<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:43:26 -0500Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:43:26 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Taco Bell Giving Away Free Tacos Tuesday]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:44:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/1779076_10154087090319697_2553296908979305782_n.jpg
Although the Cleveland Cavaliers won the series, you can thank the Golden State Warriors for being able to score a free taco on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[INFOGRAPHIC: Doting on Dad, Father’s Day 2016]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:33:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-93909607-edited.jpg
On the third Sunday in June, many Americans will take some time out of their day to honor the nation's 70 million dads. Here are some statistics on how people plan to dote on dad this year.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Look at the Orlando Shooting]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:51:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e122_382_closerlook_20160610_1200x675_705061443828.jpg
Host Seth Meyers processes the Orlando shooting over the weekend. He looks at the tremendous amount of support that came out of the violence. Meyers turns to consider the ease with which the shooting suspect...]]>
<![CDATA[Father's Day Gifts That Keep on Giving]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:56:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nicelynoted-fathersday-final.jpg
There are more subscription services that bring meals and products right to your door than ever before. Here are a few gift ideas that keep on giving long after Father's Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside Muhammad Ali's Former NJ Villa]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:38:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/aliauction01+%282%29.jpg
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for several years and had a home built. NBC10 got a look at the property. Photos by Sarah J. Glover

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<![CDATA[National Geographic, Hawkeye Huey]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:40:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hawkeye+Huey.png
Hawkeye Huey, who is still in kindergarten, received his first camera on a trip with his father, National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey. The Instamatic camera launched Hawkeye's career as a photographer...
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<![CDATA[Where to Find Free Doughnuts on Friday]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:24:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-200539256-001.jpg
National Doughnut Day is on Friday, June 3, which means there are plenty of free doughnuts to be had. But the day, also known as National Donut Day, isn't just about stuffing your face with the tasty

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Best Beaches for 2016]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_234941245609.jpg
Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country. Here are the top 10 best beaches in the United States...

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<![CDATA[Tour Famous 'Bond' Lair, Back on Market for $8M]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:07:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Elrod+Aerial+3.jpg


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<![CDATA[Nathan's Famous Celebrates 100 Years in Coney Island]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 13:51:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/526115294.jpg
The Original Nathan's hot dog stand was opened in 1916. 100 years later the famous hot dog establishment lives and thrives!

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<![CDATA['Chewbacca Mom' Breaks Facebook Live Record]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 09:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chewbacca-mom.jpg
Candace Payne donned a Chewbacca mask in her car while the Internet gaped. Within hours, it rose to become the most viewed Facebook Live video of all time, with more than 105 million views as of Saturday...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Debuts Empower Mint]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 10:50:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/238*120/BenJerrysMint1.gif
Ben & Jerry's wants you to know that democracy is in your hands and the Vermont-based company has launched a new flavor of creamy, chunky goodness churned for the cause. Empower Mint was introduced in...

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<![CDATA[Budget-Friendly Gifts for Mom]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 16:23:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520997194.jpg
Buying a Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. This year, show mom you care with these fun and affordable gifts.

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<![CDATA[6 Best Buys for Mother's Day]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 07:27:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-129308937.jpg
It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money...

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<![CDATA[Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 16:41:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MistyCopelandBarbie_3_361778.jpg
Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, now has her very own Barbie doll. The doll is a part of the Barbie "Sheroes" program, which creates dolls in the likeness...

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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 09:22:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg
Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of...

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<![CDATA[Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:02:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cracker+Jacks+Prize.jpg
It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned...

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<![CDATA[Manhattan, Chicago Are Priciest Places to Wed: Survey]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:10:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wedding-dress.jpg
Manhattan and Chicago are the two most expensive places to get married in the United States, but the affair will likely cost a pretty penny no matter the location, according to a new survey.

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<![CDATA[Burger King Releases 'Angriest Whopper' Yet]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:44:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Angriest+Whopper.jpg
How hot can you handle?

Burger King diners can now test their limits with the launch of the company's Angriest Whopper which has hot sauced baked right into the red colored bun.

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<![CDATA['Married on the Move': Couple Weds on NBC's 'Today']]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:21:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Screen-Shot-2016-03-24-at-11.56.30-AM1.jpg
One lucky couple got "married on the move" in front of NBC's "Today" show's audience Thursday morning. The "big fat" wedding celebration was in honor of the March release of Universal Picture's "My Big Fat Greek...
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<![CDATA[The Best Easter Chocolate, as Decided by a Toddler]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:30:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nbc-news-easter-candy-taste-test.jpg
What's the best Easter chocolate? NBC News asked a 3-year-old who hasn't been allowed to eat that much candy. For their test, consumer reporter Ben Popken and his son Milo came up with an exacting scientific...

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<![CDATA[Watch the Chicago River Being Dyed in Less Than 60 Seconds]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:45:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ezgif-1083319463.gif
For over 40 years, the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers have dyed the Chicago River green to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration.
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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Recipes to Add Irish Flavor]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stpattysfoodtoday-food-al-roker-150313-04.jpg
Celebrating St. Patrick's is the perfect excuse to throw an Irish-themed party.These food and drink recipes will help you add some authentic and modern flavor to your St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream is the Latest Free Spring Treat]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:54:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/469718494-ben-jerrys-free-cone-day.jpg
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with a sweet treat? Ben & Jerry's is the latest company to offer up some free goodies with its annual Free Cone Day, set for Tuesday. Dairy Queen,...

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<![CDATA[Shamrock's Good Luck: St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:44:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_835044505278-st-patricks-day-lede.gif
March 17 is St. Patrick's Day and each year millions celebrate by dressing in green, hanging shamrock decorations and downing a few pints of beer at a local Irish pub. More than a cause for good cheer,

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day by the Numbers]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:35:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/stp-GettyImages-163880461.jpg
On March 17, millions of people across the United States, Irish or not, will revel in the celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Here are some numbers that look at the history, the money,...

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Through the Years]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:03:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/StPatricksDayDenver1-GettyImages-515121422.jpg
Each year, millions of emerald-clad revelers across the U.S. take to the streets to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Whether it's attending New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17-- the oldest and...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's New Ice Cream Flavors]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:07:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ben-jerrys-new-trio-of-cores-1.jpg
Ben & Jerry's took to its new Snapchat account to announce the addition of three new flavors to its popular "Core" series. The new flavors are a "twist on some classic baked goods" with "decadent chunks...

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<![CDATA[Free Pancakes! IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:00:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_298947245.jpg
Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes and help a worthy cause.

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Creates 'Cell Phone Coop Challenge']]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:57:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/030216+nbc+blue+background+ChickFilA.jpg
Chick-fil-A locations across the country have started a "Cell Phone Coop Challenge" to encourage customers to spend less time on their smartphones, and more time with their families.

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<![CDATA[Retailers Leap on 'Leap Day' to Offer Deals]]> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:23:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/margGetty-481602157.jpg
When you are born on Feb. 29, you only get to celebrate your birthday every four years. You are a "leapling." So when your day does finally roll around, you want to celebrate.

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<![CDATA[Panhandling for Dates on Subway]]> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:53:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/subway+car+doors+feet.JPG
New York City straphangers may be accustomed to panhandlers on the subway -- and probably ignore most of them -- but one woman recently managed to get riders' attention when she begged for something unusual:...

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<![CDATA[Millennials Drink Half Wine Bought in America]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:43:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Wine-GettyImages-495793758.jpg
American millennials are buying more wine, which is helping to spur the wine industry, NBC News reported. The group, between the ages of 21 to 38, consumed almost 160 million cases, or 42 percent, of all...

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday...

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<![CDATA[Not Just Chocolates and Roses: Unique V-Day Gifts ]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:09:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/v-day-gifts-th.jpg
Forget the overpriced floral bouquets and cheap drugstore chocolates and give your loved one a unique gift that will make them swoon on Valentine's Day. From the posh to the practical, here are some gift...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Flowers]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:16:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-128086166.jpg
Valentine's Day may be one of the few times per year that you go out and buy fresh flowers, but that is no excuse for rookie mistakes. The gift of flowers is a reminder that you are thinking of someone and Feb.

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