<![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 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:49:15 -0500 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:49:15 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Popular Bakery's Recipes Stolen]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:12:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0227-2015-Cruffin.jpg
Binders containing hundreds of sweet recipes mysteriously disappeared overnight from Mr. Holmes Bakeshop, a three-month-old start-up in San Francisco's Tenderloin that's growing in popularity.

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<![CDATA[FIRST Robotics Teams Compete in 'Recycle Rush' District Qualifiers]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:19:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/tlmd_recycle_484x363.jpg
The second district event qualifiers for the NE FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off Saturday morning at Wilby High School in Waterbury.]]>
<![CDATA[Craft Beer Shop Opens in West Hartford]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:44:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/craft-beer-brewery-generic.jpg
Craft beer aficionados can head to West Hartford this weekend for the grand opening of a store dedicated to quality brew.]]>
<![CDATA[What Color Is This Dress? No One Can Agree]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:44:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/the-dress-B-1l26HXAAEJ48-.jpg
Is this dress blue and black… or gold and white? The debate is raging, and no one seems to agree.

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<![CDATA[KFC to Serve Edible Coffee Cups in U.K.]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:29:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/178*120/kfc+edible+coffee+cup+scoff-ee.jpg
Chicken lovers in the United Kingdom have a new treat to try -- edible coffee cups that will be served at KFC restaurants.

Photo Credit: Oliver Dixon/KFC]]>
<![CDATA[Lines Already Forming at New Enfield Chick-fil-A ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:26:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/22515+Chick+Fil+A+Enfield+edited.jpg
It was not all that long ago that you had to head outside the state of Connecticut to get your fill of Chick-fil-A, but a fourth restaurant in the chain is opening in Enfield on Feb. 26.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Chicken Selects Returns]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+chicken+selects.jpg
Watch out, Chicken McNuggets. Soon there will be a new breaded chicken dish in the house.

McDonald's announced Wednesday that Chicken Selects will return to menus nationwide next month.

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<![CDATA[Ansonia Bakery Holds Annual Fat Tuesday Contest]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:35:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FATTUESDAY021715.jpg
A paczki eating contest has gone on at Eddy's Bakery for 17 years and the Polish treat is always a huge favorite for customers on Fat Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Magazine Ranks Best Pizza in State]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:51:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pepe%27s+Pizza+722.jpg
What's your favorite pizza joint? Connecticut Magazine has compiled a list of the state's top pizza places – and those that will soon get their own slice of Connecticut history.

Photo Credit: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Flash Mob Tango's in LAX]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:45:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Terminal-Tango-021515.JPG
A group of 40 local dancers took the tango to a SoCal airport terminal on Sunday to spread the Valentine's Day spirit.

Photo Credit: Joel Cooke ]]>
<![CDATA[True Love, Caught on Camera: Creative Public Proposals Go Viral]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:41:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ellen+proposal.jpg
As Valentine's Day approaches we decided to take a look at public marriage proposals over the past year.
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<![CDATA[Dog Runs Away From Home, Tracks Down Owner With Cancer in Hospital]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:53:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_hospitaldog0212001_700x394.jpg
A miniature Schnauzer ran away from its Iowa home to track down its owner, who was recovering from cancer in a nearby hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.]]>
<![CDATA["Death Star" is Legoland's Latest Mega Addition]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:51:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Death+Star+Legoland.JPG
Legoland's latest attraction is made up of more than 500,000 Lego pieces, weighs more than 1,900 pounds and took a crew of construction workers to assemble.]]>
<![CDATA[NoCal City's Humorous Traffic Signs]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:45:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/signs2.jpg
A Northern California city is using humor to get drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention. The City of Hayward has placed traffic signs along a downhill boulevard that read "35 — It's a speed limit,...

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Guilford Singer-Songwriter Competes on "American Idol"]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:24:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BeachAvenueEDIT.jpg
A singer from a Milford-formed band that recently competed on "America's Got Talent" is in the national spotlight again as he competes for a chance to be the next "American Idol."

Photo Credit: Jessie Sawyer/NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Drinks to Warm You Up in Cold Weather]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:26:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Drinks_to_Warm_You_Up_in_Cold_Weather_3_1200x675_397380163796.jpg
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<![CDATA[Film About CT Man Who Played Big Bird Coming Soon]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:18:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/162*120/92919835_10.jpg
A documentary about the Woodstock, Connecticut puppeteer behind the characters of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" will be released in May, production company Copper Pot Pictures announced...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Newest "SNL" Ice Cream: Wayne'Swirled]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:12:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/229*120/wayneswirled.jpg
In celebration of "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary, Ben & Jerry's unveiled two "SNL" sketch-inspired flavors: Lazy Sunday and Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch.

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<![CDATA[Hollywood Film "Blue Line" Shooting in Connecticut]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:20:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Blue+Line+edited.jpg
Hollywood film "Blue Line" is filming in the Cromwell and Middletown area in Connecticut.

Photo Credit: Tony Gagnon]]>
<![CDATA[“Walking Dead's” Beth Performs at Wolf Den ]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:42:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Emily+Kinney+1200.jpg
If you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead,” then you’re probably none too thrilled about what happened to Beth Greene on the show, but you’ll be thrilled to know the woman who portrayed her is heading to Connecticut...

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Events in Connecticut]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:17:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/candy+hearts+valentines+day+generic+valentines+generic.jpg
February is the month of love, and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate with that special someone.]]>
<![CDATA[Say "I Love You" With Your Smartphone This Valentine's Day]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:07:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/valentines-chocolate-469002943.jpg
Want to make your Valentine feel extra special? Skip the usual postcards at the pharmacy and instead create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day card using an app. Here are ten easy apps that offer fun and unique...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Native Who Stars in American Sniper to Attend Local Screening]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:58:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+lacz+american+sniper.jpg
Kevin Lacz, a retired Navy Seal and Middlefield, Connecticut native, starred alongside Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper,” served as tech consultant for the movie, and will be at special screening in Berlin...

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<![CDATA[Dream of Summer at Hartford Boat Show]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:36:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/boat+show_722_406.jpg
The coldest weather of the season is here, but it feels like summer at the Connecticut Convention Center, where the boat show is taking place.

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<![CDATA[No Winner for Powerball, Jackpot Rises to $360 Million]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:32:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1757444901.jpg
Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Auction of Big Mac Special Sauce Draws 5-Figure Bids]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 04:02:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
A Big Mac may only cost a few dollars at McDonald’s, but when it comes to the fast food chain’s Big Mac Special Sauce things get pricey.
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<![CDATA['Jersey Boys': A Rock Concert Within a Musical ]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:33:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2315+Jersey+Boys+edited.jpg
If you've never had the chance to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in concert, the next closest thing is coming to the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford.

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<![CDATA["Ugh! That Newsweek Cover": Silicon Valley Women Respond]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:22:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/newsweekmain.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover on "What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women" sparked a firestorm Thursday — on Twitter and in Silicon Valley — with some accusing the magazine of taking on sexism in tech with a sexist...]]>
<![CDATA[Penguin Plunge 2015]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/InRqkioJQfzifZusldOx-2-1232971963000.jpg
Several people will plunge into icy cold water Sunday in support of Special Olympics Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Launches New Plus-Size Line]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:51:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/240*120/AVA+VIV+Header.jpg
Target has announced plans to unveil a new clothing line designed specifically for plus-size women. The line, expected to arrive in mid-February, was designed by Target's in-house design team and features...

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<![CDATA[Sad Monkey Consoled by Pal]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:08:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/012215+comforting+monkeys.jpg
Think you had a bad day? Try trading places with this sad little monkey.

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<![CDATA[Linkin Park Cancels Mohegan Sun Show]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:08:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chester+Bennington+Edited.jpg
Linkin Park has canceled its national "Hunting Party" tour, including its Connecticut stop, after lead singer Chester Bennington injured himself.

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<![CDATA[CT's "American Sniper" Helps Vets With Film's Success]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:10:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Lacz+Edited.jpg
Bradley Cooper may be the star of "American Sniper," which was the most popular film over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, but a Connecticut veteran starring alongside him as himself lived the story he...

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<![CDATA[Oreo Dresses Up for Valentine's Day With New Flavor]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/oreo+red+velvet+1200.jpg
Oreos are dressing up for Valentine’s Day. The treat dubbed “milk’s favorite cookie” has a new look and flavor, one that is popular among foodies—Red Velvet. The chocolate cookies are now red and have a...]]>
<![CDATA[Head to Mohegan for Sun WineFest This Weekend]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:33:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine_bottles_generic.jpg
It’s all about wine, beer and celebrity chefs at Mohegan Sun this weekend. The 12th annual Sun WineFest gets underway on Friday and continues through Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Students Can See "Selma" For Free This Weekend]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:54:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/%27Selma%27-Best-Drama.jpg
Connecticut movie theaters are offering some students a chance to see the new movie, "Selma" for free this weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[100 Cases of Beer at Your Door? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bud+Light+App.jpg
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Anheuser-Busch has introduced a new app where beer lovers can get Bud Light delivered to their home in less than an hour. The free app "Bud Light Button" provides D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Delta Makes Flight With 2 Passenger]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:26:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Empty-Plane.jpg
Legroom wasn't an issue for one Brooklyn man who was lucky enough to be one of only two passengers on-board a flight from Cleveland to New York City Monday morning.

Photo Credit: Chris O'Leary via Twitter @ohhleary
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<![CDATA[Hartford Band Nominated for 2 New England Music Awards]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:45:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+End+Blend+Edited.jpg
Hartford-based band West End Blend is nominated for two New England Music awards.

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<![CDATA[Dave Matthews Band Comes to Hartford in June]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:30:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/Dave+Matthews+Band+Sleep+Train+9.5.14+%2839%29.jpg
Dave Matthews Band will be making a stop Hartford this June during the summer tour.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>