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Sweet Lessons Of Taffy Making At River Street Sweets

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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

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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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For The Love Of Basketball: Enjoy March Madness At Broadway

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It's the road to redemption, it's a Cinderella story, it's the busted brackets and the hoisting of a championship trophy. From the sounds of sneakers sliding on the courts, to the excitement of the announcers during last second three pointers, it's the time when the top cats can be taken out by the under dogs! This is the time to take it all in. It's the season of madness, March Madness and if you're not court side, there's only one place you will want to be to get in on all the action, Broadway at the Beach!

First things first, get your fill as you fill out your brackets! Whether it's an office competition, a friendly competition between the guys (and gals), or you're throwing your bracket in the ring with national bracket leagues, what better way is there to fill out your bracket than a get together? Bring your phone or papers and complete your winning bracket as you nosh on appetizers and delicious dishes from American Tap House, Wahlburgers and Good Time Charley's with your BFFs (Best Friends Forever or Basketball Fans Forever, whichever you prefer)!

Now that your bracket is complete, you've got to get your game-time gear! At Broadway, look no further than Sports Fanatics where you can find your favorite NCAA teams t-shirts, hoodies and hats, so get decked out and show off your team support with pride!

Whether you're enjoying the games with your best buds or it's a family affair, Dave & Buster's on The Avenue is the perfect spot to watch the game, get some grub and even test your own free throw skills! Family doesn't want to watch the game? Let them explore the depth of the sea at Ripley's Aquarium or the great beyond of outer space at WonderWorks while you grab a pint and enjoy happy hour at Liberty Brewery & Grill!

So bring your bracket, your love of basketball and let the March Madness begin at Broadway at the Beach!

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Let’s Eat! Liberty Brewery & Grill

She stands tall right outside the front door. She guides you to delicious foods and cold brews. She's there for lunch, dinner and those happy hours in between. She's Lady Liberty and she's the perfect host for when you're hungry at Liberty Brewery & Grill at Broadway at the Beach!

We recently took our taste buds on a lunch tour of deliciousness and we enjoyed every nibble, nosh and nip!

First things first, the appetizers! Let us repeat, APPETIZERS!

From tommy cheese fries, baked pretzels, cracklin' chicken tenders and hot bacon & onion cheese dip to other mouth-watering creations, you can fill up on nothing but appetizers and be completely content! (Trust us, we almost did, but for the sake of this blog, our palate pressed on!)

Now on to the main event!

Time and time again, the wide variety of options on the menu at Liberty Brewery never cease to amaze, but somehow we were able to narrow it down to our favorite got-to lunch loves, pizza and burgers! The Certified Angus Beef burgers are always a juicy, tasty, make your tongue start salivating choice! We love every single bite of them. Every. Single. Bite. Oh and the pizza? Liberty's freshly made pizza pies play second fiddle to no one! The slices of warm crust, tomato sauce, hot melty cheese and toppings; we may have been in Myrtle Beach, but our taste buds took a trip to little Italy! As you can tell, we share the same amount of love and affection for the pizzas as we do for the burgers, well actually everything on the menu!

At this point, we were completely filled to our belly brim. Yes, we stuffed ourselves with so much savory goodness! So unfortunately, with this trip we didn't partake in any desserts at the table, including triple layer chocolate cake, New York cheesecake and Key Lime Pie! But no worries, that's what to-go boxes are for, so we ordered a sweet treat to take with us! However, it didn't last long as we devoured it just an hour later!

Now you see why it was so hard to say no! However, there is always next time and that's exactly what we're planning for during our next tasty trip to see Lady Liberty as we enjoy Liberty Brewery & Grill at Broadway at the Beach!

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Got Kids? Broadway At The Beach Has KidzFest!

Year after year, there's one festival in Myrtle Beach solely designated for the young and young at heart! It's the day Broadway at the Beach counts down to every February. It's the day when kids can dance, play and be entertained and families can enjoy delicious dining and a variety of shops all in one place! This year's 17th Annual KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach on Saturday, February 24th from 11am – 4pm is shaping up to be a fun filled, high energy and memory making event!

And have we mentioned DC Comics and Justice League member Wonder Woman will be here to save the day?!

Wonder Woman's special visit will give kids an opportunity to get up close and personal with this year's top big screen and comic book hero! And our community heroes from the Myrtle Beach Fire Department, Myrtle Beach Police Department and Horry County Police Department will allow your little one to experience what it's like to get behind the wheel of a patrol car and learn fire safety tips from the pros!

So whether it's community heroes, a blockbuster hero or other heroic characters, your little one is sure to smile when you snap a picture with them and all their heroes! And don't forget to share your pics with us on Instagram using #KidzFestMB for your chance to win a Broadway prize bag!

With more than 50 vendors offering free activities for the kids, your day will be jam packed as you move along inside our KidzTime tent located in Parking Lot 15 on the 21st Avenue North side of Broadway behind the big blue slide! From feeding farm animals, to riding ponies and a train to jumping in bounce houses, your little one can run, jump and play the entire time from 11am – 4pm.

We've also got live entertainment hitting the stage, with family friendly performances! Returning as this year's emcee, WBTW's Matt Gittins will help the crowd get pumped between performances by Mr. Nigel, The Character Company, Medieval Times, a Sparkles Fashion Show and more! Don't forget, we will have giveaways every hour featuring prizes from your favorite Broadway merchants, just make sure you visit the Broadway at the Beach booth to learn more!

So as we first asked, got kids? If so, we've got the fun at this year's 17th Annual KidzTime Festival on Saturday, February 24th! See you there!

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