Did You Miss The Burger Battle?
The Perfect Ambiance
As typical in Scottsdale in March, the weather was perfect. If you have never been here during Spring, you’re missing out. It coincided with the last weekend of Spring Training so everyone was out and about. With great music from The Walkens, who really lit up the place, the Scottsdale Waterfront was gorgeous.
The Perfect Hosts
If you have never been to one of the Scottsdale League for the Arts events they are Arizona’s Tastiest Fundraisers. So you may have missed Cooks and Corks….. and Brunch with Benefits….. and Scottsdale Burger Battle but, don’t fear! You have another chance with the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. But first let me tell you about Burger Battle.
The Burger Battle Scene
So you walk in and you can already hear the voices of happy eaters mixed with the great music of the Walkens. You’re by the water, which in Scottsdale means a canal, haha but it’s still super pretty. As soon as you get near the event that fabulous aromas of great food and open fire pits hit you. Every restaurant was staffed by helpful and joyful people ready to serve you a tasty delight.
The judges had a difficult task trying to determine which burger was their favorite because all the chefs brought out some amazing creations. Whiskey burgers, candied bacon, drunken habanero, Kobe beef, brisket, jalapeno jam, brioche buns, salted caramel, goat cheese, prosciutto, brisket dogs, twice baked fries, sriracha ketchup… I mean, if someone thought about putting it on a burger, it was there.
The Best Burger
In my mind, there was no clear winner because every item at Burger Battle was amazing. My personal favorite was Zuzu’s burger but coming in super close is Aioli’s who won the people’s choice award. AGAIN. Honorable mentions
Everyone Was Happy
I have included a lot of photos to give you an idea of the vibe. But, for once, don’t focus on the food, but look at how happy everyone was in the photos. This was a great event and not one to miss.
Connect With Everyone
Here’s a list of some of my favorites who helped everyone have a great time. Go ahead, follow them on IG and tell them I sent ya. 😜
- Scottsdalefest: Where you gotta go for the tastiest fundraisers
- Four Peaks: Where ya go for
- BABE: Sparkling Wine In A Can
- Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho
- The Walkens: They are awesome!
- Culinary Skol: Food truck with peanut butter burgers
Aiolio’sGourmet Burger: People choice winner
- Frites Street: Seriously good fries
The Ones Looking Out For Our Good Time
I have to say, the people working the event did an amazing job! From Scottsdale PD who