<![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-usWed, 24 May 2017 19:31:06 -0400Wed, 24 May 2017 19:31:06 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:36:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/disneywater38.jpg
Walt Disney World's first water park, Disney River Country, closed 25 years after debuting in 1976. It has remained shut for more than 15 years.

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<![CDATA[Sale Pending for Walt Disney's Technicolor Desert Retreat]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/knbc-walt-disney-palm-springs-house-tn-2.jpg
A Palm Springs home where Walt Disney and his wife spent their twilight years is in the process of being sold.

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<![CDATA[Cyndi Lauper's Stamford Estate for Sale at $1.25M]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cyndi+Lauper+and+house+1.jpg
Cyndi Lauper’s home in Stamford, Connecticut, is for sale, listed at $1.25 million. The French Country Colonial-style estate sits on the 1.58-acre property. The 3885-square-foot home's interior was designed...

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<![CDATA[Geno to Participate in Free Autograph Session at Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:12:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/468870330.jpg
UConn Women's Basketball Coach Geno Aureimma will participate in a free autograph session and Q&A discussion at Mohegan Sun on Thursday, May 25. The Q&A session will be moderated by former UConn and now CT Sun...

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<![CDATA[2017 Cannes Red Carpet]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:19:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-687825740.jpg
The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday, May 17, in Cote D'Azur amid heightened security measures, restricted access and even an anti-drone system.

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<![CDATA[April the Giraffe's Baby Is Probably Bigger Than You]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 10:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17105735261797.jpg
In just over a month, the baby giraffe that gained a following when his mother, April, was pregnant with him, is growing up big and strong.

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<![CDATA[Memorial Day Events Across Connecticut]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:37:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MILITARY-GRAVES-HONORED.jpg
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who gave their lives for our country. From parades, services and observances, to family activities marking the history of our armed forces, we have you covered with...

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<![CDATA[Ridgefield Estate Sold Before Auction]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 15:55:56 -0400 See the listing.]]> See the listing.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/183*120/1Sunset_Aerial3_Saturated.jpg

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<![CDATA[Vineyard Vines Coming to Westfarms]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 10:12:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vineyard_Vines_Gives_Back_Through_Charity_1200x675_346356291664.jpg
Vineyard Vines is coming to Westfarms in the fall with a 4,000-square-foot store on the upper level, near Center Court.

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<![CDATA[2017 Preakness Stakes: How to Watch]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:13:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17137818364144.jpg
The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes is on Saturday, beginning at 6:48 p.m. ET on NBC CT.

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<![CDATA[12 Compete in World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 15:18:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lobster+roll_madison+beach.jpg
Maine is known for its lobster and Down East magazine in Maine has announced the 12 semi-finalists for the World's Best Lobster Roll Competition. Connecticut did not make the list

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<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns This Weekend]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/byocslurpee.jpg
Slurpee fans, rejoice! 7-Eleven is celebrating the start of "Slurpee season" with Bring Your Own Cup Day.

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<![CDATA[Customers Getting Chance at 'Marshmallow Only' Lucky Charms]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:15:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-455979736.jpg
For fans of one classic cereal, your dream has come true: Lucky Charms is giving away boxes full of just marshmallows. General Mills announced that, starting this month, 10,000 boxes of the sweet...

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<![CDATA[Lucky Charms to Give Away Boxes with Marshmallows Only]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:45:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/luckycharms.jpg
General Mills is holding a contest to give away 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms filled with only marshmallows.]]>
<![CDATA[Huge Harry Potter Convention Coming to New Jersey Next Month]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/184*120/pottercon+on+facebook.jpg
Dust off your wands and get ready to sip on some Butterbeer. A Harry Potter Convention is coming to the Garden State.

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<![CDATA[200 Nude Models to Descend on Times Square]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/173*120/7916naked.jpg
Nude and semi-nude people in Times Square, no big deal. Two hundred nude people in Times Square ... that's a little less ordinary. A non-profit called Human Connection Arts said Tuesday it plans a "public art...]]>
<![CDATA[Frank Lloyd Wright's Home in Chicago Suburb Listed at $1.07M]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 21:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/flw+house+thumb.jpg
Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Laura Gale house is up for sale in a Chicago suburb, with an asking price of $1.075 million.

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<![CDATA[Ducklings Waddle Up New Ramp at US Capitol Reflecting Pool]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 20:33:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cms-%281%294.jpg
Ducklings are in luck! Two new ramps have been installed at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool to provide easier water access to families of ducks -- and the ducklings have already figured out how to use the...

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<![CDATA[20 Free Things to Do on Connecticut Open House Day]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 14:16:45 -0400 Admission will be free at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 10 and there will also be free Barnum bookmarks, Barnum-blend coffee tasting, guided tours and postcards. ]]> Admission will be free at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 10 and there will also be free Barnum bookmarks, Barnum-blend coffee tasting, guided tours and postcards. ]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*137/Barnum+Museum.jpg

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<![CDATA[The 'Donut Man' Draws Crowds to His Route 66 Shop]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 03:48:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-566026249.jpg
Nearly every morning since 1972, Jim Nakano has started his day at his Glendora doughnut shop with a cup of coffee and a fresh buttermilk doughnut. The two in hand, he greets new and longtime customers as they...

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<![CDATA[How to Make a Black-Eyed Susan]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 18:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blackeyedsusan.jpg
The Black-Eyed Susan is the official drink of the Preakness. Find out how you can make one of your own while watching the race.

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<![CDATA[Third Show Added for Harry Potter Concert in Hartford]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 14:53:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Harry+Potter+Concert+Series+hARTFORD.png
Music from one of the most popular film series in history will be coming to Hartford in November and ticket sales have been so popular that a third show was added.

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<![CDATA[Gin Blossoms Scheduled to Perform During Travelers Championship]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 09:59:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/The+Gin+Blossoms.jpg
The music lineup for the Travelers Championship in Cromwell in June has been released and the Gin Blossoms will be one of the acts.

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<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:13:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg
What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it. Her mother, a professional...

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<![CDATA[How to Write a Good Mother's Day Card]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:48:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cardsGettyImages-488591684.jpg
You may not have decided on what to do for Mother's Day. But at least your mom can expect a card. Nearly 80 percent of Americans plan on purchasing greeting cards for the special women in their lives...

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<![CDATA[West Haven Restaurant Getting Nationwide Attention for Pizza Doughnut]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 20:18:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+End+Bistro+Pizza+Doughnut.JPG
A West Haven restaurant is capturing attention from across the country for its pizza doughnut and the owner of West End Bistro says it came to him in a dream about a month ago.

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut On-Air Team Celebrates Their Mothers]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 18:40:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Gerry+Brooks+and+his+mom.jpg

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<![CDATA[What You Can Find at Brimfield Antique Show]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 14:07:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/What_You_Can_Find_at_Brimfield_Antique_Show_1200x675_940607043943.jpg
<![CDATA[An Insider Gives Insight Into Brimfield Antiques Show]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 14:07:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/An_Insider_Gives_Insight_Into_Brimfield_Antiques_Show_1200x675_940610115656.jpg
<![CDATA[See Inside: Chris Bosh's Pacific Palisades Estate]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 18:54:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chris+Bosh+Pacific+Palisades.jpg

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Makes Best Beach Towns List]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 16:22:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Old+Saybrook+Town+Beach.jpg
You can stay right here in Connecticut to spend time in one of the best beach towns in America this summer.

Photo Credit: Jill Deane, Portland]]>
<![CDATA[New Dove Campaign for Shaped Bottles Gets Backlash]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 12:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dovecampaign_1200x675.jpg
Dove debuted six body wash bottles in different shapes and sizes as part of the company's latest campaign to celebrate women and their bodies. But rather than celebrate the campaign, social media handed Dove a...

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<![CDATA[Southington Drive-In Announces Summer Season Schedule]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 20:55:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/film+strip+generic.jpg
The Southington Drive-In has released its summer season schedule, and it includes titles from Beauty and the Beast to Jaws to The Goonies.

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<![CDATA[What Do Moms Really Want for Mother's Day?]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 08:19:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_momsday0505_1500x845.jpg
A recent RetailMeNot.com survey reveals what most moms really want for Mother's Day. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Daytrip and Overnight Ideas Close to Connecticut]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 14:14:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Daytrip_and_Overnight_Ideas_Close_to_Connecticut_1200x675_938877507978.jpg
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo Specials and Events in Connecticut]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 13:45:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/margGetty-481602157.jpg
Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and Connecticut is making sure to celebrate it right. Here are some places hosting festivities and special discounts.

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<![CDATA[Norwich McDonald’s Adds Self-Order Kiosks]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 11:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cms758.jpg
The McDonald’s of Norwich at 78 Town Street reopened on Wednesday with digital self-order kiosks and dine-in table service.

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<![CDATA[Views From Around Dunkin' Donuts Park for Yard Goats Games]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 18:35:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Back+of+Section+111.jpg

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<![CDATA[Panera Begins Delivery Service in Hartford Area]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 18:18:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yesopencarry-texas-panera.jpg
Panera is now offering delivery service in the Hartford area.]]>
<![CDATA['Beats the Traffic': Karlie Kloss Takes Pedicab to Met Gala]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 22:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-675618534.jpg
Rush-hour traffic in New York City is rough. Now add a star-studded fête, a swarm of star-gazing fans and a queue of luxury SUVs lining the city streets, and Manhattan is paralyzed.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Unveils 'Supremely Superfluous' Utensil, the Frork]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:19:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds_frork1.jpg
McDonald's has unveiled a "supremely superfluous" utensil designed to help customers scoop up any toppings that may fall as they enjoy on of the fast food restaurant's new premium sandwiches.

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<![CDATA[$175M Tri-State Home Among 5 Most Expensive for Sale in U.S.]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:36:58 -0400 the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.]]> the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/001_GreatIsland.jpg
Trulia recently put together a round-up of the most expensive homes for sale in America and this $175 million sprawling waterfront estate in Connecticut cracks the top five. See the full listing with Christie's...

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<![CDATA[Moe's Opens West Hartford Location on Cinco de Mayo]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 16:00:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/moes+southwest+grill.JPG
Moe’s Southwest Grill is opening its newest location in West Hartford on May 5, Cinco de Mayo.]]>
<![CDATA[Places to Celebrate National Burger Month in Connecticut]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:10:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/b+Restaurants+national+burger+month.png
May is National Burger Month and there are several places to celebrate across Connecticut to celebrate.

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<![CDATA['Live Your Dream' Westport House for Sale]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 12:57:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Main+Picture+Judy+Point+Home.png

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<![CDATA[See Inside: Obama's One-Time Brooklyn Brownstone Hits Market]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 14:31:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama+house+bhs.jpg
Former President Barack Obama's one-time Park Slope brownstone is on the market, and it can be yours for a shade over $4 million. See the full listing with Brown Harris Stevens here.

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<![CDATA[2017 Met Gala: 7 Things to Know About Rei Kawakubo]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 10:04:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632048934.jpg
When it comes to Rei Kawakubo, expect the unexpected.

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