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Check Please! Returns: Paul Castronovo to Cohost First Episode

Check Please, the South Florida restaurant review show hosted by Michelle Bernstein, is set to return to WPBT2 on Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. The new season will feature a host of South Florida restaurants, most of them in Broward County.

Joining Bernstein in the premiere episode are Paul Castronovo, actress-drag queen Miss Finesse, and Don Bailey (of Don Bailey Carpets).

Though he's a morning drive radio host first and foremost, Paul Castronovo is a foodie and vineyard owner, so the episode should be quite interesting.

For a list of season ten's episodes and the restaurants highlighted, visit checkpleasefl.com.

Episode 1001- Premiering May 20

Greek Isles Taverna, Fort Lauderdale; Here Comes the Sun, Miami; and Anthony's Runway 84, Fort Lauderdale

Episode 1002- Premiering May 27
Sea Watch, Fort Lauderdale; Gol! The Taste of Brazil, Delray Beach; and La Villetta Ristorante, Boca Raton

Episode 1003- Premiering June 3
Doña Paulina, Miami; Sushi Room, Hollywood; and Taberna de Ignacio, Hialeah

Episode 1004- Premiering June 10
Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill, Miami Beach; Thai Spice, Fort Lauderdale; and III Forks, Palm Beach Gardens

Episode 1005 - Premiering June 17
Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market, Miami; Green Papaya, Hialeah; and La Creperie, Lauderhill



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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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