Surf It Up Special

Get ready for a day at the beach with Andrew as he visits South Beach and Miami Beach, Florida. Check behind-the-scenes photos of the beautiful beaches of southern Florida.

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Andrew with hunters David Tyburski and Rick Stafford
Andrew with hunters David Tyburski and Rick Stafford

Andrew with hunters David Tyburski and Rick Stafford

Andrew with hunters David Tyburski and Rick Stafford, along with the armadillo they caught, in the backwoods of central Florida. 960 1280

  

A ladleful of catfish head soup

A ladleful of catfish head soup

A ladleful of catfish head soup at the home of David and Lydia Tyburski. 960 1280

  

Deep-fried soft-shell turtle

Deep-fried soft-shell turtle

Deep-fried soft-shell turtle. 960 1280

  

Andrew harvests swamp cabbage

Andrew harvests swamp cabbage

Andrew harvests swamp cabbage from a palmetto tree in central Florida with Seminole tribe member Lewis Gopher. 960 1280

  

Prepping the armadillo

Prepping the armadillo

The armadillo is prepped for cooking. 960 1280

  

Turtle meat cooked in the shell

Turtle meat cooked in the shell

Turtle meat cooked in the shell at a Seminole tribe member's home in central Florida. 960 1280

  

Andrew with Seminole tribe members

Andrew with Seminole tribe members

Andrew poses for a photo in the Chickee hut with Seminole tribe members at a traditional family meal in central Florida. 960 1280

  

Andrew squirrel hunting

Andrew squirrel hunting

Andrew squirrel hunting in the forests of central Florida. 960 1280

  

A nighttime alligator hunt

A nighttime alligator hunt

Heading out for a nighttime alligator hunt with Seminole American Indians in central Florida. 960 1280

  

Prepping the armadillo for baking

Prepping the armadillo for baking

Armadillo meat and vegetables prepped for baking in its own shell. 960 1280

  

An armadillo lunch

An armadillo lunch

Andrew has an armadillo lunch with hunters David Tyburski and Rick Stafford's family. 960 1280

  

The Ocklawaha River

The Ocklawaha River

Andrew pulls in a soft-shell turtle from the Ocklawaha River in central Florida. 960 1280

  

Making guava sofkee

Making guava sofkee

Guava is sliced to make guava sofkee at a Seminole tribe member's home in central Florida. 960 1280

  

Andrew with the armadillo

Andrew with the armadillo

Andrew with the armadillo caught in central Florida. 960 1280

  

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Andrew Zimmern in the Floriday Keys
Cooking Harvested Sea Cucumbers

Cooking Harvested Sea Cucumbers

Andrew Zimmern and Uncle Leo Lhu cook sea cucumbers harvested on Leo's property.
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Fresh Sea Cucumber

Fresh Sea Cucumber

Andrew samples fresh sea cucumber. 960 1280

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Dried Fish in Remoulade

Dried Fish in Remoulade

Cuban "chips and dip" -- tiny, dried fish dunked in a remoulade. 960 1280

  

A Successful Iguana Hunt

A Successful Iguana Hunt

Success! Andrew and 2 friendly neighborhood iguana hunters admire the spoils of their hunt. 960 1280

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Fresh Grilled Iguana

Fresh Grilled Iguana

Andrew and Key West local Henry Hidy and family enjoy the fresh grilled iguana. 960 1280

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Traditional Cuban Enchilado

Traditional Cuban Enchilado

Traditional Cuban enchilado de langosta y camarones is made with sautéed vegetables, beer-laced tomato sauce, fresh shrimp and lobster. 960 1280

  

Exclusive Rodriguez Cigars

Exclusive Rodriguez Cigars

Danny DiFabio, of the family behind Rodriguez Cigars, shows Andrew some of his exclusive collection of cigars. 960 1280

  

Andrew Visits Half Shell Raw Bar

Andrew Visits Half Shell Raw Bar

Andrew gets excited to visit a Key West icon -- Half Shell Raw Bar. 960 1280

  

Half Shell Raw Bar

Half Shell Raw Bar

Half Shell Raw Bar serves up a half-dozen Apalachicola gulf oysters, which are shucked while you wait. 960 1280

  

Prize-Winning Lionfish at Sharkey's Pub and Galley Restaurant

Prize-Winning Lionfish at Sharkey's Pub and Galley Restaurant

Andrew shows off 2 giant, prize-winning lionfish at Sharkey's Pub and Galley Restaurant. 960 1280

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Smoked Lionfish Buffet

Smoked Lionfish Buffet

A smoked lionfish buffet is laid out at Sharkey's Pub and Galley. 960 1280

  

Off-the-Grid in the Florida Keys

Off-the-Grid in the Florida Keys

Andrew goes off-the-grid in the backcountry of the Florida Keys. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern at the Nicaraguan restaurant Fritanga Montelimar in Miami

Andrew Zimmern at the Nicaraguan restaurant Fritanga Montelimar in Miami

Andrew Zimmern at the Nicaraguan restaurant Fritanga Montelimar, where he sampled vigoron (a boiled yucca, fried pork skin and cabbage), as well as nacatamales (corncakes) and lengua (beef tongue). 960 1280

  

Andrew with chef Michael Schwartz and chef de cuisine Bradley Herron preparing the catch of the day

Andrew with chef Michael Schwartz and chef de cuisine Bradley Herron preparing the catch of the day

Andrew with chef Michael Schwartz and chef de cuisine Bradley Herron preparing the catch of the day at Michael's Genuine restaurant in Miami. 960 1280

  

Andrew with a pufferfish off the coast of Marathon, FL

Andrew with a pufferfish off the coast of Marathon, FL

Andrew with a pufferfish off the coast of Marathon, FL. 960 1280

  

A close-up of a tasty dish of wreckfish at Michael's Genuine restaurant

A close-up of a tasty dish of wreckfish at Michael's Genuine restaurant

A close-up of a tasty dish of wreckfish at Michael's Genuine restaurant. 960 1280

  

The prepared pig for roasting in the La Caja China box in Miami

The prepared pig for roasting in the La Caja China box in Miami

The prepared pig for roasting in the La Caja China box, a metal-lined cooking box that's used in many Cuban communities. 960 1280

  

Andrew with chef Michelle Bernstein in Miami

Andrew with chef Michelle Bernstein in Miami

Andrew with chef Michelle Bernstein at the Cuban restaurant El Palacio de los Jugos in Miami. 960 1280

  

Fresh lobster caught off the coast of Marathon, Florida

Fresh lobster caught off the coast of Marathon, Florida

Fresh lobster caught off the coast of Marathon, FL. 960 1280

  

Andrew and the fishermen eat their freshly caught raw lobster

Andrew and the fishermen eat their freshly caught raw lobster

Andrew and the fishermen eat their freshly caught raw lobster off the coast of Marathon, FL. 960 1280

  

72-hour braised short rib at the Cobaya (underground dinner) at Azul restaurant in Miami

72-hour braised short rib at the Cobaya (underground dinner) at Azul restaurant in Miami

Picture of a 72-hour braised short rib at the Cobaya (underground dinner) at Azul restaurant in Miami. 960 1280

  

A plate of stone crab claws at the famous Joe's Stone Crab in Miami

A plate of stone crab claws at the famous Joe's Stone Crab in Miami

A plate of stone crab claws at the famous Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami Beach. 960 1280

  

Andrew with chef Michael Schwartz and chef de cuisine Bradley Herron with the catch of the day at Michael's Genuine restaurant in Miami

Andrew with chef Michael Schwartz and chef de cuisine Bradley Herron with the catch of the day at Michael's Genuine restaurant in Miami

Andrew with chef Michael Schwartz and chef de cuisine Bradley Herron with the catch of the day at Michael's Genuine restaurant in Miami. 960 1280

  

Plate of Braised local wreckfish in a Spanish stew with chorizo, octopus and shrimp

Plate of Braised local wreckfish in a Spanish stew with chorizo, octopus and shrimp

Braised local wreckfish in a Spanish stew with chorizo, octopus and shrimp caught off the coast of Florida, as well as saffron aioli and crostini. 960 1280

  

Andrew orders ice cream from the Aphrodisiac Ice Cream truck in Miami

Andrew orders ice cream from the Aphrodisiac Ice Cream truck in Miami

Andrew orders ice cream from the Aphrodisiac Ice Cream truck in Miami. 960 1280

  

Andrew eats at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami

Andrew eats at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami

Andrew eats at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami. 960 1280

  

Rice and beans at El Palacio de los Jugos in Miami

Rice and beans at El Palacio de los Jugos in Miami

Rice and beans at El Palacio de los Jugos in Miami. 960 1280

  

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