<![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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:55:04 -0500 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:55:04 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[Firm Ranks Chicago's "Bro-Friendly" Hoods]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:28:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bar-generic.jpg
Being part of the "bro" subculture has been mistakenly equated to being a fraternity brother, but the label can apply to any gender, regardless of whether they went Greek in college.

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<![CDATA[ Ben & Jerry's, Craft Brewer Team Up for Ice Cream-Flavored Beer]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:51:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/193*120/benjerrybeer1.jpg
If you have a taste for beer and ice cream, you might like Ben & Jerry's latest offering.

Photo Credit: New Belgium Brewing]]>
<![CDATA["Lincoln and the Jews": Exhibit Explores President's Push for Equality ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:09:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LincolnsLastHoursCROPPED.jpg
While many are aware of Abraham Lincoln’s activism in emancipating slaves in 1863, many might not know of his close relationships with those in the Jewish community.

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<![CDATA[Tax Day Freebies and Discounts]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:28:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP0910251102942.jpg
Don't let Tax Day get your down. There are a number of freebies you can cash in on.

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<![CDATA[Moto Chef Homaro Cantu Found Dead]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:10:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Homaro-Cantu-Chicago-Celeb-Chef.jpg
Cantu was found hanging inside a building on the 4400 block of West Montrose Avenue where he planned an upcoming brewery.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Lands Spike Lee's "Chiraq" Movie: Report]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:36:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/spike-lee4.jpg
Filmmaker Spike Lee is reportedly in talks to bring several big-name stars with ties to Chicago on board for an upcoming film.

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<![CDATA[Selena to Perform as a Hologram?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:15:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Selena_Cantando.jpg
You may be able to see Selena perform in the 21st century – as a hologram.]]>
<![CDATA[Disney, Dali on Focus in New Museum Exhibit]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:29:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/disneyfamilymuseum.jpg
The work of famous imagineers Walt Disney and Salvador Dali will be exhibited together in San Francisco's Presidio this summer.

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<![CDATA[11 Weird Beers For National Beer Day]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:49:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rerwerr4534534.jpg
What better day to defer from your usual drink order than National Beer Day? Here are 11 crazy craft brews that are so strange you'll need to try them out for yourself.

Photo Credit: Rogue Ales]]>
<![CDATA[Pop Culture Spectacular: WonderCon Anaheim]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:35:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/w485692291.jpg
The comics-and-more convention summons costume-ready fans and the properties they love.

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<![CDATA[7 Things to Do in Chicago for Easter Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 22:11:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eastereggsgenreicsd.jpg
Events around Chicago for the weekend of Easter 2015.

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Introduces Pac-Man Feature ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:51:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/photoGoogle+Maps+PAC+MAN.jpg
Let the office productivity fall even more. If March Madness wasn’t enough of a distraction, people can now play Pac-Man from the convenience of their desks.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Test All-Day Breakfast ]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:02:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
Could you soon get an Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich after 10:30 a.m.?]]>
<![CDATA[Frappuccino Turns 20, Starbucks Releases New Flavor]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:31:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Birthday_Cake_Frappuccino_%283%29.jpg
Starbucks’ popular frappuccino beverage has turned 20 and to honor the drink’s big birthday, the company has debuted a new specialty drink—the Birthday Cake Frappuccino.

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<![CDATA[20 Questions with "Undateable" Cast]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:59:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011633506_1200x675_418111043551.jpg
Four cast members of the NBC comedy -- Chris D'Elia, Ron Funches, Brent Morin and Rick Glassman -- stopped by NBC Tower to play "20 Questions" with NBCChicago.com's BJ Lutz.]]>
<![CDATA[Van Halen Schedules Chicago Stop on New Tour]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:48:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/145575251.jpg
Get ready to Jump. Go ahead and Jump.

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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Releases 2015 Festival Lineup]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:07:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Lolla_2012_img_2318.jpg
The three-day festival runs July 31 through Aug. 2 at Grant Park.

Photo Credit: Chris Shields ]]>
<![CDATA[3-Day Lolla Passes Sold Out]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:06:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lollapalooza_cam.jpg
All of the three-day Lollapalooza tickets that went on sale Tuesday morning were snatched up before noon.

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<![CDATA[Kanye West to Receive Honorary Doctorate]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:47:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kanye+Performance.jpg
Rap’s infamous college dropout Kanye West will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the Art Institute of Chicago on May 5.

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<![CDATA[Free Dairy Queen Cones, and More Free Treats]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:15:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate its 75th anniversary Monday, days before spring officially begins.

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<![CDATA[Dairy Queen Free Cone Day]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:41:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/dairyqueenfreeconedaymarch16.jpg
Dairy Queen is celebrating 75 years in business with a Free Cone Day. On Monday, March 16, the chain, which was founded in 1940, will be handing out soft-serve vanilla cones, the classic bread-and-butter of the...

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<![CDATA[St. Pat's Parade Queen Visits NBC 5]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:32:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011462113_1200x675_412838467970.jpg
Lauren Corry, the queen of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade, is an art teacher from Wheaton.]]>
<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Are You Celebrating St. Patrick's Day?]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:46:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
With parades, the annual dying of the Chicago River and numerous pub crawls, St. Patrick's Day is a big day for merriment and celebration.]]>
<![CDATA[Cards Against Humanity Can Now Be Played Online]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
Oh the humanity! Cards Against Humanity has gone digital.]]>
<![CDATA[Love Peeps? New Milk Line Inspired by Marshmallow Treats ]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 20:37:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Peep+Milk+Flavors.jpg
Now you can eat your peeps and drink them, too. Prairie Farms, a dairy company in Illinois, has teamed up with Peeps to deliver peeps-flavored milk.

Photo Credit: Prairie Farms ]]>
<![CDATA[Soldier Field to Allow Tailgating for Grateful Dead Fans]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:25:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Looks like this town has a little heart—Grateful Dead fans in Chicago may not be able to camp at Soldier Field for the band’s “Fare Thee Well” tour, but they’ll at least be able to walk down Shakedown Street.

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<![CDATA[Which Ravinia Festival Act Most Excites You?]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:49:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Event promoters were out Thursday with their calendar for the summer festival season.]]>
<![CDATA[Ravinia Releases 2015 Summer Schedule]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:45:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/289*120/11078067_10152335565228078_6305846447477676319_n.jpg
There seems to be something for every music lover on the Ravinia Festival calendar, released Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Mayor Woos George Lucas for Museum]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:25:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/lucas3.JPG
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf hopes that George Lucas will consider bringing his museum to the East Bay if plans in Chicago don't work out.]]>
<![CDATA[Last-Minute Spring Break Getaway Ideas]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:15:50 -0500 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 08:44:18 -0500 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 18:12:21 -0500 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 07:21:36 -0500 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 11:12:41 -0500 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.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Go Inside Chicago's New Loews Hotel]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:42 -0500 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 04:29:53 -0500 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.

Photo Credit: Oliver Dixon/KFC]]>
<![CDATA[Stars With Chicago Connections Win Oscars]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:14:57 -0500 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 10:58:16 -0500 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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