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Los Arquitos Restaurant, Lavash Restaurant, Seven Hills (Episode #1219H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

This week we visit with a mom, pop and their 3 daughters for traditional Mexican fare in Vallejo at Los Arquitos Restaurant. Next we step into the saffron-hued dining room of San Francisco's Lavash Restaurant for classic Persian flavors. Finally, we step back to a previous episode to revisit the Italian flair found at Seven Hills Restaurant in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Dona Thomas, Amber India, Scala's Bistro (Episode #209H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Fresh, seasonal ingredients are transformed into Mexican food at our first restaurant, a casual place for all. The second stop is northern Indian. This restaurant has white tablecloths and stellar service as well as great flavors and wonderful bread. The third place has dramatic architectural elements and walls adorned with murals. The bar scene is hip and the northern Italian food keeps customers satisfied.

Los Arquitos Restaurant, Lavash Restaurant, Seven Hills (Episode #1219H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

This week we visit with a mom, pop and their 3 daughters for traditional Mexican fare in Vallejo at Los Arquitos Restaurant. Next we step into the saffron-hued dining room of San Francisco's Lavash Restaurant for classic Persian flavors. Finally, we step back to a previous episode to revisit the Italian flair found at Seven Hills Restaurant in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

La Folie, Aldo's Ristorante & Bar, Golden Lotus (Episode #221H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

An elegant setting, French menu and perfect service meets home-style Italian with a Sorrento born chef and authentic musical entertainment in this show. Both contrast the vegetarian restaurant with chicken, pork and beef on the menu.

Massimo's, Old Jerusalem Restaurant, Baker Street Bistro (Episode #906H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

To start the show we head to Fremont and Massimo's for Italian dishes straight from Nona's cookbook. Then, it's off to San Francisco's Mission district for a taste of the Holy Land at a not so easy-to-spot eatery, Old Jerusalem Restaurant. Also in San Francisco, Francophiles unite where charming decor and perfect Parisian fare wow at Baker Street Bistro in Cow Hollow.

Los Arquitos Restaurant, Lavash Restaurant, Seven Hills (Episode #1219H)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

This week we visit with a mom, pop and their 3 daughters for traditional Mexican fare in Vallejo at Los Arquitos Restaurant. Next we step into the saffron-hued dining room of San Francisco's Lavash Restaurant for classic Persian flavors. Finally, we step back to a previous episode to revisit the Italian flair found at Seven Hills Restaurant in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Rivoli, The Chairman and Station House Cafe (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

This week's show features favorite eateries which all specialize in serving fresh foods to their customers. For more than 18 years, Berkeley's classic Rivoli Restaurant has been providing diners with delicious seasonal California cuisine. Next, we chase down The Chairman Truck, a traveling eatery which serves savory Chinese food to long lines of hungry and excited customers. Finally, enjoy fresh, local, and perfectly prepared oysters, seafood, and produce inside or al fresco at The Station House Cafe, located on Highway One in Point Reyes.

Holy Land, Sodini's Bertolucci's Ristorante, B44 Catalan Bistro (Episode #224H)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

A Kosher restaurant is featured first this time, followed by traditional American Italian food served up in historic surroundings. Then a virtual trip to Barcelona can be found at a Catalonian eatery, with sidewalk tables and umbrellas in a busy city alley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Dona Thomas, Amber India, Scala's Bistro (Episode #209H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Fresh, seasonal ingredients are transformed into Mexican food at our first restaurant, a casual place for all. The second stop is northern Indian. This restaurant has white tablecloths and stellar service as well as great flavors and wonderful bread. The third place has dramatic architectural elements and walls adorned with murals. The bar scene is hip and the northern Italian food keeps customers satisfied.

La Folie, Aldo's Ristorante & Bar, Golden Lotus (Episode #221H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

An elegant setting, French menu and perfect service meets home-style Italian with a Sorrento born chef and authentic musical entertainment in this show. Both contrast the vegetarian restaurant with chicken, pork and beef on the menu.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

CALA, Moss Beach Distillery, Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon (Episode #1218H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Find elevated Mexican cuisine at CALA's in San Francisco where you'll find sustainable fish and high-end tacos and a philanthropic mission. Meanwhile, Moss Beach Distillery in San Mateo County, offers seafood, views and otherworldly cocktails! Then it's back to the Wild Wild West at Valley Ford's Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon for oysters and southern comfort food.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso (Episode #902H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

At our first restaurant, the bright bold flavors of Catalan cooking are the pride and joy of tasty tapas spot Contigo in San Francisco. For Texas-style barbeque done right, we follow the blazing smoke trails over the bridge to Smoke Berkeley. Finally, San Leandro neighborhood gem Paradiso features fresh Mediterranean cuisine, along with a page-turning wine list.

CALA, Moss Beach Distillery, Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon (Episode #1218H)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Find elevated Mexican cuisine at CALA's in San Francisco where you'll find sustainable fish and high-end tacos and a philanthropic mission. Meanwhile, Moss Beach Distillery in San Mateo County, offers seafood, views and otherworldly cocktails! Then it's back to the Wild Wild West at Valley Ford's Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon for oysters and southern comfort food.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine (Episode #701H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine are the restaurants selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 20, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 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 Plus: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 18, 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...

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

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 1:00 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 Plus: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 15, 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.

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

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 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 Plus: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Helmand Palace, El Huarache Loco, Izzy's (Episode #612H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Local diners enjoy the fragrant Afghani spices and hearty portions served at Helmand Palace in San Francisco; the Mexican food at El Huarache Loco, a unique dining spot found at the Alemany Farmers' Markets and at "Off the Grid"; and Izzy's Steaks and Chops, a San Francisco tradition for the past 25 years.

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

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 13, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

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

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 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 Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 11, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 12:00 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 Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 8, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 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 Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

La Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia (Episode #610H)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Diners recommend the fresh hand-made tortillas and traditional menu at La Mexicana Restaurant in Oakland, new sushi combinations that will make your mouth water at cozy Kabuto Sushi in San Francisco, and Florentine and Northern Italian dishes at their best in San Francisco at a place called Pazzia Restaurant & Pizzeria.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 7:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Martins West Pub, Red Tavern, August (1) Five (Episode #1215H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

First we visit a Scottish-themed farm-to-table eatery at Martins West Pub in Redwood City. Then a family-gathering place with hearty portions of Russian cuisine at Red Tavern in the Richmond District, SF. And lastly, a contemporary twist on Indian fare with inventive California cocktails at August (1) Five in San Francisco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

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

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 1, 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.

Pork Store Cafe, Pizzaiolo, Zarzuela (Episode #609H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Diners start the day right with a hearty breakfast at a spot called Pork Store Cafe in San Francisco. Then head off to Pizzaiolo in Oakland for some of the best wood fired pizzas using organic, local products. For the last stop, take pleasure in the tantalizing flavors of traditional tapas and Spanish dishes at Zarzuela in San Francisco.

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