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Johnnie’s Beef ~ Chicago

Midwest
November 1, 2019

Johnnie’s Beef ~ Chicago

Midwest
November 1, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Johnnie’s Beef 7500 W. North Ave Chicago Il 60707 the eats: Italian Beef sandwich ordered “wet and hot” the bucks: $5.32 the full nelson: a local’s favorite for Chicago’s most revered sandwich
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Tsubaki Szechuan ~ Oklahoma City

Midwest
January 18, 2019

Tsubaki Szechuan ~ Oklahoma City

Midwest
January 18, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Tsubaki Szechuan 1117 NW 25th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73106 the eats: Xiao Long Bao(soup dumplings), fried beef with cumin, pork wonton in chili oil  the bucks: $8.95, $13.95, $5.95 respectively the full nelson: dumplings as good as I’ve had in NYC, San Francisco or LA Growing up in the Midwest and being a 1st generation Bengali American, I know that even the “fly over states” have more diversity than what some might give them credit for. ...
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Cheap Eats Oklahoma City

Midwest
November 9, 2018

Cheap Eats Oklahoma City

Midwest
November 9, 2018
When I look at the line up for Cheap Eats Oklahoma City, larger cities with big food reputations like Chicago come to mind. With a population of just over 600k, you might not expect to find legit macarons in OKC, but low and behold, OKC has LEGIT Macarons. And I wish we had a deli as good as Scottie’s down here in Austin. Well, you know what happens now. I’m gonna stop beating around the bush take you back for ...
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Cheap Eats Cleveland

Midwest
October 31, 2018

Cheap Eats Cleveland

Midwest
October 31, 2018
Once upon a time Cheap Eats went to the Land. Cheap Eats Cleveland was a matter of time really. The idea to do an episode here had been floated around during Season 1. And before that, Cleveland has been on my food radar since 2012. I’m sure more than a few of you out there may not know that before Cheap Eats, I worked in Food Television on the production side. My good pal Jeff Mauro, whom I teamed up ...
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Slyman’s Corned Beef ~ Cleveland

Midwest
October 24, 2018

Slyman’s Corned Beef ~ Cleveland

Midwest
October 24, 2018
The Vitals: the spot: Slyman’s Restaurant 3106 St. Clair ave Cleveland OH 44114 the eats: Corned Beef Sandwich the bucks: $15 the full nelson: As big as it looks. As delicious as it looks. A Corned Beef legend. Lebron James. President George W. Bush. Ali Khan. What do all three of us have in common? We all came to The Temple of  Corned Beef in Cleveland: Slyman’s restaurant. Slyman’s restaurant is that kind of place: special, genuine and 100% blue collar. ...
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Cheap Eats Kansas City

Midwest
October 1, 2018

Cheap Eats Kansas City

Midwest
October 1, 2018
Being a native of St. Louis, it seems mind boggling that Cheap Eats Kansas City would be my first visit to KC . . . but that’s just the cards I was dealt. Beyond the venerable barbecue scene, Kanas City has some tasty diversity and some up and coming neighborhoods daring to do new things; like serving pizza for breakfast! Hungry yet? You will be so let’s take one more big bite out of Cheap Eats Kansas City!
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Cheap Eats Ann Arbor

Midwest
August 27, 2018

Cheap Eats Ann Arbor

Midwest
August 27, 2018
Michigan is fast becoming a fav state to visit and Cheap Eats Ann Arbor may have been the icing on the cupcake. After getting wowed back in 2016 when Cheap Eats visited Grand Rapids and then experiencing the revitalization of Motor City a year later when Cheap Eats visited Detroit, I have been riding high on a wave of solid Michigan eats for a couple years now. Enter Cheap Eats Ann Arbor, Michigan’s answer to college town eats and let ...
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Milwaukee in requiem

Midwest
September 26, 2017

Milwaukee in requiem

Midwest
September 26, 2017
Oh Milwaukee, you easy going blue collar Midwestern city you. Visiting a town like this makes me feel proud to have been reared in the Midwest. For all my adventuring on the left coast, I smile bright when I get to sing the praises of a Midwest city that could make a well heeled San Franciscan a little envious, at least on the food front. But the Bay Area is all about being pricey these days and you and me ...
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Detroit in Requiem

Midwest
September 18, 2017

Detroit in Requiem

Midwest
September 18, 2017
Motor City. Motown. You’re gonna find 8 mile here plus a few more miles. Detroit can and should conjure up some strong images, dare I say preconceived notions. Well, all I can tell you is what I saw and what I ate: a diverse American metropolis that loves their food, thereby supporting the communities behind it. There I go again, getting kinda PBS on y’all when I could just say that you could eat a week’s worth of shawarma and ...
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Cincinnati in Requiem

Midwest
September 4, 2017

Cincinnati in Requiem

Midwest
September 4, 2017
Yup. Cheap Eats went to the ‘Nati. And thanks to my Midwest rearin’, the town almost felt like home, or like a family member you see every summer, a cousin if you will. Just swap out the toasted raviolis for chili on spaghetti noodles, the Cardinals for the Reds and Cincinnati was like my hometown from an alternate universe. But even in an alternate universe, the same Cheap Eats rules apply: $35 to eat the town UP. And that we ...
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