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KQED's Check, Please! Taste & Sip

You’ve been waiting and now it’s here! Join KQED and Leslie Sbrocco for this year’s Check, Please! Taste & Sip. Sample gourmet food and wine from restaurants and wineries around the Bay Area – nearly 50 restaurants all under one roof!


All food and beverages included in the ticket price. Must be 21 years or older to attend.


We are excited to announce that we have two great performers for the event! Bebe Sweetbriar will open, followed by Garuda Blue Band. 


VIP tickets available for early entry from 5:45pm-6:30pm with special bites from a select group of restaurants.


Featured Restaurants: 1760, 31st Union, August (1) Five, BackDoor Bistro and Wine Bar, Basque Cultural Center, Bobo's The Steak The Crab, Buddy’s Bites and Brews, Bull Valley Roadhouse, Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, Copita Tequileria y Comida, Davey Jones Deli, Duende, Dragon Beaux, Farallon, Farmhouse Kitchen, Gamine, Gaumenkitzel Organic German Slow Food Restaurant, Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant, Hana Japanese Restaurant, Jannah - Baghdad by the Bay, Jupiter, Kingdom of Dumpling, La Costanera Restaurant, La Mediterranee, Le Comptoir, Lers Ros, Los Moles, Lovejoy's Tea Room, M.Y. China, Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant, Marnee Thai, Moss Beach Distillery, Noodle Theory Provisions, Old Skool Café, Plaj, Poesia, Poggio Trattoria, Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon, Sapore Italiano Ristorante, Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, Sessions at the Presidio, Slow Hand BBQ, Sutro's at the Cliff House, Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar, The Hummingbird, Valette and more!


Sample wines: Iron Horse Vineyards, Joseph Carr Wines, Le Grand Courtage, Mezzacorona, New Zealand Winegrowers, Peachy Canyon Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery, Steele Wines, and The Calling Wine.




Thank you to our Check, Please! Taste & Sip stage sponsor glassybaby


And our wonderful partners


Tsar Nicoulai Caviar


The Splinter Group:


    Slaughter House - American Whiskey


    Straight Edge - Bourbon Whiskey


    Whip Saw - Rye Whiskey


    Partner Sweet Vermouth


Abby Party Rental SF, Hathaway Dinwidde Construction Company, McCune, Recology, San Francisco Design Center, KQED Volunteers






Special thanks to our wonderful Check, Please! Bay Area Season 13 sponsors: Integrated Resources Group, Oakland International Airport, Redwood Credit Union, Sutter CPMC, Total Wine & More, and Visit Oakland.