The 2018 Burger Battle will feature samples from 17 burger spots.EXPAND
The 2018 Burger Battle will feature samples from 17 burger spots.
Courtesy of Scottsdale League for the Arts

A Burger-Centric Food Festival Is Coming to Scottsdale Friday

Burgers aren't just meat on a bun. They’re a craft. Chefs have to choose between various meats, lean-to-fat ratios, buns, and toppings to create the perfect burger. This weekend, Arizona’s burger elite will face off at the ultimate burger challenge: the Burger Battle.

The competition will take place this Friday at the Scottsdale Waterfront. At the event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m., local burger joints will sizzle and bun their best for a panel of judges, who will crown the ultimate burger champion. A People’s Choice winner will also be named. Tickets cost $65 and include unlimited burger tastings, shakes, fries, cold beers, and live entertainment.

Guests can eat and drink their way through 17 burger spots and vote for the People’s Choice winner. Competing restaurants include Hopdoddy Burger Bar, The District, Aioli Gourmet Burger, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company, HandCut Burgers & Chophouse, Four Peaks Brewing Company, and many more.

You must be 21 or older to attend. Budweiser is an event sponsor. Be sure to come hungry.

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