2013 may forever be remembered as the year of the cronut and the ramen burger, but it deserves to stand out for so much more than a few fleeting foodie trends. The last year has brought a burst of local breweries, buzz-worthy restaurants and cocktail bars that shot to the top of our favorite hangout list faster than you can down a negroni slushie. Here’s a look back at the year’s delicious debuts, cravable cocktails and bittersweet goodbyes. By Lisa Arnett and Kate Bernot. Additional reporting by RedEye special contributors Michael Nagrant and Dana Kavan Gagnon. Reporters visit restaurants and bars unannounced and meals are paid for by RedEye. >>Click on each bar and restaurant name for address, phone number, map and more on metromix.com.
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