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Chicago spots join Michelin’s Bib Gourmand

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Updated: April 14, 2014 4:48PM

Michelin ratings aren’t just for fine dining establishments these days. There’s also a separate category called Bib Gourmand. Defined as “inspectors’ favorites for good value,” it ranks places that offer a couple of courses, wine and dessert for $40 or less.

Among this year’s honorees are several well-known establishments, including Hopleaf in Andersonville and Au Cheval in the West Loop. But there are also 21 newcomers. Among them: Autre Monde in Berwyn, Kama Indian Bistro in La Grange, Mercat a la Planxa in the South Loop, and TAC Quick Thai Kitchen in the Lakeview/Wrigleyville area.

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— Mike Thomas

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