28 October 2016

Season Premieres Thursday, December 1st at 10pm ET/7pm PT
NEW YORK - October 27, 2016 -With only 12 hours and $35 in his pocket, food blogger Ali Khan continues his search for the best Cheap Eats for breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner in cities across the county. While on the quest to find the best deals for the best meals, Ali discovers the most unique eateries serving up delicious dishes, and learns the recipe for tasty, affordable fare from the talented local chefs. Come along and join this budget-conscious culinary tour beginning on Thursday, December 1st at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Cooking Channel.
 
"Viewers were hungry for more destinations with great food at a great price, and as a full-blown food enthusiast Ali Khan delivers high-quality, fantastic finds to satisfy their cravings on the new season," said Didi O'Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network & Cooking Channel.
 
In each of the 13 half-hour long episodes, Ali starts the day with shallow pockets, but leaves satisfied with a very full stomach. Even on a tight budget, it is still possible to eat well, but before digging in, he gets a lesson on how to prepare these mouthwatering plates directly from the chefs who created them. From big breakfasts of Jalapeño Queso Fresco Biscuits with Cilantro Crème in Richmond, Virginia, to lip-smacking lunches of piled high elk burgers in Bozeman, Montana, to spicy dinners of Korean street noodles in Baltimore, Maryland, Ali chows down on some of the most flavorful fare and local delicacies.
 
Over the course of the season, Ali follows his appetite to Salt Lake City, Utah for a smoky chicken club, to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a crunchy fried chicken bahn mi sandwich, and to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a melt-in-your- mouth pepperoni, mozzarella pretzel. He also seeks out some of the best offerings in Chattanooga and Louisville in Kentucky, Des Moines, Iowa, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Indianapolis, Indiana, Omaha, Nebraska and St. Louis, Missouri. In every location, Ali is up for the challenge to find the best Cheap Eats.
 
For more Cheap Eats across the country fans can visit CookingChannelTV.com/CheapEats for the best places to eat, as well as Ali's tips for what to look for in a quality cheap eat. Join the conversation using #CheapEats.-With only 12 hours and $35 in his pocket, food blogger Ali Khan continues his search for the best Cheap Eats for breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner in cities across the county.
 
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 on Grill It with Bobby Flay, Best Thing I Ever Made, and Chopped Junior. When Ali is not traveling the country to discover Cheap Eats, he resides with his wife and son in Austin, Texas.
 
Cheap Eats is produced by Sirens Media, A Leftfield Entertainment Company. 
 
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