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Grace Meat + Three ~ St. Louis MO.

Midwest
August 24, 2021

Grace Meat + Three ~ St. Louis MO.

Midwest
August 24, 2021
Food Network + Cooking Channel host is in St. Louis MO, his hometown, checking out Grace Meat + Three, a Soul Food restaurant serving up deep fried Southern Comfort in a hip funky setting.
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Imo’s Pizza ~ St. Louis MO

Midwest
August 8, 2021

Imo’s Pizza ~ St. Louis MO

Midwest
August 8, 2021
Food Network + Cooking Channel's Ali Khan takes on St. Louis style pizza at Imo's, a celebrated local chain. Nostalgia runs deep but does the pizza hold up?
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Anthonino’s Taverna ~ St. Louis MO

Midwest
August 3, 2021

Anthonino’s Taverna ~ St. Louis MO

Midwest
August 3, 2021
Food Network + Cooking Channel's Ali Khan heads back to his hometown: St. Louis MO and visits Anthonino's Taverna. The Greek and Italian eatery has been featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and is Ali's pick for Toasted Raviolis and anything with meatballs . . .
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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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