Arizona PBS is Serving Up All-New Season of Emmy-Winning Series ‘Check, Please! Arizona’

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Season 6 of "Check, Please! Arizona" premieres Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. on Arizona PBS.

PHOENIX – (Dec. 28, 2015)

Arizona PBS invites food enthusiasts to dig in to season six of the four-time Emmy Award-winning series "Check, Please! Arizona," premiering Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.

The sixth season of Arizona PBS’s highest-rated locally produced series features a diverse lineup of the Valley’s dining destinations, from inspiring food and drinks to eclectic ethnic restaurants and happy-hour hotspots. The new season will include a wide variety of restaurants, presenting viewers with gourmet dishes from Ireland, South America, Thailand and many more.

Check, Please! Arizona’ profiles restaurants recommended by fellow Arizonans who love food and enjoy eating out,” said Arizona PBS producer Margery Punnett. “That’s the fun of the show. They have made great choices this season, and you won’t want to miss their lively conversations with James Beard award-winning chef Robert McGrath.

Each restaurant featured on the show has been nominated by a local viewer who is not affiliated with the restaurant. To be featured, a restaurant must be local to Arizona and independently owned and have been in business for a minimum of two years.

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

"As I await the upcoming new season of ‘Check, Please! Arizona,’it's hard to believe we are into season six and gaining strength," McGrath said. "The program continues to have great energy, great restaurants and great team. I can’t wait for it to premier on Arizona PBS."

Season six restaurants include:       

  • Rúla Búla Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Times Square Italian Restaurant
  • Vovomeena
  • The Haymaker Restaurant Co.
  • República Empanada
  • Sala Thai Restaurant
  • Angry Crab Shack
  • Desert Jade Restaurant
  • Rusconi's American Kitchen
  • Middle Eastern Bakery and Deli
  • Nook Kitchen
  • T. Cook's
  • Asi Es La Vida Restaurant
  • Crudo
  • Hammered Hog Restaurant & Saloon
  • Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
  • Republic Ramen
  • Virtù
  • The Original Blue Adobe Grill
  • Geordie’s Steak at The Wrigley Mansion
  • Kiss the Cook Restaurant
  • Welcome Diner
  • Yoli’s Café
  • Zinc Bistro
  • Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
  • Grassroots Kitchen & Tap
  • Pig & Pickle
  • The Gilbert House
  • Salut Kitchen Bar
  • San Tan Flat
  • The Dhaba
  • Jalapeño Inferno Bistro Mexicano
  • Chloe’s Corner
  • Cup Café
  • Kingfisher Bar & Grill
  • Mi Nidito Restaurant
  • Guido’s Chicago Meats & Deli
  • Phoenix Public Market Café
  • Deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

By the end of the sixth season, more than 200 local 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 Arizona PBS original production made possible by BestDentalCareAZ.com, Whitfill Nursery, The Linkous Group, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers and Lawns by Les.

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