Dinner (FOOD)

WingFest Is Back and Bringing the Heat

For 16 years running, Tussey Mountain has been rounding up crowds of thousands to unite over a common passion: the beloved chicken wing. Every July, the heat turns up on Tussey as local restaurants put their best wing forward in a very spicy seven round competition known as WingFest.

 

Wine, Food and Friends: Destination Dining with Hometown Comfort At The Nittany Lion Inn and Penn Stater Hotels

The Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus, is Happy Valley's premier hotel experience, where comfort and quality meet Penn State tradition. They feature The Dining Room, a fine dining restaurant that turns any meal into a special occ

Mother’s Day Dinner and Wine Ideas

It’s May, and you know what that means! Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and you’re likely still trying to find the perfect gift for your mom. If that’s the case, we’ve got some ideas for gifts your mom will adore.

Dinner

Dinner is great option if you’ve got a low-key mom who genuinely doesn’t want much. Instead of a big-ticket item, spending some time with her kids is all she wants. So get the whole family together and spend some quality time at one of Happy Valley’s restaurants! See our restaurant listings or check out some of these local favorites.

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.

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.

The Pedestrian Diner’s College (Ave) Experience

Take a Walking Tour and enjoy Downtown's best eats!

By Melissa Bradley

Yea, though I walk through the Valley of Happy, 
I shall fear no hunger. . . 
—preached from the steps of the Willard Building

Ditch your ride in the parking garage and gear up for a downtown walking tour that will spin your taste buds around the world.

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