Slider Throwdown to benefit Arizona Friends of Foster Children

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

What could be better than sampling some of the most unique and delicious sliders in the Valley? Doing so while helping a good cause, of course.

The Slider Throwdown, held at Kierland Commons 11 a.m.-2p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, is set to pit local food trucks against one another to battle for the title of Best Slider.

Food trucks including Jamburritos, Phil the Grill, Aioli Burger, Buzz N Bee, Island Loco, Comfort Cravings and more will be serving up their most creative and scrumptious sliders for attendees to sample. The sliders will be judged by local “slider experts” as well as by the attendees via their People’s Choice votes, according to a press release.

Admission of $25 includes one slider from each participating food truck.

Slider lovers of all ages are welcome, and a beer garden with cash bar as well as non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, the release stated.

The AFFCF is dedicated to giving children in foster care back their childhood. The organization has awarded more than $5.7 million to 26,000 children in foster care — and counting — in the state.

“We help promote their self-esteem and enrich their lives by funding activities and other needs that give them quality experiences as they live through very difficult circumstances,” stated Kris Jacober, director of the AFFCF, in the release.

Kierland Commons is at 15205 N. Kierland Blvd in Scottsdale.

To purchase tickets and for more information visit: http://girlmeetsfork.com/featured/2015-slider-throwdown/.

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