<![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, 04 May 2016 11:32:29 -0400 Wed, 04 May 2016 11:32:29 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[6 Best Buys for Mother's Day]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:13:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-129308937.jpg
It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money...

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<![CDATA[Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:41:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MistyCopelandBarbie_3_361778.jpg
Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, now has her very own Barbie doll. The doll is a part of the Barbie "Sheroes" program, which creates dolls in the likeness...

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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:22:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg
Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of...

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<![CDATA[Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:02:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cracker+Jacks+Prize.jpg
It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned...

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<![CDATA[Optical Illusion Puzzles Thousands on Social Media]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:07:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A new optical illusion has set social media ablaze and it has nothing to do with the color of a dress.

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<![CDATA[Lake Compounce Giving Away Free Tickets ]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:04:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/lake+compounce+1.jpg
If you’re in need of a morning coffee, you could also wind up with some free Lake Compounce tickets.

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<![CDATA[New Haven to Hold Dragon Boat Regatta, Food Truck Festival]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:07:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dragon+Boat+1+Edited.jpg
The New Haven Food Truck Festival was a success last year and the city is expanding the event this summer with the addition of the inaugural Dragon Boat Regatta.

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<![CDATA[Manhattan, Chicago Are Priciest Places to Wed: Survey]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:10:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wedding-dress.jpg
Manhattan and Chicago are the two most expensive places to get married in the United States, but the affair will likely cost a pretty penny no matter the location, according to a new survey.

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<![CDATA[Shelton Family Wins HGTV Dream Home]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:00:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rennie+family+hgtv+home+1200.jpg
The chances of winning the HGTV dream home are one in 127 million, but that was enough for a Shelton family.

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<![CDATA[Burger King Releases 'Angriest Whopper' Yet]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 21:44:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Angriest+Whopper.jpg
How hot can you handle?

Burger King diners can now test their limits with the launch of the company's Angriest Whopper which has hot sauced baked right into the red colored bun.

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<![CDATA['Married on the Move': Couple Weds on NBC's 'Today']]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:21:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Screen-Shot-2016-03-24-at-11.56.30-AM1.jpg
One lucky couple got "married on the move" in front of NBC's "Today" show's audience Thursday morning. The "big fat" wedding celebration was in honor of the March release of Universal Picture's "My Big Fat Greek...
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<![CDATA[The Best Easter Chocolate, as Decided by a Toddler]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc-news-easter-candy-taste-test.jpg
What's the best Easter chocolate? NBC News asked a 3-year-old who hasn't been allowed to eat that much candy. For their test, consumer reporter Ben Popken and his son Milo came up with an exacting scientific...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Chicago River Dyed Green]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:45:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ezgif-1083319463.gif
For more than 40 years, the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers have dyed the Chicago River green to kick off the city's St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration. The union began dumping dye into the river at 9 a.m.
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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Recipes to Add Irish Flavor]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:40:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stpattysfoodtoday-food-al-roker-150313-04.jpg
Celebrating St. Patrick's is the perfect excuse to throw an Irish-themed party.These food and drink recipes will help you add some authentic and modern flavor to your St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream is the Latest Free Spring Treat]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:54:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/469718494-ben-jerrys-free-cone-day.jpg
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with a sweet treat? Ben & Jerry's is the latest company to offer up some free goodies with its annual Free Cone Day, set for Tuesday. Dairy Queen,...

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<![CDATA[No Booze Allowed on Metro-North on St. Patrick’s Day]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:19:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metro_north_still_011315.jpg
Metro-North is warning anyone who will be taking the trains on Saint Patrick’s Day to leave the booze at home or MTA police might confiscate it.

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<![CDATA[Shamrock's Good Luck: St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:44:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_835044505278-st-patricks-day-lede.gif
March 17 is St. Patrick's Day and each year millions celebrate by dressing in green, hanging shamrock decorations and downing a few pints of beer at a local Irish pub. More than a cause for good cheer,

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day by the Numbers]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:35:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/stp-GettyImages-163880461.jpg
On March 17, millions of people across the United States, Irish or not, will revel in the celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Here are some numbers that look at the history, the money,...

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Through the Years]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:03:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/StPatricksDayDenver1-GettyImages-515121422.jpg
Each year, millions of emerald-clad revelers across the U.S. take to the streets to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Whether it's attending New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17-- the oldest and...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day Set for Saturday]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:44:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pardestill031016.jpg
The St. Patrick's Day in Hartford is this Saturday, but it's much more than a parade.]]>
<![CDATA[Saint Patrick’s Day Events Across Connecticut]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:22:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/St-Patricks-Day-Generic1.jpg
If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Connecticut, here are some of the best places where you can go green and drink green beers on this special day.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's New Ice Cream Flavors]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:07:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ben-jerrys-new-trio-of-cores-1.jpg
Ben & Jerry's took to its new Snapchat account to announce the addition of three new flavors to its popular "Core" series. The new flavors are a "twist on some classic baked goods" with "decadent chunks...

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<![CDATA[IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day Tues.]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 20:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_298947245.jpg
Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes and help a worthy cause.

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Creates 'Cell Phone Coop Challenge']]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/030216+nbc+blue+background+ChickFilA.jpg
Chick-fil-A locations across the country have started a "Cell Phone Coop Challenge" to encourage customers to spend less time on their smartphones, and more time with their families.

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<![CDATA[Church Where 'Still of the Night' Was Recorded Celebrates Anniversary ]]> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:49:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Catholic-Church-generic-win.jpg
The Five Satins recorded the iconic blues ballad “In the Still of the Night” 60 years ago this month in the basement of St. Bernadette Church in New Haven, and the lead singer is returning to the church for...]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Drink Wine Day in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:16:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/white-wine-generic-186205780.jpg
Today is national drink wine day and there are plenty of wineries in in Connecticut to enjoy.

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<![CDATA[Panhandling for Dates on Subway]]> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/subway+car+doors+feet.JPG
New York City straphangers may be accustomed to panhandlers on the subway -- and probably ignore most of them -- but one woman recently managed to get riders' attention when she begged for something unusual:...

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<![CDATA[Millennials Drink Half Wine Bought in America]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:43:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wine-GettyImages-495793758.jpg
American millennials are buying more wine, which is helping to spur the wine industry, NBC News reported. The group, between the ages of 21 to 38, consumed almost 160 million cases, or 42 percent, of all...

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:11:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday...

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<![CDATA[Not Just Chocolates and Roses: Unique V-Day Gifts ]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:09:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/v-day-gifts-th.jpg
Forget the overpriced floral bouquets and cheap drugstore chocolates and give your loved one a unique gift that will make them swoon on Valentine's Day. From the posh to the practical, here are some gift...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Flowers]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:16:42 -0400 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[Retailers Leap on 'Leap Day' to Offer Deals]]> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:23:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/margGetty-481602157.jpg
When you are born on Feb. 29, you only get to celebrate your birthday every four years. You are a "leapling." So when your day does finally roll around, you want to celebrate.

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<![CDATA[No Child Left Inside Winter Festival]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:01:48 -0400 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 14:40:34 -0400 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 13:13:15 -0400 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 08:12:36 -0400 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 19:27:29 -0400 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 18:53:39 -0400 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 11:02:15 -0400 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 19:30:47 -0400 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 10:13:01 -0400 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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