<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:59:02 -0400 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:59:02 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NoRA Cupcakes Make List of Best in the U.S. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:37:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NoRa+50+Shades+of+Chocolate.jpg
NoRA cupcakes make list of the 101 best cupcakes in America.

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<![CDATA[$100 Grilled Cheese Makes Debut]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:40:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/deca+grilled+cheese.jpg
A Chicago restaurant debuted a $100 grilled cheese sandwich in honor of National Grilled Cheese Month. The “Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese” sandwich features Spanish black iberico ham, Oregon white...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate UConn Wins With Free or Cheap Food]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:49:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/moes+southwest+grill.JPG
Moes’s Southwest Grill, Dunkin Donuts and Froyo World locations in Connecticut are celebrating the UConn victories with free or discounted food and drink.]]>
<![CDATA[It’s Free Cone Day]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:45:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-ben-jerrys-icecream.jpg
Today, April 8, is free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s and they are giving away free ice cream from noon to 8 p.m.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Restaurant Week Begins]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:40:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dinner+Table+Generic.jpg
If you're looking to dine out for a deal this week, head to New Haven for restaurant week.]]>
<![CDATA[Stars Steppin' Out: Aguilera, Celebrities in Paris]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/485384611.jpg
Celebrities are stepping out with style and sensibility on the red carpet.

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<![CDATA[The Top Restaurant in the World]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:44:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/+Grant+Achatz1.jpg
For the third year in a row, Elite Traveler awarded Chicago's Alinea the top slot in its list of the best 100 restaurant in world.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Restauranter Pushes for Hot Dog Emoji]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:19:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hot+dog+emoji.jpg
A manager at a local hot dog restaurant has started a national campaign for the hot dog emoji, and it's attracted some famous followers.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Gorilla Holds, Nurses Baby for First Time]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:10:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Imani+and+baby+gorilla_large.jpg
A reunion that is almost too cute to bear: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s newest gorilla mom Imani got to hold her baby for the first time Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Arcade Fire's Huge Papier–Mâché Mask Stolen During Show]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:36:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/arcade+fire+masks.jpg
If you took a huge papier–mâché bobblehead mask from the Arcade Fire show in Bridgeport last week, the band wants it back very badly, no questions asked.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:17:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/m110.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[World's Top Beach Destinations]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:14:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Baia+do+Sancho+.jpg
As the warm weather approaches, take a look at the world's best beaches, according to TripAdvisor. The top beaches were chosen based on millions of traveler reviews and opinions.

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<![CDATA[Meriden to Hold Daffodil Festival in April]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:17:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/daffodils+1200.jpg
Spring really is on the way and so is the 36th annual Meriden Daffodil Festival.

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<![CDATA[Dustin Hoffman Films at Yale]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:23:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dustin+Hoffman+Yale+1200.jpg
A Hollywood movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates and Debra Winger has been filming in Connecticut and filming is underway at Yale today.

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<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:26:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waffle-taco-bell-01.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

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<![CDATA[Why the LIVR App Is Too Good To Be True ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:09:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gizmodolivr.jpg
LIVR, the hottest app set to launch at SXSW turned out to be a hoax intended to fool the media, Gizmodo reported. The parody app, named after the organ it will destroy while you use it, was meant to be a social...]]>
<![CDATA[Higgins in Harlem Makes Its World Premiere ]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:37:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Geri-Nikole+Love+and+Bob+Johnson.jpg
New York might only be two hours away, but this weekend – in a world premiere event – New York came to Hartford.

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<![CDATA[LA-Based Pink’s Hot Dogs Coming to Lake Compounce]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:01:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lord+of+the+Rings+V1+019.jpg
Pink's Hot Dogs, a Hollywood Legend since 1939, will be coming to Lake Compounce this spring.

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<![CDATA[New Route for St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Haven]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:39:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+bagpipes.jpg
New Haven officials have announced a change in this year's St. Patrick's Day parade route.

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<![CDATA[LEGO Stores Opening at Westfarms and Danbury Fair]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:26:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LEGO-logo.jpg
A store dedicated entirely to LEGOs will be opening at Westfarms in the Spring. Another will open at Danbury Fair Mall.]]>
<![CDATA[Adorable Zoo Babies: Bear Cub Learns to Walk]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:47:48 -0400 a newborn bear cub. She’s just under 5 1/2 pounds, and the center has no idea where she came from. The 10-week-old cub was dropped off at the door of the nearby Bear League organization with no note attached. She is spending much of her time sleeping and learning to walk.]]> a newborn bear cub. She’s just under 5 1/2 pounds, and the center has no idea where she came from. The 10-week-old cub was dropped off at the door of the nearby Bear League organization with no note attached. She is spending much of her time sleeping and learning to walk.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/04-18-2014-baby-bear.jpg
See all the newest arrivals at zoos around the world. Baby lions, tigers and bears step into the spotlight.

Photo Credit: Dan Thrift]]>
<![CDATA[Buffalo Wild Wings Heading to Wethersfield]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wings3.jpg
A popular restaurant and sports bar has opened in Wethersfield.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC's Per Se Racks Up Violations]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:20:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/per-se-restaurant.jpg
One of New York City's highest rated and most exclusive restaurants racked up enough violations in its latest health inspection to get a "C" grade. Per Se had seven violations, worth 42 points, with five of the...

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day Parades]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:21:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Shamrock-glasses.jpg
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and cities and towns across the state are getting ready. If you’re heading out to celebrate, head to one of the many parades.

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<![CDATA[Alex Deibold Heads to Pepe’s Pizza]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:16:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Alex+Diebold+1200.jpg
If you’ve ever wanted to have dinner with an Olympian, tonight’s the night.

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<![CDATA[Yale Grads Take Home Oscars]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:24:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/omoments18.jpg
Less than two years after graduating from Yale’s School of Drama, Lupita Nyong'o is an Oscar winner.

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<![CDATA[Willis Tower Offers Pie in the Sky ]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/skydeck-giordanos.jpg
Chicagoans can now enjoy a pie in the sky -- literally.]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Ups Goo Factor With New "Core" Flavors]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:45:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-ben-jerrys-icecream.jpg
Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled four new ice cream flavors, but it’s what in the middle of the pint that is getting all the attention.

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<![CDATA[Florida Georgia Line Helps Kick Off Westfarms Microsoft Opening]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:23:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP249132967874.jpg
The Microsoft store at Westfarms mall opens in Saturday and the mega country hit band Florida Georgia Line is helping with the kickoff.

Photo Credit: Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Beard Transplants Trending ]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:26:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/beard-185181123.jpg
Have you noticed more men are walking around with beards? Some New York men are ditching razors these days and marveling at the follicle growth process. But some need a little help.

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<![CDATA[Gracie Gold's Heart "Melted" by Calif. Teen's Prom Proposal]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:05:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gracie-kissand+cry-day12.jpg
A California teen is hoping he can win Gold with his spirited prom proposal.

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<![CDATA[Gearing Up for Mardi Gras]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:58:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mardi+gras+beads.jpg
Mardi Gras celebrations around the state.

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<![CDATA[Kit Kat Named Time Magazine's Most Influential Candy Bar]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:36:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kitkatbar1.jpg
Time magazine has released a list of the top 13 candy bars that have made the biggest impact on the chocolate-bar industry and the world. They interviewed "candy experts and historians" to compose the list. Kit

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<![CDATA[Mark Twain House Among Most Romantic]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mark+twain+house.jpg
Romance is always in the air at the Mark Twain House in Hartford,

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<![CDATA[Office Romances by the Numbers]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:21:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/candy+hearts+valentines+day+generic+valentines+generic.jpg
Looking for a Valentine? According to this survey, the office may be a good place to start.]]>
<![CDATA[Top 25 Anti-Romantic Movies of All Time]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:42:07 -0400 SIDEWAYS: Two buddies tour wine country for a bachelor's getaway and screw up royally in the romance department. There might be hope for redemption, but plenty of acerbic undertones keep things from getting sappy.]]> SIDEWAYS: Two buddies tour wine country for a bachelor's getaway and screw up royally in the romance department. There might be hope for redemption, but plenty of acerbic undertones keep things from getting sappy.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/sideways_06.jpg
If you're bummed about living in singledom this Valentine's Day, check out our top viewing picks to kick love's butt.

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<![CDATA[Top 25 Romantic Movies]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:26:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dirty_dancing_thumb.jpg
Don't put romance in a corner this Valentine's Day. Check out our top romantic comedy and drama picks. And, no... Titanic isn't on here.]]>
<![CDATA[Cold Weather Street Style]]> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:11:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/468780895.jpg
It's freezing outside, but that doesn't keep these top models and fashionistas from looking flawless.

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<![CDATA[Shoshi Games: Olympics Meme Stars "Girls" Actress]]> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:39:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tumblr_n0udv6hIuV1tsgu34o1_500thumb.jpg
An anonymous brilliant Tumblr user created a highly amusing page featuring Zosia Mamet's Girls character Shoshana Shapiro (also known as Shoshi) participating in various Winter Olympics events.

Photo Credit: Jillian Anderson, Kathy Henken and Limor Zisbrod]]>
<![CDATA[Jerry Seinfeld to Perform at Palace Theatre]]> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:48:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/seinfeld1.jpg
The one and only Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Connecticut in April.

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<![CDATA[Grammy Fashion Faux Pas of the Past]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jennifer-lopez-grammys-fashion.jpg
In anticipation of the upcoming Grammy Awards, check out the past years' bad and worse fashion faux pas.]]>
<![CDATA[David Beckham's Super Bowl Ad: Covered or Uncovered? ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:46:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/3014_spread_08.jpg
Clothing retailer H&M on Thursday teased its new Super Bowl ad featuring former soccer star David Beckham. Director Nicolas Winding Refn, who is famous for his work on "Drive," partnered with Beckham for...

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<![CDATA[Jelly Belly Unveils Beer-Flavored Jelly Bean]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:03:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2D11389517-today-jelly-beer-0140121.blocks_desktop_large.jpg
Candy company Jelly Belly unveiled a beer-flavored jelly bean on Saturday, which they appropriately named Draft Beer. Jelly Belly, which is famous for fun flavors like Buttered Popcorn and Toasted Marshmallow...

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<![CDATA[30 Can't-Miss Acts at Coachella 2014]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:20:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/112026985%282%29GettyOutkastHorizontal.jpg
Click through to find out which top 30 headliners to catch at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Bao Bao Moments]]> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:18:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/panda-cub-walking-1-16.jpg
The National Zoo's almost-five-month-old panda cub, Bao Bao, is set to make her public debut this Saturday. While we breathlessly count down every moment until then, we've compiled our 10 favorite moments of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Would You Wear It?]]> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:57:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/berlin_fashion+week_january.jpg
You make the call on runway fashions from around the world. Decide what's cutting edge and what just fell over the edge...

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