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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: The Butter House, Cafe Fina, Corkscrew Cafe

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Check, Please! Bay Area, season 19, episode 1, airs Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 pm, on KQED 9. See other television airtimes.

Check, Please! Bay Area makes its first splash in the Monterey Bay Area! First up, The Butter House serves up satisfying and sumptuous American classics with a Filipino and Pacific Islander twist, perfect against the fresh air of Monterey County’s Seaside — think fried chicken & waffles next to pork belly fried rice. Then, with picturesque views of the bay on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Cafe Fina dishes up some of the region’s tastiest seafood, including pistachio pasta with prawns and steamed black mussels. Lastly, tucked away in warm and welcoming Carmel Valley, Corkscrew Cafe is home to an elegant and seasonal Californian menu sure to please anyone in search of a satisfying meal — from French onion soup, to carnitas tacos, to wood-fired Meyer lemon pizzas.

Host Leslie Sbrocco joins guests Peter Alter, Kim Lammie and Travis Elder from KQED in San Francisco.

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