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Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 11:17 am

North Bay restaurants make 2014 Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’ list

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    More than two dozen North Bay restaurants made the “Bib Gourmand” list in the forthcoming new Bay Area edition of the Michelin Guide, which also issues “star” ratings to top restaurants.

    2014 Michelin Guide SF Bay AreaFor the 2014 edition of the guide (michelintravel.com), set to be released next week but announced Wednesday, 26 North Bay establishments were among 83 from the Bay Area on the Bib Gourmand list:

    1. Backyard, Forestville  
    2. Bistro Jeanty, Yountville
    3. Bistro 29, Santa Rosa
    4. Boon Eat + Drink, Guerneville
    5. Brick & Bottle, Corte Madera
    6. C Casa, Napa
    7. Chalkboard, Healdsburg
    8. Cook St. Helena, St. Helena
    9. Cucina Paradiso, Petaluma
    10. Glen Ellen Star, Glen Ellen
    11. Hot Box Grill, Sonoma
    12. Insalata’s, San Anselmo
    13. LaSalette, Sonoma
    14. Le Garage, Sausalito
    15. Marinitas, San Anselmo
    16. Monti’s Rotisserie, Santa Rosa
    17. Oenotri, Napa
    18. Redd Wood, Yountville
    19. Risibisi, Petaluma
    20. Sana Marin, San Rafael
    21. Sazon, Santa Rosa
    22. Scopa, Healdsburg
    23. Sir and Star, Olema
    24. Sushi Ran, Sausalito
    25. The Girl & the Fig, Sonoma
    26. Willi’s Wine Bar, Santa Rosa

    A number have been on the list in previous years.

    Winners are selected by Michelin’s anonymous food inspectors from restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, excluding tax and tip. Most importantly, they are the restaurants that the Michelin inspectors frequent themselves.

    In the 2014 edition, 22 different types of cuisine are represented among the Bib Gourmands and include restaurants across the region, including San Francisco, the East Bay, South Bay and the Peninsula.

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