<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:28:59 -0400 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:28:59 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[15K Race to be Held on CTfastrak Busway]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTFastrak_Set_to_Launch_1200x675_417117763681.jpg
CTfastrak is giving runners the chance to race on the brand new busway during an upcoming 15K road race in May.]]>
<![CDATA[New Starbucks Frappucino Flavor]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Birthday_Cake_Frappuccino_%283%29.jpg
Starbucks’ popular frappuccino beverage has turned 20 and to honor the drink’s big birthday, the company has debuted a new specialty drink—the Birthday Cake Frappuccino.

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<![CDATA[Free Italian Ice on First Day of Spring]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ritas+italian+ice+first+day+of+spring.jpg
Winter weather can't shake the celebration of spring, which residents are celebrating with free treats from Rita's Italian Ice in West Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Free Dairy Queen Cones, and More Free Treats]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate its 75th anniversary Monday, days before spring officially begins.

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<![CDATA[Dairy Queen Free Cone Day]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:41:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/dairyqueenfreeconedaymarch16.jpg
Dairy Queen is celebrating 75 years in business with a Free Cone Day. On Monday, March 16, the chain, which was founded in 1940, will be handing out soft-serve vanilla cones, the classic bread-and-butter of the...

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<![CDATA[New Haven Preps for St. Patrick's Day Parade]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:12:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5PPARADESTILL031315DOUG00000000.jpg
The Saint Patrick's Day parade in New Haven is one of Connecticut's most popular events, one that's changed since police started enforcing the $99 fine for public drinking.]]>
<![CDATA[Raunchy Game Cards Against Humanity Hits the Web With Free App]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:41:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
Oh the humanity! Cards Against Humanity has gone digital. A new website called CardsAgainstOriginality.com offers a free version of the game on all web browsers on computers and mobile devices, though it wasn't...]]>
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day Events in Connecticut]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:57:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/hartford+st+patricks+day+parade.jpg
It's St. Patrick's Day and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Love Peeps? New Milk Line Inspired by Marshmallow Treats ]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Peep+Milk+Flavors.jpg
Now you can eat your peeps and drink them, too. Prairie Farms, a dairy company in Illinois, has teamed up with Peeps to deliver peeps-flavored milk.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Towns for Families in Connecticut]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:36:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/d1b87808249e433ab8dd3c142789d912.jpg
Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has released a list of top towns for young families in Connecticut, and Hartford County dominates the top 10.

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<![CDATA[Mohegan Sun Reveals Plans for Earth Hotel]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:24:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mohegan+sun+casino+generic.jpg
Mohegan Sun Casino, already one of the largest entertainment, gaming, dining and resort destinations in the country, will expand further with a second hotel tower in Uncasville.]]>
<![CDATA[IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:44:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/national+pancake+day1.jpg
Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes and help a worthy cause.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Pancakes for a Good Cause]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:34:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Oat+Pancakes+Edited.jpg
It’s National Pancake Day and you can get free pancakes at IHOP today for a good cause.

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<![CDATA[Popular Bakery's Recipes Stolen]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:12:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0227-2015-Cruffin.jpg
Binders containing hundreds of sweet recipes mysteriously disappeared overnight from Mr. Holmes Bakeshop, a three-month-old start-up in San Francisco's Tenderloin that's growing in popularity.

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<![CDATA[FIRST Robotics Teams Compete in 'Recycle Rush' District Qualifiers]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:19:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/tlmd_recycle_484x363.jpg
The second district event qualifiers for the NE FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off Saturday morning at Wilby High School in Waterbury.]]>
<![CDATA[Craft Beer Shop Opens in West Hartford]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:44:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/craft-beer-brewery-generic.jpg
Craft beer aficionados can head to West Hartford this weekend for the grand opening of a store dedicated to quality brew.]]>
<![CDATA[What Color Is This Dress? No One Can Agree]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:44:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/the-dress-B-1l26HXAAEJ48-.jpg
Is this dress blue and black… or gold and white? The debate is raging, and no one seems to agree.

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<![CDATA[KFC to Serve Edible Coffee Cups in U.K.]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:29:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/178*120/kfc+edible+coffee+cup+scoff-ee.jpg
Chicken lovers in the United Kingdom have a new treat to try -- edible coffee cups that will be served at KFC restaurants.

Photo Credit: Oliver Dixon/KFC]]>
<![CDATA[Lines Already Forming at New Enfield Chick-fil-A ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:26:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/22515+Chick+Fil+A+Enfield+edited.jpg
It was not all that long ago that you had to head outside the state of Connecticut to get your fill of Chick-fil-A, but a fourth restaurant in the chain is opening in Enfield on Feb. 26.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Chicken Selects Returns]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:58:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+chicken+selects.jpg
Watch out, Chicken McNuggets. Soon there will be a new breaded chicken dish in the house.

McDonald's announced Wednesday that Chicken Selects will return to menus nationwide next month.

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<![CDATA[Ansonia Bakery Holds Annual Fat Tuesday Contest]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:35:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FATTUESDAY021715.jpg
A paczki eating contest has gone on at Eddy's Bakery for 17 years and the Polish treat is always a huge favorite for customers on Fat Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Magazine Ranks Best Pizza in State]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:51:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pepe%27s+Pizza+722.jpg
What's your favorite pizza joint? Connecticut Magazine has compiled a list of the state's top pizza places – and those that will soon get their own slice of Connecticut history.

Photo Credit: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Flash Mob Tango's in LAX]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:45:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Terminal-Tango-021515.JPG
A group of 40 local dancers took the tango to a SoCal airport terminal on Sunday to spread the Valentine's Day spirit.

Photo Credit: Joel Cooke ]]>
<![CDATA[True Love, Caught on Camera: Creative Public Proposals Go Viral]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ellen+proposal.jpg
As Valentine's Day approaches we decided to take a look at public marriage proposals over the past year.
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<![CDATA[Dog Runs Away From Home, Tracks Down Owner With Cancer in Hospital]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:53:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_hospitaldog0212001_700x394.jpg
A miniature Schnauzer ran away from its Iowa home to track down its owner, who was recovering from cancer in a nearby hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.]]>
<![CDATA["Death Star" is Legoland's Latest Mega Addition]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:51:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Death+Star+Legoland.JPG
Legoland's latest attraction is made up of more than 500,000 Lego pieces, weighs more than 1,900 pounds and took a crew of construction workers to assemble.]]>
<![CDATA[NoCal City's Humorous Traffic Signs]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:45:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/signs2.jpg
A Northern California city is using humor to get drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention. The City of Hayward has placed traffic signs along a downhill boulevard that read "35 — It's a speed limit,...

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Guilford Singer-Songwriter Competes on "American Idol"]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:24:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BeachAvenueEDIT.jpg
A singer from a Milford-formed band that recently competed on "America's Got Talent" is in the national spotlight again as he competes for a chance to be the next "American Idol."

Photo Credit: Jessie Sawyer/NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Drinks to Warm You Up in Cold Weather]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:26:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Drinks_to_Warm_You_Up_in_Cold_Weather_3_1200x675_397380163796.jpg
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<![CDATA[Film About CT Man Who Played Big Bird Coming Soon]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:18:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/162*120/92919835_10.jpg
A documentary about the Woodstock, Connecticut puppeteer behind the characters of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" will be released in May, production company Copper Pot Pictures announced...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Newest "SNL" Ice Cream: Wayne'Swirled]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:12:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/229*120/wayneswirled.jpg
In celebration of "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary, Ben & Jerry's unveiled two "SNL" sketch-inspired flavors: Lazy Sunday and Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch.

Photo Credit: Ben & Jerry's]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood Film "Blue Line" Shooting in Connecticut]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:20:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Blue+Line+edited.jpg
Hollywood film "Blue Line" is filming in the Cromwell and Middletown area in Connecticut.

Photo Credit: Tony Gagnon]]>
<![CDATA[“Walking Dead's” Beth Performs at Wolf Den ]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:42:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Emily+Kinney+1200.jpg
If you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead,” then you’re probably none too thrilled about what happened to Beth Greene on the show, but you’ll be thrilled to know the woman who portrayed her is heading to Connecticut...

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Events in Connecticut]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:17:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/candy+hearts+valentines+day+generic+valentines+generic.jpg
February is the month of love, and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate with that special someone.]]>
<![CDATA[Say "I Love You" With Your Smartphone This Valentine's Day]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:07:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/valentines-chocolate-469002943.jpg
Want to make your Valentine feel extra special? Skip the usual postcards at the pharmacy and instead create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day card using an app. Here are ten easy apps that offer fun and unique...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Native Who Stars in American Sniper to Attend Local Screening]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 13:58:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+lacz+american+sniper.jpg
Kevin Lacz, a retired Navy Seal and Middlefield, Connecticut native, starred alongside Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper,” served as tech consultant for the movie, and will be at special screening in Berlin...

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<![CDATA[Dream of Summer at Hartford Boat Show]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:36:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/boat+show_722_406.jpg
The coldest weather of the season is here, but it feels like summer at the Connecticut Convention Center, where the boat show is taking place.

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<![CDATA[No Winner for Powerball, Jackpot Rises to $360 Million]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:32:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1757444901.jpg
Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Auction of Big Mac Special Sauce Draws 5-Figure Bids]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:02:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
A Big Mac may only cost a few dollars at McDonald’s, but when it comes to the fast food chain’s Big Mac Special Sauce things get pricey.
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<![CDATA['Jersey Boys': A Rock Concert Within a Musical ]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:33:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2315+Jersey+Boys+edited.jpg
If you've never had the chance to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in concert, the next closest thing is coming to the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford.

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