<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 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 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:19:01 -0700 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:19:01 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[You Know It's Fall in San Diego...]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bates-Nut-Farm-Pumpkins.jpg
September means school and school means caffeine. Whether you’re getting ready to return to school yourself or getting the kids ready for a new year, a freshly brewed cup of coffee might be just what you need to...

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<![CDATA[Weekend Events Sept. 18-21]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:18:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Annapolis+Restaurant+Week.jpg
Foodies, this one is for you: San Diego’s top-notch dining scene will be showcased once again later this month as San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) returns.

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<![CDATA[2014 Hurley Pro at Trestles]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:12:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Audley-Surf-156+%285%29.jpg
Photos from the 2014 ASP Hurley Pro at Trestles surfing competition.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Zoo Welcomes Cheetah Cubs]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:37:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CheetahCubs0919.JPG
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has welcomed two new cheetah cubs that are being raised by zoo staff.]]>
<![CDATA[MCRD Graduates New Mascot, Smedley the Bulldog]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:36:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Smedley09193.jpg
In his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he "got it wrong" when handling the Ray Rice controversy...

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<![CDATA[Foodie’s Paradise: SD Restaurant Week]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:05:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SDRW-Bice-Rabbit-Raviolli.jpg
There’s no denying it: Mexican cuisine is an important staple of the San Diego food scene. With Mexico’s Independence Day coming up on Sept. 16, there’s no better way to celebrate our southern neighbors than to...

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<![CDATA[Tiny Parks Pop Up in Urban San Diego]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:53:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Downtown-SD-Parklet-1.jpg
Whether it’s pounding a pint before kick off or sporting a lucky jersey or bolo tie, everyone has a game day tradition. In San Diego, there are plenty of winning sports bars where football fanatics can meet...

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<![CDATA[20th Annual Pacific Islander Festival]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:19:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GuestMid0919_1200x675_331310147791.jpg
The 20th Annual Pacific Islander Festival is happening on Sept. 20-21 at Ski Beach in Mission Bay. NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick speaks with Felix Sablan and Megan Zuttermeister about the free,...]]>
<![CDATA[Last Comic Standing Comedians in San Diego]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:04:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Last-Comic-Standing-KNSD.jpg
NBC 7’s Jason Austell speaks with “Last Comic Standing” comedians Joe Machi and Lachlan Patterson, who will perform live at San Diego’s Balboa Theater at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2014.

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<![CDATA[San Diego’s Winning Sports Bars]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sports-Bar-Getty.jpg
There’s no denying it: Mexican cuisine is an important staple of the San Diego food scene. With Mexico’s Independence Day coming up on Sept. 16, there’s no better way to celebrate our southern neighbors than to...

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<![CDATA[Target Plans to Open Express Store in San Diego]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/target+express.jpg
Police have arrested three men in connection to a deadly shooting that happened just feet from the entrance of a local grocery store.

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<![CDATA[USS Midway Among Best Museums]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:55:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/J+Sanchez+2.jpg
With its waterfront location and wealth of exhibits, San Diego’s USS Midway Museum has just been ranked among the best museums in the United States, according to TripAdvisor.

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<![CDATA[It’s Science: Eatery Experiments With Themed Drinks, Food]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:53:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/2+Zymology+thumbnail.jpg
Foodies, this one is for you: San Diego’s top-notch dining scene will be showcased once again later this month as San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) returns.

Photo Credit: Andie Adams]]>
<![CDATA[Post-Tourist Season in San Diego]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:50:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Bay-Skyline-Garske.jpg
Now that the busy summer tourist season has wrapped up, San Diego residents looking to venture on some fun outings will find fewer crowds around the city. Here are some places locals might want to visit.

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<![CDATA[Sports Featured at La Costa Film Fest]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:50:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sports+films.jpg
This year’s La Costa Film Festival will feature 42 sports-themed movies at some amazing venues, including the Omni Resort and Cinepolis. NBC 7’s Greg Bledsoe and Megan Tevrizian has more on these...]]>
<![CDATA[Action at 2014 San Diego Bayfair]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:21:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BayFair-14-10.jpg
The 50th Annual San Diego Bayfair takes over Mission Bay Sept. 12-14. The outdoor event – which attracts 100,000 spectators – features thrilling races on the water among speedy motorboats and hydroplanes.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Bayfair 2014]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:51:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BayFair-14-1.jpg
The 50th Annual San Diego Bayfair is bringing exciting hydroplane and boat races to Mission Bay all weekend (Sept. 12-14). NBC 7's Diana Guevara has details on this fun outdoor tradition.

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<![CDATA[Exploring at San Diego Travel Fest]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:45:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
The San Diego Travel Festival takes place Sept. 11-14, where jet-setters can learn all about dream destinations. NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick speaks with travel fest coordinator Elaine Masters, as well as...

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<![CDATA[Dad-Son Toilet Paper Prank Goes Viral]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:38:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TP-Ambush-Prank.jpg
September means school and school means caffeine. Whether you’re getting ready to return to school yourself or getting the kids ready for a new year, a freshly brewed cup of coffee might be just what you need to...

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<![CDATA[Downtown Gets New, Colorful Mural]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:42:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mural-Downtown-SD-Sepy.jpg
September means school and school means caffeine. Whether you’re getting ready to return to school yourself or getting the kids ready for a new year, a freshly brewed cup of coffee might be just what you need to...]]>
<![CDATA[2015 San Diego County Fair Dates Announced]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:01:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sdcountyfair44.jpg
It’s only been two months since the San Diego County Fair wrapped up for the summer but already organizers are looking ahead to next season, carving out dates for more fair fun.

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<![CDATA[Giant Panda Chips Tooth, Heads to Dentist]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PandaDental_001_Web_1.jpg
A group of students from a San Diego school experienced a magnificent sight at sea Monday when a pod of dolphins joined them during a training swim at La Jolla Cove.

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<![CDATA[5 Can’t Miss Events at SD Fleet Week]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:23:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/US+Flag3.jpg
Ahoy, San Diego! Fleet Week 2014 is underway. It’s a celebration of military families and a chance to give San Diego civilians a glimpse or military life.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Pod of Dolphins Surprise Students]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:59:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dolphins-swimmer-0908.jpg
Apple unveiled a sleek new smartwatch dubbed the Apple Watch and two new, bigger iPhones on Tuesday, marking its much-heralded entry into wearable technology and signaling its intentions to keep innovating three...]]>
<![CDATA[The Buzz on San Diego Coffee Shops]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:31:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/coffee-generic-edit.jpg
Put another pot of coffee on: a popular Normal Heights coffeehouse will soon expand into both North Park and Golden Hill.

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<![CDATA[Renovated Movie Theater Reopens]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:07:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AMC+Chula+Vista+10+auditorium+2.jpg
Stein Mart announced Wednesday the company will open a location in Carlsbad in November.

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<![CDATA[Take the Plunge for Special Olympics]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:35:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Polar-Plunge-14.jpg
NBC 7’s weekend morning anchors Megan Tevrizian and Greg Bledsoe speak with local Special Olympics athlete Erik Weber and his mom, Sandy Weber, about the Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2014 event happening Sept.

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<![CDATA[Coffeehouse Expands to North Park, Golden Hill]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:50:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dark-horse-Coffee-FB.jpg
Put another pot of coffee on: a popular Normal Heights coffeehouse will soon expand into both North Park and Golden Hill.

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<![CDATA[Tour de Cure Temecula]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:15:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/101108-generic+bicyclists.jpg
NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick speaks with Kim Messey about Tour de Cure Temecula, a cycling event happening on Sept. 14, 2014. The cycling fundraiser – which includes a 28-mile route through vineyard, groves...

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<![CDATA[San Diego’s Best Mexican Food Joints]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:53:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mexican-Food-Generic-Getty.jpg
There’s no denying it: Mexican cuisine is an important staple of the San Diego food scene. With Mexico’s Independence Day coming up on Sept. 16, there’s no better way to celebrate our southern neighbors than to...

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<![CDATA[Puppy Helps Cheetah Cub Recover From Surgery]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:28:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cheetah+dog.jpg
It’s not hard to see the happiness radiating off Ellen as she prepares to head to her new home. After several weeks of rehabilitation, the small rescue dog whose furry transformation quickly went viral...

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<![CDATA[Escondido Celebrates Grape Harvest]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:38:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/grape4.jpg
Escondido residents celebrated the 4th Annual Grape Day and 5K Festival on Sept. 6, 2014. NBC 7’s Diana Guevara has details on the day’s festivities.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Opera Returns]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:26:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/generic+theater+seats+generic+shutterstock_79321708.jpg
As the battle to keep the San Diego Opera open rages on, NBC 7 has learned that the president of its board of directors has resigned.

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<![CDATA[Petco Park to Deck the Halls]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:54:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Holiday+Wonderland+1.jpg
Petco Park wants to prove it’s a park for all seasons.

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<![CDATA[Up Close and Personal With SeaWorld Sharks]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:02:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bamboo+sharks.jpg
NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick introduces us to bamboo sharks and shares what other animals you can touch at Explorer’s Reef at SeaWorld.]]>
<![CDATA[Holy Moly: Donut Shops in San Diego]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:57:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/doughnuts+.jpg
Few treats are more classic and delicious than the good old-fashioned donut. In San Diego, the resurgence of the pastry is in full swing, with local bakeries proving the donut is worth diving into. So, dunk your

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<![CDATA[Celebs Living or From San Diego]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:12:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nick_cannon_041811.jpg
Take a look at the stars who light up the San Diego galaxy.

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<![CDATA[Boy, 9, Bikes Across U.S. for Kids with Cancer]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:28:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CJ+burford+cross+country+bike.JPG
Professional sand sculptors from all over the world will compete in San Diego this Labor Day weekend, carefully carving sand and meticulously making masterpieces for all to enjoy.

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<![CDATA[Master Sand Sculpting Action in San Diego]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:03:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sand-Sculpt-2014-5.jpg
Professional sand sculptors from all over the world will compete in San Diego this Labor Day weekend, carefully carving sand and meticulously making masterpieces for all to enjoy.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[LA County Fair: Outlandish Eats Aplenty]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:50:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chickencharliesfair1.JPG
Fried Twinkies are just the start.

Photo Credit: Greg Andersen/LA County Fair]]>
<![CDATA[New East Village Eatery Joins Local Food Scene]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bottega-Americano-SD.jpg
Downtown San Diego’s hip East Village neighborhood will welcome a new Italian eatery this weekend: Bottega Americano.

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<![CDATA[Tall Ships Cruise in For Festival of Sail]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:36:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fest-of-Sail-2014-5.jpg
Tall ships have taken over the waters of North Embarcadero for the annual San Diego Festival of Sail. The event runs through Labor Day.

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<![CDATA[Baby Gorilla Crawling, Eating, Growing]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:26:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Joanne-Gorilla-Eating-1.jpg
Like an active, healthy toddler, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s baby gorilla is growing by leaps and bounds, now sitting and eating on her own.

Photo Credit: Tammy Spratt]]>
<![CDATA[Balboa Park Hosts Plumeria Fest]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:54:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GuestMid0829_1200x675_323395651650.jpg
This weekend, stop and smell the flowers. Balboa Park is hosting the free, family-friendly Plumeria Festival on Aug. 30-31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Casa del Prado. NBC 7's Whitney Southwick gets the scoop...]]>
<![CDATA[Festival of Sail Returns]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/StarofIndia-Garske.jpg
The waters of San Diego Bay will be filled with tall ships this holiday weekend as the annual Festival of Sail cruises into the North Embarcadero area.

Photo Credit: Monica Garske]]>
<![CDATA[Carlsbad Roundabout Gets New Public Art]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:48:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carlsbad-Roundabout-Art.jpg
Carlsbad residents and visitors have something new to look at next time they’re driving around: a shiny, steel sculpture at a new roundabout that now defines the entrance into the coastal community.

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<![CDATA[Preview: Del Mar’s First Fall Racing Season]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:05:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Del-Mar-Races-Blurb-5326410.jpg
Summer horse racing season in Del Mar wraps up next week but the surf will meet the turf once again this fall when the race track welcomes its inaugural fall racing season.

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<![CDATA[Brian Malarkey Opens New SoCal Searsucker]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:26:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Brian-Malarkey-Getty.jpg
San Diego chef Brian Malarkey is expanding his eatery empire: he plans to open a new Searsucker restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., this winter.

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<![CDATA[New Lululemon Store Celebrates Grand Opening]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:12:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Yoga-Generic.jpg
A new lululemon athletica store is opening at Fashion Valley Mall this weekend and the retailer plans to celebrate with plenty of free activities open to the public.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Eateries Unite for Bacon Fest]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:25:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bacon-generic1.jpg
More than 20 local eateries will unite this Saturday for a tasty trifecta of hog wild fun that includes bacon, beer and bands at NTC Park Liberty Station.]]>