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Our picks for the sometimes less obvious winners.
Best Local Event (2012)
Pebble Beach Food & Wine
You could call it the bacon-wrapped bacon of luxury lifestyle events – or maybe the rabbit-and-rattlesnake tamale of foodie parties. Those tastes ranked among the flavors at last year’s grand tasting, an event that earned this description from one eventgoer: “Even food I didn’t like tasted good.” Another description: An event tasty enough to trump events including the best pro-am golf tournament in the country, the fanciest Car Week, the most attended triathlon in the world and the most celebrated marathon anywhere. Then there’s this one: simply the best.