EAT Features

By Cara Aungst

Hot on the Happy Valley scene after opening Valentine’s weekend, Liberty Craft House combines prohibition-era accoutrement with innovation to create a one-of-a-kind experience. With its repurposed plank woods floors, brick and locally-crafted wrought iron rails, it feels like a neighborhood pub from another time. In perfect paradox with this old time feel... MORE

By Chad Lear

There is no shortage of dining options in and around State College. But, if you’re like me, you often find yourself going back to your favorite spots over and over. It’s a new year and a great time to remember that variety is the spice of life! So put down that two-day-old takeout and check out the newest arrivals to the Happy Valley food scene.

Sadie’s... MORE

A lot has happened in Happy Valley in the past 15 years. For me, a transplant who relocated here in 2002, I’ve seen a blossoming of our local food movement—markets, food, beer, wine and more recently, spirits. Now that someone’s put it all on a map, there’s one more reason Happy Valley’s become a destination for more than weekend football.

The Central PA Tasting Trail is a self-guided... MORE

Though State College is a family town, we offer a vibrant nightlife. From bars and pubs to clubs, there is a variety of restaurants and bars offering entertainment and great food. Here are some of the local favorites:

The Arena Bar & Grill
The Arena has a menu of delicious classic American food, including sandwiches, wraps, burgers, pizza,... MORE

By Leah Grubb

Wedding season is fast approaching, and ordering a custom cake may take more work than you think. There are flavors and designs to choose, and getting the custom cake you want often requires ordering months ahead. Happy Valley has some incredible cake shops ready to design your perfect cake!

Kaitie Rose Specialty Cakes

State College... MORE

It’s May, and you know what that means! Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and you’re likely still trying to find the perfect gift for your mom. If that’s the case, we’ve got some ideas for gifts your mom will adore.

Dinner

Dinner is great option if you’ve got a low-key mom who genuinely doesn’t want much. Instead of a big-ticket item, spending some time with her kids is all... MORE

State College is home to some of the finest dining on any given day of the year. Saint Patrick’s Day is no exception. And even if you aren’t of Irish decent, you are on March 17!

Many of the dining establishments you already know and love are planning a great night of festivities for Happy Valley revelers to enjoy! It’s sure to be an evening of authentic Irish food, drink specials,... MORE

This month, greet spring with award-winning wines! Join the Susquehanna Wine Trail for $25. 
Each ticket includes 10% off wine purchases at participating wineries along with a complimentary souvenir SHWT wine glass.  Tickets are available at each of the participating wineries, or can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets at ... MORE

By Amy Shawley

Are you in search of some fresh and authentic local fare away from the hustle and bustle of downtown? Make a day of it and journey to some of Centre County’s fine coffee houses, cafes and restaurants just a short drive away from downtown State College for a chance to explore the local area and enjoy great food and the local surrounding community.

Standing... MORE

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