Lunch

Drink and dine under the sun and stars

Summer is meant to be spent outside. So, after a long day at work, why not meet up with friends for a drink or gather the family for a meal under the sun? Luckily, Happy Valley boasts a vast number of quality restaurants that offer seating outside, and we are here to share our favorites.

Whether you are looking to escape to an outdoor urban oasis, relax on a patio or dine among nature, Happy Valley offers it all.

Big City Feeling

Make plans for Mother's Day in Happy Valley

STATE COLLEGE – We are less than a week away from Mother’s Day. In short, if you haven’t started planning for Mom’s big day, you better get on it!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13 and if you’re still stumped on what to get Mom, well, we have some ideas!

Here are some of our top choices:

Mount Nittany Winery

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!

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

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.”

Food Trucks Bring a New Kind of Flavor to Happy Valley

Food trucks are hardly a new concept. They’ve always been common fixtures in big cities like New York and L.A., serving your typical “street foods” like hot dogs and tacos. But with their resurgence in recent years, food trucks have become just as popular in suburban areas, and their menus have gotten a whole lot more creative.

Happy Valley has been lucky enough to benefit from both of these things, with three amazing food trucks now serving our streets with just about every kind of food you could want.

 

More than Just a Fad: The Brunch Revolution

Brunch is hardly a new idea, but as it becomes more accessible to those living outside the realm of posh eateries and hefty menu prices, it has been experiencing a revitalization. Now, there’s no need to be in a big city or to pay top dollar for a fantastic brunch experience. Top restaurants in destinations such as State College are jumping on the bandwagon and offering up world-class brunch menus that easily fit every taste. Whether you’re looking for a hearty, belly-filling breakfast, or a light and elegant start to your day, or even a cure for a wicked hangover, you can find it all.

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!

 

Kimchi Korean Restaurant: Spicy, Fresh and Delicious!

Kimchi Korean Restaurant's mission is simple: to delight customers with their creativity, quality and exceptional value. Since opening in 2006, Kimchi (aptly named after the spicy fermented cabbage dish) has served up the best in traditional and contemporary Korean dishes. Choose from grilled dishes, special dishes, rice dishes, vegetable dishes, noodles, stew and soup – all made with fresh ethnic ingredients.

15 Top Stops for Summer

Top Places to Unwind and Explore this Season

 

When the weather gets nice, Happy Valley turns into its own form of paradise, featuring fantastic al fresco dining options and one-of-a-kind attractions to explore. Take advantage of the slower-paced summer months and take in the best that Happy Valley has to offer.

 

Enjoy a cold drink

Milkshakes + Booze = Happiness at The Field Burger and Tap

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