<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 24 Aug 2017 00:32:07 -0700Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:32:07 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cyndi Lauper Drops Asking Price for Stunning Stamford Home]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cyndi+Lauper+and+house+1.jpg
Cyndi Lauper appears to have dropped the asking price for her gorgeous home in Stamford, Connecticut, from $1.25 million to $935,000, according to the updated listing. The French Country Colonial-style...

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<![CDATA[How to Make Apartment Living Work for You and Your Pup]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:39:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bergs-dog.jpg
Living in an apartment with your canine companion isn’t much different from living with a human roommate: They don't clean, they don’t pay for groceries and you're starting to suspect they don't even have...

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<![CDATA[The Luxurious Lifestyle of New York's Poshest Pooches]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:57:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3334_NYCDogs_WEB.jpg
Ashley and Cooper get a taste of the high life, New York style. From a five-star hotel exclusively for dogs to a puppy pool party in the Hamptons, it's clear that NYC really has gone to the dogs!]]>
<![CDATA[Beth Stern, Katie Lee Talk Clear the Shelters and 'Pethood']]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:53:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Katie+Lee+Beth+Stern.jpg
Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive to help animals in need finding loving homes, will take place on Saturday, August 19. This year's event hosts, celebrity chef Katie Lee and Beth Stern...

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<![CDATA[6 Free Apps for Pet Owners]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:47:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-77541854.jpg
Nowadays, caring for your pet has never been easier and more enjoyable. From finding a pet sitter and setting up play dates to handling medical emergencies and training your pet, there’s an app for...

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<![CDATA[Let's 'Clear the Shelters' on Saturday, August 19!]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:46:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2017+CTS+Collage+TopLine+2083x854%5B1%5D.jpg
Every summer, animal shelters and rescues are filled to the brim with new spring litters and homeless pets. Shelters run on all cylinders to match pets with new forever families.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Pikachus Parade Through Yokohama, Japan]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:58:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pikachuparade.jpg
More than 100 Pikachus, a character from the game Pokemon, paraded through the streets of Yokohama, Japan, on Aug. 14.]]>
<![CDATA['SNL' Alum Rachel Dratch Gets 20-Year-Old Parking Ticket From Chicago]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:50:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Rachel+Dratch+2007+Tribeca+Film+Festival+Bryan+Bedder.JPG
"Chicago does not f around," the New York City-based comedian wrote on Twitter. "I received this parking ticket in the mail today. Look at date. It's from TWENTY years ago"
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<![CDATA[What Kind of Dog Best Fits Your Lifestyle?]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:03:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dogs-GettyImages-180680638.jpg
There are a million reasons why people love dogs. They make great companions, provide a slew of the health benefits and love unconditionally. Yet, there are lots of valid reasons why some people opt out...

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<![CDATA[Tips for Traveling Safe With Your Pet]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:28:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-454008386.jpg
One of the most stressful parts of pet ownership is what to do with your four-legged companion when you travel. While some pet owners opt for boarding, others choose to bring their furry family members...

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<![CDATA[Starbucks' Latest Frappuccino 'Inspired' by Horchata Drinks]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:24:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/starbucksfrap0809.JPG
From unicorns to horchata. Starbucks announced Tuesday its new Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino is now available in participating U.S. and Canada stores, in a move that is getting a mixed reception from...

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<![CDATA[For Sale: House That Inspired Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary']]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:35:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stephen-king.jpg
In the market for a haunted house? The Orrington, Maine, home that inspired Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" is currently on sale for $255,000, 'Today' reported. King came up with the idea for the novel in...

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<![CDATA[Moscow Mules in Copper Mugs Won't Kill You: Officials]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/moscow-mule-copper-mug.jpg
Don't worry, Moscow Mule fans: Those solid cupper mugs often used to serve the popular alcoholic drink probably aren't going to kill you. Contrary to reports last week that Iowa was banning copper mugs...

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<![CDATA[Sold: Someone Bought Obama's One-Time Brooklyn Brownstone]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:03:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/obama+house+bhs.jpg
It looks like former President Barack Obama's one-time Park Slope brownstone has a buyer. The Brooklyn home on Second Street hit the market in late April for $4.295 million. It was listed by Brown Harris...

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<![CDATA[Mural Honors Late Linkin Park Frontman]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-02+at+6.33.03+PM.png
Los Angeles artist Jonas Never painted a mural of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington on the wall of a Sherman Oaks, California, pizzeria. Never, who has painted many murals around Los Angeles,...]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Season Has Already Started]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:04:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice1.jpg
Pumpkin spice mania is upon us -- and it's barely August. World Market released its annual pre-ground pumpkin spice coffee Tuesday, according to Today.com, joining plenty of other fall-themed products in grocery...

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<![CDATA[World Surf Dog Competition Returns to the Bay Area]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/giphy4.gif
The World Surf Dog Competition announced its return to the Bay Area for another day of dogs hanging ten.

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<![CDATA[World's Largest Suspension Bridge Opens in Switzerland]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:04:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SUSPENSION_BRIDGE_073117_1-150154379559800001.jpg
Hikers can now travel more than a quarter mile on the world's largest pedestrian suspension bridge in Switzerland. The new bridge is part of the two-day Eueopaweg hike.]]>
<![CDATA[MAC Giving Away Free Lipstick on #NationalLipstickDay]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:07:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MAC-Generic.jpg
One of the world's most popular makeup brands is giving away free lipsticks in celebration of National Lipstick Day on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Boston's 'Skinny House' Was Built on Betrayal and Spite]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:43:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Skinny+House.JPG
Sandwiched between two brick and mortar buildings in Boston's North End is the city's famous “Skinny House,” a structure built on betrayal and trust. The property is said to have belonged to two brothers...]]>
<![CDATA[25 Pet-Friendly Colleges in America]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:21:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/Stetson1.jpg
Heading off to college for the first time and leaving the comforts of home can be a difficult transition. And for students leaving an animal companion behind, the move can feel even more difficult. While...

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<![CDATA[Coke Zero is Getting a New Recipe, New Name]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:32:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/231*120/coke+zero+sugar.JPG
Coca-Cola is giving "Coke Zero" a new name, a new look and a new recipe. The new beverage is "Coca-Cola Zero Sugar" and it'll replace "Coke Zero." The company says the new name is intended to make it...

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<![CDATA[Wags to Riches: Rescue Dogs Living the Good Life]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:10:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520304204-marnie.jpg
Which Instagram celebrity has garnered 2.1 million followers, gone backstage at a Demi Lovato concert, and snapped a picture with Taylor Swift at a Grammy Awards after-party? Marnie the Dog. Instagram-famous...

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<![CDATA[Pet-o-nomics: The Cost of Owning a Dog or Cat]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:22:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-112705133.jpg
Dogs are known to help reduce stress and teach family members lessons in responsibility — but dog ownership demands fiscal responsibility, too. The costs of bringing an animal into your home go far beyond...

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<![CDATA[Unique Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher Items on Display at Comic-Con]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:43:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/leisphone.jpg
An auction house is showcasing some unique personal items belonging to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. The items will go to auction on Sept. 23.]]>
<![CDATA[NYers Are Paying $12 to Eat Ice Cream Topped With Insects]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:35:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17124010068337.jpg
Manhattan ice cream shop La Newyorkina has introduced what may be the most unique sundae the city has to offer. The Greenwich Village Mexican ice cream and paleta shop tops its new Happy-Hoppy Sundae with...

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<![CDATA[Take a Look Inside O.J. Simpson's Former Florida Home]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:49:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OJKendallHome.jpg
After his 1995 murder acquittal, O.J. Simpson lived in Miami's Kendall neighborhood for years before he was convicted and sentenced to prison for a 2007 armed robbery attempt in a Las Vegas hotel.

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<![CDATA[Fried Chicken Socks? KFC Launches New Clothing Line]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:28:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KFC_Launches_New_Clothing_Line.jpg
"KFC Ltd." is your one-stop shop for such diverse goods as the "Finger Lickin' Good Necklace" and the "TechniColonel T-Shirt."

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<![CDATA[Costumes of San Diego Comic-Con 2017]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:30:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SDCC-Costumes-68.jpg
Sporting spandex, capes, wigs, masks and makeup, fans descended on San Diego Comic-Con International 2017. The 48th annual pop culture and comic book convention is known for inspiring incredible costumes. Here's

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<![CDATA[The Best of PAWmicon 2017]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:37:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pawmiconcostume.jpg
Check out some of the best dog costumes from PAWmicon. This is the fifth straight year of the celebration of pets and their superhero owners.]]>
<![CDATA[PAWmicon 2017: Heroic Pups in Cosplay]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:19:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PAWmicon+Gallery.jpg
A week before their human counterparts begin to flock to Comic-Con International in San Diego, the most adorable pups in the galaxy donned their favorite superhero costumes for PAWmicon 2017.

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<![CDATA[In-N-Out Worker Dishes Out Answers to Customers' Questions]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/InNOutQandA_2.jpg
In-N-Out Burger, arguably the most popular burger chain on the West Coast, has been dishing out meals since the late 1940s, but many avid customers continue to ponder some of the most pressing questions...

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<![CDATA[5 Comic-Con-Themed Treats in San Diego]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:00:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/captainamericanwaffles.jpg
Ever sipped on a White Walker or taken a bite out of Drax the Destroyer? Now’s your chance! Here are 5 comics-themed treats to try during this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[#LoveMyPet: Share Your Love]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:00:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/promo-image_v01-nbc.jpg
Share a photo of your pet to support our adoption drive on Aug. 19 and help animals in need find loving homes.

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<![CDATA[New Jaguar Sets Record With Bond Movie Stunt]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:07:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jaguarstunt.jpg
A stunt driver took an SUV over a 50-foot jump with a 270-degree barrel roll as part of a release event for a new Jaguar SUV. It's the first time a production vehicle accomplished the stunt, which was performed...]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Introduces New Iced Teas With 'Free Tea Friday' Promo]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:28:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Starbucks-Shaken-Iced-Tea.jpg
Starbucks is debuting a new line of shaken iced teas, and it's shaking up the roll-out process by offering small versions for free on Friday — but only for one hour.

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<![CDATA[Krispy Kreme to Offer 80-Cent Dozens on Doughnut's Birthday]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:01:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KrispyKreme3.jpg
Say goodbye to your summer body! To mark the 80th birthday, Krispy Kreme will be selling a dozen of its original glazed doughnuts for only 80 cents.

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<![CDATA[7-Eleven Celebrates 7/11 With Free Slurpees]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:58:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Slurpee-GettyImages-106159890.jpg
If brain freezes are your thing, you are in luck: On Tuesday, everyone gets a free Slurpee. To celebrate July 11 — or 7-Eleven Day — the convenience chain will be giving away their signature slushy drinks.

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<![CDATA[More Retailers Hope to Take a Bite Out of Amazon Prime Day]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:04:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-696679794.jpg
Stores like Toys“R”Us, Target, Sur La Table and more are jumping on the bandwagon, hoping to take a swing at Amazon’s Prime Day by staging their own versions of this summer twist on Black Friday, which runs from...

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<![CDATA[North Texas' Largest Estate Sold at Auction]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:27:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Champ+D%27Or.jpg
Champ d'Or, the largest estate in North Texas, sold at auction Friday for the second time. The lavish French chateau-style palace in Denton County is modeled after the Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau in Paris, and...

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<![CDATA[10 Tools to Use in Your School Garden]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:22:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_142992771.jpg
Whether you’re just breaking new ground on a school garden or are a seasoned pro looking to spend more class time outside, here are 10 tools that will help turn your garden into a fully equipped outdoor...

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<![CDATA[Oreo Makes, Mails Wild Cookie Flavors for Fans]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:50:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oreo+getty.jpg
What's your dream Oreo flavor? Ask, and you may receive. Oreo is surprising some fans who submit their ideas for cookie flavors with actual boxes of their creations.

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<![CDATA[Summer Fun: TripAdvisor's 10 Best Theme Parks in the World]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:16:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ISLANDS_062917.jpg


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