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
Nov 11
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
Nov 18
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
Nov 18
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
Nov 18
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
Nov 18
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
Nov 25
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
Nov 25
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
Nov 25
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
Nov 25
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
Dec 2
8am | 7c
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
Dec 2
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Dec 2
9am | 8c
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
Dec 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Big Sky, Big Game, Big Flavor!

Ali Khan's expedition for the best deals in Bozeman, Mont., begins with farm-to-table fresh Benedict and summer sausage before hunting down a made-from-scratch elk burger. Then he discovers a celebrity-approved huckleberry bar. But his journey isn't complete until he sinks his teeth into a bison pepperoni pizza.

Wednesday
Dec 9
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 5

Mountain Feast

Ali Khan hits the Jackson Hole, Wyo., trail running for a delicious croque madame with mornay sauce in the morning and crosses the Snake River for a crunchy fried chicken banh mi sandwich. Then, he discovers a berry cheesecake doughnut before stirring up a hearty bowl of spicy pork rice.

Wednesday
Dec 9
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Crossroad Foodie

Ali Khan paves the way in Salt Lake City with a zesty pound cake-inspired French toast, then gets wasted on a burger topped with fried guacamole. A biker bar sends him to heaven with a Utah staple, fried Mormon funeral potatoes, and he ends his day with a smoky chicken club of perfection.

Wednesday
Dec 9
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 7

Great Lakes Craves

Ali Kahn digs into the best deals in Grand Rapids with a twilight French toast glistening with creamy anglaise sauce. For lunch, it's a Mexican fiesta with layers of juicy pork torta de jamon. He snacks on spicy Moroccan chicken wings and finishes the day right with a craveable double-patty blue cheese-stuffed burger.

Wednesday
Dec 9
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Cream of the Crop

Ali Khan starts his day in Louisville, Ky., by cutting into a towering stack of thick hot chocolate pancakes. Lunchtime in Louisville means a saucy Mata Hari hot brown. He snacks his way to apple brandied pie heaven and finishes strong with a glorious Southern fried chicken and sweet potato waffles.

Wednesday
Dec 16
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 10

All Aboard in Chat-town

Ali Khan is looking for the best deals in Chattanooga, starting with a glorious colossal cinnamon roll before he digs into an out-of-this-world sweet and sassy lamb burger for lunch. He snacks on an indulgent Tennessee whiskey pot de creme and then an Irish spin on tacos for dinner.

Wednesday
Dec 16
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Culinary Cornhuskers

Ali Khan starts his Omaha food adventure with breakfast from a fast made-from-scratch joint offering a crazy good egg boat with hash browns. For lunch, Ali tips his hat to an iconic Omaha lunch with a housemade Reuben. A butter brickle ice cream cone holds him over before his dinner of pork ragu meatballs.

Wednesday
Dec 16
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 12

Far from the Farm

Ali Khan starts his day in Des Moines the way Iowans do, with crisp and cheesy breakfast nachos. Then it's onto a roasted chicken lunch with comforting mashed potatoes and onion rings, before snacking on a truly divine Napoleon. For dinner, Ali has an unexpected and luxurious seafood stew.

Wednesday
Dec 16
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 23
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 3

Capital City Cuisine

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Washington DC for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts the day stacked with an ooey-gooey pastrami breakfast sandwich. Then he gets schooled in the ways of the Greek with a heaping helping of moussaka. A muffin uprising tides him over until he rolls up a spicy sushi burrito. DC delivers with a multicultural cuisine that's powerfully delicious.

Wednesday
Dec 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Old Town Grub

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Alexandria, Va. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in style with a guilt free southern fried chicken biscuit for breakfast. Then he goes way south of the border with a trio of flavor-forward and inventive tacos. At an art deco hot spot straight out of the 1930s, he finds a modern snack, deep fried deviled eggs. He finishes the day off with a rooftop garden-to-table, bacon gnocchi bolognese. Alexandria might have some history, but its food scene is straight up futuristic.

Wednesday
Dec 23
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 13

Homerun Barbecue

Ali Khan is in St. Louis looking for the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. First up to bat is a slider piled high with pulled pork and chorizo chili. For lunch under the arch, it's a jail cell pork belly BLT. Ali escapes for a delicious part brownie, part cookie treat, and ends the day with a pitmaster's grand slam: crunchy cranberry cayenne torched chicken.

Wednesday
Dec 23
9:30am | 8:30c

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About the Host

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.