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It’s National Cheeseburger Day and there are some pretty great cheeseburgers grilling, right here in our own backyard! These 11 burgers are simply must-have. We know you probably don’t like being bossed around, but you’ll thank us later. WARNING – happyvalley.com and the establishments named below do not take responsibility for you gorging yourself on any or all of the below... MORE

If you thought doughnuts could only be eaten for breakfast… think again.

With all of the new doughnut shops on the rise, you can eat a specialty doughnut at any time of the day. Here are a few of the most popular:

Peace, Love, and Little Donuts: They are finally here, in State College! Specializing in miniature doughnuts, Peace, Love, and Little Donuts is the... MORE

If it’s football season in Happy Valley, then it must be Eberle Wine Dinner Time.

Hailing from the Paso Robles region of California, legendary wine maker and Penn State graduate Gary Eberle will be at the Nittany Lion Inn for his annual Eberle Wine Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28. Reception hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner service begins at 6:30 p.m.

The dinner will be served banquet... MORE

What do buffalo wings, vodka sauce and pizza boxes have in common? Andy Zangrilli introduced them all to Happy Valley over the years. Find out what he's bringing now!

It was 1963. Newspapers were filled with John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Women at Penn State had a 10:30 p.m. curfew. University Park enrollment topped out at 18,753. It was then that 22-year-old Andy... MORE

Coffee used to be a morning-only drink. My, how times have changed.

People are drinking coffee day and night.

Need a pick me up? Well, you are in the right town.

State College has some hidden gems sure to satisfy... MORE

This is it. The Wing Fest Finals are here.

Tonight at Tussey Mountain, Wing Fest winners from the past several weeks will square off in the finals to see who takes home the title of 2017 Wing King. The participants are: Ye Olde Hotel, American Legion Post 245, Edgewater Inn and Riverside Grill, Kelly’s Steak and Seafood, Wilderness Lodge, Bill Pickle’s Tap Room and Main Street Bar of... MORE

As temperatures begin to cool and students head back to campus, everyone is trying to squeeze as much as they can out of the last few weeks of summer.

The Nittany Lion Inn has you covered.

There will be another Pints on Park Avenue dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The event will take place on the patio overlooking the golf course. If you missed the July wine dinner, the... MORE

Have you ever had the hankering for some Penn State Creamery Ice Cream at a Penn State football game? Well, great ready Happy Valley – it’s about to happen.

It was announced on Monday, that certain types of Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream will be available when the Nittany Lions take the field on Sept. 2 against Akron in the season opener.

There will be six flavors available... MORE

There’s no denying it. The Grilled Sticky has been the most sought out treat by Penn Staters since 1929 and is continually requested by locals and a must taste by tourists stopping through.
Getting its start at the Ye Olde College Diner, the desert has made its way into the menus of other local restaurants and nearby grocery stores. The sticky sweet glazed pastry is: crunchy on... MORE

Now that the seemingly unending cold and snow has made way for warmer temperatures and sunny skies, Happy Valley visitors and residents alike can enjoy a multitude of summer activities. After hiking Mt. Nittany, a day on the lake in Raystown or taking in one of the many fun festivals that occur over the next few months, try one of our favorite restaurants that offer an al fresco dining option... MORE

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