Chuck's Favorite Eats: Catalina Island
Find out where to eat on Crescent Avenue on Catalina Island, off the Southern Californian coast.
Catalina Island's Crescent Avenue
Catalina Island is a unique place, with species of plants and animals that are found nowhere else on Earth. You can find them, however, on diners' plates all along Crescent Avenue, a hot spot for cruise ship tourists and foodies alike.
Shoreline at Avalon
Avalon is the only city on Catalina Island, and it is primarily a resort community and tourist town. With a stunning shoreline and pretty pastel-colored buildings, it's easy to see why visitors flock here.
Lloyd's of Avalon
It's dessert first as Chuck makes his first stop on Crescent Avenue. Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionery is famous for caramel apples, and Taylor Wilson shows Chuck how to make the iconic creation replete with all the trimmings.
Taylor stirs the caramel to get it to just the right consistency for apple dipping.
The Art of the Dip
Chuck eagerly watches Taylor as she demonstrates her classic caramel-dipping technique.
How Ya Like Them Apples?
Drizzled with thick layers of caramel, as well as dark, milk and white chocolates, and sprinkled with nuts and pretzels, the candied apples at Lloyds aren't for the faint of heart.
Chuck's next stop is Steve's Steakhouse, where Chef Frank Blair prepares one of his seafood specialties.
Dinner Is Served
Chef Blair proudly presents his finished dish of stuffed Channel Island swordfish and creamy garlic mashed potatoes.
At Cafe Metropole, owner Pam Albers seeks to provide flavors from around the world and a healthy alternative to typical greasy tourist fare.
Point to Pam
Chuck and Pam get close after foraging for wild fennel to incorporate into her coleslaw and deconstructed elote salads.
After getting in touch with his healthy side, Chuck can't resist a visit to Avalon Seafood for something a little more, well, fried.
The Big, Bad Bass
Miguel Tejeda and Chuck prepare a freshly caught sea bass for the fryer.
Forget the turf, it's all about the surf on Catalina Island, and the fried sea bass at Avalon seafood is totally rad.
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