<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - 1st Look]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/feature/1st-look http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:21 -0400 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:21 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Shopping Guide: Where to Shop in NYC]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:36:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-Shopping-Guide.jpg 1st Look host Audrina Patridge shows you where to shop this season in New York City. Find coveted Mansur Gavriel bags at No. 6, one-of-a-kind jewelry at Wendy Nichol, and socially conscious fashion at Figue. ]]> <![CDATA[This Fall on 1st Look]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:24:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1LK_FALL_SEASON_WEB_PROMO.jpg We've got a sneak preview of the new season of 1st Look. The season premiere airs Saturday, September 27, after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Get a Taste of Our Best Bites (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:27:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-3243-Best-Bites.jpg Audrina takes a look back some our favorite eating experiences on 1st Look. Fried Cheese Curds at Cow and the Curd in Philly, The General in NYC, and lobster rolls at Connie and Teds in LA.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: We're Sharing Our Best Bites]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:54:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3243_WEB_PROMO.jpg Join host Audrina Patridge as she unveils some of 1st Look's best bites. Watch Saturday after Saturday Night Live on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Who's Got The Best Style on TV?]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:33:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-3246-SHOPBOP.jpg All eyes will be on the Emmys fashion working its way down the red carpet, but Audrina and PEOPLE magazine's Andrea Lavinthal hand out high honors to the best dressed "characters" from this year's Emmy season.]]> <![CDATA[Entertainment Weekly's Emmy Predictions]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-3246-MEETA.jpg Meeta Agrawal, executive editor of Entertainment Weekly, provides us with her picks from this year's crop of Emmy Award nominees.]]> <![CDATA[Uzo Aduba Reveals What She Can't Live Without]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:51:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-3246-UZO.jpg Emmy-nominated actress Uzo Aduba from "Orange Is The New Black" discusses the hit show, her rise to fame, and a few things she just can't live without. Don't miss 1st Look this Saturday after SNL and 1st Look LIVE on The Red Carpet Monday, August 25th 7PM EST / 4PM PST, on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Seth Meyers on Emmys: I'm as Good as My Jokes]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:19:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/1LK-3246-SETH.jpg Our own Jackie Tranchida sits down with Emmy Awards host Seth Meyers to find out what it's like to emcee television's biggest night. Don't miss 1st Look Saturday after SNL and 1st Look LIVE on The Red Carpet Monday, August 25th 7PM EST / 4PM PST, on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Glam Hairstyles for The Emmys]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:51:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-Conair.jpg Our own Lilliana Vazquez tries out the Conair Curl Secret for a perfect finish to her fabulous look for the Emmys.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Get Ready For The Emmys]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:55:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3246_WEB_PROMO.jpg 1st Look is celebrating TV's big night. Join host Audrina Patridge as she gets ready for 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Watch Saturday after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Serious Sammies (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:16:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/EFLK3241H_BESTSANDWICHES.jpg We're taking you to try some of the best sandwiches in the country.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Chow Down on Some Serious Sammies]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:32:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3241_WEB_PROMO.jpg Don't miss an all-new 1st Look this Saturday after Saturday Night Live on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Fried Goodness]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:40:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/EFLK3239H-still.jpg Audrina Patridge gets a taste of all things fried, at Philly's Cow and The Curd, Roy Choi's A-Frame in LA, Chicago's GT Fish & Oyster, the famous Willie Mae's in New Orleans, and Dale Talde's Pork Slope in Brooklyn. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Indulge In The Best Fried Foods]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:34:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3239_WEB_PROMO.JPG This week on 1st Look, we're trying out the best fried foods in the country. Don't miss it Saturday after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Adult Camp (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:19:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-Adult-Camp-FULL.jpg Pack up the smores, 1st Look's off to the best adult camps around! Featuring Space Camp in Alabama, Camp Wandawega in Illinois, and Great Horror Camp in LA.]]> <![CDATA[Rock Out at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:33:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1STLOOK_3245_RRFC_WEB.jpg With music legend intrsuctors like Lita Ford and Zakk Wylde, Audrina Patridge lives out her Rock 'N' Rock Fantasy at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp.]]> <![CDATA[Camp Wandawega Is Summer Camp For Adults]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:33:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/211*120/1STLOOK_3245_WANDAWEGA_WEB.jpg There aren't any camp counselors here, and there's a lot of alcohol. Experience the great outdoors at a summer camp for adults!]]> <![CDATA[Dare To Try The Great Horror Campout]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:33:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1STLOOK_3245_HORRORCAMP_WEB.jpg The only challenge in this adult camp is surviving the night. Watch and see if our very own Jackie Tranchida makes it out alive. ]]> <![CDATA[Blast Off To Space Camp]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/211*120/1STLOOK_3245_SPACECAMP_WEB.jpg Audrina heads to Space Camp where she gets full-on astronaut training. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: We're Off To Camp]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-Adult-Camp.png This week on an all-new 1st Look, we're off to adult camp. From space camp to sleeping with monsters, host Audrina Patridge is trying it all. Watch 1st Look Saturday after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Producers' Picks (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EFLK3244H-still.jpg On this episode of 1st Look, the producers pick their favorite moments from the season. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: It's Producers' Picks]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/1LK-ProducersPick.png This week on an all-new 1st Look, the producers pick their favorite moments. Tune in after Saturday after SNL on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Get a Taste of The Best Brunches In Town]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:26:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-Brunch-REUPLOAD.jpg Come along with host Audrina Patridge as she searches the country for the best brunches. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Try The Best Brunches]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:56:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3234_WEB_PROMO.jpg Catch 1st Look this Saturday after SNL on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Ample Hills Creamery]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:29:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/1LK-Ample-Hills.jpg

This weekend, go check out the utterly delicious Ample Hills Creamery ice cream with a brand new location in hipstery Gowanus complete with plentiful outdoor space.  Born from the wildly popular Prospect Heights shop, Ample Hills also has a kiosk at Pier 5  in Brooklyn Bridge Park and a new ice cream book out, titled "Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop," written by AHC's husband-and-wife co-owners Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna, together with co-author and illustrator Lauren Kaelin.  Part cookbook, part narrative, the book features recipes for Ample Hills' signature flavors like Salted Crack Caramel and The Munchies, as well as a few new ice cream creations.  The Gowanus location is a huge two-story space which houses the manufacturing facility as well as a scoop shop and a multi-function space for classes, parties, and events. Delicious!

For more info, visit AmpleHills.com.

Photo Credit: Lucy Schaeffer]]>
<![CDATA[Visit The Most Fun Themed Restaurants]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:52:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1LK-Sammy%27s-Tenderloin.jpg Add a little entertainment to your reservation. Audrina Patridge visits some of the most fun themed restaurants around the country.]]> <![CDATA[Explore The Best Water Activities]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:50:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/EFLK3240H-still.jpg Audrina Patridge makes some waves, swimming with the Aqualillies, trying out flyboarding, even transforming into a mermaid, and so much more. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Shuko Pop-Up Restaurant]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:39:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/shuko-popup.jpg

If you are heading out East to the Hamptons this summer, be sure to check out the delightfully refreshing Shuko pop-up restaurant in East Hampton in the Highway Diner & Bar space, a location known to all for the tank out front.  Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, formerly of Neta and Masa, were inspired by their travels through Japan and came up with a new sushi concept for the summer ahead of their planned opening for Shuko in the city this fall, which will feature kaiseki and sushi.  The summer menu features omakase favorites and small and large plates from the kitchen, all with a nod to Long Island’s summer bounty.

Look out for an utterly delicious specialty dish of whole branzino with clams and roasted tomatoes, and tasty summer tempura and teppanyaki.  On the booze front, while guests can enjoy sake and Japanese beer, the team has also put together an inventive menu of cocktails with a Japanese twist. The cocktail names are a nod to Japan and incorporate ingredients such as matcha green tea, ginger, and Japanese whiskey.

The room is easy breezy and inviting, and you just might see Jay and Beyonce, Gwyneth, or the Seinfelds enjoying the scene.  For more info, go to ShukoNYC.com.

<![CDATA[New England Flavors In Santa Monica at Connie & Ted's]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:24:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-Connie-Teds.jpg Chef Michael Cimarusti opens a New England-style fish shack celebrating his grandparents in Santa Monica. ]]> <![CDATA[GT Fish and Oyster Has Fried Goodness Down]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:54:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-3239-GTFISHANDOYSTERS_WEB.jpg GT Fish and Oyster in Chicago serves the best seafood in town, with classic fish and chips and an unforgettable oyster fritter slider.]]> <![CDATA[Cook Your Luck With LUCKYRICE]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:53:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-Lucky-Rice.jpg Looking to cook a lucky meal? Audrina teams up with LUCKYRICE's Danielle Chang and The General's executive chef Hung Huynh to make a meal with luck (and flavor) to spare.]]> <![CDATA[Fried Cheese Curds and Beer Are The Perfect Pairing]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:51:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1LK-3239-COWANDTHECURD_WEB.jpg Audrina serves up fried cheese curds from The Cow and The Curd to a hungry beer-loving crowd at Yards Brewing Company in Philly.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look at Food and Wine's Best New Chefs Awards]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:33:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-BNC-WEB-FINAL.jpg Food and Wine magazine revealed their 2014 Best New Chefs and 1st Look was there to celebrate.]]> <![CDATA[Sit For a Jazz Brunch at Commander's Palace]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:32:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-3231-COMMANDERS_PALACE-WEB.jpg Commander's Palace has been serving New Orleans some of the best brunch in the south for over 100 years. So Audrina stopped in to see what all that jazz is about.`]]> <![CDATA[It’s a Non-Stop Party at The Palace]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:31:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thepalace_722x406_2168759762.jpg Drama and drag queens may be something you'd typically avoid, but when it's time for brunch on South Beach, it's all the rage! The Palace in Miami is a show not to be missed with unlimited mimosas, incredible food, and a non-stop performance from the prettiest queens in town. It's not just delicious, it's diva-licious! The Palace 1200 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 / 305-531-7234 ]]> <![CDATA[A Brunch Cook Off To Remember at Ela]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:23:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-3234-ELA.jpg Think you're ready to take on a Top Chef? Audrina battles it out with Jason Cichonski at Philadelphia's Ela Restaurant. ]]> <![CDATA[Miss Lily's Brings Jamaican Fare To a City Brunch Crowd]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:09:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/217*120/1LK-Miss-Lilys.jpg Ready for a taste of the islands in Manhattan? Jamaican flavors are abound when Audrina visits Greenwich Village's Miss Lily's. ]]> <![CDATA[MB Post In Manhattan Beach Is a Brunch You Can't Miss]]> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/OH-MBPost.jpg Are you ready for the best brunch in Manhattan Beach? Audrina hits up MB Post to make some delicious french toast with Chef David LeFevre.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: The Coolest Jobs In The Country]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:08:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1st-Look-Cool-jobs.jpg Take a break from "the man" and check out some the coolest jobs from around the country. Watch as Audrina Patridge becomes a magician's apprentice at the Magic Castle in LA, and dances her way on to the court as a dancer for the Chicago Bulls, and more!]]> <![CDATA[Train With The Luvabulls]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:03:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1LK-3242-LUVABULLS.jpg Got what it takes to be Chicago Bulls dancer? Audrina joins the Luvabulls on the court. See if she makes the cut!]]> <![CDATA[Try Your Hand at Magic at The Magic Castle]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:33:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1LK-3242-MAGICCASTLE.jpg Audrina visits the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and gets a lesson in magic.]]> <![CDATA[What It Takes To Be a "People" Fashion Editor]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:33:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK-3242-PEOPLEMAG.jpg Audrina Patridge delves into the fashion world and visits People Style Watch to see if being a fashion editor is just as glam as it appears to be. After a stop at the Paige Denim showroom and Dream Dry, it might just be!]]> <![CDATA[Swim With Beluga Whales at Georgia Aquarium]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:33:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK-3242-GEORGIAAQUARIUM.jpg Audrina heads to the Georgia Aquarium and works alongside the trainers of some amazing animals. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Check Out The Coolest Jobs]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:18:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1LK_3242_WEB_PROMO.jpg This week on an all-new 1st Look, Audrina Patridge takes on some of the country's best jobs. Watch Saturday after SNL.]]> <![CDATA[The Secret to Arepas at Caracas]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:30:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3241_CARACAS.jpg Get a taste of Venezuela with an arepa at Caracas in Brooklyn. An arepa is a Venezuelan sandwich that's packed with flavorful fillings. ]]> <![CDATA[Acadia's Lobster Roll Is Simply Perfection]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:33:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3241_ACADIA.jpg The lobster roll at Acadia in Chicago is the reason to visit this modern American restaurant with approachable high-end fare. ]]> <![CDATA[Get a Mouthful of Cochon Butcher's Muffuletta]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1STLOOK_3241_COCHON.jpg Cochon Butcher is not your ordinary butcher shop. It's a Cajun meat market where you can have a meal! The muffuletta, the sandwich of New Orleans, will blow most sandwiches out of the water. ]]> <![CDATA[Little Muenster's Grilled Cheeses Are Big on Flavor]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:30:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3241_LITTLEMUENSTER.jpg Ever had a super fancy grilled cheese sandwich? At Little Muenster, the ingredients come together for some incredible, untraditional grilled cheese sandwiches. ]]> <![CDATA[Ramen Burger, So How Is It Really?]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:30:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3241_RAMEN.jpg The ramen burger is the newest food craze and we hit Smorgasburg in Brooklyn to see what all the hype is about. Watch to see the verdict. ]]>