Must try BBQ approximately 50 minutes from Winnipeg


Have you ever taken a bite of something so delicious that you thought to yourself, “I have to tell someone about this!”  A recent visit to BIGG SMOAK BBQ in Steinbach (375 N Front Drive) had us saying just that. The starter wings were about as good a buffalo wing one could have, and the quality of the food escalated from there. Tender fall of the bone ribs and a juicy melt in your mouth brisket had the three of us individually placing additional takeout orders for the next day. The sides were equally impressive including a very cheesy mac-n-cheese and some tangy baked beans.

The restaurant is one of those “out of the way” places that food lovers from Brandon and the Westman area MUST try. The pitmaster creates BBQ magic with every low-and-slow smoked dish, served piping hot to your table. The extensive menu has a little bit of something for everyone including pulled pork, St. Louis ribs, smoked chicken, and their certified angus beef brisket. Prior to the main course, be sure to try one of their innovative appetizers like the BIGG Dirty Skins (loaded with mac-n-cheese, Texas brisket, onion tanglers and a bold BBQ sauce. Traveling with the family, they have you covered. A number of salads, burgers, entrees and pizza is also available.

Photo: BIGG Smoak BBQ