Call for Nominations of Tucson Restaurants to be Featured on “Check, Please! Arizona”

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Guest reviewers dine then dish about local restaurants on “Check, Please! Arizona” – now seeking nominations of Tucson restaurants.

PHOENIX – (June 25, 2015) Eight, Arizona PBS is issuing a call for nominations of local and independently owned Tucson restaurants to be featured on its Emmy Award-winning weekly restaurant review series “Check, Please! Arizona.”

“Check, Please! Arizona” producers will choose a trio of guests who will each dine at and then review the three local Tucson restaurants they recommended to each other, in a roundtable discussion with series host Robert McGrath, an internationally acclaimed James Beard Award-winning chef. The series continues to expand its featured dining-out destinations beyond the borders of the Phoenix metro area, having visited Flagstaff, Winslow, Jerome, Prescott and Sedona in prior seasons.

“When considering nominations, we take several factors into account. We try to group together trios of guest reviewers and restaurants in a way that offers variety in every episode,” said Suzanne Guery, coordinating producer of Check, Please! Arizona. “We’re looking for established restaurants that aren’t part of a national chain. Also, nominees may not be affiliated with the restaurant they’ve nominated. Other than those basic requirements, we just want to make the program as entertaining and diverse as possible for our viewers. With dining options from its annual rodeo to off-the-map restaurants in the desert, we anticipate that Tucson will offer a unique dine-and-dish experience for viewers.”

New episodes for Season 6 will begin taping by mid-summer, and the new season is scheduled to launch in January 2016. Check, Please! Arizona continuously accepts and reviews restaurant nominations; however, the recommended submission deadline for Tucson restaurant nominations is July 31, 2015 for the best chance to be included in the show.

Details about the show and nomination rules are available on Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona website.

Check, Please! Arizona airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS, hosted by James Beard Award-winning Chef Robert McGrath, whom Food & Wine magazine ranked among the “Ten Best Chefs in America.” McGrath offers his culinary insights each week, as he leads guest reviewers in a roundtable discussion about the restaurants they have visited, based on recommendations from their fellow guests.

Check, Please! Arizona is 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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