Michelin California

Old news, right? Bizarre that they’d add a closed place.

The latest L.A. additions are Asterid, Caboco (which is currently closed in the Arts District but expected to reopen in a yet-to-be-announced location), Camphor, Chulita, Damian, Hatchet Hall, Kinn, Kodō, LA Cha Cha Chá, Matū, Meteora, Pizzeria Bianco, Saffy’s, San Laurel, Sushi Kaneyoshi, Yangban Society and Yunomi Handroll. Rebel Omakase and Valle, both in Orange County, also are new inclusions, as is Kingfisher in San Diego. Along with this latest batch of newcomers is the announcement that this year’s ceremony revealing the California Guide star awardees will be held on Dec. 5.

Bib Gourmand restaurants offer a full menu of a starter, main course and dessert, making it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $49 USD or less (tax and gratuity not included).

all day baby
caboco
chulita
flavors from afar
lalibela
moo’s craft barbecue
pijja palace
pizzeria bianco
saffy’s
ipoh kopitiam

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Stater + main + Dessert at Saffy’s for $49!~?

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I had the same thought, and looked at their menu. Turns out you can if you get the cheapest things (i.e. olives for your starter). LOL technically true, I suppose, but they feel like they’re in a different price class than everyone else there.

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In 2019, Bib Gourmand meant $40 for two courses, a glass of wine, AND dessert.

Caboco was BAD when we tried it in 2021.

It’s also closed. The LA Brazilian Restaurant Caboco Has Closed After Just One Year – Robb Report

Looks like they may have reopened, or are about to. OpenTable is taking reservations. Maybe the Michelin announcement brought them back to life.