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Six Under the Radar Events For 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival

We're in the countdown to South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2012 for which coveted tickets

are sold out. Even so, there's no shortage of events from which to choose. We've culled a selection that may capture your imagination and deliver delicious eats.

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After the jump, six events you should be aware of.

Trucks on the Beach
The festival's closing party features the diversity of Miami's food trucks hosted by Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel, who navigates food, wine, beer, and cocktail pairings of the city's street food. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26.  $95.

Momofuku Desserts Seminar

Christina Tosi from Momofuku Milk Bar whips up her favorite desserts for

you in this tasting from her cookbook. Miami Beach Convention Center. 5

to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 25. $110

Swine and Wine
A dozen chefs will be on hand to show off their pig roasting skills in this event hosted by The Cooking Channel's Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos of Extra Virgin. Sample some southern style porchetta, blood orange pig tacos, or pan con lechon, among other dishes. Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 26. $150.

Mexican Foods and Tequila Seminar
Hosted by Marcela Vallodolid of Mexican Foods Made Easy talk through and cook up recipes from Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor. Miami Beach Convention Center. 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26. $85.

Talking With My Mouth Full Seminar
Top Chef judge Gail Simmons talks through her dynamic career and her new book while guests sample recipes and wine pairings. Miami Beach Convention Center. 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, 26. $85

Brunch at Sea
For Cuban meets Mexican fare, with cigars and rum in the mix, this party boat features cuisine from Douglas Rodriguez of De Rodriguez Cuba and Food Network's Aaron Sanchez of Centrico in New York. Biscayne Lady. Sunday, February 26. 11 to 1:30 p.m. $150.

Looking for more South Beach Wine and Food guidance? Check out past posts here as well as information from our sister publication

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