The list of establishments that provide two courses and a glass of wine for $40 or less (plus tax and gratuity) is up from 114 last year and spans 31 cuisines, Michelin said today in an e-mailed release. The value-for-money accolade is known as a Bib Gourmand.
The winners were named a week before the planned release of “Michelin Guide New York City 2013,” which will include establishments that have been awarded stars. The U.K. and Ireland guide is scheduled for Oct. 4.
Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar and Momofuku Ssam Bar remain on the Bib Gourmand list. Battersby’s chef-owners Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern previously worked together at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2002.
Winners this time include: Alobar, August, Basil Brick Oven Pizza, Calyer, Casa Enrique, Don Antonio by Starita, Enoteca Maria, Family Recipe, Gran Electrica, Havana Cafe, Hino Maru Ramen, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, Land of Plenty, Laut, Lu Xiang Yuan, Ornella, Pok Pok, Speedy Romeo, Sura, Uncle Zhou, Untitled and Yunnan Kitchen.
Michelin, the world’s second-biggest tiremaker, produced its first guide in 1900. It was distributed free of charge until 1920 and intended for chauffeurs. The guide contained practical information, including street maps and tips on repairing tires. The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
The Bib Gourmand restaurants Al Bustan Alobar Andy’s Seafood & Grill Apizz Aroma Kitchen & Winebar August Ayada Baci & Abbracci Basil Brick Oven Pizza Battersby Beyoglu Bianca Bistro 33 Bohemian Boqueria Bread & Tulips Buttermilk Channel Calyer Casa Enrique Char No. 4 Chavela’s Cho Dang Gol Clinton St. Baking Company Co Ba Congee Village Coppelia Crispo DBGB Kitchen & Bar Dim Sum Go Go Diner Dirt Candy Don Antonio by Starita Do or Dine Ed’s Lobster Bar Egg El Parador El Paso Taqueria Enoteca Maria Family Recipe Fatty Crab Fatty ‘Cue Frankies 457 Spuntino Franny’s Garden Court Cafe General Greene (The) Gennaro Good Fork (The) Gran Electrica Great Sichuan HanGawi Havana Cafe Hecho en Dumbo Hill Country Chicken Hino Maru Ramen Hunan House Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria ’inoteca e Liquori Bar(closed) Jaiya Jean Claude J.G. Melon Jin Ramen Katz’s Keste Pizza & Vino Land of Plenty Laut L’Ecole Lil’ Frankie’s Little Pepper Lupa Lu Xiang Yuan Mapo Tofu Marlow & Sons Meatball Shop (The) Mercato Mesa Coyoacan Mile End Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too Momofuku Noodle Bar Momofuku Ssam Bar Momokawa New Malaysia Northern Spy Food Co. No. 7 Nyonya OBAO Oriental Garden Ornella Pane Panelle (closed) Paulie Gee’s Perry Street Phoenix Garden Pok Pok Prime Meats Prune Purple Yam Robataya Roberta’s Rubirosa Rye Salt & Fat Saravanaas Seo Sip Sak Snack Soba-Ya Speedy Romeo Supper Sura Surya Szechuan Gourmet Tanoreen Tra Di Noi Traif Turkish Kitchen Uncle Zhou Untitled Uva Vida Vinegar Hill House Wild Edibles Yunnan Kitchen Zabb Elee Zabb Elee zero Otto Nove Zoma
(Richard Vines is the chief food critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. He is U.K. and Ireland chairman of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Opinions expressed are his own.)
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