Amazing comfort food from a restaurant just 30 minutes from Brandon

Perogy poutine.

When was launched in March of 2016, we wanted to be more than just another online echo chamber talking about the weather 2-3 times a week. We wanted to introduce our readers to those unique and interesting businesses, attractions, and individuals that we felt were not being recognized, or featured, in local media coverage. As a result, articles like Crows’ General StoreD-Vos Sports LoungeEternal SpringsNature’s Hideaway, and the Kelwood Antique Store remain the most viewed on our web site today. This restaurant we visited earlier today is another hidden gem that we wanted to introduce our readers to as it is definitely worth the trip. Amazing food awaits…

If you are a fan of really good comfort food, sometimes with a twist, then you owe it to yourself to check out The Burning Bale in Elgin. Situated on Main Street inside the renovated Elgin Mall, the restaurant first opened at the end of May 2019. They use the best local ingredients they can source including ham and bacon from the Souris River Colony.

The portions are extremely generous and the innovative menu offers a little bit of something for everyone. The Steak & Cheese poutine is comprised of your classic poutine with a AAA flat iron steak and topped with a slab of breaded and fried Gouda cheese. In the mood for a pizza? The El Vato Taco topped with beef, peppers, onions, salsa, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, hot yellow peppers, and crushed Doritos just might be right for you. Please note that pizza is only available Saturdays starting at 3pm. Breakfast lovers will enjoy their Red Eyed Hillbilly–a cast iron burger topped with a fried egg, hillbilly sauce, and a splash of Tabasco, served with a side of cast iron hash browns. In addition to their regular menu, they also feature different daily specials like a perogy routine, steak sandwich, brisket kaiser, chicken schnitzel, or a classic hot chicken sandwich.
To see their hours of operation, full menu, or to see the daily specials, pleases follow their Facebook page.
Flat iron burger.
Steak & shrimp.
Crispy chicken poutine.
Old School grilled cheese sandwich.
El Vato Taco pizza.
More poutine.