<![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 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:27:35 -0500 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:27:35 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:59:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451601919.jpg
How much do you know about pumpkins?

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<![CDATA[Naperville Passes New Late Night Liquor Laws]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:25:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bar-generic.jpg
Establishments face new rules on entry, beer sizes and shot sales.

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<![CDATA[Hot Doug's Serves its Last Gourmet Dog]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:04:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/Doug_Sohn_closed.jpg
Legendary Avondale hot dog stand closed its doors for good on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of Chicago PD]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:51:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago-PD-cast1.jpg
10/1/2014: LeeAnn Trotter talks to the stars of the hit NBC show as it prepares to kick off another season.]]>
<![CDATA[Riot Fest Billed $182,000 for Humboldt Park Repairs]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:55:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Riot+Fest+Michel+Dussack+%2820%29.jpg
Ground repairs cost more than three times than last year.]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions With Ben Feldman]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:54:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20Q_Ben-Feldman1.jpg
10/01/14: He was a mad man on Mad Men before he was a man looking for love in the new romantic comedy, "A to Z." Actor Ben Feldman plays 20 Questions with NBCChicago.com's BJ Lutz.]]>
<![CDATA["Chicago Fire" Cast Primed For New Season]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:27:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009046888_1200x675_335868995780.jpg
9/30/2014: The third season of "Chicago Fire" is already under way. LeeAnn Trotter gets a behind-the-scenes look at the hit NBC series.]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:41:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Chicago Singer Swivels Chairs on "The Voice"]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:45:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/John_Martin_voice.jpg
Three judges battle for forklift operator moonlighting as singer.

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<![CDATA[Pumpkins: From "Food of Last Resort" to Fall Flavor King]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:29:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451601919.jpg
Fall is in full swing and so is the seasonal menu staple no one can escape: pumpkin spice. The autumnal flavor, long found in pies, breads, and beers, experienced a boom in popularity in recent decades and...

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<![CDATA[National Coffee Day Deals and Freebies]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:45:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Hamburger Hop Kicks Off Chicago Gourmet]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:49:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hamburger_Hop_2014.jpg
9/26/2014: Chef John Hogan of River Roast restaurant shows NBC 5's Byron Miranda the secret recipe he's sure will take top prize at the annual Hamburger Hop.]]>
<![CDATA[Foodies Prep for 2014 Chicago Gourmet]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:50:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008954812_1200x675_333060163853.jpg
9/24/2014: Chicago's biggest celebration of wine and food kicks off this weekend in Millenium Park. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports]]>
<![CDATA[Bite Me: Niu B's Lamb Chop Robata Skewers]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:35:08 -0500 Niu B's Bone-In Lamb Chop Robata Skewers
What are they? Grilled skewers seasoned with Sea Salt, Pepper and Yakitori Sauce
Suggested pairing: Old Fashion of the East made with Yamazaki 12 year Japanese Whiskey, Fee Brother’s Whiskey Barrel-aged Bitters, Orange Flam Swatch ($12)
How much is it? $8
Niu B Sushi & Noodles, 888 S. Michigan Ave, 312-922-1127, @SushiNiu ]]>
Niu B's Bone-In Lamb Chop Robata Skewers
What are they? Grilled skewers seasoned with Sea Salt, Pepper and Yakitori Sauce
Suggested pairing: Old Fashion of the East made with Yamazaki 12 year Japanese Whiskey, Fee Brother’s Whiskey Barrel-aged Bitters, Orange Flam Swatch ($12)
How much is it? $8
Niu B Sushi & Noodles, 888 S. Michigan Ave, 312-922-1127, @SushiNiu ]]>
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You should eat something. Here are our favorite dishes from around Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[SNL Stars Tease the New Season]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:01:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008937561_1200x675_332500035894.jpg
Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and Bobby Moynihan chat with NBC 5's Lauren Petty about the season premiere of Saturday Night Live and changes for the show's cast this fall]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Fire's Eamonn Walker Previews Season 3 Premiere]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:58:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008937626_1200x675_332507715977.jpg
Chicago Fire's Eamonn Walker (Battalion Chief Wallace Boden) visits Marion Brooks on the NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. to preview tonight's big season premiere of Chicago Fire]]>
<![CDATA[Fallon Agrees to Bring "The Tonight Show" to Chicago]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:37:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rahm_Fallon_6-3.jpg
Reading of 2.7 million books by Chicago school kids meant late night host lost friendly wager with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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<![CDATA[Vaughn Lists $14.9M Chicago Penthouse]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:29:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/celeb-endorse-P10.jpg
Actor attempts to sell home for $10 million less than he originally listed it for in 2011.

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<![CDATA[Naperville Postpones Vote on Alcohol Sales]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:22:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nightclub-generic-partygoer.jpg
Lawmakers consider closing bars earlier.

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<![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.

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<![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
St. Charles residents got a glimpse of Hollywood over the weekend as Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg secretly tied the knot at the iconic Hotel Baker Sunday.

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<![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
Williams, who spent early childhood in Chicago, died Monday at the age of 63.

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<![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
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[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
Work to build the museum atop 17 acres adjacent to Soldier Field and Lake Michigan could unearth potentially cancer-causing chemicals from debris dating back to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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<![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
Lollapalooza promoter, Chicago Park District still assessing conditions.

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<![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
More than 300,000 people expected to pack Grant Park for annual music festival.

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<![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
Most veteran Lollapaloozians know that the real party starts when the festival closes each night.

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<![CDATA[Beware of Lollapalooza Fake Ticket Scams]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:04:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/175330851.jpg
Several ticket seekers victimized by criminals on Craigslist.

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<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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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