apr 7, 2009 06:28 AM

                I should clarify -- I'm referring to the Eglinton location just east of Avenue Rd., which just opened a few months ago, not the Etobickoke location.

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                  hungryabbey Aug 6, 2009 06:34 PM

                  Where on Eglinton East is this place? Has anyone else been lately?

                  1. re: hungryabbey
                    Tatai Aug 6, 2009 06:57 PM

                    It's a couple of doors east of The Healthy Butcher, in the first block east of Avenue Rd (across from the PetroCan station). I haven't been.

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                      hungryabbey Aug 6, 2009 07:12 PM

                      Thanks, if I check it out, Ill update.

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                        hungryabbey Aug 9, 2009 05:29 PM

                        So I went by today and I actually enjoyed it (for what it is... this is not anything really to go out of your way for, but everything we had was enjoyable).. we tried:
                        nachos with chili (I pretty much order nachos at every establishment that offers it, and these were pretty good. Not overly cheesy, served with guac, nice light crispy chips that didnt get saugy in the toppings)
                        tempura veggies with wasabi mayo dip (not the best tempura Ive ever had, but I didn't expect much from this)
                        Wings (honey garlic, honey bbq, and pineapple curry)- good size, I don't like them too large, these were nice and crispy, despite being "predressed"
                        Ribs (sweet lime chili)- pretty good actually. They pre cut them into individual ribs and then coat them in sauce. They were very tender, fell off the bone almost immediately. No smoking flavour really but this isn't an authentic BBQ joint.
                        Fries- very good and really crispy.

                        Service was very attentive, friendly, fun. Don't have much to complain about really. I would definately return as I saw a few really good looking sandwiches. Thanks for the help guys!

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              ddelicious Mar 4, 2009 05:08 AM

              So has anyone actually eaten there?

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                magic Mar 4, 2009 05:25 AM

                Niether. But I heard good things about Millie's.

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                  morefoodplz Mar 4, 2009 07:55 AM

                  I went to the Eglinton location in Etobicoke once for a lunch with coworkers and was not impressed. I don't really remember my meal, but I do recall the service being rather questionable.

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                  apple_pie Mar 3, 2009 12:40 PM

                  There was a Honey's Beestro in Streetsville in Mississauga as well, I'm not sure if its still there.

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                  1. re: apple_pie
                    magic Mar 3, 2009 12:42 PM

                    Yeah, I saw the sign outside of Millie's as well.

                    Honey's Beestro is a chain. I've seen a couple of them around...

                  2. ChalkBoy Mar 3, 2009 11:17 AM

                    Millie's is gone?

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                    1. re: ChalkBoy
                      ddelicious Mar 3, 2009 11:19 AM

                      I think so, there is a new sign in front that says honey's but I don't think its open yet.

                      1. re: ddelicious
                        domesticgodess Mar 3, 2009 12:38 PM

                        interesting....keep us posted.

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