<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 06 May 2015 05:28:06 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2015 05:28:06 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 16:29:32 -0400 A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIY-Lavender-Chamomile-Tea-Soap1.jpg
Your mom will appreciate these creative, easy-to-make gifts.

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<![CDATA[Fast-Food Cinco de Mayo: Free Biscuit Tacos, DIY Guac]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 07:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/biscuit-taco-bell.jpg
Free breakfast tacos and a coveted guacamole recipe could bode for a festive Cinco de Mayo.]]>
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo: 10 Authentic Mexican Spots Across U.S.]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 19:06:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/472092370_Dancers.jpg
Here are 10 spots in the US where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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<![CDATA[Free Cone Day at Carvel]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:33:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carvel+free+cone+day+1200.jpg
Spring is here and you can get ice cream for free today. What’s better than that?

Photo Credit: Carvel.com]]>
<![CDATA[What's Behind the Kentucky Derby's Trademark Hats?]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:48:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kd488034839.jpg
The Kentucky Derby may be the greatest two minutes in sports, but at Churchill Downs on Saturday, the competition parading in the stands could give the thoroughbreds a run for their money.

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<![CDATA[Don't Skimp on Mint: How to Throw a Derby Party ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:51:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/181162826_MintJulep.jpg
Can't make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby this year? You can still join in the fun by throwing your own Derby party, with the help of hats, bourbon and a lot of mint.

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<![CDATA[Did Jimmy Fallon Steal Fran Lebowitz's Apartment?]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:59:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Fran+Lebowitz.JPG
Fran Lebowitz confronts Jimmy Fallon about him making an offer on an apartment she really wanted and stealing her name for his baby.

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<![CDATA[How to Make a Mint Julep, Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 12:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/how-to-make-mint-julep-final.jpg
The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Learn how to make your own at home while you watch.]]>
<![CDATA[National Zoo Wants You to See This Panda Inseminated]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:28:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/national-zoo-460948863.jpg
The National Zoo's female giant panda, Mei Xiang, has been artificially inseminated twice in the past two days, in hopes of bringing another beyond-adorable cub into the world.

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<![CDATA[Quassy Amusement Park Opens for 107th Season]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:18:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/frantic+opening+1200.jpg
Thrill seekers and ride and game lovers celebrated the opening of the amusement park portion of Quassy Amusement & Waterpark for the season Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Meriden Daffodil Festival Kicks Off This Weekend]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:21:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DaffodilFestivalPic00000000.jpg
The daffodils are in full bloom at Hubbard Park and there's a weekend of free family fun ahead.]]>
<![CDATA[Eat Like The Louisville Locals Do]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:54:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-22+at+2.49.06+PM.png
Chef Edward Lee gives us a tour of some authentic Kentucky Derby food and drink. We visit Wagner's Pharmacy, Muth's Candy and Milkwood Restaurant.]]>
<![CDATA[Pulitzer Target Line Sparks Frenzy]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:15:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lilly+pulitzer+for+target.jpg
Lilly Pulitzer's highly anticipated Target collection debut led to disappointment for many shoppers. For many fans, the Sunday release was filled more with long lines, empty racks and website problems than...

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<![CDATA[Heidi Voight Ties for First in Ballroom Dancing Competition]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:59:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Heidi+Voight+Ballroom+Dancing+1200.jpg
NBC Connecticut traffic reporter Heidi Voight keeps you updated on traffic while you're on the move to work weekday mornings and on Saturday night she showed off her moves on the dance floor as she and...

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<![CDATA[Food Truck Festival]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:25:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Meriden+Food+Truck+Fest+Hush+Puppies+1200.jpg
Thousands are expected at Meriden's Food Truck Festival at Hubbard Park April 18-19, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Food Truck Festival Comes to Meriden This Weekend]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:26:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/food-truck-generic-1.jpg
Thousands of people are expected to spend the day outside at Meriden's Hubbard Park where dozens of vendors took part in a food truck festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:38:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

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<![CDATA[ Ben & Jerry's, Craft Brewer Team Up for Ice Cream-Flavored Beer]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:51:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/193*120/benjerrybeer1.jpg
If you have a taste for beer and ice cream, you might like Ben & Jerry's latest offering.

Photo Credit: New Belgium Brewing]]>
<![CDATA["Lincoln and the Jews": Exhibit Explores President's Push for Equality ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:09:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LincolnsLastHoursCROPPED.jpg
While many are aware of Abraham Lincoln’s activism in emancipating slaves in 1863, many might not know of his close relationships with those in the Jewish community.

Photo Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHI-524]]>
<![CDATA[Tax Day Freebies and Discounts]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:28:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP0910251102942.jpg
Don't let Tax Day get your down. There are a number of freebies you can cash in on.

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<![CDATA[Ben and Jerry's to Hand Out Ice Cream for Free Cone Day]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:35:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream.jpg
Ben & Jerry's will be giving away ice cream for Free Cone Day on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Tim McGraw to Perform Concert for Sandy Hook Promise]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:24:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rodeo20158.jpg
Country singer Tim McGraw will be performing a special concert in Connecticut this summer and all of the proceeds will be going to Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the school shooting...]]>
<![CDATA[Selena to Perform as a Hologram?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:15:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Selena_Cantando.jpg
You may be able to see Selena perform in the 21st century – as a hologram.]]>
<![CDATA[Disney, Dali on Focus in New Museum Exhibit]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:29:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/205*120/disneyfamilymuseum.jpg
The work of famous imagineers Walt Disney and Salvador Dali will be exhibited together in San Francisco's Presidio this summer.

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Family Museum]]>
<![CDATA[11 Weird Beers For National Beer Day]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:49:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rerwerr4534534.jpg
What better day to defer from your usual drink order than National Beer Day? Here are 11 crazy craft brews that are so strange you'll need to try them out for yourself.

Photo Credit: Rogue Ales]]>
<![CDATA[Pop Culture Spectacular: WonderCon Anaheim]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/w485692291.jpg
The comics-and-more convention summons costume-ready fans and the properties they love.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Arts & Ideas Festival to Be Held in June]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:30:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lucinda+Williams.jpg
The schedule is out for New Haven’s 20th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which takes place in June, and it includes lectures, performances, and conversations led by internationally renowned...

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Introduces Pac-Man Feature ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:51:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/photoGoogle+Maps+PAC+MAN.jpg
Let the office productivity fall even more. If March Madness wasn’t enough of a distraction, people can now play Pac-Man from the convenience of their desks.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Test All-Day Breakfast in San Diego]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:02:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
Could you soon get an Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich after 10:30 a.m.? A McDonald's spokesperson told NBC Chicago the company plans to begin testing all-day breakfast next month at select restaurants in the San...]]>
<![CDATA[15K Race to be Held on CTfastrak Busway]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTFastrak_Set_to_Launch_1200x675_417117763681.jpg
CTfastrak is giving runners the chance to race on the brand new busway during an upcoming 15K road race in May.]]>
<![CDATA[New Starbucks Frappucino Flavor]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Birthday_Cake_Frappuccino_%283%29.jpg
Starbucks’ popular frappuccino beverage has turned 20 and to honor the drink’s big birthday, the company has debuted a new specialty drink—the Birthday Cake Frappuccino.

Photo Credit: Starbucks]]>
<![CDATA[Free Italian Ice on First Day of Spring]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ritas+italian+ice+first+day+of+spring.jpg
Winter weather can't shake the celebration of spring, which residents are celebrating with free treats from Rita's Italian Ice in West Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Free Dairy Queen Cones, and More Free Treats]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate its 75th anniversary Monday, days before spring officially begins.

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<![CDATA[Dairy Queen Free Cone Day]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:41:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/dairyqueenfreeconedaymarch16.jpg
Dairy Queen is celebrating 75 years in business with a Free Cone Day. On Monday, March 16, the chain, which was founded in 1940, will be handing out soft-serve vanilla cones, the classic bread-and-butter of the...

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<![CDATA[New Haven Preps for St. Patrick's Day Parade]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:12:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5PPARADESTILL031315DOUG00000000.jpg
The Saint Patrick's Day parade in New Haven is one of Connecticut's most popular events, one that's changed since police started enforcing the $99 fine for public drinking.]]>
<![CDATA[Raunchy Game Cards Against Humanity Hits the Web With Free App]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:41:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
Oh the humanity! Cards Against Humanity has gone digital. A new website called CardsAgainstOriginality.com offers a free version of the game on all web browsers on computers and mobile devices, though it wasn't...]]>
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day Events in Connecticut]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:57:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/hartford+st+patricks+day+parade.jpg
It's St. Patrick's Day and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Love Peeps? New Milk Line Inspired by Marshmallow Treats ]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 21:37:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Peep+Milk+Flavors.jpg
Now you can eat your peeps and drink them, too. Prairie Farms, a dairy company in Illinois, has teamed up with Peeps to deliver peeps-flavored milk.

Photo Credit: Prairie Farms ]]>
<![CDATA[Top 10 Towns for Families in Connecticut]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:36:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/d1b87808249e433ab8dd3c142789d912.jpg
Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has released a list of top towns for young families in Connecticut, and Hartford County dominates the top 10.

Photo Credit: Mark L.]]>
<![CDATA[Mohegan Sun Reveals Plans for Earth Hotel]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:24:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mohegan+sun+casino+generic.jpg
Mohegan Sun Casino, already one of the largest entertainment, gaming, dining and resort destinations in the country, will expand further with a second hotel tower in Uncasville.]]>
<![CDATA[IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:44:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/national+pancake+day1.jpg
Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes and help a worthy cause.]]>