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Spring Forward Into Fashion, Food & Fun At Broadway

On Sunday, March 12th, it will happen. Whether we like it or not, it will happen. Whether we are ready for it or not, it will happen. It's the day when we lose an hour of sleep and the day we have an excuse for that third trip to Starbucks before noon. Okay, this is sounding negative, so let's try again.

On Sunday, March 12th, it will happen. It's the day the sun begins to shine a little longer. It's the day we unofficially say goodbye to the winter woes. It's the day we spring forward into a new season. It's daylight savings time!

Although the official beginning of Spring 2017 isn't until Monday, March 20th, we'll already be in the new season spirit after we cross daylight savings time off the calendar! And Broadway has a plethora of ways to help us get in the new spring swing of things! First up; shopping.

The annual chore of putting away the sweaters and coats and pulling out the sandals and sun dresses can be made more enjoyable when adding a few new stylish pieces from Denim Exchange and Bijuju and grabbing a new pair of designer shades from Sunglass Hut! Don't forget, a new ensemble isn't complete until you step into the season with a new pair of Crocs or by stopping by Rack Room Shoes to lace up a new pair of running shoes.

There's another way to let go of the winter blues at Broadway.

Grab a seat, sip on something sweet and take in the warmer season at one of our dining hotspots that feature outdoor seating! Whether you're on the patio of Liberty Brewery & Grill, on the deck of Johnny Rockets or Landry's Seafood, you're sure to find something to quench your thirst and to fill your belly. If you're up for a little people watching while enjoying something delicious, Hard Rock Café, Wahlburgers and American Tap House have a seat waiting for you!

The list of ways to enjoy the longer days of spring at Broadway can go on and on, from feeding the newest ducklings to taking in the newest blockbuster at the Big D Theatre to exploring the depths of the ocean at Ripley's Aquarium to voyaging to the unknown of space at WonderWorks, there are plenty of places to enjoy the season of new beginnings at Broadway!

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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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Restaurant Week: Broadway Style

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Featured Posts, Dining

If you're like us, you remember being told by a parent, "you need to eat your vegetables" or "you have to eat something" or "you can't go outside until you finish your plate". Nowadays, it doesn't take any parental persuasion to get us to chow down during our daily cuisine routine. Whether it's three square meals a day, grabbing something to go or snacking throughout the day, what we put on our plate often serves as tasty comfort to our otherwise hectic (and hungry) schedule.

However, picking a place the whole family or group can agree on can be as divisive as asking a group of NFL fans to agree upon who the greatest quarterback of all time is; but we've got something at Broadway at the Beach we believe we can all look forward to; the first Broadway Restaurant Week featuring some of your favorites as well as a few new Broadway venues!

Beginning Friday, February 3rd through Sunday, February 12th, join us and experience new menu items or enjoy some of your favorite go to dishes at participating Broadway restaurants. From American classics at Johnny Rockets, Hard Rock Café, Liberty Brewery & Grill and Good Time Charley's to savory seafood selections at Joe's Crab Shack and Landry's Seafood to stepping outside your cuisine comfort zone with the unique creations of Extreme Pizza, American Tap House, Rooster's Restaurant & Bar and Wahlburgers; Broadway Restaurant Week has something different for everyone in your party every night of the week.

Broadway Restaurant Week can also serve as a cure for those whom suffer from what we like to call a "restaurant rut" where the common symptoms are eating the same food at the same place every time you dine outside your own dinner table. Let Broadway Restaurant Week be your excuse to try somewhere and something different as you dine for lunch and dinner with us.

So grab your friends, family and if possible, that parent you hid your vegetables from as a child and experience the inaugural Broadway Restaurant Week where there's always a seat waiting for you.

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In the Kitchen at Kilwins: Patience, Persistence & Peanut Butter Fudge

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We've all heard the saying, "good things come to those who wait"; For us, we've never found the virtue of patience to be more valuable than when we had the opportunity to watch the chefs of Kilwins create their decadent peanut butter fudge. We learned all about how this carefully crafted dessert snack is not only made with homemade and exclusive ingredients, but also with a little patience and a whole lot of love!

It all begins with batching together the dry ingredients and whisking them with water and heat in a huge copper kettle! (This picture doesn't do it justice; but the kettle is huge!) This process took some time as Chef Dionne stirred, stirred and stirred some more until the ingredients were completely dissolved! What's key at this point is using the proper temperature control to prevent the fudge from sugaring before adding the butter. For some of us that aren't wise to the kitchen lingo, sugaring is when the ingredients aren't fully dissolved which can make the fudge grainier. However, that is not the case at Kilwins, as Chef Dionne is always on top of his game!

Next up, comes the transferring of the mixture and pouring between metal bars onto the marble table before topping it off with Kilwins' own peanut butter. This not only takes precision, but some muscle! It also took some will power on our end not to steal a spoon from the kitchen and dig in right there; yummy! Now, here's the part where patience is a virtue as the fudge cools to a sweet 100 degrees. A process that takes approximately ten minutes, but they were the best ten smelling minutes of our lives as the scent of fresh fudge swiftly filled the whole shop.


Since we were not able to dig into the peanut butter fudge just yet and patience really isn't our strong suit; we took the opportunity to sample Kilwins peanut butter ice cream. It helped us get through the waiting process and was absolutely incredible! By the way, the extensive variety and unique flavors of ice cream and sorbets at Kilwins deserve a blog for themselves, can you say mmm, mmm good?

Now let's get back to the fudge! Once cooled, the metal bars were removed and that's when the real show of fudge forming began and we found ourselves mesmerized with the careful, yet crafty way of rolling this snack into perfection.

Once again, the picture doesn't do it justice… click here to see the swift paddling moves of Chef Dionne.


We watched in amazement as the thick cascading liquid of fudge was slowly loafed into this beautifully formed sweet dessert.

Interesting Fudge Fact: to determine when to switch from paddling to loafing, look for the fudge to begin to lose its shiny appearance, taking on a dull sheen. It will also run more slowly; almost coming to a complete stop.


Now the moment of tasty truth. Once we were given the official, "okay, the making of the fudge is now complete." We immediately put out our hand for a free sample and let's just say, it was absolutely worth the wait and will be worth a weekly, okay maybe daily, stop into Kilwins Myrtle Beach at Broadway at the Beach.

It was love at first bite!


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Skip The Stress & The Mess: Have Thanksgiving Dinner At Broadway

Thanksgiving is a time filled with family, happiness, memories — and stress!

Before the big day, you can spend hours baking pies, polishing the silverware and planning the menu. On Thanksgiving day, there's putting the turkey in the oven early in the morning, fixing the sides and setting a table with your best china and crystal. The day is nonstop rushing, cooking and worrying over that 20 pound bird. And, after the feast, there are hours of clean up and putting away everything you took out for the big day.

This year, why not skip the mess and the stress and head to Broadway at the Beach for Thanksgiving dinner?

Some of our restaurants will be serving traditional Thanksgiving fare, while others such as Senor Frog's and Yamato will be open and offering full menus of other foods that your family may prefer.

For the traditionalist in search of turkey and all the trimmings, Hard Rock Cafe is serving its Rock Star Thanksgiving Feast Buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 4 to 10 can have all they care to eat for just $10.95 pp, while those from 11 on up can do the same for $21.95 pp. Little ones 3 and younger eat free with a paying adult. From tossed salad to roast turkey to a sweet potato bar to an extensive dessert station and more, this buffet puts the bountiful into Thanksgiving. For reservations, call 843-946-0007.

Perhaps your idea of a great Thanksgiving is to just lay back and relax — to sit and be served. Then you'll want to head over to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville where the food is as delicious as the music is cool. The Thanksgiving menu includes a plated dinner with all the usual holiday goodies from turkey and stuffing to mashed potatoes, to honey garlic green beans, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. It's just $18.99 pp for adults. Kids 12 and younger can eat for $10.99 pp. This place is so laid-back, you don't even need a reservation.

Landry's Seafood is best known for its legendary Gulf Coast cuisine and Louisiana-style hospitality. On Thanksgiving day, Landry's will also be serving a bounty of holiday foods. From 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. you can enjoy a dinner plate full of turkey, cornbread stuffing, your choice of sweet or mashed potatoes and much more. Reservations can be made at 843-444-1010. It's $22 for adults and $11 for kids 12 and younger.

At The American Tap House they're celebrating Thanksgiving from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. Reservations are suggested, but not required (843-712-2301). American Tap House's plated dinner will include the traditional turkey and all the trimmings, delicious sides and your choice of pumpkin crème brulee or apple crisp for dessert. It's $19.99 pp for adults and $9.99 for children 12 and younger. And don't miss the opportunity to toast the holiday with one of their fabulous fall or winter brews!

This Thanksgiving, give the gift of free time, a great meal and no hassles to yourself and your family. Start a new holiday tradition and join us at Broadway at the Beach.

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