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Seasonal Food Favorites

Every season comes with an array of flavors, a bounty of culinary experiences that take our minds back to seasons past — pumpkin spice and apple pie in the fall, gingerbread and hot cocoa in the winter, the first asparagus shoots and salads of spring. Then summer comes with its sizzling barbecues, juicy watermelon, farm‑fresh corn on the cob and fruity pitchers of your favorite backyard beverages.

Celebrate food at Taste Buds Kitchen

For someone interested in exploring their cooking skills while having a good time with family and friends, Taste Buds Kitchen is the perfect place to visit this summer. The culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults hosts several cooking workshops and camps throughout the summer.

Plenty of options for brunch in Happy Valley

STATE COLLEGE – What are weekends for if you don't indulge in brunch? Happy Valley certainly does not slack when it comes to restaurants offering Saturday and Sunday brunch. From unlimited buffets to bloody mary bars, here are our favorite brunch spots:

American Ale House: The motto is “Delicious food that won’t hurt your wallet.”  Head over to the Ale House on any Sunday and enjoy the wild blueberry pancakes or the smoked salmon Benedict. If you get thirsty during brunch, there is always the build your own bloody mary bar for just $5.50!

Your Table is Waiting at The Nittany Lion Inn

You don't have to be a guest at The Nittany Lion Inn to enjoy their food events, and that's a good thing. Because their themed dinners, indulgent buffets and locally-inspired menus are the perfect addition to your spring. Upgrade your next night out with a meal at The Dining Room, or at Whiskers, their pub-style eatery.

Try something new!

Whether you’re looking for a great donut, an ice cream treat or a massage, there are several new businesses worth checking out. Let’s take a quick spin through Happy Valley to check out what’s new and where you should go this Blue-White Weekend.

Best Summer Bites for Happy Valley Visitors

It’s no secret that Happy Valley is home to a variety of farmers’ markets and all-natural eats, and some of our favorite fresh-food vendors are pulling out all the stops for the upcoming spring season. You’ll even find some brand-new restaurants in town that are sure to offer up a selection of fabulously fresh, spring-inspired menu items.

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.

Spend Your Spring at The Penn Stater and The Nittany Lion Inn

The Penn Stater

The Penn Stater, located in Innovation Park, offers top-notch amenities and beautifully-appointed rooms. Their two in-hotel restaurants are perfect spring destinations for both lunch and dinner. Find out what’s in store this spring!

Pub Food and Craft Beers at Legends

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

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.

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