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Bacchanalia, Half Acre Taproom, Naoki Sushi | Fri, March 22 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Bacchanalia, Half Acre Taproom, Naoki Sushi | Sat, March 23 at 6:30 pm on WTTW HD

Big Ed's BBQ, Serai, Bistronomic | Sun, March 24 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Arbor, Max & Benny's, Cochon Volant | Tue, March 26 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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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.

Nella Pizza e Pasta

Nella Pizza e Pasta

This traditional pizzeria is led by pizziaola Nella Grassano. With the authentic Neapolitan brick pizza oven and the handmade pastas, you’ll enjoy recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Preservation Bread & Wine

Preservation Bread & Wine is located in the quaint town of Geneva. The seasonal menu includes a delicious variety of cheeses, meats, and savory bites paired with a first-class selection of wines and spirits. The ambiance is relaxing and the service in exceptional. Go for the food, stay for the comfort.


World of Food: Breakfast Around the World
Breakfast Around the World

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”
―author/nutritionist Adelle Davis

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”
―journalist John Gunther


French dining establishments have been popular with our Check, Please! guests – over the course of the series, they have chosen more than 20 of them to be featured, so far.

Wine club
Starting Your Own Wine Club

We’ve all heard of book clubs, but have you ever thought about starting a wine club?

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.

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