<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:43:16 -0600 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:43:16 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Last-Minute Spring Break Getaway Ideas]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/st+louis+arch-722.JPG
Travel expert Colleen Kelly has destination suggestions that may not be top-of-mind when you're thinking about Spring Break.

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<![CDATA[IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:44:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/national+pancake+day1.jpg
Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes and help a worthy cause.]]>
<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Petition for More Shows]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:12:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/gratefuldead.jpg
Grateful Dead fans say the band’s three farewell shows in Chicago aren’t enough to say goodbye and celebrate 50 years of music.

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<![CDATA[Madonna to Hit Chicago on New Tour]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:21:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/caida-madonna-premios-brit-awards-londres-inglaterra-2.jpg
Madonna on Sunday announced dates for her 35-city "Rebel Heart" Tour, including a Sept. 28 stop at the United Center in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular Bakery's Recipes Stolen]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:12:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0227-2015-Cruffin.jpg
Binders containing hundreds of sweet recipes mysteriously disappeared overnight from Mr. Holmes Bakeshop, a three-month-old start-up in San Francisco's Tenderloin that's growing in popularity.

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<![CDATA[Go Inside Chicago's New Loews Hotel]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:11:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/loews-hotel.jpg
The new Streeterville hotel is inspired by a poem. NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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<![CDATA[KFC to Serve Edible Coffee Cups in U.K.]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:29:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/kfc+edible+coffee+cup+scoff-ee.jpg
Chicken lovers in the United Kingdom have a new treat to try -- edible coffee cups that will be served at KFC restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Stars With Chicago Connections Win Oscars]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:14:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/oscars-464186170.jpg
Common, Patricia Arquette and Graham Moore among the winners at Sunday night's 87th Annual Academy Awards.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Chicken Selects Return to Menu Nationwide]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:58:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+chicken+selects.jpg
Oak Brook-based McDonald's announced the return of the breaded chicken strips known as Chicken Selects to its menus in early March.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Ranks Among Top American Cities for Music Lovers]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:49:02 -0600 Rock On: | The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival kicks off Chicago's outdoor street fest season. The party is located steps from the Belmont Red Line "El" stop and the fun goes down Saturday and Sunday.]]> Rock On: | The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival kicks off Chicago's outdoor street fest season. The party is located steps from the Belmont Red Line "El" stop and the fun goes down Saturday and Sunday.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/music-festival-generic.jpg
Conde Nast Traveler ranks Chicago at number 11 in its top 15 American Cities for Music Lovers.

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<![CDATA[#VinnyDippin Invites Vince Vaughn to Take Polar Plunge]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:30:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*163/Jimmy_Vince_Chicago+PolarPlunge.jpg
Could actor Vince Vaughn take the plunge?

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<![CDATA[SoCal Flash Mob Tango's in LAX]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:45:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Terminal-Tango-021515.JPG
A group of 40 local dancers took the tango to a SoCal airport terminal on Sunday to spread the Valentine's Day spirit.

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<![CDATA[Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:12:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wilco_2009_01-hr.jpg
The 10th annual Pitchfork Music Festival – taking place at Union Park from July 17-19 – announced its lineup.

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<![CDATA[True Love, Caught on Camera: Creative Public Proposals Go Viral]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:41:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ellen+proposal.jpg
As Valentine's Day approaches we decided to take a look at public marriage proposals over the past year.
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<![CDATA[What To Do: Valentine's Day in Chicago]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:26:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/109082240.jpg
Whether you're coupled up or completely avoiding the holiday, we've covered all the bases for surviving Valentine's Day in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Dog Runs Away From Home, Tracks Down Owner With Cancer in Hospital]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:53:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_hospitaldog0212001_700x394.jpg
A miniature Schnauzer ran away from its Iowa home to track down its owner, who was recovering from cancer in a nearby hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.]]>
<![CDATA[Roger Ebert's Legacy Lives On]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:58:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011071564_1200x675_401444931832.jpg
Chaz Ebert, the wife of Chicago’s most famous film critic, Roger Ebert, hopes to make sure her husband's legacy lives on. NBC Chicago’s LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA["Death Star" is Legoland's Latest Mega Addition]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:51:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Death+Star+Legoland.JPG
Legoland's latest attraction is made up of more than 500,000 Lego pieces, weighs more than 1,900 pounds and took a crew of construction workers to assemble.]]>
<![CDATA[AC/DC to Perform Concert at Wrigley Field ]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:20:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ACDC+wrigley+field.jpg
The hard rock band will play their first ever performance at Wrigley Field on Sept. 15 as part of their "Rock or Bust" world tour.

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<![CDATA[NoCal City's Humorous Traffic Signs]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:45:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/signs2.jpg
A Northern California city is using humor to get drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention. The City of Hayward has placed traffic signs along a downhill boulevard that read "35 — It's a speed limit,...

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<![CDATA[Amphibians Exhibit Comes to Shedd Aquarium in May]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:01:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Amazon+Milk+Frog.jpg
A new exhibit featuring 40 species of amphibians comes to the Shedd Aquarium in May.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Newest "SNL" Ice Cream: Wayne'Swirled]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:12:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/229*120/wayneswirled.jpg
In celebration of "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary, Ben & Jerry's unveiled two "SNL" sketch-inspired flavors: Lazy Sunday and Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch.

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<![CDATA[Say "I Love You" With Your Smartphone This Valentine's Day]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:07:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/valentines-chocolate-469002943.jpg
Want to make your Valentine feel extra special? Skip the usual postcards at the pharmacy and instead create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day card using an app. Here are ten easy apps that offer fun and unique...

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<![CDATA[Buddy Guy to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Grammys]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:18:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/458822128.jpg
His name is synonymous with Chicago blues and on Sunday evening Buddy Guy will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Chocolate Valentine Ravioli]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:00:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-Valentine-Ravioli-1.jpg
Strawberry cream filled chocolate ravioli make a special Valentine’s Day treat.]]>
<![CDATA[Replica Viking Ship Moved Into Field Museum]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:18:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Field-Museum-Viking-Ship-1.jpg
Crews at Chicago's Field Museum on Thursday took a big step in preparation for an exhibition that will debut later this month and remain through the beginning of October.

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<![CDATA[No Winner for Powerball, Jackpot Rises to $360 Million]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 04:32:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1757444901.jpg
Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Auctions Off Bottle of Big Mac Special Sauce]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 03:02:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
A Big Mac may only cost a few dollars at McDonald’s, but when it comes to the fast food chain’s Big Mac Special Sauce things get pricey.
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<![CDATA[Chicago Fire, Chicago PD Actors Visit NBC 5]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:33:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chi-Fire-PD-020315.jpg
Actors Charlie Barnett from Chicago Fire and Brian Geraghty from Chicago PD talk about working in Chicago winter and the challenges of working crossover episodes.

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<![CDATA["Ugh! That Newsweek Cover": Silicon Valley Women Respond]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:22:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/newsweekmain.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover on "What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women" sparked a firestorm Thursday — on Twitter and in Silicon Valley — with some accusing the magazine of taking on sexism in tech with a sexist...]]>
<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Flood In Ticket Requests]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:33:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Grateful Dead fans might have a hard time getting tickets for the band’s final performance together in Chicago this summer.

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<![CDATA[Stephanie Izard's Super Bowl Snacks]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:46:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheesy-crab-dip.jpg
The key to Super Bowl snacks is making items that are tasty yet easy so you can enjoy your company.]]>
<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Hope to Camp at Soldier Field]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:53:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Grateful Dead fans are hoping to call Soldier Field home for the band’s three-day 50th anniversary show this summer, but whether they’ll be allowed to set up camp or be told to keep truckin’ has yet to...

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<![CDATA[Target Launches New Plus-Size Clothing Line]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:51:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/240*120/AVA+VIV+Header.jpg
Target has announced plans to unveil a new clothing line designed specifically for plus-size women.

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<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Seafood Creole and Beer Brat Empanadas]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:22:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWShrimpCreole.JPG
Make a crockpot seafood creole and beer brat empanadas that can be prepared ahead of time for your Super Bowl Party so you can enjoy the big game, too.

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<![CDATA[Sad Monkey Consoled by Pal]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:08:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/012215+comforting+monkeys.jpg
Think you had a bad day? Try trading places with this sad little monkey.

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<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Mail Decorated Envelopes for Ticket Orders]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:14:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Grateful Dead fans are going the extra mile as they try to get tickets to the band’s highly anticipated farewell anniversary performance at Soldier Field in Chicago this summer.

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<![CDATA[Oreo Dresses Up for Valentine's Day With New Flavor]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/oreo+red+velvet+1200.jpg
Oreos are dressing up for Valentine’s Day. The treat dubbed “milk’s favorite cookie” has a new look and flavor, one that is popular among foodies—Red Velvet. The chocolate cookies are now red and have a...]]>
<![CDATA[100 Cases of Beer at Your Door? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:54:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bud+Light+App.jpg
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Anheuser-Busch has introduced a new app where beer lovers can get Bud Light delivered to their home in less than an hour. The free app "Bud Light Button" provides D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Dumpling Mashup]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:31:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWCrossCultureDumplings.jpg
Make dumplings influenced by different cultures and serve them up with jarred and homemade dipping sauces

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<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Announces "Last-Ever" Performance]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:49:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/gratefuldead.jpg
The four living members of the Grateful Dead have announced plans for a celebratory performance at Soldier Field for the band’s 50th anniversary, a star-studded show that is set to be the original members'...

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<![CDATA["Empire" TV Show Looks For Extras]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:51:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Terrence-Howard-Punch.jpg
"Empire," featuring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Trai Byers, regularly posts notices of casting calls.

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<![CDATA[How Students Can See "Selma" Movie for Free]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:43:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/%27Selma%27-BestActor.jpg
Thousands of Chicago students have an opportunity to see the new film "Selma" free-of-charge at several area theaters.]]>