Home to California cuisine and a melting pot of epicurean delights, the Bay Area is a "foodies" mecca. Check, Please! has become a must-watch program for Bay Area residents focused on food, wine, and dining out. In fact, Check, Please! has won Best Local Television Show from the prestigious James Beard Foundation. The James Beard Award is the top recognition for culinary professionals, such as authors, restaurants, chefs, food and beverage journalists, and broadcasters. Check, Please! was also the recipient of a Northern California Area Emmy® for Excellence in Interview/Discussion – Program/Special. Check, Please! Bay Area has also won the Tasty Award for Best City/Regional Program two years in a row 2010-2011.
Every week, Check, Please! Bay Area features three guests who are local diners, not professional restaurant critics. Each guest chooses their favorite restaurant and the other two guests visit that restaurant under total anonymity. After trying each others restaurant recommendations, the guests come on the show to discuss, dispute, celebrate and allow viewers to explore their dining experiences.
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