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Check, Please! Bay Area Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 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.

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 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.

Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, Turtle Tower and Copita Tequileria y Comida (Episode #812H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

* We head north to wine country for our first stop - to Healdsburg's Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, where local, homegrown and house-made is the mantra.
* Then back to San Francisco, where a Vietnamese family simmers tasty broth for their Northern-style pho at Turtle Tower.
* Finally we cross the Bay to Sausalito and Copita Tequileria y Comida for authentic, traditional Mexican fare, tequila and a party atmosphere.

Little Shin Shin, The Refuge and Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (Episode #808H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

* 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 8:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 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.

HRD Smokin' Grill, Buddy's Bites and Brews, and Metro Lafayette (Episode #810H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

* Bold Korean ingredients are skillfully blended in North Beach at HRD Smokin' Grill to make an harmonious fusion of flavors.
* Hayward gets a taste of the beach at Buddy's Bites and Brews, where beers, cocktails and seafood support a laid-back lifestyle.
* Last up, offering the largest patio in the East Bay, and a sophisticated big-city menu in the heart of suburbia, the elegantly-casual Metro Lafayette delivers!

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

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 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.

Little Shin Shin, The Refuge and Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (Episode #808H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

* 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

HRD Smokin' Grill, Buddy's Bites and Brews, and Metro Lafayette (Episode #810H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 7:00 PM

* Bold Korean ingredients are skillfully blended in North Beach at HRD Smokin' Grill to make an harmonious fusion of flavors.
* Hayward gets a taste of the beach at Buddy's Bites and Brews, where beers, cocktails and seafood support a laid-back lifestyle.
* Last up, offering the largest patio in the East Bay, and a sophisticated big-city menu in the heart of suburbia, the elegantly-casual Metro Lafayette delivers!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 6:30 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.

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 3:00 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.

Angkor Borei, Indigo, Farallon (Episode #801H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Our first San Francisco restaurant, Angkor Borei, provides traditional Cambodian cuisine that has been satisfying customers for nearly thirty years.
* Next, Indigo's expansive wooden bar and open ambiance creates the perfect setting for the touch-of-Asian in the New American cuisine served there.
* Lastly housed in an historic building, Farallon invites all seafood lovers to dine in spectacularly creative, decorative surroundings.

Zare at Fly Trap, Barrio Fiesta, Flora (Episode #802H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 2:30 AM

Aslam's Rasoi, Poesia, and encuentro cafe and wine bar (Episode #807H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

* Rich and spicy, family recipes from North India and Pakistan are served up with smiles at Aslam's Rasoi, in San Francisco.
* Poetry readings meet southern Italian cuisine at our next eatery in an old Victorian at the Castro-based Poesia.
* Finally we cross the bay to Oakland, to find the contemporary, vegetarian spot, encuentro cafe and wine bar, for organic, locally-sourced plates and an extensive wine list.

Hunan Home's Restaurant, Radius Restaurant and Cafe, Guerilla Cafe (Episode #806H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

* The destination this time is Chinatown for scintillating seasonings and sizzling satisfaction at Hunan Home's Restaurant.
* Then off to SOMA where Radius Restaurant and Cafe proudly serves up modern California Cuisine using only local and fresh ingredients from the Bay Area.
* Finally, hipster meets gourmet at the delicious Berkeley breakfast and brunch spot, Guerilla Cafe.

Bocanova, Willi's Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus (Episode #805H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

* Latin-inspired flavors thrill the palate at the Pan-American Grill, Bocanova, in Jack London Square.
* Next, small plates, a local handpicked winelist and worldly flavors abound at Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa.
* Lastly, elegant and chic, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus serves lunch, afternoon tea and lots of bubbles under its landmark, stained-glass dome in San Francisco.

Pompei's Grotto, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food, SPQR (Episode #804H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

* 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.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 5:00 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.

Coco 5oo, Crogan's Montclair, Red Jade (Episode #403H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

We begin with CoCo 5OO for fresh ingredients at the table and the bar. Next a visit to Crogan's Montclair for traditional fare. Lastly we try green onion pancakes at the Chinese restaurant called Red Jade.

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

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

Maykadeh, Little Chihuahua Mexican, Pican (Episode #905H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

First, Persian accents and aromatic spices fill the air in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach at Maykadeh Restaurant. Next, we run south of the border - ok, maybe just south of Market, where an impressive salsa bar awaits at The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco's Noe Valley. Finally, we head east to get a taste of New Orleans and the South with piquant plates and big bold bourbons at Pican, in Oakland.

Salute E Vita Ristorante, Lolo Restaurant and Le G (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Salute e Vita Ristorante (Richmond), Lolo Restaurant (San Francisco) and Le Garage (Sausalito) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites?

Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant (Episode #711H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

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?

Da Lian, The Mountain House, Buca Di Beppo (Episode #219H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Full platters, pleasure and parties are the plan at our first stop. Then authentic Northern Chinese flavors remind one guest of times past. And the long and winding road leads to a game-centric menu in a rural setting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Zare at Fly Trap, Barrio Fiesta, Flora (Episode #802H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

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.

Angkor Borei, Indigo, Farallon (Episode #801H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

Our first San Francisco restaurant, Angkor Borei, provides traditional Cambodian cuisine that has been satisfying customers for nearly thirty years.
* Next, Indigo's expansive wooden bar and open ambiance creates the perfect setting for the touch-of-Asian in the New American cuisine served there.
* Lastly housed in an historic building, Farallon invites all seafood lovers to dine in spectacularly creative, decorative surroundings.

Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant (Episode #711H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

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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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

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