The seventh season of our favorite local food show, Check, Please! Bay Area, finishes up with its twelfth episode this week, and we don’t know where the time has gone. For the season closer, host Leslie Sbrocco welcomes several on-air personalities as guests, including Thuy Vu, host and producer of CBS 5’s Eye on the Bay; NBC Bay Area anchor Raj Mathai; and Andrea Kissack, science editor for KQED and Bay Area Bites contributor. The restaurants in this episode are Roti Indian Bistro in Burlingame, where Raj loves everything including the extra-buttery naan, but Thuy thinks the prawns tikka could use less spice; Chop Bar in Oakland which is Andrea’s pick, where “service comes with a smile and a lot of tattoos”; and fourteen-month-old Park Tavern in North Beach.
In her little introductory segment, Park Tavern owner Anna Weinberg says, “I really saw the need for a clubhouse in this neighborhood. Not a tourist spot, but for the neighbors.”
This is Thuy’s pick, and she can’t get enough of the deviled eggs. Raj says he loves all the appetizers so much he’d “throw away the entrées.” Meanwhile, Andrea likes it too, but the only let-down were some over-salted Brussels sprout chips.