Season 16, Episode 9: Salero, Sankyu, Tiztal Café

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Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Joe Battaglia, Sumito “Ariyo” Ariyoshi, and Kady Johnsen who weigh in on Chicago area eateries Salero, Sankyu, and Tiztal Café.

Cat’s Corner: Q & A with Salero Executive Chef Ashlee Aubin

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Pintxos at Salero

Hello! This week, we had some great guests and three unique restaurant selections that will have you traveling all over town. We take you to Salero in the West Loop, Izakaya Sankyu in Mount Prospect, and Tiztal Cafe in Ravenswood. This week I spoke with executive chef Ashlee Aubin about Salero and Basque cuisine. And since I love watching new episodes of Check, Please! with a cocktail in hand, Salero bar manager Suzie Whitacre shared a recipe for a Spanish-style gin tonic. Here’s what they had to say.

Spain

By Julia Maish |

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Pintxos

Anyone who thinks of Spain only as the land of flamenco, bullfighting (olé!), and Antonio Banderas (or, if you prefer, Penélope Cruz) might be surprised to learn the place is surprisingly diverse in a variety of different ways.

U.S. Presidents and Their Favorite Foods

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Meatloaf

To mark Inauguration Day (and our broadcast of the 2001 Check, Please! episode featuring then-State Senator Barack Obama), let’s take a whirlwind tour of some favorite foods and culinary quirks of some of our past presidents.

Season 16, Episode 8: Fat Rice, River Roast, Taqueria La Lagartija

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Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Sharif Shawki, Dave Specter, and Sarah Rosenbaum who weigh in on Chicago area eateries Fat Rice, River Roast, and Taqueria La Lagartija.

A Q&A with Fat Rice Chef and Owners Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo

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Fat Rice sampling

Hey there! It seems that winter has officially arrived and the restaurants on this week’s episode are perfect places for warm-your-belly, comforting food. Our stops are River Roast in River North, La Largartija in West Loop and Fat Rice in Logan Square.

Fat Rice is unique in that it is the only restaurant serving Macanese food in Chicago. This week, I spoke with chef/co-owner Abraham Conlon and co-owner/director of operations Adrienne Lo of Fat Rice to get the lowdown on Macanese cuisine. Here’s what they had to say.

Comfort Food

By Julia Maish |

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Macaroni and cheese

For the most part, comfort food is not for those who are counting calories or carbs. But there’s nothing quite like it for lifting your spirits, especially with likeminded friends in a welcoming atmosphere.

Season 16, Episode 7: Shokolad, New Star, Osteria Langhe

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Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Julian Hayda, Anna Marzullo, and Gino Williams who weigh in on Chicago area eateries Shokolad, New Star, Osteria Langhe.

Ukraine

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Borshch

Ukraine’s people are known for their friendliness and hospitality, and in honor of one of this week’s featured restaurants, Shokolad, here are some mouthwatering Ukrainian culinary mainstays.

Cat’s Corner: Q & A with Partners of Osteria Langhe – Aldo Zaninotto and Chef Cameron Grant

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Hello and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and that you are ready for some great new restaurants. This week we take you to Osteria Langhe in Logan Square, Shokolad in Ukranian Village, and New Star in Elmwood Park.

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