<![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 Fri, 29 May 2015 03:46:58 -0500 Fri, 29 May 2015 03:46:58 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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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