<![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, 02 Sep 2015 12:59:40 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:59:40 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[McDonald's to Serve Breakfast 24/7]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:08:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonald%27s+breakfast.jpg
McDonald's announced Tuesday its highly anticipated decision to serve breakfast all day at all U.S. locations starting this fall. According to CNBC, McDonald's franchisees voted to approve all-day breakfast at...

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<![CDATA[CT Fair Schedule]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:25:16 -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.

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<![CDATA[Hot Air Balloons Fill Plainville Sky at Festival]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:41:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Plainville+hot+air+balloons+1200.jpg
The Plainville sky was filled with colors this weekend for the Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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<![CDATA[Rock Cats Win Last Home Game in New Britain]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:08:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rocky+the+rock+cat+1200.jpg
The city of New Britain is saying goodbye to the Rock Cats as the team had its last home game in the city Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[New CT Professional Soccer Team Holds Open Tryouts]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Soccer+Header+Generic+Soccer.jpg
A new year-round professional soccer team coming to Hartford held open tryouts in Farmington on Saturday until noon.

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<![CDATA[Bathtub Girl Meets Luke Bryan: 'I Love Him']]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:42:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Ava_Finley_Luke_Bryan.png
A little girl tries to tell her dad who she loves but struggles. The man who stole the two-year-old's heart is none other than country singer Luke Bryan. The video of the father-daughter episode went viral...

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<![CDATA[Meat Truck Delivers Big Flavor]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:57:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Meat+Truck.JPG
The Meat Truck delivers fantastic food in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[New Haven Campaigns to End Hunger]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:22:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/grocery-store-cart.jpg
Three nonprofit organizations are working together to "STOP Hunger" as part of Hunger Action Month, which kicks off in September.

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<![CDATA[Nardelli’s Coming to Wallingford, East Hartford]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:49:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nardellis.jpg
Add two more places to your list of favorite lunch spots. Nardelli’s is opening grinder shops in East Hartford and Wallingford this fall.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Open Returns to New Haven]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:28:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+open.jpg
Join NBC Connecticut at the Connecticut Open through Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

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<![CDATA[Cop Dances to Cheer Up Sick Child ]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:47:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/173*120/breakdance.PNG
A San Francisco police officer busted some serious moves to cheer up Colren Guerra, a cancer patient in San Francisco. Marte's uniform didn't stop him from taking on the break dance challenge, right after...
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<![CDATA[Connecticut Open Returns to New Haven]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:22:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+open.jpg
Join NBC Connecticut at the Connecticut Open from Friday, Aug. 21 to Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

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<![CDATA[Rude Restaurant Server on Video]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:17:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/11137110_10152876011048299_1762192408383809822_n.jpg
Most Chicagoans know that when you go to the restaurant, Ed Debevic’s, you shouldn’t expect the nicest servers. In fact, you should prepare for incredibly rude ones.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Restaurant Makes "Time" Best Burger List ]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:51:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/louis+lunch+burger.jpg
There are many, many places to get a good burger in Connecticut, but one local establishment is standing out on a national scale this week.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks to Offer Wine, Macaroni and Cheese ]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:54:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/starbucks.jpg
Starbucks will now include an ‘evening menu’ in addition to the breakfast and snack options that made it famous.

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<![CDATA[Motorcycle Mania Revs Up Downtown Middletown]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:38:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Motorcycle+mania+1200.jpg
The motorcycles are out in Middletown tonight for Motorcycle Mania and thousands of people are expected downtown.

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<![CDATA['Cake Boss' Bakery to Open at Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:26:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/carlos+bake+shop.jpg
Carlo's Bakery, of TLC's hit series "Cake Boss," will open its doors at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, Sept. 12.

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<![CDATA[Meghan Trainor Cancels Tour, Mohegan Sun Date]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:51:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Meghan+Trainor+Voice.JPG
Meghan Trainor has canceled the rest of her MTrain Tour because of re-aggravated damage to her vocal cord, and that includes the show that was scheduled for Mohegan Sun on Monday, Sept. 7.

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<![CDATA[Maria, from Sesame Street, Comes to Storrs for Puppetry Festival]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:18:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-703226_SesameStreet_sm.jpg
It will be all about puppets in Storrs next week for the National Puppetry Festival.

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<![CDATA[Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HeatAtTheVibes073015.jpg
Tens of thousands people are descending on Seaside Park in Bridgeport for the annual Gathering of the Vibes musical festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Pizzeria Is Named Best in America, TripAdvisor Says]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:11:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/juliana+pizzeria+handout.jpg
A Brooklyn pizzeria has been named the top joint for a slice in America, according to a TripAdvisor study based on the quality and quantity of reviews and opinions from millions of travelers.

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<![CDATA[Grumpy Dog Earl Challenges Grumpy Cat's Reign]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:23:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/My+Name+is+Earl.jpg
The world’s grouchiest feline has some new competition. Meet “Grumpy Dog.”

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<![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. ]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:51:50 -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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