Swinging into the new year. Our picks for things to eat, drink, watch and do this weekend

Pick up some pho and mix a cocktail or head to the drive-in to see Jean Claude Van Damme fight to save the civic arena

With the holidays behind us, January is here. We’ve put together some suggestions to help you make the most of a winter weekend.



Stay home: Cook up a cozy classic from one of these essential Pittsburgh cookbooks.

Go out: ‘Tis the season for soup! We’ve got a guide to the best pho in Pittsburgh.



Stay home: We checked in with a professional bartender for advice on how to make better cocktails at home.

Go out: St. Clair Social in Friendship offers signature and classic cocktails for takeout.



Stay home: It’s always a good time to watch a rom com. We’ve put together a list of 7 romantic comedies that were filmed in Pittsburgh.

Go out: The Dependable Drive-In is showing movies on 3 different screens. Including the Jean-Claude Van Damm filmed-in-Pittsburgh classic “Sudden Death.”



Stay home: If you are looking to pick up a new hobby, here is a list of all of the local knitting shops in town and most offer online shopping.

Go out: Take a self-guided walking tour of Oakland or Downtown. Looking for more ideas for urban exploring? Take a listen to this interview about Pittsburgh steps.