The Michelin guide celebrates 45 new Bib Gourmands in California
Becky Duffett | SF EATER | September 2021
It’s been a long hiatus from any updates to the Michelin dining guide. The Michelin stars for fine dining and more informal and affordable Bib Gourmands were last awarded in 2019 when the Bay Area received an impressive 62 stars and 72 bib gourmands. Michelin took a break in 2020 given the pandemic, so it’s now been a solid two years since the guide has been updated — though there have been a few teasers, when Michelin gave special acknowledgment to Horn Barbecue in Oakland and Ettan in Palo Alto, among others, in advance of the official awards.