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Chicago 2013 bar and restaurant preview

That cute cat calendar you picked up in the office holiday grab bag? It's time to put it to use. We've only reached the second week of 2013, but there already are months of restaurant, bar and club openings to keep on your radar. Of course, the city's going to greet a slew of fresh burger, beer and pizza spots this year, but there's also a Top Chef-helmed Italian tavern, a playful tiki bar and a fine-dining Chinese restaurant to anticipate. From long-awaited hots pots to small neighborhood newcomers, meet the dining and drinking arrivals that are going to keep Chicago buzzing this year. --Lisa Arnett and Kate Bernot

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