<![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 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:16:24 -0400 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:16:24 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[It’s National Chicken Wing Day]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:43:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Buffalo-Wings-Generic.jpg
National Chicken Wing Day has apparently been a thing since 1977, and it’s a great excuse to dine in or take out from your favorite wing place.]]>
<![CDATA[The Gathering of the Vibes to Draw Grateful Dead, Music Fans to Seaside Park in Bridgeport]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:50:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/178*120/72914+Gathering+of+the+Vibes.JPG
If you grew up in the era of Woodstock or simply love music, camping, and the Grateful Dead, Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport may be your jam.

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<![CDATA[Stony Creek Brewery to Open New Site]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:46:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stony+Creek+Brewery+entrance+low+res1200.jpg
Stony Creek Brewery plans to open a new state-of-the-art facility on the Branford River this winter that will include a huge tasting room, outdoor spaces and Bocce Ball courts.

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground on First Connecticut Restaurant]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:51:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ChikFilABrookfieldEDIT.jpg
Chick-fil-A broke ground on its first Connecticut restaurant Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Free State Parks Weekend in Connecticut]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gillette+Castle.jpg
Connecticut residents can take advantage of all the state park system has to offer this weekend.

Photo Credit: Friends of Gillette Castle]]>
<![CDATA[Supporting Charity is the Home Run in CT TV Softball Tournament]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:57:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NBC+Connecticut+Softball+Team.JPG
NBC Connecticut suited up for the 4th annual Connecticut TV Softball Tournament this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Avon Performance Honors Victims of Malaysia Flight 17]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP799795889401.jpg
Avon Summer Theater will be performing the broadway hit RENT this weekend at Avon High School, with a special focus on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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<![CDATA[Danbury Celebrates the Beatles This Weekend]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:33:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/106494030.jpg
Danbury will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Take a Bite – It’s National Hot Dog Day ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:24:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crif+Dogs+Stock+-+Getty+Images.jpg
Whether you like yours with ketchup, mustard, relish, Coney Island sauce or something else, there are plenty of places to celebrate this afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:35:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/michelle-obama-AP19328115164.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[New Restaurant Planned for Mohegan Sun Site]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:25:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Arooga+Grill.jpg
A Pennsylvania-based restaurant and sports bar plans to open its first restaurant in New England and broke ground near Mohegan Sun casino on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[It’s National Junk Food Day]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:23:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pez+Candy+Getty+images.jpg
Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something salty, some snacking favorites are made right here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[ConnectiCon Opens in Hartford]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/2013Connecticon_66.jpg
ConnectiCon comes to Hartford through July 13.

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<![CDATA[Stores Offer Free Slurpees, Sandwiches and Discounted Doughnuts]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:25:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/slurpeeEDIT.jpg
Who doesn't like free food?

This week, 7-11, Chick-Fil-A and Krispy Kreme are offering some pretty great deals on free snacks, drinks, sandwiches and more.

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<![CDATA[15th Annual Renaissance Faire Held This Fall]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:01:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/renaissance+faire+009_640_480.jpg
During five weekends this fall, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire looks to bring an old-world harvest festival to modern-day New England.

Photo Credit: Lauren Kesten]]>
<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: Pizza Hut's Cookie]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:40:47 -0400 Click here for more. ]]> Click here for more. ]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PizzaHutCookie.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[Rhode Island's Ocean House Named Top Resort in U.S.]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:03:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Ocean-House-3.jpg
The recently renovated Ocean House hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island has been named the top resort hotel in the country and the No. 5 hotel worldwide, according to Travel and Leisure Magazine's 2014 World’s Best...]]>
<![CDATA[6 Celebrity Burger Recipes for July 4th]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:59:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/burger-466024983.jpg
The Fourth of July is an excuse to barbecue as many burgers as you can. Check out these six burger recipes from celebrity chefs.

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<![CDATA[Where to Watch Team USA's Tuesday’s World Cup Match]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:03:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/world-cup-thumb-4510626781.jpg
Team USA will be taking on Belgium in the World Cup match on Tuesday afternoon and there are plenty of places to watch here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Buy Heidi Klum's Gorgeous $25M Home]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:31:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/klum1.jpg
Heidi Klum is selling her luxurious Brentwood, California estate for $25 million. See photos.

Photo Credit: Nick Springett]]>
<![CDATA['The Walking Dead' to Invade Hartford's XFINITY Theatre]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:36:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/e211d085-9754-c9bd-1e01-7ffb44aaa3c7_TWDS4_Gallery_Rick-Fence_6338_V1.jpg
Attention fans of 'The Walking Dead': a zombie apocalypse obstacle course is coming to the XFINITY Theatre. Will you choose to be a survivor or a walker?]]>
<![CDATA["The Voice" Winner and Other Favorites to Perform at Foxwoods]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:33:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/492509423.jpg
Connecticut residents: If you’re a fan of Emmy Award-winning “The Voice,” you may want to mark your calendars.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Golfers to Compete in Junior PGA Championship]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:41:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Golf+Ball+Generic.jpg
The 2014 Connecticut Section Junior PGA Championship is fast approaching.

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<![CDATA[Maggie McFly's Opening at Buckland Hills Mall]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:57:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/maggie+mcflys.jpg
Connecticut-based restaurant Maggie McFly's will be opening a new location at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills this fall.

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<![CDATA[No Extra Security Planned for Mohegan Avicii Show]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:10:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/182612954.jpg
Mohegan Sun does not plan on adding security for Swedish DJ Avicii’ show on Friday night, two days after dozens of fans at his Boston show needed to be hospitalized.

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<![CDATA["The Voice" Contestant Performing in Glastonbury]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:11:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/130724670.jpg
A contestant on the most recent season of NBC's "The Voice" will be performing in Connecticut this week.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks Gets Into Soda Business ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:27:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edtFizzio_Handcrafted_Sodas_-_Trio%282%29.jpg
Starbucks is adding what it calls handcrafted sodas to its menu to kick off the summer season. The company will sell three flavors of soda—Spiced Root Beer, Golden Ginger Ale and Lemon Ale— in 16 states, mostly...

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<![CDATA[Fireworks Displays for July 4, 2014]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
Towns and cities across the state are getting ready for July 4 and there are plenty of fireworks displays to keep you busy.

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<![CDATA[Attend a Circus-Themed Pub Fest in Bridgeport]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:03:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Beer-Tap-Generic.jpg
Here’s a quick riddle: What do sword swallowers, bartenders, and Barnum’s Belting Beauties all have in common?]]>
<![CDATA[Obstacle Races, "Mud Runs" Coming to Connecticut]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:14:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mud+run+0531+%2810%29.JPG
In recent years, the popularity of obstacle races and “mud runs” has exploded across both the United States and the rest of the world – and this summer, Connecticut is getting in on the action.]]>
<![CDATA[Help Build 8-Foot Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:21:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Legos++Teenage+Mutant+Ninja+Turtle+cu.JPG
The Lego store at Westfarms has opened and you’re invited to take part in the grand opening and help build an 8-foot tall Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

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<![CDATA[Daltrey to Lead Rock Camp at Foxwoods]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:22:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CS-daltrey.jpg
The Who's Roger Daltrey will headline a Rock-n-Roll fantasy camp at Foxwoods Casino in October.

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<![CDATA[The Beauty of World Cup Host Brazil in Photos]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:29:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brazil-AP267961456837.jpg
Gearing up for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, get a glimpse of the people, places and culture of the host city.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate "National Donut Day"]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:56:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/doughnuts+.jpg
Happy "National Donut Day."

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<![CDATA[Free Entrance to Connecticut Parks on Open House Day]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:46:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gillette+Castle.jpg
Some Connecticut parks will be opening for free on June 14.

Photo Credit: Friends of Gillette Castle]]>
<![CDATA[2014 Gathering of Vibes Schedule Released]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:29:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/173*120/AP470261279768.jpg
John Fogerty, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to Play Gathering of the Vibes.

Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Comic Con to Feature 'Breaking Bad' Actor]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:14:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/espisito-revolution.jpg
Hartford Comic Con premieres this weekend at the XL Center.

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<![CDATA[Agave Canteen: Modern Mexican Food on Wheels]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:08:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Quesadilla+from+Agave+Grille.JPG
Agave Canteen is the food truck version of the well-known Agave Grill.]]>
<![CDATA[South Windsor Native Stars in New NBC Show]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:31:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Undateable+Brent+Morin.jpg
The new NBC show “Undateable“ starts tonight and one of the stars is from right here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Strange and Silly Street Names]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:27:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/220*120/street_road_generic_night.jpg
When cruising in Connecticut, chances are you've driven down streets with some seriously strange names.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Burger Day]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:42:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Burger_generic+722.jpg
It’s National Burger Day, like we need an excuse to indulge on one.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Katharine Hepburn Estate For Sale]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:27:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hepburn+home+old+saybrook+.jpg
The former Old Saybrook estate of Katharine Hepburn is back on the market. The asking price is $14.8 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Memorial Day Parades ]]> Mon, 26 May 2014 09:59:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/memorial+day+flag.jpg
Memorial Day parade schedules in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Oregon Police Host Orphaned Bear Cub]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 08:48:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/baby-bear-police.jpg
A young boy found an orphaned bear cub on his walk in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The local police department temporarily took the cub in until its transfer to Oregon State University, before it will eventually find a...

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<![CDATA[Springsteen Plays Mohegan]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:16:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/166*120/Bruce-Springsteen-Mohegan-Sun-Arena.jpg
The Boss was at Mohegan Sun over the weekend for two-days of his classic sound.

Photo Credit: Mohegan Sun]]>
<![CDATA[CT Pour Tour Cancer Fundraiser Halfway to 169 Towns]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTPourTourToddEdit.jpg
Todd Ruggere is halfway through his CT Pour Tour, stopping at all 169 Connecticut towns to drink a beer and raise money for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven.

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