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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Rusty's Southern, Jupiter, Glen Ellen Star (Episode #1217H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 -- 7:30 PM

Southern hospitality is not all that is offered on the menu at tucked away Rusty's Southern in San Francisco's Tenderloin. Neither is it just pizza and beer served up around the fire-pit at Jupiter in Berkeley. But we continue within the galaxy to the elegant wood-fired dishes at culinary comet Glen Ellen Star in Sonoma County's Glen Ellen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 -- 1:30 AM

Cafe Borrone, Yellow Submarine, Morning Due Cafe (Episode #1120H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

This time we're ready to take on the Bay Area's rich and abundant cafe culture. First, we visit Menlo Park where savory Italian cuisine and some of the best desserts around are found at Cafe Borrone. Next, we head to San Francisco to a place named after a Beatles tune and where Mom works in the kitchen alongside her sons at The Yellow Submarine. Lastly, still in San Francisco, we visit a small neighborhood establishment that serves up Mediterranean fare all day long at Morning Due Cafe.

Marche Aux Fleurs, Peasant & The Pear, Copita.... (Episode #1119H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

We're stepping outside the city to rediscover the Bay Area, starting in Marin for pastoral tranquility reminiscent of Provence at Marche aux Fleurs. Then it's a quick jaunt to Danville for creative rustic dishes at The Peasant & The Pear. Finally, we return to Marin, to Sausalito, where contemporary flavors from Mexico, a choice tequila selection and a party atmosphere can be found at Copita Tequileria y Comida.

Jason's, Clove & Hoof Butchery, Dragon Beaux (Episode #1115H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

There's an Asian twist to the Cal-Ital dishes at our first stop, Jason's Restaurant in Greenbrae. Then, it's all about locally-sourced, responsibly-raised meat in Oakland at Clove & Hoof Butchery and Restaurant. Finally, a spacious eatery serving steaming dim sum at lunch and sizzling hot pot at dinner, in San Francisco at Dragon Beaux.

Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen, Lolinda (Episode #1216H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 -- 7:30 PM

Sit outside with the locals and enjoy hookah by the water at Foster City's Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant. Then, stop in for pastrami and matzo ball soup at East Coast meets West Coast deli-done-Berkeley style, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen. Finally, dig into wood-fired meat, meat and more meat at San Francisco's Lolinda.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 -- 1:30 AM

Vegetarian House, Gracias Madre, Madras Cafe (Episode #1114H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

Vegetarians rejoice! The first Check, Please! Bay Area all-vegetarian show! Beginning in San Jose with international vegetarian selections delivered under the watchful eye of the supreme master at Vegetarian House. Next, fresh, organic ingredients meld together in Mexican vegan dishes at San Francisco's Gracias Madre. Finally, complex spices produce tantalizing aromas from the South Indian vegetarian spot in Sunnyvale, called Madras Cafe.

L'Ardoise Bistro, Della Santina Trattoria, Perbacco (Episode #1214H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 16, 2019 -- 12:00 PM

Backpacking through the Bay Area offers a chance to savor traditional European cuisine. First stop is the classic French menu at L'Ardoise Bistro, a dreamy, neighborhood spot tucked away on a tree-lined street in San Francisco. Then, imagine a villa courtyard in Central Italy as you step into the greenery-draped trellises and taste the family recipes at Della Santina Trattoria in Sonoma. Finally, savor the cuisine of Piemonte and Liguria in the warmly lit, contemporary-styled dining room of Perbacco in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

Whipper Snapper, Trabocco, Gaumenkitzel (Episode #1113H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

We begin in the North Bay with Cal-fresh ingredients turned into Caribbean flavors at Whipper Snapper Restaurant in San Rafael. Next, we find a contemporary spot offering traditional Italian fare hidden in plain sight in an Alameda shopping mall at Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails. Finally, find made from-scratch modern German fare along with the largest selection of German beers in the East Bay in Berkeley at Gaumenkitzel German Restaurant, Beer and Wine Bar.

L'Ardoise Bistro, Della Santina Trattoria, Perbacco (Episode #1214H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 14, 2019 -- 7:30 PM

Backpacking through the Bay Area offers a chance to savor traditional European cuisine. First stop is the classic French menu at L'Ardoise Bistro, a dreamy, neighborhood spot tucked away on a tree-lined street in San Francisco. Then, imagine a villa courtyard in Central Italy as you step into the greenery-draped trellises and taste the family recipes at Della Santina Trattoria in Sonoma. Finally, savor the cuisine of Piemonte and Liguria in the warmly lit, contemporary-styled dining room of Perbacco in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 -- 1:30 AM

Bridges, Blue Line Pizza, Postino (Episode #1112H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 14, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

Dine on Cal Cuisine at the place where Mrs. Doubtfire ate, in the heart of Danville at Bridges Restaurant and Bar. Then tuck into Chicago-style deep dish pizza with a side of beer or cocktails in San Carlos at Blue Line Pizza. Lastly, rustic comfort food with an Italian twist is discovered in a beautiful Lafayette hillside setting at Postino. .

El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine, The Table (Episode #1109H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

Flavorful, fresh, authentic ingredients combine to create traditional dishes at El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru in El Cerrito. Attentive service and a modern vibe set the stage for the aromatic seasonings from India, China and Thailand that unite at Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine in San Carlos. A menu reflecting the new cultures of American cooking, hand-crafted cocktails, and casual-considerate service all come together at The Table in San Jose.

Taurinus Brazilian Steak House, Lolo, Alhamra Indian & Pakistani Restaurant (Episode #1420H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 -- 7:30 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 -- 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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steak House, Lolo, Alhamra Indian & Pakistani Restaurant (Episode #1420H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 1:00 AM

Duende, The Dark Horse Inn and Morimoto Napa (Episode #1104H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 -- 3:00 PM

Kinetic energy, cutting-edge cocktails, wine, sherry, paella and more make Duende the Spanish influenced, contemporary hotspot in downtown Oakland. Next, a family-friendly gastro-pub specializing in unique beers, hearty grub and a welcoming neighborhood vibe at The Dark Horse Inn in San Francisco. And lastly, for a modern upscale decor, spot-on service and a rock star chef who creates contemporary California-inspired Japanese cuisine, we visit Morimoto Napa.

Taurinus Brazilian Steak House, Lolo, Alhamra Indian & Pakistani Restaurant (Episode #1420H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 -- 9:00 AM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 -- 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...

Taurinus Brazilian Steak House, Lolo, Alhamra Indian & Pakistani Restaurant (Episode #1420H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 -- 7:30 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 -- 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.

Duende, The Dark Horse Inn and Morimoto Napa (Episode #1104H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

Kinetic energy, cutting-edge cocktails, wine, sherry, paella and more make Duende the Spanish influenced, contemporary hotspot in downtown Oakland. Next, a family-friendly gastro-pub specializing in unique beers, hearty grub and a welcoming neighborhood vibe at The Dark Horse Inn in San Francisco. And lastly, for a modern upscale decor, spot-on service and a rock star chef who creates contemporary California-inspired Japanese cuisine, we visit Morimoto Napa.

The Big 4 Restaurant, Pork Store Cafe, Lalime's (Episode #1419H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 -- 7:30 PM

Discover classy American cuisine in elegant surroundings at The Big 4 Restaurant, a historic destination in San Francisco named after famous 19th-Century railroad tycoons. Then, celebrate mornings at the Pork Store Cafe, a beloved eatery where hot pink walls are fittingly lined with painted pigs. Finally, enjoy a sublime combination of seasonal dishes, an extensive wine list and cozy hospitality at Lalime's Restaurant in Berkeley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:30 AM

Sessions at The Presidio, Doppio Zero Pizzeria Napoletana and Waterbar (Episode #1103H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

The stresses of the day are quenched away with refreshing beers, contemporary comfort food and warm atmosphere at Sessions in The Presidio in San Francisco. In Mountain View, you'll find authentic Neopolitan pizza, Southern Italian cuisine and a trendy, energetic vibe at Doppio Zero Pizzeria Napoletana. Finally, take a trip to San Francisco's Embarcadero waterfront for breathtaking views, eye-popping architecture, market-fresh oysters and gourmet seafood at Waterbar.

The Big 4 Restaurant, Pork Store Cafe, Lalime's (Episode #1419H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 2, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

Discover classy American cuisine in elegant surroundings at The Big 4 Restaurant, a historic destination in San Francisco named after famous 19th-Century railroad tycoons. Then, celebrate mornings at the Pork Store Cafe, a beloved eatery where hot pink walls are fittingly lined with painted pigs. Finally, enjoy a sublime combination of seasonal dishes, an extensive wine list and cozy hospitality at Lalime's Restaurant in Berkeley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 1:00 AM

Shinmai, Asmara Restaurant, The Ice Cream Bar (Episode #1410H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 2, 2019 -- 3:00 PM

Our first stop, Shinmai in Oakland, features the refined casual fare of a Japanese izakaya with a modern twist. Next, we're off to North East African eatery Asmara Restaurant in Oakland that features shareable plates and a family style feel. Finally, we take a step back in time to a 1930's-style soda fountain and classic lunch counter called The Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco, where you can find filling meals along with signature sweet treats.

The Big 4 Restaurant, Pork Store Cafe, Lalime's (Episode #1419H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 2, 2019 -- 9:00 AM

Discover classy American cuisine in elegant surroundings at The Big 4 Restaurant, a historic destination in San Francisco named after famous 19th-Century railroad tycoons. Then, celebrate mornings at the Pork Store Cafe, a beloved eatery where hot pink walls are fittingly lined with painted pigs. Finally, enjoy a sublime combination of seasonal dishes, an extensive wine list and cozy hospitality at Lalime's Restaurant in Berkeley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 2, 2019 -- 12:00 PM

To Bang Korean BBQ, Tina's Place and Hopscotch (Episode #1102H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 -- 1:00 PM

Find spicy kimchee, plentiful banchan and meats grilled tableside at this casual South Bay eatery, To Bang Korean BBQ in Santa Clara. Then find great value, full plates and friendly service in Pinole at Tina's Place. Finally, its hip decor, craft cocktails and American food, with a touch Japanese influence, at Hopscotch in Oakland.

The Big 4 Restaurant, Pork Store Cafe, Lalime's (Episode #1419H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 -- 1:30 AM

Discover classy American cuisine in elegant surroundings at The Big 4 Restaurant, a historic destination in San Francisco named after famous 19th-Century railroad tycoons. Then, celebrate mornings at the Pork Store Cafe, a beloved eatery where hot pink walls are fittingly lined with painted pigs. Finally, enjoy a sublime combination of seasonal dishes, an extensive wine list and cozy hospitality at Lalime's Restaurant in Berkeley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 2, 2019 -- 12:00 PM
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