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.

Latest News

New season of Check, Please! features eateries from every corner of the Bay Area

12 new episodes launch Thursday, April 3, at 7:30pm on KQED 9.

Mar 14, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Check, Please! Bay Area Starts Eighth Season with 100th Episode

Award–winning program reaches major milestone with the season premiere on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. Bay Area foodies — ready to discover a whole new season of the best local eateries? KQED Public Television’s Check, Please! Bay Area’s eighth season launches with the program’s 100th episode on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30pm […]

Mar 21, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

November 2012 on KQED Public Television

The election takes centerstage this November, but that is not all that you will find on KQED Public Television! From the season finale of Check, Please! Bay Area to the new Ken Burns documentary, from the premiere of The Cat in the Hat‘s Christmas special to NATURE‘s whimsical look at odd couples in the animal […]

Oct 09, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

Cheers to the Season Premiere of Check, Please! Bay Area

New episodes of the award–winning program air Thursday, April 26, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. April 5, 2012, San Francisco, CA — What do an account executive, cookbook author and renewable energy forecaster have in common? They’re all guests in the premiere episode of Check, Please! Bay Area’s seventh season. In the James Beard and […]

Apr 04, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

Check, Please! Bay Area seeks guest reviewer applications

Local diners will review Bay Area restaurants for the upcoming seventh season.  January 9, 2012, San Francisco, CA— Calling all diners! Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED’s Emmy Award-winning restaurant review series, is looking for new guests to discuss their favorite local restaurants. Winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Media Award for Best Local Television […]

Jan 11, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

Toast a new season of Check, Please! Bay Area

– Season premieres Thursday, July 7 at 7:30pm on KQED Public Television 9 – June 14, 2011, San Francisco, CA — Foodies, make your culinary viewing reservations for Thursdays with KQED! In July, Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED’s Emmy Award-winning restaurant review series, returns with a whole new crop of local diners and their favorite […]

Jun 14, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED’s hit series Check, Please! Bay Area seeks guest reviewer applications

– Local diners will review Bay Area restaurants for the upcoming sixth season – May 2, 2011 San Francisco, CA — Calling all diners! Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED’s Emmy Award-winning restaurant review series, is looking for new guests to discuss their favorite local restaurants. Winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Media Award for Best […]

May 02, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post