There won't be any ball drops on Saturday night, and thankfully, no one trying to decipher what Dick Clark is saying. Yet more than a billion people on the planet will be celebrating and partying as another year begins anew. The Year of the Tiger, 4708, begins this weekend (and no, it's not sponsored by Accenture). As cocktail waitresses around the country raise a glass, serious Chinese restaurants will be serving special meals for at least a week. In Chicago, it seems as if there are at least one or two new restaurants each year that are willing to go the extra mile -- both within and beyond Chinatown -- and provide at least a starter's guide to savoring the holiday like an ex-pat.