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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

Arbor, Max & Benny's, Cochon Volant | Wed, March 27 at 12:00 am on WTTW Prime

Naoki Sushi

Half Acre Balmoral Tap Room


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Shokran serves authentic Moroccan cuisine. Enjoy perfectly prepared lamb dishes, couscous or the sought after traditional wedding dish, chicken bastilla. The environment is warm, welcoming and comfortable, and the staff is very helpful with the menu.

Dixie Kitchen (Barack Obama Special) (closed)

Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop Hyde Park is the original location of this popular Cajun, Creole, and Southern restaurant known for its Gumbo and Catfish and the inspiration for opening Dixie Kitchens in Evanston and Lansing.


Markethouse offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced produce and meats. Fresh herbs and vegetables are grown in their own rooftop garden. Along with the contemporary American cuisine there is a full bar which includes an infused vodka from their one-of-a-kind “Martini Garden.”


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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