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You can never go wrong with a delicious slice of pizza — and Happy Valley isn’t about to let you down when it comes to choosing the best of the best pizza places in town.

The debate of “is pizza really a vegetable?” took all pizza lovers by storm, but now the debate is…which pizza locations are worthy to make the Top 10 Pizza Places list, when there are so many great contenders to... MORE

UNIVERSITY PARK – Are you ready for a new flavor of ice cream, Happy Valley?

Penn State’s Berkey Creamery announced on Monday on social media that it will now sell “Grilled Stickies” flavored ice cream. The Creamery’s latest flavor is named after the famous treat from Ye Olde College Diner in downtown State College.

According to the Creamery’s website, the ice cream will be... MORE

CENTRE HALL – Mount Nittany Winery is bringing the award season home to central Pennsylvania.

It won five medals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition in January, and traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive the "Best of Category – Other White Hybrid" for their 2016 Geisenheim at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Wine Competition. And it just received one of the most... MORE

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... MORE

HOWARD — There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the new chef at the Hublersburg Inn so we thought we would sit down with Cody Pierce and find out for ourselves how this local Inn caught his eye.

Why the Hublersburg Inn, I mean it’s out in the middle of nowhere?

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It’s easy to be healthy in Happy Valley. We’re located just miles away from local growers who take pride in fresh-grown fruits and vegetables, and we are surrounded by restaurants and chefs who take farm-to-table seriously – making healthy eating a delicious way of life. So whether you are on the lookout for organic fruits and vegetables, freshly brewed coffee or vegetarian options, we’ve got... MORE

The distance between farm and table just got a lot shorter.

It all started when Smeal College of Business alum Travis Lesser stood on the roof of his uncle's brownstone in Philadelphia and brainstormed about ways to maximize rooftop space to grow food.

He came back to Happy Valley and teamed up with friend, agricultural guru Woody Wilson, and a business was born.

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With Spring just around the corner, we are all looking for things to do as we wait for the weather to warm. Now is the perfect time to visit some of the best breweries, wineries and restaurants in Happy Valley! Who said Winter has to be boring?

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Not only does Barrel 21... MORE

Tell us how you got started:

I started working with food with Andy Zangrelli at Great America (where Hi Way North is now located). After apprenticing with chefs in Chicago and working as a chef on several cruise ships, I moved to California and worked with the San Francisco Garden Project, training at restaurants like Chez Panisse. Restaurant-supported agriculture was... MORE

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