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Monkey King Pub and Grub, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Grand Lake Kitchen (#1207H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

Named after the whimsical and mischievous Chinese superhero, Monkey King Pub and Grub offers Asian fusion dishes in Alameda. Then, the local, farm-to-table menu reaches new levels at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena. Finally, we stop by the upscale diner- deli combination at Grand Lake Kitchen in Oakland.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 -- 1:30am

Tropisueno, Bobo's and Pisces California (#512H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Tropisueno Mexican Kitchen is a great place to congregate with friends for top-shelf Margaritas and hearty Mexican food. Next, a place decorated with an amusing touch of the circus, although the real spectacle is the special dry-aged steak at Bobo's. Finally, a little upscale neighborhood place with good food at reasonable prices at Pisces California Cuisine.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 -- 1:00pm

Elite Cafe, Grand Oaks, Risibisi (#603H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week's guests invite Bay Area diners to sample Cajun classics and more from The Elite Cafe, share tasty bites while watching the game at Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge, and savor earthy Italian food at Risibisi Italian Restaurant. Leslie Sbrocco hosts.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 -- 1:00pm

Rhea's Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig (#606H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

Is it a deli or is it just a liquor store? Take the plunge and venture to Valencia Street in San Francisco to find the best sandwiches in town at Rhea's Market and Deli. The next place stays open late so you can party or dine on American fare well into the early hours at Sauce in San Francisco. Finally, just off the plaza in Sonoma, the girl & the fig features locally sourced menu of "country food with a French passion."

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Bistro Don Giovanni, El Molino Central, 1760 (#1208H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

Wine Country favorite Bistro Don Giovanni showcases traditional Italian cuisine in Napa. Find authentic, award-winning and vibrant Mexican flavors at a roadside eatery called El Molino Central. Finally, it's all about the ingredient-driven small plates and artisanal wines and cocktails at 1760 in San Francisco.

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Dosa, Sapore Italiano Ristorante, Gather (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Visit an eco-friendly spot serving innovative South Indian fare with Dosa in San Francisco. Next, Sapore Italiano Ristorante's menu tours Italy without leaving its location in Burlingame. Vegetarians and omnivores share equal status with the inspired cuisine at Gather in Berkeley.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

La Mexicana, Kabuto Sushi, Pazzia (#610H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

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.

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Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes, Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine, Noodle Theory Provisions (#1209H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

First, we visit Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes in San Mateo, where Angus beef burgers, organic milkshakes and craft microbrews stock this modern-day diner. And then, tucked away in a strip mall, we find bold flavors and local wines at the newly renovated Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine in Livermore. Finally, we find an Asian-centric eatery with a contemporary-Californian twist and cocktails at Noodle Theory Provisions.

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Helmand Palace, El Huarache Loco, Izzy's (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli and Gamine (#701H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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

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Rivoli, The Chairman and Station House Cafe (#704H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Guerilla Cafe, Buddy's Bites and Brews, Luka's Taproom & Lounge (#1210H) Duration: 25:11 STEREO TVG

Whether you're looking for a lazy Sunday or a place to unwind, you'll find the comforts of casual dining at these restaurants. We begin with the simple pleasures of home-sweet-home meals at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley. Then we catch a wave to Buddy's Bites and Brews, which brings the laidback surfin' lifestyle of seafood and beer to Hayward. Finally we wind down with French-inspired California comfort food and a game of billiards at Luka's Taproom & Lounge.

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Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant (#711H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

San Francisco restaurants Bella Trattoria, Outerlands and Greens Restaurants are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Roti Indian, Chop Bar & Park Tavern (#712H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

Roti Indian Bistro, Chop Bar and Park Tavern are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli and Tanguito-Argentinean Grill & Empanadas (#915H) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

Revisit three Mom 'n' Pop restaurants from the Check, Please! archives: The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli, and Tanguito-Argentinean Grill & Empanadas.

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Zare at Fly Trap, Barrio Fiesta, Flora (#802H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

You don't have to travel far for Persian influenced Mediterranean cuisine as you can find it right here in San Francisco at Zare at Fly Trap.
* And, anyone looking for a festive location to celebrate with friends and family should visit Milpitas where Barrio Fiesta specializes in Filipino cooking.
* Finally, for a great place to relax and admire the surroundings you can pop into the old flower depot building in Oakland where Flora serves up their signature cocktails.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Mandalay, Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill, Pho Vi Hoa (#1211H) Duration: 25:02 STEREO TVG

A sunshine yellow building houses a cozy spot with an array of traditional Burmese dishes at Mandalay in San Francisco. Next, we visit Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill in Menlo Park for island flavors with steel drums, brightly painted murals and smiling faces. On our last stop, we cruise down to Los Altos for classic Vietnamese specialties at Pho Vi Hoa.

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Pompei's Grotto, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food, SPQR (#804H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

* Our first restaurant, Pompei's Grotto, is a family owned spot on Fisherman's Wharf's that's been serving up fresh seafood since 1946.
* Next, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food in Santa Clara makes homemade Southern comfort staples that satisfy heart and soul.
*Finally, combining a bustling San Francisco vibe with an intimate and cozy setting, SPQR delivers authentic, modern Italian cuisine and original Italian wine from small producers.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 10, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Flea Street Cafe, Metro Lafayette, Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop and Restaurant (#1212H) Duration: 25:18 STEREO TVG

Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park embraces fresh Californian cuisine produced from local, organic ingredients, some even grown right at the restaurant. Metro Lafayette merges urban sophistication with a relaxed suburban attitude and a Californian-French menu in Lafayette. Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop and Restaurant combines a farm outlet, butcher shop and restaurant celebrating the pasture-to-plate philosophy in Pt. Reyes.

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Little Shin Shin, The Refuge and Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (#808H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

* A veteran Chinese restaurant in Oakland, Little Shin Shin Restaurant invites us to try their fresh and delicious Hunan, Sichuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese-style dishes.
* Next, the classically-trained chefs at The Refuge in San Carlos combine beer with traditionally prepared pastrami.
* Lastly, taste a little Madrid-in-San Francisco, at Canela Bistro and Wine Bar, where local ingredients blend with imported goodies from Spain.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Naschmarkt, Cafe Tiramisu and Wood Tavern (#809H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

* 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Noe Valley Bakery, Athena Grill, Avatars 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 Avatars Restaurant in Sausalito.

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Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria, and Bistro Vis a Vis (#811H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

* 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Bacon Bacon, Plaj Restaurant, Evvia Estiatorio (#901H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 17, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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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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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 24, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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