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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Luka’s Taproom, King of Falafel, La Costanera

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Luka’s Taproom, King of Falafel, La Costanera

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Oakland Creole pub food in Uptown Oakland, Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco, Contemporary Peruvian cuisine in Montara.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Thai cuisine in Livermore, French-influenced California small plates in San Francisco, and Swiss-Italian cuisine in Foster City

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The Secret’s In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

The Secret’s In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson’s collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Reviewed: An Italian American restaurant in San Francisco, a Country French Bistro in Berkeley, a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco

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Watch Check, Please Bay Area review Maykadeh, The Little Chihuahua, Picán

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review Maykadeh, The Little Chihuahua, Picán

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed this week: Persian cuisine in San Francisco’s North Beach, Mexican food in Noe Valley, Contemporary Southern fare in Uptown Oakland

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Paulie’s Pickling, Zut! On Fourth, Marin Sun Farms

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Paulie’s Pickling, Zut! On Fourth, Marin Sun Farms

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Cali-Jewish Deli that makes pickled items in Bernal Heights, a New American/Mediterranean restaurant in Berkeley, and an American Burger & Steakhouse that is also a butcher shop in Point Reyes Station.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 premiere airs this eve, Thursday April 3, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode is available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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California Toasts 2013′s Record Wine Grape Harvest

California Toasts 2013′s Record Wine Grape Harvest

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finally there’s some good news out of drought-ravaged California. The state’s reporting the largest wine grape harvest on record.

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Valentine’s (Wine and Cocktails) with Greg and Shelley Lindgren

Valentine’s (Wine and Cocktails) with Greg and Shelley Lindgren

| February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Greg and Shelley Lindgren share news on their businesses: his Rye on the Road will soon get new digs, and A16 celebrates its anniversary on Valentine’s Day. The power hospitality couple share wine and cocktail ideas that are fun and interesting…including a recipe for “My Bitter Valentine” which will be the Valentine’s day special at Rye.

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Valentine’s with Chef Mat Schuster & Wine Expert Paco Cifuentes

Valentine’s with Chef Mat Schuster & Wine Expert Paco Cifuentes

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

What’s it like to run a “pop and pop” restaurant together? Mary Ladd talks to Chef Mat Schuster and wine expert Paco Cifuentes of Canela Bistro & Wine Bar in the Castro to find out.

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A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooking for guests aboard a giant cruise ship has its own challenges: 24-hour service, rolling-and-rocking motion from the sea, and making many menu items from scratch. Mary Ladd found out why the Top Chef TV show hit the seas this season and she gets a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchens, buffets and restaurants aboard the Celebrity Millennium.

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“Winter Cocktails” Review and Post-Holiday Drink Picks

“Winter Cocktails” Review and Post-Holiday Drink Picks

Time to relax from the holiday frenzy with the perfect drink. We’ve got your post-holiday cocktail recipes covered, with a review of the new Winter Cocktails, plus great recipes from our archives and offbeat, mostly local sparklers to put the fizz in your new year.

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