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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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5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

| March 31, 2014 | 14 Comments

With a sizable Asian population according to the most recent census, Fremont’s thriving Indian community outnumbers all others in the city. Venture over to this diverse area and you’ll discover numerous restaurants and shops to explore. From creamy Northern Indian curries to South Indian dosas, there’s a marvelous range of regional cuisines to sample.

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Guddu de Karahi: Solid and Occasionally Stellar Pakistani-Indian Food Marred by Unpredictable Service

Guddu de Karahi: Solid and Occasionally Stellar Pakistani-Indian Food Marred by Unpredictable Service

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guddu de Karahi, the second Pakistani-Indian restaurant from local favorite Guddu Haider, opened to much fanfare last fall. Notorious for quirky and slow service, the restaurant draws acclaim for its tandoori fish. Is the long wait for dinner worth it? Kate Williams takes a look.

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Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

Hot Eats Round-Up: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Brews & BBQ from Dave McLean

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports the juiciest updates on hot new spots from cult ice cream maker Humphry Slocombe–yes, there will be Secret Breakfast! Then there’s the Dogpatch project from Dave McLean, the beer maker behind Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery and Alembic–look for tasty BBQ (including smoked pork belly, beef brisket and house-made sausages) from Chef Dennis Lee of Namu.

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Fried Chicken from the Chef Behind the First Michelin-Starred Indian Restaurant: Suvir Saran Makes West Coast Debut

Fried Chicken from the Chef Behind the First Michelin-Starred Indian Restaurant: Suvir Saran Makes West Coast Debut

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd talks with Chef Suvir Saran, who moved here from New York late last year and is finally preparing for his long-rumored West Coast debut. Expect on the menu: Rose Levy Beranbaum’s favorite biscuits, fried chicken, and spicy slaw.

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‘Top Chef’s’ Casey Thompson Prepares Her San Francisco Debut: Aveline and The European

‘Top Chef’s’ Casey Thompson Prepares Her San Francisco Debut: Aveline and The European

| March 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd talks with ‘Top Chef’s’ Casey Thompson about her San Francisco debut in the Warwick Hotel. Aveline and The European promise contrasting light foods and manly drinks. Start planning now for the fall openings.

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Restaurant Round-Up: Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar, 4505 Meats, and The Square

Restaurant Round-Up: Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar, 4505 Meats, and The Square

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

San Francisco is bursting with hot new eatery projects. Mary Ladd reports on the juiciest updates on spots from Tim & Erin Archuleta, Ryan Farr, and Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty.

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4 Slurps: Classic and Comforting Spots to Enjoy Mexican Soup in the Mission

4 Slurps: Classic and Comforting Spots to Enjoy Mexican Soup in the Mission

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may not look like winter in the Bay Area, but despite the weather, it can be nice to take solace in a big bowl of warming soup. For the best in Mexican soups, Kate Williams headed to the Mission to sip her way through a bounty of broth-filled comfort.

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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 Nod To British Beer Traditions: Freewheel Brewing Company

A Nod To British Beer Traditions: Freewheel Brewing Company

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tucked away in a small shopping complex on the outskirts of Redwood City, Freewheel Brewing Company serves up a local version of a English-style “real ale” made with traditional methods.

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First Bites: PizzaHacker

First Bites: PizzaHacker

Does the Mission really need another pizza joint? Stephanie Rosenbaum checks in at the new PizzaHacker to find out.

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Socola Chocolatier Dreams Big with Brick and Mortar Shop

Socola Chocolatier Dreams Big with Brick and Mortar Shop

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a teenager, Wendy Lieu just wanted to learn how to make chocolates. This month, Lieu opens up her own shop and cafe in San Francisco, featuring truffles with flavors like sriracha, guava and PB&J. Wendy shares her story about being a woman chocolatier and her family’s role in creating Socola Chocolatier.

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Merigan Sub Shop: Casual Shop Meets Restaurant-Quality Sandwiches in SoMa

Merigan Sub Shop: Casual Shop Meets Restaurant-Quality Sandwiches in SoMa

| February 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Merigan Sub Shop, the new sandwich joint helmed by A16′s Liza Shaw, offers San Franciscans a taste of elevated East Coast-style subs. The price of the food has been a huge sticking point in the restaurant’s first few months of opening. Are they worth the expense? Kate Williams checks it out.

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This Lunar New Year, the Horse Gallops in with Traditional Foods of Tết

This Lunar New Year, the Horse Gallops in with Traditional Foods of Tết

| January 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Tet, the Vietnamese celebration of Lunar New Year, encompasses a range of traditional foods: from thick wedges of sticky rice filled with peppery pork to candied kumquats and nutty cookies. For the Year of the Horse, Son Tran, owner of Oakland’s aptly named Le Cheval Vietnamese restaurant, shares details of these essential holiday dishes and other cultural traditions.

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