<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:28:16 -0500 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:28:16 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Flowers]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:16:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-128086166.jpg
Valentine's Day may be one of the few times per year that you go out and buy fresh flowers, but that is no excuse for rookie mistakes. The gift of flowers is a reminder that you are thinking of someone and Feb.

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<![CDATA[No Child Left Inside Winter Festival]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:01:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ice+fishing+generic1.jpg
If you're looking for some outdoor winter fun for your family Saturday, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is hosting a winter festival in Torrington.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Salad Fat vs. Big Mac]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/McDonalds2.png
McDonald’s has put a lot of marketing dollars behind revamping their image to become a “healthy” fast food option, but one of their newest “simple” and “fresh” options for clean-eaters will do more caloric...

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<![CDATA[Snoop Dogg, Super Bowl Reporter]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:13:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/snoop5.jpg
Rapper Snoop Dogg turned into a Super Bowl 50 “reporter” during the Broncos and Panthers press conference in Santa Clara Thursday, chatting up Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and telling Panthers linebacker...

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<![CDATA[Subway's $5 Footlong Now Costs $6]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:12:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-493636850.jpg
So long to the catchy “$5 footlong” jingle, because Subway's iconic deal just got a dollar more expensive. Customers will now have to shell out $6 for "ALL of your favorite classic footlongs," the restaurant...

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<![CDATA[Throwback: Board Game Cafe Coming to New Haven]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:27:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/elm-city-logo-working-file-300x300.jpg
Gamers in New Haven are in for a throwback surprise this month: a board game cafe.

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<![CDATA[Cat Gets Head Stuck in Vase, Becomes Internet Sensation]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:53:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/93528537.jpg
A Reddit user this week posted a photo of a cat looking like an Egyptian goddess, but the shiny collar in the photo was not supposed to be around the cat's neck. The cat, which is doing fine, got the accessory...

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<![CDATA[12 Adoptable CT Pups Promote Puppy Bowl]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:02:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Puppy+Bowl+Tour+1+1200.jpg
Before you watch the Broncos and the Panthers duke it out in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, how about a round of "a-paws" for Connecticut puppies picked to play in a dogged football game for the doggone cute...

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<![CDATA[250 Boats Docked at Convention Center for Hartford Boat Show]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:30:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+boat+show+1200.jpg
From paddle boats to pontoons, the Hartford Boat Show gives guests the chance to compare the newest inventory side-by-side and the organizers say there is something for every one.

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<![CDATA[Trade Old Baby Items for Discounts at Toys 'R' Us]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:13:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/062411+toys+r+us+generic+store.jpg
Those looking for an excuse to rid their homes of old and unsafe baby items now stand to benefit from cleaning out their closets through the annual Toys "R" Us Great Trade-In event.

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<![CDATA[Teens Too Tall for Costumes?]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:00:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Too-Tall-for-Costumes-Disney.jpg
Two San Diego County teens were left disappointed after being turned away from a "Frozen" Disney on Ice show at Valley View Casino for an unlikely and seemingly bizarre reason: they were too tall to be...]]>
<![CDATA[DMB to Play in CT Concert Before 2017 Tour Hiatus]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:15:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/Dave+Matthews+Band+Sleep+Train+9.5.14+%2839%29.jpg
Dave Matthews Band concerts have become a tradition come summertime in Connecticut and LiveNation has announced the singer's next performance in the state before the band goes on hiatus from touring next year.

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<![CDATA[Bar Louie to Open in Blue Back Square ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:52:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/072215+bar+louie.jpg
Connecticut residents will soon be able to enjoy the signature drinks and extensive menu that Bar Louie, a restaurant founded in Chicago, has become known for nationwide.

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<![CDATA[Pearl Jam Coming to Fenway Park This Summer]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:50:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-490198048.jpg
Pearl Jam will play at Fenway Park on Aug. 5 and 7.

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<![CDATA[BuzzFeed Features Colchester Pub As Best Irish Bar in Connecticut]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:04:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stpaddiesdaygensd.jpg
BuzzFeed has dubbed a Colchester Irish Pub top o' the state and one of the best Irish pubs in the country.

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<![CDATA[Red Sox Coming to Foxwoods for Winter Weekend ]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:47:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Boston-xander-bogaerts-red-sox-medias-rojas-de-boston.jpg
The Red Sox are coming to Connecticut this weekend for Winter Weekend at Foxwoods.

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<![CDATA['Pita Rats' Battle for Flatbread in NYC Subway]]> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:57:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-97348933-subway-rat-generic.jpg
First New York's "pizza rat" had to to compete for the internet's attention with a 'za-loving raccoon. Then, a bagel-wearing pigeon challenged the rodent for viral views. But now, pizza rat is being challenged...

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<![CDATA[Devon Still Got His Strength From Leah in Cancer Fight]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/487634272.jpg
Devon Still happily announced earlier this week that his daughter Leah was done with her final cancer treatment, but it was a day he initially feared might never come. "When we first started off, it seemed...

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<![CDATA[Janet Jackson Reschedules Hartford Concert Date]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:34:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_643464151739.jpg
The new dates for Janet Jackson's postponed Unbreakable World Tour are out and she will be in Hartford at the XL Center on Aug. 21.

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<![CDATA[Cinderella Brings Its Magic to The Bushnell]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:25:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CINDERELLA_Kaitlyn_Davidson_and_Andy_Huntington_Jones_from_the_RodgersHammersteins_CINDERELLA_tour_Photo_by_Carol_Rosegg+1200.jpg
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" runs at the Bushnell through Jan. 17.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Unveils New, Sleek Packaging]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:08:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/McDonald%27s+All.png
McDonald’s just got a major makeover. To start off the New Year on a fresh foot the fast-food giant took on a resolution of its own: to completely overhaul the look and feel of their packaging, opting to...

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<![CDATA[Brooklyn Restaurant Sells Gold-Flaked $100 Doughnut]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:43:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-72742667Sufganiyot112515.jpg
In 2016, the cronut is passé. New Yorkers now have another exuberant pastry to sink their teeth into: Manila Social Club’s so-called “Golden Doughnut.”

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<![CDATA[What to Do With Your Tickets to Postponed Janet Jackson Concert]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:57:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_643464151739.jpg
If you bought tickets for Janet Jackson's postponed Unbreakable World Tour in Hartford at the XL Center, you'll still be able to use them when the tour is rescheduled.

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<![CDATA[2016 Sun WineFest Starts Jan. 29]]> Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:24:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/white-wine-generic-186205780.jpg
Mohegan Sun is a destination for wine lovers every January during the annual Sun WineFest and this year, the event runs from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31.

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<![CDATA[25 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Connecticut]]> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
Whether your New Year’s Eve calls for a night on the town or a family affair, Connecticut offers something for everyone.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Joins NORAD's Santa Tracking Effort]]> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 14:26:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/michelle-obama-santa-tracker-norad.jpg
Santa Claus made his way around the world and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracked his entire movement. He continued his ride well into Christmas Day, dropping presents off in Hawaii...

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<![CDATA[Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:37:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Martin-Jetpack-GettyImages-500287988.jpg
The world of technology is rife with opportunity, but which good ideas will become great devices in 2016? Here’s a look at the gadgets that could shape our lives in the months ahead.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Music Events Benefit Community Soup Kitchen]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:06:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/interiorPicture.jpg
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will hold a dinner and special performance to benefit the Community Soup kitchen in the city. The fourth oldest orchestra in the country will have a dinner prior to a...

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<![CDATA[Full Moon to Light Santa's Way Christmas Day]]> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520845169.jpg
It's going to be a white Christmas this year – not necessarily with snow, but with bright moonlight. Christmas morning coincides with a full moon this year, NASA says. And according to The Weather Channel, it's...

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<![CDATA[Real-Life Gingerbread House]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:00:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/200*120/christinegingerbread23456.jpg
Many children join their parents in the building of a gingerbread house as Christmas draws near. The gumdrops have to be placed along the cookie roof, the icing has to mimic snow along the front path, and...

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<![CDATA[American Idol Winner, Trinity Grad to Perform in All-Star Christmas Show]]> Sat, 12 Dec 2015 16:55:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nick+Fradiani+DD+6+1200.jpg
Two performers with Connecticut ties who have grown in popularity and reputation in the music industry over the past year are returning to the Nutmeg state to ring in the holidays with other all-star musicians.

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<![CDATA[Reindeer Sprinkles on Live TV]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:39:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/reindeer-pees-on-live-tv-blurb2.jpg
Oh, deer. When a reindeer visited NBC 7 News Midday Friday, he surprised the station's anchors on live television as only an animal can. As soon as Megan Tevrizian and Jason Austell introduced Rudy and...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Magic Trick Makes Orangutan Crack Up]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:02:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-73348506.jpg
Turns out it doesn't take much to monkey around with an orangutan. That much is clear in a YouTube video posted Monday that's already been seen by over 500,000 people, according to TODAY.

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<![CDATA[Hanukkah Doughnuts: All About Sufganiyot]]> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 07:12:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-72742667Sufganiyot112515.jpg
The eight days of Hanukkah are marked by song, prayer and of course, food — especially of the fried variety. The Jewish holiday, which this year begins at sunset on Dec. 6 and ends at nightfall Dec.

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<![CDATA[24 Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Connecticut]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:32:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
Whether your New Year’s Eve calls for a night on the town or a family affair, Connecticut offers something for everyone.

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<![CDATA[The Death Stars' Destruction and Star Wars Financial Woes]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:20:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/AP_382669718194.jpg
Destroying two Death Stars is bad business. When the Rebel Alliance destroyed two Death Stars in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, the galactic economy would have taken such a hard hit that it would make...

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<![CDATA[Shipping Tips for the Holiday Season]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 07:20:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cyber-monday-packages.jpg
The holiday shopping season is underway so expect package predators and shipping slowdowns. Postal inspectors make nearly 10,000 arrests each year, many for mail theft, according to the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Lyme Teen Singer Competes in Top 10 on 'The Voice' ]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:04:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/braiden+sunshine.JPG
Lyme singer Braiden Sunshine has advanced to the Top 10 on "The Voice."

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<![CDATA[New Haven Holiday Tree Lighting and Home for the Holidays Special]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 23:03:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/237*120/NH-HolidayTreeLighting-outlines.png
Come join us on the New Haven Green from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday for the New Haven Holiday Tree Lighting and our Home for the Holidays special.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday 2015: Gifts That Give Back]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:47:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thumb-gifts-.gif
This holiday season buy your loved ones gifts made with charity in mind.]]>
<![CDATA[Governor's Mansion to Open for Holiday Tours]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:51:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+governors+mansion.jpg
Connecticut residents will have an opportunity to tour the Governor's Residence in Hartford.

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