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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

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

Just 30 minutes from Beaver Stadium, Hublersburg Inn combines homeyness with upscale elegance. Their chef uses produce, cheese and meats from the surrounding... MORE

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus, is Happy Valley's premier hotel experience where comfort and quality meet Penn State tradition. It features The Dining Room, a fine dining restaurant that turns any meal into a special occasion, and Whiskers, a casual, pub-style eatery. And, as if their signature menus were not delicious enough (that lobster bisque!), their specials... MORE

STATE COLLEGE — The doors are almost open at Happy Valley's new, innovative dining experience: RE Farm Café.

Located between Toftrees and the University Park Airport, RE Farm Café will be beyond “farm-to-table” — it will be a working lab available to learners of all ages with educational opportunities including cooking classes for adults and children, canning and preserving foods,... MORE

We might not be out with the old — Happy Valley is home to countless one-of-a-kind restaurants that now feel like home — but we do happen to be in with the new.

Welcome the rising restaurants that joined the Centre County family by giving their menus and dishes a go; each new family member has something to add to the plate, whether it be the new grab-and-go at Yallah... MORE

STATE COLLEGE — It’s springtime in Happy Valley — a time when the birds come back, flowers bloom and we’re finally able to comfortably enjoy the outdoors again. It’s a time when we celebrate weddings and graduations, reunions and golf outings. It’s also the time when one of Happy Valley’s greatest traditions takes place — the Blue-White Game.

The State College area provides a beautiful... MORE

There are plenty of places in town where you can order a seasonally-inspired drink, but where do you head when you want to go straight to the source? Happy Valley has some fantastic wineries, breweries and distilleries. Stop by any of the favorites on our list for a seasonal variety, or the perfect holiday gift.

Good Intent Cider... MORE

The holidays are here.

If you’re like most Americans, you’ll be headed to some holiday parties. Wherever you’re headed, make sure to take something special with you!

You certainly don’t want to show up at the party empty handed and there are plenty of things you can take to any get-together from right here in Happy Valley.

Here are a few ideas:

LIQUOR... MORE

STATE COLLEGE – 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... MORE

STATE COLLEGE — HiWay Pizza Pub, a State College tradition known for its hand-tossed pizza pies and scratch-made food expanded the business with the opening of a second location in State College on Monday at 1301 West College Avenue.

Guests will experience a welcoming neighborhood pub and restaurant atmosphere with an extensive multi-media system including 32 screens to watch their... MORE

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