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 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.

Tuesday
Aug 7
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 8
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 9

Birmingham Magic

Ali Khan has 12 hours and 35 bucks to find the best deals in Birmingham, Ala., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. For breakfast, he starts the day with hash brown baskets stuffed with Andouille sausage and eggs. Then he gets his home cookin' fix with bacon-wrapped meatloaf made with a lot of love. After snacking on a red velvet cheesecake brownie, Ali melts away with "Ragin' Cajun" blackened chicken with habanero Jack cheese. There's no doubt that Alabama's largest city is filled with diverse, award-winning eats, all served up with Southern hospitality and charm.

Wednesday
Aug 8
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 9
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 9

Birmingham Magic

Ali Khan has 12 hours and 35 bucks to find the best deals in Birmingham, Ala., for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. For breakfast, he starts the day with hash brown baskets stuffed with Andouille sausage and eggs. Then he gets his home cookin' fix with bacon-wrapped meatloaf made with a lot of love. After snacking on a red velvet cheesecake brownie, Ali melts away with "Ragin' Cajun" blackened chicken with habanero Jack cheese. There's no doubt that Alabama's largest city is filled with diverse, award-winning eats, all served up with Southern hospitality and charm.

Thursday
Aug 9
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Brew Town? Food Town

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Milwaukee for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali dives into a plate of decadent lemon cheesecake French toast, before finding a hip chef driven falafel house where everything is made from scratch daily. Then he gets his Wisconsin on with a tribute to the state fair, deep fried Oreos. He then gets the true "

Tuesday
Aug 14
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 11

Providence Eats

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Providence for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali dives right into a delectable Portuguese sweet bread French toast. He then sinks his teeth into a classic meatball sub from a landmark Providence sandwich shop. Then he gets his seafood on with a Quahog clam and chorizo "

Tuesday
Aug 14
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 14
7pm | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 14
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 15
10pm | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 15
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 16
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
Aug 16
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.

Wednesday
Aug 22
3pm | 2c
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
Aug 22
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Aug 22
4pm | 3c
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
Aug 22
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Aug 22
5pm | 4c
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
Aug 22
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Aug 22
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
Aug 22
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 23
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
Aug 23
2:30am | 1:30c
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
Aug 29
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 29
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Aug 29
4pm | 3c

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.