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2014 Chicago Michelin Bib Gourmands Revealed

While the Michelin Guide is unleashing the 2014 star ratings on November 12 (a day prior to the on sale date), today marks the reveal of the Bib Gourmands. The restaurants included in the Bib Gourmands are meant for those looking to dine on a tighter budget, which the guide defines as two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. Michelin also says that the inspectors personally frequent these restaurants.

This year's Bib Gourmand list sees a total increase from 2013, from 64 to 69. 21 newcomers are on it, including Lula Cafe, which fell off the list and have returned. A few newer openings made the cut, including Juno, Fat Rice, Found, and Mott Street. Other additions include Arami and Mercat a la Planxa.

16 restaurants fell off the list this year, with The Bristol, Untitled, Storefront Company, Bistronomic, Savoy, Ann Sather, and City Tavern among them. It's possible that some of them made the jump to full Michelin stars. Closed restaurants that fell off by default include Maison, Urban Union, and West Town Tavern.

Read through the full Bib Gourmand list below.

Chicago 2014 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Restaurants:

Ada St.
Antique Taco
Au Cheval
*Autre Monde
Belly Shack
Ceres' Table
Chilam Balam
*Fat Rice
Frontera Grill
Gemini Bistro
Gilt Bar
Girl & The Goat
Green Zebra
GT Fish & Oyster
Han 202
*Homestyle Taste
Jin Thai
Kabul House
Kai Zan
*Kama Indian Bistro
Lao Hunan
Lao Sze Chuan
*Lula Café
*Mana Food Bar
Marion Street Cheese Market
Maude's Liquor Bar
*Mercat a la Planxa
Mixteco Grill
*Mott St.
Opart Thai House
Owen & Engine
Paramount Room
The Publican
Pump Room
The Purple Pig
Riccardo Trattoria
Slurping Turtle
Smoque BBQ
Sol de Mexico
Spacca Napoli
*Sushi Dokku
*TAC Quick
Urban Belly

* = added to the 2014 list
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