<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:11:08 -0400 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:11:08 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Your D.C.-Area Fall Festival Roundup ]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:43:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_113523676.jpg
Fall is the perfect season for exploring the festivals this region has to offer.

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<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Maing Mofongo With Chef Roberto Hernandez]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:54:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007862258_1200x675_329454147770.jpg
National Hispanic Heritage Month began Monday. To help us celebrate, Chef Roberto Hernandez from Mio Restaurant visited News4 us to make a fried plantain dish from Puerto Rico called mofongo.]]>
<![CDATA[Recipe: Making Mofongo With Chef Roberto Hernandez]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:40:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/2014-09-15_1732.jpg
National Hispanic Heritage Month began Monday. To help us celebrate, Chef Roberto Hernandez from Mio Restaurant visited News4 us to make a fried plantain dish from Puerto Rico called mofongo.]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Fests Around the DMV]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:22:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007822677_1200x675_328098883822.jpg
Lavanya Ramanathan of the Washington Post shares her top picks for fall fests in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull at Verizon Center]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:05:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AY9Q0757.jpg
Enrique and Pitbull, who have toured together previously, reunited for their Sex and Love Tour to create a stage design that offered fans an immersive experience at Verizon Center.

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<![CDATA[Need a Fall Road Trip? We Have Lots!]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:31:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/167*120/winefest43.jpg
Fall is just around the corner and there's always somewhere you could be traveling. See our fall event ideas.

Photo Credit: Sarah Pixley]]>
<![CDATA[Your 2014 County Fair Rundown ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:59:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_107289284.jpg
County fair season is here -- and we've rounded up the top fairs in Maryland and Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Stargaze With an Astronomer in the Shenandoahs]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:49:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_106755728.jpg
Spend a weekend at Shenandoah National Park this summer and get the chance to star gaze with astronomers.

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<![CDATA[Your Outdoor Movie Rundown]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:34:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DSC_08671.jpg
In a city filled with plenty of non-cheap attractions, it's not easy to find a cheap a.k.a completely free activity to satisfy your wallet -- and your calendar.

Photo Credit: Jesse Rauch]]>
<![CDATA[Alcohol Delivery Services Launches in D.C.]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:13:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/192*120/winey.jpg
A new app that will allow D.C. residents to get beer, wine and liquor without leaving the comfort of their home is set to launch Thursday.

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<![CDATA[D.C.'s 2024 Olympics Bid Gets New Website]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:11:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/blog-olympic-rings.jpg
The effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to the Washington, D.C. region will take another big step Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Diner en Blanc Dinner Party Coming to D.C. Thursday Night]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:20:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007741813_1200x675_325264963912.jpg
Donae Burston, regional marketing director for Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon, shares details about the all white pop-up dinner party Diner en Blanc, happening in a secret location Thursday night in D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Need for Mead: Md. Renaissance Fest Returns]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bernard+McShaeA+New+Day.jpg
HBO's "Game of Thrones" doesn’t return until next year, but you can indulge your need for mead at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Anne Arundel County.

Photo Credit: Bernard McShae]]>
<![CDATA[Marvel Universe LIVE! Comes to D.C.]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:20:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2014-09-03_1319.png
Marvel Universe LIVE! brings together more than 25 Marvel charcters and will open at the Verizon Center Thursday. Moe Alafrangy, one of the shows super heroes, stopped by News4 Midday with a preview of...]]>
<![CDATA[Knitters "Yarn-Bomb" Smithsonian]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:56:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_0722.jpg
Knitters stayed up all night to cover the Smithsonian Castle gates and garden in knitted decorations, using more than six miles of red yarn. They're bringing attention to a new exhibit at the Sackler...]]>
<![CDATA['Dirty Dancing' Live at the National Theater]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:44:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007682380_1200x675_323224643831.jpg
A stage version of the classic flick 'Dirty Dancing' is at the National Theater now through Sept. 14. The stars of the show appeared on News4 to talk about capturing the heart of the story while still making it...]]>
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Castle "Yarnbombed" to Launch New Exhibit]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007682604_1200x675_323236931946.jpg
Volunteers dressed the grounds of the Smithsonian castle in red yarn to usher in a new exhibit by an artist who works in yarn. News4's Molette Green reports.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C.’s First Liquor Distillery in 100 Years]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mayor+Vincent+Gray+With+Green+Hat+Gin.jpg
The beer business is booming in the district, with several breweries opening in the past few years, and now the city also has its first liquor distillery in more than 100 years.

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<![CDATA[Tico Chef Demos Dish Before It Arrives on the Menu]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_1256.jpg
James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schlow has restaurants across the country, and he recently opened Tico here in D.C. on 14th Street. He said none of the food is authentic -- but instead, it's inventive and...]]>
<![CDATA[Top Picks for Your Labor Day Weekend]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:52:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007668617_1200x675_322873923892.jpg
A weekend getaway isn't in the cards for you? Don't worry -- there's plenty going on right here. Lavanya Ramanathan from the Washington Post offers a few ideas.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Rod Stewart and Santana at Verizon Center]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:02:30 -0400 AlfredoFloresPhotography.com.]]> AlfredoFloresPhotography.com.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AY9Q2651.jpg
Two of classic rock's biggest names took over the Verizon Center Aug. 19. Photos by AlfredoFloresPhotography.com.

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<![CDATA[Comedy Play "The Shoplifters" Opens Next Week at Arena Stage]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:40:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007641020_1200x675_322156099791.jpg
The stars of forthcoming comedy "The Shoplifters," Jayne Houdyshell and Jenna Sokolowski, talk about the play, which opens at Arena Stage Sept. 5.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Dog Day at a Dog-Friendly Hotel]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:22:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_127417847.jpg
National Dog Day is Tuesday, so why not pamper your pooch with a stay at a local pet-friendly hotel?

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<![CDATA[Fans Celebrate Opening of Chuck Brown Memorial Park]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:33:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/chuck+brown+memorial+park+day.jpg
Go-go music filled a Northeast Washington park Friday, as fans of Chuck Brown gathered for the dedication of a permanent tribute honoring the late go-go legend.]]>
<![CDATA[Traditional Chinese Ceremony for Bao Bao's Birthday]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:49:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BaoBao3+Thumbnail.jpg
Everyone's favorite panda cub, Bao Bao, turns one year-old this Saturday, and the Smithsonian National Zoo has a big day planned for her.

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<![CDATA[Pan-Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:25:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2014-08-22_1208.png
Chef Daniel Thomas, the regional executive chef for the American Diabetes Association, stopped by News4 Midday to share one of his recipes.]]>
<![CDATA[Taste Prince George's Food & Wine Festival]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:03:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ragin+Cajun+Family+2.jpg
The Taste Prince Georges Food & Wine Festival is Saturday at Six Flags America, with entry to the theme park significantly discounted.

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<![CDATA[Bao Bao Strikes a Pose Before 1st Birthday]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:57:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BaoBao3+Thumbnail.jpg
Our favorite Giant Panda cub is as cute as ever on the cusp of her birthday

Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution]]>
<![CDATA[15 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:22:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_40714882.jpg
Consider this your end-of-summer checkpoint. Have you done all those sunshine-related things you were dreaming about back during the polar vortex?

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<![CDATA[Trillectro and Md. Renaissance Fest Come to Town]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:01:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007590600_1200x675_320508995932.jpg
Lavanya Ramanathan of The Washington Post reveals some of the best things to do around town this weekend, including the Trillectro music festival and Maryland Renaissance Festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Festival Celebrates Bicentennial of Battle of Bladensburg]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:40:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140819+Bladensburg.jpg
Venues around Prince George's County will be celebrating the area's history with live actors, historical recreations and educational discussions.]]>
<![CDATA[Angie Goff, Melissa Mollet Take Ice Bucket Challenge]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-20_1250.jpg
Two of News4's own have taken the Ice Bucket Challange to benefit ALS -- and now they're calling out Aaron Gilchrist, Pat Collins, Chuck Bell, Tom Sherwood, and one of Melissa's fellow graduates...]]>
<![CDATA[Art Everywhere: Great Works of Art on Display Around the CIty]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-20_1333.jpg
Barbara Harrison discusses great works of American art that are on display around the city, with Charles Brock from the National Gallery of Art and Ken Klein from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.]]>
<![CDATA[After 4 Decades, M Street Mainstay Set to Move]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:38:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mr-Smiths-Georgetown.jpg
Mr. Smith's has been an M Street mainstay in Georgetown for decades -- but that might be about to change. The piano bar is set to vacate its current location due to a steep rent increase.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mr. Smith's]]>
<![CDATA[Bao Bao Wins Smithsonian Showdown]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:35:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-19_1131.jpg
Giant panda cub Bao Bao was the ultimate winner of the "Smithsonian Showdown" social media campaign, the Smithsonian Institution tweeted Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Montgomery County Fair]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:53:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/2014fair_56a1.jpg
The Montgomery County Fair returned to Gaithersburg for nine days of rides, food, demolition derby and farm animal exhibitions.]]>