Michelin has revealed a list of 67 greater San Francisco area restaurants that received its prestigious Bib Gourmand designation. Each of them offering an excellent and affordable dining experience, these establishments are included in the upcoming 2018 edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco.
In its forthcoming 12th edition for the Bay Area, Michelin inspectors included four restaurants that are newcomers to the list, among them chef and author Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen—a casual breakfast and lunch eatery that features organic and seasonal ingredients—in West Oakland, and Pausa, a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar located in San Mateo.
Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin’s famously anonymous food inspectors, who make their designations based on the high quality foods being served and a consumer’s ability to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (excluding tax and gratuity).
These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for decades all over the world, thereby ensuring a uniform, internationally-recognized standard of excellence. Notable also is that Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full, to further ensure their total objectivity when making their selections.
The 2018 Michelin star selections for San Francisco will be announced on Oct. 12. The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2018 goes on sale on Oct. 17 for a suggested retail price of $18.99.
This article first appeared on FlavorfulWorld.com.