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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 21, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 21, 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia (Episode #914H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Revisit three Mediterranean-themed restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai and Butterfly Restaurant (Episode #913H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

Revisit three Asian-themed restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie's Barbeque Joint and Auntie April's Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food (Episode #916H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Revisit three Southern soul food restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie's Barbeque Joint and Auntie April's Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 7:30 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 9: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli and Tanguito-Argentinean Grill & Empanadas (Episode #915H)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Revisit three Mom 'n' Pop restaurants from the Check, Please! archives: The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli, and Tanguito-Argentinean Grill & Empanadas.

Angkor Borei, Indigo, Farallon (Episode #801H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 12:30 AM

Our first San Francisco restaurant, Angkor Borei, provides traditional Cambodian cuisine that has been satisfying customers for nearly thirty years.
* Next, Indigo's expansive wooden bar and open ambiance creates the perfect setting for the touch-of-Asian in the New American cuisine served there.
* Lastly housed in an historic building, Farallon invites all seafood lovers to dine in spectacularly creative, decorative surroundings.

Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia (Episode #914H)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Revisit three Mediterranean-themed restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai and Butterfly Restaurant (Episode #913H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Revisit three Asian-themed restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: Ristorante Ideale, La Mediterranee and La Ciccia.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 15, 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 9: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

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!

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

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 8:30 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: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 12, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 11, 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.

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 12:30 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?

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 12:00 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 Life: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 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 Life: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 12:30 AM

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?

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      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

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      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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