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!

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Charleston

Ali heads south to discover the best food deals in Charleston, SC.
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.

Friday
Jan 6
2am | 1c
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.

Saturday
Feb 18
10pm | 9c
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 22
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 24
2am | 1c
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!

Friday
Apr 7
6:30pm | 5:30c
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!

Tuesday
Jun 27
12am | 11c
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.

Monday
Jul 3
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 31
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 7

Music City Munchies

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Nashville for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in Music City with a breakfast weenie smothered in a cheesy hash brown casserole, before devouring a delicious and award winning barbecue sandwich. Then he'll snack on a giant cinnamon roll as big as his head, before an encore of Nashville's famous super spicy hot chicken. This city may be a music mecca, but it's also a foodie's paradise.

Sunday
Sep 10
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 12

Chowdown in Portsmouth

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Portsmouth, N.H. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts his day by tackling a monster of a pancake. The he comes face to face with the massive "Stairway to Heaven" burger, topped with braised short rib. Next he hits the waterfront for a cup of classic New England chowder. He ends this food feast strong with some good old-fashioned fish tacos.

Wednesday
Oct 11
10:30pm | 9:30c
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
Oct 15
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 17
5pm | 4c
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.

Thursday
Mar 29
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

San Diego Surf 'n' Turf

Ali Khan is looking for the best deals in San Diego for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts off strong with Brazilian-style hash browns stuffed with eggs, cheese and garlic. Then he masks up like a Mexican wrestler for a discount on a loaded surf-and-turf Cali burrito. Later he gets the ride of his life and the sweetest doughnut ever -- the stuffed "Big Poppa." Finally, he hits the beach for a taste of Hawaii with some finger lickin' short ribs. With its diverse and delicious food scene, Ali gets a trip around the world right in sunny San Diego!

Wednesday
May 30
10pm | 9c
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.

Wednesday
May 30
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

San Diego Surf 'n' Turf

Ali Khan is looking for the best deals in San Diego for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. He starts off strong with Brazilian-style hash browns stuffed with eggs, cheese and garlic. Then he masks up like a Mexican wrestler for a discount on a loaded surf-and-turf Cali burrito. Later he gets the ride of his life and the sweetest doughnut ever -- the stuffed "Big Poppa." Finally, he hits the beach for a taste of Hawaii with some finger lickin' short ribs. With its diverse and delicious food scene, Ali gets a trip around the world right in sunny San Diego!

Thursday
May 31
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
May 31
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
May 31
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
May 31
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Full Throttle Yum

Ali Khan is off to the races in Indianapolis with a decadent sourdough sugar pearl waffle breakfast, then gets his authentic deli lunch on with a house-cured sausage sandwich that's to die for. A vegan key-lime cheesecake has his name all over it for a snack, and he ends his day with one of the best breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches in town.

Thursday
May 31
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 6

Greenville Goodness

Ali Khan has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Greenville, S.C., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town boasts a quaint Main Street, hundreds of restaurants and a killer food scene. Ali starts his day off in true Southern fashion with a buttery "cathead" biscuit and country-fried pork, and then he makes his mark while getting his burger on ... au poivre-style! After he gets his chocolate fix with a light, creamy chocolate mousse, Ali wraps up his day with fresh, fusion tacos filled with a decadent duck mole and Bangkok shrimp.

Thursday
May 31
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Hungry in New Haven

Ali Khan is looking for the best deals in New Haven, Conn., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! He starts his day with a creative culinary feast of French toast stuffed with creamy custard made with a 100-year-old recipe, and then he's off to the landmark birthplace of the hamburger for a truly old-school burger. After a sugar rush from winners of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, Ali settles in for a taste of the Old World with New Haven-style pizza, locally known as "apizza."

Wednesday
Jun 6
10pm | 9c
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
Jun 6
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Hungry in New Haven

Ali Khan is looking for the best deals in New Haven, Conn., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! He starts his day with a creative culinary feast of French toast stuffed with creamy custard made with a 100-year-old recipe, and then he's off to the landmark birthplace of the hamburger for a truly old-school burger. After a sugar rush from winners of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, Ali settles in for a taste of the Old World with New Haven-style pizza, locally known as "apizza."

Thursday
Jun 7
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
Jun 7
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
Jun 7
10am | 9c

More Than You Bargained For

Location Guide

Don't worry about spending money on gas to get to all these spots because you won't need much cash when you arrive.
Good-Deal Dining

Ali's 5 Favorite Cheap Burgers

Most of Ali's free time is spent uncovering the best burgers for your hard-earned buck.
Which Burgers Stack Up?

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.