Tune in for all-new restaurant reviews…and a fresh new look on Check, Please! South Florida, beginning January 23rd on WPBT2. This season, WPBT2’s popular restaurant review show will sport an updated graphic open, revamped logo, and even new theme music!
Host Michelle Bernstein returns to the Emmy-nominated series, along with fifteen opinionated guest reviewers from all across South Florida. Their dining picks run the gamut, from a colorful Colombian spot in South Miami to the chic and trendy Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre in Palm Beach. Guest reviewers include a South Beach model, Hollywood golf caddy, and Palm Beach financial advisor. One episode features local female impersonator, Miss Finesse, as one of the guest reviewers.
The fun begins Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Episodes repeat on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
SEASON 7 EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS:
Show #701- Premiere 1/23
Featuring La Brochette Bistro in Cooper City, Lifefood Gourmet in Miami, and Macita’s Colombian Restaurant in Miami.
Show #702- Premiere 1/30
Featuring 32 East in Delray Beach, Snapper’s Seafood & Wine Bar in Boynton Beach, and Taqueria Doña Raquel in Pompano Beach.
Show #703- Premiere 2/6
Featuring Hakkasan in Miami Beach, Ristorante Sapori in Boca Raton, and Candela Restaurant in Wilton Manors.
Show #704 – Premiere 2/13
Featuring Darbster in West Palm Beach, Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre in Palm Beach, and Geronimo’s Bar & Grill in Davie.
Show #705 – Premiere 2/20
Featuring Hy Vong in Miami, Café Seville in Ft. Lauderdale, and Lorna’s Caribbean & American Restaurant in Miami Gardens.
Check, Please! South Florida returns for its sixth season on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. on WPBT2, with a fun, new twist on the typical show concept. The season opens with three young foodies, local first and second-graders, joining host Michelle Bernstein around the Check, Please! table to talk about what they liked and disliked about their dining experiences.
“I thought it would be refreshing to have three kids on the show, talking very honestly (as kids are) about their favorite restaurants,” said host and celebrity chef, Michelle Bernstein. “Kids are just so innocent and untainted by what society thinks. They speak truthfully and straight from their hearts.”
But, don’t expect a discussion focused on pizza and burgers. “I was very surprised at the types of restaurants these kids recommended as their favorites,” said show producer Joyce Belloise. The fact that we can discuss menu items such as sushi, tofu, and filet mignon on a kids’ show says a lot about how our children’s tastes are evolving.”
For now, fans of the show can expect a new line-up of restaurants and guest reviewers, representing dining spots from Jupiter to Kendall, beginning with the special kids episode on May 16th. South Floridians are encouraged to apply to be a guest reviewer on the show by logging on to the website at www.checkpleasefl.com.
SHOW # 601- Broadcast Date: Monday, May 16, 2011
Guest reviewers: Demi-Nicole Bernadotte, Second-grader; Jude Rivera, Second-grader; Frankie Sanchez, First-grader
SHOW # 602- Broadcast Date: Monday, May 23, 2011
See what South Floridians have to say about Big Bear Brewing Co. in Coral Springs;
Café Sharaku in Ft. Lauderdale; and Tin Muffin Cafe in Boca Raton.
See what South Floridians have to say about Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill in Coconut Grove; Secreto Restaurant in Kendall; and Buena Vista Bistro in Miami.
Guest reviewers: Manuela Menendez, Psychologist; Angel Medina, Banker; Scot Marken, Nonprofit CEO
SHOW # 604- Broadcast Date: Monday, June 6, 2011
See what South Floridians have to say about Capt. Charlie’s Reef Grill in Juno Beach, CW’s BBQ in Hobe Sound; and Havana Restaurant in West Palm Beach.
See what South Floridians have to say about Moca Café & Lounge in North Miami; Bash Wine Cafe in Sunrise; and Sugar Reef Grill in Hollywood.
Guest reviewers: Rose-Philippe Coriolan, Radio Station Operations Manager; Bob Feinberg, Medical Sales Manager; Richard Miller, Fundraising Consultant
WPBT2 will premiere a new series, Vine Talk, Sunday, April 9 at 4:30pm. Join Academy Award Nominated host, Stanley Tucci, as he leads an ever-changing celebrity panel through a blind taste test each week. The panel will sniff, swirl, and sip wines as they talk about their current projects and of course wine. Each week, a different wine region from around the world serves as the inspiration for a lively and engaging conversation.
Taped live at The Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, an eclectic group of over 40 celebrities and celebrity chefs blindly pick their favorite wine from each show's offerings and compare their choice with that of a studio audience tasting.
Have any plans for dinner? Make a date with Check, Please! South Florida. The popular restaurant review show is back with its new season. Join Chef Michelle Bernstein and local foodies as they review and discuss their favorite local restaurants.
The new season premieres Monday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. on WPBT2. See what the passionate panel of South Florida foodies have to say about Perricone’s Marketplace & Café in Miami, Burger and Beer Joint in Miami Beach and 11th Street Annex in Fort Lauderdale.
Check, Please! South Florida airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.checkpleasefl.com.