<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2016 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, 01 May 2016 09:07:39 -0500 Sun, 01 May 2016 09:07:39 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:32:45 -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[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[IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day Tues.]]> 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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<![CDATA[McDonald's New Salad Has More Fat, Calories Than a Big Mac]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds2.png
McDonald’s has put a lot of marketing dollars behind revamping their image to become a “healthy” fast food option, but one of their newest “simple” and “fresh” options for clean-eaters will do more damage than a...

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<![CDATA[Snoop Dogg, Super Bowl Reporter]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:13:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/snoop5.jpg
Rapper Snoop Dogg turned into a Super Bowl 50 “reporter” during the Broncos and Panthers press conference in Santa Clara Thursday, chatting up Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and telling Panthers linebacker...

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<![CDATA[Subway Hikes Price of Famous Footlongs]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:12:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-493636850.jpg
Subway has to change its catchy “$5 footlong” jingle, because the sandwich is now $6.

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<![CDATA[Cat Gets Head Stuck in Vase, Becomes Internet Sensation]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:53:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/93528537.jpg
A Reddit user this week posted a photo of a cat looking like an Egyptian goddess, but the shiny collar in the photo was not supposed to be around the cat's neck. The cat, which is doing fine, got the accessory...

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<![CDATA[Trade Old Baby Items for Discounts at Toys 'R' Us]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:13:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/062411+toys+r+us+generic+store.jpg
Those looking for an excuse to rid their homes of old and unsafe baby items now stand to benefit from cleaning out their closets through the annual Toys "R" Us Great Trade-In event.

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<![CDATA[Teens Too Tall for Costumes?]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:00:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Too-Tall-for-Costumes-Disney.jpg
Two San Diego County teens were left disappointed after being turned away from a "Frozen" Disney on Ice show at Valley View Casino for an unlikely and seemingly bizarre reason: they were too tall to be...]]>
<![CDATA['Pita Rats' Battle for Flatbread in NYC Subway]]> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:57:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-97348933-subway-rat-generic.jpg
First New York's "pizza rat" had to to compete for the internet's attention with a 'za-loving raccoon. Then, a bagel-wearing pigeon challenged the rodent for viral views. But now, pizza rat is being challenged...

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<![CDATA[Devon Still Got His Strength From Leah in Cancer Fight]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/487634272.jpg
Devon Still happily announced earlier this week that his daughter Leah was done with her final cancer treatment, but it was a day he initially feared might never come. "When we first started off, it seemed...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Unveils New Sleek, Modern Packaging]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:08:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonald%27s+All.png
McDonald’s just got a major makeover.

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<![CDATA[Brooklyn Restaurant Sells Gold-Flaked $100 Doughnut]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:43:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-72742667Sufganiyot112515.jpg
In 2016, the cronut is passé. New Yorkers now have another exuberant pastry to sink their teeth into: Manila Social Club’s so-called “Golden Doughnut.”

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Joins NORAD's Santa Tracking Effort]]> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 14:26:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michelle-obama-santa-tracker-norad.jpg
Santa Claus made his way around the world and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracked his entire movement. He continued his ride well into Christmas Day, dropping presents off in Hawaii...

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<![CDATA[Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:37:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Martin-Jetpack-GettyImages-500287988.jpg
The world of technology is rife with opportunity, but which good ideas will become great devices in 2016? Here’s a look at the gadgets that could shape our lives in the months ahead.

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<![CDATA[Full Moon to Light Santa's Way Christmas Day]]> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520845169.jpg
It's going to be a white Christmas this year – not necessarily with snow, but with bright moonlight. Christmas morning coincides with a full moon this year, NASA says. And according to The Weather Channel, it's...

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<![CDATA[Real-Life Gingerbread House]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:00:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/200*120/christinegingerbread23456.jpg
Many children join their parents in the building of a gingerbread house as Christmas draws near. The gumdrops have to be placed along the cookie roof, the icing has to mimic snow along the front path, and...

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<![CDATA[Reindeer Sprinkles on Live TV]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:39:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/reindeer-pees-on-live-tv-blurb2.jpg
Oh, deer. When a reindeer visited NBC 7 News Midday Friday, he surprised the station's anchors on live television as only an animal can. As soon as Megan Tevrizian and Jason Austell introduced Rudy and...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Magic Trick Makes Orangutan Crack Up]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:02:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-73348506.jpg
Turns out it doesn't take much to monkey around with an orangutan. That much is clear in a YouTube video posted Monday that's already been seen by over 500,000 people, according to TODAY.

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