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Discovering Del-Sol’s Solar Powers

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Shopping

Spectrachrome crystals, sun light and solar energy… no this blog isn't a lesson in the outer limits of the galaxy, but rather the color change magic of Del-Sol at Broadway at the Beach! We recently visited the unique store and learned how the process of harnessing the sun's energy can create colorful designs on everything at Del-Sol from t-shirts and sunglasses to nail polish, jewelry and accessories!

Now we could try to explain the process and backstory of the color change magic, involving something called molecular excitation transition, nanometers and NASA Astronauts, but it's best explained here.

Now how cool is that? Let's see it again.

Whatever you choose to purchase at Del-Sol, it starts out as simplistic and ends up spectacular as it hits the sun or indoors using their solar panels! But it's not a one change deal, once your shirt, glasses or trinket is back indoors away from the sun rays, it changes back to the original, so you can experience the colorful change day after day! It was a cool experience to learn about the sun's energy and we even walked out with a few shirts of our own! Speaking of cool experience, our next stop was a return visit right next store to Cariloha a sister store of Del-Sol where everything is made of bamboo. To learn more about the cool comfort of Cariloha, click here.

So until next time, we'll be enjoying the sun with our Del-Sol goodies and the softness with our growing Cariloha collection!




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We’ve got the What, When, Why, Where & Who of the Inaugural Burgers, Bites & Brews.

What:

Let us introduce the inaugural Burgers, Bites & Brews at Broadway at the Beach. You are invited as some of your favorite Broadway at the Beach eateries showcase their best foods and of course, battle it out in a burger competition. Once you arrive, you will want to get your Broadway Sampler food tickets from one of two ticket locations set up at either end of The Avenue. Tickets will be sold in $1 increments with food sampling prices ranging from 1 to 5 tickets each with all burger samples available for just 3 tickets each! Once you partake in the Broadway Sampler and try some of Broadway's best burgers, you can then cast your vote for the people's choice award as local celebrity judges determine this year's best Broadway Burger, sure to bring some bragging rights along with it! So come and enjoy and cast your burger ballot! Brews, soft drinks, waters and other beverages will be sold separately by the Broadway Sampler participants. While you're munching and making your best burger selection, you can enjoy live music on The Avenue stage, mascot and character appearances, and hourly giveaways, face painting, stilt walking balloon artists, a scavenger hunt and more!

When:

The event will begin at 11am, with judging by local celebrities ending at 4pm, but stick around and enjoy live music on the stage until 9pm!

Why?

What better way is there to show some love to our local community than by giving back? This event allows us to do just that as 50% of the Broadway Sampler sales will benefit the Boys & Girls Club Of The Grand Strand.

Where?

Burgers, Bites & Brews will be centrally located in the heart of Broadway at the Beach on The Avenue in between Hard Rock Café and Dave & Buster's! However, you can enjoy sidewalk sales throughout Broadway!

Who?

So who will you be sampling all this deliciousness from? Here's a sweet and savory list!

Dave & Buster's, Hard Rock Café, Wahlburgers, Liberty Brewery & Grill, Senor Frog's, American Tap House, Good Time Charley's, Johnny Rockets, Malibu's, Oz and Kilwins!

So now that you know the five W's of the three B's (Burgers, Bites & Brews), all that is left for you to do is make plans to join us on The Avenue and savor the flavors on Saturday, May 12th as we give back to The Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand! See you there!

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Kentucky Mist Distillery: A New Era Of Moonshine Comes To A New Era At Broadway

From the Appalachian Mountains to the Carolina coast, the smooth spirits of Kentucky Mist Distillery are now being poured at Broadway at the Beach! The new craft distillery boasts unique flavors of moonshine and vodka from today and yesteryear as it brings the heritage of Eastern Kentucky to Myrtle Beach.

The founding of Kentucky Mist dates back to the days of American Prohibition or as Kentucky Misters call it, the dark ages! Distilling corn liquor and bootlegging in the Appalachian Mountains in Whitesburg, Kentucky was the family business for Henry Holbrook. The history of Mr. Holbrook's Kentucky Mist has a few twists and turns and even includes the notorious, Al Capone. To read about it, click here.

So from the "dark ages" to today's new generation of moonshiners, Colin Fultz, Henry Holbrook's Grandson has taken over the family business and recently opened a brand new store at Broadway.


It's not all about the moonshine, but also their award winning vodka! In fact, their 1902 Whitesburg Vodka is the only barrel vodka in the United States, winning a gold medal at the 2017 Sip Awards! Talk about a prestigious pour!


Now when it comes to the variety of moonshine, the sweet fruity sky is the limit as flavors include Apple Pie, Caramel Apple, and infusions featuring blackberry, cherry, cranberry, grape, peach and lemonade.

Not sure which one you want to take home? They can help you decide as you sample the moonshine sweetness. For just $5, you can sample six half oz. shots. Of course, you will have to be 21 years of age to sample and purchase!

Along with your beverage of choice, you can also take home a Kentucky Mist shirt, mug, coozie, sweet treats and more!



So join Broadway at the Beach as we welcome this new distillery, where you can taste the history, heritage and the home of Kentucky Mist Moonshine!




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Sweet Lessons Of Taffy Making At River Street Sweets

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Featured Posts

We came, we saw and we sampled! A recent visit to River Street Sweets not only tempted our sweet tooth, but we learned a thing or two about the art of taffy making from a man who has been creating the sweet treat for nearly two decades!

Candy creator Jorge has been making the sweet stuff for more than 18 years creating the candy classics we love including taffy, caramel, brittle and of course River Street Sweets' world famous pralines!

Bringing his talents all the way from the original River Street Sweets in Savannah, Georgia, Jorge is teaching new team members at their location at Broadway at the Beach and that's what we came to see!

We do have a disclaimer and are sweetly ashamed to admit, when walking in the door, we were immediately (but deliciously) distracted by the freshly made pralines, causing us to be a little late to the taffy lesson. So we will have to fast forward through the first steps of making the taffy base of top secret ingredients! Next time, we will try not to be so delightfully distracted, but can't make any promises.

Once the taffy base is ready, it is ready for the pully! This machine allows the taffy to aerate as Jorge and his team color and flavor the taffy. On this visit, coconut was the flavor of choice!



We learned the pully is used because of the constant turning motion that helps blend and mix the flavor and color so it is spread throughout the entire taffy mix.

Now that the taffy is fully pulled, we are ready for the last step, the wrapping machine. To see this in action, check out this video!

Sweet side note: This particular wrapping machine is 104 years old. Yes, 104 years old!

At this point, the taffy is stretched in to the machine where it is cut, separated and wrapped. After that it is time to enjoy! And we did just that! In fact the fresh taste of coconut may be our new favorite flavor! But then again, any freshly made taffy flavor is likely to be our favorite including banana, peppermint, cinnamon, bubble gum and the list goes on... and on.. and on!


So as our taffy making lesson wrapped up…


We sank our teeth into this classic coastal favorite as you will want to do on your next visit to River Street Sweets at Broadway at the Beach!

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S-P-R-I-N-G into Broadway at the Beach

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Featured Posts

While the northern part of the country is dealing with the lingering winter white outs and numerous Nor'easters. In our neck of the coastal woods, spring has sprung and Broadway at the Beach is the place to take in the warm breeze, fresh flowers and new trends of spring 2018. So let us spell out how you can SPRING into new foods, fashions and fun!

S – Seize the day and make your way to Broadway.

Most of us tend to stay cooped up indoors when the temperatures fall to frigid levels, but now is the time to seize the spring days! From feeding the fish to watching the ducks, to going EXTREME at Extreme Pizza to checking out the new Pearl Harbor exhibit at Ripley's Aquarium, spring is the perfect time to seize the day and taste something, experience something and learn something new! Say goodbye to your winter routine and hello to new dishes, new delights and discover what you have missed!

P – Plan a Getaway

Whether it's with your significant other or your favorite guy or gal pals, Broadway at the Beach is the perfect destination to eat, drink and be merry all year around! A few getaway activities include competing for bragging rights in the arcade of Dave & Buster's or taking in a show with music's greatest legends at Legends in Concert. The possibilities are endless when you plan ahead. Want to start your planning now, click here for the complete Broadway at the Beach website.

R – Refresh your home and fashion

In Myrtle Beach, it's time to put away the winter gloves and scarves and break out the warmer weather ware. You won't need those heavy coats anymore, but can deck yourself out in new spring fashions from Bijuju and Gemini Boutique! From purses, shoes and accessories, you are sure to brighten up from the winter blahs! For the home, add some new southern charm from the Southern Living Store or cook up something with new designs from the Paula Deen Kitchen line at The Paula Deen Store.

I – Invest time into your family

Between work meetings, after school activities, grocery shopping and the other 99 things on your daily itinerary, family time can sometimes take a back seat to our hectic lives. We all get busy, but is there really anything more important than spending time with the ones you love? Whether its mom and dad dancing with the team members of Johnny Rockets while sharing a milkshake with the kids, or it's the family building their own special creation at Build-A-Bear Workshop or exploring space at WonderWorks, spring time is the perfect time to spend with your family!

N – Nightlife

The nights come alive at Broadway, and spring is the perfect place to dance in your new shoes, listen to today's new music and experience a night out on The Avenue. Start with dinner at one of the many restaurants including Wahlburgers, Hard Rock Café, Dave & Buster's and American Tap House and then enjoy the sounds of dueling pianos at Crocodile Rocks and mingle with friends at Broadway Louie's, Oz and Malibu's. A night out is the perfect way to celebrate all those cold nights in of winter 2018!

G – Get Up & Go

They say the most important meal of the day is breakfast and at Broadway, there is one place that serves up your favorite southern breakfast dishes. Taste the early morning delights at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen where you can fill up pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, grits and all your favorite lowcountry creations! Don't have time to sit down on a spring morning, but need a quick pick me up on the go? Starbucks at Broadway offers up their famous latte's, cappuccinos, cocoas, teas and treats to get you going! So rise and shine this spring and make your first stop of the day at Broadway at the Beach!

So there you have it, S-P-R-I-N-G… the season of new fashions, foods and fun at Broadway at the Beach! See you soon!

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