Amy Pennington Named Host of Check Please

I got this in my inbox and I just had to share. Amy Pennington is hosting a local show. So happy for her. You will love her and this show.

Watch the premiere Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

Seattle-based author, gardener and cook Amy Pennington will host the Northwest edition of public television’s popular restaurant review show Check, Please!, debuting March 8 at 7 p.m. on KCTS 9.

Stay in touch with Check, Please! Northwest on Facebook!

A lifelong food lover, Amy Pennington has been immersed in Seattle’s restaurant scene for nearly 15 years. Starting as a host at Tom Douglas’s Palace Kitchen, she went on to produce and guest on KIRO’s weekly In the Kitchen with Tom & Thierry radio show and teach at Seattle Culinary Academy and Bastyr University.

Amy is a regular contributing writer to Edible Seattle, Crosscut, Food52 and SIP Northwest. Her first book, Urban Pantry, was named one of 2010’s Best Cookbooks by Her most recent book is Apartment Gardening–Plants Projects and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home. As creator and owner of GoGo Green Garden, she builds and tends edible backyard gardens for city folk who want to grow their own produce and launched a website,, that pairs city gardeners with available garden space.

“Check, Please! takes my favorite things—eating good food, dining out and entertaining people—and wraps them up in one awesome show,” says Amy Pennington. “I’m looking forward to sharing food, laughter and great times with folks around the table. Let’s eat!”

“I’m thrilled to have Amy as host of Check, Please! Northwest” says series creator and executive producer David Manilow. “She’s smart, funny and fun, and she knows Seattle’s restaurant and food scene inside and out. She’ll be fantastic!”

About Check, Please! Northwest
First launched on Chicago public television station WTTW in 2001, Check, Please! is now one of the top-rated locally produced series in five cities including San Francisco and Miami. Check, Please! Northwest on KCTS 9 is a lively, unpredictable showcase for a vibrant Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest food scene. Every week on the show, three people each recommend a favorite restaurant. After anonymously checking out each other’s recommendations, they get back together with host Amy Pennington to discuss, dispute, and celebrate their dining experiences. Want to tell us about your favorite spot? Apply to be a guest on the show.

Support for Check, Please! Northwest comes from Space Needle LLC and KCTS 9 members.


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