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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Buckeye Roadhouse, Canto do Brasil, Udupi Palace (Episode #214H)

KQED Life: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Down-home comfort food with an elegant twist, professionally served in stately surroundings, make our first stop a destination spot. Then, Brazilian flavors take our taste buds south of the equator. The new flavors, music and dancing make this place an experience to remember. Finally, we journey west to sample Indian spices and a vegetarian menu in a place that's perfect for anyone on a budget.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 1:00 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 Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia (Episode #610H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 8:30 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).

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Cafe Aquarius, Tanguito, Vega (Episode #611H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Diners follow the aroma of fragrant cinnamon rolls to Cafe Aquarius in Emeryville to enjoy breakfast or lunch. Others walk past the crab stands at Fisherman's Wharf and go directly to Tanguito Argentinean Grill and Empanadas for bold tastes of South America. Finally, San Francisco's VEGA may be small in size, but it's big on family and Italian flavors

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

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 4:30 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."

Phnom Penh House, Pho VI Hoa and Grand Cafe (Episode #706H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

Phnom Penh House (Oakland), Pho Vi Hoa (Los Altos) and Grand Cafe (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 8:30 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.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 23, 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 20, 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."

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 19, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 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.

All Spice, Sorella Di Zza's & Hillstone (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

We follow the full-bodied aromas wafting around San Mateo to All Spice, a hidden gem serving tantalizing Indian fusion dishes. Next, Oakland's family friendly Sorella di Zza's cooks up authentic Italian recipes that owner Regina's Grandma used to make. Finally, we end the show just off San Francisco's Embarcadero at Hillstone where the food is plentiful and the service shines.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 6:30 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 17, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 8:30 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 Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 7:30 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 Life: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 12, 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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 8:30 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.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 3, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

Salute E Vita Ristorante, Lolo Restaurant and Le G (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Salute e Vita Ristorante (Richmond), Lolo Restaurant (San Francisco) and Le Garage (Sausalito) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Pagolac, Della Santina & Zazie (Episode #511H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Pagolac: Mom's Vietnamese Kitchen is an elegant hole-in-the-wall where the food doesn't rely on presentation... just flavor. Next, a gated entry and pathway lead to Della Santina's Trattoria, with its open air patio, perfect for the Italian menu built of family recipes from Lucca. Finally, it's easy to drive past Zazie Restaurant, a hidden French Bistro with a cozy atmosphere and updated French menu.

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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