Most people love burgers, in any way, shape or form, and in Kuwait, we really love our burgers: May they be thick, gourmet, fast food, slider, chicken, fish, beef or veggie. That’s why when we at the bazaar headquarters discovered Venue89 on , we knew that we had to track down this delivery-only burger concept and pinpoint it for our current bazaar Eats In segment.
Venue89 is a small operation and a one-woman show, run by the sweet-as-pie Moneera Al-Shaiji. “I always loved cooking burgers, but I wanted to offer the public something different, unusual and unforgettable” And unforgettable these burgers are – exceeding the conventional. The Venue89 menu is extremely simple – limited, yet satisfying and guaranteed to not disappoint. They specialize in burgers, yes, but these burgers are like what you’ve never had before. These burgers are what Moneera likes to call “Puffy Burgers” – baked, with the perfect mixture of toppings, inside a flaky dough resembling a puff pastry, in the oven.
We know – it seems unconventional, but trust us, its delicious! After calling Moneera up and ordering a few burgers and sides of fries, we patiently waited till they arrived, then we sat around our resident coffee table, family style, and swooned.
You can tell that these burgers are perfectly homemade and handled with care, because the patties produce a quality, smoky taste that can only be found in a genuinely good homemade burger. With a tantalizing juiciness, each mouthful of meaty goodness was further elevated with the sweet blend of sauces and playful tastes of pickle, cheese, and… caramelized onions! Encased in a light, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth pastry dough, this burger is truly unlike any you’ve ever had before. Another great thing about this burger is it’s extremely filling! And we mean extremely – the person currently writing this article can secretly put away twelve sliders in one sitting (but is too much of a lady to ever do so), and she could barely even handle half. This is excellent news to those who have big appetites, and those who are trying to follow the cult of “portion control.”
The only side on the menu (for now) are their “fries.” To call them fries is deceiving, as with taste and appearance, they are delightfully baked. Cut into smaller pieces resembling home-style wedges and deliciously spiced, these potatoes, when dipped in their complementary ranch dipping sauce, make for the perfect guilt-free yet ever so slightly naughty side dish.
Established only last month, Venue89 is still a baby, but with its innovativeness and great taste stuffed into what we like to call “The Burger of the Future”, this place is without a doubt going to hit the spot at all your diwaniyas, Ghabqas, Suhoors, and general game-night gatherings.
The great thing about Venue89, besides the fact that everything is vehemently baked and not fried, is that it’s so wholesome without being annoyingly healthy. After indulging in a Venue89 feast, you still feel light—you don’t feel like you need to crawl to the gym and submit to your trainer. It’s the perfect cheat meal! So what are you waiting for? Place your orders now, because as they’re still launching, they need two hours notice and only deliver for dinnertime. Bil’afiya, Kuwait!
Sink your teeth into some puffy burgers tonight or tomorrow by checking out Venue89’s Instagram page @venue89. Order via Whatsapp on 6969 4532. So good!