Sportstalk Podcast at Hana Zen Sushi Japanese Grill Pier 39 San Francisco Monday Feb 3, 2020

Cast: Michael Duca ( and host), David Zizmor (SF 49ers analyst), Jeremy Kahn (SF Giants beat writer), Amaury Pi Gonzalez (News and Commentary), FP Santangelo Jr (NBC Sports radio) and Lee Leonard (producer). What a NFL season it was for both the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs the cast takes a look at the Super Bowl LIV experience that was in Miami. Also a look at all the latest in the NBA and MLB Spring Training starting with pitchers and catchers.

Our thanks to Angie Louie owner and general manager Emerson Mah of Hana Zen Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar Pier 39 at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf for hosting Sportstalk Radio. Tonight we were treated to Hana Zen’s famous California Sushi Rolls, Ahi Tuna, Chicken Teriyaki, Calamari, and their wonderful miso soup. Also you can enjoy their sushi rolls, sashimi, and other Japanese favorites. Hana Zen also offers filet mignon, New York steak, and try their famous Lava Rock cooking right at your own table. Also enjoy some green tea ice cream at the end of your meal. Help Pier 39 celebrate 42 years with a visit to Hana Zen Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar.


Sportstalk podcast from Inca Aztec Restaurant in downtown San Jose: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

photo from Inca Aztec Restaurant downtown San Jose home of the Sportstalk podcast on Wed. Nov. 6, 2019.

Cast: Jerry Feitelberg (host and Golden State Warriors beat writer), Mary Lisa Walsh (San Jose Sharks reporter), Marko Ukalovic (San Jose Barracuda reporter), and Amaury Pi-Gonzalez (That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary) and producer Lee Leonard.

Podcasting from Inca Aztec Restaurant at 95 South Market Street downtown San Jose, call 408-715-7042 for information or reservations. The magic culinary can best be described as a mix of Peruvian and Mexican influences. Inca Azteca Restaurant Bar is the union of two cultures. The South American Andean region of Peru and the most important territory of Mexico. During years of tradition, spectacular recipes are created and now Inca Aztec has the magic gastronomic experience. Our thanks to our hosts owners Rey and Alma and general manager Rolando.

Tonight on Sportstalk: Will the Sharks shake off the taste of losing as they have completed three games of their current six game homestand? The Sharks have lost in tough games, including in Boston 5-1, and most recently on Sunday 5-2 to the Vancouver Canucks. Also, join our conversation on the NHL and some the top teams in the league: Bruins, Sabres, Capitals, Islanders, Blues, Avalanche, Oilers, and Canucks.

Sportstalk podcast from Il Fornaio Ristorante in downtown Sacramento on Monday, September 23, 2019

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Cast: Charlie O Mallonee (host and Oakland A’s beat writer), Jeremiah Salmonson (Sacramento Kings reporter), Morris Phillips (Cal Bears reporter), Tony the Tiger Hayes (SF Giants columnist), London Marq (San Jose Earthquakes & Sac Kings reporter), Jeremy Harness (PGA Golf reporter), and Lee Leonard (Producer).

Podcasting from the wonderful and tasteful Il Fornaio Restorante at the Wells Fargo Center on 400 Capital Mall in downtown Sacramento. Our thanks to our host, General Manager Don McNerney, and the wonderful staff at Il Fornaio. You can cater your next event here at Il Fornaio in downtown Sacramento offering pickup and delivery catering services. Call (916) 446-4100 catering reservations within the next 24 hours. For banquets, Il Fornaio offers elegant and semi-private dining spaces with a wide range of specialized memos and services to match our authentic award winning Italian cuisine. For catering, call (916) 446-4139.

On the Sportstalk discussion, the Sacramento Kings’ Luke Walton is looking for Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield, who are both vying for minutes on the floor. Walton says both players compliment each other well. Hield had led the Kings with 20.7 points, five rebounds, 2.5 assists, and shot 42.7 from three-point land. Bogdanovic had offseason surgery last season missed the first 11 games of the Sacramento’s 12. Hield had 14.1 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds and shot 36 percent.

Vlad Divac, who was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, was noted for his flopping during his playing days and was a big man that helped the Kings during his playing days and later became the team’s general manager. Divac is hoping to bring the Kings to the postseason this year. Marvin Bagley averaged 7.6 points in 25.3 minutes and has pulled down 10.8 rebounds in 36 minutes. Bagley finished last assist percentage at 5.9.

Mumbai India will be the site of the Sacramento Kings’ preseason oasis. The Kings will open with the Indiana Pacers on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th, then on Thursday, October 10th vs. the Phoenix Suns, Monday, October 14th vs. the Utah Jazz, and in Melbourne, on Wednesday, October 16th, which closes their Mumbai road trip.


Sportstalk at Ping Yang Grill and Dessert in San Francisco remote podcast: Monday, September 9, 2019 photo: Dining room section at Ping Yang Grill and Desert at 955 Larkin Street in downtown San Francisco which was formerly Little Henry’s Restaurant.

Cast: Mary Lisa Walsh (SJ Sharks beat writer), Marko Ukalovic (SJ Barracuda beat writer), Jeremy Harness (NFL analyst, PGA Golf reporter), Lewis Rubman (Oakland A’s beat writer), David Zizmor (SF 49ers podcast host), and Lee Leonard (producer).

On the podcast today from Ping Yang Grill and Dessert at 955 Larkin Street downtown San Francisco: Our thanks to your host Bay owner and proprietor at Ping Yang Grill and Dessert. Ping Yang serves some of San Francisco’s favorite Thai food: Pad Thai, Thai Crepe, Chicken Thigh, Tom Yum Soup, Curry Noodle Soup, Tender Pork Shoulder, Beef Short Ribs, Chocolate Crepe, Nutella Banana Crepe, and many more. Bay welcomes you to try many of Ping Yang’s dessert favorites. Located at the corner of Larkin and Sutter Streets in downtown San Francisco, Ping Yang Grill and Dessert.

On today’s podcast: Discussions on the National Hockey League 2019-20 season preparing to start. The San Jose Sharks what they added and how Erik Karlsson will be the face and impact of this year’s team. The Oakland A’s in the hunt for postseason play. The San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo and how the progress looks from week one. The Oakland Raiders, who lost Antonio Brown to the New England Patriots, plus much more.

Sportstalk remote podcast at Kinara Fusion and Lounge in downtown SF; Monday, August 19, 2019 photo: Entrance of Kinara Fusion and Lounge now located at 607 Geary Street in downtown San Francisco.

Cast: Michael Duca (host), David Zizmor, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez, Jeremy Kahn, Morris Phillips, and Lee Leonard (producer) podcasting from Kinara Fusion and Lounge at 607 Geary Street in downtown San Francisco. Our thanks to our hosts and owners of Kinara Fusion and Lounge Restaurant Rahil Patel, Shahil Patel and Jafar Patel.

Kinara Fusion and Lounge offers a wide variety of classic Italian pizza recipes along with exotic Indian and Mediterranean specialties. A full certified Halal menu also serving unique deserts guaranteed to satisfy your palate. Located in the heart of San Francisco, Kinara also offers relaxed seating for after hours hookah lounging. Located at 607 Geary Street at Jones in downtown San Francisco.

On today’s podcast: Discussion on the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s and their chase for a wild card spot, the Oakland Raiders get ready for Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers for Thursday Night Football Thursday, August 22nd at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg Canada. The San Francisco 49ers host the Denver Broncos for Monday Night Football at Mile High Stadium on Monday August 19th.

Sportstalk remote podcast at One Market Restaurant San Francisco Monday July 1, 2019

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Cast: Michael Duca (host), David Zizmor (analyst), Jeremy Kahn (Giants beat writer), Morris Phillips (A’s and Giants beat writer), Amaury Pi-Gonzalez (Oakland A’s Spanish announcer), and Lee Leonard (producer).

Our thanks to our hosts at One Market: Larry Bouchard (Owner/Partner), Tonya Pitts (Wine Director & Sommelier) and Catlin Roche (server). On an unbelievable Monday night in downtown San Francisco, Sportstalk was enjoying the fine dining selections from the One Market menu, Halibut,  Steak, Scallops, New York Steak, Red Snapper, and much more.

We are glad to return to One Market Restaurant for the first time since Thursday, October 20, 2016, which seems like yesterday. On today’s podcast: Discussions on the Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala’s departure to Brooklyn and Memphis respectively. Will San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner be dealt before the trade deadline and the New York Yankees make it no secret their interested.

Sportstalk podcast remote at Harborview Restaurant and Bar in downtown San Francisco Monday, June 3, 2019

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Cast: Jerry Feitelberg (Oakland A’s reporter/talk show host), Amaury PI Gonzalez (Oakland A’s Spanish play by play talent), Joe Lami (San Francisco 49ers reporter), Jeremy Harness (San Francisco 49ers preview game writer), Marko Ukalovic (San Jose Earthquakes reporter), Len Shapiro (NHL analyst), and Lee Leonard (producer).

Today’s podcast: Coverage on the San Francisco Giants and ways they need to get out of the cellar in the National League West; the Oakland A’s put together one of baseball’s most exciting win streaks with 10 consecutive wins in May, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals with the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. The Bruins took Game 1 in a two-goal 4-2 win, but on last Thursday night, the Blues got by the Bruins 3-2 to tie the series up. The Bruins came back in game 3 on Saturday with a walloping 7-2 win to take the series lead 2-1. The Blues took game 4 on Monday night with a 4-2 victory over Boston to tie the series 2-2. The Bruins Zdeno Chara took a puck to the face and his status is unknown. The Bruins have home ice for game 5 on Thursday. The Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors played to a 1-1 series tie on Sunday and return back to Oakland on Wednesday, June 5th for game 3.

Our thanks to our hosts at Harborview Restaurant and Bar Kinson Wong (Owner) and Karen Liu (Director of Marketing and Special Events) for hosting Sportstalk and we can say unequivocally one of the finest Chinese cuisine restaurants in San Francisco. Please come and enjoy the fine food, dinning and atmosphere at Harborview.

Harborview Restaurant & Bar was founded in 2018 by a team of culinary and hospitality professionals led by Kinson Wong (original Co-Founder and co owner of R&G Lounge), with the vision to elevate the caliber of authentic Cantonese-style Chinese cuisine in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Harborview presents delicious menu offerings in an elegant yet unpretentious setting, with gorgeous panoramic views of the San Francisco Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. We strive to be a “must visit” San Francisco Chinese restaurant for guests visiting from locally, regionally and abroad.

Welcome to Harborview in San Francisco!

Sportstalk podcast at Rosa Mexicano in downtown San Francisco Monday May 6, 2019

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Cast: Michael Duca (host), David Zizmor, Bill Gould, Morris Phillips, Jeremy Kahn, and Lee Leonard (producer) podcasting from beautiful Rosa Mexicano Restaurant at 30 Mission Street downtown San Francisco. Our special thanks to our hosts at Rosa Mexicano Dan Munteanu (General Manager) and Ornin Gosuwin (Manager) and server Connie.

Some of the items we would recommend when you dine at Rosa Mexicano: Guacamole. Rosa Mexicano has been preparing this special guacamole grinded up in a stone charcoal bowl since 1984. The authentic taste of Rosa Mexicano’s signature appetizer will have you going for more.

Some of the main courses of the house we would like to recommend to you from the dinner menu: Chile Poblano Relleno, Carnitas, Budin de Pollo, Pescado a la Veracruzana, Pollo Pibil, Salmon Poblano, Tampiquena de Carne Asada, and Alambre de Camarones.

On the sports headline discussions: Sharks and Avalanche as well as Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets as well as Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA Playoffs plus San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s.

Sportstalk podcast at Diplomat Steakhouse in downtown Sacramento — Monday, April 15, 2019

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Cast: Michael Duca ( and host), Jeremy Kahn (SF Giants reporter), Jeremy Harness (SF Giants and PGA reporter), London Marq (Sacramento Kings and SJ Earthquakes reporter), Jeremiah Salmonson (Sacramento Kings reporter), Charlie O (Oakland A’s and Sacramento Kings reporter), Lee Leonard (producer). Sportstalk is proud to podcast at The Diplomat Steakhouse at 1117 11th Street in downtown Sacramento. Our thanks to our hosts: Owner Ramesh Prasad,  Pa Vang Executive Vice President, Brianna Blaschke Event Concierge and Executive Chef Chris Manning.

On the podcast, discussions of the recent Sacramento Kings season and their new head coach for the 2019-20 season, progress reports on the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants along with the San Jose Sharks and Golden State Warriors in the playoff hunt.

The Diplomat’s statement is as follows: Being diplomatic is our brand’s core binding. We are intuitive when in conducting your dining experience, and can achieve peaceful resolutions to any quandary while facilitating intriguing discussion with anyone on the map. We broadened the scope and magnified the habitual steakhouse fare. We resolve differences by implementing international fusion cuisine to please any and all palates. We strive to achieve a peaceful atmosphere, and our ingenuity gives us the edge to connect to any guest.

Restaurateur, Ramesh Prasad, has dined worldwide in the vast-ever occurring steakhouse and knows the ins and outs of traditional fine dining concepts. Complacent with their predictability, he manifested his vision into reality. Sacramento is in the prime of revitalization, and developing a signature steakhouse is pioneering the industries’ cravings.

Sportstalk Radio podcast at Sandbar Restaurant in downtown Vancouver on Sunday, February 10, 2019

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Cast: Joe Lami (host and NHL Analyst), Marko Ukalovic (San Jose Sharks reporter), Torben Rolfsen (TSN Radio Vancouver), and Lee Leonard (producer) podcasting from the beautiful Sandbar Restaurant in downtown Vancouver at Creekhouse 102-1535 Johnston St on Granville Island (604) 669-9030.

On the podcast, a look at the San Jose Sharks, who conclude their road trip on Monday, February 11 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver against the Vancouver Canucks. After playing Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton, the Sharks return back to San Jose on Thursday, February 14th to host the Washington Capitals.

Our thanks to our hosts at Sandbar, General Manager: Eduardo Tolentino, Assistant GM: Kenny Foufas, Manager: Christian Nowak, Manager: Matthieu Grimaud, Manager: Nouria Gange, Event Coordinator: Theresa Lim, Master Sushi Chef: Hoshi Tsutomu, Sous Chef: Aman Dhaddey, Sous Chef: Mel Belrose, Server Raina Cameron, and Sous Chef: Patrick Guay.

The Sandbar serves up the freshest Seafood in a warm sophisticated atmosphere with offerings, such as our fresh oyster bar, wood burning grill and very own in house Hoshi Sushi bar. Located in the heart of world-famous Granville Island, perched over the water front with views from every seat.