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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Little Shin Shin, The Refuge and Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (Episode #808H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

* A veteran Chinese restaurant in Oakland, Little Shin Shin Restaurant invites us to try their fresh and delicious Hunan, Sichuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese-style dishes.
* Next, the classically-trained chefs at The Refuge in San Carlos combine beer with traditionally prepared pastrami.
* Lastly, taste a little Madrid-in-San Francisco, at Canela Bistro and Wine Bar, where local ingredients blend with imported goodies from Spain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

HRD Smokin' Grill, Buddy's Bites and Brews, and Metro Lafayette (Episode #810H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

* Bold Korean ingredients are skillfully blended in North Beach at HRD Smokin' Grill to make an harmonious fusion of flavors.
* Hayward gets a taste of the beach at Buddy's Bites and Brews, where beers, cocktails and seafood support a laid-back lifestyle.
* Last up, offering the largest patio in the East Bay, and a sophisticated big-city menu in the heart of suburbia, the elegantly-casual Metro Lafayette delivers!

Naschmarkt, Cafe Tiramisu and Wood Tavern (Episode #809H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

* A little taste of Austria thrives in downtown Campbell at Naschmarkt Restaurant, where the Vienna-born chef lightens up schnitzels and spatzles with Californian ingredients.
* Next, Cafe Tiramisu in San Francisco's scenic Belden Place charms Italian aficionados with its authentic fare and al fresco, alleyway-ambiance.
* Heading east, Oakland's Wood Tavern is a College Avenue neighborhood hub that offers an American brasserie-inspired menu.

Little Shin Shin, The Refuge and Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (Episode #808H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

* A veteran Chinese restaurant in Oakland, Little Shin Shin Restaurant invites us to try their fresh and delicious Hunan, Sichuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese-style dishes.
* Next, the classically-trained chefs at The Refuge in San Carlos combine beer with traditionally prepared pastrami.
* Lastly, taste a little Madrid-in-San Francisco, at Canela Bistro and Wine Bar, where local ingredients blend with imported goodies from Spain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Bocanova, Willi's Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus (Episode #805H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

* Latin-inspired flavors thrill the palate at the Pan-American Grill, Bocanova, in Jack London Square.
* Next, small plates, a local handpicked winelist and worldly flavors abound at Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa.
* Lastly, elegant and chic, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus serves lunch, afternoon tea and lots of bubbles under its landmark, stained-glass dome in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Pompei's Grotto, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food, SPQR (Episode #804H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

* Our first restaurant, Pompei's Grotto, is a family owned spot on Fisherman's Wharf's that's been serving up fresh seafood since 1946.
* Next, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food in Santa Clara makes homemade Southern comfort staples that satisfy heart and soul.
*Finally, combining a bustling San Francisco vibe with an intimate and cozy setting, SPQR delivers authentic, modern Italian cuisine and original Italian wine from small producers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, Turtle Tower and Copita Tequileria y Comida (Episode #812H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

* We head north to wine country for our first stop - to Healdsburg's Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, where local, homegrown and house-made is the mantra.
* Then back to San Francisco, where a Vietnamese family simmers tasty broth for their Northern-style pho at Turtle Tower.
* Finally we cross the Bay to Sausalito and Copita Tequileria y Comida for authentic, traditional Mexican fare, tequila and a party atmosphere.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Bocanova, Willi's Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus (Episode #805H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

* Latin-inspired flavors thrill the palate at the Pan-American Grill, Bocanova, in Jack London Square.
* Next, small plates, a local handpicked winelist and worldly flavors abound at Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa.
* Lastly, elegant and chic, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus serves lunch, afternoon tea and lots of bubbles under its landmark, stained-glass dome in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Pompei's Grotto, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food, SPQR (Episode #804H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

* Our first restaurant, Pompei's Grotto, is a family owned spot on Fisherman's Wharf's that's been serving up fresh seafood since 1946.
* Next, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food in Santa Clara makes homemade Southern comfort staples that satisfy heart and soul.
*Finally, combining a bustling San Francisco vibe with an intimate and cozy setting, SPQR delivers authentic, modern Italian cuisine and original Italian wine from small producers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 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.

Roti Indian, Chop Bar & Park Tavern (Episode #712H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Roti Indian Bistro, Chop Bar and Park Tavern are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant (Episode #711H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

San Francisco restaurants Bella Trattoria, Outerlands and Greens Restaurants are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 7:30 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: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros and 1300 On Fillmore (Episode #707H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 8:30 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 Life: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

Hayes Street Grill, Mama's On Washington Square, (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

First, we take a stop at Hayes Street Grill, a local institution that stands on its reputation for the best and freshest fish around. Then, we cozy up to a little family-run spot called Mama's on Washington Square where they serve up a menu with fresh waffles and pancakes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Sahn Maru Korean BBQ offers more than just barbecue. Its traditional Korean fare comes with warm, family-friendly service and plenty of tasty banchan (small side dishes).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 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.

Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros and 1300 On Fillmore (Episode #707H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 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 Life: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 1:00 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: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 7:00 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: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Ristorante Milano, Scolari's Good Eats and Fuse Box (Episode #1002H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 3:00 PM

Host Leslie Sbrocco and guests discuss their favorite Bay Area restaurants, featuring fresh Northern Italian fare, towering fork-and-knife burgers and Seoul food that meets soul food. Will the guests agree?

Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill (Episode #702H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 9:00 AM

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?

Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine (Episode #701H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 2:30 AM

Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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