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Happy Valley Eats: The bucket list

STATE COLLEGE — When it comes to picking a favorite restaurant or food in Happy Valley, everyone has an opinion.

If you are among those visiting Happy Valley for the first time or someone coming back for an encore visit, we have a list of several places that should be on your Happy Valley “must stop” list.

With some help from our readers, we came up with an essential bucket list of foods you need to eat here in Happy Valley. Let’s go!

An interview with Hublersburg Inn chef Cody Pierce

HOWARD — There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the new chef at the Hublersburg Inn so we thought we would sit down with Cody Pierce and find out for ourselves how this local Inn caught his eye.

Why the Hublersburg Inn, I mean it’s out in the middle of nowhere?

Think Your Penn State Tailgating Recipe is the Best?

We’re thinking what every fan is thinking this time of year: bring on the football, and bring on the tailgates.

Everybody has a favorite tailgating recipe, and we want to hear yours! Whether it’s wings, snacks, drinks, a sandwich, something off the grill, or a dish so awesome you have to create your own category, we’re counting on our readers to share their go-to recipe on gameday!

Enjoy Local Microbrews, Tapas, and Burgers at Penn State Hotels this Summer

There’s nothing like the slow-paced days of summer in Happy Valley. Add chef-inspired grilled tapas, delicious burgers, PA beers, and local spirits to the equation and you have the perfect way to kick off a summer weekend.

Super Bowl Hotspots: Where to Watch and Eat

It's once again time to make your Super Bowl Sunday plans, with Super Bowl LI right around the corner on February 5.

Since the Steelers fell short of the big game, you probably won't have as many parties to choose from as you were hoping for, and hosting your own is a lot of work. That's why we suggest watching the game at one of these great spots—just as much fun without any of the effort!

New and Notable Hot Spots in Happy Valley

There’s never been a better time to establish yourself in Happy Valley, whether that means buying a year-round home, starting a new business or committing to visit several times a year. As our local population grows, so, too, do small businesses. Here’s a sampling of a few of our favorite new restaurants and corporations that are happy to great new customers.


The Melt Shack

218 E. Calder Way, State College

Four Favorite Indulgences for the Happy Valley Foodie

Photo: © Dante's
Nitro Coffee and Cake, Liberty Craft House

I used to work out at the State College YMCA during the lunch hour, and the woman who ran on the treadmill beside me told me her motivation.

“I work out so much because,” her voice sank to a whisper, “I love to eat.”

Winter is Time for Delicious Food and Fun: The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater have a Great Season Planned

Leave hibernation to the bears - not the Lions! You can turn basketball season into a winter getaway with the Slam Dunk Package at The Penn Stater – it includes overnight accommodations with a breakfast buffet for two, and two best-available game tickets to see the Penn State men’s or women’s basketball teams heat up the Bryce Jordan Center. There is even complimentary transportation to and from the BJC for your convenience.

Indulge in The Field's milkshakes made from Berkey Creamery ice cream

Save room for these decadent treats hand-spun with your favorite Berkey Creamery ice cream flavors at The Field Burger and Tap at Toftrees. They feature both hard and classic milkshakes in delicious flavors like Salted Caramel Pretzel Caramel, S' mores, Death By Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate, Mudslide and Birthday Cake.

Are the Kids Asking, “What’s for Dinner?”?

Happy Valley Comes to the Rescue with Fantastic Family-Friendly Dining Options


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