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Six Unique Catered Dishes that Will Make You the Star of Your Homecoming Tailgate

Let’s face it: One of the main attractions of any tailgate party is the food. Why serve up the same old burgers and hot dogs when you can wow your crowd with a fresh spin on traditional tailgate food—all without doing any of the cooking? Local caterers can serve up unique dishes... MORE

We already know that the State College area is your go-to place for great Penn State events, especially during football weekends in the fall. But Central Pennsylvania is becoming well-known as a mecca for local vineyards and breweries. Not only can you stop by for a tour and tasting, you can pack up your car with a few bottles to enjoy back home long after your visit. Here’s our top picks of... MORE

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

A self-proclaimed foodie in my pre-parenthood years, I love going out to eat. But I don’t always love going out to eat with kids in tow. And I really don’t love fast food or pizza every day. So with two attention-loving kids under 3, I’m always looking for new local places where I can enjoy a good... MORE

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.

The six winners... MORE

“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

At any establishment in Happy Valley, you’re just as likely to strike up a conversation with a 1972 Penn State grad as... MORE

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... MORE

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

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6-8pm Friday, September 2, 2016


Pick up a glass of sangria on the deck and listen to the music of Jay Vonada's Jazz Quartet. Then move to the Vintner's Loft for appetizers paired with Mount Nittany wines. Stroll through the vineyard or hike to the Vineyard's "lookout" picnic table. The cost includes sangria, tapas and another glass of wine. Call for reservations 814-466-6373.... MORE


The Field

You’ve probably heard of the Field’s legendary burgers, made with a private blend of sirloin, chuck, brisket, and short rib. Maybe you’ve even caught whispers of the adult-approved... MORE

 Here’s how it works: every Thursday beginning July 21, up to six local restaurants set up shop on Tussey Mountain. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and admission is $5 (FREE for kids under 12!). That $5 also buys you one vote – the power is in your hands, so use a Wet-Nap and choose wisely. By the end of the night, votes are tallied and the winner of the round is announced. The seventh week of... MORE


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