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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

Z & Y Restaurant, Pausa, Souley Vegan (Episode #1404H)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 -- 7:30 PM

We begin with Z & Y Restaurant, one of the hottest Sichuan restaurants in San Francisco, known for catering to tourists, locals, presidents, and foreign ministers alike. Our next eatery is in San Mateo and designed with leisure in mind, so turn off your phone and leave your laptop at home when you dine at Pausa. Our final pick, serves stick-to-your-ribs-hearty-fare with southern hospitality. You'll be impressed with their meatless menu when you taste the Louisiana-creole-style vegan soul food they offer at Souley Vegan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 -- 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.

Madcap, El Toreador, Juanita & Maude (Episode #1403H)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 22, 2020 -- 12:00 PM

Our first eatery features a market-driven menu created by a world-class chef; Madcap is an intimate spot in San Anselmo named to represent the frenzied atmosphere of a professional kitchen. With authentic Mexican fare and a festive feel, El Toreador is so colorful and vibrant, you almost need sunglasses when you walk in the door of this San Francisco spot. Our final pick is an East Bay eatery named for the chef's mother and grandmother. Juanita and Maude draws diners from all over the Bay Area to this Albany neighborhood favorite.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 -- 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.

Madcap, El Toreador, Juanita & Maude (Episode #1403H)

KQED 9: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 -- 7:30 PM

Our first eatery features a market-driven menu created by a world-class chef; Madcap is an intimate spot in San Anselmo named to represent the frenzied atmosphere of a professional kitchen. With authentic Mexican fare and a festive feel, El Toreador is so colorful and vibrant, you almost need sunglasses when you walk in the door of this San Francisco spot. Our final pick is an East Bay eatery named for the chef's mother and grandmother. Juanita and Maude draws diners from all over the Bay Area to this Albany neighborhood favorite.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 -- 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.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 -- 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: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 -- 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.

Dad's Luncheonette, Marzano, East Bay Spice Company (Episode #1402H)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 -- 7:30 PM

Housed in a red caboose in Half Moon Bay and helmed by a Michelin-starred chef, Dad's Luncheonette features a small menu with a large heart. Then we're off to a neighborhood destination in the Glenview neighborhood of Oakland, a cozy spot named after Italy's most famous tomato, Marzano. Finally we end in Berkeley at East Bay Spice Company, a college-town bar with intriguing cocktails, hot Indian food, and a cool vibe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 -- 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.

Franchettis', Aburaya, Locanda Osteria & Bar (Episode #1401H)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 15, 2020 -- 12:00 PM

We start in Santa Rosa, where we celebrate the bounty of the North Bay at Franchettis', a casual eatery that marries the Italian passion and German traditions of its two owners. Then it's off to Oakland for juicy, umami-laden chicken at punk-rock-influenced Aburaya, a restaurant serving Japanese fried-chicken that's to die for. And finally we'll take you to a spot in San Francisco that's very romantic, a place for blind dates...or even wedding receptions; it's a Mission-district Italian eatery called Locanda Osteria & Bar.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 14, 2020 -- 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.

Franchettis', Aburaya, Locanda Osteria & Bar (Episode #1401H)

KQED 9: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 -- 7:30 PM

We start in Santa Rosa, where we celebrate the bounty of the North Bay at Franchettis', a casual eatery that marries the Italian passion and German traditions of its two owners. Then it's off to Oakland for juicy, umami-laden chicken at punk-rock-influenced Aburaya, a restaurant serving Japanese fried-chicken that's to die for. And finally we'll take you to a spot in San Francisco that's very romantic, a place for blind dates...or even wedding receptions; it's a Mission-district Italian eatery called Locanda Osteria & Bar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Feb 14, 2020 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 -- 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.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 12, 2020 -- 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: Tue, Feb 11, 2020 -- 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.

Maykadeh Restaurant, 1601 Bar & Kitchen, Poesia (Episode #1320H)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 -- 7:30 PM

Three San Francisco dining spots take center stage this time... starting with Maykadeh Restaurant, where warm greetings, fragrant aromas, and delicate Persian spices combine. Next, enter into the minimalist, trendy and upscale digs of 1601 Bar & Kitchen, where Sri Lankan flavor meets traditional French technique. Finally, climb the stairs up to the cozy Italian dining room at Poesia, where handmade pasta, poetry and romance is the name of the game.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 11, 2020 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 -- 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.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 8, 2020 -- 3:00 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.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Feb 6, 2020 -- 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: Sat, Feb 8, 2020 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Feb 7, 2020 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 6, 2020 -- 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...

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 5, 2020 -- 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: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 3, 2020 -- 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 9: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 3, 2020 -- 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 Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (Episode #1317H)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 -- 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, Feb 2, 2020 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 2, 2020 -- 1:00 AM

The Hummingbird, Sumika and Orexi (Episode #1101H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 -- 3:00 PM

Our first stop is a charming Creole inspired spot where classic New Orleans dishes and fresh California ingredients come together for breakfast, lunch and brunch at The Hummingbird in Fairfax. Next, we venture to the South Bay for Japanese fare with steaming bowls of rice and noodles and modern plates of grilled morsels at Sumika in Los Altos. Lastly, it's the Mediterranean island flavors of Greece, served up in a contemporary version of the traditional taverna that tempt us at Orexi Restaurant in San Francisco.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 -- 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, Feb 2, 2020 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 2, 2020 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 -- 12:00 PM
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