According to Russ Parsons of the Los Angeles Times, Michelin has just announced that their little red books will be coming out in Southern California and Las Vegas editions this fall, marking Michelin's third and fourth additions to the North American market (after New York and San Francisco Bay Area) and only the fourth and fifth guides for non-European cities (after the Tokyo Guide announced two weeks ago).
"Los Angeles has a full-time team of six inspectors and Las Vegas four, says Christian Delhaye, the Paris-based president of Michelin Maps & Guides. Each local inspector averages more than 300 restaurant meals per year, he says. Their reports are supplemented by visits from inspectors from outside the area — from not only the United States, but Europe as well." No word yet on whether Bibendum, the famous Michelin Man, will be getting inflatable boobs to better fit into the new markets.
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