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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Stella Alpina Osteria, Bette's Oceanview Diner, Chou Chou (Episode #306H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Fresh, local, Northern Italian-flavors mark this subterranean osteria as our first stop. Next, a diner that's been serving breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. Finally, we cross the Atlantic again for a visit to a French bistro with a host brimming with personality.

Hana Japanese Restaurant, Cocotte and Sakoon (Episode #911H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

We start in Rohnert Park at Hana Japanese Restaurant for a superb sushi experience and a sock-it-to-'ya sake menu! Next, c'est si bon brasserie Cocotte in San Francisco showcases locally-sourced ingredients for its rustic rotisserie recipes and namesake dish. Lastly, we visit Sakoon in Mountain View, where traditional Indian cuisine is delivered in a modern presentation with a cosmopolitan vibe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Jason's, Clove & Hoof Butchery, Dragon Beaux (Episode #1115H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

There's an Asian twist to the Cal-Ital dishes at our first stop, Jason's Restaurant in Greenbrae. Then, it's all about locally-sourced, responsibly-raised meat in Oakland at Clove & Hoof Butchery and Restaurant. Finally, a spacious eatery serving steaming dim sum at lunch and sizzling hot pot at dinner, in San Francisco at Dragon Beaux.

Elite Cafe, Grand Oaks, Risibisi (Episode #603H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

This week's guests invite Bay Area diners to sample Cajun classics and more from The Elite Cafe, share tasty bites while watching the game at Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge, and savor earthy Italian food at Risibisi Italian Restaurant. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement, while Acquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

Indian Palace, Thanh Long, Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant (Episode #405H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

First Indian Palace delivers traditional recipes in an unlikely location, followed by crab, crab and more crab at Thanh Long. Then it's Italian elegance served up at Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Hana Japanese Restaurant, Cocotte and Sakoon (Episode #911H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

We start in Rohnert Park at Hana Japanese Restaurant for a superb sushi experience and a sock-it-to-'ya sake menu! Next, c'est si bon brasserie Cocotte in San Francisco showcases locally-sourced ingredients for its rustic rotisserie recipes and namesake dish. Lastly, we visit Sakoon in Mountain View, where traditional Indian cuisine is delivered in a modern presentation with a cosmopolitan vibe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Bistro Don Giovanni, El Molino Central, 1760 (Episode #1208H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Wine Country favorite Bistro Don Giovanni showcases traditional Italian cuisine in Napa. Find authentic, award-winning and vibrant Mexican flavors at a roadside eatery called El Molino Central. Finally, it's all about the ingredient-driven small plates and artisanal wines and cocktails at 1760 in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Elite Cafe, Grand Oaks, Risibisi (Episode #603H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

This week's guests invite Bay Area diners to sample Cajun classics and more from The Elite Cafe, share tasty bites while watching the game at Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge, and savor earthy Italian food at Risibisi Italian Restaurant. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Bistro Don Giovanni, El Molino Central, 1760 (Episode #1208H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Wine Country favorite Bistro Don Giovanni showcases traditional Italian cuisine in Napa. Find authentic, award-winning and vibrant Mexican flavors at a roadside eatery called El Molino Central. Finally, it's all about the ingredient-driven small plates and artisanal wines and cocktails at 1760 in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Capannina, Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen and Playground (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Contemporary decorations and a menu featuring flavors from the Isle of Capri are available at our first restaurant. The next spot keeps its menu in the U.S. but travels south for a taste of New Orleans. Then it's off to Korea for some kimchee and karaoke.

Vegetarian House, Gracias Madre, Madras Cafe (Episode #1114H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Vegetarians rejoice! The first Check, Please! Bay Area all-vegetarian show! Beginning in San Jose with international vegetarian selections delivered under the watchful eye of the supreme master at Vegetarian House. Next, fresh, organic ingredients meld together in Mexican vegan dishes at San Francisco's Gracias Madre. Finally, complex spices produce tantalizing aromas from the South Indian vegetarian spot in Sunnyvale, called Madras Cafe.

Indian Palace, Thanh Long, Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant (Episode #405H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

First Indian Palace delivers traditional recipes in an unlikely location, followed by crab, crab and more crab at Thanh Long. Then it's Italian elegance served up at Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Tropisueno, Bobo's and Pisces California (Episode #512H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Tropisueno Mexican Kitchen is a great place to congregate with friends for top-shelf Margaritas and hearty Mexican food. Next, a place decorated with an amusing touch of the circus, although the real spectacle is the special dry-aged steak at Bobo's. Finally, a little upscale neighborhood place with good food at reasonable prices at Pisces California Cuisine.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Lanna Thai, 20 Spot and Chalet Ticino (Episode #910H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

We visit the East Bay for a fiery taste of Southern Thailand with some modern twists at Lanna Thai in Livermore. In San Francisco, a stop at hipster-chic joint 20 Spot features a selective wine list and a small but satisfying sample of simply-cooked dishes. Lastly, we venture to the peninsula to and Chalet Ticino in Foster City for Swiss-Italian gastronomy straight from the heart of the Alps.

Monkey King Pub and Grub, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Grand Lake Kitchen (Episode #1207H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Named after the whimsical and mischievous Chinese superhero, Monkey King Pub and Grub offers Asian fusion dishes in Alameda. Then, the local, farm-to-table menu reaches new levels at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena. Finally, we stop by the upscale diner- deli combination at Grand Lake Kitchen in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Tropisueno, Bobo's and Pisces California (Episode #512H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tropisueno Mexican Kitchen is a great place to congregate with friends for top-shelf Margaritas and hearty Mexican food. Next, a place decorated with an amusing touch of the circus, although the real spectacle is the special dry-aged steak at Bobo's. Finally, a little upscale neighborhood place with good food at reasonable prices at Pisces California Cuisine.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Monkey King Pub and Grub, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Grand Lake Kitchen (Episode #1207H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Named after the whimsical and mischievous Chinese superhero, Monkey King Pub and Grub offers Asian fusion dishes in Alameda. Then, the local, farm-to-table menu reaches new levels at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena. Finally, we stop by the upscale diner- deli combination at Grand Lake Kitchen in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Holy Land, Sodini's Bertolucci's Ristorante, B44 Catalan Bistro (Episode #224H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A Kosher restaurant is featured first this time, followed by traditional American Italian food served up in historic surroundings. Then a virtual trip to Barcelona can be found at a Catalonian eatery, with sidewalk tables and umbrellas in a busy city alley.

Pinole Creek Cafe, Shanghai House and Murray Circle Restaurant (Episode #909H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

In an 1890s' Victorian home, Pinole Creek Cafe offers diners hearty American comfort food with a Eurasian flair. Next, Shanghai House in San Francisco is where diners come for classic Chinese cooking, such as the chicken wings, and stay for xiao long bao! Last, but not least, jaw-dropping views of the Bay enhance the mood at Murray Circle Restaurant, Cavalo Point, an elegant sanctuary with a sophisticated Californian menu and enormous wine list.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Whipper Snapper, Trabocco, Guamenkitzel (Episode #1113H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

We begin in the North Bay with Cal-fresh ingredients turned into Caribbean flavors at Whipper Snapper Restaurant in San Rafael. Next, we find a contemporary spot offering traditional Italian fare hidden in plain sight in an Alameda shopping mall at Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails. Finally, find made from-scratch modern German fare along with the largest selection of German beers in the East Bay in Berkeley at Gaumenkitzel German Restaurant, Beer and Wine Bar.

Addis, Woodhouse Fish Co., Panama Hotel & Restaura (Episode #509H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Using your fingers and sharing makes for a perfect meal at Addis Ethiopian Restaurant. At Woodhouse Fish Company you can navigate through the crab-shack fare to find both traditional and innovative seafood dishes. Lastly, you'll find the little bed and breakfast place called the Panama Hotel and Restaurant tucked away in a residential area serving up Californian cuisine with a twist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Borobudur Restaurant, Alegria's, Poggio (Episode #404H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Indonesian food starts the show at Borobudur Restaurant. Then traditional Spanish cuisine at Alegria's. Finally we visit Poggio for an Italian dining experience.

Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse (Episode #401H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

First, an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special!

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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