South Florida PBS (WPBT & WXEL) is excited to announce the premiere of season 17 of Check, Please! South Florida on Monday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm on WPBT and Wednesday March 4th at 5:30 pm on WXEL.
In each episode, host Chef Michelle Bernstein is joined by a panel of everyday food critics, detailing their own experiences at three local restaurants of their choice. This season, they highlight the melting pot that is South Florida, featuring restaurants from South Miami-Dade to Fort Pierce that celebrate cuisine from around the world, including Japan, Korea, Peru, Argentina, Italy, Ethiopia, Greece, India and more!
“I love having the ability to shine a spotlight on such a diverse group of passionate, hard-working restaurateurs and chefs in our community,” says Chef Michelle Bernstein. “It’s great to hear about the neighborhood gems directly from our viewers, who value good food, but also the unique cultural experiences they can enjoy when dining here in South Florida.”
Check Please! South Florida offers regular people the opportunity to be a restaurant reviewer for a day. It also gives local restaurateurs the chance to take center stage and tell viewers about the passion behind their profession. In each episode, Michelle also prepares a quick recipe, demonstrating her own take on trendy menu items.
“Food has a way of bringing people together, and conversations around the dining table offer us the chance to listen to and learn from each other. Sharing stories of culture and community is an integral part of the South Florida PBS mission.” Said Joyce Belloise, Vice President of Content and Community Partnerships.
Viewers can revisit past reviews, learn a new recipe, or even apply to be a guest on the show’s website: www.checkpleasefl.com. They can also follow the show on Facebook and Instagram.
Below is a list of the restaurants featured on Season 17:
1701 – Premiering March 2
Charley’s Vegan Tacos (Wynwood)
Gabose Pocha (Lauderhill)
Blue Moon Fish Company (Fort Lauderdale)
1702 – Premiering March 9
Okeechobee Steakhouse (West Palm Beach)
El Tayta Peruvian Restaurant (Hallandale)
Lettuce & Tomato Gourmet Gastropub (North Miami)
1703 – Premiering March 16
Dal Contadino Trattoria (Fort Lauderdale)
Ceviches by Divinos (Miami Springs)
Jamerican Cuisine (Boynton Beach)
1704 – Premiering March 23
Dune Dog (Jupiter)
Apeiro Kitchen & Bar (Delray)
Dixie Grill & Bar (West Palm Beach)
1705 – Premiering March 30
Mr. Wright’s Gold Digger Saloon (Wynwood)
Mezes Greek Taverna (Pembroke Pines)
1706 – Premiering April 6
New York Grilled Cheese (Boca Raton)
Rooster in the Garden (Ft. Pierce)
Queen of Sheeba (West Palm Beach)
Premiering April 13
Tasting Tour Special Episode
See the restaurants we went to on our last Tasting Tour in Little Havana & see where we’re heading this spring
1707– Premiering April 20
Ristorante Fratelli Milano (Miami)
Bachour (Coral Gables)
Golden Rule Seafood (Palmetto Bay)
1708 – Premiering April 27
Cucina Caruso Italian Kitchen (Oakland Park).
Tom Jenkins BBQ (Fort Lauderdale)
House of Food Porn (Little Haiti)
1709 – Premiering May 4
La Vie (Pompano Beach)
El Mariachi (Coral Springs)
City Fish Market (Boca Raton)
1710 – Premiering May 11
Edukos (Little Havana)
Ghee Indian Kitchen (Miami)
Ke-uh Sushi (Weston)