Check, Please! Bay Area Podcast

Check, Please! Bay Area Podcast

Check, Please! You Gotta Try This reviews: Kouign Amann, Grilled Pescado Tacos & Hand-Pulled Mozzarella

September 30, 2021

Check, Please! You Gotta Try This!, season 1, episode 4, airs Thursday, September 30, at 7:30 pm, on KQED 9. See other television airtimes, and never miss an episode by subscribing to the video podcast.

We begin our quest through the Bay Area’s unmissable meals at San Francisco’s famed Arsicault Bakery, once crowned Bakery of the Year by Bon Appetit. We join the early birds to sink our teeth into the Kouign Amann, a sweet, flaky French pastry with a crispy, caramelized shell. Then, we devour the mouth-watering Crispy La Calaca Loca Especial Grilled Pescado Tacos at Oakland’s La Calaca Loca Taqueria, where fresh-caught crispy fish tacos meet guacamole and melted cheese. Finally, we head to wine country and order off-menu at Saint Helena’s Brasswood Bar + Kitchen, where the Hand-Pulled Mozzarella has garnered quite a following with Napa Valley locals in-the-know.

Host Leslie Sbrocco joins guests Faith Chihil, Charles Chip Mc Neal, and Rachel Brockl from Mersea Restaurant on Treasure Island.

Get Restaurant Information:

* Arsicault Bakery | San Francisco
* La Calaca Loca Taqueria | Oakland
* Brasswood Bar + Kitchen | St. Helena