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What Does the Michelin Man Have In Store This Year?

Roughly two months from now the 2014 Michelin Guide's star ratings and bib gourmands will be announced. The guide's Twitter account is a great place to catch a glimpse into what restaurants could make the list (as well as which ones may drop off).

Few clues as to where restaurants stand can be found, but below are some of @MichelinGuideCH's most interesting missives so far this year.

Will Evanston's Found find an entrance onto the bib gourmand list? Back in March, @MichelinGuideCH stated:

Sixteen's chances of retaining its Michelin star, and maybe even gaining another, seem to be strong based on this tweet:

The prospects of City Tavern retaining its bib gourmand status aren't looking so hot after the following was sent out into the ether not once, but twice this year:

Will Carrie Nahabedian's Michelin-starred Naha enjoy some sister celebration this year? Her newest venture...

Sounds like a very possibly maybe-yes.

All signs are pointing to Curtis Duffy's Grace receiving Michelin status its first year out. Based on all of the over the moon reviews and positive word of mouth from customers, it would be a shock if it didn't. @MichelinGuideCH definitely appeared to be bowled over when they wrote:

Homaro Cantu's Moto would seem to be in good standing as well, getting two shout-outs this year. In June they wrote:

And in August:

Recent openers OON and Tanta have been hit with some Michelin shrapnel.

And two days later:

What new restaurants do you think will be crowned with Michelin stars and bib gourmands? Which ones will lose their statuses? Share in the comments or the tipline.
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1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 868-8945 Visit Website

Tanta Peruvian Restaurant

118 W Grand Avenue, Chicago, Il 60654 312 375 2172


652 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (817) 877-3388

Moto Restaurant

945 W Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60607 312 491 0058 Visit Website


401 North Wabash Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 588-8030 Visit Website


534 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 595-1616 Visit Website

City Tavern

1416 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 312 663 1278 Visit Website