<![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-usSun, 26 Mar 2017 09:11:51 -0400Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:11:51 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta, But ...]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg
Say goodbye to the coffee Coolatta and hello to a new frozen coffee beverage.

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<![CDATA[Where to Eat for New Haven Restaurant Week ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Barcelona+Wine+Bar.jpg
Appreciate the cuisine of New Haven during the week of April 2-7.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' to Replace Coffee Coolatta With New Frozen Coffee]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:22:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg
Say goodbye to the coffee Coolatta and hello to a new frozen coffee beverage.

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<![CDATA[Your 'National Puppy Day' Photos]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:54:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Phil+from+Christie.jpg
March 23 marks National Puppy Day. In honor of this amazing holiday, we wanted to showcase some of the adorable photos that you shared with us of your special dogs.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Goes Photoshop-Free in New Swimsuit Campaign]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/032217+target+swim+campaign.jpg
This Summer, retail giant Target is going bold and embracing every body in its new swimsuit campaign. The company launched #TargetSwim which celebrates positive body image and features real women of different...]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:58:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd-dunkin-donuts-st.jpg+19+feb.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts is getting rid of the coffee Coolatta, replacing it with a new frozen coffee drink.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s April 4]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:17:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ben-Jerrys-Free-Cone-Day-FB.jpg
Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s is one of those annual signs of spring and it’s happening on April 4.

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<![CDATA[National Tour of 'Hamilton' Coming to Connecticut]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:11:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/3-9-17-hamilton-musical-tickets-orpheum.jpg
The national tour of the hit Broadway show "Hamilton: An American Musical" is set to make its Connecticut debut. Unfortunately for fans of the award-winning and record-breaking show, "Hamilton" won't be...]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Spring Antiques Show This Weekend]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:59:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/232*120/CT+Spring+Antiques+Show.jpg


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<![CDATA[Dairy Queen, Rita's Celebrate Spring With Freebies]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:50:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/4941944171.jpg
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with ice cream or Italian ice? Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate the first day of spring.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Spring with Free Frozen Treats]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:04:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ritas+italian+ice+first+day+of+spring.jpg
Monday is the first day of spring and what better way to celebrate than with a frozen treat?]]>
<![CDATA[First Look at Victoria Beckham's New Collection for Target]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vb+target+thumb.jpg
Victoria Beckham's clothing line for the masses arrives next month and fans of the designer are getting their first look at what to expect.

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<![CDATA[Erin Go Bragh or Nah? Take Our St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:47:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/163797890-irish-river-dye-green.jpg
Friday is St. Patrick's Day and each year millions celebrate by dressing in green, hanging shamrock decorations and downing a few pints of beer at a local Irish pub. This holiday, quiz yourself and your...

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<![CDATA[Viewer Video: NH Mom Dresses as T-Rex During Storm]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:40:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000004852038_1200x675_898392643787.jpg
Leslie Henson Ratay dressed up as a T-Rex to entertain her 5 daughters during yesterday's snow storm in Milton, New Hampshire.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Unveils Colorful Spring Coffee Cups]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:34:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/522435114-starbucks-lawsuit.jpg
Spring is almost here, and Starbucks is getting into the spirit by unveiling spring coffee cups for the first time.

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<![CDATA[Free Pancakes! IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:10:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_298947245.jpg
Grab your fork and knife! Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Diners can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.. In exchange, customers will be asked to consider making a...

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Women's History Month in Connecticut]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:07:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WOMEN%27S-HISTORY-MONTH2.jpg
March, usually a time of Irish celebration, also acts as Women’s History Month in the United States. Here are some places in Connecticut observing women’s impact on American...]]>
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day Events Across Connecticut]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:32:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_835044505278-st-patricks-day-lede.gif
Get out your green clothes and celebrate the luck of the Irish! Here are a few of the state's St. Patrick's Day parades and events.    Hartford: The state’s capitol city will hold its...

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<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Specials and Events in Connecticut]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:56:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*123/Mardi+Gras+List+Boston.jpg
Windsor: Nat Hayden’s is serving Jambalaya, Shrimp and Grits, and hush puppees on Fat Tuesday. Plus, every Friday during Lent, Nat Hayden’s will be serving a special fish dinner.   New...]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats Hold National Anthem Auditions Saturday]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:09:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yard+Goats+logo_1200.jpg
The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club will hold auditions for the National Anthem over the weekend.   Singers will try out at the Spotlight Theatres on 39 Front Street in Hartford at 9 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Peeps-Flavored Oreo Cookies Are Here]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oreo-peeps.jpg
Move over peanut butter and jelly, a new flavor fusion is sweetening up store shelves. Oreo and Peeps have joined forces for “Peeps Oreo Sandwich Cookies.”

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<![CDATA['A Particular Set of Skills': 'Taken' Prequel Set for Debut]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:31:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cliveclive.jpg
“Taken,” a modern-day, nail-biting thriller, follows the story of Bryan Mills in a new television series that takes place 30 years before the movie of the same name. As he fights to overcome the trauma of...

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<![CDATA[Today Marks 'National Margarita Day']]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:18:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Margarita.png
Happy National Margarita Day. Every year on Feb. 22, restaurants and bars around the country celebrate the classic cocktail composed of tequila, triple sec and lime.

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<![CDATA[Taste of Hartford Restaurant Week Begins]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:29:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/max+downtown+hartford.JPG
Taste of Hartford is underway and the foodie celebration is going on for two weeks.

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<![CDATA[Harlem Globetrotters at the XL Center in Hartford]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:54:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/harlem+globetrotters_1200.jpg
Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? The Original Harlem Globetrotters are at the XL Center in Hartford Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Zima Poised for US Comeback]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:47:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/zima.jpg
Get ready to finally peel yourself off of that bar stool you’ve been stuck on since the ‘90s—Zima is making a comeback to coolers in the U.S. Zima was discontinued in America in 2008, according to Crain’s, but...

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Owner Gives Discount for Polite Kids]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:25:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/restaurant4.jpg
Antonio Ferrari, the owner of a wine bar in Italy, has picked up a practice that he first noticed while visiting a restaurant in Miami. His group was given a discount because his friends' children were...

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Coming to Newington]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:36:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chick-Fil-A-DelSure-FB.jpg
It appears that another Chick-fil-A restaurant is coming to Connecticut. The fast-food chain leased the site of the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, according to the minutes...

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<![CDATA[For Sale: Bethenny Frankel's $5.25M SoHo Apartment ]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/frankel-apt2.jpg
Bethenny Frankel is parting with her luxurious SoHo apartment in New York. The "Real Housewives" star's residence was posted on Tuesday at a whopping $5.25 million.

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<![CDATA[Foxwoods Offered Free Concerts for 25th Anniversary]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:06:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Foxwoods+external+photo.jpg
This is the 25th anniversary of Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard and there were two free concerts last week to celebrate the milestone.]]>
<![CDATA[It's a Boy: American Girl Announces 1st Male Doll]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:21:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.jpg
American Girl is getting its first boy character this season, Today.com reports. Logan Everett, a gray-eyed, brown-haired boy who plays the drums, is an 18-inch doll being released Thursday with Tenney,...

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<![CDATA[Moe’s Offers $5 Burritos to Celebrate UConn 100th Straight Win]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:54:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/moes+southwest+grill.JPG
Moe’s Southwest Grill is celebrating the 100th consecutive win for the UConn women’s basketball team by offering $5 burritos in Connecticut Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Road Races and 5Ks Across Connecticut This Year ]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:55:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+marathon+start.jpg
Looking for a fun way to run off all of those carbs? Consider participating in one of these 5K races or half marathons in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Where To Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Connecticut ]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:46:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Valentine-Day-chocolate-heart-generic.jpg
Whether you prefer a relaxing weekend away at a spa or an exciting fire and ice festival, Connecticut has many options to offer you this February. Here are a few fun ways to spread the Valentine's Day love.

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<![CDATA[Snow Cancels DNCE Concert at Oakdale]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:35:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DNCE+GettyImages-633868028.jpg
The DNCE concert scheduled for the Dome at the Oakdale in Wallingford tonight has been canceled because of the snowstorm hitting Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Gronk Parties at Foxwoods]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:12:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Gronk+and+Rick+Ross+5.jpg


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<![CDATA[7 Most Reviled Subway Behaviors Revealed ]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:18:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/W+TRAIN.jpg
Which subway behavior is the most obnoxious? Our viewers weigh in.

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<![CDATA[George Orwell's '1984' is Headed to Broadway]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 23:17:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1984PlayBroadway.jpg
The hit London stage adaptation of Orwell's timely novel will premiere on Broadway this summer, in a limited engagement production set to open on June 22 at the Hudson Theatre.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Turns to Chocolate for Shamrock Shake-Up]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 23:15:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/McDonalds_Chocolate_Shamrock-edited.jpg
It's a good day for chocolate-loving leprechauns. This year, McDonald's St. Patrick's Day-themed Shamrock Shakes are coming in a variety of chocolate flavors, the fast food chain announced.

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<![CDATA[2017 Connecticut Concert Season]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:22:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bob-Dylan3.jpg
A look at some of the artists playing concerts at venues across Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Grand Opening of Chick-fil-A in West Hartford Postponed]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:22:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Hartford+chick+fil+a.jpg
The Chick-fil-A in West Hartford was scheduled to open today, but it has been postponed the grand opening until tomorrow because of the heavy snow.

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<![CDATA[Hooters Opening Fast-Casual Spinoff Hoots]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:47:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hoots-rendering-edited.jpg
During the first few weeks of January, “New Year, New Me” became a popular mantra. Hooters seems to have taken the words to heart and made good on its New Year’s resolution. The restaurant chain, known for its...

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<![CDATA[Envoy Hotel Opening Rooftop 'Igloo' Bar]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:54:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/261*120/igloo31.jpg


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<![CDATA[Rooftop 'Igloo' Bar Now Open in Boston]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:58:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*125/igloo3.jpg
Rooftop cocktail bars are all the rage in the summer. But in the winter, Boston's frigid temperatures can make them a tough sell. But it looks like The Envoy Hotel may have figured out a solution.

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<![CDATA[TODAY's Al Roker to Visit College Campuses for #Rokerthon 3]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:47:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20366705_rokerthon_3_storming_into_the_madness_still_43973201d25d315affc51e38886f65a6.today-inline-large.jpg
This year, Rokerthon is Storming Into the Madness and hitting college campuses across America…The TODAY show is asking college students to show their school spirit and say why Al Roker should do a live...

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