<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:37:59 -0500 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:37:59 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Your #Chicagogram Photos: December 2012]]> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 16:53:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicagogram-street-roachbyt.jpg
Check out your Instagram from all over the city tagged #chicagogram.

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<![CDATA[Burberry's Grand Opening Bash]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:49:08 -0500 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 13:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Del_Friscos-blurby.jpg
Upscale steakhouse takes over former Esquire Theatre space.]]>
<![CDATA[William H. Macy Talks Independent Film, Creativity & Shameless]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:26:12 -0500 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 19:02:20 -0500 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 15:29:32 -0500 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 15:57:58 -0500 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 14:46:16 -0500 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 09:03:45 -0500 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 11:51:14 -0500 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 11:06:00 -0500 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 09:49:34 -0500 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 08:57:37 -0500 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 08:13:35 -0500 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 09:51:03 -0500 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 10:00:17 -0500 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 11:32:54 -0500 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 11:15:08 -0500 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: Packing House's Milk Braised Lamb Shoulder]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:03:56 -0500 Packing House's Milk Braised Lamb Shoulder
What's in it? 7 oz portions of Pat Lafrieda lamb shoulder are cured overnight, seared and simmered with whole milk, stock, vegetables and spices for 4 hours. After the meat is left to sit overnight to reabsorb the stock, it's served with a spring pea salsa verde and potatoes emulsified with buttermilk, cream and butter.
Suggested pairing: La Couffe, which is offered on draft.
How much is it? $23
Executive Chef Amanda Barnes says: "This dish is a classic italian way to braise meat. I really haven't encountered a meat that doesn't respond well to this technique, even whole chicken! The milk adds a creamy sweetness to the dish that is accentuated with the potatoes. The potatoes are essentially a medium to suspend butter. The pea pesto is an acidic counterpoint to all that heavy richness. It's really more of a combo like if pesto...]]>
Packing House's Milk Braised Lamb Shoulder
What's in it? 7 oz portions of Pat Lafrieda lamb shoulder are cured overnight, seared and simmered with whole milk, stock, vegetables and spices for 4 hours. After the meat is left to sit overnight to reabsorb the stock, it's served with a spring pea salsa verde and potatoes emulsified with buttermilk, cream and butter.
Suggested pairing: La Couffe, which is offered on draft.
How much is it? $23
Executive Chef Amanda Barnes says: "This dish is a classic italian way to braise meat. I really haven't encountered a meat that doesn't respond well to this technique, even whole chicken! The milk adds a creamy sweetness to the dish that is accentuated with the potatoes. The potatoes are essentially a medium to suspend butter. The pea pesto is an acidic counterpoint to all that heavy richness. It's really more of a combo like if pesto and salsa verde had a baby with peas. It is also an opportunity to add another classic pairing of mint and lamb."
Packing House, 1113 W Randolph St, 312-929-4787, @packing_house ]]>
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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 11:33:32 -0500 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 19:25:23 -0500 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 20:18:41 -0500 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 11:48:43 -0500 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 16:08:24 -0500 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 10:32:53 -0500 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 11:35:47 -0500 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 11:49:42 -0500 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 15:14:26 -0500 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 10:43:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/11instathumb2012.jpg
Check out your Instagram from all over the city tagged #chicagogram.]]>
<![CDATA[VH1 Bumps Off "Mob Wives Chicago"]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:55:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mob_wives_chicago_2.jpg
Chicago-based reality series canceled.

Photo Credit: Chicago Sun-Times]]>
<![CDATA[City Releases Summer Festival Dates]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:27:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Taste-couple-2012.jpg
Taste of Chicago returns to mid-July slot.]]>
<![CDATA[H&M, Z Gallerie, Ulta Moving To South Loop]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:57:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shops-roosevelt-collection.jpg
The Shops at Roosevelt Collection signs Ulta, Fleet Street Sports.]]>
<![CDATA[Mike Tyson Headed to Chicago Stage]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:02:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mike-tyson-spike-lee.jpg
Former heavyweight boxing champion bringing on-man show to Cadillac Palace Theatre.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Own Your Own Restaurant For NYE]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:31:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fish-bar-interior.jpg
Fish Bar offers eBay auction to buy restaurant for a night.]]>
<![CDATA[Black Friday: Good for Buzz, Not for Predicting Sales]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:39:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/93446410_10.jpg
Retailers invest a lot of hope in Black Friday because it can be used to build momentum for the six-week holiday shopping season, their most profitable time of year. But Black Friday isn’t the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Black Friday Guide: How to Get the Best Deals]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:47:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black+friday+target.jpg
Black Friday — it's the mother of all shopping days. A day when millions of people wielding billions of dollars scratch and claw for the biggest bargains. So what's the best plan of attack?

Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago's "Boss" Gets Fired]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:52:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/228*120/kelsey+grammer+boss.jpg
Chicago-based show victim of low ratings.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Lights Its Christmas Tree]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:52:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-2012-tree.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel lit Chicago's 64-foot spruce at 5 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Oprah Tweets Her Love for Microsoft -- Via iPad]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:57:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/oprah15.jpg
Winfrey brings back "favorite things" segment for the holidays.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[McCormick Tribune Ice Rink Open Through Mid-March]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:51:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/skates_generic.jpg
Use of the rink is free, but skate rentals will cost you $10.

Photo Credit: clipart.com]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Italian Meatloaf For Turkey Day]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:28:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWTurkeyMeatloaf.jpg
As an alternative to a whole turkey, prepare an italian flavored turkey meatloaf]]>
<![CDATA[Mickey, Minnie Light Up Mag Mile]]> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 23:36:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mag+Mile+Lights+Fest+2.jpg
More than a million people traveled to Chicago on Saturday to see the 21st annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Graham Elliot, L2O Gain Michelin Stars]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:27:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Graham_Elliot_new.jpg
Highly anticipated culinary guide released on Wednesday.]]>