It's that time of year again, as the Michelin inspectors bestow the city's best restaurants with the sparkling French star rankings. But before any stars are given out, the Bib Gourmands have been announced. The Bibs are awarded to restaurants offering "exceptional good food at moderate prices," which means a much bigger pool of candidates, and a confounding mix of price points that expand upon the definition of "moderate." (Kokkari Estiatorio and Tacos Sinaloa aren't exactly comparable, price-wise.)
Seventy-five restaurants made the cut this year, all across the Bay Area, with 11 new restaurants joining the party (‘āina, Bravas Bywater, Del Popolo, Lai Hong Lounge, Nopalito, Okane, Shed Café, Tacos Sinaloa, Tsubasa, Two Birds/One Stone, and Village Sake) and 12 departing the list (Brick and Bottle, Chevalier, Chino, Contigo, Fringale, Gather, La Perla, Marinitas, Sazón, The Farmer & The Fox, and Rivoli).
Here's where you can find all 75 glowing restaurants.