<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:35:53 -0500 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:35:53 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Big Tex Choice Awards Crowned]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:42:02 -0500 Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil by Clint Probst Everything you would expect in a shrimp boil rolled into a ball, dusted with Fish Fry, and fried to a golden brown! Baby gulf shrimp, diced red potatoes, onion, lemon, and seasoning are formed around a cocktail shrimp, dusted and fried with the tail sticking out for a handle. Served with a remoulade sauce.]]> Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil by Clint Probst Everything you would expect in a shrimp boil rolled into a ball, dusted with Fish Fry, and fried to a golden brown! Baby gulf shrimp, diced red potatoes, onion, lemon, and seasoning are formed around a cocktail shrimp, dusted and fried with the tail sticking out for a handle. Served with a remoulade sauce.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Fried+Gulf+Shrimp+Boil.jpg
In just 31 days Big Tex's trademark drawl will once again welcome visitors to The State Fair of Texas.

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<![CDATA[New Beginning At Dallas Farmers Market]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:03:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/083114+Fruit+Vegetables+Dallas+Farmers+Mkt.jpg
President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots and assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama...

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<![CDATA[Irving Music Factory Breaking Ground]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:23:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10p_Irving_Music_factory_1200x675_323701827967.jpg
The city broke ground on its long-awaited entertainment center across from the Irving Convention Center on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Review of "Frank"]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:14:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Frank+film.jpg
Chris Vognar, movie critic for The Dallas Morning News, reviews the new film, "Frank."]]>
<![CDATA[Six Flags Announces New Justice League Ride]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:24:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/6+flags.jpg
Finally, some “justice” for fans of Six Flags Over Texas, who have been on pins and needles waiting to learn more about the mystery ride the park is currently working on.]]>
<![CDATA[Throwback Thursday: Guess Who This Is]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:38:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/throwback-thursday-laura-bush.jpg
Check out this toddler, all smiles growing up in West Texas. She was born in Midland but would later live in Dallas, Austin and Washington D.C.

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<![CDATA[Big Tex Dons New Duds for 2014]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:50:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/big-tex-shirt-2014.jpg
State Fair of Texas officials say they're making Big Tex stronger, smarter, less flammable and more expensive in the wake of his fiery demise.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Convicts Beautify Grand Prairie, Learn Job Skills]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:45:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Asia+times+square.jpg
A one-of-a-kind mural is being installed near I-30 by Belt Line Road. The city of Grand Prairie partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and local artist Pam Summers to create a 233-foot mosaic...

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<![CDATA[Sarah's Picks - Chiles, Outdoors and School]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:15:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hatch-chiles.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich talks hatch chiles, outdoor events and back-to-school to-dos.

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<![CDATA[ Dallas Zoo Sets Record on Dollar Day]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:50:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zoo-packed.jpg
The Dallas Zoo's do-over Dollar Day set a record for attendance.

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<![CDATA[2014 State Fair of Texas Fried Food Finalists]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:57:50 -0500 Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato by Butch Benavides The creamy and moist insides of a baked potato, loaded with generous amounts of butter, bacon, and cheddar cheese, are coated and battered with a delectable blend of spices and flour that create a perfect combination of fried crispy crust and delicious, creamy loaded baked potato. Served with a ranch dipping sauce.]]> Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato by Butch Benavides The creamy and moist insides of a baked potato, loaded with generous amounts of butter, bacon, and cheddar cheese, are coated and battered with a delectable blend of spices and flour that create a perfect combination of fried crispy crust and delicious, creamy loaded baked potato. Served with a ranch dipping sauce.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Chicken+Fried+Loaded+Baked+Potato.jpg
Take a look at the fried food finalists of the 2014 State Fair of Texas Big Tex Choice Awards.

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<![CDATA[State Fair Releases 2014 Fried Food Finalists]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:50:45 -0500 Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato by Butch Benavides The creamy and moist insides of a baked potato, loaded with generous amounts of butter, bacon, and cheddar cheese, are coated and battered with a delectable blend of spices and flour that create a perfect combination of fried crispy crust and delicious, creamy loaded baked potato. Served with a ranch dipping sauce.]]> Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato by Butch Benavides The creamy and moist insides of a baked potato, loaded with generous amounts of butter, bacon, and cheddar cheese, are coated and battered with a delectable blend of spices and flour that create a perfect combination of fried crispy crust and delicious, creamy loaded baked potato. Served with a ranch dipping sauce.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Chicken+Fried+Loaded+Baked+Potato.jpg
Eight finalists vied for the Big Tex Choice Awards, but only one can be the winner.

Photo Credit: State Fair of Texas]]>
<![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks - Doggy Splash Days and Cool Concerts]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:01:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN+Doggy+Splash+081414.jpg
Sarah Blaskovich with The Dallas Morning news gives her picks for the weekend beginning August 15, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Among Top 10 "Coolest Cities in America"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:50:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dallas+Skyline+032114.jpg
Dallas has been ranked among the top 10 "Coolest Cities in America."

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<![CDATA[Little Free Libraries Pop Up in North Texas]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:26:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/little-free-library.jpg
"Take a book, leave a book" is the idea behind Little Free Libraries that are popping up all over North Texas.

Photo Credit: Frank Heinz, NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Remembering Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:02:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new-recut-robin-williams-1951-2014.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' Chris Vognar remembers the life of Oscar winning actor, Robin Williams.

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<![CDATA[Bobbie Wygant's Interview With Robin Williams]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:06:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/196*120/wygant-williams.jpg
NBC 5's Bobbie Wygant interviewed actor/comedian Robin Williams in Dallas for his movie "The World According to Garp" on July 17, 1982.

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<![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:27:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
From tablet convertibles to smart watches and battery charging phone cases, here's a list of top back to school electronics for the season.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to School Tech: Hot Electronic Gear for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:27:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg
Students and their families say registering for graduation gifts they need for dorm and school life helps them manage the growing costs associated with leaving home; average spending on furniture, supplies...]]>
<![CDATA[Vognar: "What If" Being Called "When Harry Potter Met Sally"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:09:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/What+If+Movie.jpg
"What If" is the latest romantic comedy to ask if a man and woman can really be friends. Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar says with a likeable cast it's a charming movie worth seeing.

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<![CDATA[Sarah's Picks - Shopping, Foam and Restaurant Week]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:58:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Foam+Wonderland+080714.jpg
Sarah Blaskovich with The Dallas Morning news gives her picks for the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Fan Frenzy Over New Mystery Ride at Six Flags]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:11:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Six+Flags+Arlington+aerial.jpg
Construction is underway on a brand-new mystery ride at Six Flags over Texas. Now, the Internet is buzzing as fans try to guess what it is.

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<![CDATA[Fort Worth is the 6th Friendliest City: Survey]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:13:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fort-worth-stockyards1.jpg
Fort Worth is the sixth friendliest city in the United States according Condé Nast Traveler.

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<![CDATA[Time to 'Get on Up']]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:05:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Boseman+James+Brown+Get+On+Up.jpg
Chris Vognar with the Dallas Morning News talks about the new movie "Get on Up."]]>
<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
Passengers in a car traveling through Topsfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning had a frightening ordeal when an ax became lodged in their windshield. They were driving on Route 95 southbound around...

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Watermelon, Beer, Festivals and Sarah McLachlan]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Beer-Tap-Generic.jpg
Sarah Blaskovich with the Dallas Morning news gives her picks for the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[DFW Ranks 3rd in U.S. Tourism Destinations]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:20:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Generic-Dallas-Skyline-dayt.jpg
Believe it or not Dallas-Fort Worth is now considered a Top 5 destination in the United States according to a tourism marketing consultant group.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Zoo Wants a Dollar Day Do-Over]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:30:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dallas-zoo-071912.jpg
The Dallas Zoo is calling a do-over.]]>
<![CDATA["A Most Wanted Man" Starring the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:35:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+Image.jpg
Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar gives the big thumbs up to "A Most Wanted Man" starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.]]>
<![CDATA[Sarah's Picks - Ugly Sweaters & a Drive-In Movie]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:10:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN+ugly+sweater.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich makes suggestions for fun things to do for the weekend of July 26-27, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Randy Travis Releases New Music Video]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:20:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Randy+Travis+studio.jpg
Country music great Randy Travis released a new music video on his Twitter and Facebook pages Tuesday, just more than a year after heart failure and a stroke threatened to end his career.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:39:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MObamaBike.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[Foam Fest's Cancellations Angers Participants]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Foam-Fest-Flickr.jpg
A Utah company's cancellation of an annual fun run featuring a muddy, foamy obstacle course has left participants out of money in Texas and other states.

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<![CDATA[Music Hall at Fair Park Hosts "Ballroom with a Twist" ]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:39:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/maksim+and+hope.jpg
Viewers no longer have to wait for the next television season to see their favorite dancing pros work their magic on the dance floor.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Girl's Recipe Earns Trip to State Dinner]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:15:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ariel.jpg
An 8-year-old girl from Tarrant County won a spot in Michelle Obama's new healthy e-cookbook as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Hut Unveils Pizza Cookie]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:23:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pizza+Hut+Cookie.jpg
Pizza Hut and Hershey's have teamed up for the pizza cookie, it's the size of a small Pizza Hut pizza. The 8-inch pizza cookie has 165 Hershey chocolate chips. The pizza cookie goes on sale tomorrow...]]>
<![CDATA[Fort Worth Considers Zoning Changes in the Stockyards]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:49:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FW+Stockyards.jpg
The Fort Worth City Council will return from summer recess to handle several significant issues, including rezoning for the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Flicks: Dawn of Planet Apes]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:02:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dmn-dawn-planet-of-the-apes.jpg
Chris Vognar with the Dallas Morning News gives his review of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" that hits theaters this weekend.

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