2011 Michelin Guide Chicago Bib Gourmand Winners

Just when I think I know a lot about a little, I learn I didn’t even know that much. My new knowledge of the day: The Bib Gourmand award: a Michelin Guide distinction awarded to restaurants judged to offer very good food at a very good value. (An appetizer and entree, plus a glass of wine, will cost $40 or less.)

Phil Vettel wrote today about 46 Chicago restaurants who just found out that they received The Bib Gourmand. How did they discover this? In the night, Michelin representatives sprayed the image of Bibendum (the formal name of the Michelin Man, from a Latin phrase meaning, “Now, let’s drink”) on the sidewalks in front of the restaurants so they had a nice surprise in the morning.

I have been to many of these spots (14 to be exact), but seeing who I might be able to get away with a $40 meal, I am creating a new goal to hit all of them at some point soon. Besides, I have had most of these on my list to check out, so now here’s a good final push!

Ann Sather
Belly Shack
Bistro 110
The Bristol
Browntrout
Ceres’ Table
Cumin
deca
De Cero
DeCOLORES
Frances’ Deli
Frontera Grill
Gilt Bar
Girl & The Goat
Green Zebra
Han 202
Hopleaf
Jaipur
Kith & Kin
La Creperie
La Petite Folie
Los Nopales
Lula Café
Mado
Mexique
M. Henry
Mixteco Grill
Nana
Nightwood
Opart Thai House
Otom
Paramount Room
Perennial
The Publican
The Purple Pig
Raj Darbar
Riccardo Trattoria
Smak-Tak
Smoque
Spacca Napoli
Taste of Peru
Thai Village
Twin Anchors
UrbanBelly
Veerasway
West Town Tavern

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2 thoughts on “2011 Michelin Guide Chicago Bib Gourmand Winners

  1. twin achors rules. frances’s has great breakfast and sandwiches!
    lula is amazing and if we go before the end of december, i have a $10 coupon (i also have one for nightwood).

    badly i would like to eat at veerasway, perennial, girl and goat, belly shack and or urban belly or smoque or almost anything else on this list (still haven’t have publican or purple pig). in fact, i’d go to any of these places.

    hit me up, yo! plus we have to hit the new version of avec, whatever it’s new name is, so i can get some of those efffing crepes!

    though due to some BAD stomach issues, my food intake is way more strict than ever.

    XOXOX

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