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Monteverde, Lost Lake, Caspian Kabab | Sat, August 26 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

Gibsons Italia, Q Orland Park, Lillie's Q | Sat, September 2 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

Libanais, S.K.Y., Federales | Sat, September 9 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

Big Ed's BBQ, Serai, Bistronomic | Sat, September 16 at 4:30 pm on WTTW HD

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Check, Please! Special: BYOB

Check, Please! presents a compendium of its past segments on great BYOB places Gio's, EL Ideas, Isla Pilipina, Angry Crab, Han 202, Ay Ay Picante, Andy's Thai Kitchen, La Palapa, and Coast Sushi Bar.

El Solazo

This family run restaurant is serving up familiar Mexican fare in a colorful space. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night eats.

The Blossom Cafe

The Blossom Cafe

The Blossom Cafe serves a wide array of American dishes and cocktails in a modern space.


Food at the Movies

These are the movies that have endured the test of time and become part of the foodie canon.

World of Food | Tiki Bars
Tiki Bars

“If you can’t get to paradise, I’ll bring it to you.”
“When that old demon rum slips past the lips, it still works its ancient, cheerful magic.”
–Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, alias Donn Beach, alias Don the Beachcomber

Wine Dupes

By keeping your options open and exploring lesser‐known areas, you can find some really good wines that dupe their higher‐end counterparts.

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.