New Year’s Day Meals and Movies (CPs Wed., 1/1/2014)

Happy 2014 from all of us at Entertainment Central Pittsburgh! Are you coming down with a case of cabin fever? Fear not; we’ll help you find something fun to do!

1) Andrew’s Steak and Seafood at the Rivers Casino will start the new year off the right way: with a full plate of food and a big glass of your preferred drink. Begin with the cheese board or crispy calamari with lemon ailoi. If you’ve resolved to get in shape, try the autumn salad, featuring baby kale, warm bacon vinaigrette, braised chestnuts, and sweet potato croquettes (just to name a few seasonal flavors). If you want to go for the 24 oz. porterhouse steak or the rack of lamb, remember the gym will still be there tomorrow. With an impressive wine list and plenty of cocktails, you’ll find the perfect pairing for any entree. Feeling lucky? Hit the tables or the slots  and see if 2014 is going to be your luckiest year ever. 5 – 9:30 p.m. 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.

2) Sometimes comfort food is the best medicine, and Meat and Potatoes delivers. Located in the heart of the Cultural District, the restaurant prides itself on traditional, hearty meals with a modern twist. Try the Kobe corn dog with wasabi aioli or spicy ketchup or the fried taters with black truffle mayo. There’s also the pub burger, featuring pork belly pastrami, horseradish cheddar, and a fried egg, or go Mexican with the soft shell crab tacos. For a more substantial entree, try the classic fish-n-chips or feel right at home with the pot roast with carrots, celery, and whipped potatoes. Don’t worry, they have boxes for leftovers. 5 – 11 p.m. 649 Penn Ave.

3) Leonardo DiCaprio continues to dazzle audiences as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, now in theaters. The story follows Belfort (DiCaprio) and stock market corruption in the 1980s. Alongside DiCaprio are A-listers Rob Reiner, Jonah Hill, and Hollywood newcomer Margot Robbie (we’ll be seeing more of her in 2014). Under the direction of Martin Scorsese, the film encompasses many of the seven deadly sins, most notably how greed can make a man do just about anything. See Fandango for theaters and showtimes.

4) Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig give us laughs and adventure in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Tired of his monotonous life, the daydreamer Walter Mitty (Stiller) creates a fantasy world to escape. When Mitty’s job is on the line, he and coworker Cheryl Melhoff (Kristen Wiig) find a new spice of life while traveling the world to find that true excitement can even happen in the real world. See Fandango for theaters and showtimes.

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