Join Katie Lee on her mission to find the best golden-fried goodness the beach has to offer! First up, South Carolina for local fish, shrimp and crab cakes that are battered and crisped for the perfect Fried Seafood Platter. Next, Katie finds a twist on a Southern staple with Chicken Fried Wagyu in Alabama. Katie carves her way through a Chicken Chimichanga in Arizona. In Hawaii, Katie mans the wok to create an amazing whole fried fish. In Florida, Katie finds a heavenly A Frita de Desavuna- a fried egg and deepfried avocado, open-faced sandwich. Katie can't leave the Sunshine State without dessert and that means fried Cheesecake!
Nothing goes better with beachin' than a little grillin' and que'in'!The dishes are diverse but they all boast that amazing flavor and char that fire brings to the table. In Arizona, Katie Lee joins a local chef to grill up a striper. In Florida, Katie finds Grilled Mango Jerk Chicken. Then she heads to San Diego for the best Grilled Fish Tacos. On the 'Que'd end, Katie goes to Charleston for Burnt Ends before heading down to Alabama for the Nasty G pork and chicken sandwich. Finally, Katie's quest for the best takes her to Maui for Kalua Pork, Hawaiian barbeque cooked low and slow in an imu, a traditional underground oven!
Katie Lee's ready to crank it up a notch and that means it's time to bring the heat! Katie scours the beach searching for the spiciest dishes and isn't disappointed in San Diego where her heat index is tested after trying thirty-seven different levels of hot wings and a Spicy Grilled Rib Eye. Next, Katie has Chef Kardea Brown take her to a Cajun hot spot in Charleston to learn about the Gullah-inspired blackened trout called The Islander. Katie digs into a staple of Hawaii, the Spicy Poke Bowl. In Gulf Shores, Ala. Katie quenches her thirst with a Loaded Bloody Mary. And what's breakfast without a kick to it? In Arizona, Katie savors a bit of the Southwest with Sweet Daddy Hotcakes. Because there's nothing hotter than a spicy beach bite!
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.