Here in the Bay Area there is a show called Check, Please! that shows 3 regular Bay Area people and their recommendations on their favorite spot. The places of choice offer a wide range of places from food trucks to high end places.
I see it as 3 people that climb on top of their soap box and tout about why their place is the best and the other two participants might rip it apart. I find it entertaining but uncomfortable at the same time.
The moderator, Leslie Sbroco, is charming and is good at keeping the show lighthearted and fun…even if someone is tearing down their colleagues choice. She seems to really know her wine and gives very interesting tips for each show.