<![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-usWed, 22 Feb 2017 07:57:51 -0500Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:57:51 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Taste of Hartford Restaurant Week Begins]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:29:18 -0500 //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 12:54:56 -0500 //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 18:47:39 -0500 //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 09:25:48 -0500 //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 14:36:23 -0500 //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 11:30:00 -0500 //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 12:06:57 -0500 //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 15:21:06 -0500 //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 11:54:22 -0500 //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 12:55:08 -0500 //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 15:46:16 -0500 //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 11:35:59 -0500 //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 15:12:27 -0500 //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 07:18:34 -0500 //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 22:17:07 -0500 //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 22:15:18 -0500 //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]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:54:52 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gaga.png
A look at some of the artists playing concerts at venues across Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Grand Opening of Chick-fil-A in West Hartford Postponed]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:22:51 -0500 //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 06:47:44 -0500 //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 14:54:28 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/261*120/igloo31.jpg


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<![CDATA[Rooftop 'Igloo' Bar Now Open in Boston]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:58:30 -0500 //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 16:47:00 -0500 //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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<![CDATA[Cindy Williams and Megan Cavanagh Star in Menopause the Musical in New Haven]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:08:04 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cindy_Williams_and_Megan_Cavanaugh_Star_in_Menopause_the_Musical_in_New_Haven_1200x675_868591683574.jpg
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<![CDATA['Hamilton' Doubles Number of Daily Lottery Tickets]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:43:16 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/schuyler1.jpg
The renowned Broadway hit "Hamilton: An American Musical" has doubled the number of available tickets for its daily lottery.

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<![CDATA[CMTA Boat Show Docks in Hartford Feb. 9-12]]> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:46:06 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+boat+show+1200.jpg
It may be cold outside, but you can think summer as the Hartford Boat Show cruises into town.

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<![CDATA[Alcohol-Sensing Chip Bags Take on Super Sunday Drunken Driving]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:53:56 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/232*120/012617+tositos+prevent+drunk+driving+bag.jpg
The company says the alcohol sensor will turn a symbol on the bag red if alcohol is detected, while staying green if none is.

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<![CDATA[McDonald’s to Give Away 10,000 Bottles of Big Mac Sauce]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:30:26 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/McDs-GettyImages-96324959.jpg
McDonald's is giving away 10,000 bottles of its Big Mac sauce to celebration its new Mac Jr. and Grand Mac sizes.

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<![CDATA[Olive Garden Unveils Latest 'Never Ending' Deal]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:54:57 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Olive_Garden_chicago.jpg
Olive Garden is bringing back its “never ending” pasta deal, except this time, it’s upping the ante.

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<![CDATA[Honoring MLK, from Services to Activism]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:18:09 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MLK-Bible.jpg
Cities and towns honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. All events listed are scheduled for Monday unless otherwise noted.

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<![CDATA[Your State's Favorite Netflix Original Series Is ...]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:28:03 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg
If you ever found yourself hunkering down under a blanket at home weathering some type of storm, be it physical or emotional, you've probably turned to Netflix for solace at some point. So which binge-worthy series was most likely to be streaming in neighborhoods near you? Cable TV looked at state data from Google Trends in 2016 to identify the top Netflix original series for each state.

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<![CDATA[IHOP Brings Back 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:20:09 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ihop+GettyImages-84259123.jpg
IHOP is bringing back its “all you can eat pancakes."]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years With New S'mores Cookies]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:33:06 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/207*120/smores-cookie.jpg
Girl Scouts cookies fans can look forward to a new flavor that honors an old campfire classic: the s'more. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookies, the company has added two s'mores-inspired treats. The ABC Bakers S'mores layers a creme icing and a chocolate coating over a graham cracker wafer. The Little Brownie Bakers version is a "crunchy graham sandwich with creamy chocolate and marshmallow-y filling."

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<![CDATA[News Team Gags on Artichoke Dip Gone 'Terribly Wrong']]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:46:02 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Global-News-Calgary-artichoke-dip-choke.jpg
Something went "terribly wrong" when one Canadian newscaster made artichoke dip to share with her team, and the noxious results are being seen across the world. The team at Global News Calgary was sharing holiday recipes last week and traffic reporter Leslie Horton decided to make artichoke dip, according to a clip from the news agency posted to YouTube that's racked up more than 800,000 views since Friday.

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<![CDATA[Several Christmas Movies Are Based in Connecticut]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:12:07 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christmas+in+Connecticut_.jpg
‘Tis the season for Christmas movies and our beautiful state is the setting for some classics, as well as some newer films.

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<![CDATA[Casey Affleck is a 'Real' Dunkin' Donuts Customer on SNL]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:56:47 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/affleck+dunkin+donuts+customer.jpg
Saturday Night Live is known for its spot-on parodies, and the show's Dunkin' Donuts commercial this past weekend was no exception.

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<![CDATA[Best Places to Watch the New Year's Eve Fireworks ]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 18:05:39 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworksnyccrop2.jpg
New Year’s Eve is around the corner and it’s time to make some plans. Wondering where to get the best views of the New Year’s Eve fireworks? Here are the best places in NYC to take in the fireworks spectacular.

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<![CDATA[2016 Holiday Events, Activities and Displays]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:00:45 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fantasy+of+lights_new+haven+.jpg
Looking to get out and about in the community for the holidays? We’ve compiled a list of spirited activities across the state.

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<![CDATA[What's Your State's Favorite Holiday Movie?]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:29:32 -0500 View the listing. ]]> View the listing. ]]> //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/home_alone_050611.jpg
While each of us have our own holiday favorite, the state you live in might make you more likely to watch certain films, according a new report from CableTV.com.

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<![CDATA[17 Places to Ring in 2017]]> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:27:19 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/fireworks-generic-10.jpg
Ringing in the New Year across the state!

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<![CDATA[Best Buy Workers Pitch in to Buy Kid a Wii U Console]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:50:45 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/best+buy+act+of+kindness.jpg
Heartwarming video of an employee at a Long Island electronics store giving a Nintendo console to a boy has gone viral. The act of kindness was captured at the Valley Stream Best Buy earlier this month after store employees pitched in to buy a Wii U for the boy. Workers noticed that the boy had been playing the console at the store for weeks. Employee Ken Fernandez gathered some of them together and they put money towards buying the gaming system for him, Best Buy confirmed. A YouTube video that had amassed some 1.3 million views by Tuesday shows Fernandez giving the stunned boy the Wii U.

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<![CDATA[Danbury Mayor Knows How to Survive Zombie Apocalypse]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:58:03 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/Screen1.PNG
The biggest Walking Dead fan in New England might be an elected official in Connecticut who takes zombies as seriously as his Twitter feed.]]>
<![CDATA[LIRR, Metro-North Ban Alcohol for SantaCon Weekend]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:26:41 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/121314santa.jpg
SantaCon, the pub crawl that sees thousands of naughty revelers descending on bars each December, is returning to Williamsburg this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Delta Latest Airline to Upgrade Its Snacks]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:14:05 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/delta-snacks.jpg
If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline? Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name yogurt bars and pretzels. Some will come in larger portions than before because, Delta has figured out, that's what customers crave. The menu move comes about a year after United Airlines brought back free snacks by offering noshes like stroopwafels — a gooey Dutch confection — and better coffee. Earlier this year, American Airlines restored free snacks on domestic flights. Airline executives say they're focusing on both big and little things in the battle for customers.

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