I loved The Simpsons when I was growing up. I remember when my uncle took me to see the first full-length movie in theaters. I even had The Simpsons "Sings the Blues" album and played it nonstop.
So, when I heard there was a Kwik-E-Mart being opened at Myrtle Beach's Broadway at the Beach, my family and I just had to be part of the first wave to enjoy it!
But first, take a look at the tour with simEx-Iwers Entertainment Senior Vice President Mark Cornell and WMBF News reporter Meredith Helline.
The interior is as realistic as a Kwik-E-Mart would be. The Heat Lamp Hot Dogs were really awesome. Cornell said they went through various tasting sessions with different hot dogs and buns to get the right combination. And, yes, it was the right combination. Plus, the toppings were great, too. All Heinz products. I chose honey mustard for my topping.
The Buzz Cola is here, in all its glory. So are the Squishers drinks. But the real show stopper was the Lard Lad Doughnuts - yes, Homer's iconic doughnut here in Myrtle Beach!
You can buy regular size doughnuts or the large, 9-inch, 1.2 lb. doughnut! You'll have to see the photos below to believe it.
My family wants to personally thank Cornell for all his hospitality Friday. We enjoyed our visit and recommend any fan of the show (going into its 30th season) to stop by and live the excitement of a replica from a show that is truly run at a professional level at Broadway at the Beach.
For me, it awoke nostalgia. And I loved being a kid again - for just a few minutes.