To whet the appetite of Bay Area residents for the sixth edition of the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country being released next week, Michelin announced today the 77 Bib Gourmand restaurants listed in its 2012 edition.
Bib Gourmand selections are restaurants serving two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included).
Introduced in the 1997 editions of the Michelin Guides in Europe, the Bib Gourmand is identified in the guide by a red symbol depicting the head of Bibendum, the Michelin Man.
This year, 19 restaurants in the Bay Area are new to the Bib Gourmand category, which indicates the inspectors' favorites for good value. The full selection of restaurants, including those garnering the famous MICHELIN stars, will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 25, when Michelin officially introduces its complete selection for the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2012.
The guide will go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 26, at $18.99.
The Bib Gourmand selections for 2012:
Boon Eat + Drink
Cook St. Helena
flour + water
Hachi Ju Hachi
Hot Box Grill
K & L Bistro
Kabab & Curry's
Slanted Door (The)
the girl & the fig
Willi's Wine Bar