Check, Please! Bay Area
Foodie favorite Check, Please! Bay Area is KQED Public Television’s most popular local production, featuring guests and eateries as diverse the Bay Area itself. With each episode of the James Beard and Emmy Award–winning program, three local diners are cast as restaurant critics and share their favorite spots — whether it be a popular food truck on-the-go, a high-end Greek restaurant in the South Bay or a nonprofit eatery that trains inner-city youth in San Francisco. Host Leslie Sbrocco (thirstygirl, The Today Show) leads the conversation adding humor and fun… but the question always remains: Will the three guests agree about their choices?
In every Check, Please! episode, each guest chooses their favorite place to eat and the other two guests visit anonymously — the restaurants are not notified that Check, Please! “reviewers” are dining there. After trying each other’s recommendations, they join Sbrocco to discuss, dispute, and celebrate their dining experiences with lively commentary.
The series airs Thursdays at 7:30pm on KQED 9. The series also airs Sundays at 6:30pm on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM, with the new episodes beginning on Sunday, April 6. Watch online and learn more about the featured restaurants at kqed.org/checkplease and connect with Check Please! Bay Area on Facebook and Twitter.
Host Leslie Sbrocco is an award-winning author, wine connoisseur, newspaper columnist, and speaker. The series is produced by award-winning producer Tina Salter.
KQED thanks sponsors Integrated Resources Group, Subaru, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Oakland International Airport, Soy Vay and CARS.