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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Abacá, Bombera, The Caprice

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Check, Please! Bay Area, season 19, episode 3, airs Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 pm, on KQED 9. See other television airtimes.

With contemporary takes on Filipino favorites, Abacá, located inside the Kimpton Alton Hotel on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, charms with its savory sisig fried rice and colorful ube coladas. Next up, in Oakland’s Diamond District, Bombera features farm fresh flavors and culinary methods that celebrate the chef’s Chicana heritage, offering dishes from spicy carrots to smoked trout tostadas. Finally, diners head to the North Bay at The Caprice, a hidden gem where romantic bay views are paired with thoughtfully-crafted dishes from land and sea in Tiburon — all since the 1950s.

Host Leslie Sbrocco joins guests Scotty Bastable, Cynthia Bazan and Alejandro Correa from KQED in San Francisco.

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