<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 02 May 2016 04:09:16 -0700 Mon, 02 May 2016 04:09:16 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:02:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cracker+Jacks+Prize.jpg
It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned...

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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:32:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg
Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of...

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<![CDATA[Manhattan, Chicago Are Priciest Places to Wed: Survey]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:10:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wedding-dress.jpg
Manhattan and Chicago are the two most expensive places to get married in the United States, but the affair will likely cost a pretty penny no matter the location, according to a new survey.

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<![CDATA[Burger King Releases 'Angriest Whopper' Yet]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:44:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Angriest+Whopper.jpg
How hot can you handle?

Burger King diners can now test their limits with the launch of the company's Angriest Whopper which has hot sauced baked right into the red colored bun.

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<![CDATA['Married on the Move': Couple Weds on NBC's 'Today']]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:21:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen-Shot-2016-03-24-at-11.56.30-AM1.jpg
One lucky couple got "married on the move" in front of NBC's "Today" show's audience Thursday morning. The "big fat" wedding celebration was in honor of the March release of Universal Picture's "My Big Fat Greek...
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<![CDATA[The Best Easter Chocolate, as Decided by a Toddler]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc-news-easter-candy-taste-test.jpg
What's the best Easter chocolate? NBC News asked a 3-year-old who hasn't been allowed to eat that much candy. For their test, consumer reporter Ben Popken and his son Milo came up with an exacting scientific...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Chicago River Dyed Green]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:45:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ezgif-1083319463.gif
For more than 40 years, the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers have dyed the Chicago River green to kick off the city's St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration. The union began dumping dye into the river at 9 a.m.
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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Recipes to Add Irish Flavor]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 04:40:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stpattysfoodtoday-food-al-roker-150313-04.jpg
Celebrating St. Patrick's is the perfect excuse to throw an Irish-themed party.These food and drink recipes will help you add some authentic and modern flavor to your St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream is the Latest Free Spring Treat]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:54:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/469718494-ben-jerrys-free-cone-day.jpg
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with a sweet treat? Ben & Jerry's is the latest company to offer up some free goodies with its annual Free Cone Day, set for Tuesday. Dairy Queen,...

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<![CDATA[Shamrock's Good Luck: St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:44:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_835044505278-st-patricks-day-lede.gif
March 17 is St. Patrick's Day and each year millions celebrate by dressing in green, hanging shamrock decorations and downing a few pints of beer at a local Irish pub. More than a cause for good cheer,

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day by the Numbers]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 04:35:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/stp-GettyImages-163880461.jpg
On March 17, millions of people across the United States, Irish or not, will revel in the celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Here are some numbers that look at the history, the money,...

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Through the Years]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 07:03:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/StPatricksDayDenver1-GettyImages-515121422.jpg
Each year, millions of emerald-clad revelers across the U.S. take to the streets to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Whether it's attending New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17-- the oldest and...

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's New Ice Cream Flavors]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:07:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ben-jerrys-new-trio-of-cores-1.jpg
Ben & Jerry's took to its new Snapchat account to announce the addition of three new flavors to its popular "Core" series. The new flavors are a "twist on some classic baked goods" with "decadent chunks...

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<![CDATA[IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day Tues.]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:00:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_298947245.jpg
Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes and help a worthy cause.

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Creates 'Cell Phone Coop Challenge']]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:57:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/030216+nbc+blue+background+ChickFilA.jpg
Chick-fil-A locations across the country have started a "Cell Phone Coop Challenge" to encourage customers to spend less time on their smartphones, and more time with their families.

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<![CDATA[Let it Rain! Prince to Play Again in Oakland]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:11:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-498349288.jpg
After what fans and reviewers described as a killer Prince concert at the Paramont Theatre in Oakland, the popular and mysterious singer will be playing again on Friday, according to promoter Live Nation...

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<![CDATA[Retailers Leap on 'Leap Day' to Offer Deals]]> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:23:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/margGetty-481602157.jpg
When you are born on Feb. 29, you only get to celebrate your birthday every four years. You are a "leapling." So when your day does finally roll around, you want to celebrate.

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<![CDATA[Union City Memorial for '80s Pop Star Closed to Public]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:07:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/VANITY_GettyImages-95581712.jpg
A Union City memorial service for Denise Matthews, better known as '80s pop star and Prince protegé Vanity, has been closed off to the public amidst speculation that Prince will attend.

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<![CDATA[Bowie's Co-Star in 1976 Film to Appear at the Castro]]> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:24:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/davidbowiepaley921832.jpg
David Bowie's co-star in the 1976 film "The Man Who Fell to Earth" will appear at a screening and tribute to the late icon at San Francisco's Castro Theatre. Candy Clark is scheduled to be interviewed by...

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<![CDATA[Sean Penn to Give Keynote at Cybersecurity Conference]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 18:14:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/penn-chapo-18.jpg
Sean Penn is apparently adding cybersecurity guru to his list of job titles. The Hollywood star and North Bay resident will give a closing keynote speech at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on March...

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<![CDATA[Prince Plays Oakland's Paramount Theatre This Weekend]]> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:31:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/169083254.jpg
Prince will perform his new "Piano and a Microphone" concert at Oakland's Paramount Theatre on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Neil Young Films Screen for One Night Only]]> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:30:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NeilYoungBrusselsLive.jpg
The Neil Young-written and directed comedy "Human Highway" and his live concert feature "Rust Never Sleeps" will screen together at 14 Bay Area movie theaters.

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<![CDATA[Iconic Daly City Restaurant Reopens Under New Ownership]]> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:53:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Chloe-Jackman-Photography-Original-Joes-Event-+2015-140.jpg
After a two-year absence, iconic Daly City restaurant Joe's of Westlake has reopened under new ownership. It's now called Original Joe's of Westlake and has had a total remodel under its new owners the...

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<![CDATA[Bill Graham Biopic in Development at Fox]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:24:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9_BillGraham_60sReunion.jpg
Fox is developing a movie about the late Bay Area concert promoter Bill Graham.

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<![CDATA['Top Chef' Visits Oakland, MC Hammer]]> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:19:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/hammerpadmatopchef.jpg
Thursday night's episode of "Top Chef" was shot in Oakland and features MC Hammer as a guest judge.

The 13th season of Bravo's cooking competition has been shot in various California locales.

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<![CDATA[Halal Guys Opening San Francisco Location]]> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:28:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/halalguys.jpg
Manhattan's popular street food cart The Halal Guys will open in San Francisco and Berkeley.

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<![CDATA['Hunger Games' Exhibit Opens in San Francisco]]> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:56:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hunger-games-teaser.jpg
"The Hunger Games: The Exhibition" is open through July 31 at Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
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<![CDATA[Panhandling for Dates on Subway]]> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:53:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/subway+car+doors+feet.JPG
New York City straphangers may be accustomed to panhandlers on the subway -- and probably ignore most of them -- but one woman recently managed to get riders' attention when she begged for something unusual:...

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<![CDATA[ Janelle Monae to Open 77th Stern Grove Festival ]]> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:09:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP862628482094_0.jpg
The 77th season of Stern Grove Festival, which takes place in San Francisco June 19-August 21, will open with a free show by singer Janelle Monae. Admission to the concert, which starts at 2 p.m., is free.

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<![CDATA[MC Hammer, Sheila E React to Death of Vanity]]> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:58:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/VANITY_GettyImages-95581712.jpg
Bay Area legends MC Hammer and Sheila E are remembering with fondness their friend Denise Matthews, '80s pop star and Prince protegé Vanity, who passed away at a Fremont hospital Monday.

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<![CDATA[Report: Dr. Dre Starring in Apple's First Scripted TV Series]]> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 18:54:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_129703052779.jpg
Apple's first original scripted series will reportedly be "Vital Signs," a story loosely based on the life of Dr. Dre.

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<![CDATA[Sneak Peek Inside 'Wizarding World']]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:41:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HogwartsCastlelights-WWoHPUSH.jpg
Take a peek at "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood in California before it opens to the public on April 7, 2016. See Hogwarts Castle, a Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom...

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<![CDATA[Millennials Drink Half Wine Bought in America]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:43:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Wine-GettyImages-495793758.jpg
American millennials are buying more wine, which is helping to spur the wine industry, NBC News reported. The group, between the ages of 21 to 38, consumed almost 160 million cases, or 42 percent, of all...

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:11:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday...

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<![CDATA[Not Just Chocolates and Roses: Unique V-Day Gifts ]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:09:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/v-day-gifts-th.jpg
Forget the overpriced floral bouquets and cheap drugstore chocolates and give your loved one a unique gift that will make them swoon on Valentine's Day. From the posh to the practical, here are some gift...]]>
<![CDATA[Tarantula, Native to Folsom Area, Named After Johnny Cash]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:28:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cash-and-spider.jpg
Researchers have named a species of black tarantula native to the Sierra Nevada foothills around Folsom after country music legend Johnny Cash, who dressed in black and sang "Folsom Prison Blues."

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<![CDATA[How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Flowers]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:16:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-128086166.jpg
Valentine's Day may be one of the few times per year that you go out and buy fresh flowers, but that is no excuse for rookie mistakes. The gift of flowers is a reminder that you are thinking of someone and Feb.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Rappers on Forbes' 'Cash Princes' List]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:03:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/forbes-rappers-under-30.jpg
San Francisco's Lil Dicky and Oakland's G-Eazy are on the radar of editors at Forbes, who think they have a shot at earning multimillion dollar paychecks.

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<![CDATA[Adele Parody Skewers SF Mayor Ed Lee]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:24:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/candace-song.jpg
A new song and its accompanying video take San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to task for a city many view as being divided between the haves and have-nots. Candace Roberts' "Hello Ed Lee" addresses the elected...
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<![CDATA[Claremont's New Restaurant Has Michelin-Starred Chef]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:36:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dominique-Crenn.jpg
Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn has opened Antoinette, a French brasserie, inside the renovated Claremont Hotel]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrities at Super Bowl 50]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:44:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AMBRO_GettyImages-508985750.jpg
Famous faces dotted the crowds at Super Bowl 50 as A-list celebrities flocked to see the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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<![CDATA[Curry, Warriors Hit 'Rolling Stone' Party After Big Win]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 13:54:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rs-party-th.jpg
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, Festus Ezeli and Leandro Barbosa were among the celebs spotted checking out performances by Travis Scott and Avicii at one of the most exclusive pre-Super Bowl 50 parties in...

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