Eight, Arizona PBS hit culinary show Check, Please! Arizona kicks off fourth season

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Each week on Check, Please! Arizona, a trio of Arizona food fans dine at and then review the three local restaurants they recommended to each other, in a roundtable discussion with series host Robert McGrath, an internationally acclaimed James Beard Award-winning chef, whom Food & Wine magazine ranked among the “Ten Best Chefs in America.” 

"Four years ago, when we launched Check, Please! Arizona, I don’t think any of us knew how successful it would become,” says McGrath. “I’m humbled and incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received from the restaurant community, the enthusiastic panelists who’ve appeared on our show, and especially, all of our viewers. It’s really thrilling to be a part of. I always thought. Being a professional chef was the best job in the world, and it is. But now I get to share my passion for food with the PBS Arizona viewers every week, and shine a spotlight on Arizona’s most amazing restaurants – which I’d put up against some of the best restaurants in the world. So thanks again for your ongoing support, on behalf of myself and everyone at Check, Please! Arizona."

Season four restaurants include:

  • Citizen Public House
  • La Piazza Al Forno
  • Sofrita
  • Soul Cafe
  • Cucina Tagliani
  • Ground Control
  • Carlsbad Tavern
  • Amano Bistro
  • Cowboy Ciao
  • Chez Vous Crêperie
  • Los Dos Molinos
  • Tim Finnegan’s Irish Restaurant and Pub
  • Centurion Restaurant
  • Flo’s
  • Mimita’s Cuban Café

By the end of season four, more than 150 independently owned restaurants in Arizona will have been featured on the show. Fans can nominate their favorite eatery for future episodes; view previous shows online; view an interactive map of restaurant locations; post reviews of restaurants featured on the show, and even obtain recipes at azpbs.org/checkplease. An Eight original production made possible by BestDentalCareAZ.com, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, Lawns By Les, LLC and Safeway.

Check, Please! is a registered service mark of Check, Please! LLC.

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