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Show-Inspired Restaurant Lineup Delivers Best of Independents 

A special holiday ticket price of $49 is available now through Jan. 1, 2014, for the second year of the hit culinary event, Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape, downtown Phoenix.

The event is set for Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am-3pm.

Based on the most popular locally produced TV show on Eight, Arizona PBS, Eight and R Entertainment Company again will transform CityScape into an exploration of Arizona’s independent restaurant scene – from five-star dining  establishments to tucked away cafes.

The second annual Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival promises a lineup of discussions, demonstrations and celebrity chef participants to inform and entertain, equally compelling as its first successful year.

Special Holiday Ticket Price.  A special ticket price of $49 is available now through the holidays, Jan. 1, 2014, at www.azpbs.org/checkplease.  Click on ‘Tickets Available Now!.’ After Jan. 1, tickets are $59 through March 1; $69 through March 29.  Tickets are $79 at the gate.  Tickets are all inclusive of fresh foods, fine wine and craft beer sampling, as well as access to an insider’s series of seminars and several cooking demonstrations on two stages. 

Season Four of Check, Please! Arizona on Eight.  Season four of this two-time Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thurs., Jan. 2, 7pm.  Check, Please! Arizona is continuously the highest-rated local series on Eight, hosted by James Beard Foundation award-winning Chef Robert McGrath.  By the end of season four, more than 150 restaurants will have been featured on the show.   Fans can nominate their favorite eatery; view previous shows online; see an interactive map and even obtain recipes at www.azpbs.org/checkplease.

For more information on sponsorship and participation opportunities with Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival, please contact Chelsea Fox at R Entertainment Company, 480.657.7333 ext.15 or email Chelsea@r-entertainment.com.

If You Go

What: Check, Please! Arizona Fesival

Where: CityScape

When: March 30, 2014, 11am – 3pm

Tickets: $49 (through January 1, 2014), buy online