S01E01: Check Please Sushi Wabi 10/2/2001

Minimalist decor accented by delicious artful sushi. Traditional Japanese products have a special quality about them that attracts the viewer on both a conscious and sub conscious level. This magnetic appeal is both sensual and spiritual, and therefore affects, at least to some degree, people who have had no training at all in aesthetics and are not known for their sensitivity to beauty. West Loop 842 W. Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 563-1224 Premiered 10/2/2001


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S01E13: Check Please Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop 1/8/2002

Dixieland and zydeco music draw guests in to a screened-in dining section of Dixie Kitchen where 1940s and '50s flea-market treasures complement the Cajun and southern fare. Hyde Park / University Of Chicago 5225 S. Harper Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 Premiered 1/8/2002

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S01E13: Check Please Spice Of Life Cafeteria 1/8/2002

Try the many healthy options at the cafeteria inside Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This hospital food will keep you coming back for more. Gold Coast 251 E. Huron Street Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 926-2000 Premiered 1/8/2002

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S01E12: Check Please Caponies Trattoria 01/29/2002

Caponies Trattoria is a family owned business (actually two families) located in the heart of Chicago's "Little Italy". They offer wood-fired pizza and many delicious pasta and Italian desserts. Dunning 7419 W. Irving Park Chicago, IL 60634 (773) 804-9024 Premiered 1/29/200

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S01E12: Check Please Spiaggia 1/29/2002

Spiaggia offers an unparalleled fine dining experience. Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano and his team deliver world-class cuisine. Near North Side 980 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 280-2750 Premiered 1/29/2002

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S01E11: Check Please D & J Bistro 1/15/2002

D & J offers a casual and budget-friendly French bistro. Lake Zurich 466 S. Rand Road Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (847) 438-8001 Premiered 1/15/2002

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