<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usThu, 23 Feb 2017 13:36:40 -0800Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:36:40 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Beyonce Drops Out of 2017 Coachella]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:19:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/beyonce-performance.jpg
Beyonce has announced the cancellation of her 2017 Coachella performance -- and some good news about 2018's festival.

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<![CDATA[2 San Diego County Beaches Named Among Top 25 in U.S.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:19:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/La-Jolla-Shores-TripAdvisor.jpg
Two beaches in San Diego County were named among the top 25 beaches in America, according to a recent ranking by Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice.

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<![CDATA[Oscar Viewing Parties in San Diego]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:59:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Academy-Award-Shutterstock.jpg
Roll out that red carpet, movie buffs. The 89th annual Academy Awards air on TV Sunday and, if you can’t be in Tinseltown, you can at least watch the Oscars at some viewing spots around San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 23-26]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:53:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MTRP-Garske-Entrance.JPG
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There's always something going on in America's Finest City.

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<![CDATA[Heritage Park Gets New Coral Tree]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:38:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/heritage-park-022317.jpg
A 20,000 pound coral tree was placed in its new home Thursday at Heritage Park in Old Town on Thursday. Arborists had been looking for a replacement after the old coral tree died of natural causes. The new tree was planted around 9 a.m. but it’s not exactly “new.” The tree is already 30 years old and though slightly smaller than the previous tree will grow just as big over the next five years. The cost is an estimated $23,000.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Celebration to Heat Up Gaslamp Quarter]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:22:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mardi-Gras-San-Diego.jpg
San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter will resemble New Orleans during an annual, colorful Mardi Gras celebration featuring live music, Samba dancers, stilt walkers and lots and lots of beads.

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<![CDATA[Making a Difference Through Theater]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:45:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/3354900-theater-stage-generic.jpg
The San Diego Theater Connection helps local non-profits by partnering them with community theaters. One of those partnerships is between Greg Anglea, of Interfaith Community Services, and Cassiopeia Guthrie, of Patio Playhouse in Escondido. The Patio Playhouse is currently producing “Beau Jest,” which will be just the ticket to get you involved in the program.

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<![CDATA[Padres Legend Randy Jones Hosts Walk for Independence]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:42:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/RandyJones-KNSD-0222.jpg
Former Padres pitcher Randy Jones – and San Diego’s First Cy Young Award winner – speaks with NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick about the Randy Jones Walk/Run for Independence, now in its 7th year. The event takes place on Feb. 25 at Crown Point in Mission Bay and aims to help raise awareness for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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<![CDATA[Go Behind the Scenes of Wheel of Fortune: San Diego Week]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WOFClip6_1200x675_879838787972.jpg
Among the areas you can see is Vanna White's closet.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego County Hotels See Jan. Revenue Rise]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:02:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MarriotEmbarcadero.jpg
Revenue at San Diego County hotels rose 4.8 percent from a year ago during the month of January, topping $180.5 million, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

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<![CDATA['A Particular Set of Skills': 'Taken' Prequel Set for Debut]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:31:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cliveclive.jpg
“Taken,” a modern-day, nail-biting thriller, follows the story of Bryan Mills in a new television series that takes place 30 years before the movie of the same name. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative.

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<![CDATA[Eater SD: Iconic Steakhouse Sizzles Again in Mission Beach]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:21:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Saska-Steakhouse-EaterSD.jpg
A longtime steakhouse in Mission Beach is firing up the grill again, reopening soon with a fresh new look. Eater San Diego shares the sizzling scoop, plus other top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene.

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<![CDATA[Signs Point to Banner Bloom for Desert Wildflowers]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:06:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/HendersonCanyonRd-SteveBier-Anza-BorregoFoundation.jpg
This year's formula of rain, temperature and wind appears to have created excellent conditions for the Desert Bloom, an annual spectacular of blooming wildflowers at Anza-Borrego State Park in Southern California.

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<![CDATA[The Crack Shack Hatches in Encinitas]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:50:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Crack-Shack-Encinitas-Stephen-Whalen-4.jpg
The popular Crack Shack restaurant opened its highly-anticipated second location this week, this time in Encinitas. The fast-casual eatery from “Top Chef All-Stars” winner Richard Blais and Juniper & Ivy owner Michael Rosen brings its playful approach to traditional chicken and eggs to San Diego’s North County, offering a menu of mouthwatering dishes in its new 6,000-square-foot space.

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<![CDATA[Zima Poised for US Comeback]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:47:39 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/zima.jpg
Get ready to finally peel yourself off of that bar stool you’ve been stuck on since the ‘90s—Zima is making a comeback to coolers in the U.S. Zima was discontinued in America in 2008, according to Crain’s, but its Chicago-based producer says it’s returning after the success of MillerCoor’s Henry’s Hard Soda line.

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<![CDATA[Katherine Heigl's Former Home Finds a Potential Buyer]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:04:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/222*120/Heigl-Home-Thumbnail.jpg
Actress Katherine Heigl's former Los Feliz home, listed at nearly $3 million, has found a potential buyer.

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<![CDATA[Eastlake Flocks to Donut Bar's Surprise Pop-up]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:34:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Donut-Bar-FB-2.jpg
Famed San Diego dougnnut shop, Donut Bar, surprised Eastlake residents with a pop-up shop Saturday -- and sold out of sweet treats within 40 minutes. surprise pop-up shop in Eastlake sold out in 40 minutes.

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<![CDATA[Backyard Beekeeping Growing in San Diego]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:16:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Beekeeping-Hilary-Kearney.jpg
Urban Beekeeping is getting a lot more popular in San Diego county. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe shares why.

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Owner Gives Discount for Polite Kids]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:25:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/restaurant4.jpg
Antonio Ferrari, the owner of a wine bar in Italy, has picked up a practice that he first noticed while visiting a restaurant in Miami. His group was given a discount because his friends' children were well behaved. Ferrari has since embraced the move and recently posted on Facebook a photograph of a receipt from his restaurant, Today.com reported. The caption reads: “It happens so seldom!”

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<![CDATA[Free: Presidents Day at the National Parks]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:23:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/joshuatreenpsbradsutton.jpg
Over 100 entrance fee-charging parks will waive admission on Monday, Feb. 20.

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<![CDATA[Tourism Authority: Nearly 35M Visited San Diego in 2016]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:47:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sandiegogeneric_san_diego_generic.jpg
San Diego hosted a record 34.9 million visitors who spent $10.4 billion in the region during calendar year 2016, according to the latest annual data from the San Diego Tourism Authority.

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<![CDATA[Sleep Train Amphitheatre Gets New Name]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:30:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Linkin+Park+Sleep+Train+9.16.14+%281%29.jpg
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, the 20,000-seat Chula Vista concert/event venue, gets a name change.

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<![CDATA[All-You-Can-Fly Airline Expands to San Diego]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:03:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/luggage+generic.jpg
The all-you-can-fly airline, Surf Air, plans to expand its service to Montgomery Field later this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Desert Blooms of Season's Past]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:55:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Desert+Sunflowers_Sicco+Rood-Anza-BorregoFoundation.jpg
With the right amount of rain, mild temperatures and milder winds, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park experiences its famous annual Desert Bloom in late February or early March.

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<![CDATA[For Sale: Bethenny Frankel's $5.25M SoHo Apartment ]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/frankel-apt2.jpg
Bethenny Frankel is parting with her luxurious SoHo apartment in New York. The "Real Housewives" star's residence was posted on Tuesday at a whopping $5.25 million.

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<![CDATA[Backyard Beekeeping in San Diego]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:22:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Beekeeping-Hilary-Kearney.jpg
After some changes to regulations, backyard beekeeping is growing in popularity in San Diego County. A look at the interesting insects, up close and personal.

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<![CDATA[Grammys' Best New Artist Coming to San Diego]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:09:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chance+the+rapper1.png
Chance the Rapper, three-time winner at the 2017 Grammy Awards, just announced his huge San Diego return.]]>
<![CDATA[It's a Boy: American Girl Announces 1st Male Doll]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:21:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.jpg
American Girl is getting its first boy character this season, Today.com reports. Logan Everett, a gray-eyed, brown-haired boy who plays the drums, is an 18-inch doll being released Thursday with Tenney, a female singer-songwriter. They are part of American Girl's plans to launch dolls with diverse backgrounds, experiences and personalities in 2017, according to a press release. "A boy character has been a top request from our fans for decades," Julie Parks, a representative for American Girl, told Today.com. Some moms have already been changing their 18-inch girl dolls into boys for their sons.

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<![CDATA[Pendry San Diego Hotel Opens in Gaslamp]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Pendry-Hotel-Opening-Facebook.jpg
The upscale $120 million Pendry San Diego hotel has officially opened in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, after more than two years of construction at 550 J St.

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<![CDATA[Walk-Ins Welcome for Valentine’s Day Weddings]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:58:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Schwartz-Paccini-SD-Wedding-0214.jpg
Lovebirds, this one’s for you: the county of San Diego is offering walk-in services on Tuesday – Valentine’s Day – for couples looking to tie the knot.

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<![CDATA[Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:37:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Museum-of-Art-ValentinesDay-1.jpg
Going out to dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day is always nice, but how about planning something a little different for your sweetheart this year?

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<![CDATA[San Diego Ranked One of Best Cities for Valentine's Day]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:04:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/89804484-valentine-generic-valentine%27s-day-generic.jpg
Chocolates, candies, balloons and flowers are a must-have for many on Feb. 14. But now, it turns out where you celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone may also be on that list.

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<![CDATA[Eater SD: Huge Restaurant Openings in Encinitas, Gaslamp]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:34:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CrackShackEncinitasMRA.jpg
Encinitas will soon welcome a heavy-hitter to its dining scene, and downtown San Diego is prepping to do the same. Eater San Diego shares the latest top stories from our local food and drink scene, including an inside look at The Crack Shack in Encinitas, plus the Pendry hotel’s Lionfish restaurant.

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<![CDATA[70 Years Married: A Kiss, Some Cake & Fur-Lined Cuffs]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:51:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mike-Jackie-DiMaggio-San-Diego_2.jpg
Mike and Jackie DiMaggio of San Diego celebrated 70 years of marriage Friday with a cake, a kiss and some advice.]]>
<![CDATA[Padres, Local Teams Rally to Celebrate San Diego]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:58:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CelebrateSDRally-1.jpg
The San Diego Padres, along with other local sports teams and city leaders, held a rally at Petco Park on Feb. 11, 2017, to celebrate the sports teams and fans who still call San Diego home

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<![CDATA[Padres, Local Sports Teams Rally to 'Celebrate San Diego']]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:03:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CelebrateSDRally-11-Padres.jpg
Rain or shine, San Diego sports teams gathered at Petco Park Saturday to celebrate America's Finest City and the teams and fans that still call it home.
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<![CDATA[North County Coffee Roaster Expands to Little Italy]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:40:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lofty-Coffee-Co-fb.jpg
A specialty coffee roaster with deep roots in San Diego’s North County will open a new location Thursday, this time in Little Italy.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate San Diego Rally Coming to Petco Park]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:38:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/290*120/SD_Rally_Social_1500x6205.jpg
No Chargers? No problem. On Feb. 11, San Diego sports fans can celebrate the teams that still call San Diego home at the "Celebrate San Diego Rally" hosted by the Padres at Petco Park.
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<![CDATA[Lyceum Theatres Unveils Renovated Lobby, Food Stands]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:46:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lyceum-Theatres-Facebook.jpg
A $3.9 million renovation project to a downtown San Diego theatre has been completed including an upgraded lobby, concession stands and restrooms.

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<![CDATA[L’Auberge Del Mar Completes $4M Redesign]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:53:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LAuberge_Del_Mar_Guestroom_t620.jpg
L’Auberge Del Mar recently completed a $4 million redesign of the luxury hotel’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Ranked Among Best Places to Live in US]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:42:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Bay-Generic-Garske-1.jpg
San Diego, with its beaches, year-round sunshine and endless outdoor activities, has been named among the top 25 places to live in the U.S, according to a recent US News & World Report ranking.

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<![CDATA[Charger Boulevard: Time for a Name Change?]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:06:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Charger-Blvd-0207.jpg
With the Chargers’ move from San Diego to Los Angeles, it may be time to make a change to a street in Clairemont named after the former home team.

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<![CDATA[David's Harp Aims to Change San Diego]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:47:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DavidsHarp0210.jpg
Inside a 100 year old brick building, San Diego’s future is changing one kid at a time.]]>
<![CDATA[Adoptions Begin for Rescued Yorkies]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:22:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/YorkiesAdoptionReady0202_2.jpg
The first of 123 of San Diego’s most wanted Yorkies – rescued from a hoarding situation in Poway last month – were adopted to forever homes Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[ Surf-Inspired Boutique Motel Rolls Into Leucadia]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:46:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Surfhouse-Leucadia-0207-2.jpg
A family in Encinitas is amped for their new business venture: a boutique motel inspired by the cool, laid-back surf culture that makes San Diego’s North County a favorite spot among surfers.

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<![CDATA[Electric Waste Management]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:05:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Bob+Weir+by+Jay+Blakesberg.jpeg
Electric Waste Band -- one of the top Grateful Dead tribute bands in the country -- celebrate their 25-year residency at Winston's every Monday night in February.

Photo Credit: Jay Blakesberg]]>
<![CDATA[Eater SD: 2 Local Restaurants Open New Locations]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:44:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/EaterSD0203-BForchetta2.jpg
Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including a first look at brand new locations from Buona Forchetta and Breakfast Republic.

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<![CDATA[George Orwell's '1984' is Headed to Broadway]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:17:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1984PlayBroadway.jpg
The hit London stage adaptation of Orwell's timely novel will premiere on Broadway this summer, in a limited engagement production set to open on June 22 at the Hudson Theatre.

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