EAT Features

As summer winds down, Happy Valley prepares to share the harvest—bringing scrumptious fall flavors to local establishments. Many local restaurants, bars, and other eateries are adding a taste of autumn to their inventories and menus. Here are a few to try…

 

Cool Down with a Frozen Apple Cider from Otto's

Drink your way into fall with a special libation... MORE

With a primetime kickoff this weekend, you may want to leisurely make your way out of town on Sunday. But with large crowds on a football weekend, there are plenty of great places outside of town to load up on breakfast or brunch before you hit the road.

 

Some of our favorites include:

Gardens Restaurant at The Penn Stater

Perhaps the granddaddy of... MORE

The Nittany Lion Inn has long made a niche for itself for its old world charm, inventive and delicious food and unmatched guest happiness. Over the past few years, there has been something else putting The Nittany Lion Inn on the map – its love for international wines. It started when Sean Caviston, The Dining Room's operational manager, began training with the Court of Master Sommeliers of... MORE

Penn State's premier hotels, The Nittany Lion Inn on campus and The Penn Stater located in Innovation Park, are ready for your visit back to Happy Valley. With golf packages, game weekend seafood buffets, Sunday brunches and events around the holidays, your... MORE

Thanks to Penn State attracting students and faculty from around the globe, you don’t have to go far to find authentic ethnic food in Happy Valley. Whether you’ve got a craving for a particular cuisine or want to try something for the first time, there are plenty of options in Happy Valley to taste different foods from around the world.

 

 

Kimchi Korean Restaurant... MORE

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... MORE

Where to Get Your Daily Cup of Joe

We all need coffee. And we need a great go-to spot to get it. While big box coffee shops like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts can do in a pinch, Happy Valley has some unique local places to get your daily cup of joe. Here are a few of our favorites.

Webster's Bookstore Café

Webster's is much more than a coffee shop. It's... MORE

The Dining Room at The Nittany Lion became the first restaurant in the State College area—and only the 18th in the state—to earn a “Best Of” Award of Excellence by the internationally respected Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Spectator’s ranking system is considered to be the industry standard by which restaurants and vineyards... MORE

Kimchi Korean Restaurant's mission is simple: to delight customers with their creativity, quality and exceptional value. Since opening in 2006, Kimchi (aptly named after the spicy fermented cabbage dish) has served up the best in traditional and contemporary Korean dishes. Choose from grilled dishes, special dishes, rice dishes, vegetable dishes, noodles, stew and soup – all made with fresh... MORE

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

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