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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Sichuan Fortune House, Manor , L'ardoise Bistro (Episode #510H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Authentic, traditional Sichuan cooking shines at Sichuan Fortune House. Next, a humble spot called Manor Coffee Shop is caught in a time capsule and proud to call itself a diner. And lastly, an old-school, neighborhood French bistro, perfect for a dreamy, heart-warming meal is known as L'Ardoise Bistro.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 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.

La Ciccia, Sushi Groove & Babalou's (Episode #507)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Homey comfort, a warm welcome and pungent, lively flavors contrast with those of the Italian mainland at a Sardinian spot called La Ciccia. Then, there's Sushi Groove - a little edgy, with music and food to match - it's not your run-of-the-mill sushi place. Finally, Babalou's Mediterranean Restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, unless you talk about the traditional Mediterranean food.

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

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

Bay Wolf, Green Chile Kitchen and Back A Yard Caribbean-American Grill are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Nettie's Crab Shack, Dragon Rouge, Walzwerk (Episode #602H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

This week's guests reveal their favorite Bay Area restaurants. San Francisco's own delicacy, Dungeness crab, shines at Nettie's Crab Shack, diners look to Dragon Rouge for fresh and flavorful Vietnamese, and hearty East German fare tops the menu at Walzwerk. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 9:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

La Ciccia, Sushi Groove & Babalou's (Episode #507)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Homey comfort, a warm welcome and pungent, lively flavors contrast with those of the Italian mainland at a Sardinian spot called La Ciccia. Then, there's Sushi Groove - a little edgy, with music and food to match - it's not your run-of-the-mill sushi place. Finally, Babalou's Mediterranean Restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, unless you talk about the traditional Mediterranean food.

Incontro Ristorante, Aunti April's & Butterfly (Episode #506)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

Rhea's Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig (Episode #606H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Is it a deli or is it just a liquor store? Take the plunge and venture to Valencia Street in San Francisco to find the best sandwiches in town at Rhea's Market and Deli. The next place stays open late so you can party or dine on American fare well into the early hours at Sauce in San Francisco. Finally, just off the plaza in Sonoma, the girl & the fig features locally sourced menu of "country food with a French passion."

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 15, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 4:30 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).

Pacific Cafe, Chez Nous, China Village (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

Seafood is what it's all about, and has been for 30-some years, at our first stop. Small plates of Mediterranean food, for yourself or to share, are featured at our next restaurant. Finally, a Sichuan menu to inspire adventure.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 7:00 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 9: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Pacific Cafe, Chez Nous, China Village (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Seafood is what it's all about, and has been for 30-some years, at our first stop. Small plates of Mediterranean food, for yourself or to share, are featured at our next restaurant. Finally, a Sichuan menu to inspire adventure.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 13, 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 Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 9:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 8:30 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 12, 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: Wed, Jul 10, 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: Tue, Jul 9, 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: Mon, Jul 8, 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 Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 7, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

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 9: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 5, 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.

Cafe Borrone, Wexler's and Big 4 Restaurant (Episode #709H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Cafe Borrone (Menlo Park), Wexler's (San Francisco) and Big 4 Restaurant (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 4, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 3, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 2, 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 1, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
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