Jeff finds out that you don't need to spend like a celebrity to eat like one as he digs into L.A. cuisine on a super-tight budget of just $24. L.A. is a city of many cultures and he'll hit Greek, Cuban and Korean before the day is done, plus an incredible bag of fresh, hot American mini-donuts to top things off.
Who says the Midwest doesn't have great food? Jeff finds amazing and cheap Mexican dishes prepared better than gourmet restaurants. Much more than just a pretty taco! And we'll learn how to "walk a fish" in a deep fryer!
Insane cinnamon rolls kickoff the day in Jeff's hometown on a tight $24 budget. Jeff smokes meat (and himself), gets tough cooking lessons from a Chicago alderman, and puts in a late-night dance performance at his favorite beef place in Chicago, all while ordering up some of the best -- and cheapest -- food in America!
Jeff digs into the truth about Cleveland's obsession with corned beef, and gets to sling hash himself. Chili for lunch and bar food you won't believe. Plus Jeff's guitar debut on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum stage!
Jeff Mauro rides the $24 in 24 Freedom Trail to breakfast under a real grape arbor at a Portuguese diner, a huge clam chowder bread bowl lunch at Faneuil Hall and for dinner, a Sicilian rice ball like his grandma used to make, in South Boston. Amazingly, he still has room in his budget for a Cannoli dessert in the city's historic North End.
New York, the city of all things food. Jeff has breakfast across the bridge in Brooklyn with the cheapest, best, biggest bagel sandwich ever. Lunch is an artichoke pizza an inch thick and dinner is, of all things, authentic Southern fried chicken. Top that with a not-so-classic donut and New York delivers -- all for under $24.
Armed with an in-depth collection of Ben Franklin quotes, Jeff Mauro takes on Philadelphia. The "city of brotherly love" gives comfort food with a bit of the history, and of course the taste of Scrapple. Other unique Philly dishes include the town's biggest, gooiest Philly Cheese Steak, a Stromboli and an amazing Dutch Apple Dumpling.