The Check, Please! Host (Almost) Audition Special

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In January, we started searching for a new host of Check, Please!. We received nearly a thousand video submissions and, in March, narrowed down our list to 17 candidates who then came to the WTTW studios to host an audition segment of the show with mock guest reviewers. Of those 17, we then chose five finalists that appear on our (Almost) Host Special.

New Episode: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Pizza

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                            Piece

Piece

Friday, March 29, 8:00 pm

Every year we put together a compilation show featuring nine restaurants from the Check, Please! archives. This year's theme showcases some of our guests' favorite classic American comfort food from around the Chicago area.

Getting to Know You...

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                            Cristiane Pereira and Sarah Levy

Cristiane Pereira and Sarah Levy

This week, we're sitting down with each of the host finalists to prepare them for their upcoming auditions. It has been a ton of fun getting to know them all, and they're even getting to know each other a little bit. Today, as Sarah Levy was leaving our office, Cristiane Pereira was coming in.

New Episode: Czech Plaza, Taxim, Marion St. Grille

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Friday, February 15, 8:00 pm

Beer and Pierogies at Czech Plaza

On this week's show we have a brand new episode featuring the comfort food of Berwyn classic Czech Plaza. Pierogis, duck, homemade gravies, Czech beer – all in an authentic spot that has been serving the community for over 45 years. It's perfect viewing on a cold winter night.

New Episode: Calo Ristorante, Acadia, Khan BBQ

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Friday, February 8, 8:00 pm

This Friday at 8:00 pm, our three guests have us crisscrossing the city from Andersonville to the South Loop to Devon Street to bring you more authentic flavors of Chicago.

New Episode: The Chew Chew, Gio’s, Zed451

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                            Chew Filet Mignon

Chew Filet Mignon

We've got one of my favorite episodes of the season coming tonight at 8:00 pm featuring: The Chew Chew, Gio's, and Zed451.

New Episode: Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles, Prasino, La Madia

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Friday, January 25, 8:00 pm

We’re back at it this week with an all new episode featuring three new restaurants recommended and reviewed by regular Chicagoans!

Farewell Alpana

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                            Alpana Singh

Alpana Singh

Check, Please! and WTTW announced today that Alpana Singh, our host for the past ten years, is leaving the show to concentrate full time on her stunning new restaurant, The Boarding House.

This week on Check, Please! A Presidential Inauguration Special

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Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

New Episode: Vinci, Opart Thai House, El Nuevo Mexicano

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Friday, January 11, 8:00 pm

We’re back, with a brand new show featuring three restaurants recommended and reviewed by regular Chicagoans. A surprising fact about this episode: each of the trio has been in business for more than twenty years.

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