Check, Please! Bay Area: Izzy’s Steaks and Chops, El Huarache Loco, Helmand Palace

Check, Please! Bay Area’s sixth season episode 12 (#612) profiles and reviews these three Bay Area restaurants:

1) Izzy’s Steaks and Chops: | restaurant information + video | reviews |

2) El Huarache Loco: | restaurant information + video | reviews |

3) Helmand Palace: | restaurant information + video | reviews |

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Leslie SbroccoMy name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode.

2009 Mark West Pinot Noir, California $12
A must-buy bargain bottle that captures Pinot’s elegance and juicy red-berry fruit flavors at a price that will please. Stock up for the holidays to use as a house red or to give as gifts.

2010 Astrolabe
“Voyage” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $20

Newly landed on our shores, this unique Kiwi wine delivers a ping of zestiness layered with citrus notes and whisper of fresh herbal aromas. It’s a classy Sauvignon Blanc worth seeking out.

2006
Iron Horse “Classic” Vintage Brut, Green Valley of Russian River
Valley, California $34

Iconic bubbly producer Iron Horse is California royalty, crafting world-class wines to rival the best of Champagne, France. Aged for years before release, the Vintage Brut sparkles like a Cartier jewel. Lush, yet lean, focused, and fresh, this is a wine to savor.

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  • Leslie Patterson Werner

    Your “Submit Comment” does not work. So here is mine:
    PLEASE! Enough of the stuff that none of us can afford. Most of us are parents or grandparents trying to support each other through these difficult times. Please find something more relative to the local population. 20 somethings are having too difficult a time to listen to this silly stuff.

    PLEASE, move on to something more significant.

    Leslie