Birmingham restaurants MELT, Yo’ Mama’s and others are featured in Cheap Eats on the Cooking Channel tonight

Facebook cover photo of Ali Kahn in Birmingham (looks like 2nd Ave.).

Birmingham’s food scene strikes again!

Tonight on the Cooking Channel, the program Cheap Eats, hosted by  food connoisseur Ali Khan, will be featuring Magic City favorites Over Easy, Yo’ Mama’s Restaurant, Magic City Sweet Ice and MELT Birmingham.

The Premise

According to Cheap Eats program notes, Cooking Channel’s Ali Khan has 12 hours and 35 bucks to find the best deals in Birmingham for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.

Here is Khan’s preview of Cheap Eats Birmingham which was posted on his Facebook page.

We’ve got to admit, we are quite jealous of Khan’s 12 hour “food crawl,” here in Birmingham.

Check out this lineup of visits.

For breakfast, Khan starts at Over Easy where they say he’ll be eating hash brown baskets stuffed with Andouille sausage and eggs.

Over Easy. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

For lunch, he visits Yo’Mama’s on 2nd Avenue North in downtown Birmingham, where he will devour a bacon-wrapped meatloaf.

Yo’ Mama’s on 2nd Avenue North. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

His snack? Try Homewood’s Magic City Sweet Ice’s red velvet cheesecake brownie.

And for dinner, Khan eats one of MELT Birmingham’s favorites, the mouthwatering  “Ragin’ Cajun” blackened chicken with habanero Jack cheese.

Birmingham Murals
Wings of Avondale at Melt, photo via Facebook

Be ready to see scenes from the downtown Birmingham, the Avondale Neighborhood and Homewood.

Now the big question.  Did he purchase all this food on a $35 budget? Bet he didn’t take into account the 10% sales tax and does he leave a  tip at each place?

See  how he does it, but more importantly, thank you Ali Khan for coming to Birmingham and showing off our talented entrepreneurs and creative food artisans.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.