Lobster roll entrepreneur and lover of all things summer, Sabin Lomac travels the coasts, waterways and lakes of the USA searching for the legendary local dishes, seasonal standouts and classic comfort foods that enthusiastic customers wait all year to dig into. From fresh seafood and flame-grilled burgers to slow-and-low BBQ and double-dipped desserts, these mouthwatering snacks showcase vacation eating at its finest.
Host Sabin Lomac, a native of Maine and a lobster roll expert, is in search of the country's most decadent and delicious eats by the seaside. He heads to a bar on Long Island, NY where drinks are served beachside. As boats pull right up to the bar, he digs in to a crab cake- bacon grilled cheese sandwich, filled with ooey-gooey yumminess! Then it's off to Seaside Heights, N.J, where the talk of the town is a barbecued pulled pork sandwich called 'The Fat Dom." In Milwaukee, Sabin visits a staple of Lake Michigan summer for there famous Quad burger with four patties and locally sourced cheese, served with cheese curds and custard for a true "dairy state" experience. Sabin Lomac is in lobster heaven in Rockport Mass. at a seaside shack that has been open since 1918, for a lobster roll and seafood as fresh as you can get.
Sabin lands at Lulu’s, a high-class dive run by Jimmy Buffet’s sister, Lucy. There, he gets a taste of their Fried Green Tomato Pimento Cheese Burger that melts in your mouth, and a signature southern staple – gumbo. Next, Sabin heads straight for Lucy Bell’s on South Carolina’s Dafuskie Island, famous for a decadent deviled blue crab and a show-stopping southern fried chicken. Next Sabin heads west to Barrio Dogg, a hotdog stand that brings the heat to San Diego, famous for its Chili Con Carne Dog that packs a three-meat punch, and for its five alarm Bombero Dog topped with seven salsas, each one hotter than the next. He saves the most bananas place for last - Sugar and Spice on Balboa Island, California, serving sweet and decadent frozen bananas. After enjoying the original dipped in chocolate and rainbow sprinkles and the famous PB&J frozen banana
Lobster roll expert Sabin Lomac is searching for delicious seaside fare from all over the country. At the Old 27 Grill in Fairhope, Ala., he goes all in for the Holy Cow Burger with creamy au poivre sauce, and he can't leave without trying Bill-E's Chocolate Belly, a mix of chocolate brownie and smoked pork belly with a brown sugar-bourbon glaze. In Key West, he finds Salute on the Beach, a beachfront restaurant serving fresh-daily Yellowtail Snapper Alfredo and a light grouper cake with a few surprises. Then at California's Del Mar State Beach, he tries a West Coast twist on clam chowder with crunchy chicharones at Tackle Box. Finally, in Wynwood, Fla., Sabin checks out Caja Caliente, a Cuban oasis serving Vaca Frita Tacos and a Lechon Pulled Pork Sandwich with a fried egg on top.
Lobster roll expert Sabin Lomac starts his hunt for delicious eats by the seaside in Traverse City, Mich., where Sparks BBQ is famous for a "sundae" with pulled pork as the ice cream, coleslaw as the topping and beef jerky as the cherry on top. Then Sabin heads to Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks in Hilton Head Island, S.C., for an Oyster Po' Boy made with oysters harvested 200 yards from the scenic back deck. In New Orleans, he stops at Elizabeth's Restaurant for the French Toast Burrito with Praline Bacon and the Soft Shell Crab and Eggs with cheese grits. Finally, Sabin returns to his home state of Maine for a stop at The Shack in Old Orchard Beach, where the Crispy Lobster Roll with Brown Butter Hollandaise impresses even a lobster purist like Sabin, and the whopping two-foot-long Down-Easter Lobster Roll keeps the crowds clamoring for more.