Chef Belinda Leong's Routier made Michelin Guide's list of New Discoveries in advance of this year's star announcements. (Sarah Chorey)

10 local restaurants named New Discoveries by Michelin Guide + more good news around the Bay Area

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Michelin will release its 2021 guides in just a few weeks—the first since 2019. But first, a new list celebrates recently opened and exceptional restaurants from the Bay Area.


Plus, robots are waiting tables in Silicon Valley, Guy Fieri drops major bucks on pigs at Sonoma County Fair, Steph Curry is staying true to Dub Nation in exchange for over $200 million—plus more local stories to make you go whoa (but not in a bad way).

Oakland Zoo Releases 33 Rare Frogs Into The Wild, Funcheap

The zoo's staff has been working hard to raise and release threatened frog species like the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog back into the wild. The multi-year process involves daily care and costs $85,000 per 500 hundred frogs. Read more.


Michelin Honors 10 'New Discoveries' Around the Bay Ahead of Its Late September Star Announcements, SFist

If you're in a restaurant rut, Michelin has you covered with establishments including Pac Heights French eatery Routier and Oakland's cult famous Horn Barbecue making the cut. Read more.


Celebrity chef Guy Fieri and friends spend $30,000 at California county fair, will donate purchases, ABC7

In addition to dropping a cool $10,000 on a prized pig named Chevy, NorCal's own Mayor of Flavortown and his entourage purchased 15 more pigs at the Sonoma County Fair. Read more.


Report: Steph Curry Signs Record $215 Million Extension With Golden State Warriors, CBS SF

The three-time NBA Champion is sticking around to play in the Bay for the next four years—and he's making history as the first NBA player to sign a second $200 million-plus contract. Read more.


Robot Waiters Have Descended on Silicon Valley, EaterSF

Believe it or not, the robot duo at the Ameswell Hotel's restaurant are being used to help servers provide guests with a more personal experience—not to replace them. Read more.

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