Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We're Always Making Improvements at Plantation Resort!


We’re always looking for ways to enhance your experience at Plantation Resort so this year we’re making a New Year’s resolution to finish some exciting improvement projects.  When you arrive at Plantation Resort for your well-earned vacation, we want you surrounded by the best in comfort and safety. This year, we are focusing on four large improvement projects that will keep the Resort in tip-top shape and make your vacation as carefree as possible.

 

New Roofing
A good roof overhead is one of the best ways to stay safe and dry during your vacation. Our roofs are inspected regularly and replaced every 20 years—keeping Santa safe as he sorts through his sack full of goodies.  New roofs additionally improve the appearance of the Resort, enhance energy efficiency and protect the integrity of the Resort’s physical structures.

New Exterior Lighting
No matter what time of day you arrive, we want you to be able to view your vacation in the best light! New lanterns have been installed on several buildings. These new lights create a charming ambiance and provide improved light for walking and safety.  Maybe you’ll even see one of Santa's elves peeking around the building.

New Parking Lot Paving and Sealing
With asphalt, nothing is permanent. Parking lots continually erode due to weather conditions, usage and local vegetation growth (think tree roots and weeds). We want our parking lots to be easy on your car, safe for walking and well-maintained. You can look forward to seeing a new seal coat in front of buildings 205, 207, 213, 214, 215 and 219 since those parking lots have already been resurfaced.


Flat Screen TVs
We are continuing with our commitment to increase the number of flat screen TVs in the units. We have furnished at least 50% of the units with new flat panel TVs. So sit back, relax and watch any of the large selection of DVDs from our movie rental located in the foyer of the Health and Swim Club.

Please come and enjoy these and many of the other improvements that we are making at Plantation Resort!  Call 1-800-845-5039 for reservations.  Merry Christmas from your friends at Plantation Resort! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Celebrate the New Year in Myrtle Beach


Are you looking for a celebration to bring in the New Year? We have you covered with a schedule of some of the best places to be at midnight in Myrtle Beach.  There are even some parties specifically for children, so if you want to drop them off for their party while you go to yours, check out this list:

The Market Common

This “Southern Times Square” party is happening just down the road from Plantation Resort.  Fire-eaters, stilt walkers, magicians and a band—this party will be hopping ‘til the midnight bell tolls, and they’ll finish off the night with a ball drop of their own.  It’s all the fun of New York without the cold or the crowd. The show starts at 7pm, but you can show up early to shop and look around.  There’s a lot to see and do at the Market Common and they will be setting up a tent for those who would like alcohol with their New Year’s celebration.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is throwing an unforgettable New Year’s event full of fireworks and club hopping starting at 7 pm on December 31st.  Buy a ticket for $25.00 and you’ll receive unlimited access to Malibu’s Surf Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottoms and Broadway Louie’s!  They will be serving complimentary champagne at midnight to toast the New Year.  They then keep the party alive with live DJs and one of the wildest karaoke shows on the Grand Strand.

Ripley’s Aquarium

The Aquarium will be hosting a kids-only New Year’s Eve “Glow Party.”  This sleepover for 6-12 year-olds begins at 8pm New Year's Eve and ends at 8 am the next morning.  Tickets are 69.99 where your kids can sing karaoke, dance, make crafts, eat pizza, watch movies and enjoy the midnight ball drop.  Feel free to drop your kids off and then have your own adult celebration.

Barefoot Landing

Come to Barefoot landing with reservations at any of their waterfront restaurants and you'll enjoy fireworks to usher in the new year as they shoot out over the water.  Castano’s Italian Steakhouse will start your evening off with a glass of complimentary champagne.  A variety of performers will entertain at this restaurant from 6pm to midnight and DJ Curtis will keep you dancing from 12 am on.  Try their special New Year’s Eve menu and if you bring a $10 gift card from a local fast food restaurant to be donated to Teen Angel you'll receive a certificate for a free appetizer (a $10.95 value).

Children’s Museum of South Carolina

Beginning at 10 am on New Year’s Eve, bring your kids to celebrate the new year at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.  This “Noon Year’s Eve” party runs until 1 pm and the kids will have tons of games and crafts to play with in addition to a balloon drop with a kid-friendly toast at noon.  Admission is only $5 to the museum that day.

After a fun night out ringing in the New Year, we’ll have your bed waiting for you, right here at Plantation Resort.  After you sleep in on New Year’s Day, come enjoy our New Year’s brunch.  It’s an expansion of the normal breakfast menu where you can take part in a beloved southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas for your first meal of the new year to bring you good luck all year long.  For more information about New Year’s activities and accommodations at Plantation Resort, call 1-800-845-5039.  Happy 2014!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Memories of a Lifetime at Brookgreen Garden's Nights of a Thousand Candles


Fighting Stallions by Anna Hyatt Huntington- Nights of a Thousand Candles

Be Sure Not to Miss Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

They call it Nights of a Thousand Candles, but that number is truly an understatement; nearly 5,500 hand-lit candles delicately twinkle in every nook and cranny of Brookgreen’s beautiful sculpture garden.  Begin the Christmas season with this splendor of light and nature from 3-10 pm every Thursday through Saturday until December 21st. 

Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens,
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Bundle up and stroll among the gardens with a warm cup of cider or hot chocolate.  You can buy your drink at the large, heated catering tent along with a variety of foods, from seafood to barbeque, catered by Inlet Affairs of Murrells Inlet.  For a full menu with prices, click here.  Food is served cafeteria-style from 3:30-9:00 pm each night of the event.
After dinner, enjoy listening to one of the many holiday musical entertainment venues Brookgreen offers.  From Celtic music to pop, Brookgreen has scheduled talented musicians to enhance your holiday experience.  For a full schedule of entertainment, click here.
Brookgreen has pulled out all the stops to make your experience at Night of a Thousand Candles unforgettable.  They even offer a few tips to help you have a memorable time:
 
·         Consider attending on Thursdays to avoid the weekend crowd. 

·         Plan to arrive between 4-5 pm if you want to see volunteers light the candles.

·         The lighting at dusk provides for some exceptional photographs. 

·         These are just a few of Brookgreen's helpful suggestions.  For the full list of tips, click here.

Pegasus by Laura Gardin Fraser, Nights of a Thousand Candles
Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone because Brookgreen Gardens is hosting a photo contest where you can win a free 1-year membership to the 30-acre sculpture garden.  For full rules and regulations, click here.
Tickets are just $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 4-12 (children younger than 4 are free).  If you're a Brookgreen member, the price is $12 for adults and $6 for children.  For groups of 15 or more, call (800) 849-1931 or (843) 235-6021 to hear more about Brookgreen group rates.
Nights of a Thousand Candles is the premier holiday event in the South, and it’s just down the road from Plantation Resort.  After a delightful evening in the gardens, you’re just a short drive from comfortably settling into one of our well-appointed condos for the night. To make a reservation, call 1-800-845-5039.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Day, New Time. New Recipes - S'more the Merrier

Now More People Can Enjoy S'more Fun at S'more the Merrier 

Thank you to everyone who has made our S'more the Merrier activity a success so far this fall.  Due to the expressed interest of our guests, S'more the Merrier will now be held every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.  This allows for guests attending  the Tuesday Vineyard Tour  and Wine Tasting (keep an eye out for a future blog) to participate in both events.

Over the past two months we've compiled a ton of delicious new s'more recipes from those of you who have already attended S'more the Merrier. To celebrate the new time and day we've included the top five recipes below for you to try:





There's plenty of recipes yet to be created and we would love your input. If you have an idea for a s'more, write it in the comment section or share it with us on Facebook or Twitter (#smorefun)!  To find out more about how you can enjoy S'more the Merrier with us at Plantation Resort, call 1-800-845-5039

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cook up a Southern Style Holiday Feast

In the South, we've set a high bar for delicious recipes.  In America, the southern states were some of the first to embrace Christmas, which means that holiday recipes have had plenty of time to steep in the glow of southern tradition, being passed down and perfected throughout the generations.  So after speaking with several native southerners at Plantation Resort, we’ve compiled a must-have list of southern dishes to complete your holiday feast.

Fried Turkey: This dangerously delicious dish harks back to the 1930s and has become a must-have for many southern households around the Holidays.  Irresponsibly frying turkeys was the cause for burning down over 500 homes in 1998, but that has not put a damper on the enthusiasm for these deliciously encrusted birds.  With these statistics, we suggest leaving the turkey frying to the experts.  We recommend these grocery stores or restaurants do the work for you. If you simply must try out your new deep fryer, please check out this website for safety precautions.

Corn Pudding: This southern dish stretches back to colonial history.  With their knowledge of corn and other plants, Native Americans saved colonists from starvation.  Colonists brought with them a knowledge of the old British “custard pudding” and somewhere along the way, they combined their love of custard pudding and corn to make what is today known as corn pudding.





“Mom’s Corn Pudding”
1 can corn
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons flour
2-3 pats of butter on top
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients together and pour into oven-safe dish.  Cook about 20 minutes or until the mixture is brown and thick.

Collard Greens: Southerners like collard greens so much that in 2011, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill to make collard greens the state vegetable.  Many have said that slaves brought collard greens to America, but the Gullah O'oman museum in Pawleys Island asserts that greens were here before the slaves set foot on American soil.  They did, however, bring the recipes for greens that would be passed down the generations until we have the beloved dish that you'll find at your favorite southern holiday feast today.  At New Years, it’s traditionally good luck to eat collard greens with black-eyed peas and pork.  Southerners love their greens.  If you'd like to see why, try this delicious recipe.

“Dave's Delicious Collards”

8 oz bacon chopped
½ cup chicken broth
1 clove minced garlic
1 red bell pepper diced
1-2 bunches of collard greens, stems and veins removed, washed and chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

Strip the greens from their stem, pulling at the leafy part between the veins in order to keep off as many veins as possible.  Cook the Bacon until grease is rendered and bacon is crispy. Set the bacon aside and add vinegar, chicken broth,  red bell pepper, onion and garlic to the grease.  Sauté and add greens.  Add salt and pepper.  This is also where you add the crushed red pepper flakes if you want a kick.  Cook until greens are tender but still bright green for about 4-5 minutes.  Toss with the set aside bacon and serve.

Pecan Pie: The true southern way to pronounce this delicious dish is "pee-can" pie.  The origins of pecan pie are rather murky, but the southern love for these pies is undeniable.  Some people trace the dessert back to the French settlers in Louisiana and others assert that the popularity of pecan pie coincided with the advent of the Karo company.  Certainly many (if not most) recipes call for Karo syrup but some people have strong opinions against using too much Karo in their pies.  With or without Karo if you’re eating Thanksgiving in the South you’ll likely see this pie on the dessert table.

“Michon’s Pecan Pie”

½ cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
3 eggs
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Cook syrup and sugar until mixture thickens. Beat eggs and slowly add hot syrup to eggs. Beat constantly. Add butter, vanilla and nuts. Pour into unbaked shell. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 and bake 35 minutes. May serve with or without a whipped topping.

Sweet Potato Pie: This delicious dessert is rooted in African American history.  Africans enjoyed “oyame” (or yams) as a staple of their diet.  When slaves in America were introduced to pumpkin pie by the British, it was a short step to creating a delectable pie made of sweet potatoes.  Today, the dessert has become an icon of southern holiday feasts.

“Traditional Sweet Potato Pie”1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups canned or cooked sweet potatoes
1 cup cream (or sweet milk)
1 cup orange juice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
3 eggs
Mix all ingredients well.  Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees.  Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for 50 minutes or until done.

Best Pie Crust1 cup flour
1 stick margarine
¼ cup water
Blend ingredients.  Roll very thin.  Makes three 1” shells.


Pound Cake: Originally, pound cake earned its name from the fact that, to make it, you needed a pound of each of the four ingredients—flour, sugar, eggs and butter.  Luckily for your waistline, the recipe has been altered over the years and is much lighter, but it still holds its own in the taste department.  It would have to taste good to be considered delicious enough for a southern dessert table.

“Melissa’s Pound Cake”½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 cups of sugar
5 eggs
3 cups of cake flour
1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of lemon extract
Special equipment:  a 10-inch bundt pan, greased and flouredIn a large bowl, using a mixer, combine the butter and sugar until creamy.  Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each egg addition.  Add the flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with the flour.  Stir in the lemon extract.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.Place the pan in a cold oven and heat oven to 325 degrees F.  Bake cake for 1 hour.  Increase the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes more.

NOTE:  DO NOT open the oven door while baking.

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool further.

We hope you enjoy these traditional southern dishes.  Let us know if any of them will make it onto your plate this holiday season.  Maybe they will even become a beloved holiday tradition for you and your family.  Wherever you're from or whatever you put on your plate, Plantation Resort wishes you very happy holidays.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Attention All Shoppers - Myrtle Beach Black Friday Events!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Shopping Is Better Than Ever in Myrtle Beach!

Calling all shoppers!  Thanksgiving is fast approaching and for those of us who love (or live) to shop, our favorite time is here—Black Friday!
Ready to plan your Black Friday shopping spree?  Let us help!  Here is a schedule of some of the most popular shops who are opening their doors for Black Friday or Brown Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).  Click on the name of the store for directions from Plantation Resort or, to really help you plan your shopping, see our interactive map at the bottom of this post.
Stores opening for Brown Thursday have their opening time listed in brown.

Myrtle Beach Area Malls
• Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 a.m. Friday, November 29
(with select stores opening at midnight)

The Coastal Grand Mall is the second largest shopping mall in South Carolina with over 1 million square feet of retail space.  For Black Friday, Plantation Resort Shuttle Buses will be making trips to the Coastal Grand Mall to help our guests take advantage of the great holiday savings.  Shuttles leave from the Resort at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with return trips at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

• Barefoot Landing
4898 Hwy 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 a.m. Friday, November 29

• Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 6 a.m. Friday, November 29
Several of the stores here will be opening their doors very early for Black Friday, with Tsunami Surf Shop and Victoria's Secret opening at 6am, but others are opening early as well: Claire's, Starbucks, and more.
10125 Hwy 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC
OPENS: 12 a.m. Friday, November 29

• Tanger Outlet Center – Highway 17
10835 Kings Road
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28

• Tanger Outlet Center – Highway 501
4635 Factory Stores Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Of the two Tanger Outlet Centers, the one located on Highway 501 is the shortest drive from Plantation Resort. Their stores open at midnight for Black Friday.  For more information on holiday hours, click here.


Myrtle Beach Stores
• Best Buy
1145 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 6 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Tickets will be handed for Thursday night Doorbuster Deals up to two hours before opening so make sure you get there early for the best deals on your electronics.  Everything from 65' LED HDTV's, iPads, smartphones, computers, tablets, DVD's and Blu-ray discs will be on sale!  See their ad here for more details.

• Costco
1021 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS:  9 a.m. Friday, November 29
Costco's prices are hard to beat any day of the year.  That is exactly what makes their Black Friday sales a must for Costco members.  Get a sneak peek of their deals here.

• H.H. Gregg
550 Seaboard Street
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Stop by for up to 40% off appliances, electronics, furniture and more.  There are plenty of great deals on a wide selection of TV's, computers, sound systems, cameras, and household appliances.  Click here to see their detailed ad.

• Home Depot
951 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 a.m. Friday, November 29
Save up to an extra $500 on a number of household appliances.  See their ad here for details.

• JC Penney
1800 Coastal Grand Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
They have yet to publish details about their Black Friday sales, but you are sure to get amazing deals on your favorite brands. Check back here regularly and keep an eye out for this year's best sales.

• Kohl's
8646 U.S. 17 Bypass
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
In addition to over 500 Black Friday deals, you can earn $15 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent from November 26 - December 1. Click here for a preview of their Black Friday sales.

• Kmart
1403 N. Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 6 a.m. Thursday, November 28; 7 p.m. Thursday, November 28; 6 a.m. Friday, November 29
Kmart has divided their sales into Thanksgiving morning, Thanksgiving night and Black Friday morning doorbusters.  Among the three, they have great discounts on electronics, toys, clothes, furniture, household items, jewelry and much more.  For specifics, see their ads for Thanksgiving morning, Thanksgiving night and Black Friday morning.

• Lowe's
1160 Seaboard St
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 a.m. Friday, November 29
Lowe's is offering discounts on a number of power tools, furniture sets and household appliances.  See their ad for details.

• Officemax
1105 Seaboard St.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
OfficeMax is a great place to find deals on computers, printers, smartphones, tablets and a wide variety of office supplies. Click here for a sneak peak at their doorbuster deals.

• PetSmart
1391 S Commons Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 7 a.m. Friday, November 29
Don't forget to spoil your pets this Holiday Season.  PetSmart has some great Holiday deals starting around Thanksgiving.  Click here to see their holiday promotions.

• Sam's Club
1946 Mr. Joe White Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
OPENS: 7 a.m. Friday, November 29
Sam's Club members can get some great deals on TV's, smartphones, tablets, household appliances and more.  Click here to see what they are offering.

 Sears
1100 Coastal Grand Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Sears is offering over 1,000 doorbuster deals covering every department of their store.  There are far too many to list here but follow this link to see their full 64 page ad.

• Target
140 Sayebrook Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS:  9 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Come for the 100's of doorbuster deals on clothes, toys, games, household items, electronics and more.  See a preview of their sales here.

• Toys “R” Us
1100 Seaboard Street
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Toys "R" Us is the place to get great deals on a huge selection of toys this holiday season.  Follow this link to sign up for specific alerts on Toys "R" Us Black Friday deals.

• Walmart
2751 Beaver Run Blvd.
Surfside Beach, SC
OPENS:  6 p.m. Thursday, November 28

Always a good place for great deals on Black Friday.  See their ad for more information on deals throughout the store.

Map

We've added this interactive map to give you an idea where each store is and when they open:




Plantation Resort is an excellent place for your shopping headquarters for the Black Friday weekend.  It's close to all of the stores offering the best deals.  So plan your Black Friday shopping experience from the comfort of one of our spacious condos.  After all the excitement of shopping, Plantation Resort is a great place to rest your head and rejuvenate.  Call 1-800-845-5039 for more information about making Plantation Resort your Black Friday HQ.  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Let Someone Else Do the Serving This Thanksgiving!

UPDATED NOVEMBER 20th, 2014


Myrtle Beach Restaurants Want You to Join Them for Thanksgiving

Myrtle Beach Restaurants Want You to Join Them for Thanksgiving
Always caught in the kitchen on Thanksgiving?  Are you tired of doing all the serving?  This year, you can be served at one of these excellent restaurants that are opening their doors for you on Thanksgiving. Spend the extra time being extra thankful by enjoying more time with your family!  Here are some restaurants that are within 12 miles of Plantation Resort, but if a little driving doesn't faze you, check out more dining options on this Myrtle Beach blog article.

California Dreaming (3.1 miles, 9 min)
2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Surfside
843-215-5255
$18.95/Adults, $9.95/child under 10


California Dreaming will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 12-8 pm Thanksgiving Day. Dishes include oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, honey-butter glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, southern cornbread stuffing, homemade giblet gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread muffins, pecan or pumpkin pie plus coffee, tea or soft drink.  Carry out is available.   Reservations are recommended.

Captain George’s (11.2 miles, 21 min)
1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach
843-916-2278
$28.99/Adult $15.50/Child 5-12


The buffet will have everything George’s normally has PLUS the Thanksgiving trimmings like turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and bread pudding.  Crab legs and steamed shrimp will also be available for purchase with the feast.No reservations are required, but they ask for parties of 10 or more to call in advance.

Carolina Roadhouse (10.6 miles, 22 min)
4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
843-497-9911
$18.95/Adult, $9.95/child under 12


Plated meal with turkey and ham, sweet potato soufflé, cornbread stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, slice of pecan or pumpkin pie, non-alcoholic beverage included. Please reserve ahead of time since it usually is full the week before.  Carry out is available.

Damon’s Oceanfront Restaurant (4.6 miles, 9 min)
2985 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
843-626-8000
$16.99/Adult, $9.99/child


Plated meal and free second helpings.  Turkey with cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and pecan or pumpkin pie depending on what you order and a salad. Carry out is available. First come first serve.

K&W Cafeteria (4.8 miles, 11 min)
1255 Tadlock Drive, Murrells Inlet
843-357-1799
2001 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
843-448-1669 (5.5 miles, 10 min)
$7.49
$59.99 Family feast (serves 6-7)
$115 family gathering meal (serves 18-20)


K&W Cafeteria's Thanksgiving special continues this year.  For $7.49 plus tax you'll dine on roast turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce, two vegetables, fresh baked bread, scratch-made dessert and coffee or iced tea. They'll also serve other selections at their regular prices.  You can also order your Thanksgiving feast to-go. You have two options depending on the size of your group. The Family Feast serves up to six people and includes your choice of sliced baked ham or roast turkey with sides. The Family Gathering meal serves 18-20 people.The Family Feast and Family Gathering meals are boxed in aluminum pans and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

Gulfstream Café (6.3 miles, 13 min)
1536 S. Waccamaw Dr., Garden City Beach
843-651-8808
$19.95/Adult, $9.95/child under 9


Gulfsteam Cafe offers a waterfront Thanksgiving special from 12-8 pm Thanksgiving dinner will be $19.95/person or $9.95 for ages 9 and younger and includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cornbread muffins, cranberry relish and other Gulfstream favorites. Reservations are recommended ASAP though you can reserve up to a day in advance.

Salt Water Creek (6.9 miles, 13 min) 
4660 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
843-357-2433
$20/Adult, $12/child


Salt Water Creek in Murrells Inlet welcomes you to their Thanksgiving Day Feast. Adults eat for $20 and children eat for $12. The menu includes slow roasted turkey breast, honey baked spiral ham, sweet potato with pecans, cranberry sauce, homemade bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, honey glazed carrots, gravy and pecan and pumpkin pies. Regular menu items will also be available. Reservations are suggested ASAP usually fill up quickly like 4 or 5 days ahead.  Offers are available for carry out.

Sticky Fingers (7.7 miles, 14 min) 
2461 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach
843-839-7427
$17.99/Adult, $8.99/child ages 4-13, Free/child under 4
$69/Thanksgiving Meal To-go


Sticky Fingers, one of the locals' favorites, will serve a Holiday Buffet on Thanksgiving Day from 12-7 pm The buffet will feature turkey breast, ham, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sweet potato casserole, peach cobbler, banana pudding and more. The buffet is $17.99 for adults and $8.99 for children ages 4 to 13. Children under 4 eat free. The regular menu will be available. Reservations are strongly recommended. This year Sticky Fingers will also offer Thanksgiving Meal To-Go with a smoked turkey, five quarts of your favorite Southern sides and an apple pie for $69.

Come relax with us as you eat your Thanksgiving feast without worrying about how to cook the turkey.  For more information about a stress-free holiday vacation at Plantation Resort, please call 1-800-845-5039.




Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's Easy to Stuff Yourself Without the Work this Thanksgiving


With Thanksgiving just around the corner we have some suggestions for places to buy your turkey and all the fixings so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time relaxing on your vacation.  These Myrtle Beach restaurants and grocery stores have your Thanksgiving needs covered.  To make it easy, we've provided maps from the Resort to each location.  Just click on the address.

Piggly Wiggly122 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach, SC The Pig always comes through for the holidays!  They are more than happy to set you up with all you might need for your Thanksgiving vacation and better yet, they're right next door.  Are you bringing extended family members?  No worries, their meals provide food for between 6 and 8 people.  They even have the Thanksgiving staple of the South—delicious Fried Turkey!  If you're less adventurous, they offer the traditional roasted turkey too.  And the best part is that when you stay with Plantation Resort we can give you a 10% discount off of your purchase.  They simply ask that you please reserve by the 24th of November. You can call them at (843) 232-9814.  Just warm and serve.

·        Fried Turkey Meal—$49.99
Comes with an 11lb. fried turkey,  cornbread dressing,  green beans or yams, cranberry sauce and a dozen dinner rolls.

·        Butterball Roasted Turkey Meal—$49.99
Comes with an 11 lb. Butterball turkey, cornbread dressing, green beans or yams, cranberry sauce and a dozen dinner rolls.


B    BBQ House1205 U.S. 17 Highway, Surfside Beach, SC
Just across the street from Plantation Resort you'll find a delicious option at the BBQ House. This fun restaurant offers 12-15 lb. turkeys that are just calling your name.  For a new twist on the turkey dinner, they smoke it!  They just need to give them at least 48 hours notice by calling (843) 477-1801. You can buy the turkey individually, but you'll surely be tempted by the wide array of side dishes that they offer. 
·        Smoked Turkeys—$32.99

·        Side Dishes
Mac and cheese,  green beans, collards, chips, hush puppies, corn nuggets, mash potatoes, onion rings, fried okra, fried corn on the cob, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and many more!

Dickeys3735 Oleander Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC
Dickey’s has so many options for holiday food that we could write an article just about them.  Instead we've included this link to their website and highlighted the main precooked meals below which feed 12 and come with reheating instructions.  They will be closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas and they need 24 hours notice, so you'll want to call (843) 839-0209 and order your meals by the 26th of November for Thanksgiving and by the 23rd of December for Christmas.

·        Smoked Turkey Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with smoked turkey plus cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls
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·        Cajun-Fried Turkey Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with Cajun-fried turkey plus cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls.

·        Barbecue Honey Ham Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with barbecue honey ham plus cornbread dressing, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls.

·        Spiral Cut Ham Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with spiral cut ham plus cornbread dressing, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls.


Bojangles104 Loyola Dr., Surfside Beach, SC
Bojangles has your Thanksgiving fix this holiday season and you can preorder up to the day before Thanksgiving.  Let Bojangles take the danger out of frying your turkey yourself (see video of exploding turkey here).  Simply call (843) 650-8880 and they'll be happy to place your order.
·         Fried Turkey Meal—$39.99
Comes with fried turkey, dirty rice, mac and cheese, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans.

Bi-Lo1610 U.S. 17 Highway, Surfside Beach, SC
You'll love the options that Bi-Lo is cooking up for this holiday season.  They can also help you prepare for a crowd as their meals serve 6-8 people.  They ask that you call (843) 650-4523 at least 48 hours in advance to allow thawing time. The turkeys are fully cooked, but when you bring them home you'll need 2 hours to heat them the rest of the way through.

·        Classic Roasted Butterball Meal—$49.99
Comes with a Butterball turkey, cornbread giblet dressing, apple or pumpkin pie, and 12 dinner rolls.

·        Classic Spiral Ham—$59.99
Comes with a 6-8 lb Carolina Pride ham, sweet potato casserole, apple or pumpkin pie, and 12 dinner rolls.

·        Premium Roasted Butterball Meal—$54.99
Comes with a Butterball turkey, cornbread giblet dressing, broccoli and rice cheese casserole, apple or pumpkin pie and 12 dinner rolls.
Most of these stores are just a few minutes away from Plantation Resort, so call 1-800-845 5039 to come visit us for Thanksgiving and let these stores do all the hard work for you.  Whether you prefer to dine in or dine out, we're in an ideal location for any of your Thanksgiving needs!  Keep an eye out for an upcoming blog about restaurants that are open for Thanksgiving.