Check, Please! Bay Area Season 13 episode 9 airs Thursday, August 2 at 7:30pm on KQED 9. See other television airtimes. And never miss an episode by subscribing to the video podcast.
With fourteen different grilled meats on the menu it's a carnival of carnivorous delights at Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse in San Jose. And while there are many versions of Middle Eastern food available around the Bay, the quintessential Israeli spot to get your falafel fix is Ba-Bite in Oakland. With cocktails like the "Milkman," named for Harvey Milk, and "Don't Call it Frisco" for Herb Caen, Finn Town Tavern serves up a dash of whimsy shaken with a little local lore... in the heart of San Francisco's Castro.
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- Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse (San Jose)
- Ba-Bite (Oakland) [CLOSED]
- Finn Town Tavern (San Francisco) [CLOSED]
My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I'm the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine, beer, and spirits the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine, beer and spirits tips with each episode. This week I discuss: the difference between liquor and liqueur.
J Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California $45
When it comes to California sparkling, J Vineyards & Winery is one of the best. Their Rosé is made in the traditional method with classic Champagne grape varieties — Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. It’s not only a beautiful bubbly to look at, but utterly delicious to drink. Dry, aromatic, and crisp, it’s a wine that pairs with just about any food...or no food at all. If you are in Sonoma, make sure to stop south of the bucolic town of Healdsburg at the winery. Their legendary wine experiences — from food and wine pairing sessions to salon-style tasting — rank among the top in wine country.