WBEZ | Bib Gourmands http://www.wbez.org/tags/bib-gourmands Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmands: List, links and map http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-11/chicago-2013-michelin-bib-gourmands-list-links-and-map-103731 <p><p style="text-align: center; "><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/sets/72157630769183396/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/nightwoodbezsign.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Welcome WBEZ at Nightwood, Michelin Bib Gourmand Chicago 2013 (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p>This is not an <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-obama-reprises-his-presidential-victory-103711">election</a>. This is a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/michelin-guide-anoints-chicago-stars-prematurely">notoriously secretive <em>selection</em></a>.</p><p>Michelin released its <a href="http://www.michelintravel.com/michelin-selection/chicago-2013-2/">Chicago 2013 Bib Gourmands</a>&nbsp;Wednesday with 64 restaurants, up from <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2011-11-15/michelin-updates-chicago-guide-2012-94075">56 last year</a>, including 19 additions but 11 subtractions as well. Yes, math again.</p><p>What is a Bib Gourmand? &quot;Defined as &#39;Inspectors&#39; Favorites for Good Value,&#39;&quot; says Michelin, &quot;Bib Gourmand restaurants offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included), and are often of most value to a city&rsquo;s residents, who regularly dine in neighborhood restaurants.&quot;</p><p>&quot;Most importantly, these are places that Michelin&#39;s esteemed inspectors would frequent themselves.&quot;</p><p>But, dare I say, it&#39;s not as simple as math.&nbsp;Even&nbsp;<a href="http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nate-silver/">Nate Silver</a>&nbsp;once attempted to analyze Chicago food with&nbsp;<a href="http://burritobracket.blogspot.com/">The Burrito Bracket</a>&nbsp;when he lived in Wicker Park. I say&nbsp;<a href="http://translate.google.com/#auto/en/%C3%A0%20chacun%20son%20go%C3%BBt"><em>à chacun son goût</em></a>, but I also understand the need for lists.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7653979708/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/nightwoodbezears.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Crispy pig ears at Nightwood WBEZ Member event (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p>I&#39;m puzzled to see Avec on the Bib list again, which means they won&#39;t receive a star for yet another year. Avec was not listed in the first Michelin Chicago edition in 2011 at all, reportedly due to the restaurant&#39;s temporary closure due to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/dolinsky/2010/08/breaking-avec-restaurant-closed-temporarily-due-to-fire/33182">fatal fire in 2010</a>, but was recognized only as a Bib last year as well.</p><p>I&#39;m surprised to see off the list&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aramichicago.com/">Arami</a>, <a href="http://hopleaf.com/">Hopleaf</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lulacafe.com/">Lula</a> (home of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-06/tabled-manners-soft-shell-crab-royale-100067">face-hugging soft-shell crab sandwich</a>) and <a href="http://perennialchicago.com/">Perennial Virant</a> &mdash; but again this may mean they&#39;ll receive a star or stars instead.</p><p>A few geographical notes to the <a href="https://twitter.com/MichelinGuideCH">Michelin Chicago inspectors</a>&nbsp;about the <a href="http://www.michelintravel.com/michelin-selection/chicago-2013-2/">Bib list</a>:&nbsp;Han 202, Kai Zan, La Petite Folie, Nana, Smak-Tak and Sol de Mexico are not in the&nbsp;suburbs, but actually in Chicago.</p><p>Next Wednesday, the complete&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/206717696X?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=206717696X&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><em>Michelin Guide Chicago 2013</em></a> goes on sale, revealing the coveted Michelin stars. I&#39;ve cooked in three Michelin three-star restaurants and yes, Bib or stars, it&#39;s a thrilling day. Until then, here&#39;s the complete list of the Chicago 2013 Bib Gourmands, with links and a map.</p><p><a href="http://adastreetchicago.com/">Ada St.</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.annsather.com/index.html">Ann Sather</a></p><p><a href="http://antiquetaco.com/">Antique Taco</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://aucheval.tumblr.com/">Au Cheval</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://avecrestaurant.com/">Avec</a></p><p><a href="http://balenachicago.com/">Balena</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://bellyshack.com/">Belly Shack</a></p><p><a href="http://bistronomic.net/hostalt/">Bistronomic</a></p><p><a href="http://www.thebristolchicago.com/">Bristol (The)</a></p><p><a href="http://www.browntroutchicago.com/Default.html">Browntrout</a></p><p><a href="http://cerestable.com/">Ceres&#39; Table</a></p><p><a href="http://www.chilambalamchicago.com/">Chilam Balam</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://citytavernchicago.com/">City Tavern</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://cumin-chicago.com/">Cumin</a></p><p><a href="http://decero.hellotacos.com/">De Cero</a></p><p><a href="http://decarestaurant.com/">deca</a>&nbsp;[Warning: autoplay music!]</p><p><a href="http://www.decolor.us/">DeCOLORES</a></p><p><a href="http://www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/grill.html">Frontera Grill</a></p><p><a href="http://www.geminibistrochicago.com/">Gemini Bistro</a></p><p><a href="http://www.giltbarchicago.com/">Gilt Bar</a>&nbsp;[Warning: autoplay music!]</p><p><a href="http://www.girlandthegoat.com/">Girl &amp; The Goat</a></p><p><a href="http://www.greenzebrachicago.com/">Green Zebra</a></p><p><a href="http://gtoyster.com/">GT Fish &amp; Oyster</a></p><p><a href="http://han202.com/">Han 202</a></p><p><a href="http://www.jaipurchicago.com/">Jaipur</a>&nbsp;[Warning: autoplay music!]</p><p><a href="http://jamrestaurant.com/">Jam</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://jinthaicuisine.com/">Jin Thai</a></p><p><a href="http://kabulhouse.com/">Kabul House</a></p><p><a href="http://eatatkaizan.com/">Kai Zan</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.lapetitefolie.com/">La Petite Folie</a></p><p><a href="http://laohunanonline.com/">Lao Hunan</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.tonygourmetgroup.com/restaurantsc.aspx?id=259">Lao Sze Chuan</a></p><p><a href="http://www.losnopalesrestaurant.com/">Los Nopales</a></p><p><a href="http://www.maisonbrasserie.com/">Maison</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://marionstreetcheesemarket.com/">Marion Street Cheese Market</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://maudesliquorbar.com/">Maude&#39;s Liquor Bar</a>&nbsp;[Warning: autoplay music!]</p><p><a href="http://www.mixtecogrill.com/">Mixteco Grill</a></p><p><a href="http://nanaorganic.com/">Nana</a></p><p><a href="http://nightwoodrestaurant.com/">Nightwood</a></p><p><a href="http://www.opartthai.com/">Opart Thai House</a></p><p><a href="http://www.owenandengine.com/">Owen &amp; Engine</a></p><p><a href="http://www.paramountroom.com/">Paramount Room</a></p><p><a href="http://thepublicanrestaurant.com/">Publican (The)</a></p><p><a href="http://www.pumproom.com/">Pump Room</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://thepurplepigchicago.com/">Purple Pig (The)</a></p><p><a href="http://www.q-bbq.com/">Q BBQ</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.rajdarbar.com/">Raj Darbar</a></p><p><a href="http://www.riccardotrattoria.com/">Riccardo Trattoria</a></p><p><a href="http://savoychicago.com/chi/">Savoy (The)</a></p><p><a href="http://www.sensushibar.com/">Sen</a></p><p><a href="http://slurpingturtle.com/home.php">Slurping Turtle</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.smaktak.com/">Smak-Tak</a></p><p><a href="http://www.smoquebbq.com/">Smoque BBQ</a></p><p><a href="http://soldemexicochicago.com/">Sol de Mexico</a></p><p><a href="http://www.spaccanapolipizzeria.com/">Spacca Napoli</a></p><p><a href="http://thestorefrontcompany.com/">Storefront Company</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.twinanchorsribs.com/">Twin Anchors</a></p><p><a href="http://untitledchicago.com/home-page/">Untitled</a></p><p><a href="http://www.urbanbellychicago.com/">Urban Belly</a></p><p><a href="http://urbanunionchicago.com/">Urban Union</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.westtowntavern.com/">West Town Tavern</a></p><p><a href="http://woodchicago.com/">Wood</a>&nbsp;[new]</p><p><a href="http://www.xnipec.net/">Xni-Pec de Yucatan</a></p><p><a href="http://www.yolomexicaneatery.com/">Yolo</a></p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201149109594033049268.0004cdeb5e57f685048f4&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=42.048783,-87.71965&amp;spn=0.17846,0.42572&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=0004cdec2aafdfd1170dc&amp;output=embed" width="620"></iframe><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-11/chicago-2013-michelin-bib-gourmands-list-links-and-map-103731