<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - 1st Look]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/feature/1st-look http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:40 -0500 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:40 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bacon Everything at Burke's Bacon Bar]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-3235-BURKES+BACON+BAR.jpg Audrina visits Burke's Bacon Bar in Chicago to get a hearty sampling of some inventive bacon bites. ]]> <![CDATA[Get a Taste of San Diego's Best Tacos]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:17:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-Surf-Taco.jpg Enjoy San Diego's best burritos and tacos at Taco Surf then hit the beach right next door. Surf's up!]]> <![CDATA[Behind The Doors at Noble Experiment]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:30:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/1LK-Noble-Experiment.png Behind a hidden door in the heart of San Diego's East Village, a unique bar is serving up some of the city's best cocktail concoctions. Come with us inside Noble Experiment. ]]> <![CDATA[Cowboy Star Steaks Aren't Just For Cowboys]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:21:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/1LK-Cowboy-Star.png San Diego steakhouse Cowboy Star serves up a meal that would satisfy any cowboy's appetite. ]]> <![CDATA[Divas Welcome at Surf Diva School]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:28:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/1LK-Surf-Diva.jpg Audrina Patridge gets a surf lesson from San Diego's divas at Surf Diva School. ]]> <![CDATA[Try Farm Food With a Twist at Hash House a Go Go]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK-Hash-House-Go-Go.jpg When you combine farm fresh agriculture, live stock and old recipes with a twist, what do you get? Twisted farm food. And that is exactly what they are serving up at San Diego’s Hash House A Go Go.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Soak Up The Sun in San Diego]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:41:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3236_WEB_PROMO.jpg Audrina Patridge heads to San Diego! Catch an all-new "1st Look" Saturday after "SNL" on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[PHOTOS: How Audrina Stays Fit on 1st Look]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:18:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2014-03-21+at+5.02.35+PM.png It's not all about eating and drinking on 1st Look. Host Audrina Patridge tries out some fitness trends around the country. ]]> <![CDATA[Shuffle on Down To Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:42:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/233*120/1LK-Shuffleboard.jpg Who said shuffleboard was only for senior citizens? Leave it to Brooklyn to make this classic game cool again at Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club.]]> <![CDATA[It's a Family-Style Feast at Sammy's Roumanian]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:40:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK-Sammy%27s-Tenderloin.jpg Want to be a part of the tribe? Follow Audrina to Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse in Manhattan's Lower East Side. ]]> <![CDATA[Cook Your Luck With LUCKYRICE]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:40:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-Lucky-Rice.jpg Looking to cook a lucky meal? Audrina teams up with LUCKYRICE's Danielle Chang and The General's executive chef Hung Huynh to make a meal with luck (and flavor) to spare.]]> <![CDATA[Join The Queens of Bingo at Hamburger Mary's]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:40:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/1LK-Hamburger-Marys.jpg We all know regular bingo can be kind of a drag. But at Hamburger Mary's in LA, they're becoming the reigning queens of bingo in La La Land. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Add Some Fun To Your Reservation]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:42:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK_3235_WEB_PROMO.jpg Host Audrina Patridge is taking you to some of the most fun themed restaurants around. Catch an all-new "1st Look" Saturday after "Saturday Night Live" on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Miss Lily's Brings Jamaican Fare To a City Brunch Crowd]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:33:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/1LK-Miss-Lilys.jpg Ready for a taste of the islands in Manhattan? Jamaican flavors are abound when Audrina visits Greenwich Village's Miss Lily's. ]]> <![CDATA[A Brunch Cook Off To Remember at Ela]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:21:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-3234-ELA.jpg Think you're ready to take on a Top Chef? Audrina battles it out with Jason Cichonski at Philadelphia's Ela Restaurant. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Try The Best Brunches]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:33:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3234_WEB_PROMO.jpg Catch an all-new 1st Look this Saturday after SNL. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Newsworthy Destinations]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:45:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-3233-NEWSWORTHY.jpg On this episode, host Audrina Patridge takes you to the hotspots you need to know about. Let us help you make your next reservation!]]> <![CDATA[Big Portions, Big Flavors at Kirkland Tap & Trotter]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:12:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-3233-KIRKLAND.jpg At Kirkland Tap & Trotter, you won't go home hungry. ]]> <![CDATA[Eat, Drink, and Sing Your Heart Out at MaisonO]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:06:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/1LK-MaisonO.jpg MaisonO is your one-stop destination for a great night out. Audrina joins in on the fun. ]]> <![CDATA[Three Dots and Dash Brings Tiki To The City]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:51:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-Three-Dots.jpg Audrina jumps behind the bar to help create some tiki-inspired drinks at Chicago's hottest bar, Three Dots and a Dash. ]]> <![CDATA[Get a Taste of New England In Santa Monica at Connie & Ted's]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:12:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-Connie-Teds.jpg Chef Michael Cimarusti opens a New England-style fish shack celebrating his grandparents in Santa Monica. ]]> <![CDATA[Take a Desert Retreat With a James Bond Flair]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:54:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-Hotel-Lautner.jpg Audrina visits a boutique hotel for some R&R. Join her at Hotel Lautner.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: We're Taking You To Newsworthy Hot Spots]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:06:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3233_WEB_PROMO.jpg Join host Audrina Patridge as she takes you to the best hot spots everyone's talking about. Find out where to make your next reservation on this episode of 1st Look. Watch Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Charlie Bird]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:44:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/Charlie_Bird+Roast+Chicken+with+Crispy+Bit+Salad.jpg

Charlie Bird is fantastic.  Period.  With a goal of being a neighborhood place in it for the long play, Charlie Bird is an oasis of great food, including delicious and inventive roasted meats, salads, seafood, pastas, and a truly kick-ass wine program. 

Chef Ryan Hardy's business card humbly says "Cook", a heart-melting distinction in an era of chefs-as-brands.  Wine director Robert Bohr, one of Charlie Bird's partners, along with sommelier Grant Reynolds,  have created wine options that truly delight:  a recommendation one evening of Vinatigo, a delicious wine from the Canary Islands, was spot-on, and there are rare and expertly chosen options in a broad and fair range of price points.  At the bar, the cocktail menu features "shameless plugs" by friends of the house sommeliers and beverage directors at other restaurants, providing a welcome laugh.

The room design is light and warm, lots of wood, with an unobtrusive neo-industrial feel, with boom box prints on the wall and cocktail menus on the coasters.  The noise levels are a relief — no shouting or lip-reading necessary, and the lighting is flattering and well-considered.  For more intimate parties, Charlie Bird now also offers a private dining room, which can seat up to 14 guests, tucked away inside the restaurant, where all aspects of an experience can be customized.

What an absolute joy to find in 2014, that a quote from a 2012 document still holds true, with such charm:  "Food without ego, service with charm, perfectly roast chicken and crazy good wine."



Photo Credit: NOAH FECKS]]>
<![CDATA[Behind The Scenes With Audrina Patridge]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:27:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/L53A2850.jpg Take a look at what goes on behind the camera on 1st Look.

Photo Credit: John Christon]]>
<![CDATA[Skip The Beach and Hit Surfset Class]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-3232-SURFSET.jpg Surfset will keep you toned all year round. Host Audrina Patridge joins Jen Ator of Women's Health magazine to try this core-strengthening workout. ]]> <![CDATA[Parkour With The Pros]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:27:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-3232-PARKOUR.jpg Audrina takes on a parkour workout with one of the best instructors around, Kurt Gowan in Chicago, at Parkour Ways. ]]> <![CDATA[Have Fun, Get Fit at Cirque School]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:48:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK-Cirque-School.jpg Try this circus fitness routine for anybody with any body at Cirque School. ]]> <![CDATA[Feel Alive on a Zombie Run]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:19:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-Zombie-Run.jpg Take a look at one fitness craze that will have you running scared. Visit the website for more info. ]]> <![CDATA[Go For a Underwater Spin With Aquacycle]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:58:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-3232-AQUACYCLE.jpg At Aqua, host Audrina Patridge gives Aquacycle a try. Have some fun and make a splash with this low-impact, high-intensity workout.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: We're Finding Fun Ways To Get Fit]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:56:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3232_WEB_PROMO.jpg Don't miss an all-new "1st Look" with Audrina Patridge this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Take a Tour of NOLA With John Besh]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:57:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK-John-Besh.jpg New Orleans is famous for its incredible food offerings, and the options are limitless. To help navigate the NOLA menu, Audrina teams up with celebrity chef John Besh to sample some of his favorite local eateries. ]]> <![CDATA[Sit For a Jazz Brunch at Commander's Palace]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:51:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-3231-COMMANDERS_PALACE-WEB.jpg Commander's Palace has been serving New Orleans some of the best brunch in the south for over 100 years. So Audrina stopped in to see what all that jazz is about.`]]> <![CDATA[Hit The Water For a Swamp Tour]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:45:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK-3231-SWAMP_TOUR-WEB.jpg New Orleans is famous for many things, and when you visit, you have to get out of the French Quarter and into the swamp. Audrina hits the water with Captain Bishop of Cajun Encounters to spot some of the scaly local swamp life. ]]> <![CDATA[Don't Miss a Night Out at Mimi's In The Marigny]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:45:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-3231-MIMIS-WEB.jpg Trust us, you're going to love Mimi's in the Marigny. With a chef that talks a mile a minute, and actor Bryan Batt stopping by for a bite, Audrina is in for a wild night in NOLA!]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Go Big In The Big Easy]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:57:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3231_WEB_PROMO.jpg Join host Audrina Patridge for an all-new "1st Look" this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. We're in New Orleans, dining with John Besh and cruising for gators.]]> <![CDATA[Introducing Slopestyle Skiing]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:18:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-3230-SLOPESTYLE.jpg Elite athletes discuss one of the newest sports debuting at Sochi this year, introducing slopestyle skiing.]]> <![CDATA[Meet Slopestyle Skier Grete Eliassen]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:14:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK-Greta-Profile.jpg Slopestyle skier Grete Eliassen is bringing slopestyle to the masses, as one of the newest sports in the Winter Games.]]> <![CDATA[Hit The Slopes With Olympian Justin Reiter]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:54:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK-Justin-Reiter.jpg George Oliphant heads out to Steamboat Springs Colorado to talk with Sochi-bound parallel slalom snowboarder Justin Reiter.]]> <![CDATA[Get a Closer Look at Slalom Snowboarding]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:51:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/1LK-3230-SLALOM.jpg Elite athletes discuss slalom snowboarding and its inclusion as one of the new sports in the Winter Games.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: New Winter Sports at Sochi]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:23:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3230_WEB_PROMO.jpg Don't miss an all-new "1st Look" with host Audrina Patridge this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Deer Tick at The Allen Room]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:06:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/DT-AW-131.JPG

Deer Tick, our favorite guys from Providence, are soon to be back in New York City. On March 6th, catch a special concert at Lincoln Center's The Allen Room, a spectacular mid-size venue overlooking Columbus Circle.

Following their sold-out show at Webster Hall a few months back, Deer Tick will be playing tracks off of recently released "Negativity," an album receiving critical acclaim.

Known for occasional raucous on-stage antics, we're eager to see the bluesy country rock band take a step back and play this classic New York City venue (mainly a Jazz locale) known for its incredible acoustics. It is sure to be an unforgettable musical experience.

The show is part of the American Songbook series. For more information, visit AmericanSongbook.org.

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<![CDATA[Maroon 5's Favorite NYC Hotspots]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:17:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CLWMAROON5_722x406_2028172539.jpg Check out Maroon 5's favorite city hotspots. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Beautiful, The Carole King Musical]]> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:12:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/beautiful-carole-king.jpg

No, you do not need to be a Carole King super fan to love the new musical "BEAUTIFUL" based on her incredible life story.  Trust us, you will find yourself very familiar with most every song in this delightful show, and you will exclaim, "Oh wow, she wrote this song?  They wrote that song?!" ("they" as in Carole's good friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, another crackerjack musical songwriting team who came up at the same time as Carole and her husband and music-making partner Gerry Goffin).

Jessie Mueller plays the lead role and utterly nails it, singing so evocatively of the real King, and bringing a warmth and good humor to her characterization.  "BEAUTIFUL" covers King's career during the years of the late 1950s to the early '70s, a time of epic cultural changes, and Mueller is completely convincing throughout this arc.  She is joined by a wonderful cast, in particular, Jerrod Spector as Barry Mann.  Spector recently ended his run in "Jersey Boys"  after a record 1500 performances as Frankie Valli and is utterly charismatic in his joke-cracking and singing.

"BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical" is exactly what a show is supposed to be — entertaining, captivating, moving, and just plain FUN.  Visit the website and get your tickets now.

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<![CDATA[Louie Vito Is Tearing Up The Halfpipe]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:51:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-3229-LOUIE+VITO.jpg Want to know what makes an snowboarder an Olympian? Louie Vito has been tearing up the halfpipe for years, and now he's finding ways to give back to the community through charity and sports. ]]> <![CDATA[It’s a Non-Stop Party at The Palace]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:36:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/thepalace_722x406_2168759762.jpg Drama and drag queens may be something you'd typically avoid, but when it's time for brunch on South Beach, it's all the rage! The Palace in Miami is a show not to be missed with unlimited mimosas, incredible food, and a non-stop performance from the prettiest queens in town. It's not just delicious, it's diva-licious! The Palace 1200 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 / 305-531-7234 ]]> <![CDATA[Meet The Athletes Behind "Daly Nitro"]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:39:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-DALY-NITRO.JPG Want to know what athletes do with their downtime? Olympic skeleton athlete John Daly and Olympic bobsledder Steve Langton get together to make magic on the luge and off with their hilarious "Daly Nitro" web series.]]> <![CDATA[On The Ice With The U.S. Women's Hockey Team (Part 1)]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/1LK-US-HOCKEY-1.jpg Ever wonder what it takes to make it to the Olympics? Get on the ice with the U.S. women's hockey team, and find out just how much hard work, determination, and skill goes in to make a team worthy of gold.]]> <![CDATA[On The Ice With The U.S. Women's Hockey Team]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:21:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-US-HOCKEY.jpg Ever wonder what it takes to make it to the Olympics? Get on the ice with the U.S. women's hockey team, and find out just how much hard work, determination and skill goes into make a team worthy of gold.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Get Ready For The Olympics]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:40:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK-3229.jpg Join host Audrina Patridge as we gear up for Sochi 2014. Watch "1st Look" Saturday after "SNL" on NBC.]]>