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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Dona Thomas, Amber India, Scala's Bistro (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Fresh, seasonal ingredients are transformed into Mexican food at our first restaurant, a casual place for all. The second stop is northern Indian. This restaurant has white tablecloths and stellar service as well as great flavors and wonderful bread. The third place has dramatic architectural elements and walls adorned with murals. The bar scene is hip and the northern Italian food keeps customers satisfied.

Shalizaar, South Park Cafe, Forbes Island (Episode #207H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Large portions of genuine Persian food make this family restaurant a relaxed place to visit. The same can be said for the next location, off a park, in the middle of the city, but here the food is traditional French. While, it takes a boat ride to get to our last, a California inspired dining establishment.

Luka's Taproom & Lounge, King of Falafel and La Costanera Restaurant (Episode #912H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

We start in Oakland at Luka's Taproom and Lounge with its eclectic menu, extensive bar and spacious dance floor. Next, San Francisco's King of Falafel has been offering diners a taste of a Middle Eastern classic for more than 40 years. Lastly, we head to Montara for contemporary Peruvian cuisine served with a side of ocean-front views, at La Costanera Restaurant.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 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 Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

Luka's Taproom & Lounge, King of Falafel and La Costanera Restaurant (Episode #912H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

We start in Oakland at Luka's Taproom and Lounge with its eclectic menu, extensive bar and spacious dance floor. Next, San Francisco's King of Falafel has been offering diners a taste of a Middle Eastern classic for more than 40 years. Lastly, we head to Montara for contemporary Peruvian cuisine served with a side of ocean-front views, at La Costanera Restaurant.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Phnom Penh House, Pho VI Hoa and Grand Cafe (Episode #706H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

Phnom Penh House (Oakland), Pho Vi Hoa (Los Altos) and Grand Cafe (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

Bill's Place, Cafe Rouge, Le Colonial (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Burgers and chandeliers make an unusual combination at our first stop; while the chandeliers at the next, with its French inspired menu, are more contemporary. Then the Asian flavors of Vietnam combine with a trendy, bar scene for an elegant dining experience.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Pasta Moon, Town Hall, Suppenkuche (Episode #204H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Contemporary Italian, in a romantic seaside setting, begin our show, followed by a lively, trendy, fun spot with comfort food. Then off to the flavors of Germany and the boisterous atmosphere of this beer-centric restaurant.

Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora (Episode #203H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Authentic ingredients flown in from New York, make this delicatessen a special find; while flavors cultivated from a love affair with Mexico are the inspiration at our next stop. And finally the Veneto region of Italy is the focus, with just a dab of Hungarian.

Luka's Taproom & Lounge, King of Falafel and La Costanera Restaurant (Episode #912H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

We start in Oakland at Luka's Taproom and Lounge with its eclectic menu, extensive bar and spacious dance floor. Next, San Francisco's King of Falafel has been offering diners a taste of a Middle Eastern classic for more than 40 years. Lastly, we head to Montara for contemporary Peruvian cuisine served with a side of ocean-front views, at La Costanera Restaurant.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Season 4 begins with 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Pomelo, Deedee's, Farina (Episode #502H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

Enjoy a light take on healthy, family-style vegetarian cuisine from North Western India at Deedee's on Lafayette Street in Santa Clara. Next, Farina on 18th in San Francisco takes you to the Ligurian region of Italy where fresh, organic ingredients shine. Finally, Pomelo on Church in San Francisco offers global tastes with fragrant aromas and big bowls of nourishment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Capo's, Bistro Liaison and La Mar (Episode #908H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Deep dish pizzas are king at Capo's in North Beach, where a retro Chicago theme inspires the menu and the decor. Next, a little slice of Paris awaits you in Berkeley at Bistro Liaison, where bouillabaisse and boeuf bourguignon are the cr?me de la cr?me. Finally, Peruvian spot La Mar on San Francisco's Embarcadero serves up sea-to-shore selections with a San Francisco twist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Rivoli, The Chairman and Station House Cafe (Episode #704H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

This week's show features favorite eateries which all specialize in serving fresh foods to their customers. For more than 18 years, Berkeley's classic Rivoli Restaurant has been providing diners with delicious seasonal California cuisine. Next, we chase down The Chairman Truck, a traveling eatery which serves savory Chinese food to long lines of hungry and excited customers. Finally, enjoy fresh, local, and perfectly prepared oysters, seafood, and produce inside or al fresco at The Station House Cafe, located on Highway One in Point Reyes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 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.

La Folie, Aldo's Ristorante & Bar, Golden Lotus (Episode #221H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

An elegant setting, French menu and perfect service meets home-style Italian with a Sorrento born chef and authentic musical entertainment in this show. Both contrast the vegetarian restaurant with chicken, pork and beef on the menu.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 1:00 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.

Capo's, Bistro Liaison and La Mar (Episode #908H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Deep dish pizzas are king at Capo's in North Beach, where a retro Chicago theme inspires the menu and the decor. Next, a little slice of Paris awaits you in Berkeley at Bistro Liaison, where bouillabaisse and boeuf bourguignon are the cr?me de la cr?me. Finally, Peruvian spot La Mar on San Francisco's Embarcadero serves up sea-to-shore selections with a San Francisco twist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Senor Sisig, M.Y. China, Italian Colors Restaurant (Episode #907H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Our first spot has crafted its crossover cuisine, dishing out Filipino-fusion at Senor Sisig, a San Francisco food truck . Next, in the heart of the Westfield Mall, find a feast for all of the senses, where noodles are thrown, scissored and served at M.Y. China in San Francisco. Heading east, Oakland's Italian Colors Restaurant is a family-friendly environment where guests can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy served up with a smile.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 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.

Senor Sisig, M.Y. China, Italian Colors Restaurant (Episode #907H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

Our first spot has crafted its crossover cuisine, dishing out Filipino-fusion at Senor Sisig, a San Francisco food truck . Next, in the heart of the Westfield Mall, find a feast for all of the senses, where noodles are thrown, scissored and served at M.Y. China in San Francisco. Heading east, Oakland's Italian Colors Restaurant is a family-friendly environment where guests can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy served up with a smile.

Paulie's Pickling, Zut! On Fourth, Marin Sun (Episode #904H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Our first spot, Paulie's Pickling, has perfected its pickling performance with acidic-centric servings at a petite San Francisco location. Next, California and Mediterranean cuisine merge at eclectic East Bay eatery Zut! on Fourth in Berkeley. Lastly, we head up north to Point Reyes and Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop & Restaurant for the ultimate in farm-to-fork feasting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Chiaroscuro, Chef Chu's and Lanesplitter Pizza And (Episode #703H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

Chiaroscuro, Chef Chu's and Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub are the eateries selected by local diners. Will all three Bay Area diners agree on their favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

Senor Sisig, M.Y. China, Italian Colors Restaurant (Episode #907H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Our first spot has crafted its crossover cuisine, dishing out Filipino-fusion at Senor Sisig, a San Francisco food truck . Next, in the heart of the Westfield Mall, find a feast for all of the senses, where noodles are thrown, scissored and served at M.Y. China in San Francisco. Heading east, Oakland's Italian Colors Restaurant is a family-friendly environment where guests can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy served up with a smile.

Mandalay, Cafe Gibraltar, Alhamra (Episode #604H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Join this week's guests as they travel to Burma, California, and India ... without leaving the table! Mandalay features Burmese and Mandarin cuisine, Cafe Gibraltar offers a gateway to the Mediterranean, and Alhamra serves up Indian favorites. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
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      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

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      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET DT25 was off the air for a portion of Sunday morning, due to the transmitter taking a power hit. The signal has been restored. Most receivers should have re-acquired our signal once it returned, but a few Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan in order to restore […]

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