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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


Half Acre Balmoral Tap Room

Naoki Sushi

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Serving a wide selection of American dishes, Krapil’s hits the spot. From steaks to delicious pizzas, this northwoods styled restaurant has been keeping people coming back for over 50 years. The patio boasts a fun vibe and live bands on the weekend.  

Lawrence's Fish & Shrimp

A family-owned, low-key establishment located on the Chicago River. Fresh, fast food with a wide variety of options.

Best of Italian

Check, Please! revisits segments over the course of the series reviewing Italian eateries around the Chicago area including: J.P. Graziano Grocery & Sub Shop, Terzo Piano, Forno Rosso, Piccolo Sogno, RoSal's, Nico Osteria, Vito & Nick's, and GT Fish & Oyster.


Jelly, Jam, and Preserves

“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.”
--Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

Making reservations
Scoring a Last Minute Reservation

Oh, no! That dreaded moment when you realize you waited until the last minute or forgot to make a dinner reservation for a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, or even – GULP – Valentine’s Day.

Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter

“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.”
– James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

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.