Typically, on our first day anywhere, we just drive around and see what we might like to explore–and this is a pattern we continued today. We ended up in The Market Commons, adjacent to the Myrtle Beach airport.
This looks like a mixed commercial and residential area designed like a mid-1900s community. Walking around the streets, there is a mix of shops, eateries, and a movie theater. While planning for the trip, one of the things we wanted to do was to include seeing the new Star Wars movie. We checked at the theater. Tickets were available for the next showing in only 20 minutes. After paying $13.00 for two tickets, we walked around a bit to kill time, and returned to theater, expecting to get in line.
There was no line, and in fact there were no more than forty people in the theater that must hold several hundred. We essentially had our choice of seats. The movie did not disappoint.
After the movie it was time for dinner. There were several places, but we wanted someplace and unknown to us–to discover a place new to us. We selected the Gordon Biersch with an eclectic upscale pub menu and a selection craft beers brewed at the restaurant.
We started with prosciutto and Gorgonzola cheese on a bed of homemade chips. Dinners included a seafood carbonara (chunks of shrimp, salmon, and crab meat with a fried egg over linguine) and a vegetable pasta (veggies over linguine with balsamic dressing). Both were excellent.