<![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 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:01:45 -0400 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:01:45 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Selfie Sticks Banned at Six Flags Parks Nationwide]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:06:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Six+Flags+sign+generic.jpg
Six Flags has joined the growing list of amusement parks across the nation that have banned selfie sticks. The company implemented the ban Monday at all of its parks across America, according to Katy Enrique...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Hot Dog Day ]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:36:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crif+Dogs+Stock+-+Getty+Images.jpg
Whether you like yours with ketchup, mustard, relish, Coney Island sauce or something else, there are plenty of places to celebrate this afternoon.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's All-Day Breakfast May Go National: Report ]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:03:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/4707047541.jpg
McDonald’s could soon dish out all-day breakfast nationwide. The Wall Street Journal, citing an internal memo sent to U.S. franchisees and employees Tuesday, reports that the fast food giant could begin offering...

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<![CDATA[Massive Slip and Slide Coming to Hartford ]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:05:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/slide-the-city-water-slide.jpg
Summer is heating up and a massive slip and slide is coming to the streets of Hartford!]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's' 'Secret Menu' Not So Secret Anymore]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:02:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/167*120/51122973.jpg
The mythical “secret menu” at McDonald’s may not be a myth at all.

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<![CDATA[It's Taste of Hartford Restaurant Week]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:09:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/vitos_640_480.jpg
Attention, foodies. If you're looking for a place to dine out the next couple weeks, you may want to check out the capital city.

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<![CDATA[National Junk Food Day]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:10:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pez+Candy+Getty+images.jpg
Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something salty, some snacking favorites are made right here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Athletes Head to CrossFit Games In California]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Team_Competes_in_Crossfit_World_Championship_1200x675_487559235765.jpg
The quest of the CrossFit Games is to find the “Fittest On Earth” and athletes from around the world will compete in Carson, California starting on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Adorable Pets From Around the U.S. ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:19:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/MurphyBoxerWVIT.jpg
Pet owners coast to coast have one thing in common: they love sharing pictures of their furry friends. Here's a look at some cute pets photos shared by NBC Owned TV Station viewers across the country.]]>
<![CDATA[$125 Caviar Twinkie Sold at SoCal Fair]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:10:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/203*120/friedcaviartwinkieoc.jpg
Two edibles you never pictured together will be together, in Costa Mesa.

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Red Dress Runners Celebrate Women's Fitness]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:53:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Red+Dress+Run+for+Women+1200.jpg
For the 18th year, the Hartford Marathon Foundation hosted one of its most popular races. The Red Dress Run/Walk for Women attracted more than 1,000 participants to the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden on Saturday in...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Vietnam Veterans to Be Honored This Weekend]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:58:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0526115+american+flag+generic+usa.jpg
Members of the public are invited to honor New England Vietnam veterans and remember the fallen at a two-day event in East Granby starting today.

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<![CDATA[Swearing 'Minion' Toys? McDonald's Says No]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:23:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/HappyMeal.png
A minion toy in a McDonald’s Happy Meal has some parents, well, a little unhappy. The toy, based on the little yellow rascals that first appeared in “Despicable Me,” says three phrases - all of which are a...

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<![CDATA[Krispy Kreme Celebrates Birthday With 78-Cent Doughnuts]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:24:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/krispykremedonuts.jpg
Food lovers will be able to take advantage of discount prices this coming weekend. Friday, Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be offering a dozen of its famed glazed doughnuts for $.72 cents when customers buy...

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<![CDATA[Iron Chef Zakarian Also Chops Trump]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:31:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20150709+Geoffrey+Zakarian.jpg
Another celebrity chef has decided not to open a restaurant in Donald Trump's planned Trump International Hotel, which the businessman is developing in Washington, D.C.'s Old Post Office Pavilion building. ]]>
<![CDATA[George Takei Speaking at ConnectiCon on Sunday]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:56:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/takei_640x480.jpg
George Takei will be in Connecticut this weekend as one of the featured speakers at ConnectiCon.
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<![CDATA[IHOP Sells 57-Cent Pancake Short Stacks for 57th Birthday]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:06:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/national+pancake+day1.jpg
In honor of its 57th anniversary, IHOP will sell its buttermilk pancakes for 57 cents a short stack on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA["American Idol" Winner Fradiani Performs for Fans at World Cup]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:13:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nick+Fradiani+DD+6+1200.jpg
American Idol Nick Fradiani performs at FIFA Fan Zone in Vancouver during the World Cup.

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<![CDATA[10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:39:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0626-2015-GratefulDead.jpg
Ten things Deadheads should know before the band's highly-anticipated festival at Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[Meghan Trainor Scraps 4th of July Performance at Mohegan Sun]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:44:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455834846.jpg
Pop sensation Meghan Trainor has postponed her Fourth of July concert at Mohegan Sun due to a vocal cord hemorrhage.

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<![CDATA[Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:15:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/guacamole-GettyImages-456804252.gif
President Barack Obama has a message for The New York Times: please don't pass the peas.

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<![CDATA[Fireworks, Fourth of July Events in 2015]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:10:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/__TZ4A_vo_FIREWORKS_KNSD6PYV_1200x675_472963651872.jpg
Cities across Connecticut are gearing up for the 2015 Fourth of July Celebrations. Dates and times may change due to inclement weather.]]>
<![CDATA[ Travelers Championship Brings in the Green for Charity]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:57:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Travelers+sunrise+1200.jpg
As golfers were hitting the greens at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, others took a swing at helping the next generation.

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<![CDATA[Branford, Danbury Postpone Fireworks Again Due to Rain]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:30:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/230*120/fireworks-772x350.jpg
Danbury and Branford have once again canceled fireworks displays due to the weather.]]>
<![CDATA[Enjoy Connecticut Historic Garden Day on Sunday]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:02:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-flowers.jpg
Connecticut is home to many beautiful and unique gardens, both public and private, and 14 historic gardens across the state will be open on Sunday for Connecticut Historic Garden Day.

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<![CDATA[Selfie Stick Ban Coming to Disney World, Disneyland]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:19:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/94889901.jpg
Don't bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney's water parks and Disney Quest, a...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Tests New Pork Sandwich]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:51:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/happy+meal+new.jpg
McDonald’s has a new pork item on its menu. The world’s largest hamburger chain has debuted a new pulled pork sandwich in at least one Midwest market. The McDonald’s of Northern Indiana, which operates...

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<![CDATA[Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Competitors Include Lauer, Lopez and Colon at ]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:16:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/George+Lopez+001.jpg
Sports, television and Hollywood celebrities will be at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell Wednesday to compete in the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am.]]>
<![CDATA[50 Cent Heads to Bridgeport for Vodka Bottle Signing ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:07:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP756088846853.jpg
When 50 Cent makes an appearance at a bottle signing for his vodka label, the crowds follow.

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<![CDATA[Groton Naval Lieutenant Competes on "America Ninja Warrior"]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:54:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/American+Ninja+Warrior+Natalie+1200.jpg
A local woman is using every ounce of strength she has to compete for the title of American Ninja Warrior. She is a Groton US Navy officer and one of the only women in New England who made the first cut.

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<![CDATA[Tony Award-Winning Actor, Arts Patron Honored at Fairfield County Arts Benefit]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/James+Naughton+1200.jpg
Fairfield County resident and two-time Tony Award-winning actor and James Naughton and arts patron Elisabeth Morten were honored for their support of the arts in the region at the FCBuzz Gypsy JazzNight benefit...

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<![CDATA[Where to Celebrate National Lobster Day in CT]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:45:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lobster+Getty.jpg
It might not be the ideal day to head to the beach and enjoy a lobster roll, but today is National Lobster Day, so you have an excuse to enjoy the tasty crustacean.

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<![CDATA[Toad's Place Named Best Small Music Venue]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:41:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/toads+place_722_406.jpg
A popular concert spot in New Haven has been named Best Small Music Venue by USA Today and 10best.com readers.

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<![CDATA[Police Step Up Enforcement for DMB Concert]]> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:15:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dave+Matthews+Tailgating+1200.jpg
Traffic will be a nightmare in the Hartford area on Friday night with tens of thousands of people expected at the Dave Matthews Band Concert.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle Expands Benefits, Offers Tuition Reimbursement]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chipotle6.jpg
Chipotle is following in some fast food restaurants footsteps and offering expanded benefits to all their employees. These include a tuition reimbursement program, paid sick days and paid vacation days.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Tries Out Delivery]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:16:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454515268.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts may soon be on your doorstep. The doughnut giant is testing delivery service, taking a page from rivals like Starbucks, McDonald's and Chipotle, all of which plan to test on-demand food...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Trails Weekend in Connecticut]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:40:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Montgoermy_Avenue_Walking_Generic.jpg
The 22nd annual Trails Weekend in Connecticut is this weekend and there will be more than 200 free events statewide.]]>
<![CDATA[Where to Find Free Doughnuts on Friday]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:19:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454515268.jpg
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. But what about dessert — or, let's be honest, breakfast? The first Friday of June has come to be celebrated as National Doughnut Day, and to commemorate it, fried...

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<![CDATA[Officers to Carry Special Olympics Torch Across CT]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:14:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/184*120/torch+run.jpg
Join NBC Connecticut and Special Olympics at the Law Enforcement Torch Run from June 3-5.]]>
<![CDATA["American Idol" Winner Nick Fradiani Performs in Hartford]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 19:22:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/179*120/473224476.jpg
After traveling to Hollywood and winning "American Idol," Guilford native Nick Fradiani gave his first performance since his crowning moment on Wednesday night, playing at The Russian Lady in Hartford with...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Burger Day]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Burger_generic+722.jpg
It’s National Burger Day, like we need an excuse to indulge on ground beef, savory toppings and a perfect bun.]]>
<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Adds 1,700 Words, Including "Jeggings," "NSFW"]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 06:46:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
The Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary has included new words that will have some people saying “WTF.” The company announced Tuesday it has added 1,700 new terms, many of which are influenced by the internet...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Beaches Expected to Be Packed Memorial Day Weekend]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 12:08:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hammonasset+Sunrise+1200.jpg
It's expected to be a busy day at Connecticut's beaches as temperatures are on the climb Memorial Day weekend and the state's campgrounds are full too.

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