Flavors of Phoenix

A culinary experience that dives deeper than the stereotypical pomp and circumstance of a traditional gala food showcase, the Flavors of Phoenix lets our local culinary artisans craft their own, personal signature dishes. Each chef sets the scene – and the table – for his or her small party, then wows the guests with a personal menu of their own design. The result is an incredible evening of food and high-end dining in a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on the ingredients, the flavors, the flare, and the love of all things food. Better still, the entire event is a fundraiser for the American Liver Association.

The Flavors of Phoenix Event

This year’s event was another success, and we are already looking forward to next May for 2019’s gathering. Held at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, this year’s 26th annual event featured 35 local chefs from across Arizona. With specialties ranging from sushi to French to Pacific Fusion, each was in charge of their own table of 12 guests. From start to finish, these talented culinary auteurs set the mood with stylish linens, personalized table settings, hand-cut flowers, centerpieces, and a theme all their own. Diners were treated to a front row seats as their meal was prepped and cooked right before their very eyes. Through it all, the casual conversation and delicious wine pairings flowed freely, with local masters like Tom D’Ambrosio of Phoenix’s Aioli Gourmet providing cooking tips as he toiled tirelessly.

The Cause

Part of a nationwide network of food-focused fundraisers, the Flavors of Phoenix raises funds for research, education, and prevention of liver-related diseases that afflict more than 30 million Americans. The patronage of generous diners – plus donations and proceeds from the night’s auction – contributes to the valuable work that the American Liver Foundation does in raising awareness.

Healthy Recipes

Participating chefs are always eager to share their liver-friendly, health conscious recipes with attendees, and this year was no different. So whether you want to recreate the decadent experience of this year’s Flavor event, or prepare for next year’s, be sure to try these incredible dishes. We are particularly fond of the Honey Cider Glazed Broccolini with Toasted Hazelnuts, Chia, and Feta Cheese, though we certainly wouldn’t say no to an extra helping of the Poached Quail with Peach Cranberry Chutney and Black Truffle Risotto. Decisions, decisions…I guess we should just have both!

To purchase tickets for the 2019 Flavors of Phoenix, check back with their website in the months ahead.

Drop Off Phoenix Catering: Easy Event Planning

Whether you are visiting the restaurant or the food truck, you can be sure that you will be getting a delicious meal when you eat at Aioli Burger. But there are more ways to enjoy the amazing cuisine that we provide, especially for your parties and special events. Obviously, we can drive the food truck right up to the party, but we also provide services in which we prepare all the food in advance and drop it off at the party. Our drop off catering services are perfect for a range of events in which the venue does not necessarily have space for the truck.

Phoenix Catering With the Same Delicious Food

The biggest reason you should consider our drop off catering services is the most fundamental: to enjoy our food! Apart from the quality of the food itself, the best part of these services is you can fully customize your menu according to your preferences. We offer incredible Kobe beef patties, juicy chicken breast patties, and delicious vegan patties. You can include all three of these options on your event’s menu, or just focus on two or one of them.

When it is all said and done, guests have a choice between seven types of burgers and a seemingly endless array of toppings. You can go off script and create your own masterpiece or follow some professional guidelines laid out by our menu like that of the Black and Blue Burger made with Maytag blue cheese, arugula, Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, and black pepper aioli. It is difficult to find catering services that provide more variety to the guests of your event.

You can also choose how you want to complement these amazing burgers, whether it be French fries, sweet potato fries, or something else entirely. Another big positive of their services is they provide healthy options for those that are watching their weight or just looking to eat well.

Make Your Next Event Delicious and Easy

At the heart of these Phoenix catering services is the ease that it provides for whoever is throwing the event. We provide the food, set everything up, and then disappear so you can enjoy the time with the people that you care about and not worry about the food. And of course, you cannot find food that is more delicious. Bring the incredible recipes and flavors of Aioli Burger to your event with drop off catering options and ensure it is a memorable one for each of your guests.

Triple Threat Challenge

David vs. Goliath. Broadway Joe and the New York Jets vs. the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. The USA’s gold medal in the “Miracle on Ice.” Everyone loves an underdog picking up the gauntlet of an impossible challenge, defying the odds, and emerging victorious. In the same vein of daunting tasks comes Phoenix’s own Aioli Gourmet Burger’s Triple Threat Challenge; but there is just one problem, dear reader. The underdog is you. And you don’t stand a chance!

The People’s Choice vs. The People

The lifelong dream of three lifelong friends, Aioli Burger began as a food truck in the greater Phoenix area with the simple mission of grilling up the best gourmet burgers (at non-gourmet prices), with the best ingredients. Our dream has grown into a new brick and mortar location in our old neighborhood, plus a veritable fleet of food trucks. Along the way Aioli Burger has garnered local, regional, and state-wide acclaim as one of the best burger joints in town: Best Food (2018 Scottsdale Culinary Festival), Best Burger in Phoenix (Phoenix New Times, 2017), and Best Burger, People’s Choice (twice, at the 2015 and 2018 Burger Battles). So how do we thank our fans? By slapping them in the face with the Triple Threat Challenge.

The Challenge

If you love burgers, this is the challenge for you. If you love victory, you should probably move along. Contestants in the Triple Threat Challenge have 15 minutes to eat a triple-patty burger topped with an extra 18oz of meat and toppings. Sounds easy, right? Well you weren’t paying enough attention! Challenges two and three of the Triple Threat are an order of Aioli’s signature golden French fries (or sweet potato, if you please) and a decadent milk shake. Devour all three in the time allotted and you win fame and a lifetime sense of accomplishment, plus an “I Conquered the Triple Threat Challenge” T-shirt and your photo on the Wall of Fame. Social media will carry your likeness. Children will sing your praises. Your popularity will soar (but not your waistline, because everyone knows competition calories do not count). Fall short in this Herculean effort and we will not judge; you are a mere mortal, after all. To make sure there are no hard feelings, we will even throw in a “The Triple Threat Challenge Conquered Me” T-shirt and still take your photo – for the Wall of Shame.

The Playoffs

The Challenge runs all year long, and each victor will be invited back for a playoff showdown at the end of the year, with the winner granted immortality in the halls of culinary competition the world over.

If you are up to the Challenge, enter the arena at Aioli Gourmet Burgers in Phoenix (10652 N. 32nd St). Of course, you can always work your way into fitness shape – fittin’ dis whole burger in your mouth shape, that is – with one of our nine delicious gourmet burgers. With offerings ranging from the original Aioli Burger to our personal favorite, the Black & Blue, you’re sure to find a new favorite each time you visit. We will see you soon – if you dare.

Get even more Aioli Burger by ordering our incredible catering services for your next get-together!

Aioli Burgers has the Best Burger of 2017 and Still Going Strong

From the New Times:

Time was, you had to manage to catch the Aioli Burger food truck around town if you wanted one of their award-winning hamburgers. Then, at the end of 2016, the good people of Phoenix caught a break when a brick-and-mortar location opened in north central Phoenix. Now, we always know where to find specialties like the Italiano Burger with its mozzarella, balsamic reduction, and crispy pancetta, or the Black & Blue, which comes with blue cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions. And the burgers aren’t the only thing we crave on the menu; the warm pretzel bites and burrata caprese salad are two starters we never say no to. There’s something for everyone at Aioli, from a falafel burger for the herbivores and to-die-for shakes and floats to an appealing kids’ menu and even a snack for four-legged patrons.

Thomas D’Ambrosio on AZCentral as one of the Foodies here in AZ making Great Food!

Born and raised in Arizona, Thomas D’Ambrosio went on to complete training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York before bringing his skills back to the Phoenix area and starting the Aioli Gourmet Burgers food truck.

VoyagePhoenix features Kyle Hollenbeck

One of the Co Creators of Aioli gets featured on VoyagePhoenix! See what answers he gives when asked about how he started Aioli Burger up and what he went through to be so passionate.

Kyle: Aioli Gourmet Burgers was created by three lifelong friends. Michael, Chef Tom, and I. I had a heavy sales background, Michael was a finance major and Chef Tom was a Culinary Institute of American Grad. We started with one food truck and have grown to three trucks and now our restaurant on 32nd St and Shea.

Phoenix Bar Mitzvah Catering

The attainment of bar or bat mitzvah is an important milestone for Jewish boys and girls and is rightfully met with celebration and revelry with family and friends. Planning the logistics of such a celebration can be challenging, but it needn’t be! If you want to put some pizazz into your upcoming mitzvah party, look no further than the Phoenix Bar Mitzvah catering services of one of Phoenix’s best hamburger joints, the award-winning “burger jockeys” of Aioli Burger. We provide a mouth-watering menu of award-winning Kobe beef burgers and high-quality side dishes, tastefully catered with flare and style.

The Menu for Phoenix Bar Mitzvah Catering

As Arizona’s best burger (we won the People’s Choice for Best Burger in both 2015 and 2018), the three friends behind Aioli Burger provide simple, standard catering fare. After all, these guys know how to cook. But that simply isn’t our style. With an emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients and impeccable catering service, we roll-out a catering menu that features the finest Kobe beef, buttery brioche buns, and seven different flavor-packed hamburgers to choose from. You and your guests can enjoy the Black and Blue Burger, the White Truffle Swiss Burger, the California Burger, or the original that started it all, the Aioli Burger. If that weren’t enough, you also have the option to build your own burger with gourmet toppings like Applewood smoked bacon, onion jam, mango puree, sumac, and chipotle peppers. Booking Aioli Burger for your mitzvah celebration is easy; it’s deciding which delicious burger to eat first that’s difficult!

Of course, in the event some of your guests are not “burgerphiles,” we happily serve alternative proteins from our Arizona’s best burger like falafel sandwiches, delicious veggie burgers, and chicken sandwiches, all with the same incredible lineup of toppings, sauces, and spreads.

The Concept

Beginning with a single food truck in 2014, the three friends behind Aioli Burger built a local legend based on the belief that people deserve high-quality gourmet food in a fast-casual atmosphere with class. Now operating a popular restaurant and fleet of sought-after food trucks, that’s exactly what you can expect when you retain our services to cater your special day. We take pride in our decadent burgers, refreshing salads, and savory sides, and our catering team’s goal is to provide you with a delicious, professionally catered meal while you focus on what’s important: your family and friends.

To reserve Aioli Burger’s services or inquire about a special menu, contact us today. We are happy to help you plan the menu and meal service that suits your event. Mazel tov!

Aioli Burger at the 7th Annual Burger Battle

Sixteen entered. But only one would leave victorious. On this day, the Burger Battle would leave no holds barred, and no participant hungry.

In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, March 23 was D-Day and Zero Hour for the battle royale amongst the very best burgers that the city had to offer. Hundreds of burger enthusiasts flocked to the Scottsdale Waterfront for the 7th Annual Burger Battle. With unlimited fries and milkshakes, there would be plenty of distractions, but everyone knew why they had come: to sample the offerings of 16 local burger joints and vote on the best of the best. With innovative entries like The District’s “Morning After” (candied jalapenos and a fried egg on a donut), Caveman’s “The Firestarter” (grass-fed beef, jalapenos, grilled sweet onions), and Handle Bar Diner’s unique entry featuring fried chicken skin, habanero honey, and a buttermilk biscuit, the crowd had its work cut out for it. In the end it was homegrown-favorite Aioli Burger which proved victorious. Relying on beautiful presentation and gourmet ingredients, the Aioli Burger featuring fried onion strings and patented aioli sauce was as beautiful as it was delicious, earning it the prestigious People’s Choice award.

The Best Burger: Secret to Success

From humble beginnings with a single food truck to the current fleet of three trucks, a catering company, and a new brick and mortar location, Aioli Burger has steadily been making a name for itself thanks to delicious gourmet burgers and word of mouth. Of course, word of mouth is difficult to achieve when everyone’s mouths are full of your decadent, juicy hamburgers, but winning two People’s Choice Awards for Best Burger (in 2015 and 2018) certainly help. Even more impressive is the fact that Chef Tom D’Ambrosio was invited to the 2015 event as the first ever food truck to contend, and he promptly won the competition.

The Concept

Started by three lifelong friends who wanted to make delicious, quality food for their hometown, Aioli Burger has routinely made the “Best Of” lists since they first started slinging fresh beef patties and serving up their delicious “fry flights.” Beginning with a single food truck in 2014, incredible demand and a rabid local following led to the guys quickly expanding the fleet to three trucks, added a catering business, and then a brick and mortar location in their old neighborhood in North Phoenix in October 2016.

Today, Aioli Burger is one of the most popular restaurants in the area – let alone burger joints – thanks to a dedication to gourmet food in a fast-casual atmosphere. While the staples like the Aioli Burger, the Italiano Burger, and the sumptuous White Truffle Swiss Burger are always on the menu, longtime fans will notice new additions such as charcuterie boards, a Falafel Burger, and much, much more. The Aioli Boys have also opened a new concept restaurant, the Modern Tortilla.

One thing is for sure, the people got this one right. Try an Aioli Burger for yourself at one of our trucks or the new store today; you can thank us later.

5 Reasons to Eat at Aioli Burger

When people traditionally think of food trucks or “mobile food,” we can’t blame you if the first thing that comes to mind is the guy selling hot dogs on the corner. Food trucks used to exist simply for convenience, offering food that was simple and cheap, but to be honest, not that good. This was the catalyst for an idea: the idea that a food truck could not only serve delicious food, but food that would rival any top restaurant you could find in Arizona. And thus, Aioli Gourmet Burgers was born.

With the dream of serving the residents of the great state of Arizona the best burgers you could find anywhere in the state, three life-long friends started a burger revolution that has exploded into a burger empire! Never heard of us? Well, let us give you the top five reasons why as soon as you’re done reading this blog, you need to drop whatever you’re doing and track us down immediately!

From Humble Beginnings

The number one reason why you should give our burgers a try is because of the passion that goes into each and every one of the dishes that we serve. We started simply as three guys with a passion for good burgers and good food, and while we have been fortunate enough to explode in size and popularity, our core values haven’t changed one bit. We believe that you will be able to taste the love we have for our food and our customers in every bite, and this is what truly separates us from anyone else in the valley!

…Comes Unbeatable Eats!

With this passion in mind, we have been able to cultivate a menu that features some of the freshest local ingredients we can get our hands on, one with a variety of different foods for tastes of all kinds! Whether you’re in the mood for one of our delicious burgers, a refreshing salad, or something else, we’ve got you covered!

Item Menus Made to Order

Don’t you just hate going to a “traditional” burger place, expecting a delicious meal, just to see them pull your burger patty out of a warming drawer? We don’t know about you, but the sight of that just makes us lose our appetites! When you decide to eat with Aioli Gourmet Burgers, you can rest assured that every single one of our menu items are fresh and cooked to order; you’re getting nothing less than top quality.

A Varied Menu of Delicious Burgers and More!

Our food truck menu is as diverse as the flavors we use and is sure to have something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for something plain and simple, like a regular cheeseburger, or looking to venture out with our classic Aioli Gourmet Burgers, you won’t be disappointed. We also offer both golden fries and sweet potato fries with your choice of five different dipping sauces!

The White Truffle Swiss Burger

Ultimately, this burger is the crown jewel of our menu, and because of this it deserves a spot on this list all on its own! Recently included in ABC 15’s list of the top five burgers you have to try in all of Arizona, our White Truffle Swiss Burger features roasted mushrooms, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and white truffle aioli, all on a toasted brioche bun. We promise that you won’t find a better burger anywhere in all of the Southwest than this baby!

Need more Aioli Burger? Try out our catering services for your next event!

Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge

Aioli is participating in the 5th annual Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge. Chef Thomas D’Ambrosio really got creative with this delicious dessert. Come stop by the restaurant this January and February to try it for yourself! This will only be available for a limited time, so don’t miss out.

Learn More About the Challenge.