This year, the Scottsdale League for the Arts is moving its annual Burger Battle to the Scottsdale Waterfront on March 9, 2017. The new location is the perfect place to grow this beloved event, making room for even more burgers, side dishes, beer and good times. Also, I’ll be there with the first edition of the Arizona Foodie Magazine, so please come by and find me and grab a copy. I’m so excited to launch this magazine and eat some burgers!
The fun starts at 6 p.m. for VIP admission and at 7 p.m. for general admission, that’s when the competition heats up as over a dozen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants go head to head for the title ofBest Burger in the Valley.
Presented by Budweiser, hungry patrons will enjoy tasting mouthwatering burger creations and voting for the best burger to bestow the People’s Choice Award. A panel of culinary experts and local celebrities will taste their way through the grills and select the Judge’s Choice Award winner. Two lucky chefs will win the golden ticket to compete in the World Food Championships in November.
Participating restaurants (so far) include returning winners Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill and Zinburger, as well as: Aioli Gourmet Burgers, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, Asadero, BLK Live, Tavern Americana, Casino Arizona, Hand Cut Burgers, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and the District American Kitchen.
General Admission tickets are $65 during presale and $75 at the door. VIP Admission is $85 and includes early entry, meet and greet with local celebrity judges, a VIP gift and access to the exclusive lounge area. All admissions to Burger Battle include all the burger tastings you can eat, ice cold beer, wine, fries, desserts, lawn games and live entertainment by the Groove Merchants. This is a 21+ event, only.
Burger Battle will take place at the Scottsdale Waterfront at Southbridge 4420 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. For more information, visit: http://scottsdalefest.org. Special thanks to Dan Bickley, the Burger Battle emcee and to the Burger Battle judges – Chef Mel Mecinas, Chef Chris Neff, Food & Beverage Writer, Christina Barrueta and World Pasta Champion, Suzanne Clark.
All net proceeds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote the arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area, via annual fundraisers such as the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. Since 2002, the League has contributed more than $4 million to numerous organizations such as Ballet Arizona, Childsplay, and Free Arts of Arizona.
About the Scottsdale League for the Arts
The Scottsdale League for the Arts is a 501(c)(3), non-profit volunteer organization of accomplished men and women who support artists, arts programs and arts education through fundraising and special events. In order to offer continuous value and assistance to the arts, the League awards all net funds raised to a variety of arts focused organizations through a grants program. For more information visit:http://leagueforthearts.org.