View Photo Gallery:  Check out the Going Out Guide’s running list of the restaurants and bars that have opened in 2012, including Tropicalia, above. Click the bold name of each restaurant to read the review and get more details.

With the end of the year — or, if you’re a believer, the end of times — looming, the Going Out Gurus are dedicating this week’s Got Plans? chat to the best and worst bars, restaurants, exhibits and theater of 2012.

In love with Blind Dog and Tropicalia? Underwhelmed by the new, expanded Minibar? Already tired of doughnuts? Catch up with our slideshow of the year’s notable bar and restaurant openings, and join us Thursday at 1 p.m. as we put all of it under the microscope.

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Got Plans? Thursday at 1 p.m.

See Style critics’ Best of the Arts for 2012