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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Kinara Fusion Kitchen, It's Italia, Delage

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Check, Please! Bay Area, season 18, episode 15, airs Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 pm, on KQED 9. See other television airtimes, and never miss an episode by subscribing to the video podcast.

First up, guests are greeted by fragrant desi dishes in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood. Kinara Fusion Kitchen features modern Indian and Pakistani favorites, from classic chicken tandoori to tikka chicken burgers. Then, with origins in 1990s San Francisco, It’s Italia in Half Moon Bay features fresh pastas, savory flatbreads and more in a cozy, charming space. Finally, in downtown Oakland, the seasonal ever-changing prix fixe menu at Delage boasts delicate and intricate California-inspired Japanese omakase with French techniques.

Host Leslie Sbrocco joins guests Thien Pham, Kimo Hogan and Andrea Sola from KQED in San Francisco.

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Host Leslie Sbrocco sipping wine
Host Leslie Sbrocco sipping wine (Courtesy of Leslie Sbrocco)

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.

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