<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usMon, 23 Jan 2017 16:09:28 -0500Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:09:28 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Honoring MLK, from Services to Activism]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:18:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MLK-Bible.jpg
Cities and towns honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. All events listed are scheduled for Monday unless otherwise noted.

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<![CDATA[Your State's Favorite Netflix Original Series Is ...]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:28:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg
If you ever found yourself hunkering down under a blanket at home weathering some type of storm, be it physical or emotional, you've probably turned to Netflix for solace at some point.

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<![CDATA[IHOP Brings Back 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:20:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ihop+GettyImages-84259123.jpg
IHOP is bringing back its “all you can eat pancakes."]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years With New S'mores Cookies]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:33:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/207*120/smores-cookie.jpg
Girl Scouts cookies fans can look forward to a new flavor that honors an old campfire classic: the s'more. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookies, the company has added two...

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<![CDATA[News Team Gags on Artichoke Dip Gone 'Terribly Wrong']]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:46:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Global-News-Calgary-artichoke-dip-choke.jpg
Something went "terribly wrong" when one Canadian newscaster made artichoke dip to share with her team, and the noxious results are being seen across the world. The team at Global News Calgary was sharing...

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<![CDATA[Several Christmas Movies Are Based in Connecticut]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:12:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christmas+in+Connecticut_.jpg
‘Tis the season for Christmas movies and our beautiful state is the setting for some classics, as well as some newer films.

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<![CDATA[Casey Affleck is a 'Real' Dunkin' Donuts Customer on SNL]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:56:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/affleck+dunkin+donuts+customer.jpg
Saturday Night Live is known for its spot-on parodies, and the show's Dunkin' Donuts commercial this past weekend was no exception.

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<![CDATA[Best Places to Watch the New Year's Eve Fireworks ]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 18:05:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworksnyccrop2.jpg
New Year’s Eve is around the corner and it’s time to make some plans. Wondering where to get the best views of the New Year’s Eve fireworks? Here are the best places in NYC to take in the fireworks spectacular.

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<![CDATA[2016 Holiday Events, Activities and Displays]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:00:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fantasy+of+lights_new+haven+.jpg
Looking to get out and about in the community for the holidays? We’ve compiled a list of spirited activities across the state.

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<![CDATA[What's Your State's Favorite Holiday Movie?]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:29:32 -0500 View the listing. ]]> View the listing. ]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/home_alone_050611.jpg
While each of us have our own holiday favorite, the state you live in might make you more likely to watch certain films, according a new report from CableTV.com.

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<![CDATA[17 Places to Ring in 2017]]> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:27:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/fireworks-generic-10.jpg
Ringing in the New Year across the state!

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<![CDATA[Best Buy Workers Pitch in to Buy Kid a Wii U Console]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:50:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/best+buy+act+of+kindness.jpg
Heartwarming video of an employee at a Long Island electronics store giving a Nintendo console to a boy has gone viral. The act of kindness was captured at the Valley Stream Best Buy earlier this month...

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<![CDATA[Danbury Mayor Knows How to Survive Zombie Apocalypse]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/Screen1.PNG
The biggest Walking Dead fan in New England might be an elected official in Connecticut who takes zombies as seriously as his Twitter feed.]]>
<![CDATA[LIRR, Metro-North Ban Alcohol for SantaCon Weekend]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:26:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/121314santa.jpg
SantaCon, the pub crawl that sees thousands of naughty revelers descending on bars each December, is returning to Williamsburg this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Delta Latest Airline to Upgrade Its Snacks]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:14:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/delta-snacks.jpg
If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline? Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name...

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<![CDATA[Meghan Trainor Cancels Mohegan Performance Due to Illness]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:56:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trainor-AP257101418234.jpg
Meghan Trainor will not be performing at Mohegan Sun Arena tonight because she has been placed on vocal rest.

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<![CDATA[Photo of Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Sparks Online Outrage]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fisher-price-photo2_blurred-faces-2.jpg
An online backlash over a supposed “happy hour playset” for kids has proven to be misplaced since the item in question doesn’t exist. After a Facebook user posted a photo Tuesday that showed the set – complete...]]>
<![CDATA[Target Reissues Menorah Recall Over Fire Hazard Concerns]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:55:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/menorah11.jpg
With Hanukkah several weeks away, Target is reminding customers it has recalled thousands of menorahs because they post a fire hazard.

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<![CDATA[Report Lists 'Best Places' for New Year's Eve]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:13:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/205*120/SanFranciscoNYE-AP_578741301497.jpg
A new report from the personal-finance site WalletHub lists the top destinations in the United States to celebrate New Year's Eve. The report says the best city to ring in 2017 is Orlando followed by San...

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<![CDATA[Ballerina Misty Copeland Launches Dancewear Line ÉGAL]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527358950.jpg
Ballerina Misty Copeland, who is known for breaking body stereotypes in the dance world, has launched her line of dancewear apparel.

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<![CDATA[Santa's North Pole Home Listed on Zillow]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/p_f_Outside_024.jpg
Popular real estate marketplace company Zillow added a new property listing to their website just in time for the holidays -- Santa Claus' North Pole house. Maison Krin is described as a...

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<![CDATA[Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro Reunite for Burger King Ad]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:25:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/nd51120735.jpg
Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro are back…for Burger King, that is. Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez reunited for a commercial for Burger King’s new cheesy tots.

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<![CDATA[$2 Gets You a Free Wendy's Frosty With Each Visit in 2017]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:52:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-52821036.jpg
2017 just got a little sweeter.

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<![CDATA[New Britain 'Christmas House' Decorated One Last Time]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:56:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rita+christmas+house_1200.jpg
2016 will be the final year for the Christmas lights at Rita Giancola's house in New Britain, according to her granddaughter, Michelle. Rita passed away in August.

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<![CDATA[Black Friday Store Hours]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:08:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-72639925.png
Stores throughout Connecticut opened early the Friday after Thanksgiving. Most stores are planning to stay open late for the popular shopping holiday known as Black Friday.

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<![CDATA[Candace Bushnell’s Roxbury Home Goes on the Market]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:23:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Candace+Bushnell+compound+Roxbury.jpg
The woman who wrote “Sex and the City” and created the beloved characters Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda is selling her home in Litchfield County.

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<![CDATA[Lego Kidsfest Comes to Hartford]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:56:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lego_Kidsfest_Comes_to_Hartford_1200x675_811540547601.jpg
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<![CDATA[Classic Oreo Cookies Are Now a Candy Bar]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:49:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milka-oreo-big-crunch-chocolate-candy-bar-today-161114.jpg
Oreo, the chocolate cookie with white icing, is taking its classic taste to candy shelves. The brand's first candy bar, a Milka Oreo Big Crunch Chocolate Bar, was released yesterday and is available at...

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<![CDATA[New Kids on the Block to Tour With Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:39:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP253752335652.jpg
New Kids on the Block are kicking off another tour starting next spring, and tickets will go on sale this week.

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<![CDATA[Santa Flight Academy Opens at Westfarms]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:16:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/santa+flight+academy.jpg


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<![CDATA[Election Day Freebies and Deals]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:07:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/voting-booths-generic.jpg
Americans head to the polls on Tuesday and can come away with more than an "I Voted" sticker. National brands will offer Election Day freebies and deals. Check out some of the specials.

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<![CDATA[Taco Bell Giving Out Free Tacos Wednesday Thanks to World Series ]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:23:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/taco-bell-doritos.jpg
If you’re in the mood for a free taco this afternoon, you’re in luck. And you have the Cleveland Indians to thank for it. As part of their “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” campaign during the World Series,...

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<![CDATA[Twins' Adorable Age Discovery]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:49:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/twins+older+youtube.jpg
A pair of adorable twin sisters delighted in learning that being identical meant they get to look alike — but their reactions quickly diverged when they learned one inevitably had to be the older twin.

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<![CDATA[Obamas Host Last White House Halloween]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:51:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/103116+White+House+Halloween.jpg
The president and first lady hosted their Halloween party at the White House Monday afternoon. The first couple welcomed students from D.C., Virginia and Maryland schools, as well children of military families...

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<![CDATA[Best 'Today' Halloween Costumes]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kathie-lee-and-hoda-as-regis-and-kathie-lee-tease-today-161031-sm.jpg
From iconic figures from the 1990s, to "Star Wars" characters, to the royal wedding, to classic TV shows like "SNL," "Today" show hosts have paid tribute to a wide range of pop culture personas through...

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<![CDATA[XTina, Magician and Dragon: Celebs Get in Halloween Spirit]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_2016.jpg
Celebrities are known for their wild and daring Halloween costumes, and so far this year, they haven't disappointed.
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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Unveils Barn Yard Outdoor Studio]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:56:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pavilion+barn+yard_1200.jpg
NBC Connecticut unveiled our new Barn Yard Outdoor Studio on Thursday.

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