Check, Please! Arizona Now Accepting Statewide Restaurant Picks and Hosting a Tasting Tour (Dare to Dream, Yuma!)

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Will they be talking about a Yuma restaurant this season?
In an announcement that must have caused a collective gasp from restaurants in Arizona cities like Yuma, Show Low, and Flagstaff, Check, Please! Arizona, PBS's popular restaurant review series where Arizonans share dining-out experiences roundtable-style with James Beard Award-winning chef and host Robert McGrath, has announced the program will expand its restaurant reach to areas outside of the Phoenix area for its third season.

In addition, the show will also host its first Check, Please! Arizona Tasting Tour. And with the omission of national chains like My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, it already seems more legit than downtown's "Taste it Tours."

The first Check, Please! Arizona Tasting Tour is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, and features a private motor coach to five of the show's most memorable dining destinations, where, for a donation of $125 per person, you and other Check, Please! fans sample an array of food and beverages from El Chorro Lodge, Fuego Bistro, Christopher's and Crush Lounge, Salt Cellar Restaurant, and Malee's Thai Bistro.

In addition, members of the Arizona Wine Growers Association will provide complimentary wine tastings from different vineyards at each location.

To sign up for the tour, which is limited to two groups of fifty guests, go here. To nominate your favorite restaurant and be a guest on the show, go here.

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Schadenfriend
Schadenfriend

I live in Phoenix but go to Yuma a lot for work, and if you know where to look there are some places that could qualify for a mention...das bratwurst haus in downtown is better than any Phoenix German restaurant, and River City Grill is a homey little outpost that does try some unusual fare. Also the taco trucks that spring up after dark on 4th are all pretty fantastic if you're looking for something simple. Good restaurants in Yuma may be few and far between, but they do exist!

Stacey Wacknov
Stacey Wacknov

They've been running promos about both of these "news items" for at least six weeks on Channel Eight.

Concerned Food Fan
Concerned Food Fan

Being Phoenix-centric, I don't like this.  I was bored with the Sedona episode, since I'm very rarely going to ever be in these cities.  I guess it's good for people outside the metro area, though..

Chevy No Va
Chevy No Va

on behalf of the Arizona foodfag establishment, I nominate Jaun's Latino Hot Dogs.

not starving in the real world
not starving in the real world

Since I'm Phoenix-phobic, I'm glad to see that someone recognizes that life exists outside "the center of the known universe."

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