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
Sabin Lomac, lobster roll expert, has a mission, searching out the country’s most decadent and delicious eats by the seaside. Sabin heads to Mobile Bay and The Old 27 Grill in Fairhope, Alabama. The Holy Cow Burger with Au Poive sauce is a dish so creamy that it appears owner Billy Stitt has managed as he says, “to put the milk back in the cow.” But don’t leave before having Bill-E’s Chocolate Belly, a mixture of chocolate brownie and house-made smoked pork belly dripped in a brown sugar-bourbon glaze. Next, it’s off one of the only beachside restaurants in Key West, Florida. Salute on the Beach is the go to for an unreal Yellowtail Snapper Alfredo with fish caught 400 yards from the restaurant and a Key West original, Grouper Cakes. Next Sabin’s off to Del Mar State Beach, California and the Tackle Box for a west coast twist on Clam Chowder w/ Chicharones. The addition of puffed pork skin to chowder is nothing short of genius. But even more surprising is a Cali-Cheesesteak with a soubise and cheese sauce that has Sabin calling Philadelphia and asking what just happened? And finally in Wynewood, Florida, Sabin checks out Caja Caliente a Cuban oasis that serves up Vaca Frita Tacos and a Lechon Pulled Pork Sandwich that has been handed down for generations complete with a fried egg on top for an extra messy and decadent seaside experience.
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.
Lobster roll expert Sabin Lomac heads to Manchac, La., to try the Thin-Fried Catfish, Hush Puppies and Alligator Sliders that draw crowds from New Orleans to Baton Rouge at Middendorf's. Next, Sabin heads to Traverse City, Mich., where artisan sausage joint Wren the Butcher is serving up scratch-made Farmhouse Sausage that uses pickled veggies in a play on sausage and peppers. In his hometown of Scarborough, Maine, Sabin goes to the Garage BBQ where they're mashing up summer favorites into one perfect barbecue dish from their Pork Belly Lobster BLT to their famous BBQ Chicken smoked to perfection with a side of Lobster Frites. Finally, Sabin cools things down in Miami, Fla., at Lulu's Nitrogen Ice Cream where he indulges in Goat Cheese and Guava Ice Cream served in a warm made-to-order waffle cone and a Key Lime Pie Milkshake that tastes just like the real thing.
Sabin Lomac starts this trip in the historic Fishtown district of Leland, Mich., where he roughs it at the Cove with their summer-fresh Campfire Whitefish and perfect Michigan Cherry Pie that has a secret in ingredient. In Bluffton, S.C., Sabin heads to Bluffton BBQ -- a charming counter-serve spot cueing up slow-cooked, fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs and a juicy, perfectly smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich that steals more from Kansas City than South Carolina. In Ventura, Calif., Sabin heads to Beach House Tacos to check out their deep-fried Calamari Tacos and their summer staple Beach Corn. Finally, in Portland, Maine, Sabin hits up the quirky go-big-or-go-home spot Silly's where he has a go at the Greek Havoc -- a lamb and pork burger topped with a creamy dill and cucumber sauce that transports you to the Greek Islands -- before indulging in their seven-layer Maine Blueberry Cake.
Sabin Lomac heads to Calabash, N.C., to Waterfront Seafood Shack for a Calabash Stew with fresh seafood and a one-two punch of sausage and deep-fried corn. In Miami, Fla., Sabin finds a hidden gem at Moreno's Cuba in South Beach, famous for their traditional Lechon served with rice and beans and their nontraditional Ropa Vieja Empanada. In Grand Haven, Mich., Sabin sets his eyes on the Toasted Pickle -- a local and poppin' summertime joint -- with their classic, messy summertime sandwich called the Nashville Hottie and their slightly less-messy but equally fun Green Goddess Grilled Cheese with a light pesto sauce. Finally, back in Scarborough, Maine, Sabin relives his childhood at Salty Bay where he can once again get his hands on their famous Clam Cakes and Fish Bits that are a quintessential Maine combo.
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