It’s no secret that D.C. has emerged as one of the culinary capitals of the world, but things aren’t looking too good from a Michelin star perspective (at least for those restaurants who are hoping to earn their first).

The Bib Gourmand awards were announced on Oct. 10 and the list looks exactly the same (with the exception of three newbies: Hazel, Sfoglina, and Ivy City Smokehouse). This means that while these affordable establishments are great and worthy of critical acclaim, they’re not eligible for a Michelin star in 2018. Whomp, whomp.

There’s still hope for tried-and-true favorites to earn their second or third star (or even a brand new restaurant to earn its first), and that’s where where you come in. Which D.C. restaurants are most deserving of receiving the industry’s most coveted accolade? Chowhound users will be sounding off here in our community boards before the awards are announced on Oct. 17.

For those who are familiar with the San Francisco dining scene, you can also take part in our Bay Area thread and voice your predictions.

Let us know what you think and may the best chefs see gold.

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