Upcoming Broadcasts:

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 -- 1:00pm

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 -- 7:30pm
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 23, 2019 -- 1:30am
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 26, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 23, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Marche Aux Fleurs, Peasant & The Pear, Copita.... (#1119H) Duration: 24:56 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 29, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 1, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 1, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Cafe Borrone, Yellow Submarine, Morning Due Cafe (#1120H) Duration: 22:48 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 30, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me

Beretta, 7 Mile House, The Cheese Board Collective (#1411H) Duration: 25:48 STEREO TVG

This week we start in San Francisco at Beretta, an impress-your-friends spot offering bar-friendly Italian Cuisine and interesting cocktails. Then, we travel to Brisbane to explore 7 Mile House, a family (and dog) friendly roadhouse serving up an eclectic mix of Italian-American-Filipino food and live music every night. Our final stop is The Cheese Board Collective in Berkeley, a worker-owned and operated pizza shop offering just one distinctive vegetarian pizza a day.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 5, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me

Teleferic Barcelona, Sodini's Trattoria, Jubba Somali Restaurant (#1412H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

First up is Teleferic Barcelona in Walnut Creek, a lively taberna showcasing Basque-inspired pintxos, creative paellas and festive cocktails. Next, we stop by Sodini's Trattoria in San Francisco, an old-school Italian eatery with stiff drinks and friendly neighborhood vibes. Finally, we head down to San Jose for ample portions of East African cooking from a home-style chef at Jubba Somali Restaurant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor, Bravas Bar de Tapas, International Smoke (#1413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

To kick things off, we head to San Francisco's Roosevelt Tamale Parlor, a Mission district institution established in 1922 that serves an updated version of its Mexican-inspired menu. Up next, we savor an evening of delicious Spanish bites in Sonoma wine country at Bravas Bar de Tapas in Healdsburg. Finally, we land back in San Francisco for International Smoke, a bustling Financial District spot helmed by famous food personalities and featuring a blend of globally-inspired offerings and Southern comforts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me

Guiso Latin Fusion, Rich Table, Nyum Bai (#1414H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Our first eatery may be small in size, but the authentic Latin American and Caribbean flavors are grand at family-owned Guiso Latin Fusion in Healdsburg. Next, we visit Rich Table in San Francisco, a sumptuous spot with an eclectic, seasonal, California-focused menu. To close, Oakland's Nyum Bai transports us to Cambodia to experience a vibrant take on the country's signature dishes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

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      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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