2018 Food Guide

Happy Valley Eats: The bucket list

STATE COLLEGE — When it comes to picking a favorite restaurant or food in Happy Valley, everyone has an opinion.

If you are among those visiting Happy Valley for the first time or someone coming back for an encore visit, we have a list of several places that should be on your Happy Valley “must stop” list.

With some help from our readers, we came up with an essential bucket list of foods you need to eat here in Happy Valley. Let’s go!

An interview with Hublersburg Inn chef Cody Pierce

HOWARD — There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the new chef at the Hublersburg Inn so we thought we would sit down with Cody Pierce and find out for ourselves how this local Inn caught his eye.

Why the Hublersburg Inn, I mean it’s out in the middle of nowhere?

Healthy Valley: Making better choices

It’s easy to be healthy in Happy Valley. We’re located just miles away from local growers who take pride in fresh-grown fruits and vegetables, and we are surrounded by restaurants and chefs who take farm-to-table seriously – making healthy eating a delicious way of life. So whether you are on the lookout for organic fruits and vegetables, freshly brewed coffee or vegetarian options, we’ve got you covered.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering

Cityscape Farm Supply makes urban gardening easy

The distance between farm and table just got a lot shorter.

It all started when Smeal College of Business alum Travis Lesser stood on the roof of his uncle's brownstone in Philadelphia and brainstormed about ways to maximize rooftop space to grow food.

He came back to Happy Valley and teamed up with friend, agricultural guru Woody Wilson, and a business was born.

Check out the area's breweries, distilleries and more!

With Spring just around the corner, we are all looking for things to do as we wait for the weather to warm. Now is the perfect time to visit some of the best breweries, wineries and restaurants in Happy Valley! Who said Winter has to be boring?

Make a detour for these delicious out-of-town finds

We all have favorites stops downtown, but what about on the way back home? Take a detour and try some of our out-of-town finds. (Bonus: you'll beat some of the traffic, too!)

Heading North

Nittany Lion Inn has a delicious spring planned

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus, is Happy Valley's premier hotel experience where comfort and quality meet Penn State tradition. It features The Dining Room, a fine dining restaurant that turns any meal into a special occasion, and Whiskers, a casual, pub-style eatery. And, as if their signature menus were not delicious enough (that lobster bisque!), their specials like Winesday and PA on the Patio highlight their extensive wine list, imaginative dishes and delicious seasonal foods. Turn a meal into an unforgettable experience at The Nittany Lion Inn.

Almost Here: RE Farm Cafe's living, working lab

STATE COLLEGE — The doors are almost open at Happy Valley's new, innovative dining experience: RE Farm Café.

Located between Toftrees and the University Park Airport, RE Farm Café will be beyond “farm-to-table” — it will be a working lab available to learners of all ages with educational opportunities including cooking classes for adults and children, canning and preserving foods, mushroom production, forest farming, energy sourcing, solar systems and more.


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