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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.