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The Tadich Grill, Slow Hand BBQ, Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 19, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

With a history as storied as The Tadich Grill in San Francisco, it's hard to resist the classic fish menu... unless you want a steak! But nothing says American cuisine like down-home BBQ and we visit Pleasant Hill and Slow Hand BBQ. Our last stop takes us to Oakland, where Vietnamese street food and handmade rice paper rolls are served at Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 20, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Old Skool Cafe, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Green Chile... (Episode #1117H)

KQED Plus: Sat, May 19, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

We're craving that "down-home" feeling, so our first spot is a 1940's-style supper club that brings energy, commitment and family recipes to San Francisco at Old Skool Cafe. Next for a flavorsome breakfast, try starting the day in Oakland at Brown Sugar Kitchen. Then unwind with some spicy Southwestern flavors in San Francisco at Green Chile Kitchen.

Buck's of Woodside, Noodles Pho Me, Gardenias Restaurant (Episode #1304H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 19, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

Americana at its most flamboyant is on display at the Silicon Valley neighborhood eatery Buck's of Woodside. Huge bowls of steaming noodles take center stage on the Laotian style menu at Noodles Pho Me in San Leandro. Then New American cuisine is the name of the game at Gardenias Restaurant in the Fillmore District of San Francisco.

The Tadich Grill, Slow Hand BBQ, Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 19, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

With a history as storied as The Tadich Grill in San Francisco, it's hard to resist the classic fish menu... unless you want a steak! But nothing says American cuisine like down-home BBQ and we visit Pleasant Hill and Slow Hand BBQ. Our last stop takes us to Oakland, where Vietnamese street food and handmade rice paper rolls are served at Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 20, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Pintxo Pote, Red Hill Station and Osmanthus (Episode #1003H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 18, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

Traditional Basque cooking at Pintxo Pote, ultra-fresh seafood at Red Hill Station and Osmanthus' focus on Japanese, South-Asian flavors. Leslie Sbrocco hosts as local diners share their favorite Bay Area eateries.

Buck's of Woodside, Noodles Pho Me, Gardenias Restaurant (Episode #1304H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Americana at its most flamboyant is on display at the Silicon Valley neighborhood eatery Buck's of Woodside. Huge bowls of steaming noodles take center stage on the Laotian style menu at Noodles Pho Me in San Leandro. Then New American cuisine is the name of the game at Gardenias Restaurant in the Fillmore District of San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, May 18, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 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.

Old Skool Cafe, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Green Chile... (Episode #1117H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 16, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

We're craving that "down-home" feeling, so our first spot is a 1940's-style supper club that brings energy, commitment and family recipes to San Francisco at Old Skool Cafe. Next for a flavorsome breakfast, try starting the day in Oakland at Brown Sugar Kitchen. Then unwind with some spicy Southwestern flavors in San Francisco at Green Chile Kitchen.

La Marcha Tapas Bar, Arun Thai, Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 14, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We start with a sip of sherry and savory bites from Spain at La Marcha Tapas Bar in Berkeley. Then we globetrot to Southeast Asia for a bowl of Drunken Noodles and more, in the contemporary environ of Arun Thai in Novato. Finally, we indulge our Cal cuisine cravings at Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Tosca Cafe, Nick's Next Door, Atelier Crenn (Episode #1116H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 14, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

We visit the North Beach landmark now serving an Italian-inspired menu and specialty cocktails at Tosca Cafe. Next, we go to Los Gatos where American Bistro fare is served up in an elegant setting full of neighborly charm at Nick's Next Door. Last, but certainly not least, the poetry begins, on the menu, in the glass and on the plate with the orchestrated experience at San Francisco's Atelier Crenn.

La Marcha Tapas Bar, Arun Thai, Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 13, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

We start with a sip of sherry and savory bites from Spain at La Marcha Tapas Bar in Berkeley. Then we globetrot to Southeast Asia for a bowl of Drunken Noodles and more, in the contemporary environ of Arun Thai in Novato. Finally, we indulge our Cal cuisine cravings at Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Farmhouse Kitchen, OVO Tavern & Eatery, Anatolian Kitchen (Episode #1203H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 12, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Whimsical Thai decor juxtaposes the hip take on flavorful Northern Thai street food at Farmhouse Kitchen in San Francisco. Next, take a load off at the lively neighborhood sports bar called OVO Tavern and Eatery in Oakland. Finally, experience Kurdish culture, cuisine and wine in Palo Alto at Anatolian Kitchen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 13, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, May 12, 2018 -- 3:00 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.

La Marcha Tapas Bar, Arun Thai, Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 12, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

We start with a sip of sherry and savory bites from Spain at La Marcha Tapas Bar in Berkeley. Then we globetrot to Southeast Asia for a bowl of Drunken Noodles and more, in the contemporary environ of Arun Thai in Novato. Finally, we indulge our Cal cuisine cravings at Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Farmhouse Kitchen, OVO Tavern & Eatery, Anatolian Kitchen (Episode #1203H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 12, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

Whimsical Thai decor juxtaposes the hip take on flavorful Northern Thai street food at Farmhouse Kitchen in San Francisco. Next, take a load off at the lively neighborhood sports bar called OVO Tavern and Eatery in Oakland. Finally, experience Kurdish culture, cuisine and wine in Palo Alto at Anatolian Kitchen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 13, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 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.

La Marcha Tapas Bar, Arun Thai, Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We start with a sip of sherry and savory bites from Spain at La Marcha Tapas Bar in Berkeley. Then we globetrot to Southeast Asia for a bowl of Drunken Noodles and more, in the contemporary environ of Arun Thai in Novato. Finally, we indulge our Cal cuisine cravings at Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 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.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, May 9, 2018 -- 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.

Rocco's Cafe, Maybeck's, Brenda's French Soul Food (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We stay in San Francisco for all three eateries this time beginning with Rocco's Cafe, a SOMA neighborhood institution serving up big portions of home-style Italian dishes. Then, you can sit alone or party with a crowd while trying a different special each night at Maybeck's in the Marina. Finally, we find a taste of New Orleans in the Tenderloin with Creole influenced dishes at Brenda's French Soul Food...

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 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.

Rocco's Cafe, Maybeck's, Brenda's French Soul Food (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

We stay in San Francisco for all three eateries this time beginning with Rocco's Cafe, a SOMA neighborhood institution serving up big portions of home-style Italian dishes. Then, you can sit alone or party with a crowd while trying a different special each night at Maybeck's in the Marina. Finally, we find a taste of New Orleans in the Tenderloin with Creole influenced dishes at Brenda's French Soul Food...

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant, The Plumed Horse Restaurant, NIDO (Episode #1202H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 5, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Nostalgia abounds at the old-school Italian mainstay Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant in San Francisco. In contrast, a trip to the South Bay supplies a modern twist with sumptuous bites, a huge wine list and amazing service at The Plumed Horse Restaurant. Finally, unwind at a modern cantina with elevated contemporary Mexican cooking at NIDO in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Rocco's Cafe, Maybeck's, Brenda's French Soul Food (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 5, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

We stay in San Francisco for all three eateries this time beginning with Rocco's Cafe, a SOMA neighborhood institution serving up big portions of home-style Italian dishes. Then, you can sit alone or party with a crowd while trying a different special each night at Maybeck's in the Marina. Finally, we find a taste of New Orleans in the Tenderloin with Creole influenced dishes at Brenda's French Soul Food...

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant, The Plumed Horse Restaurant, NIDO (Episode #1202H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 5, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

Nostalgia abounds at the old-school Italian mainstay Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant in San Francisco. In contrast, a trip to the South Bay supplies a modern twist with sumptuous bites, a huge wine list and amazing service at The Plumed Horse Restaurant. Finally, unwind at a modern cantina with elevated contemporary Mexican cooking at NIDO in Oakland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Cosecha, Bull Valley Roadhouse and Michael Warring (Episode #1001H)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 4, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

Made-from-scratch Mexican dishes at Cosecha, Bull Valley Roadhouse's comfort food and Michael Warring's molecular cuisine. Will the Bay Area diners agree on their favorite local spots? Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

Rocco's Cafe, Maybeck's, Brenda's French Soul Food (Episode #1302H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We stay in San Francisco for all three eateries this time beginning with Rocco's Cafe, a SOMA neighborhood institution serving up big portions of home-style Italian dishes. Then, you can sit alone or party with a crowd while trying a different special each night at Maybeck's in the Marina. Finally, we find a taste of New Orleans in the Tenderloin with Creole influenced dishes at Brenda's French Soul Food...

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 4, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 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. .

Valette, Eatsa, Osso (Episode #1110H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

Two brothers work together to execute a quintessential wine country eatery at Valette in Healdsburg. In stark contrast, a fully-automated spot with fresh and healthy vegetarian bowls, delivered via a high-tech cubby, at eatsa in San Francisco. And finally, a place for steak, substantial sides and an amazing wine list at Osso Steakhouse in San Francisco.

Speisekammer German Restaurant, Kate's Kitchen, ADEGA (Episode #1301H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 1, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Sauerbraten, schnitzel and traditional German fare at Speisekammer German Restaurant in Alameda take the lead in this episode. Then it's back to breakfast and Southern-style comfort food at Kate's Kitchen in San Francisco... until we finish in San Jose's "Little Portugal", with a Michelin-starred destination serving Portuguese cuisine, called ADEGA.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 1, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
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