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Kal'ish, Quiote, Montarra Grill | Sun, January 20 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

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Giant City Lodge

Southern hospitality in the middle of the park! Giant City Lodge offers a menu of classic down-home cooking. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, BBQ beans, and a Friday night fish fry are served in a spacious rustic lodge setting. The Lodge also features a historic lounge and bar, gift shop, and guest cabins.

Autre Monde

Autre Monde Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh, seasonal menu, old world focused wine list, as well as cocktail program inspired by small batch spirits, fresh juices and old school techniques.


MingHin offers authentic Cantonese classics and a wide variety of dim sum in the heart of Chicago’s China Town.  This large restaurant is contemporary, with delightful modern Asian décor.   Perfect for a meal for a small or large party.


Mezcal Madness

Check, Please! travels to Logan Square to visit Quiote, and our discussion soon turned to Mezcal, a distilled spirit from Mexico.

Hot and Spicy Food

Today, January 16, is International Hot and Spicy Food Day, an appealing prospect for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who are currently battling the bitter winter weather or a stuffy nose.

Cicerones – Raising the Bar on Beer

Our trusty Check, Please! reviewers checked out Balmoral Tap Room by Half Acre Brewery, a veteran of the Chicago craft beer scene.

Chef with a glass of wine

Sit down at the table with David Manilow, creator of Check, Please!, as he explores the Chicago food and restaurant landscape with the unique personalities who have influenced it.

A chef in her restaurant

An original web series that profiles a diverse group of Chicago area restaurateurs, chefs, baristas, gin enthusiasts, and others. Meet the people who feed you.

Dishalicious show host in apron

Experience the culinary world — live and in-person — through the eyes of top Chicago chefs! Dishalicious is a fast-paced, live demonstration cooking show and event that’s fun and informative.

Discover the ways Chicago’s celebrity chefs unwind after they clock out of the kitchen. Get to know another side of these interesting personalities who — while known for their passion and work ethic in the kitchen — are fascinating and passionate people in their personal lives as well.