<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - ]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:35:42 -0600 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:35:42 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Your #Chicagogram Photos: December 2012]]> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 15:53:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicagogram-street-roachbyt.jpg
Check out your Instagram from all over the city tagged #chicagogram.

Photo Credit: instagram.com/roachbytes]]>
<![CDATA[Burberry's Grand Opening Bash]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:49:08 -0600 Moshpix: One of the most sought-after invites in the city was Burberry's grand opening party, held at its new Michigan Avenue location. A who's who of Chicago was in the house for the stylish event, which included a live set by British musician Carl Barat and appearances the Chicagoans who took part in the retailer's Art of The Trench campaign.]]> Moshpix: One of the most sought-after invites in the city was Burberry's grand opening party, held at its new Michigan Avenue location. A who's who of Chicago was in the house for the stylish event, which included a live set by British musician Carl Barat and appearances the Chicagoans who took part in the retailer's Art of The Trench campaign.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Burberry_trench_3.jpg
City scenester help welcome Michigan Avenue flagship store.

Photo Credit: Onasis Odelmo Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Grand Opening: Del Frisco’s Hits Oak Street]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:01:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Del_Friscos-blurby.jpg
Upscale steakhouse takes over former Esquire Theatre space.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago-Area Outlet Malls Unleash Deals on Thanksgiving]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:56:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/livermore4.JPG
Black Friday is upon us. If you plan on getting your shopping done all in one place, here's a list of opening times and top deals at outlet malls in the Chicago area and beyond.

Photo Credit: Bob Redell]]>
<![CDATA[Christkindlmarket Open For 19th Holiday Season]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:59:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453574681.jpg
This year is the 19th annual Christkidlmarket in Chicago. Here's is what you can find there and when.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions With Alpana Singh]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:44:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009787993_1200x675_361479235578.jpg
Chicago sommelier and restaurateur Alpana Singh answers LeeAnn Trotter's 20 questions, from her go-to coffee order and biggest pet peeve to her all-time favorite wine pairing.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Native to Emcee Correspondents' Dinner]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:10:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455776192.jpg
The ridiculous intersection of guests at the White House Correspondents' Dinner demands a savvy emcee who can subtly savage the crowd while getting laughs, too. Last spring, it was Joel McHale.

Photo Credit: FilmMagic]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Chooses 101st Annual Christmas Tree]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:41:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+Christmas+tree+2014.jpg
The fourth time is the charm for a persistent Elgin family and their 57-foot Colorado blue spruce.

Photo Credit: The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Lands Starring Role in "Batman vs. Superman"]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:22:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_batman_vs_superman_st_ben_afflec_calvin.jpg
Chicago has landed a starring role in the upcoming movie, "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[This Painting in Chicago Saved Bill Murray's Creative Life]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:21:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-bill-murray.jpg
The thing that lifted up Bill Murray at a career low can still be found in Chicago.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Foo Fighters To Play Cubby Bear on Friday]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:49:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/OutsideLands01964.JPG
Here's something you don't see every day: The Foo Fighters are playing the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville this week.

Photo Credit: Mat Luschek]]>
<![CDATA[Fans Line Up for Final Hot Doug's Taste]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:44:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hot-dougs-line.jpg
10/03/14: NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup was outside Hot Doug's Friday morning talking to hot dog and sausage lovers hoping to get in on the last of the action.]]>
<![CDATA[Steppenwolf Unveils Plans for Theater Expansion]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:09:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/steppenwolf+1002.jpg
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced Thursday plans for an expansion that would include a new, 400-seat theater.

Photo Credit: Lauren Jiggetts]]>
<![CDATA[Kanye West Performs Surprise Set at Chicago Festival]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:38:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kanye+west+chicago.jpg
Chicago literally waited until summer's last gasp to put on one of the best music festivals of the season featuring the biggest hip hop acts the city has ever produced.

Photo Credit: Marcus Riley]]>
<![CDATA[Playboy Magazine Unveils Top Party Schools List]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:45:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/college+drinking_722_406.jpg
When it comes to party schools in the Midwest, Illinois can't hold a candle to Wisconsin -- at least, according to Playboy magazine.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[William H. Macy Talks Independent Film, Creativity & Shameless]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:26:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Stefan-Holt-William-H-Macy.jpg
Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winning actor talks about his new independent film, his roughly 10 years in Chicago and his talk at Chicago Ideas Week on the NBC 5 NEWS at NOON on May 30, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Beyonce Stops at Vegan Eatery During Chicago Visit]]> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:02:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-AP506846083039_1.jpg
Beyonce had a lot on her plate Friday, including some vegan cuisine from a Chicago area restaurant.

Photo Credit: Invision for Parkwood Entertainm]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Ranked A Top Travel City: Report]]> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:29:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+generic.jpg
The Windy City came in 8th place and was the only U.S. city on the list.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Chicago Pizzas Make List of Best 101 Pies]]> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:57:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Lou+Malnati%27s+Deep+Dish.jpg
In a new list of the 101 best pizzas in America, seven Chicago spots got its slice of the pie.

Photo Credit: Lou Malnati's ]]>
<![CDATA[Beyonce, Jay Z Theater Rumors Not True: Source]]> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:46:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP120220148080.jpg
The 2,500-seat landmark theater opened in 1927 and once hosted iconic acts in Chicago.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Michigan Ave. Mag Celebrates Five Years in Print]]> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:03:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mw+mag+16.jpg
Michigan Avenue magazine celebrated five years of production with an over-the-top birthday bash highlighted with a performance by Michelle Williams.]]>
<![CDATA[60K Shoppers Flood New Outlet Mall's First Day]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:51:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Fashion-Outlet_02.jpg
Lines of up to two hours reported outside Tory Burch, Gucci and Prada stores.

Photo Credit: Marcus Riley ]]>
<![CDATA[Jay-Z To Host Post-Show Party in Chicago ]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:06:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/timberlake-jayz.jpg
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z post-show celebration plans in Chicago.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for NARAS]]>
<![CDATA['Transformers 4' Holds Casting For Chicago Extras]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:49:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/07-t-3-dom.jpg
Franchise returns to the Windy City for filming Aug. 18 through Sept. 27.

Photo Credit: Robert Zuckerman]]>
<![CDATA[2013 Taste of Chicago]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:57:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tasteofchicago22.jpg
Chicago's famous Taste of Chicago Festival begins for the 33rd year.]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Chicago: What To Expect]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:13:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003641779_722x406_36684355650.jpg
NBC 5's Lauren Petty talks with Sam Toia, the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. He shares with us a selection of foods and tells Lauren what to expect at this year's festival - including...]]>
<![CDATA[2013 Taste of Chicago Restaurants, Food Trucks]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:51:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Taste-couple-2012.jpg
Taste of Chicago begins July 10 in Grant Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular Empanadas Food Truck Owners Expand Business]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 09:00:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5411+empanadas.JPG
5411 Empanadas' food truck business has expanded to a restaurant and catering business.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Meets, Marries, Opens Chicago Food Truck]]> Wed, 08 May 2013 10:32:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kye+food+truck+fat+shallot.JPG
Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz own The Fat Shallot, which recently got the city's OK to hit the road.]]>
<![CDATA[Stockbroker Quits Job, Opens Food Truck]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 10:15:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/daniella+salsa+truck.JPG
The Salsa Truck became Chicago's first licensed mobile food preparer.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![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[Tribute Held For Late Photographer Steve Starr]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:33:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Starr-Tribute_9.jpg
Friends help fulfill vision of event Starr was working on when he died.

Photo Credit: Victor Skrebneski]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Kitchen Gadget Gifts]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:25:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Wayne+Gadgets.JPG
Foodies actually like getting kitchen gadgets for the holidays and this collection offers something for just about everyone]]>
<![CDATA["Book of Mormon" Takes on Chicago]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:18:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Book-of-Mormon-chicago.jpg
Musical production on stage until June 2 at Bank of America Theatre.]]>
<![CDATA[Baconfest 2013 Tickets On Sale Monday]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:48:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Baconfest_2012_30.jpg
VIP tickets available for popular April event.

Photo Credit: Marcus Riley ]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Holiday Mincemeat Pies]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:08:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWMeatlessMincemeat.jpg
Make a meatless mincemeat pie for the holiday loaded with apple, citrus, brown sugar and sauce on the side.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Charlie Trotter Auctions Items From Restaurant]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:32:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/charlie-trotter_cooking.jpg
Wednesday auction includes kitchen gadgets, appliances, artwork.]]>
<![CDATA[Jamar Rogers: Life After "The Voice"]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:35:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JamarRogers.jpg
Jamar Rogers has been quite busy since he was voted off the hit NBC show. He's writing a book, writing for Insider.com and recently appeared on a Christmas special. LeeAnn Trotter reports on what keeps...]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Orders Pitchfork to Turn Over Chief Keef Video]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:49:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chief_keef.jpg
The company that runs the popular Pitchfork Music Festival has until the middle of next week to turn over the complete footage recorded of teen rapper Chief Keef holding a rifle.]]>
<![CDATA[White House Holiday Decorations ]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:14:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Michelle-Obama-Christmas.jpg
With the holiday season just around the corner, Christmas trees and piles of present decorate the White House. Take a look at some of its best decorations.

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Your #Chicagogram Photos: November 2012]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:43:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/11instathumb2012.jpg
Check out your Instagram from all over the city tagged #chicagogram.]]>