Monday, May 29, 2023

This Could Be Your Chance To Be a TV Restaurant Critic

While everyone feels they are a critic online with Yelp and Trip Advisor, few are able to spout their dining opinions while in front of a TV camera.

Celeb chef and restaurateur Michelle Bernstein has been giving regular folks the chance to do that with her popular PBS show, “Check Please! South Florida” For 12 years now, you’ve been able to volunteer to be a part of the discussion between diners, the TV host and restaurant owners about food, serving and now, about eating during a pandemic.

The first show in the new season taped in October and will air in April 2021. The next show tapes Nov. 17, and you can watch on Facebook or YouTube. Restaurants from all three SoFla counties are included during the show’s run (Delray’s Rose’s Daughter was in the first episode tapes). Ah, the joys of living in a virtual world.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, these restaurants will be discussed: Three Sons Brewing Co. in Dania Beach, Top Round in Fort Lauderdale, and Dandee Donut Factory in Margate. The taping will be followed by a short Q&A with Michelle Bernstein and guests.

The drink of the night for the Tuesday taping is a black & tan (half pale ale, half dark beer). There’s a trick to keeping them separated in the glass and you should tune in for that.

Also tune in because Bernstein is a charming, knowledgeable host who keeps the conversation moving and the topics relevant.

Here are the rest of the taping dates for the show, all of which will air on WPBT and WXEL in 2021.

  • November 17th
  • December 8th
  • January 12th
  • January 26th
  • February 16th
  • March 16th
  • March 30th
  • April 20th
  • May 11th

For more info, or to apply to be a guest critic, go here:

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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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