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Bacon Bacon, Plaj Restaurant, Evvia Estiatorio (Episode #901H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

If you've jumped on the bacon bandwagon, be sure to catch a ride with Bacon Bacon food truck as it scampers around the Bay - we're positive you'll be in hog heaven! Plaj Restaurant in San Francisco serves up distinctive ingredients in an elegant ambiance that provides a truly Nordic experience. Lastly, savor the foods of Grecian gods at Evvia Estiatorio in Palo Alto, where Greek wine and cuisine transport diners to a seat at Zeus' table.

Myriad Gastropub, Squeeze Inn Hamburgers, Terzo (Episode #1201H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Globally inspired food and drink is offered at our first stop in the SF Mission district at a spot called Myriad Gastropub. And nothing says USA like a good, juicy burger blanketed in cheese in Napa at Squeeze Inn Hamburgers. Lastly, Mediterranean flavors, seasonal ingredients and a well-selected wine list make this a cozy SF spot at Terzo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill (Episode #407H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008.

Myriad Gastropub, Squeeze Inn Hamburgers, Terzo (Episode #1201H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Globally inspired food and drink is offered at our first stop in the SF Mission district at a spot called Myriad Gastropub. And nothing says USA like a good, juicy burger blanketed in cheese in Napa at Squeeze Inn Hamburgers. Lastly, Mediterranean flavors, seasonal ingredients and a well-selected wine list make this a cozy SF spot at Terzo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Bill's Place, Cafe Rouge, Le Colonial (Episode #205H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Burgers and chandeliers make an unusual combination at our first stop; while the chandeliers at the next, with its French inspired menu, are more contemporary. Then the Asian flavors of Vietnam combine with a trendy, bar scene for an elegant dining experience.

The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill (Episode #407H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Backdoor Bistro and Wine Bar, Kingdom of Dumpling, John Ash and Co. Restaurant (Episode #1107H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Local chef, born and bred in the East Bay, sources local farm fresh ingredients for her California-casual spot at Backdoor Bistro & Wine Bar in Vacaville. Then a San Francisco hole-in-the-wall eatery serves-up tongue-burning, steaming-morsels at Kingdom of Dumpling. Finally, elegant, sophisticated and seasonal wine country cuisine excels at John Ash & Co. Restaurant in Santa Rosa.

Bill's Place, Cafe Rouge, Le Colonial (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Burgers and chandeliers make an unusual combination at our first stop; while the chandeliers at the next, with its French inspired menu, are more contemporary. Then the Asian flavors of Vietnam combine with a trendy, bar scene for an elegant dining experience.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Guerilla Cafe, Buddy's Bites and Brews, Luka's Taproom & Lounge (Episode #1210H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Whether you're looking for a lazy Sunday or a place to unwind, you'll find the comforts of casual dining at these restaurants. We begin with the simple pleasures of home-sweet-home meals at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley. Then we catch a wave to Buddy's Bites and Brews, which brings the laidback surfin' lifestyle of seafood and beer to Hayward. Finally we wind down with French-inspired California comfort food and a game of billiards at Luka's Taproom & Lounge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria, and Bistro Vis a Vis (Episode #811H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* Cool but cozy, Live Sushi delivers fresh seafood and a creative spin to traditional Japanese cuisine. It's in the heart of the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
* Unpretentious Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria in Hayward is a quick stop for Mexican comfort food favorites - stop, and shop for groceries at the same time!
* Last, but not least, Greenbrae's hidden gem Bistro Vis a Vis presents Marin residents with a chance to enjoy elegant, sustainable and locally-sourced food without driving to the city.

Guerilla Cafe, Buddy's Bites and Brews, Luka's Taproom & Lounge (Episode #1210H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Whether you're looking for a lazy Sunday or a place to unwind, you'll find the comforts of casual dining at these restaurants. We begin with the simple pleasures of home-sweet-home meals at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley. Then we catch a wave to Buddy's Bites and Brews, which brings the laidback surfin' lifestyle of seafood and beer to Hayward. Finally we wind down with French-inspired California comfort food and a game of billiards at Luka's Taproom & Lounge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement, while Acquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

Guerilla Cafe, Buddy's Bites and Brews, Luka's Taproom & Lounge (Episode #1210H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Whether you're looking for a lazy Sunday or a place to unwind, you'll find the comforts of casual dining at these restaurants. We begin with the simple pleasures of home-sweet-home meals at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley. Then we catch a wave to Buddy's Bites and Brews, which brings the laidback surfin' lifestyle of seafood and beer to Hayward. Finally we wind down with French-inspired California comfort food and a game of billiards at Luka's Taproom & Lounge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Pasta Moon, Town Hall, Suppenkuche (Episode #204H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Contemporary Italian, in a romantic seaside setting, begin our show, followed by a lively, trendy, fun spot with comfort food. Then off to the flavors of Germany and the boisterous atmosphere of this beer-centric restaurant.

Flatiron, Shakewell, Firenze By Night (Episode #1106H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Comfort food meets sports-bar-chic at this family-friendly neighborhood spot in San Rafael, called Flatiron. Next, Mediterranean flavors, complex cocktails and a warm welcome are served up in a contemporary setting at Oakland's Shakewell. Finally, old school, Italian fare combines with old world "familia" charm in a classic North Beach eatery called Firenze by Night...

Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes, Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine, Noodle Theory Provisions (Episode #1209H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

First, we visit Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes in San Mateo, where Angus beef burgers, organic milkshakes and craft microbrews stock this modern-day diner. And then, tucked away in a strip mall, we find bold flavors and local wines at the newly renovated Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine in Livermore. Finally, we find an Asian-centric eatery with a contemporary-Californian twist and cocktails at Noodle Theory Provisions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Naschmarkt, Cafe Tiramisu and Wood Tavern (Episode #809H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* A little taste of Austria thrives in downtown Campbell at Naschmarkt Restaurant, where the Vienna-born chef lightens up schnitzels and spatzles with Californian ingredients.
* Next, Cafe Tiramisu in San Francisco's scenic Belden Place charms Italian aficionados with its authentic fare and al fresco, alleyway-ambiance.
* Heading east, Oakland's Wood Tavern is a College Avenue neighborhood hub that offers an American brasserie-inspired menu.

Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes, Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine, Noodle Theory Provisions (Episode #1209H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

First, we visit Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes in San Mateo, where Angus beef burgers, organic milkshakes and craft microbrews stock this modern-day diner. And then, tucked away in a strip mall, we find bold flavors and local wines at the newly renovated Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine in Livermore. Finally, we find an Asian-centric eatery with a contemporary-Californian twist and cocktails at Noodle Theory Provisions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Indian Palace, Thanh Long, Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant (Episode #405H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

First Indian Palace delivers traditional recipes in an unlikely location, followed by crab, crab and more crab at Thanh Long. Then it's Italian elegance served up at Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant.

Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes, Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine, Noodle Theory Provisions (Episode #1209H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

First, we visit Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes in San Mateo, where Angus beef burgers, organic milkshakes and craft microbrews stock this modern-day diner. And then, tucked away in a strip mall, we find bold flavors and local wines at the newly renovated Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine in Livermore. Finally, we find an Asian-centric eatery with a contemporary-Californian twist and cocktails at Noodle Theory Provisions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora (Episode #203H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Authentic ingredients flown in from New York, make this delicatessen a special find; while flavors cultivated from a love affair with Mexico are the inspiration at our next stop. And finally the Veneto region of Italy is the focus, with just a dab of Hungarian.

Gasthaus Leopold's, Tamarine Restaurant and Gallery, Sushi Rapture (Episode #1105H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bootfuls of beer, Weinerschnitzel, and Austrian hospitality are featured at a boisterous San Francisco neighborhood spot called Gasthaus Leopold's. And modern Vietnamese cuisine that pleases both the eye and the palate is found at Tamarine Restaurant and Gallery in Palo Alto. Lastly the cable car rumbles past a cozy Japanese eatery where sashimi, nigiri and sushi shine, on San Francisco's Nob Hill at Sushi Rapture.

Bistro Don Giovanni, El Molino Central, 1760 (Episode #1208H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Wine Country favorite Bistro Don Giovanni showcases traditional Italian cuisine in Napa. Find authentic, award-winning and vibrant Mexican flavors at a roadside eatery called El Molino Central. Finally, it's all about the ingredient-driven small plates and artisanal wines and cocktails at 1760 in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Little Shin Shin, The Refuge and Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (Episode #808H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* A veteran Chinese restaurant in Oakland, Little Shin Shin Restaurant invites us to try their fresh and delicious Hunan, Sichuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese-style dishes.
* Next, the classically-trained chefs at The Refuge in San Carlos combine beer with traditionally prepared pastrami.
* Lastly, taste a little Madrid-in-San Francisco, at Canela Bistro and Wine Bar, where local ingredients blend with imported goodies from Spain.

Bistro Don Giovanni, El Molino Central, 1760 (Episode #1208H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Wine Country favorite Bistro Don Giovanni showcases traditional Italian cuisine in Napa. Find authentic, award-winning and vibrant Mexican flavors at a roadside eatery called El Molino Central. Finally, it's all about the ingredient-driven small plates and artisanal wines and cocktails at 1760 in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Borobudur Restaurant, Alegria's, Poggio (Episode #404H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Indonesian food starts the show at Borobudur Restaurant. Then traditional Spanish cuisine at Alegria's. Finally we visit Poggio for an Italian dining experience.

Bistro Don Giovanni, El Molino Central, 1760 (Episode #1208H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Wine Country favorite Bistro Don Giovanni showcases traditional Italian cuisine in Napa. Find authentic, award-winning and vibrant Mexican flavors at a roadside eatery called El Molino Central. Finally, it's all about the ingredient-driven small plates and artisanal wines and cocktails at 1760 in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Phnom Penh, Hunan Home's, Souk Savanh (Episode #1118H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

In this show we're taking a menu-tour through Asia. For our first dining destination, we travel across the Bay Bridge to Oakland to enjoy the thrilling, contrasting tastes of Cambodia at Phnom Penh House. Next, it's a neighborhood spot in San Francisco's Chinatown where the sizzling dishes excite the palate at Hunan Home's Restaurant. Then, back to Oakland to dig into the bold and vibrant Thai/Laotian flavors at Souk Savanh.

Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse (Episode #401H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

First, an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special!

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