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The competition heated up as over a dozen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants went head to head for the title of Best Burger in the Valley at the Burger Battle, presented by Budweiser. We challenged our guests to taste all the burgers, and then vote for the burger with the best bite to bestow the People’s Choice Award. Meanwhile, our panel of chefs and culinary experts tasted their way through the smoking grills to select the Judge’s Choice Award. Winners automatically qualified to compete in the World Food Championships.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 WINNERS

PEOPLE'S CHOICE CHAMP

Peanut Butter and Jalapeno Jelly Burger – Brisket Blend Beef, Arizona Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, House Made Jalapeno Jelly and House Made Peanut Butter Sauce served in a Pretzel Bun

JUDGE'S CHOICE WINNER

Green Chile & Cream Cheese Wagyu Slider with Sriracha Ketchup on a Brioche Bun

RUNNER UP: Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Goodnight/Good Cause Burger – Angus Beef, Tillamook Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, Jalapeños, Hickory BBQ, Sassy Sauce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Beefsteak Tomato

THIRD PLACE: Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
Gringo Burger – All-Natural Certified USDA Creekstone Farms Black Angus Beef, White Cheddar Cheese, Signature Louis Dressing & Spicy Crispy Onions on a House-Made Brioche Bun

RUNNER UP: Brat Haus
The Pig Mac – brat patty & beef patty, cheddar, lettuce, pickle, sweet onion jam, hush hush sauce, on a pretzel bun

THIRD PLACE: Hand Cut Burgers and Chophouse
California Burger- Avocado, swiss, sprouts, pickled red onion, and herb aioli, topped with crispy sweet onion strings 

2016 PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill

2015 PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Aioli Gourmet Burgers

2014 PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE
El Hefe Supermacho Taqueria

2016 JUDGE’S CHOICE
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

2015 JUDGE’S CHOICE
Hopdoddy Burger Bar

2014 JUDGE’S CHOICE
Hopdoddy Burger Bar

2013 JUDGE’S CHOICE
RnR Gastrobar

2012 JUDGE’S CHOICE
Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar

“MEAT” THE COMPETITORS

Aioli Burger
Arizona Wilderness
Asadero
Brat Haus
Casino Arizona
Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Lulu's Italian Ice
Mariposa
Relish Burger Bistro
Shake Shack
Tavern Americana
The District
Zinburger
Zzz More Coming

WHAT TO DRINK

Barefoot
Bud Light
Budweiser
Canada Dry
Diet RC Cola
FIJI water
Hop Knot IPA
Kilt Lifter
Michelob Ultra
RC Cola

GROOVE MERCHANTS

Groove Merchants are a premier 10-piece band that features versatile vocal stylings, a tight rhythm section, and a smokin’ horn section. The band has played a pivotal role in some of the most memorable parties and large scale events in the Southwest over the past 2 decades.

Seasoned professionals, the Merchants have an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional entertainment, be it soft dinner music, or a high energy dance set that will keep the dance floor packed all night long.

The cornerstone of all our performances is an unparalleled set list combining classic Rock, Soul and R&B, along with contemporary hits, all performed at a high professional level with the panache that only can provide.

Groove merchants, you provide the venue, we provide the fun!

www.groovemerchants.com

Bookings and info:

manager@groovemerchants.com

602-788-1667

JUDGES PANEL

 

  • Eddie Matney
  • SUZANNE CLARK
  • Chris Neff
  • Christina Barrueta

 

EMCEE

Mike Russell

  • Mike Russell

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Budweiser

 

SPONSORS

Arizona Sports
AZ Foodie
Barefoot
Canada Dry
Diet RC Cola
East Valley Moms Blog
FIJI water
Fotobot
KTAR
Lyft
RC Cola
Simplot
Yelp

 

SPECIAL THANKS

City of Scottsdale
Elite Restaurants
Experience Scottsdale
SRP

THINGS TO DO

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VOTE

Vote for your favorite burger! The crowd favorite will take home the “People’s Choice” award at the end of the night

LISTEN

Live Music

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LAWN GAMES

Like having fun? Eat, Drink & PLAY with one of our lawn games

WHEN & WHERE

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

6:00-7:00PM VIP Early Entrance
7:00-9:30PM General Admission

SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT AT SOUTHBRIDGE

There are two entrance gates; Stetson Drive directly across the street from Cowboy Ciao and at the Marshall Way round-about in front of Olive & Ivy.

FREE PARKING

Free public parking is located in the parking garage located south of Camelback Rd immediately adjacent to Nordstrom off of Goldwater and Via Soleri, with ample parking on levels 3 and 4. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What do I get with my ticket?

Your ticket includes all the burgers and fixings you can eat, ice cold beer, wine, fries, dessert and live music.

 

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets will be sold at the door for an elevated price and according to availability. As many of our events do sell out, we always encourage you to purchase tickets in advance online (link at top of page).

 

Will this event be indoors/outdoors?

This event will be both outdoors at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

 

Are dogs or other animals allowed?

Animals will not permitted at the event unless they are service animals with proper paperwork.

 

What is the dress code?

The dress code for the evening will be casual. As this event will be outdoors, we strongly encourage you to dress accordingly to the weather. We will have space heaters outdoors, but we still suggest that you bring a coat if you anticipate being cold.

 

What charities does this event support? 

The host organization, Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA), is a nonprofit that raises money for local arts and arts education programs. 100% of net proceeds raised at events goes directly back to the community through the SLA’s annual grants program. To view a list of this year’s recipients, click here.

 

Is my ticket tax deductible? 

The tax deductible amount of your ticket purchase is limited to the excess of the amount contributed over the fair market value of the ticket less any associated taxes and fees paid. You should work with your tax professional to determine the tax deductible amount (if any).

 

Where can I park?

Free public parking is available on the top deck of the Nordstrom parking garage off of Goldwater and Via Soleri and the public parking garage off of Fifth Avenue in Downtown Scottsdale.

 

Do I have to be 21 or over to attend this event?

Yes, no one under the age of 21 is permitted to attend this event. All IDs will be checked prior to entrance. 

 

How can I learn more about becoming a vendor?

If you would like to learn more about becoming a vendor at this or any other events, please contact:
Lindsey Mackney
Event Manager & Marketing Specialist
lmackney@scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org