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Meet New Host Mark Tarbell

Mark Tarbell

Mark Tarbell, an award-winning Arizona chef and restaurateur featured on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” is the new host of Arizona PBS’s four-time Emmy-winning series “Check, Please! Arizona.”

Tarbell, who owns Tarbell's restaurant, The Tavern and The Wine Store in Phoenix, will kick off Season 7 of “Check, Please! Arizona” in January 2017. As host, Tarbell will moderate lively roundtable discussions with Arizona residents on their dining-out experiences across the state.

“I love food, I love restaurants and I love the Valley,” said Tarbell. “I also love PBS. This is right up there with my excitement when I was asked to do Iron Chef America and some of the other national opportunities. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the community of chefs and restaurants. I’m excited to get out and experience some of these new places that ‘Check, Please! Arizona’ discovers.”

Check, Please! Arizona airs Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. on Arizona PBS (8.1) with additional airings Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on Life (8.2).

Thursdays at 7 p.m. on Arizona PBS (8.1)

Check, Please! Arizona - S5 Episode 4

- Timo Wine Bar - The Stockyards Restaurant and 1889 Saloon - Christo’s Ristorante


Check, Please! Arizona

Where you provide the dish on Arizona restaurants!

Join us for season six of Arizona PBS' popular restaurant review series in which Arizona residents, just like you, share dining-out experiences in a lively roundtable discussion. Each week, Check, Please! Arizona features a trio of guests who dine and then review three local restaurants they recommended to each other.

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