The road to Happy Valley Vineyard and Winery leads past industrial buildings, then neighborhoods with bicycles and dogs on the sidewalks, then onto a winding road past cornfields and ready-to-be harvested grapevines trailing by the car window. It's a picture of Happy Valley as a whole – the best of both worlds – a place where city and industry lives in camaraderie with country... MORE
Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery shares its name with Happy Valley's most iconic landmark, and as the mountain puts on its amazing autumnal show of oranges, reds and yellows, the winery brings us some of the best fun and flavors of the season.
First up is their Harvest Fest on October 15. Stroll through their mountain-side vineyards (the leaves! It's a show in... MORE
Gathering friends and family for a party or reunion in Happy Valley is always a great time. The beautiful scenery, abundance of outdoor activities, and the cool fall nights make any occasion in Central Pennsylvania one to remember.
But whether you opt to host your event at your house or a venue, there’s always the issue of providing food. Do you cook for all your guests and waste... MORE
Is being a vegetarian a big missed steak? All joking aside, sometimes it’s hard to find a decent meatless meal when you go out to eat. Puny salads, stand aside. Whether you’re a hard core vegetarian or vegan, or prefer to skip the meat every now and then, Happy Valley restaurants serve up some pretty fantastic and hearty meatless meals. Here are a few of our favorite places to find... MORE
Six Unique Catered Dishes that Will Make You the Star of Your Homecoming TailgateLet’s face it: One of the main attractions of any tailgate party is the food. Why serve up the same old burgers and hot dogs when you can wow your crowd with a fresh spin on traditional tailgate food—all without doing any of the cooking? Local caterers can serve up unique dishes... MORE
We already know that the State College area is your go-to place for great Penn State events, especially during football weekends in the fall. But Central Pennsylvania is becoming well-known as a mecca for local vineyards and breweries. Not only can you stop by for a tour and tasting, you can pack up your car with a few bottles to enjoy back home long after your visit. Here’s our top picks of... MORE
Happy Valley Comes to the Rescue with Fantastic Family-Friendly Dining Options
A self-proclaimed foodie in my pre-parenthood years, I love going out to eat. But I don’t always love going out to eat with kids in tow. And I really don’t love fast food or pizza every day. So with two attention-loving kids under 3, I’m always looking for new local places where I can enjoy a good... MORE
The King of the Wings will be crowned this Thursday night as the 17th annual Tussey Mountain Wingfest comes to a close. The finals feature the top six local restaurants that won the preliminary rounds throughout the summer and now get to compete for the best wings in Happy Valley.
The six winners... MORE
On August 2, Barrel 21 reopened after a two week hiatus and came back with a new menu and new chef. Already fairly new on the scene (Barrel 21, located just in front of Otto's Pub and Brewery, originally opened just over a year ago), the restaurant is changing a few things to make their dining experience shine and their drinking experience as amazing as dining at a distillery can be. So what's... MORE