Michelin Serves Up an Appetizer

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 12:19 PM PDT
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Michelin Serves Up an Appetizer

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TOKYO - FEBRUARY 09: Director of Michelin Guides Jean-Luc Naret speaks during the opening ceremony of the World Summit of Gastronomy 2009 at the Tokyo International Forum on February 9, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The three-day event aims at seeking new solutions for various issues in the entirety of the culinary field, exchanging and understanding concerns in the global cuisine culture, as well as spreading the Japanese food culture. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jean-Luc Naret

The real winners of the Michelin Guide will not be announced until next week but like every main meal, there must be an appetizer.

The guide's 2011 Bib Gourmand picks, which is awarded to restaurants that serve two courses, desert and a glass of wine for no more than $40, was announced Tuesday.

The one downside of making the list, is that restaurants who make the cut know they will not be on next Tuesday's more prestigious list.

This year 74 restaurants made the cut, up from 62 last year. There are 20 first time honorees, which means some previous winners didn't make an encore appearance.

Inside Scoop notes that notables such as Bar Tartine, Cena Luna, Junnoon and Zazu were left off this year's list.

But the likes of SPQR and Bisro Ax made their debut. See the full list below.

A 16

BarBersQ

Bay Wolf

Bellanico

Betelnut

Bistro Aix

Bistro Jeanty

Bistro 29

Bottega

Brown Sugar Kitchen

Burma Superstar

Café des Amis

Cafe Gibraltar

Camino

C Casa

Chapeau!

Chevalier

Chu

Coa

Colibrí

Cook St. Helena

Corso

Crouching Tiger

Cucina Paradiso

Delarosa

Delfina

Domo

Dosa

eVe

FIVE

flour + water

Gather

Hachi Ju Hachi

Henry’s Hunan

Hibiscus

Hong Kong Flower Lounge

Incanto

Insalata’s

Kabab & Curry’s

Kitchen (The)

K & L Bistro

Kokkari Estiatorio

La Costanera

Laurus

Le Charm

Mamacita

Marinitas

Market

Monti’s Rotisserie

Nopa

Oenotri

Perbacco

Picán

Risibisi

Rivoli

Sakae

Santi

Sauce

Slanted Door (The)

Slow Club

Sociale

Sons & Daughters

SPQR

Starbelly

Sumika

Sushi Ran

Tavern at Lark Creek

Thai House

the girl & the fig

Troya

Vanessa’s Bistro

Willi’s Wine Bar

Wood Tavern

Yank Sing

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