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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 7:30 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: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Valette, Eatsa, Osso (Episode #1110H)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Two brothers work together to execute a quintessential wine country eatery at Valette in Healdsburg. In stark contrast, a fully-automated spot with fresh and healthy vegetarian bowls, delivered via a high-tech cubby, at eatsa in San Francisco. And finally, a place for steak, substantial sides and an amazing wine list at Osso Steakhouse in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

OI-C Bowl Chinese Kitchen, Los Moles and Hotel Mac Restaurant (Episode #1004H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

From Chinese and puebla-style to classic comfort food, this week's guests invite Bay Area diners to Oi-C Bowl Chinese Kitchen, Los Moles and Hotel Mac Restaurant. Will they agree on their favorite eateries? Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 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.

El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine, The Table (Episode #1109H)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Flavorful, fresh, authentic ingredients combine to create traditional dishes at El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru in El Cerrito. Attentive service and a modern vibe set the stage for the aromatic seasonings from India, China and Thailand that unite at Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine in San Carlos. A menu reflecting the new cultures of American cooking, hand-crafted cocktails, and casual-considerate service all come together at The Table in San Jose.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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

Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria, and Bistro Vis a Vis (Episode #811H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

* Cool but cozy, Live Sushi delivers fresh seafood and a creative spin to traditional Japanese cuisine. It's in the heart of the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
* Unpretentious Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria in Hayward is a quick stop for Mexican comfort food favorites - stop, and shop for groceries at the same time!
* Last, but not least, Greenbrae's hidden gem Bistro Vis a Vis presents Marin residents with a chance to enjoy elegant, sustainable and locally-sourced food without driving to the city.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine, The Table (Episode #1109H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Flavorful, fresh, authentic ingredients combine to create traditional dishes at El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru in El Cerrito. Attentive service and a modern vibe set the stage for the aromatic seasonings from India, China and Thailand that unite at Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine in San Carlos. A menu reflecting the new cultures of American cooking, hand-crafted cocktails, and casual-considerate service all come together at The Table in San Jose.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Pintxo Pote, Red Hill Station and Osmanthus (Episode #1003H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Traditional Basque cooking at Pintxo Pote, ultra-fresh seafood at Red Hill Station and Osmanthus' focus on Japanese, South-Asian flavors. Leslie Sbrocco hosts as local diners share their favorite Bay Area eateries.

Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria, and Bistro Vis a Vis (Episode #811H)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

* Cool but cozy, Live Sushi delivers fresh seafood and a creative spin to traditional Japanese cuisine. It's in the heart of the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
* Unpretentious Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria in Hayward is a quick stop for Mexican comfort food favorites - stop, and shop for groceries at the same time!
* Last, but not least, Greenbrae's hidden gem Bistro Vis a Vis presents Marin residents with a chance to enjoy elegant, sustainable and locally-sourced food without driving to the city.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Helmand Palace, El Huarache Loco, Izzy's (Episode #612H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Local diners enjoy the fragrant Afghani spices and hearty portions served at Helmand Palace in San Francisco; the Mexican food at El Huarache Loco, a unique dining spot found at the Alemany Farmers' Markets and at "Off the Grid"; and Izzy's Steaks and Chops, a San Francisco tradition for the past 25 years.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 12:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 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.

Helmand Palace, El Huarache Loco, Izzy's (Episode #612H)

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Local diners enjoy the fragrant Afghani spices and hearty portions served at Helmand Palace in San Francisco; the Mexican food at El Huarache Loco, a unique dining spot found at the Alemany Farmers' Markets and at "Off the Grid"; and Izzy's Steaks and Chops, a San Francisco tradition for the past 25 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Heartbaker, The Cook and Her Farmer, 1601 Bar & Kitchen (Episode #1108H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A sweet bakery serving creative savory flavors for breakfast, lunch and, often dinner in San Francisco at Heartbaker. Then locally-sourced, community-centric cooking is the focus at The Cook and Her Farmer in Oakland. Finally, a contemporary take on Sri Lankan cuisine with vibrant small plates prepared by a French-trained chef at 1601 Bar & Kitchen in San Francisco.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 1:00 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?

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

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

La Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia (Episode #610H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Diners recommend the fresh hand-made tortillas and traditional menu at La Mexicana Restaurant in Oakland, new sushi combinations that will make your mouth water at cozy Kabuto Sushi in San Francisco, and Florentine and Northern Italian dishes at their best in San Francisco at a place called Pazzia Restaurant & Pizzeria.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 12:00 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 Life: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 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.

Cosecha, Bull Valley Roadhouse and Michael Warring (Episode #1001H)

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Made-from-scratch Mexican dishes at Cosecha, Bull Valley Roadhouse's comfort food and Michael Warring's molecular cuisine. Will the Bay Area diners agree on their favorite local spots? Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Backdoor Bistro and Wine Bar, Kingdom of Dumpling, John Ash and Co. Restaurant (Episode #1107H)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Local chef, born and bred in the East Bay, sources local farm fresh ingredients for her California-casual spot at Backdoor Bistro & Wine Bar in Vacaville. Then a San Francisco hole-in-the-wall eatery serves-up tongue-burning, steaming-morsels at Kingdom of Dumpling. Finally, elegant, sophisticated and seasonal wine country cuisine excels at John Ash & Co. Restaurant in Santa Rosa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Cosecha, Bull Valley Roadhouse and Michael Warring (Episode #1001H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Made-from-scratch Mexican dishes at Cosecha, Bull Valley Roadhouse's comfort food and Michael Warring's molecular cuisine. Will the Bay Area diners agree on their favorite local spots? Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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?

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