Dinner

Summer at The Inn: Tapas, Tight Lines and T-bones

Since 1931, The Nittany Lion Inn has defined Penn State luxury. It pairs nostalgia with world‑class amenities and dining to create a memorable experience. Best of all, you don’t have to stay there to enjoy their award‑winning dining experiences like their summer PA on the Patio, or scrumptious steakhouse menu. Catch up with friends this summer at one of The Inn’s summer picks:

PA on the Patio

Drink and dine under the sun and stars

Summer is meant to be spent outside. So, after a long day at work, why not meet up with friends for a drink or gather the family for a meal under the sun? Luckily, Happy Valley boasts a vast number of quality restaurants that offer seating outside, and we are here to share our favorites.

Whether you are looking to escape to an outdoor urban oasis, relax on a patio or dine among nature, Happy Valley offers it all.

Big City Feeling

Taste something new in State College with these five new eateries

When you think of food and State College, there are a few classics that always spring to mind: the Berkey Creamery, The Tavern, The Allen Street Grill — now Spats at the Grill — the Original Waffle Shop, Pickles, Happy Valley Brewing Company, Otto's Pub and so many more. Although we love the food and atmosphere of these favorites, a few new eateries have popped up that are definitely worth a taste.

For the Sweet Tooth

Happy Buns

Burgers, brunches and brews at The Penn Stater

 

The Penn Stater's location in Innovation Park makes it the perfect location for a business lunch (none of the hassle of downtown traffic or parking garages), slow Sunday brunches or a celebratory burger and beer with friends.

Happy Valley Eats: The bucket list

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 of foods you need to eat here in Happy Valley. Let’s go!

An interview with Hublersburg Inn chef Cody Pierce

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?

Make a detour for these delicious out-of-town finds

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

Nittany Lion Inn has a delicious spring planned

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 like Winesday and PA on the Patio highlight their extensive wine list, imaginative dishes and delicious seasonal foods. Turn a meal into an unforgettable experience at The Nittany Lion Inn.

At Dante's, farm to table is the only way

A few weeks ago, I went to a new, impossible-to-get-into restaurant in Minneapolis. It was proudly farm-to-table and all from scratch.

“We even have a butcher right here on the premises!” our server added brightly.

“Old news,” I thought to myself while I sipped my $15 cocktail. “It's already been done.”

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