In each episode, Ali visits a new city to prove that great food does not have to break the bank. With 12 hours in each location and only $35 to spare, his sights are set on the biggest, most delicious, bang for his buck for breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner. In Season One he follows his appetite to spots in Albuquerque, Austin, Boulder, Charlestown, Chicago, and Miami to chow down on some of the most flavorful and affordable fare in each destination, meeting the local chefs along the way. Season Two takes him to Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Richmond, Bozeman, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Louisville, Chattanooga, Omaha, Des Moines and his hometown of St. Louis. In Season Three, Ali ventures to Annapolis, Charlottesville, Washington DC, Alexandria, Portland, Spokane, Nashville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Milwaukee, Providence, Portsmouth, and Burlington. Season Four takes Ali to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, New Haven CT, Asheville NC, Greenville SC, Athens GA, Atlanta, Birmingham AL, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas and Scottsdale AZ. Season 5 sends Ali to St. Petersburg FL, Savannah GA, Ann Arbor MI, Dallas, Charlotte, Jacksonville FL, San Antonio, Kansas City, New Orleans, Memphis, Buffalo NY, Cleveland, and Oklahoma City.
Before diving into his plate, Ali gets a lesson from the talented chefs on how to make the delicious dishes, uncovering the ingredients and techniques used to prepare them. From dishes that are just as impressive as the Chicago skyline, to mouthwatering meals in Boulder that are just as magnificent as the Rocky Mountains, to sizzling snacks in Albuquerque that are just as hot as the desert, Ali uncovers the finest flavors and tastiest local delicacies for the best price.
The one thing that unites these diverse cities is Ali's commitment to dine fine on a budget. And remember: It Khan Be Done!!