Here is a list of places in the SF Bay Area that have been on the show Diners, Drive Ins & Dives. I've seen a couple of mentions in previous posts about finding these places. A lot of them are good, and well represented on CH. Some get trashed on here. Either way it's a fun list to check out and might be helpful next time someone is looking for them.
For those of you who don't know the show, it's hosted by Guy Fieri, a local restauranteur in Santa Rosa (Tex Wasabi's & Johnny Garlic's). On his show, he travels the country profiling independents. He features casual places that specialize in scratch cooking. He has a lot of schtick in his personality, but his recos are pretty good and I appreciate the exposure he gives to the little guys. One of the restaurant owners I spoke to after he was on the show said he got a 400% bump in business after DDD. Pretty cool.