Ali Khan, author of the blog "Bang for Your Burger Buck," has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner! Join him on this sweet and savory ride in a new city every episode for some of the best deals on the best meals!
Season 5, Episode 4

Queen City Cravings

Ali Khan is out to find the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals in Charlotte, N.C. Good things take time, so Ali starts his day with the sweet and satisfying "slowberry" cobbler waffle. Then he slides over to a food truck that's serving up mouthwatering sliders that are too good to try only one. He finds an elegant snack in a decadent French Pot Du Creme, and cultures collide as Ali closes his day with ramen gumbo that's packed with a fusion of flavor.

Wednesday
Feb 3
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Savory San Antonio

Ali Khan is in San Antonio, Texas, looking for deals on breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts with a stack of what are quite possibly the world's best pancakes, piled high with delectable bananas Foster. Then he gets his deli fix with a meat-filled mega sandwich. After scoring a San Antonio two-fer -- a kolache filled with mouthwatering barbacoa -- Ali finishes strong with a smoky plate of barbecue baby back ribs.

Wednesday
Feb 10
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 6

Big D Delights

Ali Khan is tracking down the best deals in Dallas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He comes in hot with a sweet and savory Monte Cristo doughnut and then checks out the The Big D's BBQ scene for some succulent burnt ends with a slide of blue cheese slaw. Snack time gets dreamy with a slice of creamy Cloud Nine pie, and finally Ali is blown away by authentic, hand-pulled dan dan noodles.

Wednesday
Feb 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Eatin' OK in the OKC

Ali Khan is tracking down the best deals in Oklahoma City, Okla., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. Typically known for its rugged Western roots, OKC has a food scene that's surprisingly multi-cultural. Ali's day of deliciousness starts with tiramisu pancakes, and his international culinary journey continues with an authentic, crispy Cuban sandwich. He gets fancy as he snacks on three flavorful French macarons, and then he finishes strong with a hearty Korean beef bowl that's sure to get taste buds tingling.

Wednesday
Feb 10
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 8

Killer Eats in KC

Ali Khan is in Kansas City, Mo., looking for the best deals on breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He kicks things off with an innovative breakfast flatbread topped with gravy, scrambled eggs and cheddar. Then, he tries a spin on the classic Vietnamese banh mi sandwich that's full of juicy pork, and he snacks on the perfect kind of twister, the Donado -- a doughnut cone overflowing with soft serve ice cream. Ali polishes off a perfect day of eating with some meat-on-meat action in the form of a burger piled high with succulent KC burnt ends.

Wednesday
Feb 10
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Noshin' in Nawlins

Ali Khan is hitting the streets of New Orleans to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts strong at breakfast with a classic Crescent City dish with a twist, crawfish etouffee over grits. Then he changes it up with a juicy chicken doner kebab sandwich for lunch. Two flavors of gelato soothe Ali's sweet tooth, and he rounds out the day at a Nawlins staple for a rich and tender fried shrimp dinner.

Wednesday
Feb 17
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 10

Rockin' Deals in Memphis

Ali Khan is tracking down the best deals in Memphis for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He powers up for the day with a protein waffle loaded with house-smoked pork, sausage and caramelized onions. Then he heads over to a gourmet cafeteria for a turkey, chicken and duck sandwich and snacks on the trifecta of ooey-gooey butter cookies. Finally, Ali wraps up his food tour with a steal of a deal: a spicy and sweet coconut Panang curry that packs a powerful punch.

Wednesday
Feb 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Mealin' and Dealin' in Michigan

Ali Khan is hunting down the best deals in Ann Arbor, Mich., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He chows down in this happening college town, starting with a heaping helping of deep-fried French toast covered in berries and whipped cream. Then, Ali gets reeled in by a great deal on blackened mackerel with a Thai chili glaze at a super fresh seafood market. He gets his sweet snack fix thanks to a flaky Hungarian pastry with a sweet apple filling and ends his day with elevated Cuban street food and a piled high "loco" Frita burger.

Wednesday
Feb 17
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 12

Chowin' Down in Cleveland

Ali Khan is in Cleveland looking for irresistible breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals. He hits the ground hot with flapjacks topped with white chocolate mole with candied jalapenos. Next, he checks out a Cleveland institution for a plate of Polish comfort food -- meat-stuffed cabbage rolls. For a snack, Ali tackles a colossal hot fudge sundae cupcake, and he ends his day at a Little Italy hot spot for fresh cavatelli pasta with meatballs, just like Grandma used to make.

Wednesday
Feb 17
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Belly Full in Buffalo

Ali Khan is eating his way through the best meal deals in Buffalo, starting with griddle toast logs with cream cheese filling. For lunch, he takes down a trio of flavorful and innovative tacos, and then he tracks down the perfect midday pick-me-up made with decadent chocolate chip cookie dough. Finally, no trip to Buffalo is complete without a belly full of wings, and Ali gets a line on a spot that's serving up some of the locals' favorites.

Wednesday
Feb 24
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Minneapolis, MN

Ali Khan, author of the blog "Bang For Your Burger Buck," has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Minneapolis for breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner! Join him on this sweet and savory ride in his search for some of best deals on the best meals in Minneapolis!

Wednesday
Feb 24
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Austin

Ali Khan reveals the best meals that Austin has to offer in a sweet and savory stop that includes: migas tacos at a popular roadside stop, authentic Texas barbecue, a buttery journey in baking and a Bayou experience straight from MawMaw's recipe book, this sweet and savory stop in Austin reveals some of the best meals the city has to offer.

Wednesday
Feb 24
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 3

Boulder

Ali Khan hits the ground running in Boulder at a diner with pancakes so manly, only a chef who moonlights as a strong man could make them. Then he seeks out some of the most authentic Chinese noodles found on the West Coast and finishes his day at a Boulder staple with a soulfully-crafted shrimp po' boy, accompanied by one of the best views in the city.

Wednesday
Feb 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Chicago

Ali Khan's Windy City expectations are as high as Chicago's Willis Tower, so his breakfast is a tower of fried chicken, biscuits, egg and bacon. For lunch, Ali dives into the city's unofficial sandwich, the Italian beef. He scores a killer chocolate almond croissant at a bakery with a child baker protege and brings down the house with a unique mac and cheese with a gourmet twist.

Wednesday
Mar 3
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Miami

Ali Khan travels to Miami and breaks his fast with a classic Cuban staple: empanadas. He then samples some fruits of the sea, with right-off-the-boat mahi mahi sandwiches and a fisherman's stew. He closes out the day with a Latin-Middle-Eastern-American fusion bowl that could only come from Miami.

Wednesday
Mar 3
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Albuquerque

While Albuquerque is known for hatch green chile and New Mex cuisine, Ali Khan discovers a lot more behind the hype. He goes sweet on a vegan waffle that delivers like a decadent dessert, then makes tracks for one of the best green chile cheeseburgers in town. His afternoon gets a sugar and spice kick with a designer donut, and he brings it home with a New Mexican staple, carne adovada.

Wednesday
Mar 3
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 7

Charleston

Ali heads south to Charleston and starts the day off right with creamy grits topped with all the morning classics. Then a crab cake sandwich that's the talk of the town, followed by seafood-stuffed hushpuppies and finally letting loose with a Carolina pulled pork dinner.

Wednesday
Mar 3
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

C-Ville Eats

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Charlottesville, Va. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! College town food has never tasted so good as Ali starts with a breakfast bagel chock full of deli meat. Then he goes for broke with a sundae for lunch, a Barbecue sundae! He gets his midday kicks with spicy Korean wings and then splurges on dinner with a surprising meal of chicken fried awesomeness! C-ville's diverse and flavorful food scene gets an A plus from Professor Khan.

Sunday
Mar 7
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 2

Appetite for Annapolis

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Annapolis, Md. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! He happily lands on his feet with "Cat Head" biscuits and gravy, followed by Southern chicken and dumplings. After a tasty Aussie treat, Ali caps off his day on the bay with the best crab cake of his life! Annapolis is full of culinary surprises.

Sunday
Mar 7
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Philly Food Fight

Ali Khan is hunting for the best deals in Philadelphia for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Philly is known for serving up food with an attitude, and Ali starts with a local favorite, a scrapple, egg and cheese dip sandwich. Then he hunts down a Philly original, roast pork with provolone and spinach, for lunch. He satisfies his snack attack with dumplings filled with cheese steak, apple pie and cheesecake and, for dinner, grabs a unique twist on ramen at a happening joint in Fishtown.

Sunday
Mar 7
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 2

A Buzz in Brooklyn

Ali Khan is in Brooklyn to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack! It may be a haven for hipsters and the well-heeled, but New York's biggest borough still has authentic neighborhood diners, like the one where Ali kicks things off with chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes. After that, it doesn't get any more Brooklyn than a fried eggplant parm sandwich, or any sweeter than a slice of chocolatey s'mores pie. Finally, Ali ends his day with a taste of the next big thing -- Filipino chicken adobo.

Sunday
Mar 7
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Filling Up in Florida

Ali Khan is scouring St. Petersburg, Fla., for the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts the day strong with a Chopped champion's hearty French crepe with an American twist and then keeps things rolling at a Brooklyn-style deli serving a mouthwatering braised pork sandwich. A berry-licious white chocolate cheesecake satisfies Ali's sweet tooth before he brings it on home with a rich and creamy duck confit quesadilla.

Sunday
Mar 7
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 3

Sweet Deals Down South

Ali Khan has only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Savannah, Ga., for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack! He starts his day with a classic Southern haystack piled high with cheesy grits, hash browns and salsa. Lunch gets explosive at Betty Bombers with the juicy and spicy Fire in the Hole burger. At snack time, Ali smoothes things over with a scrumptiously sweet red velvet whoopie pie, and he dives in for a taste of the sea with a low country boil that might be one of his best dinner deals yet.

Sunday
Mar 7
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Pit Stop

Pittsburgh has Ali Khan flipping over some cheesy pancakes, and battles a sub that might blow the classic Philly cheesesteak out of the water. He discovers the secrets to Pittsburgh's best pretzels and finishes the day at one of the city's hottest new spots, a taco joint growing crowds -- and tentacles!

Wednesday
Mar 10
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

Bayside Bites

In Baltimore, Ali Khan comes face-to-face with bacon-infused pancakes fit for "the king," then channels his inner Neanderthal for his first taste of Maryland pit beef. It's a fancy snack of Basque-style fried cheese balls before he slurps down on some out-of-this-world Korean-style street noodles.

Wednesday
Mar 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Fillin' up in the South

Ali Khan hits the ground running in Richmond, Va., at a bakery that puts a spicy twist on a traditional Southern biscuit. Then he heads to a diner for a curry-inspired, country omelet before brewing up a chocolate cake with coffee. But a visit to Richmond isn't complete without a soul food dinner of fried catfish.

Wednesday
Mar 10
9am | 8c

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Ali Khan

As the host of Cheap Eats, Ali is right at home taking audiences on a budget-friendly culinary tour of America, highlighting spots almost anyone can afford.