Check, Please! Bay Area - taping episode 608 on set at KQED. Photo by Wendy Goodfriend
Guests and host, Leslie Sbrocco taping episode 608 of Check, Please! Bay Area at KQED. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 6: episode 8 airs Thursday September 29 at 7:30pm on KQED TV 9. View other airtimes and channels.

You can watch individual restaurant segments as well as view the entire episode online. The website also provides restaurant information not specified on the show, written reviews from the guests and restaurant recipes. If you have opinions on the restaurants featured please feel free to share your thoughts. This season, Leslie Sbrocco will be sharing wine tips with each episode.

The eighth episode of the season features these restaurants: DOSA on Fillmore (San Francisco), Sapore Italiano Ristorante (Burlingame) and Gather (Berkeley).

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Check, Please! Bay Area: DOSA, Sapore Italiano, Gather 29 September,2011Wendy Goodfriend

  • Larry and Diane Ercolini

    We have been going to Sapore Italiano since it opened regularly. We’ve brought many friends there because the food has always been presented hot and delicious. The waiters and owners treat us like celebrities with their warm welcomes and smiles. The negative comments made by the two guests were surprising. The dessert of semi freddo is not ice cream and is usually served in slices. The ricotta ravioli traditionally does not contain spicy ingredients, but is meant to enjoy the creamy and light ricotta flavor. The fact the the restaurant is filled with regulars is the highest compliment a restaurant could receive!


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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