<![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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:08:34 -0500 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:08:34 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.

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<![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.

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<![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...

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michelle-obama-AP19328115164.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[Bite Me: Hubbard Inn's Crab Cake Benedict]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:24:42 -0500 Hubbard Inn's Crab Cake Benedict
What's in it? Eggs benedict served with Dungeness crab, spinach and maltese sauce.
Suggested pairing: Steep Escape cocktail, crafted with Belvedere Lemon Tea Vodka, St. Germain, fresh lemon, Bolivar Chamomile bitters and Brut Champagne.
How much is it? $15
Executive Chef Bob Zrenner says: "Champagne and crab is a delightful way to share a brunch at the end of a summer weekend!"
Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard St, (312) 222-1331, @HubbardInn ]]>
Hubbard Inn's Crab Cake Benedict
What's in it? Eggs benedict served with Dungeness crab, spinach and maltese sauce.
Suggested pairing: Steep Escape cocktail, crafted with Belvedere Lemon Tea Vodka, St. Germain, fresh lemon, Bolivar Chamomile bitters and Brut Champagne.
How much is it? $15
Executive Chef Bob Zrenner says: "Champagne and crab is a delightful way to share a brunch at the end of a summer weekend!"
Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard St, (312) 222-1331, @HubbardInn ]]>
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You should eat something. Here are our favorite dishes from around Chicago.]]>
<![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.

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<![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[Wildest Food Crazes: Pizza Hut's Cookie]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:40:47 -0500 Click here for more. ]]> Click here for more. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PizzaHutCookie.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

Photo Credit: Pizza Hut]]>
<![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]]>
<![CDATA[6 Celebrity Burger Recipes for July 4th]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:59:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/burger-466024983.jpg
The Fourth of July is an excuse to barbecue as many burgers as you can. Check out these six burger recipes from celebrity chefs.

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<![CDATA[Ebert Documentary Opens to Public Friday]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:09:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ebert_obit_add_P7.jpg
Friends and colleagues gather for red carpet event to honor beloved film critic.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Lolla to Unveil Digital Wristbands for Festival Purchases]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:09:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/195*120/chicago+performance.jpg
Lollapalooza festival-goers will be able to leave their cash at home this year.

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Buy Heidi Klum's Gorgeous $25M Home]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:31:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/klum1.jpg
Heidi Klum is selling her luxurious Brentwood, California estate for $25 million. See photos.

Photo Credit: Nick Springett]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make Korean BBQ]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:29:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000007733132_1200x675_288002115631.jpg
Award-winning Chef Bill Kim joins NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter for a quick example of how to make your summer bbq new and sizzling.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Gets Into Soda Business ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:27:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edtFizzio_Handcrafted_Sodas_-_Trio%282%29.jpg
Starbucks is adding what it calls handcrafted sodas to its menu to kick off the summer season. The company will sell three flavors of soda—Spiced Root Beer, Golden Ginger Ale and Lemon Ale— in 16 states, mostly...

Photo Credit: Starbucks Corp]]>
<![CDATA[Wicker Park Stars in Jennifer Hudson's New Music Video]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:29:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP143623244884.jpg
Jennifer Hudson is “walking it out” in Wicker Park in her latest music video.

Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Randolph 2014]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:38:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/randolph-1.jpg
Chicagoans gather at the Taste of Randolph June 13-15.]]>
<![CDATA[Dave Coulier Talks Comedy, Full House]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:22:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000007598204_1200x675_280461891566.jpg
The man America knows as Uncle Joey stopped by the NBC 5 NEWS at NOON on June 13, 2014 to talk about how the hit show affected his life and about the advice he once received from Jay Leno.]]>
<![CDATA[The Beauty of World Cup Host Brazil in Photos]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:29:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brazil-AP267961456837.jpg
Gearing up for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, get a glimpse of the people, places and culture of the host city.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago's New Trump Sign Via #Chicagogram]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:40:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump_letters_instagram.jpg
Chicago Instagrammers are all over the new addition to the city's skyline.

Photo Credit: nikomavi/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Entrepreneur Plans Floating Entertainment Vessel]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:33:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/breakwater-chicago.jpg
Breakwater Chicago -- which will ultimately offer retail stores, dining, a party venue and a public pool -- will cost about $23 million, developer says.

Photo Credit: Breakwater Chicago]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Native Stars in New NBC Show]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:41:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000007474373_1200x675_273407043601.jpg
Freddy Rodriguez joined the NBC 5 NEWS TODAY on June 4, 2014 to talk about his new show, Night Shift, which airs on NBC. He also discusses his Chicago roots and his family.]]>
<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Announces Official After-Shows]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:56:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Lolla_After_crimson_1.jpg
Just because you weren't quick enough to snag a Lollapalooza 2014 ticket doesn't mean you won't be able to get your live music groove on that weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions With William H. Macy]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:44:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000007424678_1200x675_270550083623.jpg
Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winning actor has played so many characters over his years on film and on television. He gave a few minutes to NBCChicago.com's BJ Lutz to give some insight on who the...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Katharine Hepburn Estate For Sale]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:27:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hepburn+home+old+saybrook+.jpg
The former Old Saybrook estate of Katharine Hepburn is back on the market. The asking price is $14.8 million.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Top Chicago Rooftop Lounges]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 05:45:27 -0500 The Kensington, located at 812 N. Orleans above Parliament nightclub, opened for the season over Memorial Day weekend. The lounge accomodates up to 150 people and includes private seating areas and panoramic skyline views. ]]> The Kensington, located at 812 N. Orleans above Parliament nightclub, opened for the season over Memorial Day weekend. The lounge accomodates up to 150 people and includes private seating areas and panoramic skyline views. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rooftops_Kensington_1.jpg
Chicago's coolest outdoor spaces for a drink and a bite.]]>
<![CDATA[Oregon Police Host Orphaned Bear Cub]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 07:48:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/baby-bear-police.jpg
A young boy found an orphaned bear cub on his walk in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The local police department temporarily took the cub in until its transfer to Oregon State University, before it will eventually find a...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Disney's "Frozen" Skates into Chicago Area Next Year]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 14:31:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Disney-Frozen-Elsa-640x400.jpg
Not a fan of winter after the season we just had? Let it go.]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Chicago Tickets Go on Sale]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:23:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/NBC+fun+at+Taste+of+Chicago+-+Day+1_085.jpg
Admission to the Taste is free, but tickets are required for concert seating and celebrity chef events.

Photo Credit: Cindy Barrymore]]>
<![CDATA[Sweet Tooths Converge on Candy Expo]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:16:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/candy_expo_5-21.jpg
More than 650 exhibitors showcased chocolate, candy and snacks at the annual Sweets and Snacks Expo at McCormick Place. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Wiener's Circle Heads to Las Vegas]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:49:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Weiner-circle_3.jpg
A unique fixture of Chicago's culinary and cultural scene is spreading west.]]>
<![CDATA[NRA Show Features Restaurants of the Future]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:23:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NRA_show_5-19.jpg
NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter features some of the coolest gadgets at the National Restaurant Association's annual Chicago show.]]>
<![CDATA[Doughnut Vault Plans 8-12 More Chicago Locations]]> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:12:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Doughnut_Vault_instagram.jpg
It will soon be much easier to satisfy your craving for one of the most popular but hard to get doughnuts in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Releases Detailed Schedule of Acts]]> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:11:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/lollapalooza_blurb.jpg
Eminem and Arctic Monkeys are the competing headliners for Night 1. Calvin Harris and OutKast faceoff on Night 2, and Kings of Leon and Skrillex headline Night 3.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Topolobampo Named Best Mexican Eatery In America]]> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:12:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rick_bayless_040611.jpg
Chicago culinary scene continue to rack up the national accolades with Rick Bayless' Topolobampo taking the top spot in The Daily Meal's list of
America's Top 50 Best Mexican Restaurants.]]>