<![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 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:35:34 -0400 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:35:34 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Why You May Spot Teal Pumpkins This Halloween]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:24:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC-teal-pumpkins.jpg
Halloween can be challenging for kids who have food allergies. However, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has started a new campaign called the “Teal Pumpkin Project” which aims to make...
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<![CDATA[Renee Zellweger's Connecticut Estate's on the Market]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:48:43 -0400 back in the news and so is her Pomfret, Connecticut estate. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest, according to E!. Click through the photo gallery to take a tour of Zellweger's renovated pad, which is the next property to leave her real estate portfolio. View the listing.]]> back in the news and so is her Pomfret, Connecticut estate. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest, according to E!. Click through the photo gallery to take a tour of Zellweger's renovated pad, which is the next property to leave her real estate portfolio. View the listing.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP308970728575.jpg
Renee Zellweger is back in the news and her Pomfret, Connecticut, state is on the market again. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million...

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<![CDATA[Psychic Medium Matt Fraser Holds Local Events]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Psychic_Medium_Matt_Fraser_Holds_Local_Events_1200x675_346353219875.jpg
Matt Fraser, a psychic medium, is on tour and has some live events at Manchester Community College, in Derby and at Foxwoods.]]>
<![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:07:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-177531910.jpg
How much do you know about pumpkins?

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<![CDATA[New Haven to Host Wine Tasting, Shopping Event]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:20:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine-glass-generic.jpg
The city of New Haven will host “Flights of Fancy” on Thursday, a special wine tasting and shopping event at The Shops at Yale.]]>
<![CDATA[Johnny Damon Coming to Hartford]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Phillies-Should-Consider-Johnny-Damon.jpg
Johnny Damon is part of a small group to win World Series with both the Red Sox and Yankees, and he is coming to Hartford this week for a YMCA fundraising event.

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<![CDATA[Halloween Events Across Connecticut ]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:19:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
There are several Halloween events across the state.

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<![CDATA[Trail of Terror]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:19:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trail+of+Terror+Photo+Edited.jpg
The Trail of Terror, an outdoor haunted attraction, in Wallingford is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Sundays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Nov. 1.

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<![CDATA[Goldy's Serves Last Breakfasts ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:25:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/goldyslastdays101014.jpg
A New London favorite is serving its last breakfasts Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Chick-fil-a Opens First Connecticut Site]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:09:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/10814+Chick+fil+A+5.JPG
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<![CDATA[Thousands Expected at Hartford Marathon]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:17:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+marathon+start.jpg
Thousands of runners will be heading to Hartford this weekend for the Hartford Marathon.

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<![CDATA[Storms Don't Stop Lines at New Chick-fil-A]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:19:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10814+Chick+Fil+A+Edited.jpg
Storms on Wednesday morning didn't stop people from lining up outside the first Connecticut Chick-fil-A in Brookfield 24 hours in advance.]]>
<![CDATA[Get Your Apple Fritters! Southington Festival Reopens.]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:16:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/appleyapple.jpg
After rain closed Southington's Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sunday brings sunshine as two-weekend festival reopens.

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Opens in Brookfield Next Week]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:13:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/chick-149652889.jpg
Chick-fil-A will be opening its first stand-alone restaurant in Connecticut in Brookfield on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Dress Like a Zombie and Head to Putnam]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Flash-Mob-Walking-Dead-Escape-1.jpg
First Fridays, a weekly celebration series in Putnam, Connecticut, offers arts, cuisine and shopping to residents and visitors. But this week, people are being asked to “Stroll your decaying body across...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:41:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice-fatte-Ramsey-Mathew.jpg
It seems like everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice-flavored this and that. Take a look at the wackiest pumpkin-inspired culinary items that might be worth a try this season.]]>
<![CDATA[National Coffee Day Deals and Freebies]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:45:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/514727145.jpg
The start of the work week can be rough, but many coffee shops are offering free or inexpensive cups of coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day. Find out where you can get a discount on a your daily dose...

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<![CDATA[Iggy Azalea Comes to Foxwoods ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:43:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455835408.jpg
Female rap star Iggy Azalea is set to perform on Sunday evening at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket.

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<![CDATA[Record Turnout Expected at 5K Race in Madison]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/running+generic.jpg
Madison's annual Denali Run the Gantlet race is expecting a record turnout Sunday, and an extra heat is being added to accommodate more runners.]]>
<![CDATA[Learn How to Survive Zombies]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:08:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/zombie-generic.jpg
You can learn just about anything at your local library, including how to survive a zombie apocalypse.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Bikers Compete in Connecticut Cycling Festival]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:41:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/92114+Connecticut+Cycling+Festival+Edited.jpg
Hundreds of bicyclists are racing in the Connecticut Cycling Festival in Hartford Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:28:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/87992859.jpg
It's National Cheeseburger Day! If you are a burger connoisseur, you know there are many places to grab a mouthwatering, juicy cheeseburger in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Fondue “Dipping Grill” to Open at Mohegan Sun ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:10:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheesefondue14.jpg
The Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino will soon have another dining option available for guests.

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<![CDATA[Middletown Dance Team Wins National Championship]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:11:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cafferys+Dance+and+Gymnastics+School+Edit.jpg
A Connecticut team won That's Entertainment's national dance competition in early August at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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<![CDATA[2 Chick-fil-A Sites Open in October]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:45:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ChikFilABrookfieldEDIT.jpg
Chick-fil-A broke ground on its first Connecticut restaurant Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[New Restaurant Opening at Mohegan Sun]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:13:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheesefondue14.jpg
A new restaurant will open its doors at Mohegan Sun by the end of 2014.

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<![CDATA[North Pole Express Tickets Go on Sale]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:11:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Essex+steam+train.jpg
It's time to order tickets for the North Pole Express.]]>
<![CDATA[Norwalk Boat Show to Take to the Waters]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:21:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+boat+show_fixed.jpg
Norwalk Cove Marina will soon be even more of a boater's paradise as the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show takes to the waters Sept. 18 to 21.

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<![CDATA[BrewFest Comes to Mohegan Sun in October]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:41:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mohegan+Sun+Brewfest.jpg
If your mouth starts watering over the thought of a good beer, keep your schedule open for the weekend of Oct. 4, reach out to some friends and plan to head to Mohegan Sun.

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<![CDATA[ Coast Guard Band to Play Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture' at Concert]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:21:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fort+trumbull+beach.jpg
The United States Coast Guard is tuning their trumpets and warming up the woodwinds for a concert in New London later Sunday afternoon.]]>
<![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.”

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<![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 Fair Schedule]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:06:45 -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['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.

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<![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
From smart watches to tablet convertibles and a Kindle to download your textbooks, here's what you should know about back to school gear now on the market.]]>
<![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
Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste. The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000...

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo
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<![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.

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<![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.]]>