Michelin released their selections for the Bib Gourmand distinction this yesterday and local favorites The General Greene (229 DeKalb Avenue), Lulu & Po (154 Carlton Avenue), Speedy Romeo (376 Classon Avenue), and umiNOM (433 DeKalb Avenue, now closed) were four of the 133 New York restaurants to make the cut.
Contenders for the Bib Gourmand must offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less — basically, cheap but high quality eats. Michelin has been highlighting “good food at moderate prices” since 1955.
It’s quite an honor to receive any kind of recognition from Michelin, but restaurants cannot hold both a star and a Bib Gourmand, so our Fort Greene and Clinton Hill stars won’t be on the tire company’s list of Best Restaurants, which will be announced next week.
Anyway, we are looking forward to a new excuse to go eat bone marrow tacos at Lulu & Po, all the pizza at Speedy Romeo, and the doughnut trio and cheddar grits at General Greene. And for anyone who missed out on umiNOM before its closing this summer, we can still try Chef King Phojanakong‘s Food Network-triumping cooking at his restaurant Kuma Inn in the Lower East Side.
What do you think of this recognition?