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Best of the Best

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The American Airlines Arena seemed an unlikely venue for a $300-a-ticket SoBe Wine & Food Festival event ("will there be a Hannah Montana concert?," a friend inquired). After all the arena is neither on SoBe nor does it serve the most gourmet of cuisine -- unless, of course, you're skyboxing. Which, in the case of Best of the Best, attendees kind of were. After being greeted with a cold glass of sake at the door, guests were first encouraged to mosey around the "pre-party" area (which was plagued by blinding flood lights in certain areas), where cigars and Setai dumplings were being passed out, then head inside and up the escalators to the main event, where guests got a breathtaking view of, um, a concrete arena floor being worked on, the jumbo scoreboard lying in the middle of the floor like a defeated sea creature.

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