From St. Thomas to Mackinac Island, Michigan to Montauk, New York, Katie Lee is beach hopping to find the local take on the best treats these islands have to offer. She samples some fresh Ahi Tuna Nachos, helps cook a one of a kind Caribbean Stewed Chicken, kayaks to shore for a burger with a unique twist and enjoys Oyster Escabeche, with oysters she helped harvest. Plus, there's always time for cocktails, sweet treats, and more on this island hopping adventure!
Season 3, Episode 4

The Bahamas

Katie Lee jaunts just off the coast of Florida to the most accessible, populated and food-centric island in the Bahamas, New Providence, and the city of Nassau. Conch is a staple here, so Katie can't turn down the freshest conch salad, and local specialties like hog snapper, chicken patties and a Bahama Mama cocktail also represent the island culture. Local spices give barbecue a uniquely Bahamian twist, and a Louisiana family is bringing N'awlins Creole to these majestic isles. Katie wraps things up with a true island classic, the Guava Duff, for dessert.

Thursday
Oct 4
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Beach Bar Snacks

Beach life brings up visions of tasty food, great cocktails and relaxing fun times, and Katie Lee is getting a taste of the amazing bar bites brewing along the beaches of the world. She goes to Mexico for sopes, St. Barts for delicious chicken skewers with a hit of rum, crab hush puppies on Georgia's Golden Isles and coconut arepas in Puerto Rico.

Thursday
Nov 29
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 6

Authentic Eats

Katie Lee is finding authentic beach cuisine that stays true to its local origins. She hits up a Georgia beach barbecue for pulled pork sandwiches, samples ceviche and a tropical fruit gazpacho in St. Barts, heads to Mexico for chile rellenos, before one last stop for crab turnovers in Puerto Rico.

Thursday
Nov 29
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Sweet Indulgences

Two of Katie Lee's favorite things are coming together, the beach and Sweets, and she is ready to share the best of the best! Decadent donuts in Arizona and Sticky Buns in South Carolina represent the best of pastries. California is representing with the Cococarma, a coconut, caramel, ice cream skillet cookie. Katie delivers the two hottest sweets in Hawaii with a classic Shave Ice on the North Shore of Oahu and a beachside Flourless Chocolate Cake in Maui. A decadent, rich cake with Maui Vanilla Creme Anglaise and Kona Espresso Ice Cream is definitely worth the trip for a Hawaiian-tinged, gooey dessert. In Florida, nachos get amped up and become Dessert Nachos.

Thursday
Nov 29
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 7

Unexpected Hits

Katie Lee uncovers unique and diverse head turners in her travels, including a pernil spring roll in Puerto Rico, tempura grouper in Georgia's Golden Isles, Southern-style ribs in Mexico and shrimp ceviche made with beer in Miami.

Thursday
Nov 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Hometown Heroes

For Katie Lee, one of the most exciting parts of traveling beaches worldwide is finding regional specialties along the way. Katie uncovers some of the best hometown favorites around, including the famous burger from Le Tub Saloon in Hollywood, Fla., lamb and a pineapple cocktail in Mexico, conch fritters and a key lime pie pop in Key West, Fla., and snapper and Carribean squash in St. Bart's.

Thursday
Nov 29
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Recipes

Katie Lee is hitting the beaches for tried-and-true family dishes. From mahi-mahi tacos and huevos rancheros in Mexico to a Cuban-influenced ice cream shop in Miami with friend Amanda Freitag and a classic Caribbean chicken dish in St. Barts, Katie learns the origins of some delicious dishes as well as the heart and soul behind them.

Thursday
Nov 29
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Twist on a Classic

Katie Lee searches high and low tide to find new and inventive ways that meals are prepared around the world. Chefs show Katie how to bring local flair to fan-favorite dishes like a snapper Reuben on the Florida coast, juicy shrimp in the Florida Keys, Puerto-Rican takes on nachos and barbecue, and a Caramel Sea Salt Panini gives the classic ice cream sandwich a run for its money in The Golden Isles of Georgia. Plus, Bobby Flay introduces Katie to the best Cuban Sandwiches in Miami.

Thursday
Feb 28
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 7

Off the Eaten Path

Life is too short for food to be boring, which is why Katie Lee is on the hunt for dishes and restaurants that are off the beaten path. Katie's in the know on Sullivan's Island, S.C where she is introduced to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger. In Myrtle Beach, S.C Katie is treated to the unexpected at a sushi restaurant when she tries the Fried Chicken Sushi Roll. Wanting to step further outside of the box, Katie strikes gold in Hawaii with the Mac & Cheese Pancakes and Pho-Strami, a Vietnamese spin on the East Coast classic deli sandwich. Katie flips over the Lobster Egg Roll in Florida, and the Crab "BLTA" in California.

Thursday
Feb 28
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Every Day is Fry Day!

Join Katie Lee on her mission to find the best golden-fried goodness the beach has to offer! First up, South Carolina for local fish, shrimp and crab cakes that are battered and crisped for the perfect Fried Seafood Platter. Next, Katie finds a twist on a Southern staple with Chicken Fried Wagyu in Alabama. Katie carves her way through a Chicken Chimichanga in Arizona. In Hawaii, Katie mans the wok to create an amazing whole fried fish. In Florida, Katie finds a heavenly A Frita de Desavuna- a fried egg and deepfried avocado, open-faced sandwich. Katie can't leave the Sunshine State without dessert and that means fried Cheesecake!

Thursday
Feb 28
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 6

Catalina Island

An hour off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island may be small, but it offers a microcosm of classic California cuisine. Katie Lee lands on Catalina and heads to historic Mt. Ada for a juicy lamb burger with a view. Local vegetables rule in California, and when they're paired with wine, Katie discovers they're even better. California's Mexican influence is present in a plate of perfect nachos right on the water, and Katie tries the sweet flavor of Pacific spiny lobsters that differ from Maine lobsters in one major way -- no claws! Katie rounds out her visit with bacon muffins, chocolate turtles and Buffalo Milk, a cocktail only available on Catalina.

Thursday
Feb 28
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Beachside Breakfasts

There's nothing like breakfast by the water to get any beachgoer's day started. Katie Lee finds the best coffee and papaya bowl Oahu's North Shore has to offer. While in Honolulu, Katie teams up with friend and acclaimed chef, Lee Anne Wong for her Koco Moco, a modern version of the classic Hawaiian breakfast, Loco Moco. Did someone say hash? Katie introduces viewers to Gulfport, Florida and to the best-selling Corn Beef Hash. On the menu in Charleston is a Country Ham Biscuit. Leave it to San Diego to liven things up with a batch of Dirty Chai Pancakes. And of course, no breakfast hunt is complete without a plate of Shrimp & Grits. It's no wonder breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Thursday
Feb 28
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 4

The Bahamas

Katie Lee jaunts just off the coast of Florida to the most accessible, populated and food-centric island in the Bahamas, New Providence, and the city of Nassau. Conch is a staple here, so Katie can't turn down the freshest conch salad, and local specialties like hog snapper, chicken patties and a Bahama Mama cocktail also represent the island culture. Local spices give barbecue a uniquely Bahamian twist, and a Louisiana family is bringing N'awlins Creole to these majestic isles. Katie wraps things up with a true island classic, the Guava Duff, for dessert.

Thursday
Feb 28
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Authentic Eats

Katie Lee is finding authentic beach cuisine that stays true to its local origins. She hits up a Georgia beach barbecue for pulled pork sandwiches, samples ceviche and a tropical fruit gazpacho in St. Barts, heads to Mexico for chile rellenos, before one last stop for crab turnovers in Puerto Rico.

Thursday
May 23
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 5

Gettin' Spicy

Katie Lee's ready to crank it up a notch and that means it's time to bring the heat! Katie scours the beach searching for the spiciest dishes and isn't disappointed in San Diego where her heat index is tested after trying thirty-seven different levels of hot wings and a Spicy Grilled Rib Eye. Next, Katie has Chef Kardea Brown take her to a Cajun hot spot in Charleston to learn about the Gullah-inspired blackened trout called The Islander. Katie digs into a staple of Hawaii, the Spicy Poke Bowl. In Gulf Shores, Ala. Katie quenches her thirst with a Loaded Bloody Mary. And what's breakfast without a kick to it? In Arizona, Katie savors a bit of the Southwest with Sweet Daddy Hotcakes. Because there's nothing hotter than a spicy beach bite!

Thursday
May 23
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Cheesy Breezy

Katie Lee is toasting the gooey-est of dairy delights. Katie teams up with her Kitchen Co-Host, Marcela Valladolid for tacos in San Diego. But there are no tortillas here, just cheese curds! San Diego also brings Chorizo Fundido - an epic, spicy waterfront treat. How does one liven up a cheesy Au Gratin? Well, when on the Alabama shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Katie adds gorgeous local shrimp! Florida doubles down with Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese, while Arizona serves up seriously stuffed mushrooms! But Katie find one of the most creative uses of this versatile ingredient in Hawaii, Goat Cheese Truffles!

Thursday
May 23
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Recipes

Katie Lee is hitting the beaches for tried-and-true family dishes. From mahi-mahi tacos and huevos rancheros in Mexico to a Cuban-influenced ice cream shop in Miami with friend Amanda Freitag and a classic Caribbean chicken dish in St. Barts, Katie learns the origins of some delicious dishes as well as the heart and soul behind them.

Thursday
May 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Unexpected Hits

Katie Lee uncovers unique and diverse head turners in her travels, including a pernil spring roll in Puerto Rico, tempura grouper in Georgia's Golden Isles, Southern-style ribs in Mexico and shrimp ceviche made with beer in Miami.

Thursday
May 23
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 1

Every Day is Fry Day!

Join Katie Lee on her mission to find the best golden-fried goodness the beach has to offer! First up, South Carolina for local fish, shrimp and crab cakes that are battered and crisped for the perfect Fried Seafood Platter. Next, Katie finds a twist on a Southern staple with Chicken Fried Wagyu in Alabama. Katie carves her way through a Chicken Chimichanga in Arizona. In Hawaii, Katie mans the wok to create an amazing whole fried fish. In Florida, Katie finds a heavenly A Frita de Desavuna- a fried egg and deepfried avocado, open-faced sandwich. Katie can't leave the Sunshine State without dessert and that means fried Cheesecake!

Thursday
May 23
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

The Gulf Coast of Mississippi

Katie Lee is on a mission to find the best beach food along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The Biloxi Bay Bridge connects historic beach town Biloxi to Ocean Springs, an artistic community that's becoming a hot spot for eclectic, diverse restaurants, and Katie finds that there's great food waiting to be discovered from one end of the bridge to the other. She starts with seafood gumbo made with crab straight out of the local waters, fishes for one of her meals, and samples some soul food that's not your typical beach cuisine. Down-home barbecue is a must-have for food lovers in the South, so Katie digs into the best ribs below the Mason-Dixon Line. Chicory coffee, homemade buttery biscuits and refreshing ice pops round out a perfect culinary tour of the Mississippi coast.

Thursday
Jun 6
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 2

The Pacific Coast Highway

Katie Lee is hitting California's famed Pacific Coast Highway to find delicious, international beach food in a beautiful coastal setting. In Monterey, she discovers rich Italian influences in cioppino with local Dungeness crab. Then she finds an almond croissant in Carmel that makes her think she's been transported to France. Mexican fare in California is always authentic and unbeatable, and Katie samples a perfect pork mole, smooth Mezcal and a Mexican specialty snack, grasshoppers! She can't leave wine country without pairing some vino with local seafood, and sweet treats like fudge and candy apples are always in order.

Thursday
Jun 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Tybee Island

Katie Lee heads to Tybee Island, Georgia, a barrier island just 18 miles southeast of culinary mecca Savannah. The small island is full of big flavors, and Katie starts her exploration with perfectly sweet local shrimp and a spicy blackened fish hoagie at a restaurant so beloved that the locals rallied to keep it open. She's introduced to "hog wings," a local version of hot wings that trade the chicken for pork, and she dives into the local specialty, oysters, that are so nice, she tries them twice -- roasted and baked with collards and bacon. Katie finishes off her visit with ice cream cookie sandwiches and deep-fried strawberries that represent what the South is all about.

Thursday
Jun 6
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 5

The South Carolina Coast

A number of quaint beach towns along the South Carolina coast are leading a revolution in Lowcountry cuisine, and Katie Lee finds the best beach bites in Sullivan's Island, Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach. She starts at a hot spot that's elevating the classic Lowcountry boil by turning it into chowder. She also discovers a restaurant that lures skeptics in with typical beach fare and flips the script with perfect Korean cuisine. A breakfast pit stop converts Katie into a devotee after she samples crab cakes eggs Benedict and banana bread French toast. And it's not a visit to the Lowcountry without fresh shrimp, fried chicken, a cocktail and some gelato!

Thursday
Jun 6
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Sweet Indulgences

Two of Katie Lee's favorite things are coming together, the beach and Sweets, and she is ready to share the best of the best! Decadent donuts in Arizona and Sticky Buns in South Carolina represent the best of pastries. California is representing with the Cococarma, a coconut, caramel, ice cream skillet cookie. Katie delivers the two hottest sweets in Hawaii with a classic Shave Ice on the North Shore of Oahu and a beachside Flourless Chocolate Cake in Maui. A decadent, rich cake with Maui Vanilla Creme Anglaise and Kona Espresso Ice Cream is definitely worth the trip for a Hawaiian-tinged, gooey dessert. In Florida, nachos get amped up and become Dessert Nachos.

Thursday
Jun 6
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

Catalina Island

An hour off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island may be small, but it offers a microcosm of classic California cuisine. Katie Lee lands on Catalina and heads to historic Mt. Ada for a juicy lamb burger with a view. Local vegetables rule in California, and when they're paired with wine, Katie discovers they're even better. California's Mexican influence is present in a plate of perfect nachos right on the water, and Katie tries the sweet flavor of Pacific spiny lobsters that differ from Maine lobsters in one major way -- no claws! Katie rounds out her visit with bacon muffins, chocolate turtles and Buffalo Milk, a cocktail only available on Catalina.

Thursday
Jun 6
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Stuffed

What's better than delicious beach food? Delicious food stuffed into more delicious food! Katie Lee shares the most stuffed, packed full, brimming to the rim dishes because the more, the merrier! In Florida, Katie finds amazing Empanadas and Brisket-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers. Next, Katie delights in some Southern cuisine with a Creole Stuffed Tater in Alabama and Southern Stuffed Salmon in Myrtle Beach. Katie features the ancient Hawaiian dish Lau Lau, pork and fish stuffed in to taro leaves. But the most stuffed of the stuffed? Arizona's very own 5-pound, 2-foot burrito!

Monday
Jun 24
7am | 6c

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