The new edition of the Michelin guide to NYC restaurants hits shelves next week, but the highly-regarded dining roundup has already released their "Bib Gourmand" selections (facebook). Though most of the restaurants that get a star from the exacting Michelin inspectors are pricey fine dining establishments, the Bib Gourmand group consists of 95 places serving two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). The envelope, please:

(* denotes new Bib Gourmand selection for 2011)

al Bustan*
Andy’s Seafood & Grill*
Àpizz
Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar
Asia de Cuba*
Baci & Abbracci
Bahari estiatorio*
Belleville
Beyoglu
Bianca
Bistro 33
Blue Ribbon Bakery
Blue Smoke
Bohemian*
Boqueria
Buttermilk Channel
Char No. 4
Cho Dang Gol
Congee Village
Crispo
Daisy May's BBQ
DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Dim Sum Go Go
Diner*
Dinosaur Bar -B- Que
Dirt Candy
Ed's Lobster Bar
Egg
El Parador
El Paso Taqueria*
Emporio
Fatty Crab
Fatty ‘Cue*
Frankies 457 Spuntino
Franny's
Garden Court Café
Gennaro
Golden Unicorn
Good Fork (The)
HanGawi*
Hecho en Dumbo*
Hunan House
‘inoteca e Liquori Bar
Jack the Horse*
Jaiya
Jean Claude
J.G. Melon
Katz’s
Kif
L'Ecole
Les Halles
Lil’ Frankie’s
Little Pepper*
Lupa
Mapo Tofu*
Marlow & Sons
Mercato*
Mesa Coyoacan
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Motorino
M & T Restaurant*
Northern Spy Food Co.*
Nyonya
OBAO*
Park Avenue Bistro
Paulie Gee's*
Phoenix Garden
Prime Meats
Prune
Quinto Quarto
Red Egg
Robataya*
Rye
Saravanaas
Seo
Sette Enoteca & Cucina
Sip Sak
Snack
Soba-Ya
Supper
Surya
Szechuan Gourmet
Taco Taco
Tanoreen*
Tori Shin*
Turkish Kitchen
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Uva
Uvarara
Vida
World Tong
Zabb Queens
Zarela
Zoma

We're glad to see Fatty 'Cue on there, and also a little surprised with the addition of Neapolitan pizza restaurant Paulie Gee's. We've tried hard to like that place, but on both visits our pies came out with crust so burned it overpowered all the other flavors. Not to talk trash, but it's crazy Paulie Gee's is on the list and not Roberta's, which serves superior pizza and a more expansive menu.