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 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 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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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