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Let's Eat! We’re On A (Sushi) Roll… and on Hibachi… And on Appetizers At Broadway’s King Kong Sushi

Celebrity chef, Nobu Matsuhisa once said, "Making sushi is an art and experience is everything."

Well, we are pretty sure the world famous chef would be totally culinary captivated at King Kong Sushi at Broadway at the Beach. On our recent visit, his quote proved true as the vibrant colors and configurations of sushi, tempura, hibachi and everything in between was delicately created and even more important, they were deliciously enjoyed. This local's favorite opened it's doors in 2009 and has been named best sushi at the beach since 2012 and from our recent visit, we can see and taste why!

As you can tell, it's easy to see why the making of sushi is an art.

But also these creations, including pork belly…



(Smoked pork belly with a touch of teriyaki sauce, topped with a special sauce)

Gyoza...


(Pork, chicken and vegetable pan fried dumplings)

And shrimp tempura...


(Shrimp and vegetables lightly battered and deep fried)

Are also appealing not only to our taste buds, but our eyes as well!

Believe it or not… these are all considered appetizers and small plates... but each could very easily pass as a very filling meal!

Want to scroll back up and be tempted by the perfectly plated pictures? Go ahead, we will wait.

Okay, now back to the deliciousness of our visit.

Our girls mid-day getaway included three different sushi rolls and if that wasn't enough (which it was), we also split a lunch portion of the chicken hibachi!

For our trio of rolls, we went with the OMG Roll and it's very easy to see where this roll gets it's name because O-M-G was it good! This roll features garlic marinated fried chicken, crab, cucumber and lettuce, topped with tempura flakes, spicy mayo, teriyaki and apple chili sauce! Again, no words are needed to describe this creation… just three little letters... O-M-G!

For the sushi selection, we enjoyed the Hurricane Roll which includes crab, cream cheese and cucumber, topped with spicy grilled crab and scallop, teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. Then last but certainly not least, we selected the Spider Roll which features soft shell crab tempura, cucumber, avocado, smelt roe and teriyaki sauce.

We were certainly on a roll or actually a trio of sushi rolls as we were also enjoying a lunch portion of chicken hibachi! Not only did our hibachi include a big portion of freshly made chicken, rice and veggies but also miso soup and a salad with their own homemade ginger dressing.

Now, it is safe to say, our trio lunch tribe may have blown our low carb diets for the mid-day date, but it was worth every delicious bite, every carb and every calorie! But be rest assured, we ate around 1pm and that was it for the rest of the day as we were filled to our belly brim with King Kong's finest!

A visit to King Kong Sushi goes beyond the plated perfection, but also the experience of the newly renovated restaurant both inside and outside on their beautiful new patio overlooking Lake Broadway, perfect for watching fireworks at night or the jetboat by day!

And we can't forget about the beautiful bar offering cocktails, martinis, Moscow mules and everything in between!

That's not all King Kong Sushi has to offer, they even offer catering for your events.

Case and point, how cool would your next event be if you served this…

So as our quick trip to Northeast Asia came to a close in the Southeast coastal city of Myrtle Beach, we filled up and set out on a walk around Broadway at the Beach and of course, already started planning our next visit to King Kong Sushi!


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Summer Lights, Summer Sights, Summer Nights At Broadway At The Beach

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Summer in Myrtle Beach can be summed up as the time when the water gets warmer, the drinks get colder, the music gets louder, the nights get longer and life gets better!

When the sun rises each morning, we lather on the sunblock, we grab our shades and best beachwear and head to the golden shores of the Grand Strand. When the sun begins to set, that's the time we eat, drink and enjoy the annual summer entertainment series at Broadway at the Beach!

From stationary in Center Court, The Avenue and the Heroes Harbor stage to strolling through everywhere in between, the Summer Nights entertainment series beginning June 1st and continuing through September 2nd features live entertainment, high energy routines and musical performances that will entice the entire family seven nights a week.

In Center Court, Mr. Nigel will have your whole family dancing to today's tunes Monday through Friday while face painters create facial artwork on Saturdays and Sundays. On Sundays, your little ones can enjoy visiting with their favorite princesses and superheroes!

On The Avenue, every night of the week, Fire dancers will wow the crowd as they heat up the night with a performance as costumed stilt walkers make balloons, jokes and take pictures with you and your whole party!

On the Heroes Harbor stage next to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, the musical talents of Next Level Showcase will perform every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Singing today's hits, yesterday's classics and a few originals, you don't want to miss a night with Next Level Showcase!

The sky is the limit this 2018 summer season as we will once again light up the night on Tuesdays and Fridays with Fireworks Extravaganzas over Lake Broadway sponsored by Helicopter Adventures! For a complete fireworks schedule, click here. Those same nights, you will hear the sounds of Ripley's RUCKUS drumline as they will beat to the sound of their drums while strolling through!

For a complete list of performances and times, click here.

So in the morning when the sun rises over the sands of the Grand Strand and you are making your night time destination decisions, be sure to choose the Summer Nights and enjoy the sunsets at Broadway at the Beach!

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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

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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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