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Treat Your Taste Buds at One of Happy Valley’s Newest Local Eateries

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.

Happy Valley Eateries with Entertainment

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, salad, and more. They also feature some of the best local bands every weekend. Every Friday, the Arena features a modern rock band, and Saturdays they feature a classic rock band.

Start Planning Your Spring Events with Our Favorite Caterers!

Springtime in Happy Valley—the birds come back, flowers bloom and we’re finally able to comfortably enjoy the outdoors again. It’s a time when we celebrate weddings and graduations. It’s also the time when one of Happy Valley’s greatest traditions takes place—the Blue-White Game.

The State College area provides a beautiful natural backdrop for any event, and your catering options are aplenty, whether you are looking to book a black-tie event or simply want someone else to do the grilling for your tailgate. Here’s a list of some of favorite caterers.

 

Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks: Great Food, Great Beer, Great Conversation

Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks was local a long time before it was trendy. Since 2007, this Rooted-in-Millheim cafe has had strong ties to their community, and local farms. It's a place where the atmosphere is warm and personal, and artists, musicians, farmers, hipsters and craftsmen gather together to enjoying great beer, great food, and great conversation.

Dine Local, Feel Good: Healthy and Happy in the Valley

By Melissa Bradley

Dine Out

State College restaurants are taking advantage of the abundant harvest in their own backyard. The result? High quality food with major health benefits. Now is the time to renew those New Year’s resolutions and commit to lifestyle improvements. Fortunately, no sacrifices will be required in the taste department.

Food Revolution: Local, Sustainable, Good Food

By Cara Aungst

I grew up in the heart of Amish country. It's a place where eating well is hard work. You pick the corn you eat (and shuck it, and steam it, and cut it off the cob for that matter, but I digress). We picked raspberries in the dead of summer in someone's back pasture. It was a time when words like pesticide-free, heirloom, organic, whole wheat and local were not cool, and I wanted so badly to be cool. All I really wanted was to be like the kids I saw on TV that ate red licorice and Coke and frozen vegetables.

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