The round of Michelin announcements for 2013 is pretty much over (the determinations for France being the big exception), so it's time to look at the places around the world that should have gotten a little more love. Specifically: the restaurants that are sitting pretty at two stars but should probably receive the Guide's highest ranking of three. There's the obvious one (René Redzepi's Noma, which has been ranked the world's best for three years), the one fans are really pulling for (Andoni Luis Aduriz's Mugaritz), what could potentially be the fifth sushi counter in Tokyo with three stars (Sawada), four impressive selections in Northern California (Benu, Manresa, Saison, and Coi), and more.
Thanks to seasoned diners and Eater friends of the house, including Adam Goldberg (Life Worth Eating), Bonjwing Lee (Ulterior Epicure), and Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, for chiming in. Is there a two-star not mentioned on the list that you feel deserves three? Nominate your choices in the comments. To the map: