<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:24:15 -0400 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:24:15 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wicked High, Wicked Fast, Wicked Cyclone]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:37:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wicked+cyclone1_0.jpg
If you like things that go wicked high and wicked fast, you’ll be excited about the “Wicked Cyclone.”

Photo Credit: Six Flags New England]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Dog Day!]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:49:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/9ade6151ed3a49cb83eccdd7e4c90c89.jpg
We asked for your dog photos and, doggone, did you deliver!]]>
<![CDATA[CT Fall Fair Schedule 2014]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:22:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fair-rides-generic.jpg
Summer may be coming to an end, but there is still a lot of family fun to look forward to this fall with autumn fairs and festivals.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA['America's Got Talent' Winner Terry Fator to Appear in Waterbury]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:12:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FADOFINTV082514.jpg
America's Got Talent winner and Vegas entertainer Terry Fator joined Kerri-Lee Mayland on NBC Connecticut News Today at 11a.m. on Monday to talk about his upcoming show at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Air Balloon Festival Takes Off in Plainville Sunday]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:49:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Plainville+Hot+Air+Balloons.jpg
Look up at the skies this weekend in Plainville, and you just might spot a giraffe or a wicked witch.

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<![CDATA[Infinity Music Hall and Bistro Opens in Hartford]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:09:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/infinity+music+hall.JPG
The curtains opened on Hartford's new Infinity Music Hall and Bistro on Gov. Dannel Malloy, along with other local leaders, joined hall founder and owner Dan Hicks for the red-carpeted ribbon cutting ceremony.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Connecticut Colleges Make Best Food List]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:40:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dining-generic-plate-fork.jpg
College students are heading back to school and that’s good news for empty stomachs at four Connecticut colleges and universities.

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<![CDATA[Apple Store Opening at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:14:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
A new Apple Store at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor will hold its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:30:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dragon+Boat+1+Edited.jpg
Scenes from the 14th annual Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival in Hartford this weekend in photos.

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<![CDATA[Local Pizza Place is Top Family Friendly Restaurant]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:46:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Food+Phillies+2012+Preview+Seasons+Pizza+Generic.jpg
A Manchester pizza place has snagged a spot on the list of top-10 family friendly restaurants in the country.

Photo Credit: NBC10 - Dan Stamm]]>
<![CDATA['Ice Bucket Challenge' Raising Money, Awareness]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:33:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gerry+shirley+ice+bucket+crop.jpg
The "Ice Bucket Challenge" is raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, and a spokesperson for the the association tells NBC News donations are pouring in.

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<![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:27:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
From tablet convertibles to smart watches and battery charging phone cases, here's a list of top back to school electronics for the season.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to School Tech: Hot Electronic Gear for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:27:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
Students and their families say registering for graduation gifts they need for dorm and school life helps them manage the growing costs associated with leaving home; average spending on furniture, supplies...]]>
<![CDATA[Head to the Mystic Art Festival This Weekend]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:22:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mystic+Art+Festival.jpg
Artists will be filling the streets of Mystic this weekend for the 57th annual Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival.

Photo Credit: Kristy Chu]]>
<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:16:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
People traveling on Route 95 in Topsfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning had a frightening ordeal when an ax became lodged in their windshield.

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Shoreline Wine Festival Returns to Connecticut]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:43:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine_bottles_generic.jpg
The annual Shoreline Wine Festival will be making its return to Connecticut. The 8th annual event takes place on Aug. 16 and 17.

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<![CDATA[Free Admission at Science Center for Hartford Residents]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:15:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+science+center.jpg
The Connecticut Science Center will once again be partnering with the Hartford Public Library this summer to make science learning available to Hartford residents for free through the month of August.

Photo Credit: Flickr/Vilseskogen]]>
<![CDATA[It’s National Chicken Wing Day]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:43:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Buffalo-Wings-Generic.jpg
National Chicken Wing Day has apparently been a thing since 1977, and it’s a great excuse to dine in or take out from your favorite wing place.]]>
<![CDATA[Dispatch, Allen Stone and Family Fun at Gathering of the Vibes' Last Day]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:04:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gathering+of+the+Vibes1200.jpg
If you grew up in the era of Woodstock or simply love music, camping, and the Grateful Dead, Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport may be your jam.

Photo Credit: Gathering of the Vibes]]>
<![CDATA[Stony Creek Brewery to Open New Site]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:46:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stony+Creek+Brewery+entrance+low+res1200.jpg
Stony Creek Brewery plans to open a new state-of-the-art facility on the Branford River this winter that will include a huge tasting room, outdoor spaces and Bocce Ball courts.

Photo Credit: Stony Creek Brewery/Joseph Sepot Architects]]>
<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground on First Connecticut Restaurant]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:51:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ChikFilABrookfieldEDIT.jpg
Chick-fil-A broke ground on its first Connecticut restaurant Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Free State Parks Weekend in Connecticut]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gillette+Castle.jpg
Connecticut residents can take advantage of all the state park system has to offer this weekend.

Photo Credit: Friends of Gillette Castle]]>
<![CDATA[Supporting Charity is the Home Run in CT TV Softball Tournament]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:57:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NBC+Connecticut+Softball+Team.JPG
NBC Connecticut suited up for the 4th annual Connecticut TV Softball Tournament this weekend.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Avon Performance Honors Victims of Malaysia Flight 17]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP799795889401.jpg
Avon Summer Theater will be performing the broadway hit RENT this weekend at Avon High School, with a special focus on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Danbury Celebrates the Beatles This Weekend]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:33:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/106494030.jpg
Danbury will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. this weekend.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Take a Bite – It’s National Hot Dog Day ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:24:48 -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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:39:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MObamaBike.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[New Restaurant Planned for Mohegan Sun Site]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:25:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Arooga+Grill.jpg
A Pennsylvania-based restaurant and sports bar plans to open its first restaurant in New England and broke ground near Mohegan Sun casino on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[It’s National Junk Food Day]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:23:34 -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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[ConnectiCon Opens in Hartford]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/2013Connecticon_66.jpg
ConnectiCon comes to Hartford through July 13.

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<![CDATA[Stores Offer Free Slurpees, Sandwiches and Discounted Doughnuts]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:25:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/slurpeeEDIT.jpg
Who doesn't like free food?

This week, 7-11, Chick-Fil-A and Krispy Kreme are offering some pretty great deals on free snacks, drinks, sandwiches and more.

Photo Credit: 7-Eleven]]>
<![CDATA[15th Annual Renaissance Faire Held This Fall]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:01:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/renaissance+faire+009_640_480.jpg
During five weekends this fall, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire looks to bring an old-world harvest festival to modern-day New England.

Photo Credit: Lauren Kesten]]>
<![CDATA[Rhode Island's Ocean House Named Top Resort in U.S.]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:03:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Ocean-House-3.jpg
The recently renovated Ocean House hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island has been named the top resort hotel in the country and the No. 5 hotel worldwide, according to Travel and Leisure Magazine's 2014 World’s Best...]]>
<![CDATA[6 Celebrity Burger Recipes for July 4th]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:59:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/burger-466024983.jpg
The Fourth of July is an excuse to barbecue as many burgers as you can. Check out these six burger recipes from celebrity chefs.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Where to Watch Team USA's Tuesday’s World Cup Match]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:03:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/world-cup-thumb-4510626781.jpg
Team USA will be taking on Belgium in the World Cup match on Tuesday afternoon and there are plenty of places to watch here in Connecticut.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Buy Heidi Klum's Gorgeous $25M Home]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:31:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/klum1.jpg
Heidi Klum is selling her luxurious Brentwood, California estate for $25 million. See photos.

Photo Credit: Nick Springett]]>
<![CDATA['The Walking Dead' to Invade Hartford's XFINITY Theatre]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:36:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/e211d085-9754-c9bd-1e01-7ffb44aaa3c7_TWDS4_Gallery_Rick-Fence_6338_V1.jpg
Attention fans of 'The Walking Dead': a zombie apocalypse obstacle course is coming to the XFINITY Theatre. Will you choose to be a survivor or a walker?]]>
<![CDATA["The Voice" Winner and Other Favorites to Perform at Foxwoods]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:33:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/492509423.jpg
Connecticut residents: If you’re a fan of Emmy Award-winning “The Voice,” you may want to mark your calendars.

Photo Credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Golfers to Compete in Junior PGA Championship]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:41:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Golf+Ball+Generic.jpg
The 2014 Connecticut Section Junior PGA Championship is fast approaching.

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<![CDATA[Maggie McFly's Opening at Buckland Hills Mall]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:57:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/maggie+mcflys.jpg
Connecticut-based restaurant Maggie McFly's will be opening a new location at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills this fall.

Photo Credit: Flickr/Miriella]]>
<![CDATA[No Extra Security Planned for Mohegan Avicii Show]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:10:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/182612954.jpg
Mohegan Sun does not plan on adding security for Swedish DJ Avicii’ show on Friday night, two days after dozens of fans at his Boston show needed to be hospitalized.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA["The Voice" Contestant Performing in Glastonbury]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:11:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/130724670.jpg
A contestant on the most recent season of NBC's "The Voice" will be performing in Connecticut this week.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Gets Into Soda Business ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:27:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edtFizzio_Handcrafted_Sodas_-_Trio%282%29.jpg
Starbucks is adding what it calls handcrafted sodas to its menu to kick off the summer season. The company will sell three flavors of soda—Spiced Root Beer, Golden Ginger Ale and Lemon Ale— in 16 states, mostly...

Photo Credit: Starbucks Corp]]>
<![CDATA[Fireworks Displays for July 4, 2014]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
Towns and cities across the state are getting ready for July 4 and there are plenty of fireworks displays to keep you busy.

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<![CDATA[Attend a Circus-Themed Pub Fest in Bridgeport]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:03:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Beer-Tap-Generic.jpg
Here’s a quick riddle: What do sword swallowers, bartenders, and Barnum’s Belting Beauties all have in common?]]>
<![CDATA[Obstacle Races, "Mud Runs" Coming to Connecticut]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:14:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mud+run+0531+%2810%29.JPG
In recent years, the popularity of obstacle races and “mud runs” has exploded across both the United States and the rest of the world – and this summer, Connecticut is getting in on the action.]]>