Pacific Yellowtail with tai soi, ginger, citrus, togarishi, $18 at SHED Cafe in Healdsburg.

Pacific Yellowtail with tai soi, ginger, citrus, togarishi, $18 at SHED Cafe in Healdsburg. (Heather Irwin)

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Michelin’s 2018 SF Bay Area Bib Gourmand winners have been announced, signaling the start of the awards season for restaurants. Encompassing the North, South and East Bay as well as the Pennisula, 67 total restaurants were tapped, with inspectors looking for high quality food as well as value–menus must allow for two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. That’s a tall order in the Bay Area, and I’d say a few spots on the list were a stretch, but such is food criticism.

Nine of the 67 restaurants are in Sonoma County: Forestville’s Backyard RestaurantBravas Bar de TapasSHED Cafe and Chalkboard bistro in Healdsburg, Diavola in Geyserville, Glen Ellen Star in Glen Ellen, Monti’s in Santa Rosa, Ramen Gaijin in Sebastopol, and Risibisi in Petaluma. In Napa, Cook St. Helena, Grace’s Table, Farmstead, Oenotri, Redd Wood and Two Birds/One Stone were tapped. All of the Wine Country restaurants had previously been awarded Bib Gourmand nods in 2016.

Newcomers to the list include Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, Pausa in San Mateo, Playa in Mill Valley and Royal Feast in Millbrae. Michelin stars for the Bay Area will be announced Oct. 12.

Forestville’s Backyard Restaurant in Healdsburg

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Ramen Gaijin in Sebastopol

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SHED Cafe in Healdsburg

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Here is the full list:

ESTABLISHMENT AREA SUB_AREA CITY NEW
‘āina San Francisco Mission San Francisco
1601 Bar & Kitchen San Francisco SoMa San Francisco
A16 San Francisco Marina San Francisco
Anchor Oyster Bar San Francisco Castro San Francisco
Backyard Wine Country Sonoma County Forestville
Bistro Aix San Francisco Marina San Francisco
Bravas Wine Country Sonoma County Healdsburg
Brown Sugar Kitchen East Bay Oakland NEW
Bywater (The) South Bay Los Gatos
Chalkboard Wine Country Sonoma County Healdsburg
Chapeau! San Francisco Richmond & Sunset San Francisco
China Village East Bay Albany
Comal East Bay Berkeley
Cook St. Helena Wine Country Napa Valley St. Helena
Coqueta San Francisco Financial District San Francisco
Corso East Bay Berkeley
Cotogna San Francisco North Beach San Francisco
Del Popolo San Francisco Financial District San Francisco
Delfina San Francisco Mission San Francisco
Diavola Wine Country Sonoma County Geyserville
Dosa San Francisco Marina San Francisco
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai San Francisco Mission San Francisco
Farmstead Wine Country Napa Valley St. Helena
Glen Ellen Star Wine Country Sonoma County Glen Ellen
Grace’s Table Wine Country Napa Valley Napa
Great China East Bay Berkeley
Hong Kong Lounge II San Francisco Marina San Francisco
Insalata’s Marin San Anselmo
Ippuku East Bay Berkeley
Izakaya Rintaro San Francisco Mission San Francisco
Kappou Gomi San Francisco Richmond & Sunset San Francisco
Kokkari Estiatorio San Francisco North Beach San Francisco
Lai Hong Lounge San Francisco North Beach San Francisco
M.Y. China San Francisco SoMa San Francisco
Michel Bistro East Bay Oakland
Millennium East Bay Oakland
Monti’s Rotisserie Wine Country Sonoma County Santa Rosa
Nopalito San Francisco Civic Center San Francisco
Oenotri Wine Country Napa Valley Napa
Okane San Francisco SoMa San Francisco
Orchard City Kitchen South Bay Campbell
Pausa Peninsula San Mateo NEW
Playa Marin Mill Valley NEW
Poggio Marin Sausalito
Ramen Gaijin Wine Country Sonoma County Sebastopol
Redd Wood Wine Country Napa Valley Yountville
Risibisi Wine Country Sonoma County Petaluma
Royal Feast Peninsula Millbrae NEW
SHED Café Wine Country Sonoma County Healdsburg
Sichuan Home San Francisco Richmond & Sunset San Francisco
Sir and Star Marin Olema
Sociale San Francisco Marina San Francisco
Starbelly San Francisco Castro San Francisco
Sushi Ran Marin Sausalito
Tacos Sinaloa East Bay Berkeley
Thai House East Bay Danville
Trestle San Francisco Financial District San Francisco
Tsubasa San Francisco Civic Center San Francisco
Two Birds/One Stone Wine Country Napa Valley St. Helena
Vesta Peninsula Redwood City
Village Sake Marin Fairfax
wonderful Peninsula Millbrae
Wood Tavern East Bay Oakland
Yank Sing San Francisco SoMa San Francisco
Yuzuki San Francisco Mission San Francisco
Z & Y San Francisco Nob Hill San Francisco
Zero Zero San Francisco SoMa San Francisco

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