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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Don Pico's Bistro, Lovejoy's Tea Room, Saha (Episode #601H)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

First, a celebration of food from Mexico, "taking tea" in a unique setting, and exotic dining with Yemenese Arabic cuisine. The guests make a lively bunch that revels in their restaurant selections of Don Pico's Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria, Lovejoy's Tea Room, and Saha. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 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: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

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.

Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market, Lalime's Restaurant & Indian Aroma (Episode #305H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Seafood and seafood only is on the menu at our first restaurant - you might have to wait in line but many say it's worth it. A sustainable, Californian menu is served in elegant surroundings at the second spot. Finally, aromas Bengali spices greet guests at the last featured eatery.

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

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 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 Acquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

Turk & Larkin, Brown Sugar, 2223 Restaurant (Episode #501)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Located close to the courthouse on Turk at Larkin in San Francisco, Turk and Larkin Deli serves up fresh, tasty fare in an atmosphere that takes you back to yesteryear. For a perfect breakfast spot, Brown Sugar Kitchen delivers hearty meals with a soul food background using local, seasonal ingredients. And you'll find downtown-quality food at neighborhood prices at 22-23 Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Turk & Larkin, Brown Sugar, 2223 Restaurant (Episode #501)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Located close to the courthouse on Turk at Larkin in San Francisco, Turk and Larkin Deli serves up fresh, tasty fare in an atmosphere that takes you back to yesteryear. For a perfect breakfast spot, Brown Sugar Kitchen delivers hearty meals with a soul food background using local, seasonal ingredients. And you'll find downtown-quality food at neighborhood prices at 22-23 Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 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.

Chez Spencer, Broken Record & Marnee Thai (Episode #505)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Walk through the gates of Chez Spencer Restaurant and Bar into France, and leave San Francisco behind at this perfect romantic getaway. The next stop is a funky bar in the middle of nowhere - head for the back room of Broken Record, a cash-only place where the pub grub can stand alone and stand proud. And, reliable, authentic family-style Thai food is found at Marnee Thai Restaurant. From dish to dish, visit to visit, year to year, the magnet is the food here.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market, Lalime's Restaurant & Indian Aroma (Episode #305H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Seafood and seafood only is on the menu at our first restaurant - you might have to wait in line but many say it's worth it. A sustainable, Californian menu is served in elegant surroundings at the second spot. Finally, aromas Bengali spices greet guests at the last featured eatery.

Elite Cafe, Grand Oaks, Risibisi (Episode #603H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

This week's guests invite Bay Area diners to sample Cajun classics and more from The Elite Cafe, share tasty bites while watching the game at Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge, and savor earthy Italian food at Risibisi Italian Restaurant. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

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

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 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.

Chez Spencer, Broken Record & Marnee Thai (Episode #505)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Walk through the gates of Chez Spencer Restaurant and Bar into France, and leave San Francisco behind at this perfect romantic getaway. The next stop is a funky bar in the middle of nowhere - head for the back room of Broken Record, a cash-only place where the pub grub can stand alone and stand proud. And, reliable, authentic family-style Thai food is found at Marnee Thai Restaurant. From dish to dish, visit to visit, year to year, the magnet is the food here.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

First, 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 9: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Elite Cafe, Grand Oaks, Risibisi (Episode #603H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

This week's guests invite Bay Area diners to sample Cajun classics and more from The Elite Cafe, share tasty bites while watching the game at Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge, and savor earthy Italian food at Risibisi Italian Restaurant. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

New Kapadokia, Aperto and Masa's (Episode #302H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Fragrant Turkish aromas and flavors are served up at our first eatery. Then we visit a little neighborhood spot featuring local ingredients presented on an Italian menu. Finally, chic dining in elegant surroundings and perfect service make our last visit memorable.

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

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 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.

Joe's of Westlake, La Mediterranee, Roy's Restaurant (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joe's of Westlake has been an old-time favorite dining spot for decades. Cocktails aren't new or trendy in this classic lounge, where live music is performed five nights a week. Next, take a trip to La Mediterranee, a casual and lively setting with authentic Greek, Armenian and Middle Eastern cuisine, adequate portions and professional staff. Then, close your eyes and imagine the Island breezes carrying the aromas of delicious, inventive sauces at Roy's Restaurant. You won't get burned by the sun, but you will get a great view of the open kitchen.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Joe's of Westlake, La Mediterranee, Roy's Restaurant (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Joe's of Westlake has been an old-time favorite dining spot for decades. Cocktails aren't new or trendy in this classic lounge, where live music is performed five nights a week. Next, take a trip to La Mediterranee, a casual and lively setting with authentic Greek, Armenian and Middle Eastern cuisine, adequate portions and professional staff. Then, close your eyes and imagine the Island breezes carrying the aromas of delicious, inventive sauces at Roy's Restaurant. You won't get burned by the sun, but you will get a great view of the open kitchen.

Turk & Larkin, Brown Sugar, 2223 Restaurant (Episode #501)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Located close to the courthouse on Turk at Larkin in San Francisco, Turk and Larkin Deli serves up fresh, tasty fare in an atmosphere that takes you back to yesteryear. For a perfect breakfast spot, Brown Sugar Kitchen delivers hearty meals with a soul food background using local, seasonal ingredients. And you'll find downtown-quality food at neighborhood prices at 22-23 Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 8:30 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: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

New Kapadokia, Aperto and Masa's (Episode #302H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Fragrant Turkish aromas and flavors are served up at our first eatery. Then we visit a little neighborhood spot featuring local ingredients presented on an Italian menu. Finally, chic dining in elegant surroundings and perfect service make our last visit memorable.

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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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