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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!
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.
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.
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.