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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

Mandalay, Cafe Gibraltar, Alhamra (Episode #604H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Join this week's guests as they travel to Burma, California, and India ... without leaving the table! Mandalay features Burmese and Mandarin cuisine, Cafe Gibraltar offers a gateway to the Mediterranean, and Alhamra serves up Indian favorites. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 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.

Hayes Street Grill, Mama's On Washington Square, (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

First, we take a stop at Hayes Street Grill, a local institution that stands on its reputation for the best and freshest fish around. Then, we cozy up to a little family-run spot called Mama's on Washington Square where they serve up a menu with fresh waffles and pancakes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Sahn Maru Korean BBQ offers more than just barbecue. Its traditional Korean fare comes with warm, family-friendly service and plenty of tasty banchan (small side dishes).

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 8:30 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: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

Hayes Street Grill, Mama's On Washington Square, (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

First, we take a stop at Hayes Street Grill, a local institution that stands on its reputation for the best and freshest fish around. Then, we cozy up to a little family-run spot called Mama's on Washington Square where they serve up a menu with fresh waffles and pancakes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Sahn Maru Korean BBQ offers more than just barbecue. Its traditional Korean fare comes with warm, family-friendly service and plenty of tasty banchan (small side dishes).

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

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

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: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 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!

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 11, 2013 -- 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, Jun 10, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 1, 2013 -- 2:30 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.

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