A new year means new restaurants. While 2012 started with stunners such as Nellcôte and ended with game changers such as Grace, 2013 brings a fresh batch of ambitious chefs and crafty bartenders vying to open the hottest spot in Chicago. Will an intimate new robata bar steal the show? Cocktails are still on the forefront with even more attention being paid to rare spirits and carved ice. Stay tuned for a surge of local breweries and, of course, more restaurants.