<![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, 04 Sep 2015 14:19:32 -0700 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:19:32 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sand Sculpting Challenge Returns to San Diego]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:54:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sand-Sculpt-2014-10.jpg
It's that time of the year again: that time when master sculptors from across the globe descend on San Diego for the ultimate sand carving challenge, meticulously etching masterpieces for all to enjoy.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Events: Sept. 3-7]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:17:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fest-of-Sail-2014-2.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[Hawaiian Plumeria Festival at Balboa Park]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:08:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Plumeria-Festival-KNSD.jpg
Wake up and smell the plumerias. The 15th annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival is heading to Balboa Park on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NBC 7’s Jason Austell gets details on the free event,...

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<![CDATA[Twerking Stormtroopers in NYC]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:43:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/twerking+stormtrooper.jpg
Dancing stormtroopers, flashing lightsabers and life-sized LEGOs took over Times Square early Friday morning as die-hard Star Wars fans gathered for the kickoff to "Force Friday" in New York City. The...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Latte Lovers Get a Secret Head Start]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:49:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MCFN0qxF-7360-4397.jpg
Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers are in luck — you can get the seasonal treat early this year. As the pumpkin-spice-everything season is rapidly approaching, Starbucks is allowing fans to procure the autumnal beverage...

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<![CDATA[Preview: Cardiff Greek Festival]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:18:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MidGuestGreekFest_1200x675_519613507996.jpg
The Cardiff Greek Festival on Sept. 12-13 will celebrate Greek culture in San Diego. The event will be held at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Ordothox Church on Manchester Avenue.]]>
<![CDATA[Story of Anthony’s Fish Grotto as Lease Nears End]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:06:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/anthonys+fish+grotto.jpg
The owner of the iconic Anthony’s Fish Grotto restaurant along San Diego’s Embarcadero shares his family’s story as the Port of San Diego considers bringing in a different business.

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<![CDATA[Best Local Spots for Fried Chicken]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:55:59 -0700 Lisa W. ]]> Lisa W. ]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/chicken-waffles-yelp.jpg
Yelp takes a look at reviewers' favorite eateries for fried chicken in San Diego. Warning: this will make your stomach growl.

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<![CDATA[New Zipline Opens in La Jolla]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:31:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/La-Jolla-Zipline.jpg
Adrenaline junkies, take note: a new zipline has opened on the La Jolla Indian Campground, just west of Lake Henshaw. The La Jolla Zoom Zipline – the longest in California – costs $99 per rider.

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<![CDATA[Green Flash Brewing Names COO]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Craft-Beer-Month-062.jpg
San Diego-headquartered craft beer maker Green Flash Brewing Co. has named Chris Ross as its chief operating officer, as it continues to boost production and distribution. The appointment took effect on

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<![CDATA[Local Eateries Celebrate Bacon Day]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:57:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blind-Burro-Bacon-2015.jpg
International Bacon Day is on Saturday and some San Diego eateries will partake in the pig out action by offering sizzling treats brimming with crispy, beloved bacon.

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<![CDATA[ Newest Lobster Food Truck Rolls Into San Diego]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:43:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Cousins-Maine-Lobster-2.jpg
Talk about a catch for local foodies: a company known for its fresh Maine lobster sandwiches is officially opening its newest food truck on Friday, rolling into downtown San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Belching Beaver to Expand Beer Production in Oceanside]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/belching+beaver+logo.jpg
Destination Hotels & Resorts is finalizing plans for a previously announced $80 million renovation of the landmark Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley, now slated to begin in early...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Serve Breakfast 24/7]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:08:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mcdonald%27s+breakfast.jpg
McDonald's announced Tuesday its highly anticipated decision to serve breakfast all day at all U.S. locations starting this fall. According to CNBC, McDonald's franchisees voted to approve all-day breakfast at...

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<![CDATA[Longtime San Diego Radio DJ Dies]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:58:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sue-Delany-KGB-DJ-FB-photos.jpg
Sue Delany, one of the most recognizable voices in the history of San Diego radio, has died.

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<![CDATA[Little Local Gives Tips to Beat the Heat]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:51:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Little-Weather-Expert-KNSD.jpg
NBC 7's Omari Fleming, reporting from Santee Lakes, speaks to a little local who knows a thing or two about how to beat the heat amid San Diego's very hot late-August weather. Tip: "Be Cool.

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<![CDATA[Remarkable Park Opens in East Village]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:10:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fault+line+park.JPG
Folks who live in downtown's East Village finally have a public park to call their own – and not an ordinary park.]]>
<![CDATA[Safari Park Keepers Share Trick to Feeding a Giraffe]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:41:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GiraffeCalvesCongoSiri_001_Web.jpg
Congo is just two months old and being fed by a bottle while on exhibit.

Photo Credit: Photo taken on Aug. 27, 2015, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park. ]]>
<![CDATA[Photography Exhibit at Mission Trails]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:11:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mission-Trails-Mesa+Arch+Sunrise.jpg
There’s a new way to take in nature at Mission Trails Regional Park: an exhibition featuring works from an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer.

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<![CDATA[Bathtub Girl Meets Luke Bryan: 'I Love Him']]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:42:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Ava_Finley_Luke_Bryan.png
A little girl tries to tell her dad who she loves but struggles. The man who stole the two-year-old's heart is none other than country singer Luke Bryan. The video of the father-daughter episode went viral...

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<![CDATA[SeaWorld Penguins Visit NBC 7]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:33:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Penguins-Studio-0828.jpg
SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Jen Miller and seven adorable penguin chicks visit with NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick. Miller shares information about the “Summer Nights at SeaWorld” program, which includes nighttime...]]>
<![CDATA[Somali Food in San Diego]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:44:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/OTEP-Somali-Food-12.jpeg
NBC 7's Candice Nguyen explores San Diego eateries that serve delicious Somali food and delves into the culture behind the cuisine.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Swift at Petco Park: Parking & Transit Tips]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:32:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_907327701687_edited-1.jpg
Mega pop star Taylor Swift will perform at Petco Park on Saturday and those heading to the sold out concert should have a game plan for parking and getting to the big show in busy downtown San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Mission Valley Hotel Awaiting $80M Renovation]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Town_and_Country_Resort_t620.jpg
Destination Hotels & Resorts is finalizing plans for a previously announced $80 million renovation of the landmark Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley, now slated to begin in early...

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<![CDATA[Music, Dance at Downtown's "Night Plaza"]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:41:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Night-Plaza-Michael-Trimble.jpg
Live music – and a little dance lesson – will fill the air in downtown San Diego Friday night as the Gaslamp Quarter kicks off a series of free pop-up events known as “Night Plaza.”

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe’s to Open at SDSU]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:25:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/trader-joes-722.jpg
A new Trader Joe’s location is set to open in San Diego – this time at a new, mixed-use plaza on the San Diego State University (SDSU) campus, the grocery company announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Broadway Hit “Pippin” at Civic Theatre]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:43:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GuestMid0827_1200x675_514413123584.jpg
It was a huge hit when it first hit Broadway, and 40 years later, its revival is just as big. The Tony-winning musical, “Pippin,” is showing now through Aug. 30 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.]]>
<![CDATA[Preview: San Diego Brew & Food Festival]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:59:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Stone-Brewery-Craft-Beer-ge.jpg
San Diego’s rich food and craft beer scene will take the spotlight at Waterfront Park for the first-ever San Diego Brew & Food Festival (BFF) on Aug. 29, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Trash Into Treasure: Use for Shipping Containers]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:34:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/shipping+containers+trash+into+treasure+san+diego.jpg
People using old shipping containers to build houses, business and other structures.

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<![CDATA[Images: Channing Tatum in San Diego]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:43:47 -0700 The Plank’s Facebook page , he stopped to pose for pictures with several bar patrons that night, too.]]> The Plank’s Facebook page , he stopped to pose for pictures with several bar patrons that night, too.]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Channing-Tatum-at-Plank-1.jpg
San Diego is only a two-hour drive south of Hollywood, so celebrities are bound make the trek for a quick getaway from time to time. Here are some photos of celebrity sightings in San Diego in 2015.

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<![CDATA[New Escondido Restaurant to Bring 100+ Jobs]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:40:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dining-generic-plate-fork.jpg
Black Angus Steakhouse plans an Oct. 5 opening for its new restaurant at Westfield North County mall in Escondido, where it will hire more than 100 people for various positions.

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<![CDATA[SoCal Surf Timeline]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:29:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Us+Open+of+Surfing+17+7.30.15.jpg
From sandy SoCal beaches to Hollywood studios, Southern California has shaped and been shaped by its surfing culture.
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<![CDATA[Westgate Hotel Offers $45 Room Rates for Anniversary]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:49:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Westgate+Hotel+0825.jpg
The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego is celebrating its 45th anniversary by offering room rates at $45 for a second night stay.

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<![CDATA[4-Star Hotels Going Up in East County]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:32:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/El-Cajon-generic-city-sign.jpg
The first two four star hotels are going up in the East County.]]>
<![CDATA[Brewery Fundraiser Debuts Rare Beer, Cask Creations]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:48:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Beer-Tap-Generic.jpg
This is worth a toast: a local craft brewery is rolling out some rare beers and unique cask creations at an upcoming fundraiser that will benefit a breast cancer charity.]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Expected at Bike the Bay]]> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 17:09:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/196*120/bicycles_generic_cycle.jpg
More than 3,500 people are expected to hop on their bicycles for a ride with one epic view in San Diego's annual Bike the Bay event.

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<![CDATA[MTS Launches Free Video-on-Demand for Trolleys]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:42:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/trolleygeneric_trolley_generic.jpg
MTS is launching a free video-on-demand service Monday.

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<![CDATA[Cop Dances to Cheer Up Sick Child ]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 03:47:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/173*120/breakdance.PNG
A San Francisco police officer busted some serious moves to cheer up Colren Guerra, a cancer patient in San Francisco. Marte's uniform didn't stop him from taking on the break dance challenge, right after...
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<![CDATA[San Diego’s Cool Ice Cream Shops]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:46:22 -0700 Yelp reviewer Ashley K.]]> Yelp reviewer Ashley K.]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hammonds-Gourmet-Ice-Cream-Yelp.jpg
It's always a good time for ice cream -- always. San Diego is home to lots of cool ice cream shops. Get the sweet scoop here.

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<![CDATA[Rehabilitated Sea Lions Return to Ocean in San Diego]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:16:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Sea+lions+released+0820.jpg
Three sea lions and an elephant seal were rescued after the Refugio oil spill in May have been returned back to ocean near San Diego, officials said this week.

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<![CDATA[VIP Fundraiser for Pups]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:23:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/VIP-Dog-Event-0821.jpg
On Aug. 30, 2015, a “VIP Affair” – or “Very Important Pooches” fundraiser – will be held at The Wine Pub in Point Loma from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is a chance to pamper your pup while raising money for...

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<![CDATA[Chula Vista Hosts HarborFest]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:54:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CV-HarborFest1.jpg
Chula Vista will host its annual, family-friendly HarborFest on Aug. 22, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayside Park. The event, expected to draw 30,000 attendees, includes food, wine and beer tasting and live...

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<![CDATA[Rude Restaurant Server on Video]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:17:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/11137110_10152876011048299_1762192408383809822_n.jpg
Most Chicagoans know that when you go to the restaurant, Ed Debevic’s, you shouldn’t expect the nicest servers. In fact, you should prepare for incredibly rude ones.

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<![CDATA[How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch for Kids]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:12:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/School-Lunches-Seg-0820.jpg
It's easy to run out of ideas when packing a school lunch daily for your kids. NBC 7's Whitney Southwick gets tips from local registered dietitian Katie Ferraro on how to prepare healthy, tasty, kid-approved...

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