Before there was Yelp, there was Check, Please! Bay Area, the KQED-produced restaurant criticism show featuring regular (that is, not professionally critical) people. And now is, reports Appeal pal Paolo Lucchesi, your chance to appear on the award winning show’s sixth season.

KQED describes the show as “the weekly restaurant review series in which Bay Area residents, just like you, share dining-out experiences in a lively roundtable discussion.” Faithful viewers will also note that the lively discussion often appears to be fueled by free-flowing red wine and, as the Chron notes “it’s funny/uncomfortable when someone in the group really doesn’t like the restaurant.”

And now they’re seeking fresh meat to review the various restaurants that make the Bay Area culinary heaven. The requirements to participate are here: you have to be over 21 and willing to come to KQED’s SF studio to tape the show, and the application form is here.

Sources tell us you have a better chance of getting cast if you highlight venues the show hasn’t featured in the past, so a quick spin through their episode archive might be a good idea.

Check Please! Bay Area’s sixth season is expected to air beginning in July, 2011.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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