EAT Features

by Matthew Manahan

Our downtown is no flashy metropolis, but there are plenty of good times to be had if you’re visiting for the weekend! As a senior here at Penn State, I know my way around town. Here are my recommendations for places to visit the next time you visit.

The Phyrst
It has been ranked amongst the best college bars by publications such as... MORE

The Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus, is Happy Valley's premier hotel experience, where comfort and quality meet Penn State tradition. They feature ... MORE

One look at downtown State College and it’s obvious that the region is in the midst of a growth spurt. Cranes tower over construction projects while new businesses are taking over vacant buildings. It’s almost hard to keep up with the news about what stores and restaurants are going where, so we’ve compiled a list of the newest businesses—and those we’re eagerly anticipating—in Happy Valley.... MORE

The Deli
Happy Valley's downtown treasure, The Deli, has brunch with live jazz each Sunday from 10-2. Enjoy specialties like Croque Madame, Stuffed Brioche French Toast, Frittatas, and more, served alongside 'eye-openers' like the Deli Mimosa, Sam-mosa (Samuel Adams Imperial White and OJ) or Seattle's Best... MORE

The holidays are just better with wine. From festive sangrias, warm mulled wines, to the perfect pairing for your turkey, ham or roast chicken, the right wine makes a good holiday better (and a stressful holiday less so!). The wineries in Happy Valley are here to ring in the holidays with events, gift ideas and wine pairings for your big get-togethers!

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By Diana Walker Griffith

Most of the vegetables available this time of year are the root variety—potatoes, onions, carrots, beet and shallots, for example—and cold-tolerant greens. At the area’s three winter farmers’ markets, you can find these and a whole lot more — bars of handmade soap, crafts, pottery, jars of honey, jam, kosher dill pickles and peaches and winter... MORE

By Jeff Cavanaugh

There are countless reasons State College was named the top college town in the United States by CollegeTownNetwork.com – the Penn State Nittany Lions, the local wineries, the craft breweries, the downtown nightlife, the outdoor activities and hiking Mount Nittany. But when you consider the quality of restaurants here in Happy Valley, there’s no question that State... MORE

By Jeff Cavanaugh

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood has built a reputation as the premier steak and seafood restaurant in Centre County. And while in most cities premier is synonymous with pricy, Kelly’s serves up the best steaks and seafood available at a great value for family dinners, special occasions and everything in between.

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood is not hard... MORE

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

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