Slider Throwdown Returns to North Phoenix This Fall for Annual “Battle of the Burger”

On Sunday, November 14 from noon to 3:00 p.m., the popular Slider Throwdown fundraising event that supports the efforts of the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) returns to High Street, located at 56th and the 101 in North Phoenix.

This annual culinary “battle of the burger” features samplings of delicious slider burger creations made by local food trucks and vendors. Sliders are presented in a variety of innovative interpretations including beef, chicken, veggie and more.

Throughout the event, participating food trucks compete for the title of “Best Slider.” Select “slider experts” serve as judges for the throwdown, and attendees can also weigh in on their favorite “burger bite” to help one food truck participant take home the coveted “People’s Choice” Award. Guests can also enjoy entertainment, shopping and a silent auction as they eat their way through High Street.

It’s our great pleasure to present the 2021 Slider Throwdown and to welcome back our culinary community that continues to support our efforts so generously year after year.

Our important efforts in helping to create opportunities for youth in foster care would not be possible without the support of our donors and event attendees; we are truly grateful for them.

Kris Jacober, executive director of the AFFCF

This year’s event features tastings from participating food trucks including:

  • Chicken and Waffles For the People
  • Aioli Burger
  • 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese 
  • Kingpin BBQ
  • Randizzle’s
  • El Taco Santo

Cutie’s Lemonade and More truck and Kicks Frozen Yogurt dessert truck will also be offering complimentary sips and sweets.  Admission is $40 per person and includes samples of all sliders, lemonade and dessert, live entertainment by and a silent auction featuring enticing packages for a variety of interests.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive childhood experiences for youth in foster care and preparing them for successful adulthood through programming and scholarships.

The AFFCF needs the community’s help to continue this important work for the more than 13,000 children currently in foster care in the state. Valley residents can do their part while enjoying a delicious afternoon of food and fun at the 2021 Slider Throwdown! Tickets can be purchased via

The AFFCF began nearly 40 years ago by making one small donation of less than $30, which allowed a young boy the opportunity to take flute lessons. Since that first act, the AFFCF has made more than 70,000 awards totaling more than $13 million to children in foster care in Arizona. These funds are intended to help foster youth in Arizona have as normal of a childhood as possible, despite their challenging circumstances. Awarded funds go toward assistance in school, music or dance lessons, or sports equipment to ensure each child in Ariona foster care experiences the kind of opportunities every child deserves.

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