<![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-usThu, 29 Sep 2016 06:28:41 -0400Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:28:41 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Restaurant Week Returns in New Haven]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:39:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fork+generic.jpg
From October 30 through November 4, several New Haven restaurants will offer a special price-fixed menu.]]>
<![CDATA[Food to Indulge on at the Big E]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:16:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Big+E+Maine+Potato.JPG


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<![CDATA[Take a Photo Tour of West Avon Road Home]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:57:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Avon+Road+House.jpg
NBC Connecticut's Kerri-Lee Mayland got a tour of a well-known home on West Avon Road in Avon.

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<![CDATA[Small State Great Beer Festival Hosts Sellout Crowd]]> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:59:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Small-state-great-beer.jpg
With a sellout crowd, some 4,000 people lined up for samples at the first Small State Great Beer Festival in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[The Best of NYC Fashion Week 2016]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:33:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-603544622_master.jpg
New York City's fall fashion week brings together models, celebrities and fans of fashion as top designers unveil their latest creations.

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<![CDATA[Yummy Cream Puffs Are a Popular Treat at Big E]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:00:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yummy_Cream_Puffs_Are_a_Popular_Treat_at_Big_E_1200x675_766039107678.jpg
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<![CDATA['Small State Great Beer' Festival 2016]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:33:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Craft+beer.PNG
The first-ever "Small State Great Beer" festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17. It will be held at Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford from 5-9pm.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate Connecticut Day at the Big E]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:34:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+Building+at+the+Big+E.JPG
Today is Connecticut Day at the Big E and there are some new additions to the Connecticut building this year, including a Connecticut Craft Beer Garden and two chowderfests.

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<![CDATA[2 Connecticut Roller Coasters Ranked Among Best in U.S.]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:42:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wooden+Warrior+1200.jpg
Two of the best wooden roller coasters in the country can be found at amusement parks in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Celebrates 'Star Trek's' 50th Anniversary]]> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:09:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Star+Trek+Model+at+Smithsonian.jpg
"Space, the final frontier," and “the Enterprise” are two of the best known elements of our television history. Now they're attracting crowds at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.

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<![CDATA[Norwalk Boat Show Sails in Sept. 22-25]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:32:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+boat+show_fixed.jpg
Summer may be coming to an end, but don't miss a chance to see some top-of-the-line boats at the Norwalk Boat Show.

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<![CDATA[2016 Fairs and Festivals]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:06:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/durham+fair+ferris+wheel.jpg
Fair and Festival season is underway and there is a lot to do in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Sun BrewFest Returns to Mohegan Sun]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:12:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mohegan+Sun+Brewfest.jpg
Beer lovers, mark your calendars for Oct. 1 because Sun BrewFest is coming back to Mohegan Sun and tickets go on sale today.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Announces New Camo n' Cream Flavor]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:28:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blue-bell-camo.jpg
Texas-based Blue Bell announces their newest flavor of ice cream Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[MTV VMA Red Carpet Looks]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:55:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/vma-red-carpet-6.jpg
Take a peek at stars strutting their stuff on the red carpet at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[MTV Video Music Awards 2016: Best Moments]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:25:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-597574376_master.jpg
The best pictures and moments from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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<![CDATA[KFC Creates, Gives Away Fried Chicken-Scented Sunscreen]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/extra-crispy-sunscreen.jpg
KFC, the fried chicken maker, has apparently expanded its offerings, announcing and giving away its brand new line of fried chicken-scented sunscreen on Monday. The company assured prospective users that the SPF...

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<![CDATA[J. Timothy’s to Close for 2 Weeks for Renovations]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:15:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/J+Timothys+Tavern.JPG
If you're planning a night out at J. Timothy’s Taverne, or to order take out, act quickly or you'll have to wait for two weeks.

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<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Slurpee BYO Cup Day ]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:05:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DSC00217_EDITEDbyocup.jpg
Customers can bring in any size container and fill it with their favorite Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 19 and Saturday Aug. 20 for only $1.50.

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<![CDATA[Free Admission to Celebrate Dinosaur State Park’s 50th Anniversary]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:48:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dinosaur+state+park+1200.jpg
Dinosaur State Park and the Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum are giving you a gift when they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill.

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<![CDATA[Middletown Motorcycle Mania Rescheduled for Wednesday]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:42:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Motorcycle+mania+1200.jpg
Middletown Motorcycle Mania was postponed because of storms, but it will happen on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn of Major Traffic for G-Eazy Concert in Hartford]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:09:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/G-easy.jpg
If you have to travel through Hartford later today, expect it to take a while because thousands of people are expected for the G-Eazy concert.

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<![CDATA[Luke Wilson Headlines Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:08:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_568365043039-premiere.jpg
Actors, singers and sports stars highlight this year's field in the celebrity pro-am at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell.

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<![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.

Photo Credit: Monica Garske]]>
<![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[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...]]>