An evening devoted to recognition of merit separates the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff, and farmers from a hard evening of harvesting grain. Laud the fruits of local labor with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two tickets to Fresno Magazine's Best of Fresno 2011 (a $60 value), hosted at Valdez Hall on Wednesday, November 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Best of Fresno 2011 celebrates the best of all things local, from restaurants and wineries to shops and entertainment. Guests can glide through the 32,000 square feet of Valdez Hall as they socialize in support of Fresno's finest eateries, stores, and most elegantly coiffed palm trees. Visitors sample top-notch eats and drinks from local businesses such as DiCicco's Italian Restaurant, Daily Grill, and Cool Hand Luke's as they mix and mingle to live music beats. A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital Central California, ensuring that each hardworking wine grape and toiling hors d'oeuvre is consumed for a good cause.