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Happy Valley is a place of local tradition and loyalty like no other. Local lore is the heart, soul and backbone of our community, and our food culture is the perfect example of that. Ask any local what their favorite restaurant is, and they’ll passionately rattle off a list while also telling you the best things to get at each place. And nine times out of ten, it won’t be chain restaurants... MORE

The e-version of our 2017 Food Guide is here! 

This edition is all about celebrating the best, uniquely Happy Valley places to eat and drink—the true local favorites and the locally-produced ingredients that make them so great.

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If you observe meatless Fridays for Lent, you may be needing some inspiration for where to grab some great seafood over the next 40 days. We've got you covered.

Here are our top pick spots, and a few of the best seafood dishes to get there. Even if you don't observe Lent, you'll want to try these anyway.

 

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The Nittany Lion Inn, in all its warm and inviting glory, is an ideal place to spend a romantic Valentine's Day evening.

Their special four-course menu will offer exquisite specialties as well as... MORE

Gigi’s Southern Table always does it right, and this Valentine’s Day will be no exception. Gigi’s is offering its 2017 Valentine’s Day menu not only for V-Day on Tuesday, but Monday, too.

Take a look at the mouthwatering menu—and make your reservations before they run out!

 

 

 

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It's soup season, and if you haven't tried the comfort-food favorites on this list, you don't know what you're missing.

From the best lobster bisque you might ever have, to authentic southern gumbo, to a classic grilled cheese and tomato soup done very right... warm up with these bowls of goodness!

 

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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... MORE

Say goodbye to the days of Dunkin' or Starbucks as your go-to supplier. Happy Valley has coffee and tea joints so good and so unique that you may never want to go anywhere else again.

With so many options, it's hard to decide on just one. So here are our favorites (in no particular order)...

 

Rothrock Coffee

Rothrock opened in 2015 and has gotten... MORE

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to fall into a rut of doing nothing exciting.

There's a reason brew tours have become so wildly popular lately. They give you a taste of all of an area's best locally brewed beers and foods without having to do any of the leg work. And Happy Valley Hotels has... MORE

“We don’t make our ketchup and mustard,” JP Mills, Director at Dante’s Restaurants and Nightlife says, “but we make just about everything else.”

It’s no secret that Dante’s Restaurants and Nightlife (which includes The Deli... MORE

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