Above & Beyond Furniture Super Store

1705 4thAve, Conway, SC 29527

Phone Number:

(843) 488-1870

Follow:

www.facebook.com/AboveBeyondFurnitureSuperStoreConway

Website:

www.aboveandbeyondsuperstore.com

Finding the perfect furniture can be tough. That’s why Above & Beyond Furniture Super Store is here to help. They sell bedroom furniture, beds, mattresses, living room, sleeper sofas, futons, dining sets, chairs, home & condo furniture packages and more! Above & Beyond Furniture care about their customers, that’s why they make sure all their customers are getting the greatest deals. They offer customers to buy their furniture direct, allowing them access to below retail prices from top brands including Ashley, Coaster, Crown Mark, New Classic and Golden Mattress.

All the furniture is brand new and boxed with a full warranty. Above & Beyond Furniture offers a variety of furniture at the lowest prices, with furniture for up to 40% to 50% less than traditional furniture stores. Come find the best styles, finishes, woods, leather and more.

Check out Above & Beyond Furniture in Conway, South Carolina where you can shop locally for the best prices. They offer great customer service helping you make your home feel like a home. Too make things even more easier, they offer delivery along with great service. Check out their Facebook page or website for more details. For any questions, you can contact them at (843) 488-1870.

Above & Beyond Furniture Super Store is a Carolina Bulletin Top Pick business!


Coastal Key Group – Real Estate Sales

640 Morse Ave., Building A, Unit 2
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

(843) 651-KEYS

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Website: coastalkeygroup.com

Hours: Days, Nights & Weekends we are always here for you. Call us anytime!

Having the right real estate agent means having an agent/s who are committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This means also to help you in understanding each step of the buying or selling process. This commitment level has helped us build a remarkable track record of delivering results.

Nothing is more exciting to us than the gratifying feeling we get from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on us to always do what’s in your best interest. We pride ourselves on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. We know how important it is to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property. Therefore, we will make it our responsibility to help you achieve those goals.

Whether you are an experienced investor or a first-time buyer, we can help you in finding the property of your dreams. Please feel free to browse our website or let us guide you every step of the way by calling or e-mailing us to set up an appointment today.

We are a team of three all working for you! Three is better than one!
 

Anthony Caywood, Amy Campbell, Drew Albert, Mary Kathryn Plyler and Jim Lee

Cell: 843-602-4008

AnthonySCaywood@gmail.com

Professional by Nature, Honest by Choice

Anthony’s Reviews on Zillow:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5/5

All of the above! Think of him as a friend, now. Very trustworthy. This is the person to call for someone to feel not pressured or pushed in anyway. He knows how to collect the information he needs to provide the place for you. We can’t say enough good things. We found our house hunting  positive and very proud of our new home.

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Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Spartanburg, SC

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5/5

Anthony was an incredible partner in the search and purchase of my first home. He was always available, incredibly knowledgeable, and was always willing to provide guidance. We conquered many challenges over the course of the home buying process. He was able to provide actionable guidance which  resulted in the successful completion of the deal. I am extremely grateful to have worked with Anthony and look forward to working with him in the future.

-riisef

Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5/5

We are from NY and we were looking to purchase a home in Hoory county, and had been working with a different agent. On a three day trip down to look at homes, the previous agent was unable to get us into the houses we really wanted to see. Unhappy with our realtor and worried we made a trip for  nothing, we contacted Anthony at 7pm on a Sunday. Anthony answered his phone and looked up the homes we wanted to see and made phone calls to get us into the homes the next day. Because of previous commitments Anthony was unable to take us, so he got us in touch with the selling agent. The next day we found our dream home. Again we called Anthony to get his opinion and he gave us some wonderful advice. During the mortgage process, we ran into issues with our mortgage company. Again we called Anthony and he immediately got us in touch with a local mortgage agent, who was able to get us to close in 2 weeks. We are now sitting in our dream home, and we would not be here if it were not for Anthony and the Coastal Group. We will forever be greatful!

– Kristin Hodor

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Galivants Ferry, SC.


Best Places to Eat in the Grand Strand

 

Article by Ashley Vite

Tired of cooking your own meals? Lucky for you the Grand Strand has the best places to eat! The global pandemic has been a burden in all of our lives but thankfully restaurants are back in business and adding a little ease to our days. All of the restaurants below are taking action to ensure the safety and satisfaction of their customers.

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Address: 4269 Luck Ave. Little River, SC 29566

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 4:00-9:00p.m.

Number: (843)249-2601

Website: www.thebrentwoodrestaurant.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brentwood-Restaurant-113573685342194

*dining at 50% capacity

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro is a historic Victorian home that was built in 1910. Chef Eric Masson, a French native who graduated from Ferrandi Culinary School with honors in 1993, owns and runs The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro. The Brentwood has five private dining rooms with two bars, five fireplaces and a selection of wines. The restaurant invites their guest to enjoy their unique Low Country cuisine with a French culinary influence. Some menu options include their Braised Beef Short Ribs served with Potato Mousseline, Sautéed Vegetables & Natural Braising Jus or their Beelers Pork Ossobuco served with braised vegetables mirepoix, potato Mousseline, Toma Tomato Concassée & Roasted garlic. They also offer vegetarian friendly and vegan options.

The Brentwood restaurant is now open Tuesday through Saturday 4-9p.m. for inside dining, outside dining and curbside take out. For guaranteed seating call 843-249-2601 for reservations or you can order online at www.opentable.com. To order Takeout, Curbside & delivery call in your order after 2p.m. from 4-7 p.m.

The Brentwood restaurant is doing everything they can to ensure the safety of their customers. All of their tables are 8 feet apart, they are taking proper steps to sanitize in-between each seating and their staff is being trained to follow specific protocols. All employees are wearing masks and are continuing to get their temperature taken daily. The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro cannot serve customers who are showing symptoms of illness.  Customers will be asked to follow safety protocols to ensure the well-being of all.

The SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar

Address: 501 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Number: (843)249-8800

Website: www.seabluerestaurant.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SeaBlueRestaurant

*dining at 50% capacity

The SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar is owned by Chef Kenneth Norcutt, who bought the restaurant in 2008. His goal was to give locals and visitors and unforgettable experience. SeaBlue Restaurant was awarded #1 Restaurant in the Country in 2014 by Open Table. SeaBlue Restaurant, has a modernized luxurious look with a unique blue and green lighting, that is very relaxing. Come join the SeaBlue Restaurant where guest can enjoy a contemporary American cuisine rooted in classic French cooking technique. They use fresh seafood and meats mixed with various sides. Some menu options include their Jumbo Lump Crab cake with Brussel sprouts slaw and classic remoulade or their crispy fried lobster cake with brown butter, hot sauce, and herb aioli.

The SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar is now open, check their Facebook at the link above for daily hours. Make a reservation for inside dining, outdoor dining or curbside pickup. You must call (843)249-8800 for reservations or you can order online at opentable.com.

The SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar are following certain safety guidelines to be sure of the safety of their staff and customers. They are sanitizing all surfaces between seating’s. Making sure to deep clean every day and get clean menus for every new customer. Sanitizer or wipes is provided for customers. There is limited number of seated diners and distancing must be maintained in common areas. Tables are spread out and any sick staff is prohibited in the workspace.

The Bagel Factory

Address: 1620 Farrow Parkway Unit A7, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(843)839-1590

 12012 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(834)626-6445 Hours:  Monday 6:30-2p.m. Tuesday-Sunday 7-2p.m.

763 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (located in the Kroger shopping plaza)

(843)663-0310

11920 Hwy 707 Unit G Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 (located in the Publix shopping center)

(843)357-3200

Carolina Forest Location 2112 Oakheart RdMyrtle Beach, SC 29579 (located next to Ollies)

(843)236-6939

Hours: Monday-Sunday 7-2p.m.

Website: bagelfactorymb.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebagelfactorymb

The Bagel Factory has five locations in the Grand Strand and they have been serving the best bagels for over 10 years. The Bagel Factory serves breakfast and lunch with over 17 different bagels and 10 spreads to choose from! For breakfast they serve omelets, pancakes, french toast, breakfast wraps and more. For lunch, they serve sandwiches, wraps, paninis, quesadillas, and others. The Bagel Factory is quick, convenient, and simply delicious!

The Bagel Factory is now open Monday-Sunday 7-2p.m. for inside dining, curbside pickup and Delivery.

The Library Restaurant

Address: 6613 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5-10p.m.

Number: (843)448-4527

Website: www.thelibraryrestaurantsc.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelibraryrestaurantsc

The Library Restaurant is perfect for fine dining. It is a relaxing atmosphere with dim lights great for special occasions. Come visit the Library Restaurant for local cuisine, seafood, steakhouse, gluten free options, and vegetarian friendly. A few of their most popular dishes are their Filet Mignon served with Parisian mushroom sauce, Shrimp Scampi served with angel hair pasta and sun-dried tomato, and lastly their creamed spinach. They also have a bar/ lounge where guest can enjoy beer, cocktails, wine and more.

The Library restaurant is now open Tuesday through Saturday 5-10p.m. for tableside dining. You must call and make a reservation to get a table.

The Library restaurant is ensuring the safety of their customers. Social distancing is required and proper sanitation is being taken.

Mr Fry 

Address: 224 7th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11a.m.-10p.m.

Number: (843)945-5041

Website: www.mrfrymenu.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrfrypizzeria

Mr Fry is super convenient and quick you can order your favorite pizza, pasta, salad, and more online for delivery or pickup.

Mr Fry restaurant isnow open Monday through Sunday 11a.m.-10p.m. for pickup or delivery. You can order online at theirwebsite or call.

Mr Fry is ensuring the safety of their customers. Proper sanitation a deep cleaning is taking place.

OD Arcade & Lounge

Address: 100 South Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Hours:  Monday-Sunday 11a.m.-2a.m.

Number: (843)249-6460

Website: odarcade.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OD-Arcade-Lounge-115905028436902

The OD Arcade & Lounge is a favorite hangout spot for locals and visitors. You can get a drink and dine inside or dine outside at their café. The OD

Arcade & Lounge is going to ensure you a great night out you can enjoy the live bands, karaoke, shag dance events, the latest in the state of the arts and games, billiards, the dance floor and more. They have a wide variety of food such as wings, burgers and dogs, steak, salads, sandwiches and more. You can also order domestic, craft, or imported beer. Come join the OD Arcade & Lounge and check out their amazing happy hour deals.

The OD Arcade & Lounge is now open Monday through Sunday 11a.m.-2a.m. for inside dining, outside dining, and takeout. You must call and order for takeout.


3 Safe Activities for Your Family to do this Summer in the Grand Strand

Article by Tanasia Brigman

Summer is here! Although we are going through a global pandemic, places are beginning to open back up. Many of these place have plans in place to ensure the safety of there visitors. Regardless if you are visiting or live nearby, here are three family friendly and safe activities to do this summer in the Grand Strand.

Brookgreen Gardens

Address:1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9:30 am-5pm

Southern Light Exhibit: Wednesday- Saturday 8pm-11pm

Cost: Children (3 and under)- FREE

Children (3-12)- $10

Adults (13-64)- $18

Seniors (65+)- $16

*Tickets may be purchased online or in person and are valid for 7 consecutive days after purchase.

Brookgreen Garden is one of American premier gardens and also a National Historic Landmark. Brookgreen offers tours and exhibits for all ages from beautiful botanical gardens to American sculptures to the low country zoo. It also feature the Bruce Munro exhibit, “Southern Light Show” The exhibit features seven works of art in light and mixed media in order for visitors to see the garden in a “new light”.

Children can enjoy the freedom of the outdoors in the beautiful gardens. They also have the Children’s Discovery Room, where they have interactive stations for children 4-12 to create projects they can take home and they also learn about the history of the garden. Also the Children’s Nature & Sensory Trail is where children can learn information about the garden through sensory stations  “Creative Physical Activity,” and “Unstructured Play” stations that reflect the nature and history of Brookgreen Gardens. There is also the popular Enchanted Storybook Forest, where each playhouse is based on a children’s storybook.

Brookgreen gardens is an outside area where you can keep a safe distance from people. Face mask are mandatory, when you are inside buildings. Also remember to wash your hands and sanitize. It is recommended that you do not bother the wild life, you do not swim in any of the bodies of water, and that you wear closed toe shoes. Also, bring the necessary sunscreen and bug repellent with you.

Cavrn Virtual Reality

Address: 4628 Factory Stores Blvd Ste B200, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Hours: Wednesday- Sunday 12pm-7pm

Cost: $35/ per player for 60 minutes

1 player = 1 booth 

*Reservations may be made on website, Facebook, or by phone.

CaVRn is a veteran owned and operated business. It is the Ultimate Virtual Reality Experience. They host parties, team building experiences, and corporate events. CaVRn also offers educational programs and 360 degree video production.

CaVRn has over 50 kid friendly games from race car games to escape room to carnival games. Virtual reality games (VR) can be either single or multiplayer. One of their most popular single player games is Fruit Ninja. Fortnite is one of their most popular multiplayer VR games along with Creed and others.  It is also kid friendly for kids 7 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult and have a signed waiver. This is to ensure the safety of your children while the family enjoys a night out. 

During COVID-19 pandemic they are only accepting reservations that can be booked via website, Facebook, or phone call. They will also be cleaning and sanitizing every 30 minutes between reservations. Also temperatures will be checked at the door.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Address: 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours: Sunday- Saturday 9am-8pm

Cost: Adult- $34.99

Child (6-11)-$24.99

Child (3-5)- $12.99

*Tickets may be purchased online or in person.

Ripley’s Aquarium is a big tourist attraction at Myrtle Beach. It has two levels of numerous sea creatures to explore and experience, from jelly fish to stingrays. There are also lots of fun activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Ripley’s also has live shows that feature mermaids and dive tours through the exhibits.

Ripley’s is an indoor activity and has reduced capacity due to COVID-19. There are sanitation stations available throughout the building and PPE is worn by all employees. A mask must be worn at all times and if you do not have one, one will be provided for you. Also, some of the exhibits and activities are temporarily not available, like Glass Bottom Boat, Touch Tank and other interactives.

On the other hand the Penguin Playhouse is still open, which is one of the biggest attractions for kids. It is also the largest exhibit in Ripley’s, at 5,500 square feet. It includes 8 new tanks with new species of fish and also two new classrooms. This exhibit allows visitors to crawl through a tunnel and enjoy the penguin habitat. They can also stop by the penguin nursery and see baby penguins. This new attractions is fun for everyone!


Backstage Pass display case

Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass

1301 Celebrity Circle Unit 130A
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

843-945-9965

Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-9pm

Follow: www.facebook.com/backstagepassmyrtlebeach

Website: shopretroactive.com

Backstage Pass is the sister store to Retro Active and is your go to for all things music, from the late 90’s thru today! If you love 90’s, 00’s & beyond music you’ll love Backstage Pass!

They are all about the music so walking into Backstage Pass takes you back in time and allows you to buy things from the 90s you never thought you would be able to! The store is fun, interesting, diverse and affordable.

Backstage pass carries a vast variety of items such as CDs, Funko Pop figurines, handmade jewelry, t-shirts, posters and many more. It’s hard to find something you wouldn’t like in this store!

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Backstage Pass is a Carolina Bulletin Top Pick business!

Directions to Retro Active

Located next to Build a Bear in Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach!


Mr. Fry & New York Pizzeria

224 7th Avenue South
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina, 29577
Find them on the corner of 7th Ave and Yaupon Drive!

Call Today! (843) 945-5041

And Follow them at:
www.facebook.com/mrfrypizzeria

Website: Coming Soon

Mr. Fry & New York Pizzeria combines fresh and authentic southern cuisine with that classic homemade feel you can only get from a local pizzeria! Located one block away from the beach, on 7th Ave South and Yaupon Drive, they offer a variety of different pizza options including custom pies! Whether you’re a meat lover or a veggie fanatic, they can tackle the challenge of treating your taste buds! They describe it as, It’s New York Style Pizza meets Southern Fried Chicken!

Not in the mood for a classic pie? That’s okay! They offer other amazing options like their amazing wing and tender baskets! Feeling fishy? They have seafood baskets too! None of that sound good? You can’t beat classic choices like amazing subs and burgers! Try out the BBQ Baja Cheeseburger, or dive into Chicken Parmesan sub!

Carolina Bulletin Top Pick!

What do the Reviews say?

Try the onion rings! Super crispy lightly battered…worth it! Pizza was tasty too, nice thin crust, not too much sauce…really good for a fast slice at the beach!

Kathleen Dixon, Facebook.

Mr Fry is also a New York Pizzaria, so we stopped in for a Philly Sub…wow, it was soooo good!! The service was excellent as well….highly recommend this little gem on 7th Ave

Moni Tobak, Google Reviews.

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New York Style Pizza meets Southern Fried Chicken!


Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

1110 Celebrity Cir
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina, 29577
Located in Broadway at the Beach

1-(843)-916-0888

Open 9AM- 9PM everyday.

Follow them at
https://www.facebook.com/RipleysAquariumMyrtleBeach/ https://www.instagram.com/ripleysmyrtlebeach/?hl=en

Website: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/myrtlebeach/

Experience Ocean Life
Ripley’s Aquarium is far more than your average walking tour. They offer an immersive and educational experience that is perfect for nearly any group. Kid’s can enjoy areas such as the touch tank and stingray cove, where they can experience encounters up close with real marine life! Parents are able to better understand and learn about marine life themselves with their children as well! Educational instructors offer a variety of daily shows and scheduled events at the aquarium. Ripley’s also offers a variety of educational experiences and camps on-site to all kinds of students who study both in home and at schools. On their website you can find a regularly updated calendar which details these events further.

Ripley’s Aquarium also hosts a rotating exhibition which often features unique and amazing creatures, artifacts, and other pieces. Some past exhibitions have included special segments on pearl harbor, jellyfish, sharks, endangers marine species, and more! Ripley’s takes a classic experience and makes it a truly unique one for the entire family

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a Carolina Bulletin media partner!

Anessah Barker, 5/5

The glass boat tour was phenomenal. The young woman Alix offered us an engaging an educational presentation about the various sea creatures in the tank. The museum also seems to be offering more opportunities for people to interact with various animals. Although at times, it seems a bit overpriced, there are priceless moments to be had at the aquarium. I recommend everyone see the live mermaid show. I have three boys (7,5,2) and, although it isn’t typically the demographic being targeted, they LOVED it! I was very impressed too! Downright magical!

David Moran, 5/5

What an awesome place to see aquarium life! It was neat to feed the stingrays in the stingray tank. In The touch tank there were also “cleaner shrimp” that would crawl on you and clean your hands! What a neat place!

Rich Grogan, 5/5

Wonderful place to visit. Expect to spend at least 2 to 3 hours here. The exhibits are done well and the interactive touch tanks have improved since we were there a couple years ago. The facility is clean and well maintained. All the staff are friendly and helpful. We used our visit as a home school trip as well and there is great detail posted to help us learn more about the various exhibits. Definitely worth doing.

Reviews are sourced from actual Google Reviews, on which Ripley’s has nearly 10,000 reviews!


Romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach

Romantic Things to do in Myrtle Beach

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, you are likely starting to think of what you and your sweet thing will do for the holiday. If you happen to find yourself in Myrtle Beach for Valentine’s Day, you will find yourself with an overwhelming amount of choices for things to do! As someone who has had the pleasure of spending four Valentine’s Day here, I have had some good experiences and some bad ones!

So, I am going to let you guys in on my favorite Romantic Places in Myrtle Beach!

Brookgreen Gardens:

Open on Valentine’s Day: Yes

Reservations: N/A

Price: $$

One of my favorite places in Myrtle Beach is Brookgreen Gardens! From long walks through sculpture gardens, to dining in the small café they have, I can never seem to get enough of this beautiful place. Also, make sure that your phone is charged because you will likely want to take a ton of pictures, seriously I never leave with less than 100 photos. I can’t help but think that this place might get a little crowded should the weather be nice, however, the gardens are so large, it will feel like you are alone. You can also have picnics here, you know if it is warm enough to sit outside.

The Library:

Open on Valentine’s Day: Yes

Reservations: Yes; Recommended

Price: $$

This is also one of my favorite places in the Grand Strand! Every time I walk in I feel like I am walking back in time. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, this would be the restaurant for you! All of the servers are amazing and know the menu in and out, they can even help you pair your meal with the right drink! I am not sure if the Library will have a set menu on Valentine’s Day, but I will let you know as soon as I find out.

SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar:

Open on Valentine’s Day: Yes

Reservations: Yes; Recommended

Price: $$$

SeaBlue takes fine dining to a new level in the Grand Strand. From the atmosphere to the dining staff, SeaBlue is fine dining! I have never ordered something from here that I didn’t like, and the wait staff is great at helping you decided if you are stuck! The menu is a mix of American cuisines with some French elements. My favorite thing to order here is the 14 oz. Bone-In Filet. I have never been here on Valentine’s Day, but I could see it getting busy, so if you want to make this your Valentine’s Dinner spot, I highly recommend making a reservation.

Downtown Conway:

I think that a lot of people forget about little ole Downtown Conway, but it shouldn’t be overlooked if you are looking for a romantic evening. Complete with shops, restaurants, and entertainment, you are sure to find something to do for Valentine’s Day.

My first thought for a romantic night out was to go get a bite to eat from Rivertown Bistro or Bonfire Taqueria and then head over to the Theatre of the Republic to watch a play. However, TOR is closed on Valentine’s Day, so that plan has been nixed. TOR will be open, ‘Love Letters’ on Feb. 15, so if you wanted to do a belated Valentine’s date, you certainly could.

Rivertown Bistro:

Open on Valentine’s Day: Yes

Reservations: Yes; Recommended

Price: $$

Rivertown Bistro is a sort of hidden gem in Conway. With a seafood-heavy menu, this is definitely a good place to go if you enjoy fish. My favorite thing about Rivertown, is they offer a lot of things that you cannot get anywhere else in the Grand Strand, or at least that I know of. My go-to meal here is the Duck Confit melt with Bacon – seriously out of this world!

Bonfire Taqueria :

Open on Valentine’s Day: Yes

Reservations: Yes; Recommended

Price: $$

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Conway’s and I think the Grand Strands only Gastropub is Bonfire Taqueria. If you are wondering what a gastropub is, it is a pub that also serves high-quality food. Bonfire Taqueria definitely meets those requirements! If you are looking for a more laid back and relaxed Valentine’s Day meal, this place is for you. From tacos to plates, to fish, there is sure to be something for even the pickiest of eaters. They also have 10 beers on tap, some of which are from local areas.

Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro:

Open on Valentine’s Day: Yes

Reservations: Yes; Required

Phone Number: 843-249-2601

Price: $$$

Brentwood Restaurant is always a good place for a date night, but the ambiance on Valentine’s Day is something else. Brentwood does have a set menu for Valentine’s Day and it will be the only menu available. The set menu comes with an appetizer from a choice of 4, entrees from a choice of 5, and dessert for two. I am so happy to see that my favorite Entrées is on the menu for Valentine’s Day and that is there, ‘Dry Age Angus Ribeye,’ – it comes wrapped in bacon, it is love on a plate! Brentwood is sure to be a popular place on Valentine’s day, so be sure to get your reservations in now!

Aspen Grille:

Open on Valentines: Yes

Reservations: Yes; Recommended

Price:  $$

Another Fine Dining option for you to choose from. Aspen Grille brings simple dishes like shrimp and grits to the next level! Their menu is seafood-heavy, however, they do have steak and chicken dishes. The wait staff is some of the best in the Grand Strand. I have only dined here once, so I cannot offer that much insight, I would definingly dine here again. I ordered the lamb rack, and it was probably the best lamb I have ever had!

Aspen Grille also offers the widest selection of vegetarian and vegan options on this list 🙂

Malibu of Surfside:

Open on Valentine’s Day: Yes

Reservations: Yes; Required

Price: $$

I saved the best for last! I know I already have a few favorites in this list, but this one tops them all. Malibu of Surfside is a small, Italian restaurant only a few blocks from the beach. The food is prepared the same way as it would be in Italy and has never disappointed. They usually have a set menu for Valentine’s Day, however, if need something subsisted, they are usually more than happy to help you out.  I could go on and on about this place, the atmosphere is that of a small Italian family-owned restaurant, the wait staff goes above and beyond, you cannot go wrong with Malibu of Surfside. But, you will need a reservation, don’t say you weren’t warned! I know I got mine in.


Five Things to do in Myrtle Beach during the Christmas Season

Visiting Myrtle Beach for the Holidays or living local looking for some holiday fun?

Carolina Bulletin is here to help you find the perfect holiday fun for your family, by sharing a few of our favorite Grand Strand holiday activities!

Myrtle Beach has tons of Holiday events during the month of December – fun for all ages! From Christmas at Broadway, Christmas at Pirates, Night of Thousand Candles, holiday musicals, and much more, there is surely something for everyone to enjoy.

Brookgreen Gardens Nights of Thousand Candles

Address: 1931 BROOKGREEN DRIVE, MURRELLS INLET, SC 29576

Times: Thursday-Sunday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. until December 21st

Cost: Members – Adult $20 / Child $12

Non-Members – Adult $25 / Child $15

Every year, around the beginning of December, Brookgreen Gardens transforms into a magical light garden and presents the Brookgreen Gardens Nights of Thousand Candles. Complete with more than 2,500 hand-lit candles and hung string lights, the gardens create a whimsical experience, sure to awe everyone. 

Perfect for all ages, you will not want to miss this festival of lights! 

 

Theatre of the Republic  – Christmas Musical

Address: 335 Main Street Conway South Carolina 29526

Dates & Times:  Click here

Cost: $28

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Conway, the Local Theatre of the Republic offers a one of a kind Christmas Musical. This show brings “Buddy the Elf” and The Grinch together in a journey to save each other and Christmas.

A good twist on two-holiday classics, sure to get a laugh out of everyone. Even your stubborn uncle!

 

 

 

 

The Market Common Christmas

Address: 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Date and Times: All December long!

Cost: Varies

The Market Common transforms into a tiny little Christmas town every year during the month of December. Complete with carriage rides, Santa photo-ops, and a Christmas tree lighting – market commons has something to offer for everyone. Below are a few events taking place throughout The Market Common:

 

December 13, 2-6 pm – Professional photos with Santa @ Hannah Ruth Photography

December 14, 9-11 am, Breakfast with Santa @ Tupelo Honey

12-4 pm, Holiday Bazaar at The Market Common

12-2 pm, Taco with Santa @ Nacho Hippo

December 15, 3-6 pm, Free Holiday Carriage Rides

December 17, 6-8, Free Photo-Op with Santa for Kids and Pets

North Myrtle Beach Light Show

Address: 150 Citizens Circle Little River, South Carolina 29566

Date and Times: Light Show – open nightly starting on Nov. 25 – Dec. 30 

(Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Santa’s Village – Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only from November 29 – December 15.

Opens Nightly December 19-30 (closed Christmas Day)

Always open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Cost: 1-15 guests / $15 per vehicle 

16-30 guests / $30 per vehicle 

31+ guests / $60 vehicle

The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach is the perfect activity for cool holiday nights. Pile everyone in the car and head over to the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex and drive along  a 1.5-mile-long holiday light show.

Starting on Sunday, Nov. 29, Santa’s village will open at the Light show. Santa’s Village offers a petting zoo, Santa Express Train, hot cocoa, a holiday maze, and more! Santa’s village is not open every night until Dec. 19, 2019, below are the times for Santa’s Village.

 

Santa Crawl on Marsh Walk

Address: 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Date: Dec. 21, 2019

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Looking for a more adult event, the Marsh Walk Santa Crawl might be for you. Dress up as Santa and go to the Marsh Walk for an evening of bar hopping. This year, each restaurant on the boardwalk will be featuring a special Tito’s holiday drink.

Don’t want to dress up as Santa? That’s okay too! Dress up as anything that puts you in the holiday mood – an Elf, a reindeer, the Grinch, a snowman, you could even be a tree. For those who choose to dress up, you can enter into the, “most spirited outfits” contest.

 


7 Holiday Events in Raleigh You Don’t Want to Miss!

Are you looking for the best holiday events to take the family to in Raleigh? This time every year, families everywhere head out to find the best Christmas Light Shows and other holiday events to surprise their kids and get into the holiday spirit. Some go in search of the best hot cocoa or tastiest smores while others are on the lookout for the most outrageous light shows on display. 

Raleigh NC and the surrounding area offer some great options so the next time you’re in town over the holidays, be sure to check Carolina Bulletin to find out where to go.

Lake Myra Christmas Lights 

Address: 10 S. Cypress St, Wendell, NC

Start/Stop Dates: November 27th to Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Times: Sunday-Thursday- 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

            Friday and Saturday- 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Santa: Santa will be there Saturdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Admission is free, but donations are accepted

Lake Myra Christmas Light Show

Lake Myra Christmas Lights is one of the most popular holiday destinations for locals and features almost a quarter of a million lights dancing in a synchronized show to holiday music. The entire town is “charged up” and the holiday spirit is everywhere. 

The Lake Myra Christmas Light Show started back in 2002 by Don Williams who wanted to do something unique and different for people to enjoy. He was among the first in the country to start using technology to manage his lightshow and each year put on a truly amazing display. Over the next couple of years more and more people got involved and soon their entire community was “lit”.  People were coming from over 150 miles away just to view this spectacular community. What started out as a fun little holiday light show began to attract thousands of people every year. 

In 2011, they realized the show was too much for their community so they partnered with the town of Wendell, NC to host what has now become a tradition for many Carolinians. 

Piper Lights

Address: 5725 Fixit Shop Road in Wake Forest, NC

Start/Stop Dates: November 29, 2019 through January 2, 2020

Times: Sunday-Thursday- 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

            Friday and Saturday- 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: Admission is free, but donations are accepted

Santa: Santa will be in the candy shop daily from 6:30-9pm Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 6:30-10 pm except Christmas Eve. PETS WELCOME!

Piper Lights is a local, family-run Christmas light display in Wake Forest, NC. It began with a tiny manger scene 30 years ago and now features 7 acres of lights designed to spread joy and the Christmas spirit to all. This is a drive-through light display with a free train ride through the lights, an old-fashioned candy store, and Santa.

You begin by driving through the lights then you’re free to park and ride the free Santa train. You can visit with Santa and enjoy a hot beverage at an old-fashioned candy store with old-fashioned candy, popcorn, hot chocolate, cider, T-Shirts, scarves and local holiday crafts. Please note that the candy-store is cash only.  

Pullen Park’s Holiday Express

Address: 520 Ashe Avenue Raleigh, NC

Start/Stop Dates: December 4-8/December 11-15

Times: 4pm-9pm on event nights

Cost: Admission is $12.25

Santa: Santa will be available via virtual queue

Pullen Park’s Holiday Express

Pullen Park’s Holiday Express is a Raleigh tradition. One both children and adults alike enjoy every year. Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousands of lights and transformed into a holiday wonderland where you can enjoy the holiday lights and displays, a train ride, sledding down a snow-covered hill, unlimited carousel rides, crafts and a visit with Santa.

Pullen Place Cafe will be open for food purchases including delicious hot chocolate, apple cider, and dinner options! You can also pre-purchase the Limited Edition Pullen Park Ornaments at the time of your ticket order. This year’s ornament is the Carousel Tiger! A portion of the proceeds go to benefit Crabtree Rotary Foundation and supporting Rotary charities.

40th Annual Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade 

Address: Starts at East Chatham Street and Ward Street and proceeds along Chatham Street, turning left on Academy Street and ending at Cary Arts Center.

Start/Stop Dates: December 14

Times: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

 40th Annual Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

The 40th Annual Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade is another long-standing tradition for locals and offers families an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with local organizations, community leaders, and the Cary Jaycees!

The parade will feature over 60 floats, bands, and performers and will be led this year by long-time local resident and volunteer, Kay Struffolino. Afterwards, head to the Hilton Garden for the Cary Annual Christmas Party.

Durham Holiday Parade and Fun Fest

Address: Downtown Main Street and Fun Fest held on Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue

Start/Stop Dates: December 14

Times: 10 a.m-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Santa: Santa will be at the Fun Fest

Durham Holiday Parade and Fun Fest

This years Durham Holiday Parade and Fun Fest will feature floats, mascots, hometown bands, drill teams, schools and community groups, and, of course, Santa. The Parade Marshal is Shelly A. Green, the immediate past president and CEO of Discovery Durham. The Fun Fest is immediately following the parade and features independent Durham retailers and craft producers and their products. 

Fun Fest activities include:

  • Peppermint Plunge – Snow sledding for children and adults (sleds will be provided, please do not bring a sled) + two snow play areas
  • North Pole – Santa Claus Meet & Greet
  • Frosty Family Fun
  • Community Care Corner – Decorate holiday cards for homebound individuals in our community
  • Vendors – Local businesses will be giving out information as well as selling arts & crafts, etc.

Upcycled Holiday Market & 2nd Friday ArtWalk

Address:​ 306 W Franklin St, Ste G​Chapel Hill, NC

Start/Stop Dates: December 13

Times: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Upcycled Holiday Market & 2nd Friday ArtWalk

Need to get some shopping done? Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill offers plenty of unique shopping experiences, but one in particular really shines. The Upcycled Holiday Market features local artisans selling sustainable art and unique gifts, special holiday drinks + food, sustainable holiday displays, a raffle and spin wheel for a cause, and more festive fun.  

Blue Dogwood is the first public market in North Carolina to focus on locally-produced products.  The indoor year-round market features small, local food businesses who might otherwise find it cost prohibitive to open a retail space.  Blue Dogwood maximizes the number of food vendors to spread out costs, increase foot traffic, bring a more diverse community to our customers, and create a more viable business opportunity for small businesses.

Bonus: The holiday market is during Chapel Hill’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk. Take this opportunity to view some of the areas most amazing artists and pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special. 

Theatre In the Park: A Christmas Carol

Address: 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC

Start/Stop Dates: Wed 12/11 at 7pm, Saturday 12/14 at 7pm and Sunday 12/15 at 2pm. Thurs 12/12 at 7pm, Friday 12/13 at 7pm, and Saturday 12/14 at 2pm

Times: 7 p.m..

Cost: $37.15-$86.15 each based on seating

Santa: No, but a few ghosts…

Theatre In the Park: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. The story, as if you didn’t know, recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

According to Ticketmaster, this version of A Christmas Carol is a musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast.” Cited as “one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history”.