<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:48:04 -0700 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:48:04 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Donut-Ice Cream Hybrid Eatery Opening in Ramona]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:14:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dunkin-Donuts-Baskin-Robbins-Hybrid.jpg
Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. has an April 7 opening planned for its new restaurant in Ramona, which officials said will be California’s first drive-through location selling Dunkin’ Donuts...

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<![CDATA[Weekend Events for Mar. 26-29]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:42:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SD-Crew-Classic1.jpg
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You're in luck.
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<![CDATA[Film Explores Orion Spacecraft's San Diego Roots]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:49:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Journey-to-Space-SanDiego.jpg
It's something scientists have talked about for decades, a mission to Mars. And if it happens, some San Diego-based companies may be the ones to thank.]]>
<![CDATA[New Starbucks Frappucino Flavor]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:31:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Birthday_Cake_Frappuccino_%283%29.jpg
Starbucks’ popular frappuccino beverage has turned 20 and to honor the drink’s big birthday, the company has debuted a new specialty drink—the Birthday Cake Frappuccino.

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<![CDATA[Bowl Games Branch Out to Basketball, Golf for Spring Events]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:41:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Golf+Ball+Generic.jpg
The Bowl Games bring football-mania to San Diego every winter, but spring activities to raise money for the annual event are celebrating other sports.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Freebie: Hot Dog on a Stick]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:17:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hot-Dog-on-stick.jpg
Believe it or not, Saturday is “National Something on a Stick Day” and San Diegans can celebrate with a free snack that fits the bill: a Hot Dog on a Stick.

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<![CDATA[Sea Lion Climbs on Board, Rides With Surfer]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:42:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+surfer+1.jpg
A Cardiff surfer got a rare treat when a sea lion pup climbed onto his surfboard and cuddled last Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Theaters Planned at Liberty Station]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:34:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lib-Station-Auditorium.jpg
La Jolla-based Backlot Hospitality plans to open a new events space with six movie theaters at the former Luce Auditorium, at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

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<![CDATA[Zoo Welcomes New Baby Hippo]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:24:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Funani-Hippo-2.jpg
A brand-new baby hippopotamus was born at the San Diego Zoo, officials announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[91X-Fest 2015 Lineup Announced]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:46:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Thesss-Cult.jpg
Local alternative-radio powerhouse 91X fired the big guns Tuesday, unveiling an X-Fest lineup packed with marquee names like The Cult.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks Rolls Out Birthday Cake Frappucino]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:37:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/frappucino+birthday.JPG
In honor of the Frappucino’s 20th birthday, Starbucks is rolling out a birthday cake Frap.

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<![CDATA[San Marcos Resort Gets New Eatery, Revamped Golf Course]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:37:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/StMARKGolf.jpg
Locally based hospitality property operator Eat.Drink.Sleep plans a March 26 opening for its new restaurant and renovated golf course at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos.

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<![CDATA[Gray Whale Sightings off San Diego on the Rise]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:12:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/graywhaleSanDiego+1202.jpg
Sightings of gray whales in December, January and February were more frequent this year compared to those same months the past three years.

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<![CDATA["Big Bang's" Jim Parsons to be Honored by USD]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:28:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TX-Jim+Parsons.jpg
Jim Parsons, widely popular for his oddball character Sheldon Cooper on the hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” will be honored by University of San Diego, where he received a master’s degree.

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<![CDATA[ACT Today Helps Military Families Impacted by Autism]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:54:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ACT-Today-5K.jpg
The 5th annual ACT Today – Autism Care Treatment – is a 5K/10K run, walk and family festival happening at Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay on March 28, 2015. NBC 7’s Jason Austell speaks with ACT executive...

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<![CDATA[2015 Charger Girls Auditions Kick Off Next Month]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:56:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chargers+test+cheerleaders.jpg
Get your pompoms ready, the San Diego Charger Girls are searching for new dancers to fill 28 spots on the team.

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<![CDATA[The Che Cafe Holds Last-Minute Rally]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:28:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/188*120/checafe.jpg
In a last-minute effort to ward off eviction, the Che Cafe Collective will host a rally at its 73-year-old building on Tuesday, March 24.]]>
<![CDATA[More Than 2,000 Orphaned Kittens To Arrive]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:39:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Kitten+Shower+6.jpg
Volunteers helped foster more than 1,400 kitten last year and this year is expected to be just as busy.]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Arrives at Carlsbad Flower Fields]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16:30:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flower+fields+carlsbad-PIC_0.jpg
Chopper 7 flew over the fields and captured the colorful flowers in almost full bloom.

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<![CDATA[SD Donut Bar's Pop Tart Doughnut a Viral Sensation]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:08:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Donut+Bar+pop+tart.jpg
A Southern California doughnut shop has come up with yet another guilty pleasure gone viral: a gigantic doughnut stuffed with a Pop Tart filling.

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<![CDATA[EXPO Day 2015]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:42:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/EXPO-DAY-15.jpg
EXPO Day 2015 will bring a mind-blowing day of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits to Petco Park on March 21, 2015. NBC 7’s weekend morning anchors speak with Lamar Queen of Music Notes...

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<![CDATA[2015 Padres FanFest at Capacity]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:00:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PFF69.jpg
It’s going to be a full house at Petco Park next month when the San Diego Padres host the 2015 FanFest.

Photo Credit: John Audley]]>
<![CDATA[Renovated Mission Beach Restaurant Reopening]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:29:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Oceanfrontwalk-0320.jpg
San Diego-based hospitality management company Eat.Drink.Sleep plans an April 1 reopening of its Cannonball restaurant, following a $3.5 million renovation of the building at 3105 Ocean Front Walk in Mission...

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<![CDATA[New Shop Offers Free Ice Cream]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:56:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CREAM-SD-Shop.jpg
A brand-new ice cream shop is celebrating its grand opening in San Diego by offering free sweet treats all day Friday.

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<![CDATA["Spock Block" to Live and Prosper in Encinitas]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:34:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/spock_block_map_1200x675_4152218279911.jpg
For one week, expect to see many V-shaped salutes and hear murmurs of “Live Long and Prosper” in Encinitas as residents rechristen the Civic Center area the “Spock Block” in honor of the late Leonard Nimoy. ]]>
<![CDATA[UCSD Serves Che Cafe Eviction Notice]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:19:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/The+Che+Cafe+2.jpg
After a year of contentious back-and-forth and legal wrangling, UCSD served the Che Cafe Collective an eviction notice Tuesday, March 17.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Named One of Hardest Working Cities]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:07:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/03320dd604fc4626a92437bebdd4b0d4.jpg
San Diego may be home to year-round sunshine, vacation-worthy beaches and lots of outdoor recreation but a new study also says it’s one of America’s hardest working cities.

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<![CDATA[Mission Valley Hilton Completes $12 Million Renovation]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:24:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hilton_Mission_Valley_t620.jpg
Operators recently completed a $12 million renovation of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley hotel, with a new outdoor event deck and pool area expected to open this spring.

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<![CDATA[Luck of the Irish: Twin Girls Born on St. Patrick's Day]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:57:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ohara_Twins-2.jpg
Twin girls were born to the O'Hara family in San Diego just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

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<![CDATA[Music Keeps Us Young: Daye Salani]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:37:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/sounddiego+6-28-12-47.jpg
The host of SoundDiego's TV show talks about how he landed what could arguably be the coolest gig in San Diego.

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<![CDATA["Undateable" New Season Tonight on NBC 7]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:32:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/undateable-premiere.jpg
The show about a group of friends who help solve each others' problems begins its second season with actor David Fynn as part of the cast. He visited NBC 7 News Today on Tuesday to talk about the show. ]]>
<![CDATA[World Record-Holding SoCal Cat Turns 27]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:16:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Oldest+Cat+Living+-+Tiffany+Two+-Guinness+World+Records+2+copy.jpg
A cat living in San Diego turned 27 years old Friday, upholding her Guinness World Records title as the oldest cat currently living.

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<![CDATA[SeaWorld Wild Days]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SeaWorldWildDays.jpg
NBC 7's Diana Guevara reports from SeaWorld Wild Days, an educational series of events meant to raise awareness about conservation.

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<![CDATA[San Diegans Enjoy Warm Weather]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:21:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/weather+6-PIC_0.jpg
San Diegans spent time outdoors as the weather climbed into the 80s and 90s along the coast and inland

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<![CDATA[Last Show for the Che?]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:52:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/169*120/Big+Bad+Buffalo.png
A ton of awesome bands, including Big Bad Buffalo, play at what might be the swan song for the Che Cafe at UCSD.

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<![CDATA[shamROCK to Turn Gaslamp Quarter Green ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:10:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ShamROCK11_7.jpg
The sound of Irish drinking songs will lure thousands to the Gaslamp Quarter Saturday, where the green beer will flow for shamROCK 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Balboa Park Family Day Offers Hands-on Kids Activities]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:56:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/steam-2014-1.jpg
If you’re looking for something for the kids this weekend, head to Balboa Park for educational fun with the Science, Art and Technology Family Day.

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<![CDATA[Dairy Queen Free Cone Day]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:41:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/dairyqueenfreeconedaymarch16.jpg
Dairy Queen is celebrating 75 years in business with a Free Cone Day. On Monday, March 16, the chain, which was founded in 1940, will be handing out soft-serve vanilla cones, the classic bread-and-butter of the...

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<![CDATA[Free Dairy Queen Cones, and More Free Treats]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:15:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate its 75th anniversary Monday, days before spring officially begins.

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<![CDATA[22nd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:06:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/generic+theater+seats+generic+shutterstock_79321708.jpg
The 22nd Annual Latino Film Festival is ongoing on now through March 22 at AMC Fashion Valley. NBC 7’s Nicole Gomez speaks with one of Mexico’s acclaimed actresses, Kate Del Castillo, about the entertainment...

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<![CDATA[Powdered Alcohol Approved for Sales]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:43:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Palcohol-generic-0422.jpg
A new form of alcohol could be on store shelves by this summer. Powdered alcohol or “Palcohol” just received final approval to be sold in stores.]]>
<![CDATA[The Prado Restaurant Lands at the Airport]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:17:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/210*120/Prado-Airport.jpg
Another brand-new restaurant has landed at the San Diego International Airport: The Prado at the Airport, an eatery based on the popular Prado at Balboa Park.

Photo Credit: San Diego Airport Authority]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Theatres Names New CEO/President]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:35:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*160/7347695ab6a011e281d822000a1f96827.jpg
Elizabeth Doran has been named president and chief executive officer of San Diego Theatres, the organization that manages the Civic Theatre and the historic Balboa Theatre downtown.

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<![CDATA[Little Gorilla Celebrates 1st Birthday ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:27:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Joanne+gorilla+Eating+Cake_LG.jpg
A big, ice cake-filled birthday bash filled the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s gorilla habitat Thursday as the smallest member celebrated her first birthday.

Photo Credit: Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Raunchy Game Cards Against Humanity Hits the Web With Free App]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
Oh the humanity! Cards Against Humanity has gone digital. A new website called CardsAgainstOriginality.com offers a free version of the game on all web browsers on computers and mobile devices, though it wasn't...]]>
<![CDATA[SD Opera Appoints New General Director]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:33:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dave-Bennett-SD-opera-1.jpg
David Bennett, former executive director of the Gotham Chamber Opera, has been named general director of the San Diego Opera.
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