Dinner

At Dante's, farm to table is the only way

A few weeks ago, I went to a new, impossible-to-get-into restaurant in Minneapolis. It was proudly farm-to-table and all from scratch.

“We even have a butcher right here on the premises!” our server added brightly.

“Old news,” I thought to myself while I sipped my $15 cocktail. “It's already been done.”

Eberle Wine Dinner set for Sept. 28

If it’s football season in Happy Valley, then it must be Eberle Wine Dinner Time.

Hailing from the Paso Robles region of California, legendary wine maker and Penn State graduate Gary Eberle will be at the Nittany Lion Inn for his annual Eberle Wine Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28. Reception hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Our Favorite Outside Eats

Now that the seemingly unending cold and snow has made way for warmer temperatures and sunny skies, Happy Valley visitors and residents alike can enjoy a multitude of summer activities. After hiking Mt. Nittany, a day on the lake in Raystown or taking in one of the many fun festivals that occur over the next few months, try one of our favorite restaurants that offer an al fresco dining option, and enjoy a little more of the great outdoors … before winter hits!

State College's Top Seafood Spots for Lent

If you observe meatless Fridays for Lent, you may be needing some inspiration for where to grab some great seafood over the next 40 days. We've got you covered.

Here are our top pick spots, and a few of the best seafood dishes to get there. Even if you don't observe Lent, you'll want to try these anyway.

 

Photo: Gigi's Southern Table

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day at the Nittany Lion Inn

The Nittany Lion Inn, in all its warm and inviting glory, is an ideal place to spend a romantic Valentine's Day evening.

Their special four-course menu will offer exquisite specialties as well as some of the Inn's most famous local favorites, like their Lobster Bisque and Death by Chocolate Cake. 

Check out the full menu below.

 

 

 

 

 

Gigi’s Is a Valentine’s Day Game-Changer

Gigi’s Southern Table always does it right, and this Valentine’s Day will be no exception. Gigi’s is offering its 2017 Valentine’s Day menu not only for V-Day on Tuesday, but Monday, too.

Take a look at the mouthwatering menu—and make your reservations before they run out!

 

 

 

 

Small Plate

Fire Roasted Manchester Farms Double Stuffed Quail

The 10 Best Soups of Happy Valley

It's soup season, and if you haven't tried the comfort-food favorites on this list, you don't know what you're missing.

From the best lobster bisque you might ever have, to authentic southern gumbo, to a classic grilled cheese and tomato soup done very right... warm up with these bowls of goodness!

 

Super Bowl Hotspots: Where to Watch and Eat

It's once again time to make your Super Bowl Sunday plans, with Super Bowl LI right around the corner on February 5.

Since the Steelers fell short of the big game, you probably won't have as many parties to choose from as you were hoping for, and hosting your own is a lot of work. That's why we suggest watching the game at one of these great spots—just as much fun without any of the effort!

From-Scratch Flavors Fuel Dante's Menu Favorites

“We don’t make our ketchup and mustard,” JP Mills, Director at Dante’s Restaurants and Nightlife says, “but we make just about everything else.”

Enjoy Best of Fall and Winter Feasts and Fun at The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater

Penn State's premier hotels, The Nittany Lion Inn on campus and The Penn Stater located in Innovation Park, are ready for your visit back to Happy Valley. With golf packages, game weekend seafood buffets, Sunday brunches and events around the holidays, your visit back to Happy Valley just got more delicious!

 

Golf and Fishing Packages

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