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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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Dive Into National Seafood Month At Broadway At The Beach

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Attention Seafood Lovers!

October is National Seafood Month and Broadway at the Beach is one of the best places in Myrtle Beach to sample some of the ocean's culinary bounty.

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is known for great tropical drinks and songs that pay tribute to the Key West lifestyle playing in the background. But did you know that Margaritaville also serves seafood that will make your mouth sing? Any type of seafood — broiled, grilled or fried — is made to perfection here, as well as some very unique culinary creations. A big favorite is the crispy coconut-encrusted shrimp that comes out of the fryer hot and ready to be dipped in a tangy horseradish-orange marmalade sauce. And Mac 'n Cheese lovers go crazy for Jimmy's version of this all-American dish with its shrimp and white lump crabmeat married with pasta in a Boursin cream sauce.

Year after year, the Original Shucker's Raw Bar is voted Best Raw Bar on the entire Grand Strand. But the restaurant's commitment to serving great seafood doesn't stop there. A feast at Shucker's can begin with any of a variety of lip-smacking appetizers, including the popular fried seafood sampler brimming with calamari, grouper fingers, shrimp, scallops and oysters. Shucker's carefully prepares a wide variety of seafood from fried and steamed oysters, to sauteed scallops and shrimp, to the blackened fish of the day. One of the most scrumptious and inclusive feasts it offers is the "Steam Pot" which has one whole pound of crab legs and a bounty of oysters, clams, mussels and shrimp. Split it with a friend — it's big enough for two.

Landry's Seafood delivers the true flavor of the Gulf Coast and dishes out New Orleans influences with creole and cajun seasonings. This is where you'll find one of the South's most famous signature dishes like shrimp & grits made with creole sauce and cajun andouille sausage. Treat your tastebuds to Tilapia Hemingway with its parmesan encrusted goodness topped with lump blue crab meat and lemon butter. Or dive into plump, seared scallops with sweet corn fondue, crab orzo, garlic sautéed spinach, and succulent, blistered grape tomatoes.

Over at Key West Grill, they celebrate the beach lifestyle with careful preparation of fresh local seafood and recipes straight from the Florida Keys. On the restaurant's deck overlooking Lake Broadway, you can experience the restaurant's fresh catch of the day in one of eight special Key West ways. Imagine an evening dinner of pan-seared fish with tart mustard and lime butter, or paired with pineapple and plantain chutney, or prepared with mango, ginger and shaved coconut. Yum.

Joe's Crab Shack is the place to go when you want to strap on a bib and enjoy your favorite bucket of crab. Joe's has it all — King, Queen, Snow and Dungeness crab. The menu also features lots and lots of shrimp dishes, including the crowd-favorite Southern Stuffed Shrimp — jumbo grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp filled with seafood stuffing and served with crab dirty rice, hushpuppies, vegetables and buttery spiced TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauce. Fish and lobster lovers will find no better treat than Joe's Redfish 'N Lobster with its seared redfish topped with creamy lobster sauce loaded with spinach, mushrooms and more lobster, accompanied by crab dirty rice. And, don't be surprised if you hear a few puns from your server while you're there. They dish those out just for the halibut.

Some of the best tastes of the sea are at Broadway. Celebrate National Seafood Month with us!

A Note About Sunday Hours

From October 1 through December 31, Broadway's shops will be closing slightly earlier. Our hours on Sundays will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our hours for Monday through Saturday remain the same, so we invite you to stop by anytime from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Calling All Pizza Lovers: Discover Extreme Pizza Myrtle Beach

Do you consider yourself a pizza connoisseur? Are you always on the hunt for a great pizza — even the perfect pizza?

Do you get excited by the thought of a fresh-baked pie that tests your palate and takes your taste buds to a whole new level of pizza love?

Then Extreme Pizza is the place for you. And now you can find their first Myrtle Beach store in the heart of Broadway at the Beach.

Created by a founder who grew up eating pizza in New York (home of the slice!), this is one pizza shop that lives up to its name. At Extreme Pizza, they aim to push the pizza-eating experience to a new level. Their handcrafted pizza crust serves as an innovative foundation for extraordinary toppings. The result: pizzas so great they can only be described as gourmet.

There are signature pizzas like the Mont Blanc with its zesty Alfredo sauce, crispy bacon, green onions, and sliced tomatoes; and Hanoi Fever with shredded pork marinated in a spicy hoisin style sauce, and topped with mozzarella, peanuts, green onions, jalapeños, carrots and fresh cilantro. Vegan pizzas include Pandora's Box with spinach, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, oregano and daiya vegan cheese. Or choose your own spices, veggies, meats, fruits and cheeses to top specialty sauces that range from tomato to hummus to black bean and salsa and more.

But pizza is only the half of it. Healthy eaters can choose from an array of salads, from the Ravin' Arugula to the extreme Spinach salad with artichoke hearts, candied walnuts and caramelized onions added to the usual mushrooms and tomatoes.

Bite into some ooey, gooey calzones or try a Monster Sub, choosing from healthy to hearty with options like The Fear Factor, with spiced ham, salami, provolone, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions, to The Cruz, with shredded pork, BBQ sauce, red onions, cilantro, and cheddar.

Add wings, fried mozzarella, sweet potato fries and finish it off with dessert. Extreme Pizza is made with the freshest ingredients. They even offer gluten-free selections.

Led by a founder who loves extreme sports almost as much as creating awesome pies, Extreme Pizza hasn't hesitated to charge into some of the most discriminating (make that pickiest) pizza-eating towns in America and set up shop.

And now they've brought their gourmet pizza here. On Celebrity Circle. At Broadway at the Beach.

At Extreme Pizza, you'll find food combinations originated by people who snowboarded before there were snowboards, sail from kites whenever an opportunity comes up, and always, always color outside the lines.

So gather up your friends and family and take your taste buds to new extremes.

Eat in. Take out. Have it delivered. Or take one home and bake it yourself. Because Extreme Pizza is not just making remarkable pizzas. They're creating adventures.

Are you ready to go Extreme?

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​In The Mood For Love: Valentine's Day Specials At Broadway

Thinking about how you'll spend Valentine's Day with that special someone this year?

If you're looking for something unique and memorable, why not book a reservation at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach. For the third year, the Aquarium will be hosting its annual “Splash of Love Dinner.” For $79.99 plus tax per couple, you and your sweetheart can get a four-course dinner, admission to the aquarium, one long stem rose, and one drink ticket. Upgrade to the Tunnel of Love for $89.99 plus tax per couple, and you'll get all that, plus a box of chocolates and be entertained by strolling musicians. This annual dinner is so popular that Ripley's Aquarium is holding it on two nights this year: February 13 and 14 (both nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Reservations are required. Call 843-916-0888, ext. 3272 for details.

With Valentine's Day landing on a weekend, Joe's Crab Shack has also decided to celebrate it over two days, February 13 and 14. On Saturday, they're serving a Lobster Daddy special for $34.99 — a great deal for a whole Maine lobster and snow crab, served with corn and potatoes. On Sunday, the Beantown Bake special will be just $45.99 and that actually includes two whole Maine lobsters, one pound of clams, six shrimp and smoked sausage, served with corn and potatoes. Yum!

Why not make it dinner and a show with Date Night at Legends In Concert (Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14)? Save 20% off regular ticket prices or go for that special VIP seating for just $80 plus tax per couple. On those nights, tribute artists will be performing as Barry White, The Blues Brothers™, Taylor Swift, George Strait and Elvis Presley. Call 843-238-7827 and ask for code PBV to learn more.

If Valentine's Day celebrations aren't your thing, you'll want to check out Hard Rock Cafe's A “Non-Valentine's Special” on Saturday, February 13, from 8 p.m. to midnight. You can meet old friends and new, mingle a bit, and rock out with DJ Jesse. There's no cover charge, but there will be food and drink specials, giveaways and a chance to win a two night Myrtle Beach staycation.

Plan to stay in and celebrate Valentine's Day? Broadway at the Beach is a great place to find romantic or casual gift items.

Sweets for your sweet can be found at The Fudgery, which has Fudge Truffle Decadence™ Cake & Truffles Are Forever™ Cupcakes specially made for a Valentine's celebration. A limited number are available in the store or you can order in advance by calling 843-626-7801.

Gift baskets and beautiful personalized etched glasses can be found specially priced at Crabby Jack's & Crabby Jill's General Stores. From “Kiss The Cook” gifts at the Paula Deen Store, to Brighton Totes and more at Gemini Boutique, to the PANDORA® Valentine's Day Gift Set at The Mole Hole, to the fashion jewelry at SC Jewelers, there's a lot to choose from. There's even a special offer on the Candy Heart Message 16 ounce tumbler at Tervis.

And, last but not least, what do you give someone who has everything? If your sweetheart loves summer, sunning and lazy rivers, check out the 2016 Myrtle Waves Water Park Season Pass.Through February 14, the pass goes for $42.99 — the lowest price available on MyrtleWaves.com. So why not also get one for yourself and keep that loving feeling going throughout the summer?

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