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Franchettis', Aburaya, Locanda Osteria & Bar (#1401H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 1:00pm
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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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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 1:00pm

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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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Honor Kitchen & Cocktails, De La Torre Trattoria, Ichi Sushi (#1408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week we start off at Honor Kitchen & Cocktails in Emeryville, an esteemed bar and restaurant with exceptional cocktails, delightful bar bites and films projected on the walls. Next is Pleasanton's De La Torre Trattoria; a local dining spot and the kind of family-owned restaurant you might come across in Italy. We conclude with Ichi Sushi in San Francisco, known for its commitment to sustainability and sourcing the freshest ingredients to create seasonal dishes.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Aslam's Rasoi (#1317H) Duration: 24:33 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Scolari's Good Eats, Le Garage, La Mar (#1318H) Duration: 23:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 3, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Marnee Thai Restaurant, The Cook and Her Farmer, Ristorante Milano (#1319H) Duration: 25:38 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 5, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Maykadeh Restaurant, 1601 Bar & Kitchen, Poesia (#1320H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Cockscomb, Dobbs Ferry Restaurant, Cafe Gabriela (#1409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week, we start off in San Francisco exploring Cockscomb's rustic cuts of meat, unique and festive cuisine and vast variety of cocktails. Up next, and also in San Francisco, is Dobbs Ferry Restaurant, an upscale pub offering gourmet comfort food and an expansive drink menu. Our final stop is Cafe Gabriela, a revolutionary spot in Oakland known for casual dining with a Filipino-inspired menu.

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Art's Cafe, Perle Wine Bar, Marin Joe's (#1321H) Duration: 26:08 STEREO TVY

Check, Please! Bay Area KIDS Special: This year marks the 30th anniversary for Art's Cafe, a San Francisco breakfast institution. Our first guest loves sitting at the counter at the tiny diner known for their signature hash brown sandwiches and Korean bibimbap bowls. Then, featuring dishes like Russian caviar and beef tartare, Perle Wine Bar in Oakland's Montclair Village is a surprisingly sophisticated pick for a ten-year old. Finally, long before "mid-century modern" became hip, Marin Joe's has been popular with locals craving Italian American comfort food in Corte Madera, and the jiu-jitsu loving kid who's been going there since he was a baby.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Minato Japanese Restaurant, Tapsilog Bistro, Giorg (#1322H) Duration: 26:14 STEREO TVY

Check, Please! Bay Area KIDS Special: First up, it's a young girl's dream come true at San Jose's Minato Japanese Restaurant, where kids meals come with a prize. Then a soccer player's pick, Tapsilog Bistro, where authentic Filipino flavors pair with a sporty atmosphere in Campbell. Finally, like daughter, like mother, as a San Francisco girl shares her mom's high school hangout, Giorgio's Pizzeria, where generations of families have been coming for pipin' hot pizza pies since 1972.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Zareen's, Park Burger, Tu Mero Mole (#1323H) Duration: 26:08 STEREO TVY

Check, Please! Bay Area KIDS Special: Up first, a water polo player who loves spicy food and finds it as often as possible at Zareen's Palo Alto, a bustling spot offering contemporary Pakistani and Indian cuisine. Next it's a gal with a sweet tooth, who can't get enough of the rich frosty shakes at Oakland's Park Burger. Finally, a young hockey fanatic who always says"si" to authentic Pueblan specialties at San Jose's Tu Mero Mole.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 12, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Antipastos, The Veg Hub, Coco's Ramen (#1324H) Duration: 26:08 STEREO TVY

Check, Please! Bay Area KIDS Special: Our first guest is a teen who's been chowing down on the homey Italian fare at Antipastos in San Jose ever since he was a bambino. Next up, an ultimate frisbee champ who shares his love for The Veg Hub, a fast- casual spot offering healthy, hearty vegan dishes in Oakland. Can't decide between a steaming bowl of ramen or a sushi roll instead? Well an avid young baker thinks she's found the perfect solution at Coco's Ramen, a cozy Japanese restaurant in San Francisco that offers the best of both worlds.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Shinmai, Asmara Restaurant, The Ice Cream Bar (#1410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Our first stop, Shinmai in Oakland, features the refined casual fare of a Japanese izakaya with a modern twist. Next, we're off to North East African eatery Asmara Restaurant in Oakland that features shareable plates and a family style feel. Finally, we take a step back in time to a 1930's-style soda fountain and classic lunch counter called The Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco, where you can find filling meals along with signature sweet treats.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora (#203H) Duration: 26:13 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Pasta Moon, Town Hall, Suppenkuche (#204H) Duration: 27:16 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Dona Thomas, Amber India, Scala's Bistro (#209H) Duration: 27:00 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Capannina, Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen and Playground (#303H) Duration: 27:18 STEREO TVG

Contemporary decorations and a menu featuring flavors from the Isle of Capri are available at our first restaurant. The next spot keeps its menu in the U.S. but travels south for a taste of New Orleans. Then it's off to Korea for some kimchee and karaoke.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Stella Alpina Osteria, Bette's Oceanview Diner, Chou Chou (#306H) Duration: 26:08 STEREO TVG

Fresh, local, Northern Italian-flavors mark this subterranean osteria as our first stop. Next, a diner that's been serving breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. Finally, we cross the Atlantic again for a visit to a French bistro with a host brimming with personality.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 21, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Chez Maman, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Kirala (#309H) Duration: 26:17 STEREO TVG

With a counter and 2 tables inside, and 3 tables outside, our first place is small - small, but with lots of French bistro and American fare. Space is not an issue at the next venue - with the Ocean right outside, it serves up a varied menu. Finally, a Japanese place where sushi and a Robata grill are the main features.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Vegetarian House, Gracias Madre, Madras Cafe (#1114H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse (#401H) Duration: 26:51 STEREO TVG

First, an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Borobudur Restaurant, Alegria's, Poggio (#404H) Duration: 26:21 STEREO TVG

Indonesian food starts the show at Borobudur Restaurant. Then traditional Spanish cuisine at Alegria's. Finally we visit Poggio for an Italian dining experience.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello (#406H) Duration: 27:26 STEREO TVG

The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement, while Acquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Jason's, Clove & Hoof Butchery, Dragon Beaux (#1115H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill (#407H) Duration: 26:03 STEREO TVG

A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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