Michelin has come out with its new Chicago guide, including its lowest level award, the Bib Gourmand.  As last year, a list that includes both Ann Sather, a pancake place, and Frontera Grill, a Mecca (according to me!) is incongruous. This makes me distrust all their other city guides.Are they just making the stuff up for gullible tourists? Are they trying to make you buy the guide just to se their rationalization for having Ann Sather in their guide? I decided to give the Bib Gourmand section a chance and went to Yolo in Skokie just a few miles from Evanston.

The first bit of good news: they have a kids menu.  The second: they seem to specialize in moles.  The third: the food is good!  Finally, it is BYOB, helping to keep down the expense. I’m going again. But is it Frontera Grill? No!  Is it one of the best restaurants in Chicago? Nope.  Should it be on a “good local restaurant” guide?  Definitely yes.

I’m not buying any Michelin guides for Chicago or anywhere else.

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