Donate

Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Miss Ollie's, Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant, Bar Crudo (Episode #1205H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

We meet a chef inspired by her childhood in Barbados who serves up Caribbean flavors at Miss Ollie's in Oakland. Next, we step into a fairytale fit for the Brothers Grimm with Eastern European furnishings, fixtures and flavors at Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant in Alameda. Lastly, we lighten things up and end with bright, clean flavors fresh from the ocean at Bar Crudo in San Francisco.

Marnee Thai Restaurant, The Cook and Her Farmer, Ristorante Milano (Episode #1319H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 15, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

First, we visit Marnee Thai Restaurant in San Francisco's Inner Sunset neighborhood for the perfect combination of authentic Thai street food and sit-down dishes. Our next hotspot is The Cook and Her Farmer, located in the Swan's Marketplace district of Oakland, where local ingredients shine and community-centric cooking is the focus. Finally we end with Ristorante Milano, a cozy eatery in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco, serving up classic Northern Italian fare.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 15, 2018 -- 1:00 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.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 -- 1:00 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.

Scolari's Good Eats, Le Garage, La Mar (Episode #1318H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 12, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We begin in Alameda at a place that's known for its generous helpings of classic comfort food at Scolari's Good Eats. Next, we park in Sausalito at a converted auto shop turned industrial-chic French bistro called Le Garage. Finally, it's back to the city for a restaurant that offers sweeping views of the Bay and fresh, unique Peruvian flavors at La Mar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 12, 2018 -- 1:00 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.

Scolari's Good Eats, Le Garage, La Mar (Episode #1318H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

We begin in Alameda at a place that's known for its generous helpings of classic comfort food at Scolari's Good Eats. Next, we park in Sausalito at a converted auto shop turned industrial-chic French bistro called Le Garage. Finally, it's back to the city for a restaurant that offers sweeping views of the Bay and fresh, unique Peruvian flavors at La Mar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

We start with a taste of Mexico at a crowd-pleasing eatery using local ingredients at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Then cross the Bay Bridge to an Alameda haven, where the patio, water views, and family recipes made contemporary, join plentiful cocktails at Dragon Rouge Restaurant. Our last stop takes us back to San Francisco to a long-established, family-owned spot in the Mission; find fragrant spiced flavors from India at Aslam's Rasoi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 -- 3:00 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.

Scolari's Good Eats, Le Garage, La Mar (Episode #1318H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

We begin in Alameda at a place that's known for its generous helpings of classic comfort food at Scolari's Good Eats. Next, we park in Sausalito at a converted auto shop turned industrial-chic French bistro called Le Garage. Finally, it's back to the city for a restaurant that offers sweeping views of the Bay and fresh, unique Peruvian flavors at La Mar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

We start with a taste of Mexico at a crowd-pleasing eatery using local ingredients at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Then cross the Bay Bridge to an Alameda haven, where the patio, water views, and family recipes made contemporary, join plentiful cocktails at Dragon Rouge Restaurant. Our last stop takes us back to San Francisco to a long-established, family-owned spot in the Mission; find fragrant spiced flavors from India at Aslam's Rasoi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 9, 2018 -- 1:00 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.

Scolari's Good Eats, Le Garage, La Mar (Episode #1318H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 8, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We begin in Alameda at a place that's known for its generous helpings of classic comfort food at Scolari's Good Eats. Next, we park in Sausalito at a converted auto shop turned industrial-chic French bistro called Le Garage. Finally, it's back to the city for a restaurant that offers sweeping views of the Bay and fresh, unique Peruvian flavors at La Mar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 9, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 8, 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.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 7, 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.

The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 5, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We start with a taste of Mexico at a crowd-pleasing eatery using local ingredients at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Then cross the Bay Bridge to an Alameda haven, where the patio, water views, and family recipes made contemporary, join plentiful cocktails at Dragon Rouge Restaurant. Our last stop takes us back to San Francisco to a long-established, family-owned spot in the Mission; find fragrant spiced flavors from India at Aslam's Rasoi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 5, 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.

The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 4, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

We start with a taste of Mexico at a crowd-pleasing eatery using local ingredients at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Then cross the Bay Bridge to an Alameda haven, where the patio, water views, and family recipes made contemporary, join plentiful cocktails at Dragon Rouge Restaurant. Our last stop takes us back to San Francisco to a long-established, family-owned spot in the Mission; find fragrant spiced flavors from India at Aslam's Rasoi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Lers Ros, Sichuan Fortune House, Marinitas (Episode #1316H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 3, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Family recipes and traditional Thai ingredients balance the flavors of hot, sour, salty and sweet at our first spot - Lers Ros in San Francisco. Then the focal point shifts to the red chiles of China's central region in Pleasant Hill at Sichuan Fortune House. Finally we end with a menu focused on a Latin-American blend of lusciousness, along with a killer tequila list, at Marinitas Restaurant in San Anselmo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 4, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 3, 2018 -- 3:00 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.

The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 3, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

We start with a taste of Mexico at a crowd-pleasing eatery using local ingredients at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Then cross the Bay Bridge to an Alameda haven, where the patio, water views, and family recipes made contemporary, join plentiful cocktails at Dragon Rouge Restaurant. Our last stop takes us back to San Francisco to a long-established, family-owned spot in the Mission; find fragrant spiced flavors from India at Aslam's Rasoi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Lers Ros, Sichuan Fortune House, Marinitas (Episode #1316H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 3, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

Family recipes and traditional Thai ingredients balance the flavors of hot, sour, salty and sweet at our first spot - Lers Ros in San Francisco. Then the focal point shifts to the red chiles of China's central region in Pleasant Hill at Sichuan Fortune House. Finally we end with a menu focused on a Latin-American blend of lusciousness, along with a killer tequila list, at Marinitas Restaurant in San Anselmo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 4, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 2, 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.

The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

We start with a taste of Mexico at a crowd-pleasing eatery using local ingredients at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Then cross the Bay Bridge to an Alameda haven, where the patio, water views, and family recipes made contemporary, join plentiful cocktails at Dragon Rouge Restaurant. Our last stop takes us back to San Francisco to a long-established, family-owned spot in the Mission; find fragrant spiced flavors from India at Aslam's Rasoi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 1, 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.

Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.