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Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso (#902H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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Massimo's, Old Jerusalem Restaurant, Baker Street Bistro (#906H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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4505 Burgers & BBQ, Ramen Gaijin, Eight Tables by George Chen (#1311H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

Slow-cooked, smoky meats straight from the wood-fired bbq pit are the star attraction, in San Francisco, at 4505 Burgers & BBQ. Next, ramen and Japanese pub dishes made with local farm-fresh ingredients draw a dedicated crowd at Ramen Gaijin in Sebastopol. Finally, take a trip back in time as we're transported to 1930's Shanghai for an opulent dining experience, choreographed in style at Eight Tables by George Chen.

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Senor Sisig, M.Y. China, Italian Colors Restaurant (#907H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Our first spot has crafted its crossover cuisine, dishing out Filipino-fusion at Senor Sisig, a San Francisco food truck . Next, in the heart of the Westfield Mall, find a feast for all of the senses, where noodles are thrown, scissored and served at M.Y. China in San Francisco. Heading east, Oakland's Italian Colors Restaurant is a family-friendly environment where guests can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy served up with a smile.

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Noe Valley Bakery, Athena Grill, Avatar's Restaurant (#1310H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

We begin at a mom-and-pop run bakery that supplies breakfast, brunch and lunch - all made in-house, from scratch, at Noe Valley Bakery in San Francisco. Next, we head down to Santa Clara for a traditional Greek menu complete with checkered tablecloths, bold flavors, and flowing wine at Athena Grill. To complete the trio, we land at a spot that combines Indian, Punjabi and Mexican flavors - made with Californian ingredients at Avatar's Restaurant in Sausalito.

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Pinole Creek Cafe, Shanghai House and Murray Circle Restaurant (#909H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In an 1890s' Victorian home, Pinole Creek Cafe offers diners hearty American comfort food with a Eurasian flair. Next, Shanghai House in San Francisco is where diners come for classic Chinese cooking, such as the chicken wings, and stay for xiao long bao! Last, but not least, jaw-dropping views of the Bay enhance the mood at Murray Circle Restaurant, Cavalo Point, an elegant sanctuary with a sophisticated Californian menu and enormous wine list.

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Hana Japanese Restaurant, Cocotte and Sakoon (#911H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We start in Rohnert Park at Hana Japanese Restaurant for a superb sushi experience and a sock-it-to-'ya sake menu! Next, c'est si bon brasserie Cocotte in San Francisco showcases locally-sourced ingredients for its rustic rotisserie recipes and namesake dish. Lastly, we visit Sakoon in Mountain View, where traditional Indian cuisine is delivered in a modern presentation with a cosmopolitan vibe.

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The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie's Barbeque Joint and Auntie April's Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food (#916H) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

Revisit three Southern soul food restaurants from the Check, Please! Bay Area archives: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie's Barbeque Joint and Auntie April's Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.

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All Good Pizza, Kendejah Restaurant, Siam Bay Authentic Thai Cuisine (#1312H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

It's Italy-meets-Louisiana-meets-backyard BBQ at this kid-friendly spot with great pizza and space to play, in San Francisco at All Good Pizza. Then we uncover authentic Liberian cuisine, a rare culinary find, at Kendejah Restaurant in San Leandro. And finally, enjoy the warm welcome at Siam Bay Authentic Thai Cuisine in Oakland, where they make you feel a part of the family.

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Cosecha, Bull Valley Roadhouse and Michael Warring (#1001H) Duration: 26:03 STEREO TVG

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.

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Pintxo Pote, Red Hill Station and Osmanthus (#1003H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

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.

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Lou's Cafe, Pappo and Lasalette Restaurant (#1005H) Duration: 24:34 STEREO TVG

Our first stop is a family-run sandwich spot where their special sauces add an extra kick to their extensive list, at Lou's Cafe in San Francisco. Next, we take a trip to a small and trendy bistro committed to fresh and local ingredients and Cal-cuisine at Pappo in Alameda. Lastly, we follow the fragrant aroma of exotic Mediterranean flavors and spices, served up in modern Portuguese style at LaSalette Restaurant in Sonoma.

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Papillon Restaurant, Marla Bakery and La Viga Rest (#1006H) Duration: 24:34 STEREO TVG

Classically decorated and romantically lit, this elegant location exudes Old World charm serving traditional dishes prepared tableside at Papillon Restaurant in Fremont. More than just a bakery you'll find tasty, organic breakfasts and brunches at Marla Bakery in San Francisco. Finally, contemporary Latin food made with the best local produce and created using classical French technique can be found in Redwood City at La Viga Restaurant.

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Cuisine of Nepal, Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana Restaurant, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards (#1313H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

Fragrant dishes hailing from the Himalayas entice and welcome you to Cuisine of Nepal Restaurant in San Francisco. Then, Mexican family recipes are served up in a kid and dog-friendly space at Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana in Menlo Park. Finally, winery vistas, elegant Californian cuisine and warm hospitality settle us into The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards in Livermore.

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Camber Montclair Restaurant & Bar, Cole's Chop H (#1007H) Duration: 24:34 STEREO TVG

The stresses of the day are soothed away with the combination of Laotian, Burmese and Pakistani flavors at Camber Montclair Restaurant & Bar in the East Bay. In the town of Napa, you'll find professional service, a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect steak at Cole's Chop House. Next, take a trip to San Francisco's Mission District where you'll find house-smoked pastrami, fresh-made pickles and warm-baked bread at Wise Sons Jewish Deli.

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Kingston 11 Cuisine, 31st Union and the Campton Pl (#1008H) Duration: 24:34 STEREO TVG

For a blend of Jamaican and Californian flavors using local and organic ingredients, take a trip to the Caribbean oasis at Kingston 11 Cuisine in Oakland. Local artisans gather together to supply simply-prepared fresh-food in sustainable surroundings in San Mateo at 31st Union. Our last dining destination serves a Cal-Indian menu that combines classical French cooking techniques with fresh local ingredients at The Campton Place Restaurant in San Francisco.

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Monsieur Benjamin, Aly's On Main and Hog Island (#1009H) Duration: 24:34 STEREO TVG

Our first visit is a Parisian-style bistro in San Francisco where the modern setting belies the traditional menu at Monsieur Benjamin. Next, a gathering spot for locals desiring a seasonal, contemporary menu at Aly's on Main in Redwood City. And finally, this bayside location with stunning views serves up the ultimate in fresh and local seafood at Hog Island Oyster Company in San Francisco's Ferry Building.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Central Market, Farmerbrown and Trueburger (#1012H) Duration: 24:35 STEREO TVG

Our journey begins in the North Bay as we travel to the historic town of Petaluma where satisfying, locally grown, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine takes place in an old brick building, next to the river at Central Market. Next, we visit the place where southern cuisine meets local Bay Area ingredients with some tasty twists on American classics at farmerbrown in San Francisco. Our last stop is a casual spot that grinds meat daily without additives or preservatives for contemporary fast food done right! You'll find it at TrueBurger in Oakland.

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Uma Casa Restaurant, Ritu Indian Soul Food, Homeroom Mac + Cheese (#1314H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

Authentic Portuguese flavors take us to our first spot, Uma Casa Restaurant in San Francisco. And it's in San Francisco, where we stay for the seasonal Indian-cuisine-with-a-twist, that's served up at Ritu Indian Soul Food. Finally it's all about cheesy macaroni, in all its glorious variations, at Homeroom Mac + Cheese in Oakland.

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The Hummingbird, Sumika and Orexi (#1101H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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To Bang Korean BBQ, Tina's Place and Hopscotch (#1102H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Sessions at The Presidio, Doppio Zero Pizzeria Napoletana and Waterbar (#1103H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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Duende, The Dark Horse Inn and Morimoto Napa (#1104H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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Tommy's Joynt, Belotti Ristorante e Bottega, 5A5 Steak Lounge (#1315H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

We begin at a local institution, where the food is served cafeteria-style; be ready to order at Tommy's Joynt in San Francisco. Our next destination is led by a Milan born chef offering a fresh, elegant take on Northern Italian cuisine; relax at Belotti Ristorante e Bottega in Oakland. Last, we visit a contemporary steakhouse serving prime cuts from around the world right here in in San Francisco; tuck into the meat at 5A5 Steak Lounge.

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Gasthaus Leopold's, Tamarine Restaurant and Gallery, Sushi Rapture (#1105H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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Flatiron, Shakewell, Firenze By Night (#1106H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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...

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Backdoor Bistro and Wine Bar, Kingdom of Dumpling, John Ash and Co. Restaurant (#1107H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine, The Table (#1109H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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Lers Ros, Sichuan Fortune House, Marinitas (#1316H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

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.

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Valette, Eatsa, Osso (#1110H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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Bridges, Blue Line Pizza, Postino (#1112H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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. .

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Whipper Snapper, Trabocco, Gaumenkitzel (#1113H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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