EAT Features

June 12- 18, 2017

Experience seven days celebrating local cuisine with Happy Valley Culinary Week from June 12-18, 2017.

“As we’ve entered into our 5th year of Culinary Week, we’ve slowly gained momentum,” Andy Rupert, Director of... MORE

It’s no secret that Happy Valley is home to a variety of farmers’ markets and all-natural eats, and some of our favorite fresh-food vendors are pulling out all the stops for the upcoming spring season. You’ll even find some brand-new restaurants in town that are sure to offer up a selection of fabulously fresh, spring-inspired menu items.

One of these newer options is ... MORE

You probably stopped at one of our local wineries, breweries or cideries on your way to a tailgate last season, but this is a brand new year. Check out our ever-expanding list of breweries, wineries and distilleries where you can enjoy locally sourced, expertly crafted drinks.

The next time you’re here, forego the state store or beer distributor and make a stop at one of these local... MORE

Pizza Mia! wants to know - what defines local? To them, it means creating jobs, working with local providers and the community and then passing that goodness on to you. The result? Deliciousness. 

They provide more than 60 jobs for Happy Valley residents, and those workers love serving you the very best food you can imagine. ... MORE

What does downtown State College look like with 46,000 undergrads gone? Fun! Enjoy easy parking and low wait times at some of your favorite downtown eateries. So where should you go? Here are some ideas!

Have you tried Liberty Craft House yet? It's definitely a one-of-a-kind ... MORE

It’s no secret that grilled cheese is one of America’s favorite comfort foods. While the combination of cheese and buttery bread may seem simple, finding the perfect ratio is truly an art. Here are the best places to snag a grilled cheese in Happy Valley.

1. Sauly Boy’s

Sauly Boy’s takes a unique approach on an American... MORE

Many Happy Valley buffs would argue that the true Happy Valley experience comes from a stroll around downtown State College, where great food and great atmosphere can be found just about anywhere you look. By downtown, we mean the magical loop of College and Beaver Avenues. Here you’ll find eateries for any meal of the day, any occasion, and any palate. We’ll introduce you to just a few of the... MORE

Happy Valley’s Best Beers, Wines and Spirits

Here in the land of Central Pennsylvania, we take our alcohol seriously. Our always-expanding list of breweries, wineries and distilleries more than proves that point. But most importantly, the drinks being produced here are no cheap knockoffs. These locally sourced, expertly crafted beers, wines and spirits rival any national brand and... MORE

Got the munchies? Want the freshest produce? Ripest fruits? Cheese, milk or meats from grass-fed animals? Our local jewel, the Boalsburg Farmers’ Market, is open year-round on Tuesdays from 2–6 p.m. in historic Boalsburg. The Winter Market is held in the St. John’s United Church of Christ on Church Street and... MORE

Food trucks are hardly a new concept. They’ve always been common fixtures in big cities like New York and L.A., serving your typical “street foods” like hot dogs and tacos. But with their resurgence in recent years, food trucks have become just as popular in suburban areas, and their menus have gotten a whole lot more creative.

Happy Valley has been lucky enough to benefit from both of... MORE

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