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Happy Valentine’s Day: 10 Things We Love About Broadway

Roses are Red. Violets are Blue.

You love Broadway at the Beach & We love you too!

Okay, so our poem producing skills could use some work; but on this day of love and affection, we're counting down the reasons why we love Broadway at the Beach!

10.) Home is where the heart is… in Myrtle Beach.

Whether you're a native of its sandy shores or a transplant from across the country or an annual visitor on vacation; Myrtle Beach is a place where memories are made in the sand, sun and with a hint of summer that can be enjoyed all year round. From the northern end of Little River to the southern end of Georgetown, Broadway at the Beach sits in the middle of the Grand Strand in the heart of Myrtle Beach and there's no other place we'd rather be!

9.) We love to light up the sky!

Regardless if you're a kid, a kid at heart or you've got a kid on top of your shoulders, there's just something special about taking in a fireworks show with the ones you love. Broadway at the Beach celebrates holidays and summer nights with our annual Fireworks Extravaganzas, weather permitting of course!

8.) For the love of snacks!

This will be the first of two appearances of food on our list of love because, well... we're foodies! When we're out and about at Broadway and not ready to head into one of the many restaurants, we love to satisfy our sweet and savory tooth cravings with a variety of snacks offered at every corner of Broadway at the Beach. In the summer, the flavorful fragrance of freshly popped popcorn from a kiosk fills the air and cold snow cones cool us down in the heat. All year round, the aroma of freshly made pralines from River Street Sweets and fine fudge from The Fudgery and Kilwins persuades us to purchase or at least sample every visit!

7.) Sweet souvenirs of your southern escape

Taking a piece of Broadway at the Beach with you is always a must-do when you visit! It's the Broadway at the Beach magnet on your fridge that reminds you of the tasty time spent walking around with a waffle cone of Ben & Jerry's or Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream. It's the Myrtle Beach hoodie from Vintage House that you bundle yourself up with in the cold. It's the pictures taken with the mermaids of Ripley's Aquarium that are framed forever in your hallway. We love that our souvenirs serve as a glimpse back to the annual vacation or weekends walking, shopping and eating at Broadway during those hectic every day schedules.

6.) Events for Everyone

Just when you think Broadway at the Beach couldn't get any better with our abundance of shops, restaurants and attractions, Broadway's Calendar of Events continues to fill up with events we love! From the annual KidzTime Festival to A Very Broadway Christmas, to walks to remember to car shows to food festivals and more; Broadway at the Beach is the home of special events, entertainers and festivals all throughout the year!

5.) We love to Dance!

Grab your dancing shoes and step on the dance floor! Whether you're dancing the night away to your favorite tunes at Club Oz, Senor Frog or you're testing your Salsa skills at Hard Rock Café, or you are line dancing with the wait staff at Johnny Rockets, Broadway offers plenty of options for you to get your boogie on!

4.) Our Legendary Loves of Hollywood

The music lover in all of us can take a trip down memory lane when we have a meal among authentic Hollywood memorabilia of Hard Rock Café and see the tribute artist stars of yesteryear and chart toppers of today take the stage at Legends in Concert. Broadway isn't just a place for retro revelers, we love catching the latest flicks and blockbusters from a seat in Broadway 17 and the Big D!

3.) Our love for Broadway is as deep as the ocean and out of this world!

Not only can we shop, eat and be entertained at Broadway; but we love how we can have an out of this world experience at Broadway and beyond without leaving Celebrity Circle! From seeing sharks to being able to touch sting rays at Ripley's Aquarium to challenging yourself to stand up against hurricane force winds and piloting a fighter jet at WonderWorks, our capabilities are endless. Let's not forget that we can putt into another world while experiencing Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf and listening to the tales of Sir Alfred the dragon!

2.) Endless love for shopping

You know our love to shop was near the top of our list of love! From designer eyewear at Sunglass Hut to the exquisite Pandora Jewelry line at The Mole Hole and Alex & Ani of Gemini Boutique to fashion finds of Bijuju and holistic essentials of Earthbound Trading Co., shoppers can shop 'til they drop all day long at Broadway at the Beach. Since it's Valentine's Day, don't forget, our retail shops are open until 6pm for you late love procrastinators!

1.) Eat, drink & be in love with Broadway at the Beach

You could probably guess our love of food was going to claim the #1 spot of our top 10 loves of Broadway! But it's more than just the sitting down and eating; it's the classic All-American burgers and milkshakes of Johnny Rockets before watching the 4th of July fireworks. It's the drinking of carefully crafted beer of American Tap House and Liberty Brewery & Grill while cheering on our favorite team in the playoffs. It's teaching our young ones how to crack their first crab leg at Joe's Crab Shack and Landry's Seafood. It's the happy hour sushi specials at King Kong Sushi with a group of coworkers to discuss the latest news (or gossip) at the office. It's the coastal tastes of California at Extreme Pizza and the Boston flare of Wahlburgers. It's the hibachi chef at Yamato's Japanese Grill that makes us laugh while watching our spouse try to catch a shrimp with their mouth. It's the first sip of a sweet Margarita while listening to the sounds of Jimmy Buffet at Margaritavillle that can take you back to summer during the winter months or cools us down in the midst of the summer heat.

The list goes on and so does our love of all things Broadway at the Beach. However, our list wouldn't be complete without our most important love of our all, our visitors. From seeing your memories being made with young ones enjoying the summer at Pavilion Park; to young and old loves walking hand in hand across the Center Bridge; to a group celebrating the upcoming nuptials with a Bachelorette and/or Bachelor party at Crocodile Rocks; to little leaguers celebrating a win in Myrtle Beach at their favorite burger place; to seeing your #BroadwayAtTheBeach pictures through social media, you make Broadway at the Beach what it is, the place where memories last forever and this Valentine's Day that's what we are celebrating with love!

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Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop Celebrating National Popcorn Day: January 19, 2017

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It's the undeniable smell when you walk into any movie theatre, it's the sound of kernels popping that leads to the first taste of happiness, it's the variety or sweet, savory and everything in between, it's delicious, it's delightful… it's National Popcorn Day!

From grabbing a bag to enjoy while watching a show at Legends in Concert to snacking on the sweetness of Carmel corn from River Street Sweets, you can enjoy your favorite popcorn flavors all day and night at Broadway at the Beach. Before we dig into the delight, let's take a look back with a "pop" of history. A quick Google search tells us the first "pop" did not appear in the United States until the 1820s. As the snack grew in popularity, so did the variety in which it can be enjoyed including Louis Ruckheim's creation of Cracker Jack, made from popcorn, peanuts and molasses during the late 1890s.

Fast forward to today, the flavorful fumes of popcorn can be experienced all throughout Broadway at the Beach. In the warmer months, popcorn can be found at every corner with kiosks offering everything from candy corn to caramel corn to cheddar corn and more popcorn creations. It's a great snack to enjoy while strolling from store to store while you enjoy fireworks and other events at Broadway at the Beach. Don't forget, many offer free samples!

Need a gift idea? Who doesn't love a sweet popcorn present from River Street Sweets, Wee R Sweetz and even the unique favors offered at the Beef Jerky Store including Maple Bacon. Yes, we said Maple Bacon flavored popcorn… yum!

So if you're in the mood for a pop of flavor for walking around, while catching a show or to give as a gift. Come smell, snack and treat yourself this National Popcorn Day on January 19th at Broadway at the Beach!

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Broadway's The Place For Holiday Shopping For Everyone On Your List

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Are you still on the hunt for gifts for the special people on your holiday list?

Looking for the unusual or unique, the traditional or classic, the adventurous or fun? You can find it all at Broadway at the Beach.

Many of our stores carry beautiful shoes, stunning and casual clothes, warm jackets, and even sports gear.

If you're looking for jewelry that will bring a smile at Christmas, discover fashionable silver jewelry from around the world at A Silver Shack. Or browse through The Mole Hole's Pandora bracelets that commemorate the special moments in a life.

How about making it a Beary Christmas for someone special? At Build-A-Bear Workshop, you can make a stuffed animal friend and personalize it with outfits and accessories.

Yearning for a magical holiday? Check out the juggling and magic supplies at Broadway Magic.

Have a friend who loves movies or comic books? Visit Hollywood Heroes & Villains for collectibles of all kinds.

Need some last-minute Christmas decorations? Stop by Christmas at the Beach.

Looking for a nice wine for dinner? Pick up a bottle of something special at Boardwalk Winery or Coastal Carolina Winery.

Make your holiday shopping less stressful and more fun. Head to Broadway at the Beach. Park the car once, then enter your one-stop-shopping destination!

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Go Nuts Over National Pecan Month

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October through December are peak harvesting months for the delectable pecan, a nut so nutritious and delicious that it's been an essential part of dessert and candy recipes for hundreds of years.

The state of Georgia produces about 100 million pounds of pecans a year. The nut is so beloved that it has its own month-long celebration each November called "National Georgia Pecan Month." Much of Georgia's bountiful crop ends up glazed, candied and in all manner of baked goods from pecan pies to Hummingbird Layer Cakes right here in Myrtle Beach.

Many of the tastiest pecans that come to Myrtle Beach are lovingly merged with ingredients to produce timeless traditional recipes at River Street Sweets at Broadway at the Beach. Born in Savannah, Georgia where the people have a deep affection for pecans, River Street Sweets came to Broadway at the Beach five years ago. It brought an international reputation for creating outstanding sweets and baked goods, as well as its luscious recipe for sweet, buttery pralines made fresh daily using cream, butter, sugar and fresh Georgia pecans.

At the Broadway shop, the best pecans to come out of Georgia are offered in all kinds of ways. Pecans cooked in a salty, slightly sweet glaze, then separated by hand on a large marble slab become mouthwatering Glazed Pecans. There are Sugar & Spice Pecans, Roasted Pecans and Chocolate Pecans. Fluffy nougat is melded with warm, creamy caramel, then topped with fresh pecan pieces to produce pecan divinities and log rolls that simply melt in your mouth.

It's hard to resist getting these special snacks by the pound for yourself. But don't forget that the shop also offers gourmet nut gifts. Combo tins make great gifts for the special people in your life. And you'll put a smile on the face of any hostess when your arrive at a holiday party with a gift from River Street Sweets.

Incredible sweets made from timeless recipes owe their popularity to the humble pecan. But for pecan lovers and health enthusiasts, the pecan brings so much more to the party than flavor and crunch.

Pecans have antioxidant properties said to protect the body from diseases. They have even been found to help lower cholesterol. A good source of protein and fiber, pecans are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium and the B vitamins — and they are rich in potassium and phosphorus.

Celebrate National Georgia Pecan Month the way those in Savannah do. Stop by River Street Sweets at Broadway at the Beach and sample the delicious confections created with the help of the great Georgia pecan.

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The Holidays Call For Special Wines. You'll Find Them At Broadway!

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The holidays are fast approaching.

When we gather together, it can be a treat to share a bottle of special wine as an aperitif, or a complement to a dinner of hearty holiday foods. Or, when a day of celebrating is over and it's time for some quiet reflection, it's sometimes nice to end the day by sipping a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire.

As you do your holiday wine shopping this year, be sure to check out the small and welcoming wineries at Broadway at the Beach where you may be pleasantly surprised to discover some of the most extraordinary wines anywhere.

At Boardwalk Winery near Landry's, you can find traditional red and white wines. But what makes this micro winery special is its fruit-blend wines, from dry to sweet. Boardwalk Winery says their libations can take your mind and tastebuds back to warm and sunny days on the beach, delivering "a vacation in a bottle." Sipping a glass, it's easy to be transported by varieties with labels like Endless Summer, a half and half blend of mango and peach that's available in sweet, medium or semi-dry. If you're favorite vacation time is during the crisp and cool days of fall, drop in for a tasting of Boardwalk's rich Blackberry wine with the bold taste of fresh berries or limited-edition seasonal wines like their deep blue Elderberry.

At this small, gourmet winery, you can also find unique wine-related gifts for the wine lovers in the family. The gift shop offers Carolina handmade pottery, custom-designed clothing, wine accessories, and more. And for the gourmet, Boardwalk has salsas, dressings, jams, jellies, marinades, and chutneys.

Coastal Carolina Winery on the South side of Broadway is dedicated to the notion that a good bottle of wine will enhance any meal with friends or family. This is where the emphasis is on the fun of exploring and discovering wines that speak to your individual tastebuds. You can try just one wine or take part in a wine tasting with their knowledgeable staff.

Many different, award-winning wines with unique styles and characters are offered. Whites and red, blushes and ports, and even fruit wines are hand-crafted and bottled with Coastal's distinctive labels. Whether you need a special bottle for a romantic evening or just want a nice wine to enjoy when you kick back and relax, you can find it here.

Not in town? Both our wineries ship, but some restrictions do apply. Shipping information can be found on the Boardwalk Winery and Coastal Carolina Winery websites.

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