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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 -- 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, Jul 25, 2016 -- 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 creme de la creme. Finally, Peruvian spot La Mar on San Francisco's Embarcadero serves up sea-to-shore selections with a San Francisco twist.

Maykadeh, Little Chihuahua Mexican, Pican (Episode #905H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

First, Persian accents and aromatic spices fill the air in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach at Maykadeh Restaurant. Next, we run south of the border - ok, maybe just south of Market, where an impressive salsa bar awaits at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco's Noe Valley. Finally, we head east to get a taste of New Orleans and the South with piquant plates and big bold bourbons at Pican, in Oakland.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 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.

Maykadeh, Little Chihuahua Mexican, Pican (Episode #905H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

First, Persian accents and aromatic spices fill the air in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach at Maykadeh Restaurant. Next, we run south of the border - ok, maybe just south of Market, where an impressive salsa bar awaits at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco's Noe Valley. Finally, we head east to get a taste of New Orleans and the South with piquant plates and big bold bourbons at Pican, in Oakland.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

Maykadeh, Little Chihuahua Mexican, Pican (Episode #905H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

First, Persian accents and aromatic spices fill the air in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach at Maykadeh Restaurant. Next, we run south of the border - ok, maybe just south of Market, where an impressive salsa bar awaits at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco's Noe Valley. Finally, we head east to get a taste of New Orleans and the South with piquant plates and big bold bourbons at Pican, in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Massimo's, Old Jerusalem Restaurant, Baker Street Bistro (Episode #906H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

To start the show we head to Fremont and Massimo's for Italian dishes straight from Nona's cookbook. Then, it's off to San Francisco's Mission district for a taste of the Holy Land at a not so easy-to-spot eatery, Old Jerusalem Restaurant. Also in San Francisco, Francophiles unite where charming decor and perfect Parisian fare wow at Baker Street Bistro in Cow Hollow.

Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso (Episode #902H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 9:00 AM

At our first restaurant, the bright bold flavors of Catalan cooking are the pride and joy of tasty tapas spot Contigo in San Francisco. For Texas-style barbeque done right, we follow the blazing smoke trails over the bridge to Smoke Berkeley. Finally, San Leandro neighborhood gem Paradiso features fresh Mediterranean cuisine, along with a page-turning wine list.

Maykadeh, Little Chihuahua Mexican, Pican (Episode #905H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 -- 8:30 PM

First, Persian accents and aromatic spices fill the air in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach at Maykadeh Restaurant. Next, we run south of the border - ok, maybe just south of Market, where an impressive salsa bar awaits at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco's Noe Valley. Finally, we head east to get a taste of New Orleans and the South with piquant plates and big bold bourbons at Pican, in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso (Episode #902H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 -- 1:30 AM

At our first restaurant, the bright bold flavors of Catalan cooking are the pride and joy of tasty tapas spot Contigo in San Francisco. For Texas-style barbeque done right, we follow the blazing smoke trails over the bridge to Smoke Berkeley. Finally, San Leandro neighborhood gem Paradiso features fresh Mediterranean cuisine, along with a page-turning wine list.

Massimo's, Old Jerusalem Restaurant, Baker Street Bistro (Episode #906H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

To start the show we head to Fremont and Massimo's for Italian dishes straight from Nona's cookbook. Then, it's off to San Francisco's Mission district for a taste of the Holy Land at a not so easy-to-spot eatery, Old Jerusalem Restaurant. Also in San Francisco, Francophiles unite where charming decor and perfect Parisian fare wow at Baker Street Bistro in Cow Hollow.

Maykadeh, Little Chihuahua Mexican, Pican (Episode #905H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

First, Persian accents and aromatic spices fill the air in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach at Maykadeh Restaurant. Next, we run south of the border - ok, maybe just south of Market, where an impressive salsa bar awaits at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco's Noe Valley. Finally, we head east to get a taste of New Orleans and the South with piquant plates and big bold bourbons at Pican, in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso (Episode #902H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

At our first restaurant, the bright bold flavors of Catalan cooking are the pride and joy of tasty tapas spot Contigo in San Francisco. For Texas-style barbeque done right, we follow the blazing smoke trails over the bridge to Smoke Berkeley. Finally, San Leandro neighborhood gem Paradiso features fresh Mediterranean cuisine, along with a page-turning wine list.

Salute E Vita Ristorante, Lolo Restaurant and Le G (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Salute e Vita Ristorante (Richmond), Lolo Restaurant (San Francisco) and Le Garage (Sausalito) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 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, Jul 16, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

Bacon Bacon, Plaj Restaurant, Evvia Estiatorio (Episode #901H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

If you've jumped on the bacon bandwagon, be sure to catch a ride with Bacon Bacon food truck as it scampers around the Bay - we're positive you'll be in hog heaven! Plaj Restaurant in San Francisco serves up distinctive ingredients in an elegant ambiance that provides a truly Nordic experience. Lastly, savor the foods of Grecian gods at Evvia Estiatorio in Palo Alto, where Greek wine and cuisine transport diners to a seat at Zeus' table.

Don Pico's Bistro, Lovejoy's Tea Room, Saha (Episode #601H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 7:30 PM

First, a celebration of food from Mexico, "taking tea" in a unique setting, and exotic dining with Yemenese Arabic cuisine. The guests make a lively bunch that revels in their restaurant selections of Don Pico's Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria, Lovejoy's Tea Room, and Saha. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 7:30 PM

Salute E Vita Ristorante, Lolo Restaurant and Le G (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

Salute e Vita Ristorante (Richmond), Lolo Restaurant (San Francisco) and Le Garage (Sausalito) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 -- 1:00 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, Jul 16, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

Don Pico's Bistro, Lovejoy's Tea Room, Saha (Episode #601H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

First, a celebration of food from Mexico, "taking tea" in a unique setting, and exotic dining with Yemenese Arabic cuisine. The guests make a lively bunch that revels in their restaurant selections of Don Pico's Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria, Lovejoy's Tea Room, and Saha. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 12:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Chez Maman, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Kirala (Episode #309H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 -- 8:30 PM

With a counter and 2 tables inside, and 3 tables outside, our first place is small - small, but with lots of French bistro and American fare. Space is not an issue at the next venue - with the Ocean right outside, it serves up a varied menu. Finally, a Japanese place where sushi and a Robata grill are the main features.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill (Episode #407H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Chez Maman, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Kirala (Episode #309H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

With a counter and 2 tables inside, and 3 tables outside, our first place is small - small, but with lots of French bistro and American fare. Space is not an issue at the next venue - with the Ocean right outside, it serves up a varied menu. Finally, a Japanese place where sushi and a Robata grill are the main features.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 5:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 3:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 6:30 PM

Da Lian, The Mountain House, Buca Di Beppo (Episode #219H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Full platters, pleasure and parties are the plan at our first stop. Then authentic Northern Chinese flavors remind one guest of times past. And the long and winding road leads to a game-centric menu in a rural setting.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 9:00 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 -- 1:30 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
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    • Mon 6/27: DT9 PSIP issue for Over the Air viewers

      RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:50pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3 again. – – – – – (DT9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) Our Over the Air (OTA) signal for DT9 is still transmitting. However, we are aware that the PSIP information line in our OTA signal has stopped. Engineers […]

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      UPDATE: The signal was restored apx 5pm Monday. Most TVs will have recovered the signal on their own, but some viewers may need to do a rescan in order to re-acquire the signal. – – – – – – – – – – – – Our KQEH transmitter in the San Jose area has suffered […]

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      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

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