<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usSun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:57 -0400Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:57 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[6 In The Mix]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:17:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/6+In+The+Mix+still+New.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Ruffed Up: The Dogs in Competition to Be World's Ugliest]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:32:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/191*120/AP_17175106375003.jpg

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<![CDATA['Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Goes Where No Gamer Has Gone Before]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/STBC_Enterprise_AstroGator_1490913773.png

The world of virtual reality in video games has explored places never seen or experienced. In these scenarios, the landscape and everything that goes with it is new and springs from someone’s imagination.

But what if VR tries to recreate someplace that is very well known and puts the player inside that location? In “Star Trek: Bridge Crew,” developers not only let you see what it is like to be on the bridge of a Federation starship but also allow you to take control of different positions, including being the captain.

For a “Star Trek” fan, this is a dream come true. Whether you are aboard the U.S.S. Aegis, a newer starship, or the legendary U.S.S. Enterprise (the first one), the attention to detail by Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft is meticulous, lovingly rendered, and reflects the passion of those who loved the television series and the movies.

David Votypka, senior creative director at Red Storm, felt a little bit of pressure to get things right, but he wanted it to be more than just a recreation.

“’Star Trek,’ maybe even more than ‘Star Wars,’ has fans that are extremely adamant about accuracy and scientific logic behind everything,” Votypka said. “We knew from the very beginning we had to get it right. Not only the details on the bridge but actually the sense of being inside ‘Star Trek’ and being on a Federation starship and doing the things that a Federation officer does.”

The VR experience is best done using hand controllers, which allows the players the freedom to use their hands in a more natural motion. Whether captain, engineer, helm or tactical, the roles intertwine and create a sense of team to complete the missions.

It is a smooth experience for the player and doesn’t create any motion-related illnesses that can come with a virtual reality game. The calm motion, when not in a firefight situation, also allows players to really get a sense of how vast and complex the bridge of a starship can be.

Whether on the Enterprise or the Aegis, Votypka and his team created a unique sense of actually being on those starships. Fortunately, they had many years of source materials to make sure they could produce that feeling, both visually and aurally.

“The Aegis was based off the ships in the new films. In recent Hollywood production, the crews keep all the digital copies of everything they’ve done,” Votypka said. “(For the Enterprise,) CBS has an archive in (Los Angeles) and we got to visit that and they have props that exist from the shows.”

Whether it was audio tracks from the films or TV shows or video that play on the background screens on the Enterprise, the developers had a lot of material from which to work. Votypka said it was all very helpful in allowing them to get the finer details while still using them as springboards to tell the stories they wanted to tell.

Some of the most meticulous information as to the look and feel of the Enterprise bridge came from a super fan, James Cawley, from Ticonderoga, New York, who built a life-sized replica of the starship from the original TV series.

“Every hallway, every room, every prop you could think of. When I walked in there, it totally felt like a time machine, especially when I walked into the transporter room. I really expected (William) Shatner to walk around the corner at any minute,” Votypka said. “When I went on to the bridge, it was recreated to the finest level of detail.”

Cawley used screenshots from DVD and Blu-Rays of the original series to help him build his “starship.” He also spoke with set designers who worked on the series in the 1960s to find out what they made their props with and how they constructed each piece.

All that attention to detail is great, but it only becomes truly immersive in a game setting where players can naturally interact with one another. Social VR, allowing players to interact with one another through voice or gesture, gave the starship bridges a new sense of reality with the natural movements of the players.

“The heart of ‘Star Trek’ is the relationships between those people on the crew,” Votypka said. “The idea of social VR and ‘Star Trek’ seemed like a perfect fit.”

Whether in solo mode or in co-op with other players, “Star Trek: Bridge Crew” hopes everyone gets the feeling they are in starship missions. The missions aren’t all combat, but like their inspirations, the starships also explore, find new discoveries, help others when they can, and put them in situations where there is not necessarily one right answer.

“That’s such a common theme in ‘Star Trek,’ where they come upon a situation, and there is no obvious choice here, and we just have to make the best moral decision we can or the best decision that reflects the intent of Starfleet,” Votypka said.

Much like those starship, the game also has its unique computer partners. IBM Watson, and its interactive speech and cognitive capabilities adds another layer to let players use their voice and natural-language commands to interact with their virtual Starfleet crew members.

“We have been eager to find the right way to use interactive speech further the immersive and interactive experiences that virtual reality offers,” said Votypka. “Watson gives captains in ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ the ability to issue commands to non-player crew members in the same way they do with a human crew by using their voice.”

Watson can operate a crew of just AI characters or mix in with other human players without breaking the immersion of the experience. Think of it as having another Vulcan on the bridge.

Votypka doesn’t want people to think this is only for “Star Trek” fans. He hopes the lure of the detailed experience in virtual reality will get other people to dive into the universe.

“The game is about being on a spaceship with others, with your friends out in space, and that’s a pretty broad and universal fantasy,” he said. “The core gameplay experience and the social interaction is still a lot of fun, even if you aren’t a ‘Star Trek’ lover.”

“Star Trek: Bridge Crew” is available now for Oculus Rift, PlayStationVR and HTC Vive. It is rated E 10+ for everyone 10 years of age or older due to fantasy violence.


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<![CDATA[Burger King Shakes Up Menu with Lucky Charms Beverage]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:44:42 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/armus-lucky-charms-shake.jpg

They're magically delicious — and now, they're in a milkshake.

Lucky Charms cereal will appear in a limited-edition shake at select Burger King locations, the fast-food chain announced last week.

At $2.99, the Lucky Charms shake features 740 calories' worth of ice cream, syrup, and crushed pieces of the sugary marshmallow cereal.

"The mashup of our velvety vanilla-flavored soft serve and one of America’s classic breakfast cereals is something we think our guests are going to love," Alex Macedo, the president of Burger King North America, said in a statement.

The Lucky Charms concoction follows the release of other Burger King mashup beverages like an Oreo shake and a Froot Loops shake, the latter of which was added to menus in April.

BK isn't he only food chain to make waves for its dairy creations this year, after Unicorn Frappuccinos swept the nation in the spring as part of a purple and pink unicorn-themed food craze.

Ben & Jerry's has also combined cereal with frozen dairy products, releasing three new ice cream flavors in March called "Cereal Splashbacks" designed to taste like Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Pebbles or Froot Loops.



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<![CDATA[Chick-Fil-A To Offer Gluten-Free Buns]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:14:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_CHICK_FIL_A_GLUTEN_FREE_061917_1-149790016143700001.jpg

Chick-Fil-A has become the latest fast food chain to offer gluten-free options to its customers. The new gluten-free bun will come wrapped in plastic since the kitchens are not gluten-free. Customers who pay the extra $1.15 for the gluten-free bun will need to assemble their own sandwich

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<![CDATA[Five Times Athletes Have Challenged Animals]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:36:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_5_TIMES_ATHLETES_VS_ANIMALS_061617-149765207316100001.jpg

With the announcement that Michael Phelps will race a shark for Discovery Channel's "Shark Week," we take a look back at five times athletes competed against animals.

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<![CDATA[Advertisers Strive to Show 'Real Dads']]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:57:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657869706-withchild.jpg

"Diapers don’t care who change them."

That's the attitude companies are increasingly adopting when advertising products for dads.

The diaper phrase, part of Procter & Gamble's #WeSeeEqual campaign from March, captures advertisers' recognition of changes in how society views fatherhood. In the ad, men, women and children defy stereotypes in the roles they take, including a father changing a diaper. Procter & Gamble is not alone: many advertisers are trying to give a truthful representation of fathers in their campaigns.

Fewer fathers are the sole breadwinners for their families now, according to the Pew Research Center. In addition, fathers are just as likely as mothers to see parenting as central to their identities. This research can shape how advertisers market their products to consumers.

"A lot of [Procter & Gamble's ads] are about breaking down stereotypes and representing this more equal world that we all aspire to," said Christine Wever, leader of the gender equality communications team at Procter & Gamble. 

Father's Day, which is being celebrated on Sunday, provides an opportunity for advertisers to showcase dads in the roles that they are increasingly taking on in home life, including caretaking and household responsibilities.

Dove Men+Care, a branch of the Dove brand and a part of Unilever since 2010, has worked to show fathers in realistic ways when advertising products. Most recently, the 2017 Dove Men+Care Father's Day campaign, #ThereToCare, features men who act as father figures for children in their latest campaign video.

"These guys want to see themselves portrayed in media in movies, T.V., pop culture, everything, the way that they're actually acting in their real lives—and that is in the caring role for their families," said Josh Levs, author of "All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses—And How We Can Fix It Together” and Dove Men+Care partner.

Competitors have followed suit in harnessing "modern masculinity and modern fatherhood," according to Levs. Gillette, a Procter & Gamble brand, has garnered praise for its "Go Ask Dad" Father’s Day campaign, which began in 2016. The campaign video features sons seeking guidance from their fathers instead of the internet.

"Modern dads are the most misunderstood parts of modern families," said Levs. "We have this scourge of the bumbling, clueless dad in ads, and we have some companies that have stepped forward to take the lead in changing that."

Social media plays a role in the shifting trends of advertising to fathers, and families more broadly. But social media platforms' emphasis on picture-perfect moments can distract from the issues that might prevent fathers from spending time with their children, according to Laura Tropp, professor of Communications and Media Arts at Marymount Manhattan College and co-editor of "Deconstructing Dads: Changing Images of Fathers in Popular Culture."

"The more we have these positive moments [in advertisements], the less we’re really debating what it takes to allow people to be what they would consider 'good fathers,'" Tropp said. "We’re not discussing paid family leave, we're not discussing people who aren’t given the same chance to be good fathers due to problems within society."

In the end, advertisers look to sell products to consumers. But that does not mean that companies do not realize they can effect change.

"When you embrace the reality of the modern dad, that we are loving, that we prioritize families, that we are absolutely capable of doing everything that parenting requires, you see fantastic results," said Levs. "People respond, people agree, people believe in it."



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<![CDATA[The Costs Of Being A Dad]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:57:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dad-generic-and-son-shaving.jpg

Welcome to parenthood. You are a proud new father, simultaneously overjoyed and terrified. Since you are now responsible for another human being, you should know that the estimate of what it will cost to raise your child is approximately a quarter of a million dollars, without accounting for inflation.

If you would like to send him or her to college, you will probably need at least that much more. 

A report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 at $233,610 ($284,570 adjusted for inflation). That is for the average middle-income couple; costs ranged from families in the Northeast that will spend around $264,090 to residents in the urban Midwest and rural regions who will spend about $227,400 and $193,020, respectively. 

Unfortunately, that figure is not likely to drop, and inflation-adjusted wages are not filling the gap. Costs are up across the board, and certain areas are taking an increasingly large share of the costs – especially health care, childcare and education (pre-school through high school). 

That ratio will continue to climb based on recent trends, especially with respect to childcare. 

Child Care of America (CCA) has put out an extensive report breaking down the demographics of childcare costs by state and the variations with respect to income and style of child care. Combining their data with Department of Labor statistics, CCA estimated that just in the last year, childcare costs outpaced family income by up to a factor of eight.

The CCA report shows that childcare costs and housing are the two largest components of household expenses by far – varying slightly by region, but each one is approximately twice the expenses of transportation and food, and around five times the expenses of utilities and health care. 

The percentages from the USDA report do not show childcare as quite as large of a component. Housing tops the percentages of child-raising costs at 29 percent, followed by food at 18 percent, childcare and education at 16 percent, transportation at 15 percent, health care at 9 percent, and clothing at 6 percent. Miscellaneous costs compose the remaining 7 percent. 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sets 10 percent of family income as a general benchmark for affordable childcare. Yet in the CCA study, only 10 states averaged less than 10 percent of family income for child care — the Dakotas, plus the southern block of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. 

The actual expenses of childcare are mostly independent of how much you earn. As a result, the disproportionate rise in childcare costs hurts low-income and single-parent families the most. It's no surprise that the steep bill that comes with raising a child can put a strain on your family's finances. 

Single dads have a difficult enough time handling childcare with a single income (as do single moms), because if they can't find affordable childcare or programs through their work, they have no choice but to rely on friends, relatives, or some form of unlicensed childcare. 

For married couples, there will be a threshold earnings value for the lower-earning spouse where it makes economic sense to stay home and care for children – but it may be hard for them to re-enter the workplace if they do. These are not always mothers, as there are increasing numbers of stay-at-home fathers with breadwinning mothers. 

It's okay to feel a little overwhelmed and terrified as a new father — there will be plenty more anxious moments along the way, but there will be even more moments filled with joy and wonder. Although it won't show up in your bank account, you are likely to get a great return on your investment of fatherhood. Have a happy Father's Day.

This article was provided by our partners at MoneyTips.com. Read more from MoneyTips:





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<![CDATA['White Skittles' for U.K. Pride Month Are Drawing Backlash]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:07:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/skittles-and-tesco-crop.jpg

An all-white, limited edition of Skittles sold in the U.K. has ignited internet debate over what some critics are calling a tone-deaf marketing scheme to celebrate LGBT Pride month.

Skittles partnered with British retail chain Tesco for the second year to offer an all-white version of the candy in a black-and-white bag, following the launch of the #onerainbow campaign at London Pride last year.

Ads said that because "only one rainbow matters this pride," the multicolor candy would be going colorless in order to celebrate LGBT Pride month. It's celebrated every year in June—often with rainbow flags.

This year, some social media critics were not so happy with the brand's all-white campaign, saying the move erases racial diversity within the LGBT community.

"Happiness, fun and inclusion are at the heart of who we are," a U.K. spokesperson for Wrigley, the company that makes Skittles, said in a statement. "Any suggestion that this support for Pride is in any way racist is clearly wrong.”

Others still said they appreciated the marketing gesture and that the backlash was undeserved.

"This campaign allows us to have great fun with our brand while also raising awareness of an important issue," the Wrigley statement said, adding that the campaign allows the Pride rainbow to take center stage.




Photo Credit: Tesco.com
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<![CDATA['Boy Meets World' House Finds a Buyer]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:15:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/knbc-boy-meets-world-house-for-sale-tn-3.jpg A Studio City house featured in the 1990s TV sitcom "Boy Meets World" has sold for $1.29 million, a spokeswoman for the real estate agency said.

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<![CDATA[Seattle’s Space Needle Set for Renovation]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_02_21.Still002.jpg

Starting in September, the 55-year-old Space Needle will undergo renovations to add a floor-to-ceiling glass observation deck and a glass restaurant floor.



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<![CDATA[Taco Bell Giving Out Free Taco to Customers After NBA Finals]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:29:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/taco-bell-doritos.jpg

Whether you were rooting for the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals, everyone wins Tuesday with free food from Taco Bell.

The taco franchise challenged the Eastern and Western Conference winners to "steal a road game" during the tournament and offered to give free Doritos Locos Tacos to everyone in return.  

Thanks to the Warriors' 118-113 victory over the Cavaliers in Game 3 in Cleveland, taco fans everywhere can now claim their prize.

The "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" giveaway is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Taco Bell locations nationwide, while supplies last. Customers are limited to one taco and there is no purchase necessary.

Taco Bell held a similar promotion during the 2016 World Series.

Golden State defeated Cleveland on Monday to win their second NBA title in the last three seasons.



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<![CDATA[Bon Jovi's Sublime NYC Duplex Is on the Market -- See Inside]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:35:16 -0400 according to Curbed. It's now on the market for $17.25 million. The property is listed by the Robby Browne Team at Corcoran. See the full listing here.]]> according to Curbed. It's now on the market for $17.25 million. The property is listed by the Robby Browne Team at Corcoran. See the full listing here.]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/150CharlesSt4BSFOR+PRINTS4.jpg Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has put his sublime West Village duplex on the market. Take a look inside.

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<![CDATA[Check Out the Eiffel Tower’s Zip Line]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:51:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ziplinefrenchtower.jpg

A half-mile zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower lets people zoom over the City of Light, as a way to celebrate the French Open, being held in Paris.

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<![CDATA[The Right Paint Color Can Increase Your Home's Value: Zillow]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:44:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/suburban+home+generic.png

A blue bathroom instantly increases a home's value, "Today" reported, citing a Zillow analysis that found the color adds $5,440 more than expected to home sale prices.

"Color can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos," said Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell in a statement. "Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors — particularly in shades of blue and pale gray — not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space."

The color seems to work in bedrooms and dining rooms, with light cerulean to cadet blue on the walls of the former upping home prices by $1,856 while slate blue to pale gray-blue on the latter added $1,926.

Cool, natural tones like pale gray or soft oatmeal were also present in top-performing listings, the analysis found.



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<![CDATA[$8 Rosé Named One of the Best Wines in the World]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:49:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WINE_CHEAP_ROSE_060517-149669901030500001.jpg

The International Wine Challenge has named an $8 bottle of rosé from Aldi as one of the best in the world.

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<![CDATA[What Goes on Before Sunrise at LA Landmark Randy's Donuts]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:36:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/06-02-2017-doughnut-donut-randy+%284%29.jpg Take a look at what goes on behind the counter at one of Los Angeles' most familiar landmarks, Randy's Donuts in Inglewood. These photos, taken Friday June 2, 2017 on National Doughnut Day, show what goes into preparing the shop for business.

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<![CDATA[Every Day Should Be National Doughnut Day]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:45:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_DOUGHNUT_DAY_060217_FINAL-149636400204800001.jpg

Friday is National Doughnut Day, but Americans are not the only ones who like a nice piece of fried dough. Here is a look at similar treats around the world.

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<![CDATA[How to Make a Belmont Jewel]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:35:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/belmont.jpg

The Belmont Jewel is the official drink of the Belmont Stakes. Here's how to make one.

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<![CDATA[National Doughnut Day 2017 Freebie Deals]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:31:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-458335978.jpg

It's here. National Doughnut Day, a day devoted to getting your hands on free doughnuts, has arrived -- and some of the biggest names in doughnuts are celebrating with special giveaways.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Guests get a free classic doughnut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

Krispy Kreme: Get any doughnut of your desire-– for free. No purchase necessary.

Cumberland Farms: Between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., customers can receive a free doughnut with the purchase of any hot or iced coffee, HYPERFREEZE or fountain soda at all locations.

National Doughnut Day was started in 1938 in Chicago to honor of The Salvation Army "Doughnut Girls." This unofficial holiday is celebrated the first Friday in June, according to the Salvation Army.

To celebrate the doughnut day, the Salvation Army is offering up recipes to for their classic and modern donuts.

This year National Doughnut Day marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. The "Donut Lassies," also known as the Doughnut Girls, served along the front lines during WWI and WWII, giving soldiers free coffee and doughnuts in the trenches.



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<![CDATA[See Inside Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Museum]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:15:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/VSECRET7.JPG A museum featuring the costumes worn by supermodels in the Victoria's Secret fashion show is hidden inside the lingerie brand's Manhattan flagship store.

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<![CDATA[See Inside: 'Breaking Bad' Pop-Up Bar Coming to NYC]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 15:03:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/press+1+bb.jpg Take a look inside ABQ, the "Breaking Bad"-themed pop-up cocktail bar coming to New York City this summer after a two-year stint in the UK. All photos courtesy Lollipop UK. ]]> <![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop-Up Bar Is Rolling Into NYC in a Lab RV]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 09:43:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ABQ-Awards6.jpg

Four years after the last episode of "Breaking Bad" aired, fans in New York City are apparently still crazy enough about the show to clamor for a chance to get into a pop-up bar, set inside a recreational trailer, based on the award-winning series.

The "Breaking Bad"-themed bar called ABQ is expected to hit town this summer after a successful two-year stint in the UK, Eater NY reports. It'll be set entirely inside a "meth lab" RV resembling that of Walter White.  

The organizers of ABQ, a UK-based shop called Lollipop, says it's the "world's first cocktail lab in an RV where you can cook your own cocktails using molecular techniques, chemicals and potions."

Inside, visitors will find a "makeshift laboratory to cook cocktails using molecular mixology techniques," organizers say. Among the offerings will be a Saul's C2H60, a semi-frozen cocktail using dry ice and an infusion technique called nitrogen cavitation, and Blue Flynn, a rum-based cocktail consisting of flavored acids and aromas, concocted in an elaborate setup of lab bowls and tubes. 

Bartenders will be dressed in the shows' trademark yellow jumpsuits, with "HEISENBERG" scrawled across the wall. 

Organizers haven't determined exactly where they'll install the RV, but are looking at several places in Brooklyn, they say. ABQ will open for several months beginning in July, with tickets starting at $45 for a two-hour visit and three cocktails in the bar. 

Fans can sign up for tickets on the ABQNY website, although they may have a bit of a wait -- the live waitlist shows over 1,700 people have signed up as of Thursday, and only 30 people at a time can enter the trailer.

The ABQ website says 100,000 people have visited the UK pop-up so far. 

Last month, another pop-up restaurant based on the TV show arrived to a fan frenzy in New York City: Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain "Los Pollos Hermanos" saw huge lines -- just for curly fries, the only offering on the menu -- as AMC promoted the spinoff series, "Better Call Saul." 



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<![CDATA[Top 10 Beaches in the US for 2017 Revealed]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 07:31:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/74170556_11.jpg Florida’s Siesta Beach, “with some of the finest, whitest sand in the world,” has been selected as the number one beach in America on “Dr. Beach's” 27th annual Top 10 Beach List. Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country. U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands aren't included in the rankings. In recent years, he has given extra points to beaches that prohibit smoking, saying cigarette butts are not only environmentally damaging, but can ruin the experience for beach-goers. Safety and environmental management are other major factors, he said. The Sunshine State snagged three spots on the coveted list. Beaches in New York, Massachusetts, California and the Carolinas also earned slots. See the full list.

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<![CDATA[Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:14:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/disneywater38.jpg

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<![CDATA[Sale Pending for Walt Disney's Technicolor Desert Retreat]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/knbc-walt-disney-palm-springs-house-tn-2.jpg A Palm Springs home where Walt Disney and his wife spent their twilight years is in the process of being sold.

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<![CDATA[See Inside Cyndi Lauper's Connecticut Estate, Now for Sale]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Cyndi+Lauper+and+house+1.jpg Cyndi Lauper’s home in Stamford, Connecticut, is for sale, listed at $1.25 million. The French Country Colonial-style estate sits on the 1.58-acre property. The 3885-square-foot home's interior was designed by Howard Kaplan, and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and three fireplaces.

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<![CDATA[April the Giraffe's Baby Is Probably Bigger Than You]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 10:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17105735261797.jpg

Watch out, Mom. He'll be bigger than you in no time.

In just over a month, the baby giraffe that gained a following when his mother, April, was pregnant with him, is growing up big and strong.

Tajiri (Swahili for "hope") is now 6-foot-4-inches tall and 200 pounds. The baby stood at 5-foot-9-inches tall when he was born on April 15.

He is happy and doing well with April and his dad, Oliver, at Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York.


The zoo is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

April gave birth to Tajiri on April 15 at the privately owned zoo. It was her fourth calf, but the first for Oliver.

Visitors are expected to flood the zoo for its fifth season after April's pregnancy became the second most livestreamed channel in YouTube history, with more than 232 million live views during a seven-week period.



Photo Credit: Animal Adventure Park via AP
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<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns This Weekend]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/byocslurpee.jpg

Slurpee fans, rejoice!

7-Eleven is celebrating the start of "Slurpee season" with Bring Your Own Cup Day.

Customers can bring their own cup to fill up with their favorite Slurpee flavor for $1.50 on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. 

But don't go grabbing a cooler to fill up just yet. While customers are encouraged to get creative, there are some rules.

Only one clean, watertight container is allowed per person. The container must also fit upright through a 10-inch slot.

7-Eleven's new cinnamon-flavored Pepsi Slurpee will also be available to try during the two-day event.

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<![CDATA[Customers Getting Chance at 'Marshmallow Only' Lucky Charms]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:15:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-455979736.jpg

For fans of one classic cereal, your dream has come true: Lucky Charms is giving away boxes full of just marshmallows.

General Mills announced that, starting this month, 10,000 boxes of the sweet treats will be available. You can enter the drawing for one of the coveted limited edition items by entering a 14 digit code found on normal boxes sold in stores.

After entering the code at MarshmallowOnly.com, you are eligible for the contest that runs through December.

In 2015, a similar promotion was organized with just 10 marshmallow only boxes.

The appeal to nostalgia comes as cereal makers are battling a trend toward products with healthier ingredients like yogurt and energy bars, Adweek reported

According to General Mills' most recent annual report, cereal sales were down 1 percent in fiscal year 2016. That percentage grows to 4 percent when compared to 2014 sales.




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<![CDATA[Lucky Charms to Give Away Boxes with Marshmallows Only]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:45:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/luckycharms.jpg

General Mills is holding a contest to give away 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms filled with only marshmallows.

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<![CDATA[200 Nude Models to Descend on Times Square]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/173*120/7916naked.jpg

Nude and semi-nude people in Times Square, no big deal. 

Two hundred nude people in Times Square ... that's a little less ordinary.

A non-profit called Human Connection Arts said Tuesday it plans a "public art project" called Body Notes on June 9. The event would gather hundreds of fully nude male and female models and let each of them be "painted with a personal message of his or her choosing," the group said in a statement.

Andy Golub, the artist behind the project, is also the founder of NYC Bodypainting Day. In 2011, he and one of his models were arrested during a bodypainting project in Times Square; the city was ultimately forced to pay the model a settlement and Golub was allowed to continue his work

As for the backers, an outfit calling itself the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society said it is co-sponsoring the event. The group stages topless group readings at parks, mostly recently in Central Park earlier this month. 

A spokeswoman for the society said they had obtained all the necessary permits to hold the event, which will be held on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets.

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<![CDATA[Frank Lloyd Wright's Home in Chicago Suburb Listed at $1.07M]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 21:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/flw+house+thumb.jpg Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Laura Gale house is up for sale in a Chicago suburb.

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<![CDATA[Ducklings Waddle Up New Ramp at US Capitol Reflecting Pool]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 20:33:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cms-%281%294.jpg

Ducklings are in luck! Two new ramps have been installed at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool to provide easier water access to families of ducks -- and the ducklings have already figured out how to use the new amenity.

Warmer weather has allowed for an increase in the pool's duckling population, but its slanted edge was making it difficult for them to get back into the water.

The Architect of the Capitol consulted with City Wildlife, an organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating animals in the District, and held a design contest to find the best solution to the ducks' problem.

The ducks apparently approve of the ramps. A gaggle of ducklings was shown waddling quickly up the ramp in a short video posted Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.


"Duckling update: Ramp in Use!" read a tweet from the @uscapitol account.

According to the Architect of the Capitol, four families of mallard ducks are   living in the pool. While the ramps are in place to keep the ducks around, officials also warn the public against feeding them.



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<![CDATA[The 'Donut Man' Draws Crowds to His Route 66 Shop]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 03:48:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-566026249.jpg

Nearly every morning since 1972, Jim Nakano has started his day at his Glendora doughnut shop with a cup of coffee and a fresh buttermilk doughnut, NBC News reported.

The two in hand, he greets new and longtime customers as they wait in line picking between the nearly two dozen types of doughnuts The Donut Man sells. He then heads to the back of the shop to taste-test some of his stock, making sure everything is handled with care and fried to perfection.

"I don't eat all the donuts," Nakano told NBC News. "I eat part of it, look at it, and taste it. I look at the consistency."

The Donut Man is located on Route 66 in Glendora, California, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for major holidays.  



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<![CDATA[How to Make a Black-Eyed Susan]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 18:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/blackeyedsusan.jpg

The Black-Eyed Susan is the official drink of the Preakness. Find out how you can make one of your own while watching the race.



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<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:13:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it.

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<![CDATA[How to Write a Good Mother's Day Card]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:48:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cardsGettyImages-488591684.jpg

You may not have decided on what to do for Mother's Day. But at least your mom can expect a card. 

Nearly 80 percent of Americans plan on purchasing greeting cards for the special women in their lives, according to the National Retail Foundation. 

If snarky messages are your thing, joking and rude cards abound online. One card on Etsy reads, "I love you more than dad," while another says, "You may have carried me for nine months, but you'll always carry me financially." Others reference giving birth and "ruining" mom's body, while some explicitly say, "I hate you." 

Crafting a more uplifting Mother’s Day card that speaks to you can be a challenge. But don't worry. American Greetings and Hallmark, two of the nation’s largest stationery retailers, have plenty of advice for penning that note. 

Anne McEvoy, a senior writer at American Greetings, said people are finding it pays to be "honest and real." 

She said there’s no way to pinpoint whether a more sentimental card is better than a cheesy, humorous card. But humorous cards often sell more for Father’s Day than Mother’s Day, she said. 

When picking the perfect card for your mom, go the "simple and sincere" route, she says. 

Keely Chace, a Hallmark Master Writer offers tips for writing cards to mothers, mother figures, grandmothers and more in a blog post on the stationery company's site. 

Some of her suggestions for writing out cards for mothers include simple phrases such as: 

"You're my one and only mom, and I'll always have a special place in my heart for you." 

"Sorry if I drove you crazy sometimes. I only did it because I love you!" 

"To my mom, my friend, my angel." 

McEvoy said that when she sits down to write a card, she tries to think of a particular type of mother — but when it comes to crafting a message for your own mother, it all comes down to individual relationships. 

"Nobody knows your mom like you do," she said, "So trust your instincts." 

She added that relationships with people who aren't necessarily a mother, but are like a mother, are important to celebrate, too. Stationery companies offer selections of cards that cover such relationships. 

Some of Chace's recommendations for writing out a card for mother figures include: 

"With love to an amazing lady…from someone who hopes to be one someday." 

"Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing woman I'll always admire, appreciate and love!" 

But as McEvoy said, nobody knows your mother — or mother figures — like you do. So keep it sincere and write from the heart.



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<![CDATA[See Inside: Chris Bosh's Pacific Palisades Estate]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 18:54:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Chris+Bosh+Pacific+Palisades.jpg

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<![CDATA[New Dove Campaign for Shaped Bottles Gets Backlash]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 12:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dovecampaign_1200x675.jpg

Dove debuted six body wash bottles in different shapes and sizes as part of the company's latest campaign to celebrate women and their bodies.

But rather than celebrate the campaign, social media handed Dove a backlash.

The bottles came in tall, short, round, curvy and straight with a slight, curvy shape. Dove said the unorthodox shapes were in line with its decade long "Real Beauty" campaign portraying and celebrating the diversity of women everywhere. 

"Each bottle evokes the shapes, sizes, curves and edges that combine to make every woman their very own limited edition," Dove said in an online statement."They’re one of a kind–just like you. But sometimes we all need reminding of that."

The statement went on to says its own research revealed that "one in two women feels social media puts pressure on them to look a certain way. Thankfully, many women are fighting with us to spread beauty confidence."

Not everyone was fond of the campaign. Some mocked it for being unrealistic:

Others were a bit more practical and showed concern about their bathroom space:



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<![CDATA[What Do Moms Really Want for Mother's Day?]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 08:19:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_momsday0505_1500x845.jpg

A recent RetailMeNot.com survey reveals what most moms really want for Mother's Day. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

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<![CDATA['Beats the Traffic': Karlie Kloss Takes Pedicab to Met Gala]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 22:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-675618534.jpg

Rush-hour traffic in New York City is rough.

Now add a star-studded fête, a swarm of star-gazing fans and a queue of luxury SUVs lining the city streets, and Manhattan is paralyzed.

Getting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side for the Costume Institute's Met Gala Monday evening proved difficult for many celebrities. Gala guests are given staggered arrival times, and showing up to the red carpet un-fashionably late could land you on Anna Wintour's bad side. 

So what's a celebrity to do?

If you're Karlie Kloss, you hop on a pedicab. The model zoomed to the Met, cutting through Central Park, on a pedicab to avoid the standstill traffic. “Riding in style,” Kloss, in full hair and makeup, says in a video posted on Twitter, adding "beats the traffic."

“When there's too much traffic en route to the #MetGala, you take a pedi cab,” the supermodel wrote.

And the open-aired bicycle-powered ride didn’t ravage her look. Kloss stepped on the red carpet donning a Carolina Herrera dress and a flawless coif.

Actress Mindy Kaling, who arrived in a blue embroidered Prabel Gurung gown, told New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein, “I took the 6 (train) from Nolita.”



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