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From the Editor There are so many reasons to love living here. When my big city friends ask me why we moved here 12 years ago and never looked back, I can wax for hours on the never-ending benefits of life in Happy Valley. Many are obvious—the beauty, the small town environment, the opportunities afforded by Penn State. The biggest surprise is usually the food. Living in the heart of thriving agricultural area like Centre County and surrounding regions like Big Valley is a dream come true if you value freshness and seasonality, and appreciate knowing where your food comes from. In addition to farmers markets, CSAs and local retail markets, a large number of locally-owned restaurants source their food from surrounding farms. How amazing is it that if you don’t feel like cooking, you can choose from a list of restaurants who serve local meats and cheese, produce, baked goods, and even beer and wine? Another element of our local food scene that’s often underestimated is the variety. As Penn State attracts more international students and families, our food landscape continues to evolve with authentic ethnic restaurants and markets. We’re also fortunate that local restaurants owners and chefs love to innovate and offer new options created from traditional, seasonal staples. Browse the listings in this guide and go on your own food adventure. One thing I can assure you after completing the Second Annual issue of the Happy Valley Food Guide—the local food scene isn’t only getting bigger, it’s getting better. Get out and enjoy it. Sincerely, Jodie Dello Stritto

Index of Partners Bonfatto’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Carnegie Inn & Spa . . . . . . . . . . 23 Center for the Performing Arts. . 2 Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast . 38 Damon’s Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 EsSpa Kozmetika. . . . . . . . . . . 23 Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Happy Valley Catering. . . . . . . 32 Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Herwig’s Austrian Bistro. . . . . . . 12 Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Home Delivery Pizza Pub. . . . . . 43 Hublersburg Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Legal Shield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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Central PA Farmers’ Markets centralpafarmers.com Locust Lane, between College and Beaver Avenues; Tuesday & Friday 11:30 a.m.‑5:30 p.m., June‑November & the Home Depot parking lot Saturdays, 10 a.m.‑2 p.m.

CSAs / Farms / Farmers’ Markets / Buying Clubs Beiler Family Farm agmap.psu.edu/businesses/4701 814‑422‑8930; 225 Ross Hill Road, Spring Mills PA 16875 Dawn‑dusk, Closed Sundays

Selling beef, pork and chicken, Beiler Family Farm’s also features cheese made with fresh milk from the farm. They also have delicious fresh raw milk and raw milk products, like butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, kefir, cream, buttermilk, and sour cream. Their chickens are on pasture with movable chicken houses and are fed grain but no soy products. They feed some grain but no soy products in the feed. Beiler Family Farm invites you to try some of their fresh, healthy food for yourself!

Bellefonte Farmers Market buylocalpa.org/source/view/bellefon‑ te‑farmers‑market‑association 814‑380‑4269; Off W. Lamb Street at Dunlop; Gamble Mill parking lot (between N. Water & N. Thomas Sts.), Bellefonte, PA From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, April ‑ October

Centre County’s oldest market, in a new location. 100% producer only! They strive to bring fresh, locally produced food and goods to the beautiful town of Bellefonte and its surrounding communities. Join the growing movement and BUY LOCAL!

Boalsburg Farmers Market boalsburgfarmersmarket.com 814‑692‑5211; Boalsburg Fire Hall through mid‑May. Summer outdoor market at the PA Military Museum parking lot. Tuesdays 2‑6 p.m.

The Boalsburg Farmers Market is a “producers only” farmers market, where all products sold at the market are locally grown or produced by the vendors that sell them, not by third parties. They offer a wide variety of items including fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, entrees, cut flowers, bedding plants, various meats, salsas, jams, handmade soups, cheeses, wool products, salmon, honey, bee products, apple cider, eggs, pasta, goat milk products, dog treats, and more.

Wide range of produce, meats, dairy, flowers, honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, and more.

Clan Stewart Farm clanstewartfarm.com 814‑667‑3852; 5662 Wesley Chapel Rd, Huntingdon Veggies and eggs March‑December

Clan Stewart offers their products at the S. Atherton, Boalsburg and Lemont Farmers’ Markets.

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Half Acre Farm buylocalpa.org/source/view/ half‑acre‑farm 814‑574‑2273; 2325 Circleville Road, State College

They are a hobby farm in State College on literally 1/2 an acre! They have happy chickens, a lot of bees, and a pack of cute Corgis. They have beautiful, 100% beeswax candles for sale.

demetersgarden.net 814‑364 2669; 203 Chestnut Street, Spring Mills

Harner Farm

Open May‑November Demeter’s Garden produces atypical vegetables for this region—okra, black eye peas, sweet potatoes, sweet sorghum, and hops for home brewers. Their products are marketed through State College Farmers Market and the North Atherton Farmers Market.

Specializing in all seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Family and group programs available in the fall include hayrides, pumpkin field, corn maze, and much more.

Fiedler Farm 814‑349‑8244; 165 Applebutter Road, Aaronsburg

Fiedler Farm is a diverse organic farm in central Pennsylvania.

Full Circle Farms agmap.psu.edu/Businesses/1421 814‑364‑2885; 132 Goodhart Rd, Spring Mills

They’re a small diversified family farm in central Pennsylvania, offering everything from delicious microgreens to glorious flowers to happy pastured pigs.

Greenmore Gardens greenmooregardens.com 814‑237‑0082; 193 Eagle Field Road, Port Matilda

Greenmore Gardens is a certified organic CSA located just 15 minutes from downtown State College. Members receive a bountiful share of vegetables each week harvested fresh from the farm, and they have four convenient pick up locations around State College. Custom shares and gift cards are also available, and they are a vendor at the North Atherton Farmers’ Market. Their onsite community kitchen is a great place to plan your catering events.

Groundwork Farms CSA and Buying Club groundworkfarms.com 814‑349‑8915; PO Box 158, Millheim

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Valleys that offers delivery to your home or office. Shares available: produce, dairy, egg, bread, and herb shares for summer, seasonal produce, egg, dairy, bread, soup, and quick bread shares for winter. Also available: meats, berries, whole grain flours, mushrooms, and more.

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facebook.com/harnerfarm 814‑237‑7919; 2191 West Whitehall Road, State College Open April ‑ December

Heron’s Hollow Farm localharvest.org/herons‑hol‑ low‑farm‑M37611 814‑571‑2681; 640 Hillary Rd, Bellefonte

They are a small, diversified operation offering vegetables, flowers, herbs and pastured eggs and pork, and hopefully soon, chickens! They are Certified Naturally Grown and believe in the humane treatment of animals.

Howard’s End CSA Farm howardsendcsa.com 814‑571‑5414; 345 Hidden Valley Lane, Howard

Howard’s End CSA farm is a small but very diversified farm which practices “sustained harmonic agriculture” utilizing raised beds, compost, biochar, and other natural and carbon neutral methods to produce a wide range of vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs, mushrooms, chickens and other livestock in an aesthetic setting in order to provide its members with a nutritional, healthful and local food resource.

Jade Family Farm jadefamilyfarm.com 717‑527‑4719; 1424 Matamoras Rd., Port Royal

This certified organic farm specializes in growing over 50 different vegetables plus small fruits. We sell fresh, organic produce at the Boalsburg Farmers Market and the North Atherton Farmers Market. We also deliver three types of weekly CSA shares (family, couples, and “a la


carte” order only what you want) to five State College locations.

Lock Haven Farmer’s Market buylocalpa.org/source/view/2923 570‑748‑1576; 232 E Water Street, Lock Haven Saturday. June‑October, 6:00‑noon

The Lock Haven Farmers Market is located at the Clinton County Court House parking lot at Jay and E. Main Streets in downtown Lock Haven. Farm Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked and canned goods. Flea Market. Outdoors in parking lot.

Long Lane Farm localharvest.org/long‑lane‑farm‑M5264 814‑349‑5267; 424 Long Lane, Coburn

Long Lane Farm is a small, diversified flower & produce farm, in operation since 1983. Strong emphasis on organic, sustainable practices and local sales at Farmers’ Markets.

Macneal Orchards and Sugarbush 814‑349‑4406; 7104 Brush Valley Rd., Rebersburg

Apples, cider, and maple syrup.

Mothersbaugh Farm 814‑364‑9482; 3649 Brush Valley Road, Spring Mills June‑October ‑ Veggies starting first week in June

Mothersbaugh Farm specializes in greenhouse tomotoes and cucumbers. The tomatoes are ripened on the vine so they are full‑flavored. Their cucumbers are a seedless and burpless. They grow Asian vegetables such as bok choy, bitter gourd, winter melon, Chinese cabbage, and daikon. They make lovely cottage garden bouquets, and offer floral sunflowers and gladiolas. They also grow pumpkins, cantelopes and other vegetables.

Moore Mountain View Farm 215‑362‑0788; 251 S. Mountain Rd., Port Matilda

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buylocalpa.org/source/view/mill‑ heim‑farmers‑market 814‑349‑5267; 162 W Main Street, Millheim

Rec Park Farmers’ Market Open Saturday June‑October, 9 a.m.‑1 p.m., American Legion Pavillion Rt. 45

Cheeses, meats, produce, baked goods, and more, fresh from the valley. Eat responsibly.

Moser’s Garden Produce moserproduce.com 814‑364‑1925; 3207 Brush Valley Rd., Centre Hall, PA 16828 Farmer Markets: Tuesday and Friday Down‑ town State College Farmers’ Markets They do sell produce at the farm.

Moser’s is a family business offering a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The farm is located in Brush Valley (Rt192) 3.2 mi. east of the town of Centre Hall. The land produces delicious crops of berries, apples, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, melons, herbs and more.

North Atherton Farmers Market Home Depot parking lot, N. Atherton St., State College Saturdays, 10 a.m.‑1 p.m.

Old Gregg School Winter Farmers Market oldgreggschool.com/farmers‑market. html 814‑404‑6567; 106 School St., Spring Mills Saturday 10 a.m.‑1 p.m., November to December

They invite you to join their FUN and interesting Winter Farmers Market, with both Amish and “English” vendors, and come meet their appreciative local customers!

Over the Moon Farm overthemoonfarm.com 814‑349‑2697; 190 View Drive, Rebersburg

This organic farm sells pastured meat products including beef, pork, chicken, and turkey. Fresh poultry is locally available by pre‑order during summer and fall. Beef and pork products are available frozen by the cut throughout the year. Contact the farm for specific information on full product line, and sale dates and locations.

Rec Park Farmers Market Lewisburg Opens May 28 Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Patchwork Farm

814‑349‑8275; 387 Benner Pike, State College State College Farmers Market on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.‑5:30 p.m., Boalsburg market on Tuesdays from 2‑6 p.m.

Patchwork Farm has been certified organic for almost 20 years and offers a diverse range of organic produce, blueberries, raspberries, hops, and organic vegetable transplants. Patchwork Farm also opens a retail greenhouse in the Office Depot parking lot on the Benner Pike across from the Nittany Mall from late April through mid July.

Plowshare Produce plowshareproduce.com 814‑667‑2756; 12936 Greenwood Rd., Huntingdon Tuesdays, 4:30‑6:30 p.m. at University Mennonite Church; Open May‑November

Plowshare Produce is a certified organic,

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horsepowered Community Supported Agriculture farm in Stone Valley. They offer weekly shares of certified organic vegetables, as well as bi‑weekly half shares. Members receive a weekly newsletter with recipes and farm news and are welcome to the farm for potlucks and work days.

Rising Spring Meat Company risingspringmeats.com 814‑422‑8810; 119 Cooper St., Spring Mills M‑F 7 a.m.‑4 p.m.

Rising Spring Meats offers custom and USDA inspected slaughter and meat processing to customer specifications. Beef, hogs, sheep, and goats are accepted from local growers for processing. We are certified organic.

Vale Wood Farms Dairy Cows Spring Bank Acres

non‑profit, and employee‑owned cooperative, opened in State College in August 2004.

buylocalpa.org/source/view/ spring‑bank‑acres2 814‑349‑5594; 531 Milheim Narrows Road, Rebersburg Monday‑Saturday Dawn‑Dusk

Setter Run Farm setterrunfarm.com 933‑1414 855 Forest Ave., Bellefonte

Setter Run Farm is a local, family farm on 28 acres in Centre County. They do not use synthetic chemicals or sprays and grow their produce following the organic standards. Planting and cultivating is done by hand and hoe. Many of their vegetables are heirloom varieties grown for taste, not shipping. They take pride in providing you with a quality, tasty product. Now offering a CSA that includes their listed vegetable offerings in addition to baked goods, mushrooms, dried beans and much more!

Sunflower Farm

Small, diversified family farm producing quality dairy products from grain‑free, grass‑fed cows in a chemical‑free environment, eggs from pastured hens and dressed rabbits.

Stone Soup 814‑234‑3135; 1011 E. College Ave, State College

Pennsylvania’s Community Marketplace, is inspired by Pennsylvania’s family farmers, producers, craftspeople, and consumers. This year‑round, family‑friendly,

statecollegemarket.farmingfaces.com/ profile/sunflower‑farm 814‑349‑8313; PO Box 10771, State College

Since 1983, we have practiced sustainable, chemical‑free gardening, working to provide a wide selection of flowers and healthy vegetables grown naturally. The motto at the farm is “work hard and always with a smile” and it’s a great feeling when their customers tell them they love what they get not only in product but also in fellowship.

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Tait Farm Foods taitfarmfoods.com 814‑466‑2386; 179 Tait Rd., Centre Hall

20th year of organic certification and their 15th year of serving the community through their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, Village Acres offers on‑farm pick‑up, as well as distribution to State College, Lewistown, and Lewisburg.

Way Fruit Farm

Being a member of Tait Farm’s Community Harvest CSA is a wonderful way to enjoy locally grown, organic produce on a weekly basis. Members come to the farm to collect their share of the week’s bounty. There is a weekly farm note that keeps folks informed about the happenings in fields, as well as provides delicious seasonal recipes. Once at the farm, members also have an opportunity to stock up on other locally produced foods, including dairy products, fresh bread and more that are available at The Harvest Shop. Over the Moon Farm is also at the farm at least two times a month to sell their organic beef, pork and chicken. Tait Farm’s Community Harvest offers individual and family shares. The individual share is designed to feed feed one person (or two light vegetable eaters), and the family share will feed feed two to four people each week. Tait Farm also offers a Workshare Program, which goes through the growing season and is a trade of labor for produce. You should be willing to commit four hours a week, on a consistent day. Workers can expect to do any number of tasks, ranging from planting SS and weeding to harvesting.

wayfruitfarm.com 814‑692‑5211; Route 550, Port Matilda M‑F 8 a.m.‑6:30 p.m; Saturday: 8 a.m.‑5 p.m.

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piperspeck.com 814‑355‑0215; 1667 Valley View Rd., Bellefonte Open year round

The Piper’s Peck is a sustainable, local producer specializing in hot pepper products. They grow their own produce which is used in making several varieties of salsa and hot pepper jelly. Their products can be found at local Farmers’ Markets, local festivals, online and by appointment SS at their farm.

Vale Wood Farms Dairy valewoodfarms.com 814‑886‑7171; 517 Vale Wood Rd., Loretto

What started as a wedding gift of 100 apple trees in 1875 has grown into a local landmark. Visit the quaint farm for wonderful local dairy and meats, sauces, and of course fruits and vegetables. If for nothing else, the fresh cider is worth stopping by for. And make sure to bring home the delicious apple butter. SS

Williamsport Grower’s Market williamsportgrowersmarket.com 570‑634‑3197; 140 West Third Street, Williamsport Saturdays 9 a.m.‑12 p.m December‑April Pine Street & 5th St., Williamsport Saturdays 8 a.m.‑1p.m. May through November

This is a producer‑only market with more than 25 vendors located in downtown Williamsport. The market features local fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, honey, flowers, baked goods, crafts, and much more.

Clan Stewart Farm clanstewartfarm.com 814‑667‑3852; 5662 Wesley Chapel Rd., Huntingdon

Offers pork, lamb, chicken, turkeys, eggs, bread and rolls, pies, jams, vegetables, SS flowers and herbs.

The Granary Natural & Ethnic Foods granarynaturalfoods.com 814‑238‑4844; 2766 W. College Ave., State College M‑W, F‑S 10 a.m.‑6 p.m.; Thu. 10 a.m.‑7 p.m.

At Vale Wood Farms, they manage quality at every step‑ from moo to you. The cows on their local family farm produce the milk that they process into a full line of quality dairy products. Local milk delivery available.

Well‑known local natural food store.

Village Acres Farm: CSA Pick‑Up

Local farm produce, cider and much more.

villageacresfarm.com 717 436‑9477; 229 Cuba Mills Rd, Mifflintown

Celebrating their 30th year of farming, their

Harner Farm facebook.com/harnerfarm 814‑237‑7919; 2191 West Whitehall Road, State College Open April ‑ December

Meyer Dairy

One of the best kept secrets in State College. Fresh milk, excellent ice cream and an old world feel on South Atherton.

Nature’s Pantry naturespantrypa.com 814‑861‑5200; 2231 Commercial Blvd., State College

They have a large selection of gluten‑free, wheat‑free and dairy‑free alternatives for those with allergies. They also offer quality local and regional products that you won’t find in larger stores! Special orders are always welcome.

Tait Farm Foods taitfarmfoods.com 814‑466‑2386; 179 Tait Rd., Centre Hall

All of Tait Farm Foods products are handmade in small batches using only natural ingredients. Their Harvest Shop & Greenhouse celebrate the beauty, simplicity and abundance of each season. The shop features “gifts from the land,” including local foods, works of 50 artisans, and inspirations for the kitchen, home and garden. The greenhouse is the place for the cottage and kitchen gardener, offering a great selection of plants throughout the growing seasons. They pride themselves on being the place to go to for living locally, seasonally and SS always in good taste.

Trader Joe’s www.traderjoes.com 814‑234‑2224; 243 Patriot Lane, State College 16803; Daily 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Specializing in putting innovative, hard‑to‑find, great‑tasting foods in the “Trader Joe’s” name, and bringing them to consumers for less than brand‑names. The new location in State College features Happy Valley‑theme murals and the same great products and prices customers expect.

Way Fruit Farm wayfruitfarm.com 814‑692‑5211; Route 550, Port Matilda M‑F 8am‑6:30pm; Saturday: 8am‑5 p.m.

In addition to their own seasonal fruit, baked goods, cider and apple butter, the store at Way Fruit Farm offers Goot Essa cheeses, meats from Hogs Galore in Julian, baking items, snack mixes, local honey and maple syrup, and other local SS products.

Wegman’s wegmans.com 814‑ 278‑9000; 345 Colonnade Blvd., State College

Great locally made foods along with a full supermarket.

814‑237‑1849; 2390 S. Atherton St., State College

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The Birth of a Farmers’ Market

Bringing Fresh Produce to a Central Pennsylvania Food Desert By Cara Aungst Last summer, a farmers’ market started. Here in central Pennsylvania where warm weather months are charted by the foods that grow in them – from the just‑started‑summer‑vacation strawberries, to the hottest‑part‑of‑summer peaches, to the almost‑autumn sweet corn—this seems like nothing special. But the Rec Park Farmers’ Market, launched in the “food desert” of downtown Lewistown, begs to differ. Patty Neiner from Women’s Agricultural Network at Penn State tells us why. When Patty joined the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network (PA‑WAgN), she found that a farmer’s market promotion program grant had been written by her predecessor who was now on medical leave and unable to continue with the grant. Patty started to explore the idea herself – the grant, part of the 2007 Farm Bill, aimed to start a market in a ‘food desert’, a place defined as ‘an area where mainstream grocery stores are scarce or missing, many times in low‑income areas (although not everyone living in a food desert is poor).’ The new market would accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Acceptance Program) and FMNP (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) benefits, and would educate the community through cooking classes and nutrition classes.

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Patty started to talk to members in the community and found that access to farmers’ markets was limited both to consumers and local farmer vendors. Many of the people she talked to were also interested in learning how to cook with food they could get at a market – they wanted to make nutritional food for their family, but their knowledge of preparing meals with seasonal foods was limited. With this research in hand, the team at PA‑WAgN started meeting with Community Partnerships RC&D; Downtown Lewistown, Inc.; Department of Human Services; and the Tri‑Valley Farmers’ Market officers to discuss ways to promote their market as well as set‑up a satellite market. Tri‑Valley Farmers’ Market was well established but needed signage to better promote their market, so after providing marketing materials, PA‑WAgN turned their focus to creating a satellite market. Through focus groups, they learned that consumers were looking for a greater variety of vendors at the new market so the group decided to launch Rec Park Farmers’ Market during hours that wouldn’t compete with existing markets and that would target the working class with evening availability. Word of the new market spread and new vendors quickly signed on. Mostly all of the Tri‑Valley vendors agreed to participate. All of the partners in this process worked at contacting other local agencies, advertisers, etc. to help promote the market. When Rec Park Farmers’ Market opened for the first time on June 5, 2012, 200 people came. “That’s the day I said to myself, this works,” Patty says. “It was great to see the level of cooperation between the community groups and the farmers who wanted to see the market grow.” The market featured herbs and fresh flowers, free‑range meats, milk and homemade cheese and ice cream alongside the seasonal fruits and vegetables. This was unique in Lewistown because of the larger shopping choice with a larger number of vendors. Instead of just shopping, it became an event – a place


where local farms and local shoppers connected. Funded by the grant, they were also able to offer a 10‑week‑long free CookShop which was taught by members of the community. The CookShop taught on topics like Perfect Market meats (with the free‑range meats available at the market), 7 Ways to Eat Zucchini, Veggie Cookout, Fresh Salsa and Pesto and Soup from Scratch. Held in the fully‑equipped kitchen of the community center that was adjacent to the market, the CookShop had more than 25 attendees each week who listened, learned, rolled up their sleeves and learned how to make salsas, baby food, black bean veggie burgers, tortillas, and more. Plans for the Summer 2013 market are already underway. It opens May 28, 2013 (hopefully with just‑picked local strawberries), and the free CookShop classes start in July. This summer there will be live music as well, thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts. The Rec Park Farmers Market is held Tuesdays from 3 p.m.‑7 p.m. For more information, find them on Facebook, or call Patty Neiner at 814‑865‑7031. The Rec Park Farmers’ Market is closed this winter, but not every farmers’ market in the area is seasonal. Within the Happy Valley area are several that operate throughout the winter. The Downtown Farmers’ Market meets in the State College Municipal Building lobby Fridays 11:30 a.m.‑5:00 p.m. The Bellefonte Farmers’ Market meets in the United Methodist Church on Spring Street Saturdays from 8 a.m ‑12 p.m. An indoor farmers’

market at the Old Gregg School in Spring Mills (106 School Street, Spring Mills, PA ) is held Saturdays from 10:00 a.m‑1:00 p.m. The Boalsburg Farmers’ Market is held indoors during winter months at the Boalsburg Fire Hall on Tuesdays from 2‑6 p.m. Way Fruit Farm at 2355 Halfmoon Valley Rd. Port Matilda, PA 16870 is open year‑round, as is Tait Farm located seven miles east of State College along 322. There is not as large a selection of produce in the winter, but some of the finds you can bag include red cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, celeriac, garlic, red onions, yellow onions, parsnips, red potatoes, yellow potatoes, watermelon radishes, daikon radishes, red beets, shallots, sweet potatoes and turnips. If you are buying from vendors with a greenhouse, you may find winter greens, spinach, mizuna, vitamin green, yukina savoy, kale and bok choy. Also, according to Patty Neiner, winter is a great time for meats. “Local grass‑fed meats taste so much better than [meat from] mass‑produced animals who do not have access to fresh grass, fresh air and room for exercise.” As for veggies, “root crops are in abundance over the winter, and soups and crock pot meals are an easy way to keep fresh, local vegetables on the table this winter.” Cara Aungst is from Belleville, but has an ongoing late fee at Schlow library. Her interest and affection for the Rec Park Farmers’ Market grew when she tasted that homemade peach ice cream.

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Trader Joe’s Comes to Happy Valley By Cara Aungst I have always been a little too cynical to be a raving fan. I am sorry if I smirked at you while you were camped out on the sidewalk waiting for the premiere of Twilight, rolled my eyes at your “If God wasn’t a Penn State fan, why is the sky blue and white” bumper sticker, or snorted a little at your facebook play‑by‑play of the many merits of your new iPhone. I am sorry. I’ve changed. Now I’m one of you. I wish I could say that it took a long time to change me, but it didn’t. It only took one walk through the door—the exotic flowers and glossy vegetables on one side and the wall of trail mixes, dark chocolate goodies and “This Strawberry Walks into A Bar” cereal bars on the other—and I was hooked. It was Whole Foods without the pretense, Aldi without the sticky floors: a healthy, hipster low price haven of amazing food. That’s right, I am talking about Trader Joe’s. The bad thing was that the Trader Joe’s I discovered was in Columbus, Ohio. I packed a styrofoam cooler with Thai Vegetable Gyoza, garlic naan, dark chocolate roasted pistachio toffee and seaweed snacks and came back home. Before long, of course, the food ran out, but there was no Trader Joe’s to buy more. I am not proud to tell you that I drove a friend to the airport in Philadelphia so I could shop at the Trader Joe’s there.

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When I found out that Trader Joe’s was coming to Happy Valley I was glad. And that may be an understatement. So what’s to love? Let me tell you: Location. The new Trader Joe’s Plaza is just off North Atherton Street, a stone’s throw from Chick‑Fil‑A, Wegman’s and Target, so checking it out is easy. Even inside the store, location and placement is convenient. One of the shoppers I interviewed said her favorite part was that she could reach everything easily – the shelves are low enough and freezer section displays everything at eye level. As with all Trader Joe’s, the store takes on the flavor of its town: the checkout lanes are labeled with street names like “Beaver” and “Atherton” rather than numbers, and a mural features familiar sights like the Lion Shrine. Price. Across‑the‑board low prices are great news for all shoppers from the college student to the coupon‑averse. In some cases, their organic produce is lower in price than non‑organic produce in other supermarkets. Ashley Henderson, from Reedsville, visited the store for the first time in January. She says, “The amount of fair trade, natural and organic products at reasonable prices was exciting.” Chelsea Donaldson, another first‑time shopper, was happy with the selection of hard‑to‑find items like vegan and vegetarian foods. Food. From plain, good food like their “Joe’s O’s” answer to Cheerios, sensibly‑priced organic offerings, to their gourmet treats like aged Havarti cheese and the crowd‑favorite Crunchy Speculoos Cookie Butter, Trader Joe’s smallish store has something for everyone from the picky preschool crowd to serious foodies. Their website has a section dedicated to recipes using only their ingredients. While this isn’t a particularly new idea, the gourmand nature of the ingredients and end results set them in a niche all their own. Samples. The sample stand at the back of the store always offers a hot drink like coffee or cider, and a sample of the day like mac and cheese, pumpkin ravioli (I taste it in my dreams), or chicken tortilla soup. This is a great place to taste something and then be brave enough to make it yourself.

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Cafés & Coffee Shops Café Lemont sites.google.com/site/therealcafele‑ mont/home 814‑321‑4337; PO Box 302, 921 Pike St., Suite #103, Lemont 8 a.m.‑6 p.m. Tuesday‑Saturday, 10 a.m.‑6 p.m. Sunday, Closed Monday

Café Lemont aims to be an eclectic, community‑oriented, socially‑ and environmentally‑conscious coffeehouse with a large tea selection, serving an out of the ordinary mix of soups, sandwiches, light fare lunch and breakfast items in addition to traditional coffee pairings like cookies, brownies and muffins including gluten‑free options.

The Café 814‑641‑0170; 516 Washington St., Historic D, Huntingdon

Café on the Park cafeonthepark.net 814-357-8442; 325 W. High St., Bellefonte

Whether you’re indulging in a cozy pot of tea, a cup of their locally roasted coffee, Penn State ice cream, or their homestyle breakfast or lunch, you can enjoy dining in the comfort of their indoor café. Café on the Park also offers catering that specializes in gluten-free menu items.

Callao Café and Market callaocafeandmarket.com 814‑237‑2494; 434 W. Aaron Drive, State College

Extraordinary coffee and espresso drinks, quick lunches and delicious desserts (home of the Soon‑To‑Be Nearly‑Famous Breakfast Cookie and Soon‑To‑Be‑Nearly‑Famous Breakfast Bar!). Fresh, energizing smoothies, and great Grab‑and‑Go sandwiches and salads!

Cool Beans Coffee and Tea coolbeancoffeeandtea.com 814‑355‑1178; 141 W. High St., Bellefonte

Cool Beans has a warm friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy great conversation, delicious homemade treats and, of course, excellent coffee and espresso based drinks. They also offer daily specialty sandwiches and homemade soups. Do you need a place to relax at lunch time or a quiet place to read while your child is at their dance, swim or karate class? Stop in and see their lounge, they have just what you are looking for!

Photo courtesy of Jonathan McVerry

Fiddlehead Café fiddleheadstatecollege.com 814‑237‑0595; 134 W College Ave, State College

Fiddlehead is Happy Valley’s newest soup and salad cafe. They make their soups from scratch daily using fresh stocks, and their salads are made to order using fresh, locally‑sourced ingredients.

Irving’s irvingsstatecollege.com 814‑231‑0604; 110 E. College Ave., State College

Irving’s, where bagels are made by boiling then baking, where delicious sandwiches are made to order, where espresso beans are ground right before brewing, where smoothies start as fresh, whole fruit, where salads are crisp and soups are simmering.

Lena’s Café

Café Lemont

teas, and enticing baked goods from local bakers and specialty suppliers in Pittsburgh and New York. Their baristas lovingly prepare each cup of coffee by hand every step of the way, doing everything in their (considerable!) power to ensure that when you sit down with a cup of Saint’s coffee‑you are drinking the best.

Standing Stone Coffeehouse standingstonecoffeecompany.com 1229 Mifflin Street, Huntingdon

Committed to creating a unique space for anyone to stop in, have quality and creative food and drink, share some thoughts, listen and learn, and be in community with their neighbor.

Wegman’s wegmans.com 814‑278‑9000; 345 Colonnade Blvd., State College

814‑943‑9655; 2000 8th Ave., Altoona

Great locally made foods along with a full supermarket.

Serving Altoona and the surrounding area since 1939.

W.C. Clarke

Panera Bread panerabread.com 814‑867‑8883; 148 South Allen Street State College

Downtown State College eatery and coffee shop that offers wireless internet.

Pump Station Café 814‑466‑6202; 103 E. Boal Ave., Boalsburg

Quaint coffee shop in an old pump station. Great stop while heading into town for your morning Joe.

Saint’s Café statecollegecoffeeshop.com 814‑238‑5707; 123 West Beaver Ave., State College

Saint’s Cafe, a European‑style coffee shop, offers State College locals and visitors the highest quality direct trade coffees, fine

wcclarke.com 814‑234‑4244; 234 E. Calder Way, State College

Fresh roasted coffees perks up locals in the roaster’s downtown location, where the focus is on the flavor and aroma that come from only the finest beans. Online ordering is available.

Webster’s Bookstore Café webstersbookstorecafe.com 814-272-1410; 133 E Beaver Ave., State College

Webster’s new site is twice the size of the past Allen St. location. Now Webster’s boasts an extensive and primarily local and organic menu, a used bookstore with over 10,000 titles, Stax of Trax Record Shop, and community events such as open mics, book readings and yoga.

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Just Take a Bite: Food Adventures in Happy Valley By Cara Aungst In this world there are people whose idea of “adventurous eating” is trying a new topping to their pizza, and there are people whose idea of “adventurous eating” is trying a thousand year egg and chicken foot soup. So what happens if those two disparate souls should meet, fall in love, and get married? To change the old proverb, a fish and a bird may fall in love, but what will they eat? Well, I will tell you, because I know. First of all, not all ethnic food (read: something your mama didn’t make) is going to be outside your comfort zone. Here are some tips to get the most out of your experience: »» Find an ingredient you already like and try it in a new dish. I think you might like it. »» If it is your first time trying a new ethnic restaurant, look for menu items with terms like “most popular”

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or “recommended,” like Pad Thai at Cozy Thai Bistro. It is upscale comfort food and it is almost impossible not to like. »» If something says ‘spicy’ or ‘hot’, steer clear your first time unless you are feeling particularly bold! Every culture has its own spices as well as its own meter of hotness. Just because you like hot wings, you may not dig sriracha sauce. Once you know the dishes you like, you can spice it up. The same goes for raw fish, or thousand year eggs for that matter. Try it the second time you go. Find something you are pretty sure you are going to enjoy, and try it! One of my favorite “just try this” restaurants is Cozy Thai Bistro at 232 S. Allen Street. A sampler platter and a steaming bowl of their almost impossible‑to‑dislike Pad Thai has won over several friends. Herwig’s Austrian Bistro at 132 W. College Ave. is another— authentic food, great atmosphere, and family-owned. Other great area choices include Rey Azteca on 485 Benner Pike, Ni Hao Asian Fusion Restaurant at 255 Northland Ctr., Kimchi Korean Restaurant at 1100 N. Atherton St., Olde New York Restaurant (featuring old world cuisine) at 2298 E. College Ave., and India Pavilion at 222 E. Calder Way. So whatever happened to the fish and bird who fell in love? The volcano sushi roll at Sakura is a current date‑night favorite, if that’s any indication.


Harrison’s

Local chef sources locally & seasonally for globally‑inspired menus There’s a surprising discovery in this college town and you don’t want to miss it. Harrison’s Wine Grill – a modern, chef‑centric restaurant unexpectedly located inside the Hilton Garden Inn on East College Avenue – is a casual favorite for local foodies. Restaurant

Whether a visitor or a local you might be likely to drive right by, not realizing the imagination to be found off a hotel lobby. But do stop because you will go well beyond the every day experience when you dine here. This independently‑owned restaurant offers delicious, globally‑inspired dishes made by a chef who, after beginning his career here in State College, apprenticed and worked with well‑known chefs in San Francisco, Berkeley, Chicago, and Napa Valley. Chef Harrison Schailey has created his own signature style over the years by marrying fresh, local ingredients with flavors, culinary ideas and techniques from a myriad of countries and cultures. In addition to world casual menu favorites, Schailey creates special menus each month featuring seasonal and regional foods: a popular Rustic Italian feature in February/March, “Spice!” a Southeast Asian Fusion menu will be featured in April, and fresh soft shelled crabs prepared three ways in June. Additionally, Harrison’s Wine

Grill puts a fresh twist on traditional lunch and dinner favorites, such as Mac and Cheese made with local Amish‑produced Goot Essa cheddar and locally‑made Fasta Fusili or simple and satisfying Batter‑Fried Fish and Chips. Six ever‑changing homemade soups are always available, as well as a dessert menu, wine list with wines by the glass, full service bar, and local microbrews on tap. Voted “Best Wait Staff” 2011, Harrison’s well‑trained crew consistently provides knowledgeable and friendly service in a chic, comfortable setting. The recently updated décor is ideal for entertaining with friends, date nights, business meetings, and family gatherings. Large groups can also be accommodated with call‑ahead seating. Catering

Harrison’s Catering has been voted “Best Caterer” for eight years running (2005‑2013) by the readers of State College Magazine because of the custom design, service and high‑quality foods that mirror the restaurant’s offerings. Delivered business lunches keep Harrison’s Catering especially busy, plus special occasion events like upscale cocktail receptions, alumni events, and weddings. Harrison’s affiliation with Nittany Co‑op (FPA) has resulted in daily catering for local fraternities. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Harrison’s is a casual, local favorite and comes highly recommended by customers who have posted on Trip Advisor and other websites. You can find more information on the info‑filled website, Harrisonsmenu.com Open Daily from 11 a.m.‑9 p.m. Reservations Welcomed 814‑237‑4422 “Very creative menu and delicious! It is a joy to eat at this establishment!” ‑ Marjory P (Trip Advisor, 5/3/12)

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Allegro Restaurant allegro‑restaurant.com 814‑942‑4183; 3926 Broad Ave., Altoona

Restaurants by Location Altoona Al’s Tavern alstavern.com 814‑944‑9633; 2831 8th Ave., Altoona

Al’s Tavern, family owned and operated for 50 years, specializes in a unique variety of ‘specialty sandwiches,’ Award Winning Wings, homemade pizza, soups, salads, dessert and more. Voted Altoona’s favorite Neighbor Bar/Tavern, they serve 16 different draught beers, along with a large selection of micros and imports. A full bar is also available. Check out the menu online, along with reviews and articles.

Aldo’s Italian Restaurant aldositalian.com 814‑942‑6191; 621 N. 4th Ave., Altoona

For the past 20+ years, Rosa Castrechini, owner of Aldo’s Italian Restaurant, has been creating Italian dishes and American favorites. “Homemade old world cooking at an affordable price.”

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Allegro Restaurant proudly offers authentic Italian cuisine, lovingly created from Grandfather’s time‑honored, old world recipes. Homemade pastas, sauces, soups and so much more are all prepared with the freshest ingredients. Served in a gracious atmosphere that invites you to relax and savor the good times. Make Allegro your destination for a truly memorable dining experience.

Athenian Cafe 814‑949‑0991; 217 Union Ave., Altoona

Bill Sell’s Bold billsellsbold.com 814‑946‑0301; 1413 11th Ave., Altoona

Bill Sell’s Bold is a restaurant that will be nothing like you will find anywhere else in town! Bold specializes in tapas, or small portions, mostly protein‑based, often exotic, with the expectation you will order multiple items to “create your own meal”. The setup gives you more‑than‑usual control over the makeup and cost of your meals.

Casa Valadez casavaladezaltoona.com 814‑944‑2232; 101 Park Hills Plaza, Altoona

At Casa Valadez Mexican Restaurant,

they serve up all your classic favorites. Enjoy freshly‑made sauces, fluffy rice and beans, and spicy chips and salsa. Whether you can’t get enough meat on your taco, or stick to a vegetarian or gluten‑free diet, their huge menu has something for everyone. Bottomless chips and salsa are free for every table. Visit their full bar for a refreshing margarita, or sample their alcohol‑free horchata rice milk.

El Campesino elcampesino.net 814‑944‑3121; 206 East Plank Rd., Altoona

They specialize in preparing the finest of authentic Mexican cuisine. Join them everyday at any of their seven locations, where they offer great service, daily food and drink specials, and the best margaritas in town!

Knickerbocker Tavern knickerbockertavern.com 814‑942‑0770; 3957 6th Ave., Altoona

The Knickerbocker Tavern provides the best possible food and service, from their extensive collection of fine beers to their menu selections ranging from the popular to the unique. They are committed to quality, value and your complete satisfaction.


LaScalia’s Restaurant lascaliasrestaurant.com 814‑949‑9050; 117 Sabbath Rest Rd., Altoona

When you’re hungry, and feeling the need for the best Italian food in the Altoona and surrounding areas, look no further than La Scalia’s Restaurant! They offer the food you want, the prices you’re looking for and the customer service that will keep you coming back time and again.

Lena’s Cafe 814‑943‑9655; 2000 8th Ave., Altoona

Mama Randazzo’s Pizzeria mamarandazzos.com 814‑943‑9011; 1600 Broadway, Altoona

Montezuma 814‑201‑2151; 106 Sierra Drive, Altoona

Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant 814‑946‑8811; 1302 Logan Blvd., Altoona

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse 814‑941‑8588; 415 Orchard Ave., Altoona

Tim’s All American Cafe

Valley favorite for 50 years. They boast an extensive made‑from‑scratch menu, full bar and wine list, meeting room and even a drive‑up window.

Maria’s

Café on the Park

Mama Lucrezia’s

cafeonthepark.net 814‑357‑8442; 325 W. High St., Bellefonte

814‑353‑1200; 136 S. Allegheny St., Bellefonte

Whether you’re indulging in a cozy pot of tea, a cup of their locally roasted coffee, Penn State ice cream, or their homestyle breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoy dining in the comfort of their indoor cafe.

Cool Beans Coffee and Tea coolbeancoffeeandtea.com 814‑355‑1178; 141 W. High St., Bellefonte

Cool Beans has a warm friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy great conversation, delicious homemade treats and, of course, excellent coffee and espresso based drinks. They also offer daily specialty sandwiches and homemade soups. Do you need a place to relax at lunch time or need a quiet place to read while you child is at their dance, swim, or karate class? Stop in and see their lounge, they have just what you are looking for!

Diamond Deli 814‑353‑3354; 103 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte Breakfast & lunch only

814‑949‑5841; 1600 Crawford Ave., Altoona

The Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery

Tom and Joe’s Diner

gamblemill.com 814‑355‑7764; 160 Dunlap St., Bellefonte

tomandjoes.com 814‑943‑3423; 1201 13th Ave., Altoona

Yamato altoonayamato.com 814‑942‑3322; 601 Logan Blvd., Altoona

Yamato is the go‑to Japanese/Chinese restaurant in Altoona. They provide fresh food, fresh sushi, good service and good prices!

Bellefonte Bellefonte Wok bellefontewok.com 814-353-8888; 111 S Allegheny St

Located in the beautiful Victorian Bellefonte, the Bellefonte Wok features the area’s best Chinese cuisine. A full menu of entrees and the area’s tastiest all you can eat buffet is available for dine in or take out. Catering is available upon request.

Bonfatto’s

Bonfattos.com 814‑353‑3330; 205 Park Pl., Suites 1 & 2, Bellefonte

This iconic restaurant has been in business since 1919 and features a trademarked Bonanza™ Sub, a Happy

A true piece of Americana, dine and enjoy their in-house craft beers in a historic Mill. Experience bold American flavors by exploring their casual pub menu of fine dining options. Six to seven of their craft beers are on tap.

The Governor’s Pub

thegovernorspub.com 814‑353‑1008; 211 W. High St., Bellefonte

The Governors’ Pub is Bellefonte’s newest historical dining experience. Stop by for fine dining and a touch of history as they celebrate the seven U.S. governors and five governors of Pennsylvania who have come from Bellefonte!

marias‑italian‑restaurant.com 814‑355‑1121; 202 N. Water St., Bellefonte

Pizza Mia bellefontepizzamia.com 814‑355‑3738; 106 N. Spring St., Bellefonte

Known for its crust which is made made from spring harvest flour, specially filtered Bellefonte spring water, 100% extra virgin olive oil, premium harvest gold raw cane sugar, salt and yeast, and hand‑tossed every time. Check out their huge menu of pizzas, breakfast, “dogies,” wraps, wings and more.

Boalsburg Angelo’s Pizzaria 814-466-1980; 603 E. Boal Ave, Boalsburg

Located in historic Boalsburg, Angelo’s offers NY Style Pizza with great customer service. Enjoy lunch or dinner off the beaten path of students.

Duffy’s Tavern duffystavern.com 814‑466‑6241; 113 E. Main St.,Boalsburg

Dining at Duffy’s gives you a taste of the past. The intimate dining room offers a full fine dining menu, while the tavern is an authentic 19th century pub where it’s easy to envision a rowdy crowd gathered around the bar. They are also equipped with banquet and meeting rooms.

Kelly’s Steak & Seafood kellys‑steak.com 814‑466‑6251; 316 Boal Ave., Boalsburg

Kelly’s has quickly become the premier dining experience for steak and seafood lovers. Kelly’s chefs were trained at America’s top culinary schools, and you’ll know it when you take your first bite. The menu is creative, but not overly exotic. Shipments of carefully selected fresh beef, seafood and poultry arrive daily. Kelly’s is also the only restaurant in the region with a live lobster tank!

The Hofbrau 814‑355‑5529; 106 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte

Excellent pizza and locally made brews.

Home Delivery Pizza Pub homedeliverypizza.net 814‑357‑8399 1796 Mt. Zion Rd, Bellefonte

Jim’s Italian Cuisine jimsitalian.wordpress.com 814‑355‑2169; 204 E. Cherry Lane, Bellefonte

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Centre Hall The Inn at Nittany Summit mtnittanyinn.com 814‑364‑9363; 559 North Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall

Celebrate your next special occasion with us! Dine in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the best view in Centre County! We offer Certified Angus beef, seafood, house made soups and desserts. Full bar, wine list and outdoor seating available. Local Food Guide

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sure to please! Nestled beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, kids and adult diners all enjoy the trains—both inside and out!

Whistle Stop Restaurant whistlestopcentrehall.com 814‑364‑2544, 104 East Wilson St.,Centre Hall

This unique dining experience is just off Route 45 in Centre Hall. Housed in an old train station, built in 1884, you can see the original ticket window, the flag station, a restored passenger car, and a caboose and the eatery’s old Victorian railroad decor. Daily specials include Chicken and Waffles on Wednesday, and Sunday afternoon has its own menu entirely featuring the most comforting of home‑style comfort foods.

Mimi’s Restaurant mimisrestaurant.net 814‑643‑7200; 312 Penn St. Suite 314, Huntingdon

Boxer’s Cafe

814‑643‑5013; 410 Penn St., Huntingdon Serving the best beer and pub food in Huntingdon County!

Bric A Brac Café & Catering

814‑644‑6568; 400 Penn St., Huntingdon

The Cafe 814‑641‑0170; 516 Washington St., Historic D, Huntingdon

Jackson’s Place 814‑643‑9985; 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon

Kelly’s Korner

717‑242 4190; 217 S. Wayne St., Lewistown

Angelo’s Italian Restaurant

717 248 9502; 5801 Star Rt. 103, Lewistown

Bierhaus

Ninth Street Market & Deli 814‑641‑7241; 416 9th St., Huntingdon

717‑242‑2739; 9074 US Highway 522 S, Lewistown

Village Tavern

Downtown Grille

814‑643‑3128; 9459 Main St, Huntingdon

thebierhaus.us 717‑248 3534; Us Highway 522 S, Lewistown

Cowboy Jack’s Brew Pub & Restaurant

717‑248‑4600; 24 E. Market St., Lewistown

814‑643‑5551; 422 Washington St., Huntingdon

Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Woody’s Bar‑B‑Q

Laskaris Restaurant

woodys.com 814‑641‑7429; 7620 Lake Raystown Shopping Center, Huntingdon

717‑248‑8480; 6 W. Market St. # A, Lewistown

Imagine a restaurant with great food and quick service, an easy‑going setting with a comfortable atmosphere, and where the highest quality is still considered “standard.” Combine these features with a team‑oriented staff and that is what we at Woody’s Bar‑B‑Q feel a neighborhood restaurant should be!

Donna’s Family Restaurant 814‑643‑6113; 6 Route 22 Plz, Huntingdon

Andrea’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

Mimi’s relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff provide the perfect place for faculty get togethers, family outings, intimate dinners or a meal after a day on the lake. Call “Mimi” and she will help make your dining special.

Walt’s Cafe

Huntingdon

Lewistown

Lewisburg Cherry Alley Cafe cherryalleycafe.weebly.com 570‑524‑1234; 21 North 3rd St., Lewisburg

717‑248 6842; 324 S. Main St., Lewistown

Michele’s micheleslewistown.com 717‑242‑1800; 21 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown

Michele’s features the most delicious hoagies and mouth‑watering sandwiches in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. A Michele’s hoagie will never leave you hungry for more! Made with the freshest meats, cheeses and vegetables available, and rolls that are fresh and tasty, try one in their friendly relaxing dining area, or call for super fast delivery to your door now!

Red’s Diner 717‑248‑7967; S. Main St. Ext, Lewistown

kellyskornerpa.com 814‑643‑4900; 1430 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon

Offers healthy, tasty food at competitive prices, in a unique and friendly atmosphere.

Singer’s Family Restaurant

Kelly’s Korner is the place to go for food, family, fun and good times!

Elizabeth’s: An American Bistro

Trolley Car Cafe

elizabethsbistro.com 570‑523‑8088, 412 Market St., Lewisburg

Villa Roma

Memories memoriessportsbar.com 814‑643‑0353; 221 13th St., Huntingdon

Stop in for good food, good fun and good friends. Try their award‑winning wings and visit them every Thursday for wing night.

Miller’s Diner millersdiner.com 814‑643‑3418; 11740 William Penn Hwy., Huntingdon

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Elizabeth’s is a true upscale bistro, complete with good, hearty food made from the freshest ingredients. Their 110+ bottle wine list is sure to please any wine connoiseur, and their full‑service bar is just the place to watch to watch the chefs prepare each plate to order in the open‑kitchen. Located in the heart of downtown Lewisburg, their 85‑seat, non‑smoking restaurant is the place where people go for a lively night out.

717‑248‑0051; 101 S. Main St., Lewistown

717‑248-9085; 15 E. Market St., Lewistown

717‑248‑4248; 10101 US Highway 522, Lewistown

Waterfront Tavern waterfronttavern.net 717‑248 9094; 6392 Belle Ave., Lewistown

The Waterfront Tavern has great food and service, featuring fresh fish, pasta sauces and aged prime beef, all served in a tranquil setting by a group of dedicated people that sincerely want to enhance your dining experience is their daily regiment.


Located in the heart of Millheim, this OIP location offers pizza, wedges, salads, hot and cold subs, wings, burgers, and sandwiches. A local favorite for Italian cuisine!

Millheim Elk Creek Café + Aleworks elkcreekcafe.net 814‑349‑8850; 100 W. Main St., Millheim

Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, a bistro brewery + music hall. Elk Creek has the premier Farm-to-Table menu in Central PA. Your place for local + seasonal food, craft-brewed ales, and original music. Featuring chef-prepared, locally-produced, and pastured beef, pork, poultry, + cheese, served alongside a variety of house-brewed ales. Scratch cookin’ + hand-crafted brews, from the heart of Penns Valley!

The Millheim Hotel

Mill Hall Browns Hill Tavern brownshilltavern.com 570‑726‑3090; 717 Browns Hill Rd., Mill Hall

Village Eatinghouse

Located just off Route I‑80, Browns Hill Tavern and Motel offers a full daily menu with many tasty options. Sandwiches, entrees, and delicious appetizers.

Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts available for eat-in or take-out. Also offers a selection of local products and local artwork.

Petersburg Doan’s Bones doansbones.com 814‑667‑3670; 3507 McAlevy’s Fort Rd., Petersburg

8144-349-5994; 112 W. Main St., Millheim

A Millheim staple since 1794, what locals call “The Hotel” offers country style cuisine, lodging upstairs, and a cozy bar. Enjoy the rustic nature of Penns Valley with a visit to The Millheim Hotel.

Pleasant Gap

Original Italian Pizza

Red Horse prepares high quality, fresh ingredients and presents its customers

814-349-5020; 105 W. Main St., Millheim

with only food that they would serve their own family. They charge reasonable, competitive prices so it’s affordable for you and your family. They provide healthy choices that taste great, and friendly and courteous service in a warm, casual and clean smoke‑free atmosphere that will entice you back again and again.

Red Horse Tavern 814‑359‑2082; 104 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap

814-548-7380; 105 S. Main Street, Pleasant Gap

Port Matilda Port Matilda Hotel & Tavern 814-692-4097; 201 W. Plank Rd., Port Matilda M-T 11 a.m.-10 p.m., W 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Th-S 11 a.m.-1am, Sun 2 p.m.-10 p.m..

Enjoy classic American tavern fare at the Port Matilda Hotel & Tavern. Come as you are and try their homemade soups and Friday fish fry all year long. There are six rooms available for rent onsite. It is truly the best place you have never been.

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Way Cafe and Bakery wayfruitfarm.com/deli.php 814‑692‑5211; 2355 Halfmoon Valley Rd., Port Matilda

Simple country food using fresh, local ingredients. The homemade soup, fresh‑baked bread, their own and local fruits and vegetables, pork and cheese used throughout their menu is what sets them apart. They offer a lunch menu Monday through Friday, with a full breakfast and lunch served on Saturdays. Full menus are available on their website.

State College The Aardvark Café 814-238-2400; 906 W. College Ave., State College

By offering items from both the former Original Italian Pizza menu and their own vegan creations, Aardvark’s has been able to serve vegetarians and meat lovers alike! Affordable prices in a rustic café atmosphere make the Aardvark a great spot for students, families and professionals on the go.

Allen Street Grill allenstreetgrill.com 814‑231‑4745; 100 W. College Ave., State College

In the heart of downtown State College, they offer traditional and contemporary American cuisine, late night specials and banquet facilities for weddings and events. With an incredible view of the gates to Penn State and its famous Mall, their porch is the place to dine in downtown State College.

American Ale House www.americanalehouse.net 814-237-9701; 821 Cricklewood Dr., State College

The owners and Chef Austin Aranguiz are devoted to serving excellent food in comfortable surroundings. With a commitment to true hospitality, Chef Gus offers our ever-changing menu celebrating and inspired by the best of each season. The American Ale House is laid back in the village of Toftrees, less than two minutes from Beaver Stadium.

The Arena Bar & Grill thearenabarandgrill.com 814‑237‑8833; 1521 Martin St., State College

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as take out beer. Offers the NFL Sunday Ticket, karaoke, live music, Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments, Team Trivia, and much more. Daily entertainment includes darts, billiards, and NTN Trivia & Texas Hold ‘Em. Daily food and drink specials and fantastic drink features are available everyday in addition to the happy hour specials each day.

The Autoport theautoport.com 814‑237‑7666; 1405 S. Atherton St., State College

The Autoport restaurant and lounge makes a maximum effort to integrate local, organic produce into their menus whenever possible. They feature daily chef specials and changing desserts, which allow them to utilize the freshest seasonal ingredients available. They offer everything from burgers and pizza to filet mignon and pasta. Grab a drink off of their extensive list of wines and cocktails, sit on their outdoor patio or at the warm and cozy fire pits and enjoy live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday. Join the fun at Toast, their separate smoking lounge. The Autoport offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Baby’s Burgers and Shakes babysburgers.com 814‑234‑4776; 131 South Garner St., State College

Looking to go back in time? Baby’s offers the best of the 1950s served up hot daily.

Baja Fresh www.bajafresh.com 814-272-6800; 404 E. Calder Way, State College

Their menu is bursting with a unique selection of burritos, tacos, tostados, and toppings not usually seen in State College. Baja Fresh is located in the center of Downtown State College and delivers to the local area.

Bell and Whistle bellandwhistlebakery.com 814‑238‑5964; 2465 Buchenhorst Rd., State College

Bell and Whistle is a bakery and creamery, providing handmade baked goods and ice cream made from local ingredients whenever possible. They specialize in specialty! With a wide variety of gluten‑free and vegan items, they can accommodate your needs. They also do catering and special orders!

Bill Pickle’s Tap Room 106 S. Allen St., State College

A casual bar with an open feel and good drinks downtown on Allen Street just next campus.

Café 210 West cafe210.com 814‑237‑3449; 210 W. College Ave., State College

A favorite spot of students, alumni and residents alike, the Cafe boasts the best

outdoor seating in the area. It provides a front row seat on the patio to watch the happenings of College Avenue, as well as a secluded back patio for private functions and a great tailgate atmosphere. While Café 210 West offers a great atmosphere for a fun night out with friends, or a relaxing afternoon on the patio with a famous Café Tea, they also offer great food at affordable prices in their dining room.

Carnegie Inn & Spa carnegiehouse.com 814‑234‑2424; 100 Cricklewood Dr., State College

From daily breakfasts to elegantly prepared hors d’oeuvres and dinners, dining at Carnegie Inn & Spa is as spectacular as it is relaxing. Dine in the Library while savoring a favorite cocktail or glass of wine from the Wine Spectator award‑winning list.

Carvers Deli and Barbecue carversdeliandbbq.com 814‑237‑0620; 1633 N. Atherton St., State College

Carvers Deli and Barbecue is a family owned restaurant that prepares their food the way others wish they could. Deli meats are cooked in house, soups are homemade and their wood smoked barbecue is always tender and juicy. They offer dine in, take out, delivery and can meet all your catering needs.

Champs Sports Grill champssportsgrill.net 814‑238‑7788; 1611 N. Atherton St., State College

Chrome www.chrome-lounge.com 814-231-0808; 222 W. Beaver Ave., State College

This all in one club, hookah lounge, and cocktail bar is a fresh addition to the Downtown State College bar scene. Come experience the big-city ambiance of Chrome and take advantage of their daily drink specials.

Clem’s Wood‑Fired BBQ & Catering clemscatering.com 814‑470‑0026; 118 Water Street ‑ Spring Mills, Pa

Clem’s has been a Happy Valley staple for years. And, you won’t find better BBQ offered around town than at Clem’s. Multi‑year winner of State College Magazine’s Best Barbecue Award.

Corner Room hotelstatecollege.com/cornerroom 814‑237‑4350; 100 W. College Ave., State College

Cozy Thai cozythaibistro.com 814‑237‑0139 ; 232 S. Allen St., State College

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ous kinds of fresh herbs and spices as well as imported Thai seasonings in their food preparations, such as lemongrass, lime leaves, Thai basil, coconut milk, tamarind, and fish sauce, creating a perfect blend of sweet, salty and sour flavors. Their menu includes appetizers, soups, entrées, desserts, beverages, as well as, many popular Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum, and Red or Green Curry.

Damon’s Grill damons.com 814‑237‑6300; 1031 E. College Ave., State College

Just moments from Beaver Stadium, Damon’s is a favorite for sports fans, families and more. With three separate dining environments you’ll always catch your team on any of their 11 big screens and 17 plasma TVs. They have 14 beers on draft and weeknight value specials.

Don Patron Mexican Grill 814-861-8700; 1653 N. Atherton St., State College

This newly established Mexican restaurant, located in the Wal-Mart Plaza, will bring a taste of Mexico to State College! Besides offering traditional Mexican food Don Patron’s will provide Mexican beer, wine and margaritas, as well as more family-friendly fare.

Down Under Steak House toftrees.com/dining_downunder 814‑234‑8000; 1 Country Club Lane, State College

This casual restaurant is the place for unique dining featuring hearty appetizers and delicious entrees, including steaks, chops, chicken, pasta and seafood on the grill, as well as fresh sandwiches and salads served in a comfortable, smoke‑free family atmosphere. Their popular lounge offers specialty cocktails, beers and wines.

Duo 814-231-8804; 129 S. Pugh St., State College

This unique location offers a combination of food and night life with a Creole and Cajun restaurant downstairs and a night club on the second floor. The chef has over 16 years of experience and serving up New Orleans classics like crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya, and alligator tail. This distinctive combination is a fresh addition to Downtown State College.

Eat’n Park eatnpark.com 814‑231‑8558; 1617 N. Atherton St., State College

Casual, neighborhood restaurant known for award‑winning food and friendly service. Offering a full breakfast, lunch,

and dinner menu available anytime. Visit for authentic espresso beverages, an in‑restaurant bakery, and seasonal specials.

Faccia Luna faccialuna.com/ state‑college 814‑234‑9000; 1229 S. Atherton St., State College

A true neighborhood hangout highly regarded for its authentic New York‑style, award‑winning wood‑fired pizza. Mouth watering fresh seafood on the weekends! Italian cuisine homemade with only the best and freshest ingredients.

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Fasta & Ravioli Company fasta‑co.com 814‑238‑113; 129 South Fraser Street, State College & 157 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap

Fasta & Ravioli Company is a producer of fresh artisan handcrafted pasta. All products are made locally and sold in their shoppes in State College and Pleasant Gap. Tucked away in an alley off the Fraser Street parking garage is a little bit of Italy in the making. Check out their new location in Pleasant Gap!

Fiddlehead Cafe fiddleheadstatecollege.com 814‑237‑0595; 134 W. College Ave., State College

Fiddlehead is Happy Valley’s newest soup and salad cafe. They make their soups from scratch daily using fresh stocks, and their salads are made to order using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Fraser Street Deli fraserstreetdeli.com 814‑234‑1918; 109 S. Fraser St., State College

Great sandwiches named after local legends distinguish this small shop on Fraser Street.

Fresh Harvest Kafe fhkorders.com 814‑272‑6400; E. Beaver Ave., State College

Award‑winning soups, salads, wraps and panini selections. A University favorite for over nine years.

Fuji & Jade Garden fujijadegarden.com 814‑861‑3226; 418 Westerly Parkway, State College

Eat in or take out Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi bar. Fuji dinners are prepared

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with 100% cholesterol‑free margarine and pure vegetable oil. One of the most important reasons for the freshest, prime quality vegetables and fish and the finest cuts of beef and poultry,aged and trimmed to their demanding specifications.

Gardens

814‑863‑5090; 215 Innovation Blvd., State College

The Penn Stater’s restaurant offers sophisticated dining, and classic cuisine with an American flair. This restaurant also offers guests a sumptuous Sunday brunch and the expansive America’s Bounty Buffets on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge 814-861-3463; 2080 Cato Ave., State College

A tremendous addition to the happy Valley food scene! Old world sophistication meets modern elegance in the beautifully renovated Gigi’s. Seasonal chef-prepared menu, plus small plates and extensive drink options. Patio seating is available when weather permits. Friday and Saturday nights, are Martini Nights, plus Raw Bar beginning at 5 p.m.

The Greek 814‑308‑8822; 102 E. Clinton Ave., State College

Founded by John Dimakopoulos, the same man as the original Waffle Shop, The Greek offers the same customer service and delicious cuisine you have come to expect. The Greek’s menu is filled with your favorite authentic and traditional Greek dishes located right behind the Waffle Shop on N. Atherton St.

Green Bowl thegreenbowl.com 814‑238‑0600; 131 W. Beaver Ave., State College

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your meat and other veggies to stir fry on the spot.

Harrison’s Wine Grill harrisonsmenu.com 814‑237‑4422; 1221 E. College Ave., State College

Harrison’s Wine Grill – a modern, chefcentric restaurant, located inside the Hilton Garden Inn, is a casual favorite for local foodies. Local chef/owner Harrison Schailey sources locally and seasonally for this globally‑inspired menu from over 25 local farms and purveyors including popular Otto’s microbrews. Service is outstanding and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Herwig’s Austrian Bistro herwigsaustrianbistro.com 814‑272‑0738; 132 W. College Ave., State College

Everything at Herwig’s is prepared fresh every day. Our bratwurst is made in‑house from local pork and we now bake our own bread. We also offer at least one vegetarian dish daily. Big selection of delicious dessert like Apfelstrudl, Sachertorte, and our famous bacon-based desserts…At Herwig’s you will find a dining experience with fun.

Home Delivery Pizza Pub homedeliverypizza.net 814‑237‑7777; 1820 S. Atherton St., State College

More then just pizza! Full service bar & restaurant, 154 menu items varied enough for all tastes, locally owner and operated ‑ Home made, Home town, Home D!

India Pavilion Exotic Indian Cuisine indiapavilion.net 814‑237‑3400; 222 E. Calder Way, State College

Enjoy an upscale and elegant meal in one of State College’s most unique restaurants. Lunch buffets offered 7 days a week 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a wide variety of vegetarian and non‑vegetarian dishes. Selection changes daily.

Irving’s irvingsstatecollege.com 814‑231‑0604; 110 E. College Ave., State College

Irving’s, where bagels are made by boiling then baking, where delicious sandwiches are made to order, where espresso beans are ground right before brewing, where smoothies start as fresh, whole fruit, where salads are crisp and soups are simmering.

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For a taste of Europe, enjoy gourmet crepes and waffles inspired by French and German cuisine. Both sweet and savory options are available on their budget friendly menu. Locally-produced teas, coffee, vegetarian options, wait service, and outdoor seating are available.

KAARMA Indian Cuisine thekaarma.com 814‑238‑8141; 120 E. Beaver Ave., State College

Indian cuisine is known around the world for its diversity and its distinctive use of spices in creating a wide range of dishes, from mild Kormas and Tikka Masalas to the spicier Vindaloos. Discover these delicious home style meals, from traditional Indian curries, to sumptuous grilling foods, perfect for any occasions.

Kimchi Korean Restaurant kimchistatecollege.com 814‑237‑2096; 1100 N. Atherton St., State College

Kimchi offers traditional and contemporary Korean cuisine, including Korean BBQ, rice dishes, seafood, noodles, soups, stews and vegetarian dishes, All meals are served with six side dishes and hot tea. They also offer a weekday lunch special for $6.99 (11:30 a.m.‑2:30 p.m.).

Kildare’s Irish Pub statecollege.kildaresirishpub.com 814‑272‑0038; 538 E. College Ave., State College

Great Irish-feel bar near the east side of Penn State’s campus.

Legends thepennstaterhotel. psu.edu 814‑863‑5080; 215 Innovation Blvd., State College

This casual pub offers classic dishes for lunch and dinner in a warm atmosphere. Have a beer with friends and catch the game or enjoy a delicious meal with the whole family. Huge sandwiches, salads and appetizers are featured.

Lemongrass Viet‑ namese Café lemongrasspsu.com 814-237-7505; 432 College Ave. State College

This new addition to State College comes courtesy of the owners of local favorite Green Bowl. Lemongrass offers authentic Vietnamese dishes such as Pho, Bun, and Banh Mi.

Luna 2 Woodgrill & Bar luna‑2.com 814‑234‑9009; 2609 E. College Ave., State College

We offer wood-fired pizza and fresh homemade pasta, as well as wood‑Grilled baby back ribs, BBQ ribs, homemade meatloaf, award winning burgers, and fresh seafood.

Mad Mex madmex.com 814‑272‑5656; 240 S. Pugh St., State College

Ni Hao 814-238-8838; 255 Northland Ctr., State College

Ni Hao, located in the Northland Center, offers a variety of buffet style Asianfusion cuisine including a dim sum bar, sushi bar with 30 varieties, and a stir fry bar. The stir fry is made-to-order in their open kitchen using the fresh ingredients and cooking style (wok, grill, or hibachi) or your choice.

Noodles & Co. www.noodles.com 814-235-0703; 244 W. College Ave., State College

A new addition to the Downtown State College area, Noodles & Co. offers something for everyone with American, Asian, and Mediterranean meal options. This “fast-casual” restaurant combines the ordering style of a fast food joint with the delivery and table service of a restaurant


Olde New York oldenewyork.net 814‑237‑1582; 2298 E. College Ave., State College

Mixing old world flavors with American tastes, and serving up everything from steaks and unique sandwiches to traditional favorites like stuffed cabbage, Olde New York is a shining star on the east side of town. Near the mall, yet not too far from “the back way” to Beaver Stadium, the bar and restaurant’s dark wood tables and booths are as inviting as the big selection of high‑end beer.

Otto’s Pub & Brewery

814‑867‑6886; 2105 N. Atherton St., State College

The only brewery in State College, it’s THE place for fresh food and fresh beer. Their American cuisine is made with local ingredients, and the beer is brewed onsite. They get their beef from a local farm, whose cows get to enjoy spent grain of the brewing process! Many menu items, like wings and fondue, feature beers as a centerpiece.

Pho 11 814-231-1367; 146 N Atherton St., State College

Phio 11 offers a delicious selection of Vietnamese dishes to the residents of State College including Pho a traditional dish of broth, noodles, meat, coriander and onions, served with sides of bean sprouts, teas, and popular sauces like sriracha and hoisin.

P.J. Harrigan’s pjharrigans.com 814‑235‑3009; 1450 S. Atherton St., State College

The award‑winning Ramada Conference Center’s onsite restaurant is packed with authentic memorabilia from the sports and entertainment worlds. Take advantage of specials like Happy Hour weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m., free dessert on Wednesdays and 35 cent wings on Fridays. Or stop in for their Express Lunch, available every day from 11 a.m.‑2 p.m. ‑ two hot soups, hot entree, fresh bread and a variety of salads for $6.99!

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Rumors Lounge at The Atherton Hotel athertonhotel.net 814‑231‑2100; 125 S. Atherton St., State College

Rumors Lounge offers appetizers, homemade soups, salads and sandwiches in addition to a full dinner menu. With a variety of specialty cocktails and drinks, Rumors is a favorite spot to enhance formal business meetings at the end of the day or the ideal location to begin a perfect evening or conversation.

Spat’s

814‑238‑7010; 142 E. College Ave., State College

Tarragon Room at The Atherton Hotel athertonhotel.net 814‑231‑2100; 125 S. Atherton St., State College

Tarragon offers breakfast, dinner and room service menus. Well‑known for its creative menus, relaxing and lovely atmosphere and meals that are as delicious as they are beautifully prepared, Tarragon is a great choice for any meal. While Tarragon boasts an elegant atmosphere, guests are encouraged to dress casually and comfortably. Tarragon is State College’s best-kept secret.

The Tavern Restaurant

866‑421‑1290; 485 Benner Pike, State College

thetavern.com 814‑238‑6116; 220 E. College Ave., State College

Rotelli

Relax among the rare and historic Pennsylvania lithographs and memorabilia at The Tavern. Fresh seafood, veal and prime rib are their specialties. Serving dinner from 5 p.m. seven days a week. Dinner at The Tavern… a long‑standing tradition in State College and Penn State since 1948.

814‑238‑8463; 250 E. Calder Way, State College

Pizza, Pasta, Perfect! That’s how customers describe their menu. Rotelli items are freshly prepared, from pizza dough and toppings to pasta, sauces and main dishes.

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The Waffle Shop originalwaffleshop.com 814‑235‑1816; 1610 W. College Ave; 1229 N. Atherton St., State College

A State College tradition, The Waffle Shop is sure to bring back memories.

Webster’s Bookstore Café webstersbookstorecafe.com 814-272-1410; 133 E Beaver Ave., State College

Webster’s new site is twice the size of the past Allen St. location. Now Webster’s boasts an extensive and primarily local and organic menu, a used bookstore with over 10,000 titles, Stax of Trax Record Shop, and community events such as open mics, book readings and yoga.

Ye Olde College Diner

thediner.statecollege.com 814‑238‑5590; 126 W. College Ave., State College

Home of the Grilled Sticky, this is a muststop location to experience State College.

Yummy Cafe 814‑308‑9826; 320 E Calder Way, State College

Zola New World Bistro zolabistro.com 814‑237‑8474; 324 W. College Ave., State College

Zola’s menu changes with the season, promising creative entrees made with the freshest, mostly organic ingredients. There is a casual elegant ambiance, especially on Friday nights when Zola features jazz and oysters...talk about a mood setter! Hot tip, don’t skip dessert, no matter how full you are. Head on over before or after a State Theatre show.

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Ideal Dining at Zola New World Bistro Don’t wait for your next special occasion to enjoy an exceptional dining experience at Zola New World Bistro. Among the best of the best in Happy Valley, Zola is a perfect choice for any day, any night. Here’s why: Lunch. That’s right. Lunch. Why eat drive‑thru or the same old soup, salad or sandwich, when you can refuel with a unique dish that features local ingredients and is professionally prepared ? Truffle Mac and Cheese; unique seasonal salads; the Zola burger, topped with a fried egg—all for just around $11. As always, you’ll enjoy the chic atmosphere and excellent services, so it’s perfect for meeting up with friends or colleagues. The Bar. If the craft‑brewed beer on tap from The Gamble Mill isn’t enough, try the unparalleled wine list, complete with access to a knowledgeable bartender and an on‑site sommelier. The selection gives you plenty of variety; the service guarantees you’ll love

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what you get. The bar at Zola simultaneously offers the coolest and warmest atmosphere of any bar in Happy Valley. From the lighting to the seating, you can get comfortable for drinks before or after dinner, or just for an evening out, whether you’re on a first date, girls’ night out, or unwinding after work. The Menu. Innovative options, locally‑sourced ingredients, and exemplary preparation combine for meals that are delicious and memorable. You might find a ‘favorite’ dish on your first visit, or you may be tempted by seasonal options that change with the availability of local ingredients. Zola has more than earned its reputation as a must‑stop for visitors and a hometown favorite for Happy Valley residents. Downtown. Located in the heart of Happy Valley, Zola is the perfect choice if you’re in town for a show at The State Theatre or Eisenhower Auditorium. Downtown State College is also home to unique shops, including men’s and women’s clothing retailers, shoe stores, jewelers, specialty shops and stores specializing in Penn State merchandise. Even a simple walk through campus is a great way to spend time before or after your meal. Zola fills up quickly on weekends, so call ahead for a dinner reservation a few days in advance… a few weeks or months for special event weekends like graduation, Homecoming, and during football season. Stop in for lunch on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. ‑ 2 p.m. Zola opens for dinner every day at 5:30 p.m.


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Gamble Mill Gains in Popularity, Offers Additional Bar Space to Feature Craft‑Brewed Beers Even more good news is coming out of Bellefonte’s The Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery. Once known for upscale dining, “the Mill” started a steady transformation under the ownership of Dave Fonash and Paul Kendeffy who purchased the historic location in 2008. The pair, who also own State College’s Zola New World Bistro, brought just the right of innovation to the restaurant while maintaining the history and tradition that have made the Gamble Mill a local landmark. With the addition of a Microbrewery in 2010—

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led by Head Brewer and State College native Mike Smith—the restaurant gained popularity as an ‘any night’ dining option. Lured by exceptional craft brewed beer and, in part, a more casual menu offered in the restaurant’s Tavern area, customers no longer need a special occasion to enjoy the Mill’s locally‑sourced, chef‑prepared menu and one‑of‑a‑kind atmosphere. To accommodate its growing customer base and dedicate more space to feature its beer, the Gamble Mill recently completed a renovation to a large portion of its second‑floor dining room. The space now includes a large bar, a seating area, and space for live music—a unique addition to Bellefonte. Like the Tavern, the upstairs bar will offer both the Tavern menu and the dining room menu. Both menus change with seasonal options, which come from local farms and merchants, and offer the Mill’s traditional favorites year‑round. Reservations are recommended, especially with the excitement surrounding the new bar area. The Gamble Mill is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 4 p.m.‑ 9 p.m.


The Inn at Nittany Summit The Inn At Mount Nittany Summit, formerly known as Mount Nittany Inn is an historical part of State College, PA. Around since the 1920s and just eight miles from downtown State College, it is known for its country style comfort food and rustic antique feeling, not to mention the amazing view of the valley. The Inn has gone through several exciting changes throughout the years. The Inn had been closed due to fires, and reopened in 2008. At that time, the owners decided to take the Inn in a new direction. They closed the rooms that they had in there and decided to open a banquet hall in order to accommodate parties, weddings and other local events. More recently, the new management team, Rebecca Larsen and Cody Wolfe redesigned the menu to excite the taste buds, while still keeping the rustic feel of the Inn. Her goal was to put the Inn back on the map. She wanted to keep it simple, give it a fresh look, yet not lose the country feel that people have been enjoying since the beginning. In addition, the Inn recently added a new sous chef, Aaron Swartz. He joined chef Jeremiah McClanahan, who has been with the restaurant since he was fourteen (He had started as a dishwasher, left to

join the military and go to culinary school and then returned as a chef in 2008). According to Rebecca, the dynamic duo have the same style of cooking and bring their love of the outdoors into the refined, rustic dishes that they make. Of course, one has to ask, what goes into the food? Rebecca revealed that they tend to source ingredients locally. Some of their favorite places to visit for food include Tait Farms, Stone Meadow Farms, Hogs Galore as well as several local bakeries. For beer and wine, their go to places include Elk Creek Cafe and several of the local wineries. Rebecca adds that they are always forming new relationships with people in the area by visiting farmer’s markets and other local food places. So what are some of the top dishes that The Inn serves? Rebecca was more than happy to share some of her favorites: »» The crab cakes and anything with crab or seafood »» The steaks »» The new burger menu, which contains steak burgers »» The smoked salmon »» The weekend brunch menu »» Venison medallions »» French pork chops »» Homemade salad dressings If you like the country food being cooked with local ingredients and a place rich with history with a breathtaking view of Happy Valley like no other restaurant, visit the Inn.

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Bellefonte’s Pizza Mia is a NYC‑Born Italian Girl’s Taste of Home By Sammi Turano

As an Italian woman from New York, I live my life with the three Fs: Fashion, Fun and Food. As anyone from the Big Apple can tell you, its pizza is legendary and a tough act to follow when it comes to replicating it. (I am sure Chicago people would agree as well, but I have never been there or tried their pizza, so I can’t comment on that). This is why I was a bit apprehensive when I was told how fabulous the fare at Pizza Mia in Bellefonte was. All I can say after trying it is: paint me red and call me cynical! This has been some of the best pizza I have tasted since I left

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New York five years ago, and something I can’t wait to try again soon. I ordered a 10‑inch pizza‑‑half plain and half with banana peppers and bacon, an Italian sub, a stuffed portabella mushroom and a berry dessert pizza. Let’s start with the pizza. The crust was the right combination of soft, fresh Italian bread (another New York staple that I miss) and just enough crispiness and spice to give it an extra kick. The whole milk cheese used is fresh and melted, making it the perfect marriage for any toppings added to the pizza (all of which are fresh!) It certainly gives the saying “awesome wrapped in bacon” a whole new meaning! The portabella mushroom was covered with mozzarella cheese, garlic and tomatoes. It reminded me of a pizza, but atop a mushroom instead of a crust. The cheese is perfectly melted and the spice ratio is spot on. I especially loved the tomatoes added for an extra bit of flavor. My only complaint is that I wanted more once I’d finished it! Onto the Italian sub. Again, as a New York girl, I am very picky about my sandwiches. Anyone from New York knows that it is the best place to get sandwiches. Well, now I can say that there is some competition for my favorite NYC deli. The meats taste as if they were from a meat market; while the bread tastes as if it came straight from the oven: soft, fluffy and nothing short of fabulous. Add some lettuce, tomato and oils and you have a sandwich fit for a king! I finished my meal with a berry pizza. It is on a sugary crust with fresh berries, comes with a berry sauce on top and vanilla icing on the side. One bite and I was in heaven. There is nothing in this world like a fresh berry pastry...tonight I plan on finishing off my leftovers and adding some ice cream on top for an even better experience. Pizza Mia is an Italian’s dream come true, and nothing short of a taste of home for an Italian from New York. Between the friendly atmosphere, the delicious food and comfortable setting, there is no place in the area I would rather go to relive my childhood days of going out for pizza with my family.


*Some exclusions apply. Dine-in or carry out only. Kids Eat Free applies only to pasta dishes and valid for kids 10 and under.

Some exclusions apply. Dine-In or Carry Out only. Seasoned Citizens are 50 and older. Soup/Salad/Chilli are Dine-In or Carry Out only.

355-3738 106 North Spring St., Bellefonte

www.BellefontePizzaMia.com

Photos courtesy of Ann Stone and Kevin Morgan Fast and Accurate delivery in Bellefonte, Milesburg, Zion, Pleasant Gap, Continental Courts and along the Benner Pike to the Mt. Nittany Medical Center, Continental Courts and Innovation Park.

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What’s New in Local Food By Callie Eardley Happy Valley’s local food scene is thriving and growing—great news for residents and visitors alike! Here are just a few new or newer places, products and vendors to check out. The Greek—while it’s been around for a little more than a year, this authentic Greek restaurant is still on the best kept secret list, especially if you only visit a few times a year. After many years of serving the best American breakfast in Happy Valley, the original Waffle Shop’s founder, John Dimakopoulos, now brings his traditional Greek cuisine to you. You’ll find all your traditional favorites on the menu, plus a few items so authentic they’ll be new to you. Located right behind the Original Waffle Shoppe on North Atherton, The Greek is open from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. As their website says, “When we say authentic, we mean it!” And they aren’t kidding. Ni Hao—For Asian-fusion food in a modern atmosphere, check out Ni Hao Asian Cuisine in Northland Center. The buffet made its debut in January 2013, and boasts a dim sum bar, a sushi bar with over 30 different varieties, and a stir fry bar, where patrons choose their own fresh ingredients as well as the method of preparation (wok, grill or hibachi), which chefs cook on-demand in the open kitchen. The trendy interior features cool blue lighting, sleek mosaic patterns and abstract wall designs. Don Patron Mexican Grill—The popular Don Patron chain will bring a taste of Mexico to State College with their newest location at 1653 N. Atherton St., formerly Cici’s Pizza in the Wal-Mart Plaza. Don Patron will offer specials on food and drinks, including Mexican beer, wine and margaritas, as well as more family-friendly fare. “You won’t be disappointed,” promises Don Patron’s business manager, Adrian Trevino. The location will open in the first quarter of 2013. Jorge Bravo, a representative from the Belle Vernon restaurant, says that Don Patron prides itself on quick service, which will be beneficial for families on the go and and for students grabbing meals between classes. Noodles & Co.—Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and the Downtown State College location of the Noodles chain is just as warm and welcoming. It’s no surprise that Parents magazine ranked Noodles & Co. among the 10 Best Restaurant Chains, because their menu offers something for everyone. Items range from truffle mac-and-cheese, to Pad 28

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Thai and Lo Mein, to traditional soups, salads and sandwiches. The restaurant follows the “fast casual” dining trend: after ordering, waiters bringing your dish to you within a few minutes. Noodles & Co. is located on the west side of College Ave. Duo—Fans of Cajun and Creole cuisine are cheering on Duo, which opened at 129 South Pugh St. site of the former Lulu’s. Crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya, and alligator tail are prepared by a chef with 16 years of experience in New Orleans. Patrons say it’s authentic Louisiana-style cooking at its finest. The upscale restaurant also offers catering. Webster’s Bookstore Café (reopened in new location) –“Eating food away from home shouldn’t be a life-shortening experience,” according to the owners of the newly-reopened Webster’s. Their goal is to “provide good, real food, prepared fresh with local and organic products whenever possible.” The surprisingly extensive menu includes quiches, hummus dishes, cheese melts with Gemelli Bakery bread, and desserts from Sweet Indulgence. Webster’s also offers a full line of organic Fair Trade coffee and espresso drinks and teas. Their new location at 133 E. Beaver is twice the size of the former Allen St. store, and has a used bookstore with over 10,000 titles, Stax of Trax Record Shop, and community events such as open mics, book readings and yoga. Joie de Crepe—For a taste of Europe, visit Joie de Crepe at 428 E. College Ave. The menu includes gourmet crepes and waffles inspired by French and German cuisine, as well as both sweet and savory options with fresh ingredients like pesto, avocado, salmon, goat cheese, fruit, and of course Nutella. Everything on the menu is under $10. This locally-owned restaurant also offers locally-produced teas, coffee, vegetarian options, wait service, and outdoor seating. Aardvark Kafe—The Aardvark Café has accomplished a tremendous feat—satisfying both vegans and meat-lovers alike! Located in the former Original Italian Pizza at 906 W. College Ave., the café serves food from both the OIP menu (pizza, subs and fries) as well as from its own vegan menu,

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with homemade black bean burgers in pocket-style bread, tofu, hummus, and more. Affordable prices in a rustic café atmosphere make the Aardvark a great spot for students, families and professionals on the go. Pho 11—Pho was ranked the 28th most delicious food in the world by CNNGo.com, but how many people in Happy Valley have tried it? You have the perfect opportunity to taste this flavorful Vietnamese dish of broth, noodles, meat, corriander and onions, served with sides of bean sprouts, teas, and popular sauces like sriracha and hoisin. Pho 11 assistant manager Michael Chau says he is working to fill the void in Vietnamese food in the State College area— loyal patrons will tell you he’s succeeding. Pho 11 is located on Atherton St. near the Greyhound Bus station. Trader Joe’s—After its much-anticipated arrival, Trader Joe’s has enjoyed steady traffic at its North Atherton location, including a frenzy of college students hoping to take advantage of its lower prices and organic selection. In a location that has since been nicknamed “Trader Joe’s Plaza” at 243 Patriot Lane, the store features a whimsical State-themed mural, as well as checkout lines with names like “Nittanyville” and “Atherton.” As promised, Trader Joe’s offers great prices on fresh produce, including many organics, and staples like cereal, bread, and snacks. Check out some of their specialty items like

frozen chocolate-covered banana slices and flavored trail and nut mixes. Chrome—Trendy, laid-back atmosphere? Check. Hookah lounge? Check. Hip-hop DJ entertainment? Check. Cocktail bar? Check. Chrome Lounge is a unique presence in State College. Currently serving appetizers such as hummus and pita chips, Chrome will expand its menu within the next few months to include Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Coming Soon! El Jalisco—Fans of comida mexicana will also want to visit El Jalisco, an offshoot of the Pennsylvania chain, Rey Azteca, which also has a popular location in State College, across from the Nittany Mall. According to Rey Azteca manager Mary Foust, El Jalisco (named after a coastal Mexican state, and literally translated as “the shrimp”) will feature authentic dishes similar to those popular on Rey Azteca’s menu, including chicken flautas and sizzling fajitas. El Jalisco will open in the former Otto’s location on North Atherton. Sad to See You Go! This year we said goodbye to Downtown favorite *ndulge Cupcake Boutique. The owners moved their unique bakery to the Philadelphia area. We’ll miss their unique cupcake flavors, like root beer, cream soda and tiramisu.

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The Hublersburg Inn: Come for the Food, Stay for the Charm Walking into the Hublersburg Inn is like coming home after a long day. You might even fall in love with the place before stepping foot inside—the big, old front porch with rockers and the way it sits so close to the road give you an immediate sense of the Inn’s history. Just inside the door, the long, spacious bar and the warm dining room with a large stone fireplace invite you to sit, get comfy and take in the easy, rustic atmosphere. Or venture out onto the patio surrounded by large maple trees and green grass. You’ll feel like you’ve been going there all your life, even if it’s your first visit, and it’s easy to understand why there are so many “regulars”! Drink Up The bar features an impressive array of craft brews on tap, including selections from local breweries like Otto’s & Elk Creek, plus numerous signature

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cocktails and martini’s, including a Peanut Butter Pie Martini fashioned after their famous peanut butter pie dessert! Or try bartender, Darren Provan’s signature Provan Punch – a summertime favorite. The Inn also has a very nice selection of local wines from Seven Mountains Winery and Juniata Valley Winery. To accompany your beverage, sample from the appetizer menu and try the Crab Chips – homemade seasoned potato chips with lump crabmeat, fresh salsa, guacamole, white beans, melted cheddar jack cheeses - you probably won’t ever go back to regular nachos. Their lightly fried calamari is perfectly tender and served with two dipping sauces or try the Spicy Garlic Ranch chicken dip which seems to be a crowd pleaser. It’s a Wing Thing On Wednesday nights it’s obvious by the packed house that it’s Wing Night - The Hublersburg Inn is the reigning Tussey Mountain Wingfest Champion and placed 1st runner up the prior four years. Rootbeer Bourbon BBQ, Sweet & Spicy, Thai BBQ are popular sauces but their Spicy Garlic Ranch wing sauce is the favorite and has found use as a condiment on everything from burgers to fries to cheesesteaks to dips. It might be more popular than ketchup someday! Inn Specialties The full menu offers just enough variety without being overwhelming, so you can always find just the right meal to match your mood. Many of their


ingredients come from local purveyors like Good Essa Cheeses (which is located in Hublersburg!), Ardry’s Potato’s (neighboring Snydertown), Hogs Galore pork products (Philipsburg), Suhey Peppers (State College) are just a few. Owner Andi Heidt Biddle and Chef Scott Witmer, both formerly of the Gamble Mill, enjoy finding great local products and incorporating them into daily features and menu staples alike. Here are some of our favorites: »» The Bourbon Salmon has just the right amount of bourbon glaze and the citrus acidity of the homemade pineapple salsa balances the sweetness of the glaze perfectly. »» The Snydertown Cheesesteak with melted swiss, carmelized onions, and spicy garlic ranch sauce is so tender, so melt-in-your-mouth gooey, so… perfect. You can also get a regular Philly if you’re not that adventuresome. »» Thursday night is burger night—all their ½ pound Certified Angus Beef burgers on the menu are just $4.99 with toppings additional. The “Hubie” Burger is the king with fried onions, fries, provolone, lettuce, tomato and spicy garlic ranch. »» If you like “homestyle” cooking try coming on Sunday when they have their Sunday Dinner Feature – either Turkey Dinner, Ham Dinner or Roast Beef Dinner - changes monthly or Mondays are Chicken and Waffles night which is a hit as well!

»» In addition to many appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and entrees, the Inn has a nice selection of salads – their Legendary Hublersburg Salad created 30 years ago by former owners, a grilled Caesar salad, and a Spinach salad all of which can be served with your choice of protein – crabcake, chicken, ball steak, salmon to name a few options. Don’t Forget Dessert All of the Hublersburg Inn’s desserts are house made by Pastry Girl/Waitress Whitney Emel and change according to season – red velvet cheesecake, coconut cream pie, triple berry crisp are a few you might find. The most popular is their peanut butter pie – just the right creamy texture and peanut butter flavor with an chocolate cookie crust – plan on having some extra forks for this one! A Delicious Adventure Despite its charming country location, The Hublersburg Inn is on route 64 just 6 miles from the Lamar exit of I-80, about 18 miles from both State College and Lock Haven, and very convenient to neighboring Bellefonte. If you haven’t experienced the Hublersburg Inn, or if it’s been a while since your last visit, you’re missing out on a true Happy Valley gem. Call for information or preferred seating: 814-383-2616

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Fresh Eats and Delicious Treats Pizza Shop Owner Adds Caterer to Resume to Satisfy Demand

With all of the scary headlines about additives and preservatives in our food today, the staff at HappyValley.com knows the importance of fresh ingredients and sustainable food. That’s why we like to frequent Pizza Mia in Bellefonte, where owner John Jennings is committed to using the freshest ingredients to win the hearts of pizza lovers from all across the country. He describes his pizza as having a crust thick enough to please a Chicago native, with a taste that appeals to the palate of a New Yorker. Every dish is cooked from scratch using only the freshest ingredients used (including whole milk mozzarella, which every Italian foodie knows is an essential). The use of fresh ingredients doesn’t stop at Pizza Mia. People are so in love with the food there that John is often asked to cater events. Hence, Happy Valley

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Catering was born! With a similar menu to Pizza Mia, the business caters events all over the State College area. Although he is cooking for a much larger crowd than he does with each individual order at Pizza Mia, it doesn’t mean he is cutting corners. He still makes sure the quality of the food (as well as what goes into it) is the very best. He even special orders his ingredients to guarantee that everything he cooks satisfies his clients. For example, at a catered holiday dinner for a local business, he made sure the turkey was Pennsylvania certified and as fresh as possible. He even joked that he hunted it himself. Everyone was amazed to see that a catered meal could be made using the very best ingredients he could find. His adventures don’t stop there. In addition to running Pizza Mia and Happy Valley Catering, John is also in the process of expanding the Pizza Mia franchise. While he did not give away many details (some things have to be a surprise for his fans!), he did tell us that one of his plans is to offer Kids Eat Free Mondays. So the next time you’re in the mood for some delicious food made from the freshest ingredients, look no further than John Jennings to prepare your meal – whether it’s nightly dinner for your family or a special event for your large gathering. For your next big event, call John Jennings at Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia. Your guests will be delighted!


Catering Acme Barbecue & Catering Company acmebarbecue.com 570‑327‑9009; 445 Market St., Williamsport

Talk about great barbecue! This place has some of the best barbecue we have come across in central Pennsylvania. Be sure try their sauces! Chocolate Torte from Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall

Arena Bar & Grill, The thearenabarandgrill.com 814‑237‑8833; 1521 Martin St., State College

Why settle for the same old party? Take your group to Northland Bowl and the Arena Bar & Grill to celebrate with great food and tons of fun for all ages. Packages are built to suit your needs. Cosmic bowling, an arcade and pool tables will keep your group entertained.

The Atherton Hotel/ Tarragon Room/ Rumors Lounge athertonhotel.net 814‑231‑2100; 125 S. Atherton St., State College

Let the experienced meeting and catering professionals at The Atherton Hotel help you plan your next corporate event, party, wedding or reunion to accommodate anywhere from 10 to 500 guests. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, buffets and hors d’oeuvres menus are available. Beautiful rooms of various sizes are available.

The Autoport theautoport.com 814‑237‑7666; 1405 S. Atherton St., State College

Contact the Autoport to plan your custom event where your guests can enjoy delicious food and comfortable lodging. Various menus are available, and the Autoport offers extensive beverage options for wine, beer and cocktails. Warmer months offer cozy outdoor seating on the patio, near the pool and firepit.

Benjamin’s Catering benjaminscatering.com 814‑466‑6865; 124 Chambers Alley, Boalsburg

Their specialty is homemade original recipe cuisine. Be it casual or fine dining, every product is prepared by Executive Chef Mike Benjamin.

Bric A Brac Café & Catering 814‑644‑6568; 400 Penn Street, SS Huntingdon

a success. Call their catering hotline at 814‑237‑9151 and ask for Kerry DuBois.

Café on the Park

Doan’s Bones

cafeonthepark.net 814‑357‑8442; 325 W. High St., Bellefonte

doansbones.com 814‑667‑3670; 3507 McAlevy’s Fort Rd., Petersburg

The Café on the Park offers an extensive catering menu built on their delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties, and also offers hors d’oeuvres, cold displays and desserts. Buffets and boxed lunches are also available.

Barbecue and traditional sides, plus cold trays and wood‑fired pizza make up the catering menu. Custom catering is their specialty at Doan’s Bones!

Champs Sports Grill champssportsgrill.net 814‑238‑7788; 1611 N. Atherton St., State College

Customize a menu that is tailored to your tastes and within your budget at this local favorite. Nine different private and semi‑private rooms can accommodate 400+ people. Champs Sports Grill is also available for exclusive private functions. Patio space also available.

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Elk Creek Café + Aleworks elkcreekcafe.net 814‑349‑8850; 100 W. Main St., Millheim

Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, a bistro brewery + music hall. Elk Creek has the premier Farm-to-Table menu in Central PA. Your place for local + seasonal food, craft-brewed ales, and original music. Featuring chef-prepared, locally-produced, and pastured beef, pork, poultry, + cheese, served alongside a variety of house-brewed ales. Scratch cookin’ + hand-crafted brews, from the heart of Penns Valley!

The Enchanted Kitchen

clemscatering.com 814‑470‑0026; 118 Water St., Spring Mills

theenchantedkitchen.net 814‑441‑8704; 127 S. Pugh St., State College

Clem’s has been a Happy Valley staple for years. And, you won’t find better BBQ offered around town than at Clem’s. Multi‑year winner of State College Magazine’s Best Barbecue Award.

The Enchanted Kitchen offers gourmet, vegetarian, gluten free, whole food and raw cuisines. We specialize in catering, personal chef services and our famous RAW nut and seed based spreads and pates.

Damon’s Grill

Fraser Street Deli

damons.com 814‑237‑6300; 1031 E. College Ave., State College

fraserstreetdeli.com 814‑234‑1918; 109 S. Fraser St., State College

Damon’s caters any sized event, for any occasion. Their professional catering staff has years of experience and menus for any budget. From barbecue ribs to prime rib and more, Damon’s will help plan you event and make is

Proudly serving Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, Fraser Street Deli can bring a sandwich feast to your meeting, party or event.

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makes sure food is presented beautifully, in a manner in which people won’t be able to resist digging in.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering harrisonsmenu.com 814‑237‑4422; 1221 E. College Ave., State College

KAARMA Indian Cuisine thekaarma.com 814‑238‑8141; 120 E. Beaver Ave., State College

Just two minutes from Penn State, this local favorite has swept the “Best Catering” category in State College Magazine’s Best of State College poll every year since 2005. The professional staff at Harrison’s can help create the perfect event: a delivered business lunch, the perfect tailgate, a memorable wedding reception or anything in between. Harrison’s provides options for delivery only, meal pickup, or full menus with setup and professional service.

Indian cuisine is known around the world for its diversity and its distinctive use of spices in creating a wide range of dishes, from mild Kormas and Tikka Masalas to the spicier Vindaloos. Discover these delicious home style meals, from traditional Indian curries, to sumptuous grilling foods, perfect for any occasion.

Herwig’s Austrian Bistro

Two private dining rooms accommodate parties of up to 25 or 50 people, perfect for reunions, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions. Reserve a room and customize a menu to suit your tastes and budget. Kelly’s also offers off‑premise catering, Buffet Style, Tailgate Style, or a Fine Dining Experience. The menu is structured with a large selection to allow you to customize the scope, style and cost of any event. They also can provide accessories such as plates, silverware and food warmers as well as whatever staffing levels you desire. Kelly’s can deliver and set‑up, or you can pick up. They will provide you with personal assistance planning your event to make sure every detail meets your expectation.

herwigsaustrianbistro.com 814‑272‑0738; 132 W. College Ave., State College

Herwig’s caters meetings, weddings and parties of any size. They’ll personally help you decide what is best for your event.

Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall hoagscatering.com 814‑238‑0838; 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College

Owned and operated by the Moerschbacher family for over 50 years, Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall specializes in off‑site catering, party rentals, and on‑site events. Hoag’s offers the best quality food and service that allows its customers to truly be guests at their own party. Hoag’s friendly staff is available to in your catering, banquet, and event planning needs.

Insomnia Cookies insomniacookies.com 814‑231‑2005; 421 E. Beaver Ave., Suite G2, State College

Enjoy these sweet delights at your next meeting, party of event. Milk, frozen treats, and a la modes also available.

Irving’s irvingsstatecollege.com 814‑231‑0604; 110 E. College Ave., State College

Everything is made with the freshest, most flavorful ingredients producing food of unsurpassed flavor including: freshly baked sweet goods made at the Irving’s bakery using real butter, real vanilla and real eggs; delicious sandwiches made with hearty, European style breads and full flavored deli meats and salads; and the freshest and ripest fruits and vegetables, hand cut for each order. Irving’s 34

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Kelly’s Steak & Seafood kellys‑steak.com 814‑466‑6251; 316 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg

Kildare’s Irish Pub statecollege.kildaresirishpub.com 814‑272‑0038; 538 E. College Ave., State College Sun‑Sat 11‑2am

Need a unique event venue that is full of character and offers a guaranteed good time? Look no further, Kildare’s Irish Pub can accommodate events up to 100 people! The staff and management are dedicated to planning and making your special event at Kildare’s a pleasant experience. Discover how easy it is to plan and host your next event at Kildare’s Irish Pub!

Lodge at Tussey Mountain tusseymountain.com 814‑466‑7976; 341 Bear Meadows Rd., Boalsburg

A beautiful facility year‑round, the Lodge at Tussey Mountain will host your wedding, staff retreat, picnic or other special events! They have a fully equipped kitchen, bar and courteous staff who will accommodate you in every way.

Mad Mex madmex.com 814‑272‑5656; 240 S. Pugh St., State College

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick up crowd‑sized quantities of your favorite Mad Mex dishes? Now you can! Each tray is designed to feed ten, and comes with all the plasticware and plates you’ll need. Call ahead to order your Mad Party Tray. For small orders, allow at least two hours. For multiple trays, consider calling the day before.

Memories memoriessportsbar.com 814‑643‑0353; 221 13th St., Huntingdon

Equipped with a 32 foot catering trailer with a built in hickory smoker, Memories Sports Bar is ready to provide your event with their specialty smoked chicken, ribs, pulled pork and bbq pork. They cater all types of events, including Christmas parties, weddings, company picnics, class reunions and more. Memories’ is geared to do it all, big or small.

Nennie’s Cafe 717‑247‑0102; 10 W. Market St., Lewistown M, T, W, S 6:30‑3 p.m., Thu/Fri 6:30‑6 p.m., closed Sunday

Home style cooking ‑ American, breakfast, buffets, burgers, hot dogs.

Nittany Catering nittanycatering.com 814‑355‑1115; 3208 Benner Pike, Ste. 111, Bellefonte

At Nittany Catering, we strive to offer outstanding service, delicious food, and an exceptional experience for your event. Our chef has been cooking for over 35 years. His knowledge and skill allow us to be extremely flexible in the types of dishes we offer. Whether delivering an order to a small office or coordinating an event for several hundred guests, Nittany Catering is looking forward to providing delicous food with unmatched service.

Penn State Hospitality pshs.psu.edu 814‑863‑5014; Nittany Lion Inn & Penn

Stater, University Park, PA 16802 Penn State University offers two full service hotels, each with its own atmosphere and up‑to‑date amenities. Both feature gracious accommodations, exceptional service, a choice of dining experiences, and state‑of‑the‑art facilities for conferences, banquets, and special events.

Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia bellefontepizzamia.com 814‑355‑3738; 106 N. Spring St., Bellefonte

Pizza Mia is offering the same mouth

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watering, in‑house style pizza, wings, subs and salads that has earned their reputation.

Rotelli rotellistatecollege.com 814‑238‑8463; 250 E. Calder Way, State College

From important family events like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations and wedding receptions to private catering, Rotelli’s can do it all. They offer an array of custom event and party options with a specific catering menu with appetizers, gourmet pizzas and pasta, salads and savory soups. If you’re planning a party or a family get‑together, let Rotelli do the work, you have the fun!.

Sustainable Kitchen the‑sustainable‑kitchen.com 814‑395‑2433; 366 Strouse Ave., State College

The Sustainable Kitchen caters to all your party and event needs. With an extensive catering menu, they will deliver a delicious, local and sustainable lunch to your next business meeting or party. Contact the Sustainable Kitchen to hear about their most recent menu.

The Governor’s Pub thegovernorspub.com 814‑353‑1008; 211 W. High St., Bellefonte

Book the Governor’s Pub’s private room for your next meeting, party or special event.

Vincenzo’s Italian Cuisine 570‑327‑1551; 99 Maynard St, Williamsport PA

Their dining room is decorated in traditional Italian landscapes and dark wood to give all of their guests the experience of old‑country Italian dining. We use

only the freshest all‑natural ingredients for their family recipes, which have been handed down multiple generations for your pleasure. Stop in today to try one of their fantastic dinners. And don’t forget, we also have fantastic deals on pizza and wings all day every day, so let it be their pleasure to cater your next party or gathering!

Wegman’s wegmans.com 814‑278‑9000; 345 Colonnade Blvd., State College

Want to relax at your own party? Let Wegman’s do the cooking! Browse through their Entertain catalog to see just how effortless entertaining can be—freshly made party trays, homestyle entrees and sides; dessert selections and so much more. If you need a hand figuring out what to put on your menu or don’t know how much to order, sit down one‑on‑one with a member of their Catering team to customize your menu. Call ahead at least 48 hours in advance to place an order.

Village Eatinghouse 814-548-7380; 105 S. Main Street, Pleasant Gap

Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts available for eat-in or take-out. Also offers a selection of local products and local artwork. Large orders available for events!

Woody’s Bar‑B‑Q woodys.com 814‑641‑7429; 7620 Lake Raystown Shopping Center, Huntingdon

Whether you’re planning a meal for a small office gathering, or a stadium full of hungry people, let Woody’s cater your next party or function. They provide suggested menu items that include two sides, Bar‑B‑Q sauce, Iced Tea or Lemonade, Dinner rolls and paper products. They’ll bring their catering van to your location and cook up the best smelling, best tasting, best every-

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thing to ensure your guests get what they deserve… the best BBQ in town.

Zola New World Bistro zolabistro.com 814‑237‑8474; 324 W. College Avenue, State College

If there is a recipe or a favorite food you want to see on your menu, Zola can make it happen. Working with customers to create a personalized menu, Zola’s offers full‑service event planning ‑ from transportation to the flowers, the food, the rentals, and even the music ‑ they can help minimize your workload. Zola is committed to providing their clients with innovative cuisine made with the freshest ingredients, and an experience heightened by exceptional service. Whether an intimate dinner in your home, company event, tailgating bash, wedding day celebration, or holiday party, Zola offers complete full service catering services tailored to meet your every need. They can cater any size event from two people to 500+ and are happy to supply you with their chefs, servers, bartenders, and professional on‑site event managers. Allow their experienced event planner and professional management arrange every detail on your behalf.

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A Market in Winter: Farmers Markets Move Indoors During Cold Months By Callie Eardly

A Market in Winter Did you know that Pennsylvania hosts more winter farmers markets than any other state besides New York and California (source: National Farmers Market Directory)? Happy Valley is no exception to this rule with its own bustling local food scene, even in the prime of winter season. Don’t let the cold keep you away from fresher, healthier food. James Eisenstein, a former Penn State professor of Poli Sci and Crime, Law & Justice, says, “More and more restaurants are using local ingredients. Almost everything we eat is produced locally, something that was impossible as recently as 10 years ago. But freshness is critical to nutrition and taste, and most local growers also minimize the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Finally, customers know that when they buy at a farmers market, they are strengthening the local economy. It’s an exciting and positive

“[If you don’t go to farmers markets], you’re missing out on a lot of fun and good things to eat.” - Lois development.” After retiring from Penn State in 2005, Eisenstein went on to be an “unpaid field hand” at his son John’s certified organic vegetable farm, Jade Family Farms. In addition to helping his family sell their products at the Boalsburg market, James also contributes his media relations and event planning skills. “Harvesting eggplant sure beats grading Blue Books,” Eisenstein admits. Cold Weather Selection Running a farmers market in this climate does present a bit of a challenge, but Eisenstein assures that there is still “an amazing diversity of products available,” including: »» Bread »» Milk (traditional cow’s plus goat’s milk) »» Cheese and yogurt »» Pasture-raised meats »» Wild Alaskan salmon products (from Wild for Salmon in Bloomsburg), 36

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Jade Family Farms greenhouse in mid February

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Apples and cider Fresh pasta Honey Preserved canned foods Wool products Locally-made wine

A surprising variety of vegetables are also available in November and December, including Asian greens, salad mix, kale, kohlrabi, and spinach. Cabbage, potatoes, and root vegetables (radish and carrots) can be found into January and longer. Come for the food, Stay for the Community Indoor markets also provide a warmer, more social atmosphere than a trip to the grocery store, often providing space for vendors and customers to connect and get to know each other. “It is easy to know customers, especially those who shop frequently,” says Lois Stringer, secretary of the Bellefonte Farmers Market Association. “The newbies and visitors add some extra spice to the mix. Some customers become friends. Some vendors have been at the market over 20 years, and others new each year. Each brings something unique.” The indoor market in Bellefonte at Trinity United Methodist Church on Spring Street offered coffee and other warm beverages, encouraging customers to linger. The customer-vendor relationship also motivates vendors to serve their highest-quality products. “When you buy from someone you know and see face-to-face, a relationship is established that builds trust and mutual regard. Producers realize that their reputation is the foundation of their success,” says Eisenstein. Winter Market Locations State College: Fridays 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. until May, Municipal Building lobby at 243 S. Allen St. Boalsburg: Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. until mid-May, Boalsburg Fire Hall at 113 E. Pine St. Bellefonte: Winter market concluded with Bellefonte’s Victorian Christmas, but should return this November.


Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge: Not Your Typical Fine‑Dining Experience Happy Valley’s newest fine dining option, Gigi’s Res‑ taurant & Wine Lounge, is not just a restaurant; it is a destination. It is where old world sophistication meets modern elegance. Where classic American cuisine meets contemporary fare. Located in the former Prospector’s building on Cato Avenue, General Manager Kyle Emmett and his staff have completely transformed a BBQ joint to a unique fine dining atmosphere that has something for anyone looking for a great spot to enjoy some even better food. The dining room boasts a classic American style, while the contemporary Ultra Lounge features a bar and raised mezzanine seating areas that are perfect for private parties and happy hours. Diners can also enjoy meals on the patio area in warmer months, overlooking

a fire‑water fountain. “Must Have” Eats and More. While the atmosphere is enough to draw anyone in, you’ve got to come to Gigi’s for its real star: the food. Several menu items have been featured and named “must haves” by writers and critics in the area, including Lobster Mac n’ Cheese (also a best seller among patrons!), Filet Carpaccio, and Scallops (Gigi’s offers both a trio of scallops prepared three ways, and a scallop entree over mushroom risotto). And you’ve got to try the newest menu addition: Crispy Pork Belly, which is locally sourced through Hog’s Galore and smoked in‑house by Executive Chef Jeremy Naugle. The Inspiration. Each team member behind Gigi’s brings great skill and experience. Executive Chef Jeremy Naugle knows the area and the benefits of local sourcing well. Another chef has worked for award‑winning restaurants in New Orleans, and another brings experience in southern California cuisine. Through this blend of backgrounds, Gigi’s creates truly unique flavors and experiences for its guests. The Best Time to Sample. The food and service is great at any time of the day, but Gigi’s 3‑4‑5 happy hour is a great chance to experience the atmosphere and unique tastes while keeping a few dollars in your wallet. Happy hour runs 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. daily and features $3 select 23 oz. drafts or Filet Tenderloins, $4 Absolut cocktails or House Made Meatball Trio, and $5 glasses of wine or Flatbread Pizzas. For More Information visit gigisdining.com or call 814‑861‑3463.

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The Overlooked Side of B&Bs The “Breakfast” at a Bed & Breakfast is a Tantalizing Treat for Your Taste Buds

Bed and breakfasts are often a welcome change‑of‑pace option in lodging, compared to the been‑there, done‑that of mainstream hotels. Often, B&Bs are chosen for the unique and quaint ambience they provide. The atmosphere and personality behind any B&B is a supplement to part of the namesake, those delicious breakfasts. Not everyone considers the breakfast part of their B&B stay when deciding on their accommodations. But once you try the morning meal, you’ll find the B&B experience is a tantalizing treat for your taste buds, too. Imagine it: Eggs Benedict served on the Royal Worcester, Evesham china with a homemade hollandaise that makes your mouth water just by its smell. The perfectly‑blended sauce has a perfect balance of lemon

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Eggs Benedict at The Queen Victorian B&B

and mustard (sometimes Herlocher’s), topped with a sprig of cilantro from the garden. The vegetables and herbs used are often straight out of the back garden at The Queen, A Victorian Bed & Breakfast, where Nancy Noll is the wonderfully disarming hostess and owner.


When you walk into The Queen, A Victorian B&B, it is a step back in time to the Victorian days. Stereoscopes, a player piano and a phonograph will take you to another time. The Victorian charm abounds, and Nancy can lead you through the history of the Bed and Breakfast then give you a tour of Bellefonte. From the seven Governors tour, the architecture tour to the Black History of Bellefonte tour, her knowledge of the area is extensive. Coming down in the morning to a beautiful table set with fine china for breakfast is a great start to a day of luxurious lodging. At The Queen, there are different sets for every season of the year. The bountiful spread that Nancy provides is inviting and delicious, with fresh strawberry and banana compote served in red glassware as just one of the treats guests may wake up to find. Weather permitting, breakfast is served on the patio by the waterfall and perennial gardens. One guest said on the last day of her visit, “I keep hoping that tomorrow when I wake up, Nancy will somehow be at my home serving me breakfast on fine china.” Nancy goes above and beyond to make guests feel pampered and ready to start their day. At the Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast, located in Pine Grove Mills, you’ll be welcomed by Mae McQuade with a warm smile. The home, beautifully decorated with paintings done by Mae’s own children, makes you feel like you’re living in a fairy tale. The foyer wall is covered in an elaborate, detailed painting of many gorgeous birds. The swan room is fit for a princess and her prince charming. The large dining room is filled with china sets for creating a fairy tale setting, or sitting back with friends to enjoy the country view. Breakfast at The Chatelaine may be served to you on the Orange Spode Fleur de Lis china with Orange Japanese Chargers, which is simply lovely even before it has the morning’s delightful meal on it. The elegant silver tea and coffee service will be waiting for you, as will your strawberries with cracked pepper and balsamic. Then Mae will bring out the croissant French toast farci with orange sauce and sausages, or

Outside dining at The Queen Victorian B&B

blue flower omelets and Amish bacon when the chives are in bloom. There may even be some gluten‑free chocolate toppers served with your coffee. Mae prides herself in being able to cater to any food allergies or dietary preferences her guests may have. The corned beef hash with poached eggs and hollandaise, tiny tomatoes, gluten free bagels with cream cheese and lox works deliciously for those trying to avoid gluten. Mae might even take you, by way of her fantastic culinary skills, to her southwestern homeland and serve huevos rancheros with sopapillas and honey. Whatever she brings from her kitchen, you can be sure you will start your day with a very happy palate and stomach. Other Bed and Breakfasts in the area offer morning meals as fitting accompaniments to delightful accommodations. The Bed and Breakfast at The Rock Gar‑ den in Boalsburg serves a hearty American breakfast that you can enjoy on the wraparound porch with a view of Mt. Nittany or in the stunning perennial gardens in the warmer months. The Hublersburg Inn will provide you with a full hot breakfast in the dining room, or on the patio or porch with a gorgeous view of the surrounding Amish farmlands. There is also the breathtaking Mountain Hideaway Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the heart of Black Moshannon forest, that will take you away from it all. You can unwind to the surrounding sounds – wind whispering, birds singing and water falling – while you enjoy your breakfast on the deck overlooking tree‑cloaked hills as far as the eye can see.

Dining Room at The Chatelaine

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Atherton Hotel/ Tarragon Restaurant athertonhotel.net 814‑231‑2100; 125 S. Atherton St., State College

Enjoy a lovely breakfast in an elegant setting at Tarragon Restaurant at The Atherton Hotel. Tarragon’s breakfast menu offers a variety of classic and specialty breakfast choices cooked to order daily. State College’s best kept secret.

Breakfast & Brunch American Ale House www.americanalehouse.net 814-237-9701; 821 Cricklewood Dr., State College

The owners and Chef Austin Aranguiz are devoted to serving excellent food in comfortable surroundings. With a commitment to true hospitality, Chef Gus offers our ever-changing menu celebrating and inspired by the best of each season. The American Ale House is laid back in the village of Toftrees, less than two minutes from Beaver Stadium.

The Corner Room cornerroom.com 814‑237‑3051; 100 W. College Ave., State College

‘The traditional meeting place since 1926,” The Corner Room is a favorite spot for friends and family to enjoy traditional breakfast favorites.

The Autoport theautoport.com 814‑237‑7666; 1405 S. Atherton St., State College

Carnegie Inn & Spa carnegiehouse.com 814‑234‑2424; 100 Cricklewood Dr., State College

An elegant setting for a delicious breakfast, served daily.

Diamond Deli 814‑353‑3354; 103 North Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Breakfast & lunch only

The Diningroom at The Nittany Lion inn 814-865-8500; 200 W. Park Ave., Penn State

A sizable menu and a commitment to using locally grown, organic produce make the Autoport a great breakfast location for meeting friends and colleagues, or treating your family.

The Diningroom at the Nittany Lion Inn has been a Penn State tradition since 1931. The popular Sunday brunch features waffles, omelets and carved meats, and is a favorite for football weekends and holiday meals, like Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day.

Café on the Park

Eat n’Park

cafeonthepark.net 814‑357‑8442; 325 W. High St., Bellefonte

eatnpark.com 814‑231‑8558: 1617 N. Atherton St., State College

Whether you’re indulging in a cozy pot of tea, a cup of their locally roasted coffee, Penn State ice cream, or their homestyle breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoy dining in the comfort of their indoor cafe. Out

Serving breakfast all day, and offering the weekend Breakfast & Fruit Buffet, this regional favorite will put a smile on your face. The buffet features locally sourced produce seasonally. Kids will love a free Smiley cookie with their meal.

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Sunday Brunch Made-to-order omelets, waffles, and carved meats Seafood Spectacular Fresh seafood selection every Friday Lunch Daily specials, soups, and desserts

www.thediningroom.psu.edu

814-865-8590 • 200 West Park Avenue, State College PA

America’s Bounty Buffet New, delicious entrees every Friday and Saturday night Sunday Brunch Complete your weekend with award-winning variety and service Breakfast Buffet Start each workday off deliciously

www.thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu 814-863-5090 • 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College PA

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Panera Bread panerabread.com 814‑867‑8883; 148 S. Allen St., State College

Downtown State College eatery and coffee shop that offers wireless internet.

Café Lemont sites.google.com/site/therealcafelemont 814‑321‑4337; PO Box 302, 921 Pike Street, Suite #103, Lemont T‑S 8‑6, Sunday 10‑6, Closed Monday

Café Lemont aims to be an eclectic, community oriented, socially and environmentally conscious coffee‑house with a large tea selection, serving breakfast items and traditional coffee pairings.

Callao Café and Market callaocafeandmarket.com 814‑237‑2494; 434 W. Aaron Drive, State College

Extraordinary coffee and espresso drinks, quick lunches and delicious desserts (home of the Soon‑To‑Be Nearly‑Famous Breakfast Cookie and Soon‑To‑Be‑Nearly‑Famous Breakfast Bar!). Fresh, energizing smoothies, and great Grab‑and‑Go sandwiches and salads!

The Gardens (at the Penn Stater) thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu 814‑863‑5000; 215 Innovation Blvd., State College

The Sunday Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne and features freshly prepared omelets, Belgium waffles, and a large menu that changes weekly. Reservations are recommended.

Irving’s irvingsstatecollege.com 814‑231‑0604; 110 E. College Ave., State College

Irving’s, where bagels are made by boiling then baking, where delicious sandwiches are made to order, where espresso beans are ground right before brewing, where smoothies start as fresh, whole fruit, where salads are crisp and soups are simmering.

Joie De Crepe www.joiedecrepe.com 814-753-1777; 428 E. College Ave., State College

For a taste of Europe, enjoy gourmet crepes and waffles inspired by French and German cuisine. Both sweet and savory options are available on their budget friendly menu. Locally-produced teas, coffee, vegetarian options, wait service, and outdoor seating are available.

The Waffle Shop originalwaffleshop.com 814‑235‑1816; 1610 W. College Ave; 1229 N. Atherton St., State College

Voted by the State College Magazine in 2002 as the “Best Breakfast/Lunch/ Brunch in the area.

The Waffle Shop (Downtown State College Location)

814‑237‑9741; 364 E. College Ave., State College

Wegman’s wegmans.com 814‑278‑9000; 345 Colonnade Blvd State College

cookie flavors include Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raison, Sugar, Snickerdoodle and more. Insomnia Cookies also offers brownies with toppings such as Mint Chocolate, White Chocolate Chip, and Snickers. The requisite pint of cold milk is available with any order. While primarily catering to college kids, Insomnia Cookies also has a catering menu for businesses, parties and other events. Insomnia Cookies…baked right, late night!

Gemelli Bakers facebook.com/gemellibakers 814‑234‑8946; 129 S. Pugh St., State College

Gemelli Bakers specializes in artisan bread, baked fresh daily. They feature an assortment of sweets, including tarts, pies, cakes, cookies, and more. Their products are housemade using natural ingredients and traditional methods.

Great locally made foods along with a full supermarket.

Sweet Tooth Bakery

whistlestopcentrehall.com 814‑364‑2544; 104 East Wilson Street, Centre Hall

Located at the intersection of Miller Alley and Calder Way near the Fraser Street Parking Deck. They have a wide variety of cookies, pastries, and chocolates. Many items can be prepared with your photos or artwork, or other custom decorations are available. They can also deliver your order locally.

Whistle Stop Restaurant

Enjoy a Sunday menu of homestyle comfort foods favorites, like hot open‑faced sandwiches, stuffed chicken, and homemade soups.

sweettoothbakery.com 814‑238‑8835; 120 Miller Alley, State College

Gaffron’s Sunrise Bakery

Bakeries Irving’s irvingsstatecollege.com 814‑231‑0604; 110 E. College Ave., State College

Irving’s, where bagels are made by boiling then baking, where delicious sandwiches are made to order, where espresso beans are ground right before brewing, where smoothies start as fresh, whole fruit, where salads are crisp and soups are simmering.

Panera Bread panerabread.com 814‑867‑8883; 148 S. Allen St., State College

Downtown State College eatery and coffee shop that offers wireless internet.

Insomnia Cookies insomniacookies.com 814‑231‑2005; 421 E Beaver Ave., Suite G2, State College

Insomnia Cookies was born out of the dislike of heavy meals late at night, love of food delivery, and the realization that by the time you get hungry at night, nothing is open. Insomnia Cookies delivers throughout the night, until 3 a.m. Some

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gaffronsbakery.com 814‑364‑2650; 3404 Brush Valley Rd., Centre Hall

This family owned bakery offers a variety of breads, English Muffins, pies, cakes and treats as well as soups and take‑out dinner entrees. Everything is prepared from “scratch” from quality ingredients. Once each week they email customers on their e‑mail list the items they will be producing that week. They encourage advance orders but welcome folks to appear and select from what they have.

Breweries Elk Creek Café + Aleworks elkcreekcafe.net 814‑349‑8850; 100 W. Main St., Millheim

Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, a bistro brewery + music hall. Elk Creek has the premier Farm-to-Table menu in Central PA. Your place for local + seasonal food, craft-brewed ales, and original music. Featuring chef-prepared, locally-produced, and pastured beef, pork, poultry, + cheese, served alongside a variety of house-brewed ales. Scratch cookin’ + hand-crafted brews, from the heart of Penns Valley! Local Food Guide

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The Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery gamblemill.com 814‑355‑7764; 160 Dunlap St., Bellefonte

A true piece of Americana, dine and enjoy their in-house craft beers in a historic Mill. Experience bold American flavors by exploring their casual pub menu of fine dining options. 6-7 of their craft beers are on tap.

Otto’s Pub & Brewery ottospubandbrewery.com 814‑867‑6886; 2105 N. Atherton St., State College

The only brewery in State College, it’s THE place for fresh food and fresh beer. Their American cuisine is made with local ingredients, and the beer is brewed onsite. They get their beef from a local farm, whose cows get to enjoy spent grain of the brewing process! Many menu items, like wings and fondue, feature beers as a centerpiece.

Wineries Brookmere Winery brookmerewine.com 5369 SR 665, Belleville

Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn is located in a 19th century stone and wood bank barn in the beautiful Kishacoquillas Valley in the heart of central Pennsylvania’s “Seven Mountains.” The entire wine making process takes place on the premises. Visit and taste the wines made from premium Pennsylvania fruit. You may stroll through the vineyards, bring a picnic and enjoy a bottle of chilled Brookmere Wine. They offer a variety of quality wines which are affordable for everyday enjoyment.

Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery www.thehappyvalleywinery.com 814-308-8756; 576 S. Foxpointe Dr. State College

At Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery, we strive to provide quality wines by beginning with sustainable agricultural practices in the vineyard as well as using energy efficient products to make our wine. We grow premium grapes that produce wines with distinctive varietal character. Although we focus on dry whites and dry reds, our list of twenty wines has something that will please every palate.

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Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery mtnittanywinery 814‑466‑6373; 300 Houser Rd., Centre Hall

A Penn State tradition for over 20 years, Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery is just 6 miles east of State College. Visit this beautiful mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and enjoy free tasting of their award‑winning wines. Popular favorites are Nittany Mountain White, Tailgate Red, and Lion Country Blush. Tours by appointment. Full event calendar ‑ check website for details. Great option for a leisurely afternoon outing.

Shade Mountain Vineyards shademountainwinery.com 570‑837‑3644; 16140 Route 104, Middleburg

While sitting outside on their expansive decks, you’ll marvel at the spectacular views of the vineyards and fields nestled in the foothills of Shade Mountain. Most importantly, they cordially invite you to sample their wonderful variety of over 30 different wines! Their 19th‑century barn houses winemaking and hosts free daily tastings of their full line of wines.

Sand Castle Winery

Oak Spring Winery

sandcastlewinery.com 215‑343‑4528; 711 Easton Road, Warrington

oakspringwinery.com/index.htm 814‑946‑3799; 2401 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona

Choose wine from Sand Castle Winery and the freshest selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the United States.

When you want to know where your wine comes from and how it is made – look no further than Oak Spring Winery! You’ll enjoy award winning wines made fresh and bottled on their vineyard. Unique wines are made every day to diversify and delight your palette. Your satisfaction is their top priority!

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars sevenmountainswinecellars.com 814-364-1000; 107 Mountain Springs Lane

Join us for our fourth year surrounded by the beauty of Pennsylvania’s Seven Mountains region. Located one mile off of US Route 322 between Lewistown and State College. Spend time at the tasting bar or join friends on the spacious outdoor patio for a glass of our award winning wines. Enjoy our wines by the summer firelight on Campfire Fridays or visit for a winery tour and tasting.

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The Winery at Wilcox wineryatwilcox.net 814‑929‑5598; 1867 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox

The Winery at Wilcox is just a short drive to some of the most picturesque scenery in North Central Pennsylvania. Close to the Allegheny National Forest, and the East Branch Dam, the setting is perfect for a small family winery. Whether it is dry or sweet, red or white, fruit or grape, fun or serious that tickles your fancy, they have something for you at The Winery at Wilcox, Your Winery in Pennsylvania. Join them and enjoy their ample list of national and international award winning wines in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere.


“Home D” is Always a Favorite Whether you’re looking for a place to take a date, feed your family or watch your favorite game, Home Delivery Pizza Pub, with locations in State College and Bellefonte, has something for everyone—and plenty of it! The Scene: Each Home D location boasts vastly different dining options, offering both a sit‑down dining room for a family‑style meal or a quiet conversation with a date or friend, and a sports‑bar atmosphere with tables, barstools and booths to grab a bite and a pint to cheer on your favorite team or dine with a group of friends. The Bellefonte location also features a large outdoor patio (with State College to follow suit in time for warmer weather this summer). The Food: Not only is there a huge menu, but the ingredients are always fresh. Home D prides itself in using Meyer’s Dairy creams and sausages from a local propriety. In addition, all breads, pizza dough, sauces, soups and desserts are house made (as are many other dishes!). The menu boasts everything from the staples of pizzas, cheese steaks and subs; to classic Italian dishes of house‑made, hand‑filled ravioli, specialty pastas and veal, chicken and seafood entrees. There are also

plenty of surprises on the menu, like the house‑crafted tater tots, Pittsburgh‑style sandwiches and made‑to‑order soups. The bar stocks a large selection of domestic, micro‑brew and imported bottles, and always has a selection of 10+ beers on tap. Home D also offers wine by the bottle or glass, and an impressive spirits list (with more than 40 flavored vodkas!). What To Try: Favorite dishes include the ravioli, meatballs (both handmade) and cheesesteaks (try the Philly and the Rocco). Calzones and strombolis keep people coming back. The Specials: Happy hour is held 5‑7 p.m. M‑F; nightly any size, any topping pizza for only $9.99 after 9 p.m. Monday is Wing Night,$.50 wings from 5 p.m.‑ close; Tuesday is Giant Slice Day, with one topping for only $1.75; Wednesday and Thursday is Sicilian slice day, cheese or pepperoni Sicilian‑style pizza for $1.75. Daily draft specials, too! What’s New: Coming summer 2013: State College is adding a new kitchen, a larger dining room, bar and outdoor seating. Bellefonte is adding a microbrew pub! Impress your date, feed your family or enjoy your favorite sports teams. Home D is the place! LOCATIONS: 1820 S. Atherton St., State College; 814‑237‑7777 1796 Zion Rd., Bellefonte; 814‑357‑8399

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Allegro Restaurant allegro‑restaurant.com 814‑942‑4183; 3926 Broad Ave., Altoona

Late Night Dining American Ale House www.americanalehouse.net 814-237-9701; 821 Cricklewood Dr., State College

The owners and Chef Austin Aranguiz are devoted to serving excellent food in comfortable surroundings. With a commitment to true hospitality, Chef Gus offers our ever-changing menu celebrating and inspired by the best of each season. The American Ale House is laid back in the village of Toftrees, less than two minutes from Beaver Stadium.

Aldo’s Italian Restaurant aldositalian.com 814942‑6191; 621 N 4th Ave, Altoona Mon 4‑9 p.m., Tues‑Fri 11 a.m.‑10 p.m., Sat 3‑11 p.m.

For the past 20+ years, Rosa Castrechini, owner of Aldo’s Italian Restaurant, has been creating Italian dishes and American favorites. Homemade old world cooking at an affordable price.

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Allegro Restaurant proudly offers authentic Italian cuisine, lovingly created from Grandfather’s time‑honored, Old World recipes. Homemade pastas, sauces, soups and so much more, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. Served in a gracious atmosphere that invites you to relax and savor the good times. Make Allegro your destination for a truly memorable dining experience.

Allen Street Grill allenstreetgrill.com 814‑231‑4745; 100 W. College Avenue, State College

In the heart of downtown State College, Pennsylvania, they offer traditional and contemporary American cuisine, late night specials and banquet facilities for weddings and events. With an incredible view of the gates to Penn State and its famous Mall, their porch is the place to dine in downtown State College.

Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge

Bill Pickles hotelstatecollege.com/pickles 814‑272‑1172; 106 S. Allen St, State College

A casual bar with an open feel and good drinks downtown on Allen Street just by campus.

Duffy’s Tavern duffystavern.com 814‑466‑6241; 113 E. Main Street, Boalsburg

Dining at Duffy’s gives you a taste of the past. The intimate dining room offers a


Red Horse Tavern Red Horse prepares high quality, fresh ingredients and presents its customers with only food that they would serve their own family. They will charge reasonable, competitive prices so it’s affordable for you and your family. They provide healthy choices that taste great and friendly and courteous service in a warm, casual and clean smoke‑free atmosphere that will entice you back again and again.

located in a 19th century stone and wood bank barn in the beautiful Kishacoquillas Valley in the heart of central Pennsylvania’s “Seven Mountains.” The entire wine making process takes place on the premises. Come visit and taste the wines made from premium Pennsylvania fruit. You may stroll through the vineyards, bring a picnic and enjoy a bottle of chilled Brookmere Wine. They offer a variety of quality wines which are affordable for everyday enjoyment.

Tavern Restaurant

Delectable Delights by Heather

814‑359‑2082; 104 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap

full fine dining menu, while the tavern is an authentic 19th century pub where it’s easy to envision a rowdy crowd gathered around the bar. They are also equipped with banquet and meeting rooms.

Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge 814-861-3463; 2080 Cato Ave., State College

A tremendous addition to the happy Valley food scene! Old world sophistication meets modern elegance in the beautifully renovated Gigi’s. Seasonal chef-prepared menu, plus small plates and extensive drink options. Patio seating is available when weather permits. Friday and Saturday nights, are Martini Nights, plus Raw Bar beginning at 5 p.m.

Gingerbread Man gmanstatecollege.com 814‑237‑0361; 130 Heister St., State College

Named to Playboy’s Top 100 College Bars, offering the best pub grub menu in town, awesome daily features and Happy Hour; the Gingerbread Man has been THE food and nightlife staple in State College and PSU among students, alumni and families for 27 years.

Home Delivery Pizza homedeliverypizza.net 814‑237‑7777; 1820 S. Atherton Street, State College

thetavern.com 814‑238‑6116; 220 E. College Ave., State College

Relax among the rare and historic Pennsylvania lithographs and memorabilia at The Tavern. Fresh seafood, veal and prime rib are their specialties. Serving dinner from 5 p.m. seven days a week. Dinner at The Tavern... a long‑standing tradition in State College and Penn State since 1948.

Zola New World Bistro zolabistro.com 814‑237‑8474; 324 W. College Ave., State College

Zola’s menu changes with the season, promising creative entrees made with the freshest, mostly organic ingredients. The ambiance is classy but not stuffy, especially Friday nights, perfect for date‑night, when Zola features jazz and oysters’ talk about a mood setter. Hot tip, don’t skip dessert, no matter how full you are. Head on over before or after a State Theatre show.

delectabledelightsbyheather.com 814‑364‑2995; 332 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall

Heather Luse offers cakes and cookies from simple recipes, tried and true, enhanced by creative decorating. Champs Wing Sauce champssportsgrill.net 814‑238‑7788; 1611 N. Atherton St., State College

For several years running, Champs has been voted the best wings in State College. Now they make their famous Stanley’s Wonder Wing Sauce in a bottle for everyone to enjoy.

Cooke Tavern Soups

cooketavernsoups.com 814‑422-7687; 4158 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills

Cooke Tavern Soups offers an easy, tasty alternative to fast food. They test and perfect all their soups in‑house, offering only the best for you and your family. They sell all natural gourmet dry soup mix. Online ordering available.

More than just pizza! Full service bar & restaurant, 154 menu items varied enough for all tastes, locally owner and operated ‑ Homemade, Hometown, Home D!

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Elk Creek Café + Aleworks

The Inn at Nittany Summit

Berkey Creamery at Penn State

elkcreekcafe.net 814‑349‑8850; 100 W. Main St., Millheim

mtnittanyinn.com 814‑364‑9363; 559 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall

creamery.psu.edu 814‑865‑7535; 119 Food Science Bldg, University Park

Celebrate your next special occasion with us! Dine in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the best view in Centre County! We offer Certified Angus beef, seafood, house made soups and desserts. Full bar, wine list and outdoor seating available.

Most visitors to the Berkey Creamery at Penn State know only of its famous ice cream, sherbet, and cheeses sold at the store or over the Internet, but what they don’t know is that it is the largest university creamery in the nation.

Olde New York

Bonfatto’s Wing Sauce

oldenewyork.net 814‑237‑1582; 2298 E. College Ave., State College

Mixing old world flavors with American tastes, and serving up everything from steaks and unique sandwiches to traditional favorites like stuffed cabbage, Olde New York is a shining star on the east side of town. Near the mall, yet not too far from “the back way” to Beaver Stadium, the bar and restaurant’s dark wood tables and booths are as inviting as the big selection of high‑end beer.

bonfattos.com 814‑574‑4339; 205 Park Place, Bellefonte

These sauces are locally made by their friends at Bonfatto’s in Bellefonte, PA. They are made by combining fruit, peppers and special spices to create new savory possibilities for wings, marinades, barbeque and more.

Brookmere Winery brookmerewine.com 717‑935‑5380; 5369 SR 665, Belleville

Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn is

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Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, a bistro brewery + music hall. Elk Creek has the premier Farm-to-Table menu in Central PA. Your place for local + seasonal food, craft-brewed ales, and original music. Featuring chef-prepared, locally-produced, and pastured beef, pork, poultry, + cheese, served alongside a variety of house-brewed ales. Scratch cookin’ + hand-crafted brews, from the heart of Penns Valley!

Fasta & Ravioli Company fasta‑co.com 814‑238‑1133; 129 S. Fraser St., State College

Fasta & Ravioli Company is a producer of fresh artisan handcrafted pasta. All products are made locally and sold in their shoppe located in downtown State College. Tucked away in an alley off the Fraser Street Parking Garage is a little bit of Italy in the making. A second location is in Pleasant Gap! Local Food Guide

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Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery www.thehappyvalleywinery.com 814-308-8756; 576 S. Foxpointe Dr. State College

Flour Box Bakery flourboxbakery.com 111 Meadow Lane, Bellefonte

Hand‑iced sugar cookies that make people smile. As delicious as they are beautiful, Flour Box cookies are perfect for special events or for making any day feel special. The Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery gamblemill.com 814‑355‑7764; 160 Dunlap St.,

A true piece of Americana, dine and enjoy their in-house craft beers in a historic Mill. Experience bold American flavors by exploring their casual pub menu of fine dining options. Six to seven of their craft beers are on tap.

Goot Essa Available at local markets

These award winning Amish cheeses are made from the milk that comes from the John Esh dairy farm. Goot Essa cheeses are made by Amish dairyman and cheese-

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At Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery, we strive to provide quality wines by beginning with sustainable agricultural practices in the vineyard as well as using energy efficient products to make our wine. We grow premium grapes that produce wines with distinctive varietal character. Although we focus on dry whites and dry reds, our list of twenty wines has something that will please every palate.

restaurant on‑premises in the Moshannon Valley Business Park.

Lost Hollow Honey Available at local markets

These local folks have been gathering the sweet nectar from local hives for as long as we can remember. The Lost Hollow Clover Honey is a light and mild, made from spring pollinated flowers.

Macneal Maple Syrup buylocalpa.org/source/view/macneal‑or‑ chards‑and‑sugarbush 814‑349‑4406; 7104 Brush Valley Rd., Rebersburg Available at local markets

Hogs Galore

The Macneal brothers have been growing great apples and making Macneal’s Maple Syrup for as long as we can remember. Their beautiful farm and sugarbush is located on Rt. 192 in Livonia and is about 25 miles from State College.

hogsgalore.com 814‑342‑7060

Meyer Dairy

Herlocher’s Mustards herlocherfoods.com

Herlocher’s is a State College staple and provides excellent mustard and salsa.

Locally‑owned pork producer Hogs Galore offers hickory smoked ham and bacon, a variety of sausages and bologna, smoked pork chops, hot dogs and other products from their retail location in Philipsburg and at other local stores. They also supply local restaurants, and operate their own

814‑237‑1849; 2390 S. Atherton St., State College

One of the best kept secrets in State College. Fresh milk, excellent ice cream and an old world feel on South Atherton.


Shade Mountain Vineyards shademountainwinery.com 570‑837‑3644; 16140 Route 104, Middleburg

Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery mtnittanywinery 814‑466‑6373; 300 Houser Rd., Centre Hall

A Penn State tradition for over 20 years, Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery is just six miles east of State College. Visit this beautiful mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and enjoy a free tasting of their award‑winning wines. Popular favorites are Nittany Mountain White, Tailgate Red, and Lion Country Blush. Tours by appointment. Full event calendar available online. Great option for a leisurely afternoon outing.

Oak Spring Winery oakspringwinery.com 814‑946‑3799; 2401 East Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona

When you want to know where your wine comes from and how it is made – look no further than Oak Spring Winery! You’ll enjoy award winning wines made fresh and bottled on their vineyard. Unique wines are made every day to diversify and delight your palette. Your satisfaction is their top priority!

Otto’s Pub & Brewery ottospubandbrewery.com 814‑867‑6886; 2105 N. Atherton St., State College

The only brewery in State College, it’s THE place for fresh food and fresh beer. Their American cuisine is made with local ingredients, and the beer is brewed onsite. They get their beef from a local farm, whose cows get to enjoy spent grain of the brewing process! Many menu items, like wings and fondue, feature beers as a centerpiece.

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars sevenmountainswinecellars.com 814-364-1000; 107 Mountain Springs Lane

Join us for our fourth year surrounded by the beauty of Pennsylvania’s Seven Mountains region. Located one mile off of US Route 322 between Lewistown and State College. Spend time at the tasting bar or join friends on the spacious outdoor patio for a glass of our award winning wines. Enjoy our wines by the summer firelight on Campfire Fridays or visit for a winery tour and tasting.

While sitting outside on their expansive decks, you’ll marvel at the spectacular views of the vineyards and fields nestled in the foothills of Shade Mountain. Most importantly, they cordially invite you to sample their wonderful variety of over 30 different wines! Their 19th‑century barn houses winemaking and hosts free daily tastings of their full line of wines.

Suhey Peppers Available at local markets

The Suhey name is synonymous with Penn State football. The Suhey Pepper tradition began back in the late 1979’s with Ginger “Gram” Suhey’s special pepper recipe. Since that time, her pickled peppers have become a local legend. Suhey Peppers are great with cheese and crackers, on sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.

Two Sisters Mexican Cooking Sauces Available at local markets

Made by two sisters, these beautiful, authentic Mexican cooking sauces will bring an incredible flavor to your kitchen.

Vale Wood Farms Milk valewoodfarms.com 814‑886‑7171; 517 Vale Wood Rd., Loretto

At Vale Wood Farms, they manage quality at every step‑ from moo to you. The cows on their local family farm produce the milk that they process into a full line of quality dairy products. Local milk delivery available.

Way Fruit Farm wayfruitfarm.com 814‑692‑5211; Route 550, Port Matilda

Tait Farm Foods

Way Fruit Farm has been a Happy Valley agricultural tradition for more than 50 years. They are known for their apples, peaches, sweet corn, strawberries and more.

taitfarmfoods.com 814‑466‑2386; 179 Tait Rd., Centre Hall

The Winery at Wilcox

All of Tait Farm Foods products are handmade in small batches using only natural ingredients. Their Harvest Shop & Greenhouse celebrate the beauty, simplicity and abundance of each season. In the shop we feature “gifts from the land,” including local foods, works of 50 artisans, and inspirations for the kitchen, home and garden. The greenhouse is the place for the cottage and kitchen gardener, offering a great selection of plants throughout the growing seasons. They pride ourselves on being the place to come for living locally, seasonally and always in good taste.

Sand Castle Winery sandcastlewinery.com 215‑343‑4528; 711 Easton Rd., Warrington

Choose wine from Sand Castle Winery and the freshest selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the United States.

The Piper’s Peck piperspeck.com 814‑355‑0215; 1667 Valley View Rd., Bellefonte By Appointment

wineryatwilcox.net 814‑929‑5598; 1867 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox

The Winery at Wilcox is just a short drive to some of the most picturesque scenery in North Central Pennsylvania. Close to the Allegheny National Forest, and the East Branch Dam, the setting is perfect for a small family winery. Whether it is dry or sweet, red or white, fruit or grape, fun or serious that tickles your fancy, they have something for you at The Winery at Wilcox, Your Winery in Pennsylvania. Join them and enjoy their ample list of national and international award winning wines in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

Ye Olde College Diner Sticky Buns thediner.statecollege.com 814‑238‑5590; 126 W. College Ave., State College

Nothing says Penn Made at The Diner on College Avenue, or as some long time alumns know it “Ye Olde College Diner,” these are terrific for breakfast or topped with ice cream for dessert. Diner stickies are the perfect gift for any Penn State alum or State College native.

The Piper’s Peck is a sustainable, local producer specializing in hot pepper products. They grow their own produce which is used in making several varieties of salsa and hot pepper jelly. Their products can be found at local farmers’ markets, local festivals, online, and by appointment at their farm. Open year round.

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2013 Happy Valley Food Guide  

Definitive guide to local food, CSAs, farmers markets and restaurants in Happy Valley

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