Check, Please! Bay Area’s sixth season episode 1 (#601) profiles and reviews these three Bay Area restaurants:

1) Lovejoy’s Tea Room: | restaurant information + video | reviews | recipe |

2) Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro & Cevicheria: | restaurant information + video | reviews |

3) Saha: | restaurant information + video | reviews | recipe | [CLOSED]

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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.

2007 C. Donatiello Winery, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California
Capturing the cool climate character of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, this lush and lovely white is packed with ripe fruit flavors, a kiss of oak, and a snap of freshness on the finish.

2008 Dashe Zinfandel “Florence Vineyard” Dry Creek Valley, CA
Falling into the elegant camp when it comes to Zins (moderate alcohol and vibrant fruit notes), this classically-styled Zin showcases aromas of wild berries and a kick of peppery spice. Try it alongside barbecue ribs or pork loin drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

Check, Please! Bay Area: Lovejoy’s Tearoom, Don Pico’s, Saha 9 September,2016Wendy Goodfriend

  • Neil Macneale

    I love your show but you have to start spanking your guests when they talk over each other. For my 65 year old ears, It was very difficult to get all the comments because the conversation was just too chaotic.


  • leslie sbrocco

    Hi Neil, thanks for your feedback. yes, those guests do need a spanking occasionally! since it’s essentially live television, it’s a challenge (and joy) to try to keep them on track in such a short time. keep watching and I’ll make sure to give a quick smack when necessary.
    cheers, leslie sbrocco

  • If I do say so myself, GREAT episode! We had such a ball filming this very first live-to-tape Check, Please! that I’m thrilled all of our energy and enthusiasm came through. I would do this again and again if you could go on the show more than once, such fun!

    I’ve recapped the experience on my blog as well for anyone considering on submitting an application themselves (as all of my friends now are!).


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