In Oakland, Philomena elevates East Coast sports bar classics with West Coast flair. New York-style pizzas, cheesesteaks, and hearty skillet creations meet fresh local ingredients (think blackberry bacon basil breakfast pizza and cinnamon swirl challah French toast). Dublin’s Amakara offers unexpected and creative takes on sushi rolls, clever cocktails, and other classic Japanese favorites. Next, discover hoagie heaven in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset, as Palm City Wines slings generous stacked hoagies along with a variety of local beer and wines in a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. Finally, reporter Cecilia Phillips visits Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery in Sonoma County, a multigenerational family operation that’s in the business of cheese; their handcrafted, Italian-style artisan cheeses are grate to go or enjoyed on site in their picturesque picnic space.
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- Philomena | Oakland
- Amakara | Dublin
- Palm City | San Francisco
- Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery | Valley Ford
My name is Leslie Sbrocco, and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I’ll share my tasting notes about the wine, beer and spirits the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show.