<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:46:42 -0800 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:46:42 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Name That Snake: Cobra to Go on Display]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:02:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/COBRA5.jpg
A cunning cobra who spent days loose in a Los Angeles suburb is about to make her public debut at the San Diego Zoo.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo
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<![CDATA[NCTD Holiday Schedule Offers Free NYE Service]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:53:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ncts-holiday-schedule.jpg
The North County Transit District has announced their holiday schedule for the Coaster, Sprinter and Breeze trains, including free service and late night trains on New Years Eve.
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<![CDATA[Weekend Events for Dec. 25-28]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:53:14 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/santahat.jpg
Looking for something fun to do with your family? There's something for everyone this weekend.
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<![CDATA[Where to Recycle Your Christmas Trees ]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:21:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Christmas+tree+recycling.jpg
A list of locations to recycle your Christmas tree following the 2014 festivities.

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<![CDATA[Where to Get a Christmas Tree in San Diego]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Christmas-Tree-722x406-7849.jpg
A list of local Christmas tree farms and lots in San Diego County.

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<![CDATA[Local Couple Gets Engaged on "Ellen"]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:38:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SD+Ellen+proposal.jpg
A Navy technician pops the question to his girlfriend of four years on "The Ellen Show" a month before he's set to leave to Hawaii.]]>
<![CDATA[Have a Wild New Year's Eve]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:42:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/living+coast.jpg
Many of you would like to celebrate the New Year with your children, but a lot of them won't be up at midnight. So the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista has come up with a fun family night on...]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego's Best Holiday Dining Options]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:37:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/scallops-dining-out-plate-f.jpg
From Christmas Day to New Years Eve, local restaurants in San Diego have special menus to celebrate and are serving up platefuls of festive feasts.]]>
<![CDATA[Rapid Buses to Give WiFi a Try on Select Routes]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rapid+bus+mts.jpg
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is getting ready for a free WiFi trial run on select Rapid buses.]]>
<![CDATA[Fashion Trends 2015]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:35:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/456371972.jpg
Here are some trends you can expect to see next spring.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Trends: 2015's Best Looks]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:19:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Inner.jpg
Wore stories! Take a look at what we donned in 2014 and check out the biggest sartorial trends for the coming year.
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<![CDATA[160-Pound Newborn Rhino Receiving Special Care]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:22:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/baby-goh-rhino.jpg
San Diego Zoo keepers are hand-raising a baby rhino after he wasn't gaining enough weight.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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<![CDATA[New Restaurants Open at Lindbergh Field]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:06:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lindbergh-Field-2014.jpg
Two new restaurants will open in Terminal 1 today.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Museum Celebrates Russia]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:43:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ballet+dancersjpg.jpg
Every two months, the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum celebrates a different culture at its global village and marketplace. Right now, it’s Russia. NBC 7’s Megan Tevrizian and Greg Bledsoe share what’s in...]]>
<![CDATA[Sloth Bears Debut at San Diego Zoo]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:33:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sloth+bears+1212.JPG
A pair of sloth bear siblings made their debut at a new exhibit at the San Diego Zoo this week, providing adorable entertainment.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Neighborhood Launches Monopoly-Inspired Game]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:32:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/EastVillageopoly.jpg
One of San Diego’s up and coming neighborhoods is launching a a community version of the Monopoly game to raise money for a new landmark sign.

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<![CDATA[Tips for Making Latkes ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bay-latke-chef.jpg
When it comes to holidays, there's no better recipe than the one you grew up with. Same is true for latkes. So, tonight, when Hanukkah begins at sundown, cooks around the globe will be firing up the frying pans...

Photo Credit: Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
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<![CDATA[SeaWorld Takes in Dolphin Rescued in Long Beach]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:40:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Risso_s_dolphin_sunscreen.jpg
SeaWorld is treating a critically ill, rarely-seen Risso's dolphin that was rescued in Long Beach over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Circus Tiger Has New Home in Alpine]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:03:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Greece+tiger+Phevos.jpg
A former circus tiger in desperate need of a new home has one, thanks to the Lions, Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary in Alpine.]]>
<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:52:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
Merriam-Webster has declared "culture" as the word of 2014, The Associated Press reported. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the...

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<![CDATA[Local Fourth Grader Designs, Will Ride Winning Float]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:45:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KrebsCropped.jpg
A local fourth grader took home the win for the float design contest in this year's Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade.
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<![CDATA[#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:42:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/01-santafailthumb.jpg
It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family and get those beloved pics of the kids with Santa. Except the photos don't always turn out as you hoped.]]>
<![CDATA[Petco Park to Close Snow Play Area Friday]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:57:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/petco-park-snow-1204.jpg
The winter snow park inside Petco Park will close Friday due to weather.

Photo Credit: Greg Bledsoe NBC 7 ]]>
<![CDATA[Tidings of Comfort and Joy: Best Holiday Cocktails in SD]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:20:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/holiday+cocktails+2013.jpg
Check out this list of local liquid cheer compiled by Yelp.com and served up by bartenders who truly shake it up this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Draft Republic Opens in San Diego]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:28:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/draft-republic-UTC.jpg
A new beer-focused restaurant opens in UTC.

Photo Credit: Cohn Restaurant Group
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<![CDATA[San Diego Named Among Best Beer Cities]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:46:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/beer+bottles+generic+edit.jpg
A new survey confirms what San Diegans already know: San Diego is a top beer town.

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<![CDATA[December Nights Draws More Than 300K]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:13:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/balboa+park+lights+1201+11.JPG
The annual holiday tradition drew more than 300,000 people to Balboa Park in their winter gear.

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<![CDATA[Make Memories With The Cast of The Nutcracker]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:56:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/whattodo1.jpg
Make memories with the cast of a classic holiday ballet during a luncheon.

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<![CDATA[San Diego's Yuletide Treasures: Best Cookie Shops]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:02:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/michelle-obamas-shortbread-cookies-2.jpg
Looking for some Christmas cookies to leave for Santa or share with friends? Don’t dirty a pan or lift a finger: Local businesses and bakeries are heating up their ovens on your behalf. Bring your sweet tooth to

Photo Credit: bigoven.com]]>
<![CDATA[2014 San Diego Holiday Event Guide]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:20:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/The_Grinch_image_13.jpg
Mark your calendar with this compilation of local events in San Diego for the 2014 holiday season.
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<![CDATA[Experience White, Bright Christmas at Garden of Lights]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:59:11 -0800 Garden of Lights Through Dec. 30 More than 100,000 lights decorate San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, formerly Quail Botanical Garden. There's a poinsettia garden, a camp fire, live music and, weather permitting, snow. Get more information on the event here. ]]> Garden of Lights Through Dec. 30 More than 100,000 lights decorate San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, formerly Quail Botanical Garden. There's a poinsettia garden, a camp fire, live music and, weather permitting, snow. Get more information on the event here. ]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fgallery1-5.jpg
Gather the family, bundle up the children and get ready for a white Christmas at the Garden of Lights in Encinitas.

Photo Credit: San Diego Botanic Garden]]>
<![CDATA[James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 06:02:47 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/James-Franco-SNL.jpg
James Franco's hosted "Saturday Night Live" again — so naturally his friend (and co-star of upcoming comedy flick "The Interview") Seth Rogen crashed the opening monologue in the Dec. 7 episode featuring musical
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<![CDATA[Mater Dei Choir Spreads Holiday Spirit With Song]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 12:59:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mater+dei+choir.jpg
Students from Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista will perform their Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds provide scholarships to students for who develop community service projects.]]>
<![CDATA[December Nights 2014 in San Diego's Balboa Park]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:12:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/December-Nights-2014_3.jpg
Wandering around December Nights is as close to a cold, wintry walk as San Diegans get.]]>
<![CDATA[Californians Are Biggest Braggers on Social Media: Survey]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:38:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/welcometo_california_generic.jpg
Turns out the most “braggadocious” social media posts come from California – more so than any other state. That’s according to HeyLets, a new mobile social app that surveyed 2,500 Americans, asking them...]]>
<![CDATA[Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:25:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/target+credit+card+breach+latest.jpg
Although Black Friday can be a stressful day for bargain-hunting shoppers, it may be even more difficult for retail employees. That is why a Target electronics department worker in Westminster, Maryland,...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Find Santa at December Nights 2014]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:28:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/mrclaus08.jpg
Locations for photo opportunities with Santa Claus, elves, The Grinch and even a dinosaur with more than a little holiday spirit.

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<![CDATA[Petco Park to Transform Into 'Holiday Wonderland']]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:25:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Holiday+Wonderland+1118.jpg
Nevermind the 70-degree temperatures -- in just a few weeks, Petco Park will transform into a winter wonderland.]]>
<![CDATA[Gingerbread Structure Competition Dazzles Onlookers]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:36:04 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gingerbread+3+2014.jpg
The largest gingerbread structure competition on the West Coast dazzled onlookers on Wednesday at the Grand Del Mar. The annual event benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County.]]>
<![CDATA[First Gray Whale of Season Spotted Off Mission Bay]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:58:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/graywhaleSanDiego+1202.jpg
The first gray whale of the season was spotted off Mission Bay by a whale watching tour on Friday.

Photo Credit: San Diego Whale Watch]]>
<![CDATA[Killer Whale Born at SeaWorld]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:23:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Baby+killer+whale+1202.jpg
A killer whale was born on Tuesday afternoon at SeaWorld – the seventh such Orca born at the San Diego park in its 50-year history.]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown San Diego's Tree Lighting ]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:58:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ice-Skating-Resized.jpg
Gather around the ice rink downtown for a little holiday cheer with Mickey and Minnie.]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Gingerbread House Fits People]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:31:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/giant+gingerbread+house.jpg
Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort has unveiled a giant gingerbread house that towers above the rest. The creation of pastry chef Lerome Campbell and his team stands nine feet tall from its base to rooftop.

Photo Credit: NECN]]>
<![CDATA[Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:32:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
The popular direct-sales jewelry retailer Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors this month. “We are so proud of building Lia Sophia over the past 28 years into an outstanding company that has...

Photo Credit: Lia Sophia]]>
<![CDATA[Best Local Holiday Gift Shopping for Your Host]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:46:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wine_bottles_generic.jpg
Be the best guest this holiday. Instead of showing up empty handed, stop and shop for a bite, bottle or trinket to bring to your host at one of these San Diego County businesses.

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<![CDATA[December Nights Return This Weekend]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:14:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DecemberNights2012_4.jpg
Some 300,000 people will make their way to Balboa Park this Friday and Saturday for the 37th Annual December Nights. NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick shares what you can expected this year, including expanded...

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Ahead of Christmas ]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:02:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sb10069274b-004.jpg
NORAD begins their Christmas countdown with the 50+ year tradition of tracking Santa Claus' whereabouts.

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<![CDATA[Petco Park Winter Wonderland Starts Friday]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:10:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/petco+park+winter+wonderland+preps.jpg
The elves at Petco Park are putting the finishing touches on "Holiday Wonderland," a winter extravaganza which opens this week. Padres Chief Marketing Officer Wayne Partello stopped the NBC 7 studios to...]]>