Since it first brought its popular-in-Europe restaurant guides for New York six years ago, there has been something of a cold war going between Michelin and the other publisher of red-toned restaurant guides, the recently-Googled Zagat Survey. The two companies put their New York guides out within days of each other and regularly try and steal each other's media thunder while distracting consumers from the plethora of free online reviews available (*cough* Yelp *cough*). Now, with both companies' 2012 guides set for release next month, the French tire company has gone and fired this year's opening shot today by releasing its "Bib Gourmand" list of restaurants serving two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (excluding tax and gratuity). Interestingly, it seems the fancy restaurant guide is taking the Times' lead and starting to look beyond Manhattan a bit.

Boasting 30 new additions, the Bib Gourmand list now includes spots like Tra Di Noi in the Bronx, Do Or Dine in in Bed-Stuy, Roberta's in Bushwick and Hung Ry in NoHo (which they seem to think is NoLIta). We're a little skeptical that you can actually get two courses and glass of wine for $40 at some of these places (DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Prune) but maybe we've just been ordering wrong? The full list is below. What do you think of their picks?

Al Bustan
Andy’s Seafood & Grill
Apizz
Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar
Ayada
Baci & Abbracci
Bahari estiatorio
Beyoglu
Bianca
Bistro 33
Bohemian
Boqueria
Bread & Tulips
Buttermilk Channel
Char No. 4
Cho Dang Gol
Clinton St. Baking Company
Co Ba
Congee Village
Coppelia
Crispo
DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Dim Sum Go Go
Diner
Dirt Candy
Do or Dine
Ed’s Lobster Bar
Egg
El Parador
El Paso Taqueria
Emporio
Fatty Crab
Fatty ‘Cue
Frankies 457 Spuntino
Franny’s
Garden Court Cafe
General Greene (The)
Gennaro
Golden Unicorn
Good Fork (The)
Great Sichuan
HanGawi
Hecho en Dumbo
Hill Country Chicken
Hunan House
Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
Hung Ry
Inoteca e Liquori Bar
J.G. Melon
Jack the Horse
Jaiya
Jean Claude
Katz’s
Keste Pizza & Vino
Kif
L’Ecole
Les Hailes
Lil’ Frankie’s
Little Pepper
Lupa
M&T
Mapo Tofu
Marlow & Sons
Meatball Shop (The)
Mercato
Mesa Coyoacan
Mile End
Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Momokawa Northern Spy Food Co.
Nyonya
OBAO
Oriental Garden
Park Avenue Bistro
Paulie Gee’s
Perry Street
Phoenix Garden
Piccola Cucina
Prime Meats
Prune
Quinto Quarto
Robatayo
Roberta’s
Rubirosa
Rye
Salt & Fat
Saravanaas
Seo
Sette Enoteca & Cuci
Shalezeh
Sip Sak
Snack
Soba-Ya
South China Garden
Supper
Surya
Szechuan Gourmet
Taco Taco
Tanoreen
Tra Di Noi
Traif
Turkish Kitchen
Uva
Uvarara
Vida
Vinegar Hill House
Wild Edibles
World Tong
Zabb Elee (Manhattan)
Zabb Elee (Queens)
Zero Otto Nove
Zoma