Authentic?

By Carmen Schmidt |

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Hey look who’s on Check, Please! this week. It’s Steve Dahl, former radio personality and now podcaster! Much younger viewers may not be familiar with the witty Steve Dahl but he is one of the most well known ‘shock jocks’ in Chicago radio history. For many our WTTW staff, it was a real treat to see him walking through our halls for the taping of the show. Regardless of our careers in media, we still get excited when we have someone ‘famous’ in the house.

Steak, Mexican, and Greek on the Menu This Week

By Carmen Schmidt |

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This week on Check, Please! our guest reviewers take us out for huge portions and excellent service at Mastro's Steakhouse, kosher-style Mexican fare at La Casa De Isaac, and authentic Greek cuisine and spit-roasted meats at Melanthios Greek Char House. Once again, Check, Please!

Around the City and Culinary Dial

By Carmen Schmidt |

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This week on Check, Please! our guest reviewers take us around the city for another culinary adventure with a few sweet delights.

To Sauce or Not to Sauce…

By Carmen Schmidt |

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When most people think of really good barbeque, they don’t first think of Chicago. Our thoughts tend to go to the southern part of the country. This week on Check, Please! reviewer Zach Moore tells us you don’t have to make a road-trip for great barbeque. You can find it right here on the Gold Coast at Chicago q. But, our guests had mixed reviews of Chicago q, which ultimately came down to the sauce.

Starting off right!

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The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and Check, Please! is back for its 11th season of fantastic foodie fun!

Season 13 - Episode 1 (Full Show)

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Featuring Benny’s Chop House, Estrella Negra, and Tin Fish.

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Ixcapuzalco (closed)

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The food at Ixcapuzalco is High Mexican, meaning authentic, with entrees featuring duck, chicken, and quail.

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Ixcapuzalco is closed.

Check, Please! A to Z

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Check, Please! producer David Manilow lists his favorite restaurants from Avenues to Zia's.

A is  for Avenues because of Curtis Duffy’s amazing creations

A look at long lasting restaurants

By Carmen Schmidt |

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And so we’ve arrived at the final episode of our 10th season of Check, Please! For a television show to make it to ten seasons is a big deal, but stacked up against the restaurants featured on Check, Please! this week, we’re just getting started!
This week’s episode is what we call a compilation show. Our show formula changes as we pick a theme and take a look back at restaurants that have been featured in past seasons. The theme? Long-lasting restaurants.

A cough and some snow…

By Carmen Schmidt |

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This week, we are introduced to the Thai-fusion delights of Thalia Spice in Nobel Square, the Parisian bistro experience at LM Restaurant in Lincoln Square, and the plentiful and spicy Indian dishes of Himalayan Restaurant in Niles.

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