<![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 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:09:46 -0500 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:09:46 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Grumpy Dog Earl Challenges Grumpy Cat's Reign]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:13:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_181860800019.jpg
The world’s grouchiest feline has some new competition. Meet “Grumpy Dog.”

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<![CDATA[Selfie Sticks Banned at Six Flags Parks Nationwide]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:06:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Six+Flags+sign+generic.jpg
Six Flags has joined the growing list of amusement parks across the nation that have banned selfie sticks.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Could Soon Offer All-Day Breakfast Nationwide]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:03:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4707047541.jpg
McDonald’s could soon dish out all-day breakfast nationwide.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's' 'Secret Menu' Not So Secret Anymore]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:02:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/51122973.jpg
The mythical “secret menu” at McDonald’s may not be a myth at all.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Adorable Pets From Around the U.S. ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:19:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/MurphyBoxerWVIT.jpg
Pet owners coast to coast have one thing in common: they love sharing pictures of their furry friends. Here's a look at some cute pets photos shared by NBC Owned TV Station viewers across the country.]]>
<![CDATA[$125 Caviar Twinkie Sold at SoCal Fair]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:10:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/203*120/friedcaviartwinkieoc.jpg
Two edibles you never pictured together will be together, in Costa Mesa.

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<![CDATA[Parents Say Minion Toy at McDonald's Appears to Swear]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:23:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/HappyMeal.png
A minion toy in a McDonald’s Happy Meal has some parents, well, a little unhappy. The toy, based on the little yellow rascals that first appeared in “Despicable Me,” says three phrases - all of which are a...

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<![CDATA[Krispy Kreme Celebrates Birthday With 78-Cent Doughnuts]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:24:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/krispykremedonuts.jpg
Food lovers will be able to take advantage of discount prices this coming weekend. Friday, Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be offering a dozen of its famed glazed doughnuts for $.72 cents when customers buy...

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<![CDATA[Iron Chef Zakarian Also Chops Trump]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:31:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20150709+Geoffrey+Zakarian.jpg
Another celebrity chef has decided not to open a restaurant in Donald Trump's planned Trump International Hotel, which the businessman is developing in Washington, D.C.'s Old Post Office Pavilion building. ]]>
<![CDATA[10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:39:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0626-2015-GratefulDead.jpg
Ten things Deadheads should know before the band's highly-anticipated festival at Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:15:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/guacamole-GettyImages-456804252.gif
President Barack Obama has a message for The New York Times: please don't pass the peas.

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<![CDATA[9 Things to Know About Pride Parade]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:38:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-88729344.jpg
Chicago will join cities across the country Friday to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states – which comes at perfect timing for 2015's Chicago Pride Fest and...]]>
<![CDATA[Selfie Stick Ban Coming to Disney World, Disneyland]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:19:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/94889901.jpg
Don't bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney's water parks and Disney Quest, a...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Debuts New Pork Sandwich]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 19:51:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/happy+meal+new.jpg
McDonald’s has a new pork item on its menu.

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<![CDATA[Killers' Frontman Stuns Fans at Wrigley Field]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ponce-killers.jpg
Steady rains forced an outdoor performance to be canceled, so singer Brandon Flowers took a select few inside for an intimate set.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle Expands Benefits, Offers Tuition Reimbursement]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:18:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chipotle6.jpg
Chipotle is following in some fast food restaurants footsteps and offering expanded benefits to all their employees. These include a tuition reimbursement program, paid sick days and paid vacation days.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Tries Out Delivery]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:16:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454515268.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts may soon be on your doorstep. The doughnut giant is testing delivery service, taking a page from rivals like Starbucks, McDonald's and Chipotle, all of which plan to test on-demand food...

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<![CDATA[Where to Find Free Doughnuts on Friday]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:19:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454515268.jpg
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. But what about dessert — or, let's be honest, breakfast? The first Friday of June has come to be celebrated as National Doughnut Day, and to commemorate it, fried...

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<![CDATA[Vince Vaughn: "Of Course" Guns Should Be in Schools]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:35:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vince+vaughn+getty.jpg
Three months after jumping into an icy Lake Michigan, actor Vince Vaughn dipped his toes into a hot button issue by proclaiming "of course" guns should be in schools.

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<![CDATA[Newborn Snow Monkey Named After Public Vote]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 17:26:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ono-obu.jpg
Obu joins eight other snow monkeys at the zoo’s Regenstein Macaque Forest, which opened in April and features a hot spring and large climbing trees.

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<![CDATA[Riot Fest Unveils 2015 Music Lineup]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:24:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/NBC+Riot+Fest_043.jpg
Music lovers in September will be jumping around to the sounds of No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Motorhead and others.

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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Adds 1,700 Words, Including "Jeggings," "NSFW"]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 05:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
The Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary has included new words that will have some people saying “WTF.” The company announced Tuesday it has added 1,700 new terms, many of which are influenced by the internet...

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<![CDATA[Riot Fest Moves to Douglas Park for 2015]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 05:04:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Riot+Fest+Michel+Dussack+%2820%29.jpg
Riot Fest has announced it will not hold this year's festival in Humboldt Park, following criticism from the area's alderman that the festival caused too much damage to the park.
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<![CDATA[New Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Burger Includes Hot Dog, Chips]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 09:25:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Carl%27s-Jr.jpg
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are cramming a summer cookout into one burger. The upcoming menu item is made with a beef patty that is topped with a split hot dog. The meaty duo sits on a layer of Lay’s potato...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Expand All-Day Breakfast Test]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 18:54:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MCDonalds-Breakfast-SanDiego.jpg
McDonald’s will reportedly expand its test of an all-day breakfast menu.]]>
<![CDATA[Damien Escobar Discusses "I Am Me" Tour]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 15:27:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012319992_1200x675_442234435585.jpg
Hip-hop violin protege was a hit on America's Got Talent. He visited NBC Chicago to talk about his fall from wealth, his reinvention, his new tour, and efforts to help others.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 15:29:32 -0500 A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> A Pumpkin and a Princess has an easy-to-follow guide on how to make Lavender Chamomile Tea Soaps.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIY-Lavender-Chamomile-Tea-Soap1.jpg
Your mom will appreciate these creative, easy-to-make gifts.

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<![CDATA[Fast-Food Cinco de Mayo: Free Biscuit Tacos, DIY Guac]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 06:45:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/biscuit-taco-bell.jpg
Free breakfast tacos and a coveted guacamole recipe could bode for a festive Cinco de Mayo.]]>
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo: 10 Authentic Mexican Spots Across U.S.]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:06:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/472092370_Dancers.jpg
Here are 10 spots in the US where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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<![CDATA[Chicago's Farmers Market Season Starts]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 11:32:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP742732234097_Veggies.jpg
List of farmers markets across Chicago

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<![CDATA[Meat Loaf Cancels State Fair Appearance]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 17:50:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Meat-Loaf-TJ.jpg
Questions regarding refund policies should be directed to the Illinois State Fair office at 217-782-6661.

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<![CDATA[What's Behind the Kentucky Derby's Trademark Hats?]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:48:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kd488034839.jpg
The Kentucky Derby may be the greatest two minutes in sports, but at Churchill Downs on Saturday, the competition parading in the stands could give the thoroughbreds a run for their money.

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<![CDATA[Don't Skimp on Mint: How to Throw a Derby Party ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:51:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/181162826_MintJulep.jpg
Can't make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby this year? You can still join in the fun by throwing your own Derby party, with the help of hats, bourbon and a lot of mint.

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<![CDATA[Did Jimmy Fallon Steal Fran Lebowitz's Apartment?]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:59:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Fran+Lebowitz.JPG
Fran Lebowitz confronts Jimmy Fallon about him making an offer on an apartment she really wanted and stealing her name for his baby.

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<![CDATA[How to Make a Mint Julep, Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 11:08:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/how-to-make-mint-julep-final.jpg
The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Learn how to make your own at home while you watch.]]>
<![CDATA[National Zoo Wants You to See This Panda Inseminated]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:28:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/national-zoo-460948863.jpg
The National Zoo's female giant panda, Mei Xiang, has been artificially inseminated twice in the past two days, in hopes of bringing another beyond-adorable cub into the world.

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<![CDATA[Eat Like The Louisville Locals Do]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:54:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-22+at+2.49.06+PM.png
Chef Edward Lee gives us a tour of some authentic Kentucky Derby food and drink. We visit Wagner's Pharmacy, Muth's Candy and Milkwood Restaurant.]]>
<![CDATA[Lilly Pulitzer Target Collection Sparks Shopping Frenzy]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lilly+pulitzer+for+target.jpg
Lilly Pulitzer's highly anticipated Target collection debut led to disappointment for many shoppers. For many fans, the Sunday release was filled more with long lines, empty racks and website problems than...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

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