Anyone who is interested in being considered as a guest reviewer may nominate his or her favorite three restaurants online. If selected as a reviewer, we will pick one of the three restaurants you nominated as the one you will re-visit and review.
The more expressive and detailed you are in your nomination/application, the more likely it is you'll be considered as a guest reviewer. Nominations/applications are reviewed by the production team. If we are interested in you as a potential guest reviewer, we will contact you for a short telephone interview.
Due to the popularity of the production (Thank you, viewers!), we have far more nominations/applications than we can select. But, we do read and carefully consider each and every submission. We love hearing about those restaurants that are off the beaten path - the more interesting the locale or cuisine, the better.
We select guest reviewers and restaurants based on a combination of things.
Absolutely not! Like all Eight original productions, Check, Please! Arizona is free from commercial interest and is not and never will be "pay-for-play." The project has financial sponsors, who have no editorial input or oversight.
Eight is grateful for the financial support of businesses in Arizona, including restaurants. However, our editorial policy and internal review processes ensure a clear separation between fundraising and content creation.
As a member of PBS, KAET-Eight observes a strong code of policies regarding editorial content in order to maintain the trust which viewers have with PBS. KAET-Eight is mandated to certify that editorial freedom is guaranteed in every locally produced program to fulfill the mission of public broadcasting to inform, inspire and educate. KAET-Eight will not relinquish or compromise the editorial control of any production by request or suggestion of sponsors, funders, donors, lobbyists or special interest groups. Editorial integrity in public broadcasting depends upon each station upholding a commitment to providing a free and independent decision-making process throughout the production process in a manner ultimately accountable to, and in service of, the needs and interests of Arizonans.
Restaurants featured on Check, Please! Arizona may or may not participate in the Blue or Gold Passport programs, which include dining out discounts among many other member benefits. We do not consider restaurant participation in the Passport program as criteria when selecting restaurants to feature.
If you have questions about how you can become a Blue or Gold Passport member, or to see a list of participating vendors, visit Eight’s Passport program Web site for more details.
Absolutely! In fact, we featured people’s favorite restaurants in the Sedona area in the second season and Northern Arizona eateries were featured in season three. Future locations are under consideration. So, if you have a favorite place to eat anywhere in the state, now’s the time to nominate it.
The series is available to watch on air, online and via Cox Video-on-Demand.
On Eight HD (8.1/Cox 1008)
Thursdays 7:00 pm
Saturdays 3:00 pm
On Line - www.azpbs.org/checkplease
The FreeZone includes instant access to a selection of award-winning programs from Eight, Arizona PBS. Simply select channel 2638 on your Cox remote control to go straight to Eight’s On Demand program lineup and select Check, Please! Arizona for available episodes.
If you’d like to submit your own review of a featured restaurant, we welcome your submission online. Go to the information page for the appropriate restaurant on the Web site. At the bottom of the page you will see a place to submit your own review. Be honest – good or bad reviews are acceptable. Eight reserves the right not to post all reviews.
If you have a comment or question about the production rather than a restaurant, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call Viewer Services at (602) 496-2308 during normal business hours.
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