<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 20 Feb 2017 14:49:39 -0600Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:49:39 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fabled '90s Zima Aims to Make Comeback in U.S.: Report]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:47:39 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/zima.jpg
Get ready to finally peel yourself off of that bar stool you’ve been stuck on since the ‘90s—Zima is comeback to coolers in the U.S.

Photo Credit: Zima
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Owner Gives Discount for Polite Kids]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:25:48 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/restaurant4.jpg
Antonio Ferrari, the owner of a wine bar in Italy, has picked up a practice that he first noticed while visiting a restaurant in Miami. His group was given a discount because his friends' children were...

Photo Credit: Getty Images
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[For Sale: Bethenny Frankel's $5.25M SoHo Apartment ]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:30:00 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/frankel-apt2.jpg
Bethenny Frankel is parting with her luxurious SoHo apartment in New York. The "Real Housewives" star's residence was posted on Tuesday at a whopping $5.25 million.

Photo Credit: Evan Joseph]]>
<![CDATA[It's a Boy: American Girl Announces 1st Male Doll]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:21:06 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.jpg
American Girl is getting its first boy character this season, Today.com reports. Logan Everett, a gray-eyed, brown-haired boy who plays the drums, is an 18-inch doll being released Thursday with Tenney,...

Photo Credit: Handout]]>
<![CDATA[George Orwell's '1984' is Headed to Broadway]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 21:17:07 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1984PlayBroadway.jpg
The hit London stage adaptation of Orwell's timely novel will premiere on Broadway this summer, in a limited engagement production set to open on June 22 at the Hudson Theatre.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Turns to Chocolate for Shamrock Shake-Up]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 21:15:18 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds_Chocolate_Shamrock-edited.jpg
It's a good day for chocolate-loving leprechauns. This year, McDonald's St. Patrick's Day-themed Shamrock Shakes are coming in a variety of chocolate flavors, the fast food chain announced.

Photo Credit: McDonald's]]>
<![CDATA[Hooters Opening Fast-Casual Spinoff Hoots]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:47:44 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hoots-rendering-edited.jpg
During the first few weeks of January, “New Year, New Me” became a popular mantra. Hooters seems to have taken the words to heart and made good on its New Year’s resolution. The restaurant chain, known for its...

Photo Credit: Hooters]]>
<![CDATA['Hamilton' Doubles Number of Daily Lottery Tickets]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:43:16 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/schuyler1.jpg
The renowned Broadway hit "Hamilton: An American Musical" has doubled the number of available tickets for its daily lottery.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Alcohol-Sensing Chip Bags Take on Super Sunday Drunken Driving]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:53:56 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/232*120/012617+tositos+prevent+drunk+driving+bag.jpg
The company says the alcohol sensor will turn a symbol on the bag red if alcohol is detected, while staying green if none is.

Photo Credit: PepsiCo / Frito-Lay]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald’s to Give Away 10,000 Bottles of Big Mac Sauce]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:30:26 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDs-GettyImages-96324959.jpg
McDonald's is giving away 10,000 bottles of its Big Mac sauce to celebration its new Mac Jr. and Grand Mac sizes.

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Olive Garden Debuts New Kind of 'Never Ending' Deal]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:54:57 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Olive_Garden_chicago.jpg
Olive Garden is bringing back its “never ending” pasta deal, except this time, it’s upping the ante.

Photo Credit: Olive Garden]]>
<![CDATA[Your State's Favorite Netflix Original Series Is ...]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:28:03 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg
If you ever found yourself hunkering down under a blanket at home weathering some type of storm, be it physical or emotional, you've probably turned to Netflix for solace at some point.

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[IHOP Brings Back 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:20:09 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ihop+GettyImages-84259123.jpg
IHOP is bringing back its “all you can eat pancakes."]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years With New S'mores Cookies]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:33:06 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/smores-cookie.jpg
Girl Scouts cookies fans can look forward to a new flavor that honors an old campfire classic: the s'more. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookies, the company has added two...

Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas]]>
<![CDATA[News Team Gags on Artichoke Dip Gone 'Terribly Wrong']]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:46:02 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Global-News-Calgary-artichoke-dip-choke.jpg
Something went "terribly wrong" when one Canadian newscaster made artichoke dip to share with her team, and the noxious results are being seen across the world. The team at Global News Calgary was sharing...

Photo Credit: Global News Calgary / YouTube
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[What's Your State's Favorite Holiday Movie?]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:29:32 -0600 View the listing. ]]> View the listing. ]]> //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/home_alone_050611.jpg
While each of us have our own holiday favorite, the state you live in might make you more likely to watch certain films, according a new report from CableTV.com.

Photo Credit: Fox Home Entertainment
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Buy Workers Pitch in to Buy Kid a Wii U Console]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:50:45 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/best+buy+act+of+kindness.jpg
Heartwarming video of an employee at a Long Island electronics store giving a Nintendo console to a boy has gone viral. The act of kindness was captured at the Valley Stream Best Buy earlier this month after store employees pitched in to buy a Wii U for the boy. Workers noticed that the boy had been playing the console at the store for weeks. Employee Ken Fernandez gathered some of them together and they put money towards buying the gaming system for him, Best Buy confirmed. A YouTube video that had amassed some 1.3 million views by Tuesday shows Fernandez giving the stunned boy the Wii U.

Photo Credit: Rahiem Storr/YouTube]]>
<![CDATA[Delta Latest Airline to Upgrade Its Snacks]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:14:05 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/delta-snacks.jpg
If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline? Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name yogurt bars and pretzels. Some will come in larger portions than before because, Delta has figured out, that's what customers crave. The menu move comes about a year after United Airlines brought back free snacks by offering noshes like stroopwafels — a gooey Dutch confection — and better coffee. Earlier this year, American Airlines restored free snacks on domestic flights. Airline executives say they're focusing on both big and little things in the battle for customers.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Photo of Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Sparks Online Outrage]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:30:08 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fisher-price-photo2_blurred-faces-2.jpg
An online backlash over a supposed “happy hour playset” for kids has proven to be misplaced since the item in question doesn’t exist. After a Facebook user posted a photo Tuesday that showed the set – complete with bar stools, plastic bottles and featuring what appeared to be the Fisher-Price logo – people begin to post messages on the company’s social media pages condemning the product.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Reissues Menorah Recall Over Fire Hazard Concerns]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:55:26 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/menorah11.jpg
With Hanukkah several weeks away, Target is reminding customers it has recalled thousands of menorahs because they post a fire hazard.

Photo Credit: Target]]>
<![CDATA[Ballerina Misty Copeland Launches Dancewear Line ÉGAL]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:15:08 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527358950.jpg
Ballerina Misty Copeland, who is known for breaking body stereotypes in the dance world, has launched her line of dancewear apparel.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Santa's North Pole Home Listed on Zillow]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:31:27 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/p_f_Outside_024.jpg
Popular real estate marketplace company Zillow added a new property listing to their website just in time for the holidays -- Santa Claus' North Pole house. Maison Krin is described as a "toy-lover's paradise nestled on 25 idyllic acres at the North Pole -- perfect for spirited reindeer games." The company priced the home using "comparable homes in remote locations" and "applying a Santa premium," they said in a press release.

Photo Credit: Zillow]]>
<![CDATA[Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro Reunite for Burger King Ad]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:25:46 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/nd51120735.jpg
Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro are back…for Burger King, that is. Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez reunited for a commercial for Burger King’s new cheesy tots.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Classic Oreo Cookies Are Now a Candy Bar]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:49:41 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/milka-oreo-big-crunch-chocolate-candy-bar-today-161114.jpg
Oreo, the chocolate cookie with white icing, is taking its classic taste to candy shelves. The brand's first candy bar, a Milka Oreo Big Crunch Chocolate Bar, was released yesterday and is available at some retailers nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Kroger, ShopRite and Albertsons, according to a company statement. It features a layer of crunchy Oreo cookies between two layers of rich vanilla creme, coated in European Milka chocolate candy, according to Oreo's website.

Photo Credit: Nathan Congleton / TODAY
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Election Day Freebies and Deals]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:07:43 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/voting-booths-generic.jpg
Americans head to the polls on Tuesday and can come away with more than an "I Voted" sticker. National brands will offer Election Day freebies and deals. Check out some of the specials.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Taco Bell Giving Out Free Tacos Wednesday Thanks to World Series ]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:23:47 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/taco-bell-doritos.jpg
If you’re in the mood for a free taco this afternoon, you’re in luck. And you have the Cleveland Indians to thank for it. As part of their “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” campaign during the World Series, Taco Bell is offering customers a free Doritos Locos Taco from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, while supplies last.

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Twins' Adorable Age Discovery]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:49:54 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/twins+older+youtube.jpg
A pair of adorable twin sisters delighted in learning that being identical meant they get to look alike — but their reactions quickly diverged when they learned one inevitably had to be the older twin. The parents of 3-year-old Ava and Alexis, who are from West Orange, New Jersey, posted video on YouTube last week showing the conversation the girls' mother had with them about what it meant to be a twin. "Lexi, what do you think being identical twins means?" the girls' mother Ami is heard asking. "Adordable!" Alexis replies.

Photo Credit: YouTube.com/JKMcClure
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Obamas Host Last White House Halloween]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:51:39 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/103116+White+House+Halloween.jpg
The president and first lady hosted their Halloween party at the White House Monday afternoon. The first couple welcomed students from D.C., Virginia and Maryland schools, as well children of military families to trick-or-treat at the South Portico of the White House.

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson, Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Best 'Today' Halloween Costumes]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:16:22 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kathie-lee-and-hoda-as-regis-and-kathie-lee-tease-today-161031-sm.jpg
From iconic figures from the 1990s, to "Star Wars" characters, to the royal wedding, to classic TV shows like "SNL," "Today" show hosts have paid tribute to a wide range of pop culture personas through their Halloween costumes. Click to see some of the best.

Photo Credit: TODAY]]>
<![CDATA[XTina, Magician and Dragon: Celebs Get in Halloween Spirit]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:19:26 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/halloween_2016.jpg
Celebrities are known for their wild and daring Halloween costumes, and so far this year, they haven't disappointed.
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Botanical Garden Glows Orange for Halloween]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:58:48 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Denvers_Botanical_Garden_Glows_Orange_for_Halloween_1200x675_790853187746.jpg
Halloween is on display at Denver's botanical garden.]]>
<![CDATA[Get Ready for Girl Scout Cookie Cereals, Starting Next Year]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:46:02 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/girl+scouts+cookie+cereal.jpg
Girl Scout cookie flavors are coming to a cereal box near you this winter. General Mills is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to launch a limited edition Girl Scout cookie cereal.

Photo Credit: General Mills
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Howl-oween: Pet Costumes Rule!]]> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:44:01 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PetCostumes-147696710644900001.jpg
Halloween is just around the corner, and this year Americans are getting the whole family involved...including their pets.]]>
<![CDATA[M&M's Are Getting a New Filling]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:09:11 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-452614600mandm.jpg
Your sweet tooth is in for a treat. Mars Chocolate has announced that M&M’s are getting a new filling - caramel. CNN Money reported that it’s the first time the company is using caramel as a permanent filling. M&M has a history of trying out different flavors, and occasionally a new filling, such as peanuts, or pretzels. But a caramel center is very different.

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Garage Door's Toothy Halloween Get-Up Goes Viral]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 05:41:48 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-5612846171.jpg
An Ohio woman's video showing her "monster house" decoration has gone mega-viral, with at least 23 million people in under a week watching a garage door adorned with teeth open and close. Complete with eyes on top, the effect is of a massive, fanged, car-eating monster — surely the most fearsome garage on the block.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/EyeEm
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>