<![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, 17 Apr 2014 16:38:49 -0500 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:38:49 -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[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: Gibsons' 42 Chop]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:37:30 -0500 Gibsons' 42 Chop
What's in it? 32 ounces of dry-aged Gibsons USDA Prime Angus. The chop is brushed with corn oil, seasoned generously with Gibsons roasting salt and placed in the broiler at 1800 degrees.
Suggested pairing: Gibsons recommends their Gibsons Reserve Cabernet, which was blended and developed exclusively for and by Gibsons Restaurant Group. It's an excellent match with the Gibsons 42 Chop, with bright notes of black plum, bright cherry and currant. The supple tannins in this 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec blend are perfectly complemented and softened by the plentiful marbling in the steak. ($19/glass, $77/bottle; the bottle will be offered for $25 throughout the "25 Days of Gibsons": March 27 - April 21)
How much is it? $99 (will be a permanent fixture on the menu starting April 21; it will be $25 in honor of Gibsons Silver Anniversary on April 21 only)...]]>
Gibsons' 42 Chop
What's in it? 32 ounces of dry-aged Gibsons USDA Prime Angus. The chop is brushed with corn oil, seasoned generously with Gibsons roasting salt and placed in the broiler at 1800 degrees.
Suggested pairing: Gibsons recommends their Gibsons Reserve Cabernet, which was blended and developed exclusively for and by Gibsons Restaurant Group. It's an excellent match with the Gibsons 42 Chop, with bright notes of black plum, bright cherry and currant. The supple tannins in this 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec blend are perfectly complemented and softened by the plentiful marbling in the steak. ($19/glass, $77/bottle; the bottle will be offered for $25 throughout the "25 Days of Gibsons": March 27 - April 21)
How much is it? $99 (will be a permanent fixture on the menu starting April 21; it will be $25 in honor of Gibsons Silver Anniversary on April 21 only)
Executive Chef Randy Waidner says: "We feel the Gibsons 42 Chop is the ultimate expression of our core values at Gibsons Restaurant Group: quality, value and long lasting sustainability. It was chosen for its depth of flavor, impressive plate presence and unmatched value."
Gibsons, Chicago, Oak Brook and Rosemont locations, @GibsonsSteak]]>
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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.]]>
<![CDATA[Food Truck Proponents Sue City]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:20:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/schnitzel-king---couple.jpg
Group seeks to loosen restrictions against food truck operators.]]>