[Via Gapers Block] Check Please! is something of a Chicago institution. Airing on Chicago’s PBS channel, WTTW, the show rounds up 3 Chicagoans who recommend and review eachothers’ favorite restaurants. Back in 2001, then State Senator Barack Obama appeared on the show to recommend his favorite restaurant – Hyde Park’s Dixie Kitchen. The Obama episode will re-air Friday, January 16th at 8 PM, just in time for inauguration. Centerstage Chicago also has a list of Obama’s other favorite restaurants in the city, including Topolobampo, Spiaggia, and Fiesta Pizza. At the right are Barack and Michelle visting Spiaggia for their anniversary.