Check, Please! Bay Area seeks guest reviewer applications

Local diners will review Bay Area restaurants for the upcoming seventh season. 

January 9, 2012, San Francisco, CA— Calling all diners! Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED’s Emmy Award-winning restaurant review series, is looking for new guests to discuss their favorite local restaurants. Winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Media Award for Best Local Television Food Show, Check, Please! Bay Area airs Thursdays at 7:30pm on KQED Public Television 9. Potential reviewers who would like to tell the Bay Area about their favorite local eatery—anything from a four-star destination to your local café or street food from a traveling truck—are encouraged to complete the online application at kqed.org/checkplease.

Please note that in order to appear on the show, guests must be at least 21 years old, and be willing to travel to and participate in a taping at KQED studios in San Francisco. Those chosen to be a guest on Check, Please! Bay Area must also be able to get to the KQED studio at their own expense and to travel to any restaurant location within a 50-mile radius of San Francisco. The shows will air as part of the seventh season of Check, Please! Bay Area, beginning in Spring2012.

Award-winning author Leslie Sbrocco is the host of Check, Please! Bay Area with Tina Salter as the series producer.

Check, Please! Bay Area turns local diners into food critics while Bay Area residents discover the latest in food trends, from the simplest café to the luxurious four-star destination. Find a new restaurant or rediscover an old favorite on Check, Please! Bay Area, Thursdays at 7:30pm on KQED 9. Check out www.kqed.org/checkplease to stream or download video, find recipes, restaurant info, and more.

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Contact:

Scott Walton

415.553.2145/swalton@kqed.org