<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:15:25 -0500 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:15:25 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Celebrity Chef Graham Elliott Talks Chicago Gourmet]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:53:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008823454_1200x675_329390659680.jpg
Local chef and TV personality Graham Elliott joins Stefan Holt on the NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. to share his excitement about the upcoming Chicago Gourmet event and to spill the beans on how he's training for...]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions with Graham Elliot]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stefan_elliott.jpg
The celebrity chef stopped by NBC 5 to talk food and the Chicago Marathon. Stefan Holt grabbed him for a round of 20 questions. Find out some new things about Graham.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Tailgating With Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WW-pizza-pretzels.jpg
Combine pizza and pretzels and marinara dipping sauce into an easy to eat tailgating treat

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Garth Brooks Kicks Off 11-City Tour in Rosemont]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:41:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Garth_Brooks_9-4.jpg
Country music superstar Garth Brooks is dusting off the cobwebs from a 13-year concert hiatus with a show Thursday night at Rosemont's Allstate Arena.]]>
<![CDATA[North Coast Music Festival 2014 ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:01:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NCMF_2014_blurb.jpg
The North Coast Music Festival, officially dubbed as "Summer's Last Stand," took over Union Park over Labor Day Weekend.

Photo Credit: NickiButkusPhotography.com]]>
<![CDATA[Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg Wed in St. Charles]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:07:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jenny_Mccarthy_donnie.jpg
Bride and groom get surprise picture with hip hop star.

Photo Credit: Kane County Chronicle ]]>
<![CDATA[Snoop Dogg Crashes Chicago Hindu Wedding]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:29:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Snoop_Dogg_wedding.jpg
Bride and groom get surprise picture with hip hop star.]]>
<![CDATA[Filmmakers Seek To Make Bucket Boys Documentary]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:35:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bucket_boys-film.jpg
You may have heard them while walking down the streets of Chicago. They sound like a drum line, but not in a marching band. Now a pair of film makers want to tell the “Bucket Boys” story. NBC 5’s Lee...]]>
<![CDATA[Air & Water Show's Practice Day Draws Crowds]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:55:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008420969_1200x675_318500931581.jpg
08/15/14: Friday isn't even an official event day, but the pilots and parachuters making practice runs above Chicago still draw oohs and ahhs. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Why The Blue Angels Like Chicago]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:13:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008418916_1200x675_318445123641.jpg
08/15/14: The Blue Angels headline the 2015 Chicago Air & Water Show. Lcdr. Michael Chang joined the NBC 5 NEWS TODAY to talk about why Chicago is a special place for an airshow and the precision needed to...]]>
<![CDATA[It's "Can-Struction" Season in Chicago]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:57:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/canstruction-2014-1.jpg
8/14/14: Canstruction teams design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10'x10'x8' space. The items are later donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Remembers Native Son Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:09:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/new-recut-robin-williams-1951-2014.jpg
It was on-screen where the majority of us came to marvel at the brilliance of Robin Williams: As Mork from the planet Ork, radio disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer, educators John Keating and Sean Maguire,...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Bite Me: Ani's Takoyaki]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:26:37 -0500 Ani's Takoyaki
What's in it? Octopus beignets, tonkatsu sauce, bonito, kizami. Takoyaki is Japanese street food snack that originated in Osaka. At Ani in Lakeview, Chef Shin Matusa adds togarashi puffed rice for added texture inside with the octopus. After the beignets are cooked on the stove top, they are cooled and then quickly flash fried to give them a crispy exterior, then finished with tonkatsu sauce and bonito flakes.
Suggested pairing: Ani's house sake, Ichi No Torii (brewed exclusively for Ani and Arami) $10 per glass; $27 for 300 ml bottle.
How much is it? $9
Ani, 3056 N. Lincoln Avenue, 872-206-8553, @AniChicago ]]>
Ani's Takoyaki
What's in it? Octopus beignets, tonkatsu sauce, bonito, kizami. Takoyaki is Japanese street food snack that originated in Osaka. At Ani in Lakeview, Chef Shin Matusa adds togarashi puffed rice for added texture inside with the octopus. After the beignets are cooked on the stove top, they are cooled and then quickly flash fried to give them a crispy exterior, then finished with tonkatsu sauce and bonito flakes.
Suggested pairing: Ani's house sake, Ichi No Torii (brewed exclusively for Ani and Arami) $10 per glass; $27 for 300 ml bottle.
How much is it? $9
Ani, 3056 N. Lincoln Avenue, 872-206-8553, @AniChicago ]]>
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You should eat something. Here are our favorite dishes from around Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:27:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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 07:27:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
Students and their families say registering for graduation gifts they need for dorm and school life helps them manage the growing costs associated with leaving home; average spending on furniture, supplies...]]>
<![CDATA[Lucas Museum Construction Could Unearth Dangerous Pollutants]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/george+lucas+museum+site.jpg
A day after the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art was awarded to Chicago, opposition is beginning to build.]]>
<![CDATA[National Flute Convention Comes To Chicago]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:56:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008315971_1200x675_316229187772.jpg
8/7/2014: There's music in the air in Chicago this week as hundreds of flute players hit the high notes. NBC 5's Lee Ann Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Movie Night Picnic In The Park]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:11:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/225*120/WWCaprese2.jpg
Fill a picnic basket with simple snacks, prepared dishes and desserts for movie night in the park.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Lollapallooza 2014 Aftershows, Parties and Lounges]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 01:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lolla_2014_delta_rae.jpg
The Lollapalooza party wasn't relegated to Grant Park. The stars were hanging all over the city.

Photo Credit: Matt Reeves]]>
<![CDATA[R. Kelly Cameo Helps Close Out Lollapalooza]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:18:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/AP313739314383_0.jpg
Chance the Rapper brings fellow Chicagoan on stage during closing headlining set.

Photo Credit: Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Grant Park Suffers More Damage Than Lolla 2013]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:49:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lolla_mud_2014.jpg
A New Jersey mom returned home to find her new nanny passed out drunk and her crying son wearing a soiled diaper, police said Saturday. The 50-year-old nanny was arrested Friday on charges including endangering...

Photo Credit: sterdav/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Lollapalooza 2014 Kicks Off in Grant Park]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:11:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lolla_2014_1.jpg
Lollapalooza could get wet and muddy-- again.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Black Harvest Film Festival Kicks Off]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:05:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/harvest_film_fest.jpg
8/1/2014: Month-long festival screens 50 films by black directors including features, shorts and documentaries. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Your Photos: Lollapalooza 2014]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:35:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lollagram_2014.jpg
Email your Lollapalooza photos to isee@nbcchicago.com or tag your Instagram photos #chicagogram.]]>
<![CDATA[Lollapalooza After-Parties Keep the Music Going]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/171879283.jpg
Several ticket seekers victimized by criminals on Craigslist.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Beware of Lollapalooza Fake Ticket Scams]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:04:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/175330851.jpg
This year’s Lollapalooza festival will have Chicago streets flowing with fans, but several streets in the South Loop will be closed to traffic thanks to the weekend festival.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
Passengers in a car traveling through Topsfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning had a frightening ordeal when an ax became lodged in their windshield. They were driving on Route 95 southbound around...

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Preps for 10th Chicago Anniversary]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:03:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lollapalooza-generic-2012.jpg
Retail store offers Lollapalooza gear before, during and after music festival.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Live Lollapalooza Cam]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:17:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lollapalooza_cam.jpg
Watch the Lollapalooza action in Grant Park from the setup to the actual festival, live on our Willis Tower camera.

Photo Credit: julianrobert/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[LollaShop Pops Up on State Street]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:19:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lollashop_2014.jpg
Watch the Lollapalooza action in Grant Park from the setup to the actual festival, live on our Willis Tower camera.

Photo Credit: Jason Little Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Lauryn Hill Tosses Fan From Chicago Concert]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lauryn+hill-722.jpg
Grammy Award-winning singer Lauryn Hill demands respect from her audience, even if they don't feel she's respected their schedules.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Jay-Z and Beyonce Dine at Chicago Cut Steakhouse]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:35:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edtAP132961142097.jpg
Couple visits Chicago for a Soldier Field concert Thursday night.

Photo Credit: Invision for Parkwood Entertainm]]>
<![CDATA[One Fan's Quest for Garth Brooks Tickets]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:30:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP444604202714.jpg
Finding tickets to see a popular musician, like, say, Garth Brooks in concert is akin to navigating the Bermuda Triangle— the task can seem daunting , there are a number of avenues to get you to where...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:39:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MObamaBike.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Lucinda Williams Performs in Impromptu Chicago Show]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:24:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/l_willaims5+722.jpg
Lucinda Williams wasn’t going to leave her fans hanging after her performance at the Taste of Chicago was canceled Saturday due to weather.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[2014 North Michigan Avenue Art Festival]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:44:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/North+Michigan+Ave+Art+9.jpg
Sculptures, Musicians, Painters and Photographers gather for the 23rd annual North Michigan Avenue Art Festival to exhibit their pieces in Pioneer Court.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Walk-Morris]]>
<![CDATA[Stores Offer Free Slurpees, Sandwiches and Discounted Doughnuts]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:25:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/slurpeeEDIT.jpg
Who doesn't like free food?

This week, 7-11, Chick-Fil-A and Krispy Kreme are offering some pretty great deals on free snacks, drinks, sandwiches and more.

Photo Credit: 7-Eleven]]>
<![CDATA[2014 Taste of Chicago Music]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:42:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/taste_Misc_041.jpg
Check out some of the musical entertainment from the 2014 Taste of Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Farmers Market Recipes]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:02:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/236*120/WWFarmersMarketSpread2.jpg
Create three easy farm-to-table recipes with produce from your local farmers market.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Matrix Creators to Film Portion of Netflix Series in Chicago]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:49:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lana+and+Andy+Wachowski.jpg
The Wachowski siblings will be in Chicago this week to film scenes for a new Netflix sci-fi drama "Sense8."

Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Giant Family-Sized Burger]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:46:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/AvacadoBurger.JPG
Grill your own family sized burger for a big holiday weekend meal.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>