Food options for Valentine's Day – and beyond

STATE COLLEGE – Valentine’s Day isn’t a day about just feeding love to the heart— show your appetite some lovin’, too!

Happy Valley is home to a plethora of special restaurants and cafés with wonderful food options that can’t be beat anywhere else.

But when it comes to special occasions — especially those all about love and romance — menu options suddenly transform to accommodate couples and sweethearts for one special night.

This Valentine’s Day, Happy Valley will brew up and prepare a special something for you and your sweetheart through romantic packages and meals meant for two.

Don’t miss out on the following specials that will make your night all the more worthwhile!

Barrel 21 Distillery & Dining

2255 N. Atherton St., State College 

Barrel 21 Distillery & Dining is ready to make your Valentine’s Day perfect for the perfect two. $100 per couple, their dinner special called “Dinner for Two” includes two appetizers, a soup or salad and two entrees for each guest. Oh, and don’t forget about the shared chocolate confection made by the Spruce Creek Bakery for dessert! Because Feb. 14 falls on a Wednesday, you and your Valentine can enjoy live music by Eric Ian Farmer, starting at 6 p.m.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering

1221 E. College Ave., State College

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering changes up their specials menu every month to keep up with the holidays and events of the season. This Valentine’s Day? Say bonjourno to l’amore with Harrison’s “Rustic Italian” February menu, where yummy goods like gelato, vino by the glass, or lasagna Bolognese are not a plane ride to Italy away, but right here at home in Happy Valley.


4816, 110 E. College Ave., State College

Irving’s thinks you’re deserving of all things sweet — their Valentine’s Day specials include gift boxes called “Breakfast in Bed,” “Feeling Indulgent,” and “Sweetheart Box.” Order ahead for your sweetheart gift boxes that hold heart-shaped sugar cookies, a red heart balloon and hot cocoa, just to name a few. Think outside the box this Valentine’s Day by giving your date a bunch of goodies inside one.

Otto’s Pub and Brewery

2235 N. Atherton St., State College

Valentine’s Day at Otto’s Pub and Brewery is celebrating the love with the food we love: regular, smoked, or boneless wings, smoked chicken thighs and tofu wings will only be $3.50 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Talk about steals and deals! Paul Brigman will also set the mood with live acoustic music that will surely get you and your sweetheart swaying in your seats.

The Nittany Lion Inn

200 W Park Ave., State College

Calling all Sweethearts! Between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., the cozy little inn is offering a Prixe Fixe menu for $65 per guest. Each menu will have suggested wine pairings, an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée and a strawberry and chocolate tiramisu trifle for dessert. Each level of the menu is rife with delicious foods such as the lightly picked deviled eggs with smoked salmon and caviar appetizer or the creamy leek and papperdelle pasta entrée. Don’t let your Valentine miss out on such a divine and elegant dinner. Make this a night to always remember and never forget.












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