<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 25 Apr 2018 06:00:28 -0500Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:00:28 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Robots at Smithsonian Museums Will Answer Questions, Take Selfies]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:13:07 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/042318pepperrebot.jpg
Four-foot-tall, "wide-eyed" robots with touch screens are now dancing, playing games and taking selfies with Smithsonian visitors at six museums, the Smithsonian announced Tuesday. The robots, all named Pepper,...

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<![CDATA[Target Cancels Release Of Women’s Hunter Tall Rain Boots]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:53:33 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hunter+target+2.jpg
One of the most in-demand items of the Hunter for Target collection will not be released, Target announced.

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Sisters Close Doors on DASH Stores]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:19:12 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/kardashian+sisters+nyc+dash+grand+opening.JPG
The Kardashians announced they will be closing all of their Dash boutiques. "After nearly 12 years, my sisters and I have decided to close the doors of our Dash stores," Kim Kardashian said in a statement...

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<![CDATA[National Zoo Welcomes Birth of Critically Endangered Baby Gorilla]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:05:03 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1280.jpg
D.C. has a tiny new arrival! A newborn gorilla made his arrival Sunday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo has announced. Calaya, one of the zoo's western lowland gorillas, gave birth to a boy at 6:25 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Should Heinz Bring 'Mayochup' to US? Company Asks Twitter]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:19:59 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Heinz_Mayochup_Equation.jpg
“Pass the Mayochup” could soon be a thing – if Twitter says so.

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<![CDATA[Sesame Place Designated as Certified Autism Center]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:44:15 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20180402+SesamePlace.jpg
Pennsylvania's Sesame Place has become the first theme park in the world designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC), saying it has committed to special training for workers and assistance for families...

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<![CDATA[Domino's Launches New Game With Free Pizza as the Prize]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:43:46 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3362000.jpg
On Monday, Domino's Pizza launched a first-of-its-kind gaming experience, with pizza as the top prize. The pizza chain's "Piece of the Pie Pursuit" is capitalizing on the steadily growing popularity of...

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<![CDATA[Scenes From Historic Presidential Easter Egg Rolls]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:46:01 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP7704110142_0EggRoll.jpg
The White House has hosted Easter egg rolls each year since 1878. Click through for images of egg rolls past.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Is Making Running Shoes — With Sprinkles]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:40:02 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dunkin+Donuts+sneakers.JPG
Dunkin' is taking its popular slogan to heart and wants customers to "run" with another Massachusetts brand. The Canton-based company has teamed up with Waltham-based Saucony to "keep Bostonians running"...]]>
<![CDATA[See Inside 'Harry Potter House' Listed for $2.9M]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:44:12 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/harry+potter+house+1+thumb.png
A Minneapolis castle known as the "Harry Potter House" or the "Hogwarts House" is back on the market for $2.9 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside World's Largest Cruise Ship's 'Ultimate Family Suite']]> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:21:50 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ultimate+Family+Suite.jpg
Royal Caribbean's "Symphony of the Seas," the largest cruise ship ever built, will welcome her first guests on Saturday, March 31. While the ship is loaded with tons of new, one-of-kind experiences for...

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<![CDATA[Royal Caribbean Debuts World’s Largest Cruise Ship]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:30:21 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cruise+ships.jpg
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas will make its maiden voyage on March 31. The 228,081-gross-ton ship features unique rooms, dining and the world's tallest water slide]]>
<![CDATA[Adam Sandler Offered Matzos for Life to Pen Passover Song]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:24:48 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/matzos-sandler-split.jpg
Manischewitz really wants Adam Sandler to write a Passover song, and the Jewish food giant says it's prepared a "suite" offer to get him inspired — a hotel room in New Jersey stacked with gefilte fish, matzo and...
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<![CDATA[Toys R Us Liquidation Marks End of an Era for Shoppers]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:27:18 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toys+R+Us+Liquidation+Sales.jpg
Friday marked the beginning of the end for toy seller Toys R Us as the toy retailer began liquidation sales on March 23 at hundreds of stores around the country. The going-out-of-business sales are the...

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<![CDATA[Toys R Us Liquidation Sales Postponed]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:07:47 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toys+R+Us+liquidation+postponed.jpeg
Shoppers who arrived at Toy R Us stores across the country for the toy chains liquidation sales were met with signs announcing that it had been postponed "due to circumstances beyond our control." The...

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<![CDATA[How to Get Your Free Lunch Combo From Little Caesars]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:03:27 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Little_Caesars_Serving_Free_Pizza_April_2.jpg
Little Caesars will give away free pizza on Monday in honor of a historic bracket-busting upset during the NCAA March Madness tournament. Last month, the Detroit-based pizza chain announced if "crazy happened,"...
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<![CDATA[Bill Hader Returns as Scaramucci to 'SNL']]> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:17:04 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/coldopen2billhader_1200x675.jpg
Actors John Goodman and Fred Armisen made surprise appearances in “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open with host Bill Hader and Alex Moffat as CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The cold open began as a segment from...
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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day 2018: A Look at the Dyeing of Chicago River]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:02:35 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RIVER+GREEN+TIMELAPSE+for+WEB+-+00000601_31296623.jpg
The Chicago River was dyed green Saturday, officially kicking off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Stars Honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:42:34 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eva+longoria+walk+of+fame+star+thumbnail.jpg
Hollywood's A-listers, from "X-Files" sleuth Gillian Anderson to Disney icon Minnie Mouse, here are the stars who have been honored and forever immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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<![CDATA[Justin Timberlake Lists Swanky NYC Penthouse for $8M]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:53:37 -0500 See the full listing here. (Inset Photo Getty Images)]]> See the full listing here. (Inset Photo Getty Images)]]> https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Justin+Timberlake+Soho+Mews.jpg
Back in 2010, superstar Justin Timberlake bought a penthouse at Soho Mews for more than $6.5 million. Now, he is putting that same condo up for sale for close to $8 million. Take a look inside.

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<![CDATA[The Women Who Became the CIA's Unlikely Neighbors]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:50:00 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/CIA+Women+1.jpg
The women shared the land with the CIA for 53 years.

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<![CDATA['Bachelor Mueller' Unable to Commit to Collusion on 'SNL']]> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 07:14:54 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/636563234883028454-image1.jpg
The “Saturday Night Live” cold open mocked recent political and pop culture moments, with Kate McKinnon reprising her impression of special counsel Robert Mueller and Cecily Strong as the betrothed-then-dumped...

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<![CDATA[Coca-Cola to Experiment With Boozy Drink in Japan]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:16:59 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/634597088-coca-cola-cans.jpg
Coca-Cola is cracking open a new kind of can in Japan. The company's Japanese division will be trying out its first alcoholic drinks soon, a step its president called "unique" in the company’s history in...

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<![CDATA[Luxury and Electric Power: The Best of the Geneva Auto Show]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:30:43 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Aston+Martin+Vantage.jpg
When it comes to gawking at high-end sports cars, the Geneva International Motor Show is a pretty good place to be.

Photo Credit: Drew Gibson for Aston Martin]]>
<![CDATA[These Are the 5 Best Beaches in the World, TripAdvisor Says]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:24:41 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bestbeach1.jpg
It's never too early to start thinking about hitting the beach -- especially if you're considering making a vacation of it.

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<![CDATA['Fixer Upper' Fans Rejoice, Magnolia Table Is Now Open in Texas]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:13:12 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_689363212205.jpg
Chip and Joanna Gaines are at it again. Their latest business venture, Magnolia Table, opened for business Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Here's How to Get Free IHOP Pancakes Tuesday]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:51:50 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IHOPGETTY.jpg
Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes and help a worthy cause.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Szechuan Sauce Is Now Back in Stores]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:24:47 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonaldsSzechuanSauce-Twitter.jpg
It's back! McDonald's limited-release Szechuan sauce -- so popular it caused riots when it ran out -- returned to stores Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Selena Gomez Puts Her Texas Mansion on the Market]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:19:17 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/selenaTLMDPORTADA.jpg
Pop Star Selena Gomez puts her luxurious mansion in Fort Worth, Texas, up for sale for the third time.]]>
<![CDATA[McD's Brings Back Beloved Shake, Sauce That Sparked Riots]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:53:27 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McD+Szechuan+Shamrock.png
McDonald's said Thursday it will bring back Szechuan Sauce, the dipping sauce that caused riots over its one-day availability last October. It will also bring back the Shamrock Shake, its minty seasonal...

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<![CDATA['Love' Returns to Philadelphia in Time for Valentine's Day]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:25:08 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20180213+Love_Park1.jpg
There's another reason to love Philly as the city celebrated the return of an icon Tuesday: The Robert Indiana-designed "Love" sculpture was reinstalled at its namesake park at the base of the Benjamin Franklin...]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Wad of Crumpled Cash Found on Wall Street]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:11:27 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Money+ICY+SOT.jpg
A giant wad of crumpled cash was found on Wall Street, and there is no way it fell out of someone's pocket. The car-sized wadded-up $1 bill popped up in the Financial District over the weekend, an impromptu...

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<![CDATA['Doritos For Her'? PepsiCo CEO Says Women Don't Want Loud Snacks]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:09:54 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_10042915950.jpg
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi caused a stir online after saying that women don't like to "crunch too loudly" or lick their fingers like men do when eating Doritos. In an interview with Freakonomics, Nooyi was...

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<![CDATA[In Photos: Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show]]> Sun, 04 Feb 2018 23:25:51 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_18036062267398.jpg
Justin Timberlake performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.

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<![CDATA['Girls' Star Jemima Kirke Lists NYC Brownstone for $4.5M]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:08:24 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jemima+Kirke+brownstone.jpg
Actress Jemima Kirke, who played Jessa Johansson on the HBO series "Girls," has reportedly listed her Brooklyn townhouse for $4.495 million. Take a look inside.

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<![CDATA[Here Are the 2018 Super Bowl Commercials]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 01:37:05 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/Screen+Shot+2018-02-04+at+9.36.51+PM.png
When the top two NFL teams met Feb. 4 in the Super Bowl, advertisers took advantage of breaks in the action to compete for viewers' hearts and wallets.
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<![CDATA[Check Out the Menu at Super Bowl LII]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:57:16 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SUPER_BOWL_MENU_012418_1-151683029200200002.jpg
Going to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis? You will want to arrive hungry. Check out some of the delicious items on the menu at U.S. Bank Stadium.]]>
<![CDATA[Cheesecake Factory to Sell Its Famous Brown Bread in Stores]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:22:56 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheesecake-factory-bread-today-tease-1-180122_f5bf0e2c6f27d4bf59355755dacab99c.today-inline-large.jpg
Fans of the Cheesecakes Factory's brown bread appetizer will no longer have to make the trip to the popular restaurant for a fix of that yeasty goodness. The chain announced that it will be begin selling its...

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