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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

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.

Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool (Episode #903H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

Exquisitely executed Milanese specialties shine at Perbacco in San Francisco's Financial district. Next, family-owned Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar in Union City offers savory small plates from around the globe, replete with colorful Venezuelan vim and vigor. Finally, San Francisco's Old Skool Cafe puts a progressive and philanthropic spin on classic supper club dining.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 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.

Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool (Episode #903H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Exquisitely executed Milanese specialties shine at Perbacco in San Francisco's Financial district. Next, family-owned Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar in Union City offers savory small plates from around the globe, replete with colorful Venezuelan vim and vigor. Finally, San Francisco's Old Skool Cafe puts a progressive and philanthropic spin on classic supper club dining.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Coco 5oo, Crogan's Montclair, Red Jade (Episode #403H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

We begin with CoCo 5OO for fresh ingredients at the table and the bar. Next a visit to Crogan's Montclair for traditional fare. Lastly we try green onion pancakes at the Chinese restaurant called Red Jade.

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

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 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!

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

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 5:00 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?

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

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 10:30 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?

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

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 6:30 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?

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

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 12:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 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.

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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

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      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

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      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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