<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 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, 27 Nov 2014 19:33:29 -0600 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:33:29 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The Smashing Pumpkins to Play Sold-Out Chicago Show]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:03:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/s-+smashing+pumpkins.jpg
The Smashing Pumpkins are set to perform in a surprise sold-out show in Chicago on Thanksgiving eve.

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<![CDATA[Find the Perfect Present: Gift Guide 2014]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:22:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gift-guide-promo2.jpg
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Our guide will help you find unique present ideas for everyone on your shopping list.
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<![CDATA[Lights Festival Takes Over Mag Mile Saturday]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:36:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mickey-mouse-mag-lights.jpg
Thousands are expected to converge on North Michigan Avenue for the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.

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<![CDATA[Cher Cancels Remaining "Dressed to Kill" Tour Dates]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:12:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_1_cher.jpg
Remaining dates included a January appearance in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Schedule Released for Ice Rink at Millennium Park ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:28:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ice-Skating-Generic.jpg
Rink will be available from Nov. 14, 2014 through March 8, 2015, weather permitting

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<![CDATA[Group Files Lawsuit Against Proposed Lucas Museum]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:46:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_museo_george_lucas_en_chicago_muestran_avances_1.jpg
"Friends of the Parks" argues the proposed site sits atop reclaimed waterways and therefore cannot be used for private development.

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<![CDATA[Black Friday 2014 Details]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:55:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black+friday3.JPG
This year, retailers across America will start their sales on Thanksgiving afternoon. And in many cases, those sales will keep going for days.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Michelin Winners Announced]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:52:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/206*120/gourmet_food_generic1.jpg
Another Chicago restaurant has made it to the highest ranks in the Michelin Guide.

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<![CDATA[Garth Brooks Serenades Fan Battling Cancer]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:44:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP444604202714.jpg
A touching moment from Garth Brooks' Friday concert in Minneapolis was captured on video and posted to YouTube.

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<![CDATA[20 Questions With Michael Che]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:17:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009600807_1200x675_355220547510.jpg
He's a former correspondent on The Daily Show with John Stewart and the newest co-host of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Comedian Michael Che plays "20 Questions" with NBCChicago.com's BJ Lutz.]]>
<![CDATA[SNL's Michael Che Visits NBC Chicago]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:08:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009596033_1200x675_355113539843.jpg
New York City native and co-host of Weekend Update talks about working on the show, how he got started in comedy, and his first time on stage.]]>
<![CDATA[Where Batman vs. Superman is Filming This Weekend]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:21:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/batman-superman.jpg
Chicago has landed a starring role in the upcoming movie, "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice."
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<![CDATA[Michelin Names 2015 Chicago Bib Gourmand Restaurants]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:29:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Gourmet-Food-Generic_0925.jpg
The Michelin Guide has announced the Chicago recipients of its 2015 Bib Gourmands, dropping the number of restaurants honored to 59.]]>
<![CDATA[Shedd Staffers Teach Orphaned Pup "How to Be an Otter"]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:21:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pup-681.jpg
The southern sea otter pup caregivers are calling "Pup 681" was found Sept. 20 near San Mateo, Calif.]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Joins "Cronut" Craze]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:26:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/cronut-dunkin-donuts.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts introduces their new item, the Croissant Donut, and joins the "Cronut" craze.

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<![CDATA[Check Out "Nature's Best Photography"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:23:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1GrandPrize_TinManLee%281%29+copy.jpg
Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Natural History's annual "Nature's Best Photography" exhibition showcases 60 large-format prints of this year's most breathtaking nature photography.

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<![CDATA[More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:13:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/tlmd_nombres_reales_famosos_03.jpg
Promoter spokesman agrees that there are suggestions that the wildly popular electronic music genre may need to consider a higher age limit.

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<![CDATA[Why You May Spot Teal Pumpkins This Halloween]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:36:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-teal-pumpkins.jpg
Halloween can be challenging for kids who have food allergies. However, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has started a new campaign called the “Teal Pumpkin Project” which aims to make the...
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<![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:47:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-177531910.jpg
How much do you know about pumpkins?

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<![CDATA[Naperville Passes New Late Night Liquor Laws]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:25:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bar-generic.jpg
Establishments face new rules on entry, beer sizes and shot sales.

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<![CDATA[Hot Doug's Serves its Last Gourmet Dog]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:04:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/Doug_Sohn_closed.jpg
Legendary Avondale hot dog stand closed its doors for good on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of Chicago PD]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:51:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago-PD-cast1.jpg
10/1/2014: LeeAnn Trotter talks to the stars of the hit NBC show as it prepares to kick off another season.]]>
<![CDATA[Riot Fest Billed $182,000 for Humboldt Park Repairs]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:55:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Riot+Fest+Michel+Dussack+%2820%29.jpg
Ground repairs cost more than three times than last year.]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions With Ben Feldman]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:54:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20Q_Ben-Feldman1.jpg
10/01/14: He was a mad man on Mad Men before he was a man looking for love in the new romantic comedy, "A to Z." Actor Ben Feldman plays 20 Questions with NBCChicago.com's BJ Lutz.]]>
<![CDATA["Chicago Fire" Cast Primed For New Season]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009046888_1200x675_335868995780.jpg
9/30/2014: The third season of "Chicago Fire" is already under way. LeeAnn Trotter gets a behind-the-scenes look at the hit NBC series.]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:41:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice-fatte-Ramsey-Mathew.jpg
It seems like everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice-flavored this and that. Take a look at the wackiest pumpkin-inspired culinary items that might be worth a try this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Singer Swivels Chairs on "The Voice"]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:45:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/John_Martin_voice.jpg
Three judges battle for forklift operator moonlighting as singer.

Photo Credit: The Voice
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<![CDATA[Pumpkins: From "Food of Last Resort" to Fall Flavor King]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:36:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451601919.jpg
Fall is in full swing and so is the seasonal menu staple no one can escape: pumpkin spice. The autumnal flavor, long found in pies, breads, and beers, experienced a boom in popularity in recent decades and...

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<![CDATA[National Coffee Day Deals and Freebies]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:45:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/514727145.jpg
The start of the work week can be rough, but many coffee shops are offering free or inexpensive cups of coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day. Find out where you can get a discount on a your daily dose...

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<![CDATA[Hamburger Hop Kicks Off Chicago Gourmet]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:49:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hamburger_Hop_2014.jpg
9/26/2014: Chef John Hogan of River Roast restaurant shows NBC 5's Byron Miranda the secret recipe he's sure will take top prize at the annual Hamburger Hop.]]>
<![CDATA[Foodies Prep for 2014 Chicago Gourmet]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:50:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008954812_1200x675_333060163853.jpg
9/24/2014: Chicago's biggest celebration of wine and food kicks off this weekend in Millenium Park. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports]]>
<![CDATA[Bite Me: Niu B's Lamb Chop Robata Skewers]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:35:08 -0600 Niu B's Bone-In Lamb Chop Robata Skewers
What are they? Grilled skewers seasoned with Sea Salt, Pepper and Yakitori Sauce
Suggested pairing: Old Fashion of the East made with Yamazaki 12 year Japanese Whiskey, Fee Brother’s Whiskey Barrel-aged Bitters, Orange Flam Swatch ($12)
How much is it? $8
Niu B Sushi & Noodles, 888 S. Michigan Ave, 312-922-1127, @SushiNiu ]]>
Niu B's Bone-In Lamb Chop Robata Skewers
What are they? Grilled skewers seasoned with Sea Salt, Pepper and Yakitori Sauce
Suggested pairing: Old Fashion of the East made with Yamazaki 12 year Japanese Whiskey, Fee Brother’s Whiskey Barrel-aged Bitters, Orange Flam Swatch ($12)
How much is it? $8
Niu B Sushi & Noodles, 888 S. Michigan Ave, 312-922-1127, @SushiNiu ]]>
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You should eat something. Here are our favorite dishes from around Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[SNL Stars Tease the New Season]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:01:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008937561_1200x675_332500035894.jpg
Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and Bobby Moynihan chat with NBC 5's Lauren Petty about the season premiere of Saturday Night Live and changes for the show's cast this fall]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Fire's Eamonn Walker Previews Season 3 Premiere]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:58:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008937626_1200x675_332507715977.jpg
Chicago Fire's Eamonn Walker (Battalion Chief Wallace Boden) visits Marion Brooks on the NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. to preview tonight's big season premiere of Chicago Fire]]>
<![CDATA[Fallon Agrees to Bring "The Tonight Show" to Chicago]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:37:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rahm_Fallon_6-3.jpg
Reading of 2.7 million books by Chicago school kids meant late night host lost friendly wager with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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<![CDATA[Vaughn Lists $14.9M Chicago Penthouse]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:29:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/celeb-endorse-P10.jpg
Actor attempts to sell home for $10 million less than he originally listed it for in 2011.

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<![CDATA[Naperville Postpones Vote on Alcohol Sales]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:22:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nightclub-generic-partygoer.jpg
Lawmakers consider closing bars earlier.

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<![CDATA[Celebrity Chef Graham Elliott Talks Chicago Gourmet]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:53:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008823454_1200x675_329390659680.jpg
Local chef and TV personality Graham Elliott joins Stefan Holt on the NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. to share his excitement about the upcoming Chicago Gourmet event and to spill the beans on how he's training for...]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions with Graham Elliot]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:00:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stefan_elliott.jpg
The celebrity chef stopped by NBC 5 to talk food and the Chicago Marathon. Stefan Holt grabbed him for a round of 20 questions. Find out some new things about Graham.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Tailgating With Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:41:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WW-pizza-pretzels.jpg
Combine pizza and pretzels and marinara dipping sauce into an easy to eat tailgating treat

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Garth Brooks Kicks Off 11-City Tour in Rosemont]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:41:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Garth_Brooks_9-4.jpg
Country music superstar Garth Brooks is dusting off the cobwebs from a 13-year concert hiatus with a show Thursday night at Rosemont's Allstate Arena.]]>