Series Premieres Wednesday, August 12th at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network
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NEW YORK - July 15, 2015 - Curtis Stone is going coast to coast to taste the best, classic surf-side fare in Beach Eats USA premiering Wednesday, August 12th at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Whether it is a buttery hogfish sandwich or a smoky, bacon-filled, grilled oyster dish, Curtis is going to eat, explore and share some of the best spots along the water to float your boat! Put on your sandals and sunscreen because these places don't require fork and knives - just an appetite for amazing eats along the water.
"Curtis is respected around the world for his incredible culinary talents," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Food Network. "His sense of adventure, humor and charm make him the perfect guide to explore beachside favorites on all our coasts."
Over the six episode series Curtis tests his adventurous side including zip-lining, paddle boarding and helicopter riding his way to discover tasty spots serving up delicious bites on some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. In Malibu, Curtis tastes paella cooked right on the sand giving a new meaning to surf-n-turf, while in Key West, Curtis enjoys melt-in-your-mouth chicken tacos on an oceanside boardwalk. On Hilton Head Island, Curtis finds incredible crispy fried green tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese in the ultimate dockside dining experience, and on the gulf shores of Alabama, he dives into a crab and bacon combo like you've never seen before.
Curtis Stone is an internationally-known chef, TV host, entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and Chef-Owner of Maude in Beverly Hills. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Curtis first found his passion for food while watching his grandmother make her legendary fudge. After finishing culinary school, he headed to London, where he honed his skills under legendary three-star Michelin genius, Marco Pierre White. In a short number of years, he quickly rose through the ranks to become Head Chef at Marco's highly revered restaurant, Quo Vadis. While living in London, Curtis appeared in several U.K. cooking shows before catching the eye of television producers in Australia and the U.S. Curtis opened his first solo restaurant Maude in 2014, which continues to receive rave reviews from respected outlets, such as Time, Travel +Leisure, Eater LA , LA Magazine, Angeleno and more. Curtis also released his latest cookbook "Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat" this past March.
Visit FoodNetwork.com/BeachEatsUSA to go behind-the-scenes with Curtis and find photos of all his spectacular seaside meals, and of course, bookmark the beachy locations where they can be found. Join in on the beach banter at #BeachEatsUSA.
Beach Eats USA is produced by Karga Seven Pictures, Inc.