Sorry fans, you still have a while to wait until the next season of PBS's Check, Please! Arizona debuts. But in the meantime you can stay busy by putting some serious thought into what restaurants you think should earn a spot on the Emmy Award-winning program in the future.
In case you're not familiar with the format of the show, in every episode producers pick three guests who attend restaurants they recommend to each other. Then they review the spots in a round table discuss led by James Beard Award-winning chef Robert McGrath.
We're sure your head is already spinning with ideas of places you want to see on the show, but keep in mind that the restaurants need to have been in business for at least three years and must be locally-owned -- sorry, Chili's. But not really.
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Bominations for restaurants located outside of the Valley are also welcome, as the show has visited eateries in Flagstaff, Winslow, Jerome, and Sedona during past seasons. The main goal is to get a good variety of restaurants and reviewers in each episode, according to producer Scott Wallin.
Episodes for Season 5 of the show will begin filming in July, so nominations sent before Thursday, July 31 have the best chance of being accepted. For more details about the show and nomination guidelines visit the Check, Please! Arizona website.
The new season of Check, Please! Arizona is scheduled to launch on January 8, 2015 at 7 p.m.