<![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-usMon, 24 Apr 2017 23:06:41 -0400Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:06:41 -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[Wal-Mart Introduces 'Crotilla': A Tortilla-Croissant Mashup]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:18:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/170424-walmart-crotilla-se-526p.jpg

Four years after the "cronut" emerged on the scene, croissant lovers can rejoice with yet another pastry hybrid.

The "Crotilla," from Wal-Mart's in-house bakery, crosses the croissant and tortilla, "Today" reported.

About the size of a small flour tortilla, the "Crotilla" has the buttery taste and texture of a croissant.

They're intended to be used, among other things, for sandwiches, a Wal-Mart spokesperson told "Today."

"Crotillas" come in packs of eight and sell for $3.98 in participating Wal-Mart bakery departments nationwide.



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<![CDATA[Steve Madden Brings Back the Slinky]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:13:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Steve+Madden+Slinky.jpg

From high-waisted mom jeans to crop tops and chokers, fashion trends from the '90s are back with a vengeance.   

The only thing that has been missing to complete that back-to-school look every girl in class had was the iconic Steve Madden Slinky — until now.

The New York-based footwear company has revived the popular platform slide. The 2017 version has been slightly altered with a flatter heel and added elastic in the "stretchy upper" for more flexibility, according to the Steve Madden website. 

The Slinky isn't on store shelves just yet, but they are available for pre-order on Steve Madden's website. The $69.99 shoes are expected to ship in July.

News of the retro shoe's return brought back nostalgic memories for the Slinky-wearing girl who head bopped to alternative rock and cited Cher quotes from "Clueless" while eating candy necklaces.

And despite the fact the shoes' insoles continuously slapped the bottom of your heels, announcing your arrival with loud clapping-like noises, Slinky girls can't wait to get their hands on a pair and stomp around town.

 



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<![CDATA[7 East Coast Music Festivals You Won't Want to Miss]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:02 -0400 Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
Want tix? Find them online here.]]>
Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
Want tix? Find them online here.]]>
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Summer is quickly approaching, which means that music festival season is also right around the corner. We've rounded up seven of the East Coast's most popular music festivals.

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<![CDATA[Disney Gives Early Look at Upcoming Star Wars-Themed Lands]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:24:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/199*120/Disney+Star+Wars+Theme+land.jpg

Two years after Disney announced plans to bring Star Wars-themed expansions to its parks in California and Florida, fans of the franchise finally got a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of the parks.

Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering creatives shared exclusive details about the new galactic lands scheduled to open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019.

During the "Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making" celebration in Orlando Saturday, new renderings were revealed in a video giving attendees insight into their collaboration — including the story behind "the mysterious destination somewhere on the Outer Rim."

"We’re creating a place that is an extension of the Star Wars universe, not a recreation of an experience that you might have already seen on screen, but something totally brand new," said Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Asa Kalama.

The never-before-seen land is set in a remote village that was once a bustling area along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but over time has become a thriving environment for port smugglers, rogue traders and adventure-seeking travelers bouncing between the frontier and uncharted space, according to Disneyland Resort spokesman George Savvas.

"There will be things in there that will feel very familiar, things in there that they’ve always wanted to see, but yet on top of that we’re also designing and creating new experiences so that it will really enhance what the Stars Wars universe is," said Star Wars’ Creative Director Doug Chiang.



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<![CDATA[New Hampshire Farm Lets You Do Yoga With Baby Goats]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/200*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-18+at+1.40.45+PM.png

The latest fitness trend might just convince some people to slap on yoga pants, especially if they love baby animals.

Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, has gotten a lot of attention after introducing yoga with baby goats as a part of their business a few weeks ago. The tiny goats are let loose while yoga students get into various yoga positions. 

The result is a mix of the relaxed mindfulness that yoga offers and some chaotic cuteness. 

Jenness Farm raises dairy goats for a variety of products, such as goat milk, soaps, and other bath and body items, but visitors have been able to get up-close-and-personal with the animals on their yoga mats for the past few weeks. 

Owner Peter Corriveau said many followers of the farm's Facebook page suggested he offer the yoga class after similar ones have been seen trending in other areas. He has run Jenness Farm since 2001 and knew that his goats would be perfect for the job since he bottle raises them himself.

“Goats are very intelligent and curious,” he said. “Within the first hour of their life they are up and walking around. They are very playful.”

The farm recruited local yoga instructor Janine Bibeau, a frequent visitor of Jenness Farm and a fellow goat-lover. The first few classes have been a big hit and presented a new way to bring in yoga newcomers.

“This is unlike any yoga that I’ve ever taught,” said Bibeau, “you can come into this room feeling tired or sad and you are going to leave a lot more joyous and energetic. After the last class that we taught, my face was sore from smiling the whole time.”

Bibeau has goats of her own, but they are a bit calmer than the hyperactive baby goats that like to jump on top of people while they pose. Her older goats will simply come up and cuddle while she practices her yoga. 

The energetic baby goats are a good representation of how chaotic life can get. Her students are challenged to remain mindful, but of course are encouraged to pet and play with the goats during the class.

Interest in the class has exploded since photos and video from the first few classes have gone viral on Facebook. There is already a long waiting list to get into a class, but Corriveau says that they are working on expanding the yoga area to let more people in at once. 

For more information on goat yoga at Jenness Farm you can visit their website here.

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<![CDATA[10 Discounts, Deals and Freebies for Tax Day 2017]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:19:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tax+day+deals+2017.png

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<![CDATA[See Inside: Bob Simpson Selling Texas Castle-Style Home]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/Bella+Terra+Simpsin+House.jpg Bob Simpson, the co-founder of XTO Energy, and co-owner of the Texas Rangers has listed his home with his wife Janice for $7 million.]]> <![CDATA[See Inside San Francisco's Most Expensive Home]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:58:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/L3_Dining_89501.jpg

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<![CDATA[All in the Family: Celebrity Siblings]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:53:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/natsib22.jpg On National Sibling Day, take a look at some celebrities who share the limelight with their siblings.

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<![CDATA[A Celebration Of Women In The Arts Gala]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:07:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/aacg17_001.JPG Before the night of the Adrienne Arsht Center Gala, A Celebration Of Women In The Arts, an exclusive look at the rehearsals with the evening's celebrity performers from Vanessa Williams to Gloria Estefan.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is April 4]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:09:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Ben-Jerrys-Free-Cone-Day-FB.jpg

I scream, you scream, we all scream for free Ben & Jerry's ice cream! 

The Vermont-based ice cream chain will celebrate its annual Free Cone Day event on Tuesday, April 4. 

Customers can get a free scoop of their favorite flavor from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at participating locations. And if after enjoying a Cherry Garcia cone your taste buds yearn for some Phish Food, just get back in line for another free cone. "Over and over again. We're not counting. Really, go for it," the company said on its website.

The first Free Cone Day was in 1979 — one year after co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield launched the company in a renovated gas station in Burlington. The tradition has since expanded globally, and Ben & Jerry's says it will hand out more than 1 million free scoops this Tuesday.

Click here to find a participating Ben & Jerry's location near you.



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<![CDATA['Salt Bae' Takes Manhattan: Internet Sensation Spotted in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:14:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/salt+bae.PNG

"Salt Bae" has landed in New York City. 

Two months after the man behind the meme announced plans to open a restaurant in the Big Apple, sightings of Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe around the city swept Instagram Wednesday.

"Spotted #SaltBae!!" one woman captioned her selfie with Gökçe in his signature sunglasses, shoulder-length hair and beard. 

"Dreams do come true," another Instagrammer wrote alongside a photo with the dramatic salter.  

Gökçe appeared to be taking a whirlwind tour of the city Wednesday. Star-struck fans tagged their pictures around Times Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, near Central Park and the Upper West Side. 

Gökçe, 34, gained Internet fame when a video of him sprinkling salt on a steak with a peculiar flick of the wrist gained millions of views in a matter of weeks.

He announced plans in January to open a steakhouse in Manhattan. Gökçe, who already has seven steakhouses and burger joints in Turkey and Dubai, and is opening a London location later this year, said expanding to New York will mean whether or not he’s truly made it.

“It shows that I’m an international brand if I open up in New York,” Nusret previously told NBC News. 

“In New York, there are many steakhouses. We would like to show that Nusr-et is different than the others in service, meat quality and connection with the customers,” he added.



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<![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop Up Restaurant Headed to LA, NYC]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:20:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-660808516.jpg

Somebody "Better Call Saul." 

Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain featured in the TV show "Breaking Bad" came to downtown Los Angeles this week. 

Fring's Albuquerque restaurant served as a headquarters for both his chicken and meth empires on AMC's critically-acclaimed series. 

Go inside a 360-degree view of the spot, see "Better Call Saul" actor Michael Mando, and hear the voice of "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan:

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The pop-up restaurant near the Arts District featured Fring's famous curly fries on Wednesday and Thursday. 

The restaurant didn't actually serve a chicken dinner, but like DEA Agent Hank Schrader says on the show: "We're not here for the chicken." 

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The real-life Los Pollos Hermanos will also pop-up in New York in April. The pop-up recently made a stop in Austin at SXSW where series stars Bob Odenkirk (who plays Saul Goodman) and Giancarlo Esposito (who starred as Gus Fring) signed autographs and greeted fans.

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You can stop by the Pollos pop-up at 1345 E. 6th St. in downtown LA from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 

The third season of the "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul" premieres on AMC on April 10 at 10 p.m. EST.



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<![CDATA[New Emoji: T-Rex and Zombies and Vampires, Oh My!]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:50:30 -0400 See the full set here.]]> See the full set here.]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Emoji-5-.jpg

Emoji are taking a trip back to the Jurassic period as dinosaurs join the ranks of the texting-friendly symbols.

T-Rex and brontosaurus are part of a slate of 56 new characters in 69 total variations joining the ranks of emoji, the Unicode Consortium announced Monday. They'll also let you get spooky with zombies and vampires, show activities like rock climbing and a yoga pose or add a little diversity to the faces in texts, with older adults and women in headscarves.

Most of the new emoji are smileys and people, bringing starry-eyed and exploding faces into the lexicon, and letting you show skepticism, nausea and even cursing. Among the 13 new food and drink emoji are steak, broccoli, chinese food container and pie.

The new emoji will be available in June, when Unicode version 10 is released. That makes them available to companies like Apple and Google, which make their own versions of the emoji for users to type.

Emojipedia mocked up how the new emoji might look on Apple devices. See them here.

It's the fifth set of emoji to be released.



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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta, But ...]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg

Dunkin' Donuts says it is getting rid of the popular coffee Coolatta, but plans to replace it with a new frozen drink.

According to the company, the Coolatta will be replaced this year by its new Frozen Dunkin' Coffee, which it says provides "a more authentic" coffee-drinking experience.

The Coolatta has been around since 1994.

Here's the full statement from Chris Fuqua, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Global Consumer Insights & Product Innovation for Dunkin’ Donuts:

"Dunkin' Donuts is expanding its coffee menu with the addition of new Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee by summer 2017. The new frozen coffee beverage, inspired by iced coffee, is crafted using blenders that we rolled into Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationally in 2015. Dunkin' Frozen Coffee is made using a special extract that contains Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend coffee, blended with ice and dairy for a smooth, coffee-forward flavor, and can be customized to meet a guest's taste preferences. Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee will offer our guests a more authentic, energizing coffee drinking experience compared to the Coffee Coolatta. The Coffee Coolatta will be retired when Frozen Dunkin' Coffee joins our existing frozen beverages, including Fruit Smoothies, Frozen Dunkaccino, Frozen Vanilla Chai, Hot Chocolate-Frozen and Coolatta beverages."



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<![CDATA[Target Goes Photoshop-Free in New Swimsuit Campaign]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/032217+target+swim+campaign.jpg

This Summer, retail giant Target is going bold and embracing every body in its new swimsuit campaign.

The company launched #TargetSwim which celebrates positive body image and features real women of different body types. But, what makes this campaign even more special is that the photos of the models are not photoshopped.

The models show off their authentic selves while rocking bikinis and swimsuits. Dancer Megan Batoon, pro skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, model and body activist Denise Bidot and TV host and model Kamie Crawford flaunt their curvy bodies.

“Target shows women of all shapes, sizes and colors looking beautiful and confident in themselves and their swimsuits and that resonates with women everywhere,” Crawford said. “Confidence is contagious!”

People on social media are praising Target for the photoshop-free campaign, many calling the move perfect, great and inspiring.

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<![CDATA[Dairy Queen, Rita's Celebrate Spring With Freebies]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:50:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/4941944171.jpg

What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with ice cream or Italian ice?

Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate the first day of spring. 

Customers can stop at any participating location to get a small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on the top. The ice cream chain is also asking for donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during its free cone day.

If ice cream isn't your thing, Rita's Italian Ice is also kicking off the first day of spring with an Italian ice giveaway — a tradition that has been going on for over 20 years.

Click here to find the nearest location.

And next month, Ben & Jerry's will be giving away ice cream on its Free Cone Day on April 4. Find the nearest franchise here.



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<![CDATA[First Look at Victoria Beckham's New Collection for Target]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/vb+target+thumb.jpg Victoria Beckham's clothing line for the masses arrives next month and fans of the designer are getting their first look at what to expect.

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<![CDATA[Erin Go Bragh or Nah? Take Our St. Patrick's Day Quiz]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:47:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/163797890-irish-river-dye-green.jpg

If you're planning to don green on this Friday
And want luck of the Irish coming your way
See if you're a real whiz
In our St. Paddy's news quiz
Ten and out of 10 and we'll partay



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<![CDATA[Starbucks Unveils Colorful Spring Coffee Cups]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:34:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/522435114-starbucks-lawsuit.jpg

Spring is almost here, and Starbucks is getting into the spirit by unveiling spring coffee cups for the first time.

The colorful cups will be available at participating locations starting March 16. Each cup features a white dot with hand-drawn designs, including a sun and umbrella.

The cups will be available for just a few days. 

The coffee chain introduced its first holiday cup over 20 years ago. Over the years, Starbucks has also served cups celebrating fall and summer. 



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<![CDATA[Free Pancakes! IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:10:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_298947245.jpg

Grab your fork and knife!

Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Diners can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating locations. In exchange, customers will be asked to consider making a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.

Since 2006, IHOP has raised over $24 million for community charities. This year's goal is to raise $3.5 million, according to the IHOP website.

Check here to look up the closest IHOP.



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<![CDATA['A Particular Set of Skills': 'Taken' Prequel Set for Debut]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:31:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cliveclive.jpg

A man with "a particular set of skills" is heading to a television near you. But it's not Liam Neeson.

“Taken,” a modern-day, nail-biting thriller, follows the story of Bryan Mills in a new television series that takes place 30 years before the movie of the same name. Viewers are introduced to the character before he becomes the world weary fighter made iconic on the silver screen by Neeson, as he just begins his career  as a deadly CIA operative.

The role is portrayed by Clive Standen, who is bringing his own fresh take --and stunts-- to the action-heavy role.

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“He’s just an everyday guy with a ‘particular set of skills,’” Standen said. “He’s relentless. He just won’t give up.”

Standen, whose credits to date include runs on the History Channel's "Vikings" along with small roles in films "Everest" and "Hammer of the Gods," insisted on doing the majority of his own stunts for the show, including fight scenes, running and parkour. He believes when a stunt double takes over a scene, the audience loses engagement with the character, since they can only see the character’s back.

“If you can put a camera on an actor’s face, then you start to tell a story through the action and you start to engage an audience,” he said.

After accepting the role Standen spoke to Neeson, who told him the main thing to keep in mind about Bryan Mills is that “his heart is what keeps him going, it’s what gets him up.”

Standen pays homage to Neeson’s portrayal  through his intensity, but says the roles are quite different. He’s excited for “Taken” to debut as “an action show with no fluff,” because in his portrayal of Mills, Standen makes him a “real person.”

“When I watch a TV show, I want to connect with someone who has some kind of humanity,” he said. “I don’t want to do anything that looks larger than life; life is large enough. No one wants to go see ‘action man’ anymore, we want to see life.”

Alexander Cary serves as writer and executive producer, who Standen credited with finding an “amazing cast,” including Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

“Taken” premieres on Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.



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<![CDATA[At PAMM For The Poplife Social 80s Party]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:23:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/pammpop_jipsy_0001.JPG Every third Thursday of the month at PAMM, Poplife Presents a social gathering of music, and art with a party on the terrace and a live show. This month was an 80s themed party celebrating artist David Reed’s new exhibition, inspired by the color and drama of the TV classic, Miami Vice. Photos by Jipsy

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<![CDATA[Shopping At The Miami Flea]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:30:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/flea_jipsy_0001.JPG With an array of local artisans and cooks, the third Sunday of the month at the Miami Flea is a perfect afternoon to shop, eat and just kick back and enjoy some live tunes as you enjoy some of this cities unique finds. Photos by Jipsy

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<![CDATA[Sweet Liberty, It's Brunch Sundays!]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/sl_jipsy_00001.JPG Sweet Liberty is now open at noon on Sundays for brunch with bottomless Rosé, creative cocktails and tasty dishes for those on the beach or those visiting Miami Beach. Photos by Jipsy

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<![CDATA[Zima Poised for US Comeback]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:47:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/zima.jpg

Get ready to finally peel yourself off of that bar stool you’ve been stuck on since the ‘90s—Zima is making a comeback to coolers in the U.S.

Zima was discontinued in America in 2008, according to Crain’s, but its Chicago-based producer says it’s returning after the success of MillerCoor’s Henry’s Hard Soda line. [[414109233, C]]

"If you're one of the zillion fans who have missed Zima, the answer should be clear," MillerCoors said in a statement.

Murmurs of the fabled ‘90s-era malt liquor, with its quirky and memorable commercials, began last fall, Crain’s reports, compounded by a MillerCoors Michigan distributor posting a photo of the beverage on Instagram.

Zima is expected to be back in stores and watering holes sometime this year, according to Crain’s.

The company aims to compete with other malt beverage brands, like Smirnoff Ice and Mike's Hard Lemonade.

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Owner Gives Discount for Polite Kids]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:25:48 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/restaurant4.jpg

Antonio Ferrari, the owner of a wine bar in Italy, has picked up a practice that he first noticed while visiting a restaurant in Miami.

His group was given a discount because his friends' children were well behaved. Ferrari has since embraced the move and recently posted on Facebook a photograph of a receipt from his restaurant, Today.com reported.

The caption reads: “It happens so seldom!”



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<![CDATA[For Sale: Bethenny Frankel's $5.25M SoHo Apartment ]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/frankel-apt2.jpg Bethenny Frankel is parting with her luxurious SoHo apartment in New York. The "Real Housewives" star's residence was posted on Tuesday at a whopping $5.25 million.

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<![CDATA[It's a Boy: American Girl Announces 1st Male Doll]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:21:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.jpg

American Girl is getting its first boy character this season, Today.com reports.

Logan Everett, a gray-eyed, brown-haired boy who plays the drums, is an 18-inch doll being released Thursday with Tenney, a female singer-songwriter.

They are part of American Girl's plans to launch dolls with diverse backgrounds, experiences and personalities in 2017, according to a press release. 

"A boy character has been a top request from our fans for decades," Julie Parks, a representative for American Girl, told Today.com.

Some moms have already been changing their 18-inch girl dolls into boys for their sons.



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<![CDATA[George Orwell's '1984' is Headed to Broadway]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 23:17:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1984PlayBroadway.jpg

Sales of George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" have exploded since the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Donald Trump, with readers turning to the novel to explore the book's "doublethink" concept and portrait of totalitarian government, which many argue has parallels to the new administration's use of "alternative facts."

But for those who can't get their hands on a copy of the 70-year-old novel — or don't have time to read through its 300-plus pages — Broadway's got you covered.

The hit London stage adaptation of Orwell's timely novel will premiere on Broadway this summer, in a limited engagement production set to open on June 22 at the Hudson Theatre.

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan jointly wrote the piece, and will co-direct here too. They originally premiered the show in 2013 at the Nottingham Playhouse before transferring it to London's Almeida Theatre, where it had four separate engagements.

So far, "1984" is the first planned production for the 2017-18 Broadway season. Its announcement came days after the novel hit no. 1 on the Amazon charts.

Ticket information and casting is expected to be announced shortly.



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<![CDATA[McDonald's Turns to Chocolate for Shamrock Shake-Up]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 23:15:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/McDonalds_Chocolate_Shamrock-edited.jpg

It's a good day for chocolate-loving leprechauns.

This year, McDonald's St. Patrick's Day-themed Shamrock Shakes are coming in a variety of chocolate flavors, the fast food chain announced.

Along with the familiar, green Shamrock Shake, customers will find Chocolate Shamrock Shake (half mint, half chocolate), Shamrock Hot Chocolate, Shamrock Mocha and Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe on the menu. Each drink has at least a hint of mint.

The Shamrock Shake was first released in 1970, and its sales helped build the first Ronald McDonald house, in Philadelphia, four years later.



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<![CDATA[Hooters Opening Fast-Casual Spinoff Hoots]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:47:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hoots-rendering-edited.jpg

During the first few weeks of January, “New Year, New Me” became a popular mantra. Hooters seems to have taken the words to heart and made good on its New Year’s resolution.

The restaurant chain, known for its scantily clad female employees, has decided to launch a new fast-casual franchise that will still have wings, but fewer breasts.

In an attempt to attract millennial and female diners, the company announced Tuesday that it will open Hoots, where servers will no longer wear the famous skintight Hooters tank-tops and booty-exposing orange shorts. Instead, they’ll have a uniform that includes a “newly designed Hoots shirt” and either shorts or pants, Hoots spokesperson Liz Harmon told the Huffington Post

The eatery will consider employees of both genders, a radical shift from Hooters’ all-female waiting staff. The first Hoots will open outside of Chicago in Cicero, Illinois, in mid-February.

“We selected Chicago as our launch market largely due to the success of our carry-out business in the Chicagoland area,”said Neil Kiefer, Hooters Management Corporation president and CEO.

The first branch will cover about 2,800 square feet, support 30 employees, and have a 75-person capacity. Equipped with a full bar, its menu will serve up Hooters’ greatest hits. 

But are traditional Hooters’ patrons there for the taste or the view? Given the popularity of other “breastaurants” like Twin Peaks, demand for venues like Hooters is clearly still high. Though fast-casual dining is also a growing market, especially among young adults, it remains to be seen whether people will go to Hoots just for the food.

Company higher-ups seem hopeful.

“It is a logical extension of the brand and will provide more people with more opportunities to enjoy our world famous wings,” said Terry Marks, Hooters of America president and CEO. “We have a lot to learn, but we are excited about the potential.”



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<![CDATA['Hamilton' Doubles Number of Daily Lottery Tickets]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:43:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/schuyler1.jpg

The renowned Broadway hit "Hamilton: An American Musical" has doubled the number of available tickets for its daily lottery.

Those who wish to enter have to fill out an entry form to participate. The lottery was previously expanded last June to 46 tickets a day.

The lucky winners have 60 minutes to purchase the tickets.

The megahit musical about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton made history last year, earning a record 16 Tony nominations and winning 11 awards.

It also smashed box office records and made an international sensation of creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda. 



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<![CDATA[Frito-Lay Looking to Help Stop Drunk Driving With Chip Bag]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:53:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/232*120/012617+tositos+prevent+drunk+driving+bag.jpg

With just over a week to go until Super Bowl 51 kicks off, one major chip brand is introducing a new type of bag that aims to tell you if you're too drunk to drive.

Frito-Lay is debuting its new "party safe" bag for Tostitos chips that comes complete with technology that's meant to act like a Breathalyzer. The company says the alcohol sensor will turn a symbol on the bag red if alcohol is detected, while staying green if none is.

The bag, which is meant to remind people to re-think driving after consuming alcohol, comes as a limited edition, but the UPC codes on nearly all bags of Tostitos chips will give users $10 off an Uber ride on the day the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Feb. 5, at least until 25,000 users enter the code.

The $10 Super Sunday discount was made in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said that 40 percent of motor vehicle crash fatalities in 2010 were connected to drunken driving.

The aunt and uncle of Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker died in a car crash with a drunken driver after he played in the 2013 Super Bowl.

"Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable. Thanks to Tostitos and Uber, it's easier than ever to make a safe choice if your plans include alcohol," said Walker, also a MADD volunteer, in a Tostitos news release.



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<![CDATA[McDonald’s to Give Away 10,000 Bottles of Big Mac Sauce]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:30:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/McDs-GettyImages-96324959.jpg

Attention, Big Mac lovers.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, McDonald's will give away 10,000 bottles of its Big Mac sauce to celebrate its new Grand Mac and Mac Jr. sizes.

The twists on the popular menu item -- which features two patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun – offer an even larger and slightly smaller option for diners, McDonald's said.

To get your bottle of Big Mac sauce, head to a participating location around the country and say, "There's a Big Mac for that."

The giveaway will be on a first-come, first-served basis.



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<![CDATA[Olive Garden Unveils Latest 'Never Ending' Deal]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Olive_Garden_chicago.jpg

Olive Garden is bringing back its “never ending” pasta deal, except this time, it’s upping the ante.

In a new promotion the restaurant chain calls the “next phase in never ending,” Olive Garden is now offering up its “Never Ending Classics.”

Last year, the company known for its free breadsticks said it sold 21,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes, a seven-week pass for endless pasta bowls. The new offer, which starts at $11.99, now includes lasagna, chicken parmigiana, chicken alfredo, fettucine alfredo and spaghetti with meat sauce.

Diners can also mix and match the featured dishes with each refill, according to the company.

"First we introduced unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks. Then we debuted Never Ending Pasta Bowl. And now we're excited to give our fans the chance to revel in unlimited helpings of their favorite Olive Garden classics," Jose Duenas, executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden, said in a statement. "We selected five of our most popular entrees so guests may indulge in as many of their favorites as they want, all at an incredible value."

The offer is available through March 6 and comes with soup or salad and breadsticks.

In previous years, Olive Garden’s pasta passes sold out in minutes, generating considerable publicity for the chain looking to modernize its image. Parent company Darden Restaurants Inc. was still working on turning around the chain's performance last year after its board was taken over by investor Starboard Value.

In November, the company reported its sales had increased by 2.1 percent in the second quarter, “outperforming the casual dining industry benchmarks, especially at Olive Garden,” according to CEO Gene Lee.



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<![CDATA[Your State's Favorite Netflix Original Series Is ...]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:28:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg

If you ever found yourself hunkering down under a blanket at home weathering some type of storm, be it physical or emotional, you've probably turned to Netflix for solace at some point.

According to Fortune, more than half of Americans use the streaming service for access to both movies and TV episodes, and in recent years, many subscribers have turned to Netflix originals for some fresh content.

So which binge-worthy series was most likely to be streaming in neighborhoods near you? Cable TV looked at state data from Google Trends in 2016 to identify the top Netflix original series for each state.

New York's favorite original Netflix series last year was "The Get Down," a show about a ragtag group of teenagers running wild in the streets of the Bronx in the 1970s, according to Cable TV's research. 

Streamers in New Jersey, along with Netflix bingers in 13 other states, preferred "Daredevil," while Connecticut viewers streamed "Bloodline" more than any other original series provided by the service.

Click here to see the full methodology and map by state. 



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<![CDATA[IHOP Brings Back 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:20:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ihop+GettyImages-84259123.jpg

IHOP is bringing back its “all you can eat pancakes." 

The restaurant chain said the offer, which will be available at any time of day, will continue until Feb. 14. It started Wednesday. 

As part of the deal, customers can order either five “famous buttermilk pancakes” or a short stack of two pancakes with a combo plate of eggs, golden hash browns and a choice of breakfast meats. Once the initial serving is finished, customers can “keep a short stack of two buttermilk pancakes coming again and again until they have had… all they can eat,” the restaurant said.

“Since the moment we opened 57 years ago, our guests have been able to get the perfect breakfast any time of day,” Kirk Thompson, vice president of marketing for the International House of Pancakes, said in a statement. “And now, with the return of All You Can Eat pancakes, one of our most beloved traditions, it’s even easier for our guests and fellow breakfastarians to get their fill of our warm, delicious buttermilk pancakes, morning, noon and night through February 14 — and what better time to end this promotion than Valentine’s Day, when breakfastarians can celebrate their love of IHOP!” 

Pancake eaters can add toppings to their pancake stacks for an additional cost, according to IHOP. 

The offer is available for dine-in only and price and participation will vary, the company said. 

IHOP, which is based in California, has more than 1,600 restaurants across the country and in Canada and Mexico.

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