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.

Sunday
Jan 15
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jan 18
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
Jan 18
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
Jan 18
9am | 8c
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
Jan 18
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Chowin' Down in Portland

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Portland, Ore. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts off his day with a tower of waffley goodness. He then wiggles his way to a pristine salmon poke bowl. He rolls on to indulge in authentic Spanish churros and wraps it all up in richness with the freshest pasta carbonara. The streets of Portland are lined up with craft cuisine at its finest.

Sunday
Jan 22
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 6

Stuffed in Spokane

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Spokane, Wash. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali breaks his fast with a farm-to-food truck twist on the classic P.B.& J. Then he takes a walk on the wild side with a crazy hot dog from the secret menu. After refreshing his palate with the martini of milkshakes, he finishes his night off with sweet and savory pulled pork pizza unlike anything you've ever seen. Spokane's food scene is on point, taking Ali on a full-on culinary adventure of flavor.

Sunday
Jan 22
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Flavors of Cincinnati

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Cincinnati for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali hits the ground running with a fancy French puff pastry and goetta breakfast, before digging into Cincinnati style chili. Then the 'Nati hits his sweet spot with a slice of lemon ricotta cake. He ends his day devouring a decadent whiskey barbecue bacon burger.

Sunday
Jan 22
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 13

Eating Vermont

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Burlington, Vt. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off with a local favorite for breakfast, the unique bacon maple "wafflini." Then he hits up a legendary lunch counter that's been around since the 1940s, and steps in the ring with the "Macho Man," a sandwich that mashes together a Rueben and patty melt. Next he feeds his sweet tooth with a chocolate cream filled doughnut made from scratch. Finally, he lands in a historic dinner spot that serves up short rib poutine along with its panoramic views.

Sunday
Jan 22
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jan 25
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
Jan 25
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
Jan 25
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
Jan 25
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Jan 29
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jan 29
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Jan 29
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Jan 29
8:30am | 7:30c
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 1
8am | 7c
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
Feb 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Awesome in Asheville

Ali Khan is taking in the mountain views in Asheville, N.C., as he looks for the best local deals on breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts his day off big with a breakfast of fried chicken covered in sausage gravy, accompanied by Southern-sized sides. For lunch, he dives into the booming food truck scene and finds tasty Thai served up fresh on a homemade bao. After snacking on the best dessert in America -- a made-to-order maple bourbon doughnut -- Ali's day ends right with chopped Carolina pork doused in tangy, vinegar-based barbecue sauce.

Wednesday
Feb 1
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

Stuffed in Spokane

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Spokane, Wash. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali breaks his fast with a farm-to-food truck twist on the classic P.B.& J. Then he takes a walk on the wild side with a crazy hot dog from the secret menu. After refreshing his palate with the martini of milkshakes, he finishes his night off with sweet and savory pulled pork pizza unlike anything you've ever seen. Spokane's food scene is on point, taking Ali on a full-on culinary adventure of flavor.

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

Mo-Town, Mo-Food

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Detroit for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Motor city has Ali revving his engines and drooling over a plate of cheesy smothered breakfast potatoes, before he stumbles upon the best shawarma in town with fries on the inside. Then he steps on the gas and follows the sweet aroma to a bakery that's serving up a blueberry goat cheese basil mini pie. Finally, he ends his day with a fun and funky pizza pie topped with Coney dogs and mustard.

Sunday
Feb 5
7am | 6c
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
Feb 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Authentic in Athens

Ali Khan is in one of the coolest college towns in the country, Athens, Ga., to find the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals. For breakfast, he grabs sweet and sticky Georgia peach French toast. Then he rolls across town for a delicious bowl of authentic Mexican posole, and the hits keep coming with a scrumptious snack that's part doughnut and part biscuit. Ali wraps up the day with a visit to hometown band R.E.M's favorite fried chicken shack -- that's automatic for the people.

Sunday
Feb 5
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 10

Sin City Eats

Ali Khan is on the hunt for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals in Las Vegas that won't break the bank. In a place famous for all things sinful, it's no surprise that there's a delectable and wildly diverse food scene as well. Ali goes all in on a wickedly good day of eating in the desert, starting with an Elvis-inspired king of a breakfast -- banana French toast bread pudding. Then it's tacos to die for as he tracks down a legendary chef whipping up handcrafted al pastor tacos. At snack time, Ali finds himself in the hands of an artisanal pastry chef whose treats might be too beautiful to eat. Finally, he ends his day with some award-winning pizza slices that rock.

Sunday
Feb 5
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
Feb 8
8am | 7c

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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.