upper waypoint

HRD Smokin' Grill, Buddy's Bites and Brews, Metro Lafayette: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

Check, Please! Bay Area's eighth season episode 10 (#810) profiles and reviews these three Bay Area restaurants:

1) HRD Smokin' Grill: | restaurant information + video | reviews [CLOSED]

2) Buddy's Bites and Brews: | restaurant information + video | reviews

3) Metro Lafayette: | restaurant information + video | reviews

Subscribe to Video Podcast
View photo gallery (flickr.com)
Contribute your food photos! (flickr.com)


Leslie SbroccoMy 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 the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode.

2011 Maximin Grunhauser Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($20) -- This legendary producer in Germany’s Mosel region, creates Rieslings of ethereal lightness. Aromas of peaches and flowers jump from the glass and taking a sip of the refreshingly zesty, off-dry white is like taking a quick holiday for your palate – it transports you to a happy place. My choice is to drink with spicy fare or light salads and fish dishes. It’s a wine that pleases all who drink it (and with lower alcohol, I can drink a whole bottle of it myself!)

2010 Dry Creek Vineyard “Heritage” Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California ($19) -- As one of California’s classic Zin producers, Dry Creek’s wines seamlessly blend concentration of flavors without sacrificing elegance. Bright berry notes are layered with a peppery kick in a red that makes you keep coming back for more. It’s a beauty and ranks among my favorite Zinfandels.

2012 LangeTwins Sangiovese Rose, Lodi, California -- A hearty pink made from sustainably-grown grapes in Lodi. The Lange family have been grape growers for decades and opened their winery in 2006 crafting a variety of styles. Serve this one with everything from barbeque to burritos.

lower waypoint
next waypoint