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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!

New and Notable Hot Spots in Happy Valley

There’s never been a better time to establish yourself in Happy Valley, whether that means buying a year-round home, starting a new business or committing to visit several times a year. As our local population grows, so, too, do small businesses. Here’s a sampling of a few of our favorite new restaurants and corporations that are happy to great new customers.

 

The Melt Shack

218 E. Calder Way, State College

Four Favorite Indulgences for the Happy Valley Foodie

Photo: © Dante's
Nitro Coffee and Cake, Liberty Craft House

I used to work out at the State College YMCA during the lunch hour, and the woman who ran on the treadmill beside me told me her motivation.

“I work out so much because,” her voice sank to a whisper, “I love to eat.”

Winter is Time for Delicious Food and Fun: The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater have a Great Season Planned

Leave hibernation to the bears - not the Lions! You can turn basketball season into a winter getaway with the Slam Dunk Package at The Penn Stater – it includes overnight accommodations with a breakfast buffet for two, and two best-available game tickets to see the Penn State men’s or women’s basketball teams heat up the Bryce Jordan Center. There is even complimentary transportation to and from the BJC for your convenience.

Indulge in The Field's milkshakes made from Berkey Creamery ice cream

Save room for these decadent treats hand-spun with your favorite Berkey Creamery ice cream flavors at The Field Burger and Tap at Toftrees. They feature both hard and classic milkshakes in delicious flavors like Salted Caramel Pretzel Caramel, S' mores, Death By Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate, Mudslide and Birthday Cake.

Are the Kids Asking, “What’s for Dinner?”?

Happy Valley Comes to the Rescue with Fantastic Family-Friendly Dining Options

Wingfest Finals Thursday Night at Tussey Mountain

The King of the Wings will be crowned this Thursday night as the 17th annual Tussey Mountain Wingfest comes to a close. The finals feature the top six local restaurants that won the preliminary rounds throughout the summer and now get to compete for the best wings in Happy Valley.

Barrel 21 Made Some Changes and You'll Love Them

On August 2, Barrel 21 reopened after a two week hiatus and came back with a new menu and new chef. Already fairly new on the scene (Barrel 21, located just in front of Otto's Pub and Brewery, originally opened just over a year ago), the restaurant is changing a few things to make their dining experience shine and their drinking experience as amazing as dining at a distillery can be. So what's different and why do you need to add this to your Happy Valley bucket list this fall?

The (Side) Dish: Our Favorite Finds, French Fry Edition

National French Fry Day is July 13, and if you ask us, that’s cause for celebration! We scoured Happy Valley for the cream of the crop of everyone’s favorite vegetable, and were impressed with how our local restaurants are treating the beloved potato. Here are some of our favorite fries. Show them some love on this wonderfully greasy holiday!   

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