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Posted on November 09, 2011

Michelin Reveals Chicago's 'Bib Gourmand' Restaurants for 2012

56 Chicago-Area Restaurants Listed as Inspectors' Favorites for Good Value

CHICAGO (Nov. 9, 2011) – Today Michelin is offering a sneak peek at what's in store from MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2012 - the Bib Gourmand selections, which are restaurants serving two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Michelin will announce all selections for its second edition MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2012 on Nov. 15, with copies going on sale Wednesday, Nov. 16, at $18.99.

Fifty-six Chicago-area restaurants have earned Bib Gourmand status in the latest edition of the MICHELIN Guide. The inspectors in Chicago found an
excellent and diverse selection of restaurants meeting the criteria for the Bib Gourmand across the city and in a few of the closer suburbs.

The Bib Gourmand selection represents 21 types of cuisine, including Afghan, barbecue, Mexican and vegetarian. Introduced in the 1997 editions of the
MICHELIN Guides in Europe, Bib Gourmand restaurants are identified in the guide by a red symbol depicting the head of Bibendum, the Michelin Man.

Michelin's anonymous, professional inspectors are unidentified U.S. Michelin employees who eat lunch and dinner in restaurants daily. Michelin
inspectors apply the same working methods in all countries, which ensures a uniform, international standard. Inspectors pay all their bills in full,
which guarantees an objective experience and report.

The following 56 restaurants are the 2012 Bib Gourmand selections for Chicago:

Ann Sather

Arami

Avec

Belly Shack

Bistronomic

Bristol (The)

Browntrout

Ceres' Table

Cumin

De Cero

deca

DeCOLORES

Fogon

Frontera Grill

Gemini Bistro

Gilt Bar

Girl & The Goat

Green Zebra

GT Fish & Oyster

Han 202

Hopleaf

Jaipur

Jin Thai

Kabul House

La Creperie

La Petite Folie

Lao Sze Chuan

Los Nopales

Lula Café

M. Henry

Maude's Liquor Bar

Mexique

Mixteco Grill

Mundial Cocina Mestiza

Nana

Nightwood

Opart Thai House

Owen & Engine

Paramount Room

Perennial Virant

Publican (The)

Purple Pig (The)

Raj Darbar

Riccardo Trattoria

Sen

Smak-Tak

Smoque BBQ

Sol de Mexico

Spacca Napoli

Taste of Peru

Thai Village

Twin Anchors

Urban Belly

West Town Tavern

Xni-Pec de Yucatan

Yolo

 

Readers can start enjoying the MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmands in advance of the Nov. 16 on-sale date. The Chicago Bib Gourmand selections can be found online
at www.michelinguide. Michelin inspectors also share insider secrets via Twitter at @MichelinGuideCH.

Enhancing mobility is not only the mission of the MICHELIN Group but also of the MICHELIN Guide, which was created to assist travellers - and motorists in
particular - by making their journeys more enjoyable. Now representing 23 countries and three continents, the collection of 27 MICHELIN Guides includes
more than 45,000 addresses. In North America, MICHELIN Guides are available for New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country.
For more information, visit www.michelinguide.com.

 

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.




 

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