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Michelin Names 56 Chicago Restaurants Offering Value for Money

November 09, 2011

Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Michelin today named 56 restaurants in Chicago that serve good meals for $40 or less, excluding tip and tax, including 17 new holders of the Bib Gourmand award.

The additions are Arami, Avec, Bistronomic, Fogon, Gemini Bistro, GT Fish & Oyster, Jin Thai, Kabul House, Lao Sze Chuan, Maude’s Liquor Bar, Mundial Cocina Mestiza, Owen & Engine, Perennial Virant, Sen, Sol de Mexico, Xni-Pec de Yucatan and Yolo.

“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,” Michelin said today in an e-mailed release.

Clermont Ferrand, France-based Michelin & Cie. is the world’s second-biggest tiremaker.

Frances’ Deli lost its Bib Gourmand, while five holders of the award closed: Kith & Kin, Mado, Otom, Perennial and Veersaway. The restaurants recognized this year are:

(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.)

--Editors: Mark Beech, Farah Nayeri.

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