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Restaurants That Deliver An Experience Make Dining Fun

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There are plenty of restaurants around Myrtle Beach where you can get a good meal. But only a handful of them deliver the kind of atmosphere that transforms a meal into an experience. Happily, several of those are clustered in one location — Broadway at the Beach.

Experience a cooking show like no other at Yamato Steak House, the 'Original Japanese Steakhouse'. The chef cooks your entire meal tableside, showcasing the food and the skilled maneuvers of the chef. You will surely be entertained throughout the meal. Yamato serves a selection of appetizers, sushi and sashimi and hibachi combinations. Be sure to try the homemade dipping sauces.

Planet Hollywood is where the movie industry comes to life. Surrounded by memorabilia from filmdom's greats, you'll be immersed in the glamour and glitz of Hollywood. From the classic days of cinema to film noir and modern favorites, this place hums with the vibe of tinsel-town legends.

At Senor Frog's the food is served with a special kind of energy that the Senor calls Froglosophy. This is the place where the party's not over until you say it is. Manners don't matter, and you're encouraged to party like a fiesta animal. Rest assured, it's all for a good cause — saving the world from boredom! You'll find yourself cutting loose at this Mexican-themed restaurant and having some wild and crazy fun.

Hard Rock Cafe is the place you'll start to feel the music in you as you check out the awesome musical artifacts. This 70-foot tall building emits more energy than Steven Tyler on stage. The only pyramid-shaped restaurant in the entire Hard Rock Cafe International's collection of cafes worldwide, it even has a resident mummy's sarcophagus amid the Egyptian-themed décor. If you want to rock and roll into the night, this is the place.

Johnny Rockets will take you a step back in time to recapture the excitement and energy of America's drive-ins and diners. The atmosphere is 1950′s with jukeboxes playing and milkshake machines humming. Uniformed servers sing and dance whenever the music moves them. Don't expect any quiet time here. When the staff breaks out in a performance of a rock classic, the entire restaurant gets to sing along!

Ready to lay back and chill? Long for the easy, casual feeling of Caribbean island life? Margaritaville delivers as it channels the spirit of its owner, Jimmy Buffet. This is where the cool people come to chill — but they also know how to party. Listen for that special song, then order your own cheeseburger in this little piece of Myrtle Beach paradise.

A meal can be about more than just good food. Next time, check out a restaurant that serves up its own special atmosphere too. You may discover that everything tastes better when you have a great experience!

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Last Summer Weekend In Myrtle Beach

Labor Day is right around the corner, and for a lot of people that marks the official end of the lazy days of summer. The kids head back to school and the days start getting shorter.

How will your family finish up its summer? Will you fade slowly back into your fall routine, or close out with one last weekend of warm evenings and lively entertainment fueled by street performers and rockin' bands?

If you'd like to have one more fun-filled summer weekend, head to Broadway at the Beach. Here, Labor Day is much more than just a celebration of summer's end.

Legends In Concert is moonwalking its way through a weekend celebration of the King of Pop's birthday (August 29). From August 29-31, Michael Jackson fans can catch extraordinary tribute artist J Lucas strutting his stuff. The final summer shows at Legends guarantee a thriller every night!

On Friday, August 29, the promenades of Broadway will be alive with music and laughter. At Center Court, you'll hear the giggles of small children as they delight in the free face painting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then stroll over to the Heroes Harbor stage where the popular Mr. Nigel's Music show will be enchanting all ages from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It's a bet that everyone in your family will be intrigued by the Living Statues strolling around from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. But be sure to make time to head to Celebrity Square at 7:30 p.m. when country rocker Ashley Martin takes the stage. Also, save time to get over to Wet Willie's by 9 p.m. when DJ Ryan Robinson will be turning up the volume.

Saturday, August 30th means more fun with the antics of the Whacker Barrel entertainers strolling throughout Broadway from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You'll have another chance to get the attention of the popular Living Statues when they give encore performances from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Celebrity Square comes alive again at 7:30 p.m. when the Austin Mowery Band performs its own brand of contemporary country music. Then Wet Willie's starts up at 9 p.m. with The Faux Show, a collaboration of five friends with a passion for great music and life. Close out the evening with the Labor Day fireworks show at 10 p.m. sponsored by Helicopter Adventures. It's the final show of the summer season.

Sunday, August 31, the weekend is winding down but Whacker Barrel strolling entertainment will be keeping the energy high from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. And then another magical summer is capped off with the illusions of Bryan Dangerous who'll be performing in front of Capriz at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Summer is coming to a close, but the fall entertainment possibilities at Broadway are just beginning to open up. From festivals to car shows to walks for charity, it's a happening place. We've even got some special fireworks extravaganzas in the works.

We'll be telling you more about all that and more in the weeks to come. Stay tuned!

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It’s No Illusion: This Magic Show Is Great Entertainment

Do you love a good illusion but need more than magic tricks to keep your attention for an entire show? How about danger, dancing and a little comedy too?

Through September 27, the Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach has the show for you. Cutting-edge magic by world-renown magician, Peter Gossamer, is the centerpiece of a spectacular show filled with dancing, special effects, and light-hearted comedy.

But that's just part of what you can expect from this direct-from-Vegas entertainment spectacular that includes tricks by 200-pound Bengal tigers.

Big-time thrills are also provided by America's Got Talent's extreme cross-bow daredevil, Ben Blaque. The entire theater comes alive with tension as he takes aim and shoots arrows across the stage, exploding bright red apples sitting atop his assistant's head. And that's just the beginning of his act.

This show also features the only indoor human cannonball taking flight right inside a Myrtle Beach theater. Talk about a real "can't miss" moment!

Illusions of Magic is an extraordinary entertainment experience that the whole family will remember as the highlight of their vacation.

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Share A Coke, Share The Fun At Broadway At The Beach August 14 & 15

Many folks will tell you that some of their best memories were made while sharing an iced cold cola. Maybe it was when you were a kid and grandma served up your first sip of the sweet tasting treat. Or perhaps you were sharing a coke with a new friend and realized that he was that special someone. How many weddings, baptisms, birthdays and special holidays were times when you all had cola together?

This week, Coca-Cola will be returning the love you have for this refreshing beverage by personalizing your can of Coke. On Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Coca-Cola van will be at Broadway at the Beach so that you can get your own customized can of coke. It's all thanks to the "Share a Coke" promotion that's sweeping America this summer.

Come join in the fun!

The line to get your very own personalized Coke will begin right outside Broadway's Guest Services Center. While you're waiting to get your can customized, you'll be entertained with music and served a sample 3 oz. serving of ice cold Coke. Games, social sharing, photos and more make this an event you won't want to miss. There will even be a custom hashtag #ShareaCoke to help you share!

Have an unusual name? No problem. Coke's bringing along its database of 100,000+ names to choose from.

The fun includes a special backdrop to help you make a big impression as you share your customized can with friends on your social networks. What a perfect time to shoot a video about your participation in this popular event. You could even post it to YouTube. Tweet out about it. Instagram. Pinterest.

The endless fun you can have with your personalized Coke can is just beginning.

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Coming To Ripley’s Aquarium: It’s Shark Week!

It's the week many of us wait for every summer. The mere mention of it summons up memories of old classic movies like "Jaws" and images from new, trendy movies like "Sharknado."

It's "Shark Week!"

This year's celebration of the ocean's toothy carnivores is set for August 10 through August 16. There will be a barrage of Discovery Channel reality shows and the Syfy channel's shark-themed movies.

But why watch films about sharks when you can get up close to the real things? Just imagine looking upward and seeing sharks just inches away.

At Ripley's Aquarium, Shark Week is a celebration that both parents and kids can enjoy. It's an opportunity to closely observe and learn about these fierce and majestic creatures.

At Broadway at the Beach, Ripley's gives us all the opportunity to sink our teeth into several shark-themed events.

Every day during Shark Week, there will be a Shark Teeth Scavenger Hunt (at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.), shark-themed face painting (3 p.m.), and educational shark presentations (1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.).

Have an artist in the family? A shark-themed chalk art contest will be held for ages 5 to 10 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12. Kids 11 – 15 can show their sketching skills at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13. Adults and older kids (ages 16 and up) can even get in on the fun with a little friendly drawing competition at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 14. Winners will be in announced each day at 4 p.m.

What's shark week without a little blood? At Ripley's, that means a blood drive to save lives. Teaming up with the Red Cross, the Aquarium will host a blood drive on Tuesday, August 12 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

And, there's no more memorable way for parents and kids to cap off their Shark Week than by actually sleeping with the fishes — and the sharks. A sleepover in Ripley's acrylic tunnel from 8 p.m., Thursday to Friday at 8 a.m. will give your family a chance to observe some of nature's largest predators as they swim overhead.

This year, celebrate Shark Week at Ripley's Aquarium, where you can get up close to these amazing animals.

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