FOOD BLOGGER ALI KHAN CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR THE BIGGEST BANG FOR HIS BUCK ON THE RETURN OF "CHEAP EATS"
Season Premieres Wednesday, July 12 at 10pm ET/7pm PT
NEW YORK - June 28, 2017 - On Wednesday, July 12th at 10pm ET/7pm PT food blogger Ali Khan continues his pursuit across the country for the best deals on the best meals on Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats. With 12 hours in each city and only $35 to spare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack, will Ali be able to find the spots where he can get the biggest bang for his buck? As Ali seeks out great taste for a good price on this budget-conscious culinary journey, he meets the local chefs at each eatery to learn how they create the most flavorful and affordable fare to prove that delicious dishes do not have to break the bank.
Fans can visit CookingChannelTV.com/CheapEats to find a list of top meals across the country for under $10, and can tell us about their favorite deals on delicious mealsusing #CheapEats.
As the son of South Asian immigrants, Ali Khan learned to embrace exotic cuisine at a young age. It was inevitable that his passion for food shaped his professional career, and led him to become BlackBook Magazine's Senior Editor of Los Angeles Dining and Nightlife Guide at age 26. In addition, Ali dedicated his writing skills to several popular lifestyle websites, including Urban Daddy, LA TACO, and was a regular contributor to You Gotta Eat This. In 2015, Ali launched the successful blog series Bang For Your Burger Buck. His passion for all things epicurean combined with his B.A. in Theater Studies from University of Southern California led him to Food Network, where he has appeared as a judge on Chopped and Chopped Junior. When Ali is not traveling the country to discover Cheap Eats, he resides with his wife and son in Austin, Texas.
Premiering Wednesday, July 12th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Appetite for Annapolis" - SEASON PREMIERE
Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Annapolis, Maryland 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!
Premiering Wednesday, July 19th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "C-Ville Eats"
Ali Khan is in Charlottesville, Virginia searching the college town for the best Cheap Eats. He starts with a breakfast bagel chock full of deli meat. Then he goes for broke with a Barbecue sundae for lunch! 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.
Premiering Wednesday, July 26th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Capital City Cuisine"
Ali Khan starts the day stacked with an ooey-gooey pastrami breakfast sandwich in Washington, D.C. 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. D.C. delivers with a multicultural cuisine that's powerfully delicious.
Premiering Wednesday, August 2nd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Chowin' Down in Portland"
The streets of Portland, Oregon are lined with cheap craft cuisine at its finest. Ali Khan starts off his day with a tower of waffley goodness, and wiggles his way through 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.
Premiering Wednesday, August 9th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Old Town Grub"
Ali Khan kicks things off in Alexandria, Virginia with a guilt-free southern fried chicken biscuit for breakfast, then 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.
Premiering Wednesday, August 16th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Stuffed in Spokane"
Ali Khan breaks his fast in Spokane, Washington 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.
Premiering Wednesday, August 23rd at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Music City Munchies"
Nashville, Tennessee might be a music mecca, but it is also a foodie's paradise. Ali Khan starts the day with a breakfast weenie smothered in a cheesy hash brown casserole, before devouring a delicious award-winning barbeque sandwich. Then he snacks on a giant cinnamon roll as big as his head, before an encore of Nashville famous super spicy hot chicken.
Premiering Wednesday, August 30th at 10pmET/7pmPT - "Flavors of Cincinnati"
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Ali Khan hits the ground running with a fancy French puff pastry and goetta breakfast, before digging into a 5-way with Cincinnati-style chili. Then the 'Nati hits Ali's sweet spot with a slice of lemon ricotta cake, before he ends his day devouring decadent whiskey barbeque bacon burger.
Plus, many more Cheap Eats episodes this fall.
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