Food Safety News reports that Burma Superstar, a popular San Francisco restaurant that voluntarily closed over Labor Day weekend following an E. coli outbreak in mid-August, has snagged a coveted spot on the Michelin Bib Gourmand list for 2014. It was also listed for 2013.
The outbreak reportedly sickened at least a dozen people, the majority of whom ate at the Clement Street restaurant on Aug. 16 or 17. Five were hospitalized, and two of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal kidney disease associated with severe E. coli infections.
All of those sickened were later discharged, and no new related cases have surfaced, said Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, health officer for the city and county of San Francisco.
Michelin’s Bib Gourmand awards are given for so-called “value” restaurants serving two courses and a glass of wine (or dessert) for $40 or less before tax and tip. They are named for Bibendum, the nickname for the company’s longtime logo, the Michelin Man.