<![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-usSun, 23 Apr 2017 04:25:31 -0400Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:25:31 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Steve Madden Brings Back the Slinky]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:13:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Steve+Madden+Slinky.jpg
From high-waisted mom jeans to crop tops and chokers, fashion trends from the '90s are back with a vengeance. The only thing that has been missing to complete that back-to-school look every girl in class had...

Photo Credit: Steve Madden]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Trends to Know About if You are Expecting]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:19:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Baby_Trends_to_Know_About_if_You_are_Expecting_1200x675_926438467964.jpg
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<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: Chief Brody's Bahn Mi]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:18:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chief_Brody_Bahn_Mi_1200x675_926470211795.jpg
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<![CDATA[7 East Coast Music Festivals You Won't Want to Miss]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:02 -0400 Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
Want tix? Find them online here.]]>
Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
Want tix? Find them online here.]]>
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Summer is quickly approaching, which means that music festival season is also right around the corner. We've rounded up seven of the East Coast's most popular music festivals.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Photos Show Inside Vacant Theaters in Chicago Area]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:43:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/palace08+thumb.jpg
A Chicago photographer managed to capture incredible images of vacant spaces across the Chicago area, including several inside abandoned theaters.

Photo Credit: Darris Lee Harris]]>
<![CDATA[Tickets Now on Sale for 2017 Connecticut Open]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/CT+Open+pic.jpg
Tickets are now on sale for the Connecticut Open, which is returning to New Haven August 18 through August 26. The event will take place again at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open]]>
<![CDATA[Disney Reveals New Details of Star Wars-Themed Lands]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:24:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/199*120/Disney+Star+Wars+Theme+land.jpg
Star Wars fans are finally getting a behind-the-scenes look at the highly-anticipated themed-land under construction at Disney.

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<![CDATA[See Inside: Bob Simpson Selling Texas Castle-Style Home]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Bella+Terra+Simpsin+House.jpg
Oil man Bob Simpson, co-owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team, has listed his medieval castle-style home for $7 million.]]>
<![CDATA[NY Estate Among 20 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in America]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:02:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pond+road+estate.jpg
What's it like to live in the lap of luxury? You don't have to go very far to find out. Trulia recently put together a round-up of the most expensive homes for sale in America, and several are in New York...

Photo Credit: Laffey Fine Homes International]]>
<![CDATA[All in the Family: Celebrity Siblings]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:53:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/natsib22.jpg
On National Sibling Day, take a look at some celebrities who share the limelight with their siblings.

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<![CDATA[Quassy Water Park Opens in May]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:11:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Quassy+Splash+Away+Bay+Overview.JPG


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<![CDATA[See Inside San Francisco's Most Expensive Home]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:58:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/L3_Dining_89501.jpg


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<![CDATA[Daffodils Are in Bloom for 39th Meriden Daffodil Festival]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:50:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Meriden+Daffodil+Festival+2017.jpg
The 39th annual Meriden Daffodil Festival is coming to Hubbard Park and there will actually be daffodils this year!

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<![CDATA[New Hampshire Farm Lets You Do Yoga With Baby Goats]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/200*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-18+at+1.40.45+PM.png
The latest fitness trend might just convince some people to slap on yoga pants, especially if they love baby animals. Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, has gotten a lot of attention after introducing...]]>
<![CDATA[More Than 500 Connecticut Restaurants Participating in UberEats ]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:29:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Blog+photo+UberEats.jpg
UberEats has been available in Connecticut since last August and more than 500 restaurants across the state are now participating.
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<![CDATA[10 Discounts, Deals and Freebies for Tax Day 2017]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:19:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tax+day+deals+2017.png


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<![CDATA[First West Hartford Wine & Food Festival]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:21:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/winechoctaw.jpg
The first West Hartford Wine & Food Festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 at the Kingswood Oxford School.

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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know if You're Going to Dunkin' Donuts Park]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:10:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dunkin-Donuts-Park-Hartford.jpg
We want to give you all the information you need to know before heading to a game at Dunkin' Donuts Park from how to get there to where to park.

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<![CDATA[Hamden Hockey Rink Competing in National Contest]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:00:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hockey_skates_puck_01.jpg
The Louis Astorino Arena in Hamden has qualified in the Top 10 ice hockey rinks for the Kraft Foods Hockeyville USA 2017 contest.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is April 4]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:09:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ben-Jerrys-Free-Cone-Day-FB.jpg
I scream, you scream, we all scream for free Ben & Jerry's ice cream! The Vermont-based ice cream chain will celebrate its annual Free Cone Day event on Tuesday, April 4.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Ben & Jerry's]]>
<![CDATA['Salt Bae' Takes Manhattan: Internet Sensation Spotted in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:14:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/salt+bae.PNG
Two months after the man behind the meme announced plans to open a restaurant in the Big Apple, sightings of Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe around the city swept Instagram Wednesday. "Spotted #SaltBae!!" one...

Photo Credit: Nusret Gökçe
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<![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop Up Restaurant Headed to LA, NYC]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:20:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-660808516.jpg
Somebody Better Call Saul. Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain featured in the TV show "Breaking Bad" was a hit in downtown Los Angeles for two days. The pop-up restaurant will feature Fring's famous curly fries...

Photo Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC
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<![CDATA[New Emoji: T-Rex and Zombies and Vampires, Oh My!]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:50:30 -0400 See the full set here.]]> See the full set here.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Emoji-5-.jpg
Emoji are taking a trip back to the Jurassic as dinosaurs join the ranks of the texting-friendly symbols. T-Rex and brontosaurus are part of a slate of 56 new characters in 69 total variations joining the ranks...

Photo Credit: Emojipedia]]>
<![CDATA[Greenwich 'Round Hill Manor' Home Listed For $39.9 Million ]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:54:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Round+Hill+Manor+2.jpg


Photo Credit: Bill Andruss]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta, But ...]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg
Say goodbye to the coffee Coolatta and hello to a new frozen coffee beverage.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Where to Eat for New Haven Restaurant Week ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Barcelona+Wine+Bar.jpg
Appreciate the cuisine of New Haven during the week of April 2-7.

Photo Credit: Jessica Van Vlamertynghe]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' to Replace Coffee Coolatta With New Frozen Coffee]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:22:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg
Say goodbye to the coffee Coolatta and hello to a new frozen coffee beverage.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Your 'National Puppy Day' Photos]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:54:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Phil+from+Christie.jpg
March 23 marks National Puppy Day. In honor of this amazing holiday, we wanted to showcase some of the adorable photos that you shared with us of your special dogs.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Goes Photoshop-Free in New Swimsuit Campaign]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/032217+target+swim+campaign.jpg
This Summer, retail giant Target is going bold and embracing every body in its new swimsuit campaign. The company launched #TargetSwim which celebrates positive body image and features real women of different...]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:58:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd-dunkin-donuts-st.jpg+19+feb.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts is getting rid of the coffee Coolatta, replacing it with a new frozen coffee drink.]]>
<![CDATA[Today Is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:35:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ben-Jerrys-Free-Cone-Day-FB.jpg
Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s is one of those annual signs of spring and it’s happening today.

Photo Credit: Ben & Jerry's/Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[National Tour of 'Hamilton' Coming to Connecticut]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:11:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/3-9-17-hamilton-musical-tickets-orpheum.jpg
The national tour of the hit Broadway show "Hamilton: An American Musical" is set to make its Connecticut debut. Unfortunately for fans of the award-winning and record-breaking show, "Hamilton" won't be...]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Spring Antiques Show This Weekend]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:59:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/232*120/CT+Spring+Antiques+Show.jpg


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<![CDATA[Dairy Queen, Rita's Celebrate Spring With Freebies]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:50:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/4941944171.jpg
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with ice cream or Italian ice? Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate the first day of spring.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Spring with Free Frozen Treats]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:04:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ritas+italian+ice+first+day+of+spring.jpg
Monday is the first day of spring and what better way to celebrate than with a frozen treat?]]>
<![CDATA[First Look at Victoria Beckham's New Collection for Target]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vb+target+thumb.jpg
Victoria Beckham's clothing line for the masses arrives next month and fans of the designer are getting their first look at what to expect.

Photo Credit: Target]]>
<![CDATA[Erin Go Bragh or Nah? Take Our St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:47:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/163797890-irish-river-dye-green.jpg
Friday is St. Patrick's Day and each year millions celebrate by dressing in green, hanging shamrock decorations and downing a few pints of beer at a local Irish pub. This holiday, quiz yourself and your...

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<![CDATA[Viewer Video: NH Mom Dresses as T-Rex During Storm]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:40:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000004852038_1200x675_898392643787.jpg
Leslie Henson Ratay dressed up as a T-Rex to entertain her 5 daughters during yesterday's snow storm in Milton, New Hampshire.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Unveils Colorful Spring Coffee Cups]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:34:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/522435114-starbucks-lawsuit.jpg
Spring is almost here, and Starbucks is getting into the spirit by unveiling spring coffee cups for the first time.

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<![CDATA[Free Pancakes! IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:10:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_298947245.jpg
Grab your fork and knife! Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Diners can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.. In exchange, customers will be asked to consider making a...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Women's History Month in Connecticut]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:07:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WOMEN%27S-HISTORY-MONTH2.jpg
March, usually a time of Irish celebration, also acts as Women’s History Month in the United States. Here are some places in Connecticut observing women’s impact on American...]]>
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day Events Across Connecticut]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:32:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_835044505278-st-patricks-day-lede.gif
Get out your green clothes and celebrate the luck of the Irish! Here are a few of the state's St. Patrick's Day parades and events.    Hartford: The state’s capitol city will hold its...

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<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Specials and Events in Connecticut]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:56:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*123/Mardi+Gras+List+Boston.jpg
Windsor: Nat Hayden’s is serving Jambalaya, Shrimp and Grits, and hush puppees on Fat Tuesday. Plus, every Friday during Lent, Nat Hayden’s will be serving a special fish dinner.   New...]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats Hold National Anthem Auditions Saturday]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yard+Goats+logo_1200.jpg
The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club will hold auditions for the National Anthem over the weekend.   Singers will try out at the Spotlight Theatres on 39 Front Street in Hartford at 9 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Peeps-Flavored Oreo Cookies Are Here]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oreo-peeps.jpg
Move over peanut butter and jelly, a new flavor fusion is sweetening up store shelves. Oreo and Peeps have joined forces for “Peeps Oreo Sandwich Cookies.”

Photo Credit: Mitchell Communications Group]]>