At last year's Dining Awards, some of the higher-ups asked me to take a flip cam and give readers an inside look at the event. This year, it became a tradition.

Check out this exclusive footage of Cuisine Unlimited's tasty food, interviews with Dining Awards pros and a live performance by the Daniel Day Trio. You'll feel like you were there... well, at least as close as you could get without winning an award yourself. 

Congrats to all the winners, and hats off to dining editor Mary Brown Malouf for leading the charge to another successful event.

The awards were held on the evening of Feb. 21 at the Leonardo Museum.

Watch the schmoozing in action:

Click here for the full list of winners.

Click here for our photo gallery of the event.