<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 31 Jul 2016 03:30:30 -0400Sun, 31 Jul 2016 03:30:30 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day With Deals]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:39:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SD-County-Fair-2016+093.JPG
If you're a chicken wing fan, today is your day. July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day — the perfect excuse to treat yourself.

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<![CDATA['Robot Restaurant' Opening in NYC]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_19724380454.jpg
Robots (and some hidden chefs) will serve quinoa to customers at a fast-food restaurant opening in midtown Manhattan later this year, according to reports. There will be no cashiers at Eatsa’s midtown...

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<![CDATA[Shoreline Wine Festival Returns in August]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:36:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/white-wine-generic-186205780.jpg
The Annual Shoreline Wine Festival will be returning next month for its 10th annual celebration.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Announces New Ice Cream Flavor]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:01:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cookie-two-step.jpg
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell announced a new flavor of ice cream Friday.

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<![CDATA[Here are the 68th Annual Emmy Nominees]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:47:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/emmys-3way-thrones-oj.jpg
“Game of Thrones” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” dominated the list of nominations for the 2016 Emmys. But there were plenty of other nods for other shows. Here is a selection of nominees in top categories.

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<![CDATA[Nintendo Plans Retro 'Mario,' 'Zelda' Console]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NES_Classic_2.jpg
Nintendo said Thursday it will release the "NES Classic Edition" on Nov. 11, a $59.99 system that comes loaded with 30 classic Nintendo games.

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<![CDATA[ConnectiCon 2016]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:12:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DSC_08542016_fix.jpg
Just some of the looks at this year's ConnectiCon event in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[7-Eleven Celebrates 7/11 With Free Slurpees]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:42:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Slurpee-GettyImages-106159890.jpg
There's no better way to enjoy a hot summer day than with a Slurpee, and on Monday it won't cost you a thing. To celebrate July 11 — or 7-Eleven Day — the convenience chain will be giving away their signature...

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<![CDATA[Misty Copeland Talks Breaking Barriers]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:22:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527358950.jpg
It's been one year since Misty Copeland leaped over barriers to become American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history. In an interview with "Sunday Today"...

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<![CDATA[More Than 250 Vendors Take Part in Sailfest]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:17:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sailfest+ship_1200.jpg
Sailfest, sponsored in part by NBC Connecticut, means more than 250 vendors this weekend in New London, along with the tall ship Mystic Whaler. On Saturday night, it means fireworks.

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<![CDATA[Sailfest Comes to New London July 8-10]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:06:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sailfest+ship_1200.jpg
Join NBC Connecticut at Sailfest from July 8-10 in historic New London.

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<![CDATA[Decked Out for Fourth of July]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 12:07:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*213/Fourth+of+July+at+beach.jpg


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<![CDATA[Hold the Burgers: Meatless July 4 Grilling Ideas]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:24:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/grilled-veggie-split-thumb.jpg
The Fourth of July barbecue doesn't always have to be about hot dogs and burgers. The holiday is a great excuse to fire up the grill and throw on some tasty veggies that will make you forget about the standard...

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<![CDATA[CT Couple Selected for International Dance Competition]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:33:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Malinowskis.jpg
A Connecticut couple could become the new world champions in ballroom dancing.

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<![CDATA[2016 Fireworks Displays]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:41:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworks+generic+1.jpg
Following is the list of fireworks displays in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Taco Bell Giving Away Free Tacos Tuesday]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:44:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/1779076_10154087090319697_2553296908979305782_n.jpg
Although the Cleveland Cavaliers won the series, you can thank the Golden State Warriors for being able to score a free taco on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[State Offers Free Fishing for a Day]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:48:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fishing+generic.jpg
This Father's Day will also be "Free Fishing License Day" in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[INFOGRAPHIC: Doting on Dad, Father’s Day 2016]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:33:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-93909607-edited.jpg
On the third Sunday in June, many Americans will take some time out of their day to honor the nation's 70 million dads. Here are some statistics on how people plan to dote on dad this year.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Look at the Orlando Shooting]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:51:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e122_382_closerlook_20160610_1200x675_705061443828.jpg
Host Seth Meyers processes the Orlando shooting over the weekend. He looks at the tremendous amount of support that came out of the violence. Meyers turns to consider the ease with which the shooting suspect...]]>
<![CDATA[Father's Day Gifts That Keep on Giving]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:56:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nicelynoted-fathersday-final.jpg
There are more subscription services that bring meals and products right to your door than ever before. Here are a few gift ideas that keep on giving long after Father's Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Historic Stratford Point Lighthouse Open to Public Saturday]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:21:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stratford+Point+Lighthouse.JPG
The historic Stratford Point Lighthouse is never open to the public, except this Saturday, when it is available for public tours.

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<![CDATA[Inside Muhammad Ali's Former NJ Villa]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 13:38:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/aliauction01+%282%29.jpg
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for several years and had a home built. NBC10 got a look at the property. Photos by Sarah J. Glover

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<![CDATA[National Geographic, Hawkeye Huey]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:40:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hawkeye+Huey.png
Hawkeye Huey, who is still in kindergarten, received his first camera on a trip with his father, National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey. The Instamatic camera launched Hawkeye's career as a photographer...
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<![CDATA[New Haven Food Truck Festival Happens This Weekend]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:33:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BBQ-Ribs-Generic.jpg
New Haven is the place to be for foodies on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Where to Find Free Doughnuts on Friday]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:24:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-200539256-001.jpg
National Doughnut Day is on Friday, June 3, which means there are plenty of free doughnuts to be had. But the day, also known as National Donut Day, isn't just about stuffing your face with the tasty

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Best Beaches for 2016]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:42:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_234941245609.jpg
Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country. Here are the top 10 best beaches in the United States...

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<![CDATA[Tour Famous 'Bond' Lair, Back on Market for $8M]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:07:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Elrod+Aerial+3.jpg


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<![CDATA[Nathan's Famous Celebrates 100 Years in Coney Island]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 09:50:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/187*120/526115294.jpg
The Original Nathan's hot dog stand was opened in 1916. 100 years later the famous hot dog establishment lives and thrives!

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<![CDATA['Chewbacca Mom' Breaks Facebook Live Record]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 10:55:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chewbacca-mom.jpg
Candace Payne donned a Chewbacca mask in her car while the Internet gaped. Within hours, it rose to become the most viewed Facebook Live video of all time, with more than 105 million views as of Saturday...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Debuts Empower Mint]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 11:50:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/238*120/BenJerrysMint1.gif
Ben & Jerry's wants you to know that democracy is in your hands and the Vermont-based company has launched a new flavor of creamy, chunky goodness churned for the cause. Empower Mint was introduced in...

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<![CDATA[CeeLo Green, Third Eye Blind, Easton Corbin to Perform at Alive@Five ]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 10:09:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/453575360.jpg
The lineup for the Alive@Five outdoor concert series in Stamford has been released and the artists include O.A.R., CeeLo Green, Hanson, Third Eye Blind, Eric Hutchinson and Easton Corbin.

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<![CDATA[Live Nation Kicks Off Summer With $20 Tickets]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 12:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/458480734.jpg
Twenty dollars will get you tickets to some summer concerts, but you have to act quickly.

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<![CDATA[Romantics and The Smithereens to Play Free Concert in Hamden]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 12:12:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/Smithereens.jpg
The lineup for the Hamden free summer concerts series is out and the Romantics and The Smithereens are two of the acts expected.

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<![CDATA[Budget-Friendly Gifts for Mom]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 17:23:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520997194.jpg
Buying a Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. This year, show mom you care with these fun and affordable gifts.

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<![CDATA[New Lake Compounce Roller Coaster Opens Saturday]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 13:17:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LAKE-2015-Phobia-Phear-Coaster-KEY-ART_LRZ.jpg
A new roller coaster will open at Lake Compounce in Bristol on Saturday and 12 people have been chosen to be the first to ride it.

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<![CDATA[6 Best Buys for Mother's Day]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 08:27:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-129308937.jpg
It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money...

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<![CDATA[Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:41:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MistyCopelandBarbie_3_361778.jpg
Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, now has her very own Barbie doll. The doll is a part of the Barbie "Sheroes" program, which creates dolls in the likeness...

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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:22:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg
Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of...

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<![CDATA[Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:02:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cracker+Jacks+Prize.jpg
It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned...

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<![CDATA[Optical Illusion Puzzles Thousands on Social Media]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:07:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A new optical illusion has set social media ablaze and it has nothing to do with the color of a dress.

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