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

KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 5:00 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.

La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center (Episode #1011)

KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree?

Pork Store Cafe, Pizzaiolo, Zarzuela (Episode #609H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 10:30 AM

Diners start the day right with a hearty breakfast at a spot called Pork Store Cafe in San Francisco. Then head off to Pizzaiolo in Oakland for some of the best wood fired pizzas using organic, local products. For the last stop, take pleasure in the tantalizing flavors of traditional tapas and Spanish dishes at Zarzuela in San Francisco.

La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center (Episode #1011)

KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 7:00 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

Pork Store Cafe, Pizzaiolo, Zarzuela (Episode #609H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Diners start the day right with a hearty breakfast at a spot called Pork Store Cafe in San Francisco. Then head off to Pizzaiolo in Oakland for some of the best wood fired pizzas using organic, local products. For the last stop, take pleasure in the tantalizing flavors of traditional tapas and Spanish dishes at Zarzuela in San Francisco.

La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center (Episode #1011)

KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 3:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 9:00 AM

Indonesian food starts the show at Borobudur Restaurant. Then traditional Spanish cuisine at Alegria's. Finally we visit Poggio for an Italian dining experience.

La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center (Episode #1011)

KQED 9: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 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.

La Foret, Vega and Basque Cultural Center (Episode #1011)

KQED 9: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss French culinary classics at La Foret in San Jose, VEGA's homemade pizzas and pastas in San Francisco and all things Basque in South San Francisco at the Basque Cultural Center. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, May 21, 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.

Addis, Woodhouse Fish Co., Panama Hotel & Restaura (Episode #509H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Using your fingers and sharing makes for a perfect meal at Addis Ethiopian Restaurant. At Woodhouse Fish Company you can navigate through the crab-shack fare to find both traditional and innovative seafood dishes. Lastly, you'll find the little bed and breakfast place called the Panama Hotel and Restaurant tucked away in a residential area serving up Californian cuisine with a twist.

El Metate, Creola Bistro & Benjarong (Episode #508H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Mexican food just like our guest's grandmother used to make can be found at El Metate Restaurant.
And CreoLa Bistro is a quaint place with all things Cajun and Creole and flavors from Louisiana. < br>Finally, for colorful Thai food served up in a calm, spa-like atmosphere go to Benjarong Thai Cuisine.

Memo's Mexican Cuisine, Souls Restaurant & Flea (Episode #504H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Perfectly executed family recipes from North-Central Mexico and a house specialty of Chicken Pipian make Memo's Mexican Cuisine a great spot. And, the community spirit at a church-run spot adds another level of enjoyment at Souls Restaurant, where soul food is prepared fresh every day by members of the neighborhood. Finally, flavorful, fun, sustainable cuisine bought locally to make signature comfort foods and devilish desserts are at Flea Street Cafe.

Zare at Fly Trap, Barrio Fiesta, Flora (Episode #802H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

You don't have to travel far for Persian influenced Mediterranean cuisine as you can find it right here in San Francisco at Zare at Fly Trap.
* And, anyone looking for a festive location to celebrate with friends and family should visit Milpitas where Barrio Fiesta specializes in Filipino cooking.
* Finally, for a great place to relax and admire the surroundings you can pop into the old flower depot building in Oakland where Flora serves up their signature cocktails.

Zatar, China Village Restaurant and Walzwerk (Episode #1010)

KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss the special Middle-Eastern plates ate Zatar in Berkeley, the Szechwan-inspired China Village Restaurant in Albany and Walzwerk, a German eatery in San Francisco. Will they agree?

Dosa, Sapore Italiano Ristorante, Gather (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 10:30 AM

Visit an eco-friendly spot serving innovative South Indian fare with Dosa in San Francisco. Next, Sapore Italiano Ristorante's menu tours Italy without leaving its location in Burlingame. Vegetarians and omnivores share equal status with the inspired cuisine at Gather in Berkeley.

Zatar, China Village Restaurant and Walzwerk (Episode #1010)

KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 7:00 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss the special Middle-Eastern plates ate Zatar in Berkeley, the Szechwan-inspired China Village Restaurant in Albany and Walzwerk, a German eatery in San Francisco. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

Dosa, Sapore Italiano Ristorante, Gather (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 6:30 PM

Visit an eco-friendly spot serving innovative South Indian fare with Dosa in San Francisco. Next, Sapore Italiano Ristorante's menu tours Italy without leaving its location in Burlingame. Vegetarians and omnivores share equal status with the inspired cuisine at Gather in Berkeley.

Zatar, China Village Restaurant and Walzwerk (Episode #1010)

KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 12:00 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss the special Middle-Eastern plates ate Zatar in Berkeley, the Szechwan-inspired China Village Restaurant in Albany and Walzwerk, a German eatery in San Francisco. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:00 AM

Lahore Karahi, Patio Filipino, Sam's Grill (Episode #503H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 9:00 AM

We start off with a local favorite that's low on atmosphere but high on flavor and full of fragrant Indian spices. It's called Lahore Karahi and it's on O'Farrell in San Francisco. Filipino-Spanish flavors reflecting the rich history of the Philippines are perfect for sharing so bring a crowd over to Patio Filipino on El Camino Real in San Bruno. Some things never change and Sam's Grill and Seafood Restaurant on Bush is the perfect example. It's been around at the same location since 1946! Oh, and the booths there make for a very private dining experience.

Zatar, China Village Restaurant and Walzwerk (Episode #1010)

KQED 9: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss the special Middle-Eastern plates ate Zatar in Berkeley, the Szechwan-inspired China Village Restaurant in Albany and Walzwerk, a German eatery in San Francisco. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 1:00 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.

Zatar, China Village Restaurant and Walzwerk (Episode #1010)

KQED 9: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Host Leslie Sbracco and guests discuss the special Middle-Eastern plates ate Zatar in Berkeley, the Szechwan-inspired China Village Restaurant in Albany and Walzwerk, a German eatery in San Francisco. Will they agree?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Lahore Karahi, Patio Filipino, Sam's Grill (Episode #503H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

We start off with a local favorite that's low on atmosphere but high on flavor and full of fragrant Indian spices. It's called Lahore Karahi and it's on O'Farrell in San Francisco. Filipino-Spanish flavors reflecting the rich history of the Philippines are perfect for sharing so bring a crowd over to Patio Filipino on El Camino Real in San Bruno. Some things never change and Sam's Grill and Seafood Restaurant on Bush is the perfect example. It's been around at the same location since 1946! Oh, and the booths there make for a very private dining experience.

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

KQED 9: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 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.

Le Charm French Bistro, Vung Tau Restaurant, Nopa (Episode #308H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Our first guest chooses elegant French food in an eatery south of Market. Then, with a plethora of Vietnamese restaurants in the area, our next guest chooses one as his favorite. Finally, guest number 3 hits a popular spot with a sustainable menu that stays open late.

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

KQED 9: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 1:00 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 Sbracco hosts.

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

KQED Life: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 10:30 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 8:30 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 Sbracco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 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 Sbracco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Sonoma-Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grill, Cajun Pacific Restaurant & Catering, House of Prime Rib (Episode #213H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Cocktails, wine, fresh seafood and game are the dining foundation of restaurant number one this week. Then, at restaurant number two, the flavors of Louisiana spice up the table in a tiny spot near the Ocean. Lastly, at restaurant number three, the menu brings new meaning to the phrase: 'Where's the beef?'

Jardiniere, Esperpento, Trattoria La Siciliana (Episode #212H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Elegance describes the first restaurant featured on this week's show. It's a special occasion place, with a French-California menu and extensive wine list. Traditional tapas is served in a informal setting at the next stop. A friendly place where traveling musicians stop in to play. Lastly Sicilian flavors in a small, chaotic space made for sharing in a casual atmosphere.

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

KQED 9: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 1:00 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.

Pear Street Bistro, Sociale, Presidio Bowling Center Grill (Episode #210H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

This week's show visits a place that encourages the locals to get together with a Californian menu to suit all tastes. Then a tucked away haven in the city, where you can sit outside come rain or shine and enjoy an Italian influenced menu. Lastly, somewhere to fit in a hamburger between a game of . . . Well, you'll see.

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 8:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
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