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From the Editor Last year I had the pleasure of serving as editor of this wonderful guide to local foods and dining options. When I re-read my editor’s letter I couldn’t help smiling as it brought to mind the many local food experiences I’ve had living in Happy Valley since 2002. I know it’s partly to do with the weather—every year around this time I start getting pretty antsy for spring, for the warmer weather, yes, and for the greenery, but also because the melting snow and warmer days mean my favorite time of year is getting closer: outdoor farmers market season. Just talking and writing and reading about all the incredible local growers, vendors and restaurants in Happy Valley I feel the anticipation of my family’s Saturday morning routine from May through November: two farmers markets (we like Bellefonte and North Atherton) and few stops at local farms (Harner, for sure, and Bee Tree Berry Farm), every Saturday, then heading home with a carload of our favorite local goodies. It’s tradition for us, and based on how many familiar faces I see each week and also around town at our favorite restaurants, I think it’s safe to say it’s becoming tradition for many. Happy Valley has a long history of local food traditions, and it’s fun being here firsthand to watch how it’s evolving. With this guide, we honor the legacies, like Creamery cones, Ye Olde stickies, the Original Waffle Shop, and The Deli—and we celebrate the innovators, like Zola New World Bistro, Otto’s Pub & Brewery, Kelly’s Steak & Seafood, and Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering; and we eagerly anticipate more from the emerging players on the local food scene, like Gamble Mill’s local food and craft-brew pairings, Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery, Over the Moon Farms, and all their fellow farmers marketeers—and many, many more in each of these categories. Keep reading to learn about them. Enjoy the 2014 issue of the Food Guide—hope to see you around some Saturday.

Index of Partners Arena Bar and Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Carnegie House Inn & Spa. . . . . . . . . . 25 Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar . . . . . . . . . 37 Dante’s Restaurants and Nightlife. . . . . 27 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge. . . . . 13 Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery. . . . . . 9 Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering. . . . . 7 Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall. . . 39 Hublersburg Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Kelly’s Steak & Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery. . . . 20 Northland Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Greg Woodman Publisher Otto’s Pub and Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Our Fair Lady Bed and Breakfast. . . . . . 9 Over the Moon Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Palmer Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Penn State Hospitality (Nittany Lion Inn/Penn Stater) . . . . . 43 Penn State Infusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pizza Mia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 PJ Harrigan’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Port Matilda Hotel & Tavern. . . . . . . . . 35 Rotelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Seven Mountains Wine Cellar. . . . . . . . . 4 Shaner Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt . . . 24 The View at Mountain View . . . . . . . . . . 6 Tussey Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Zola New World Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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In the Valley of Beer & Wine

Take a Tour of the Area’s Wineries and Breweries By Jodie Dello Stritto In December I turned 40. When my husband asked me how I wanted to celebrate, I didn’t take too long to think about it—friends, a limo, local food and drinks. I’m not really the limo type, but with 18 friends sampling wine and beer from one end of the valley to the other, well, a designated driver was in order—safety first! Within the past 5 years, Happy Valley has become a hub for lovers of local wine and craft‑brewed beer. Sharing it with friends seemed like the perfect way to celebrate 40 years. Unfortunately, snowstorm Electra paid a visit to Central PA in honor of my birthday and our plans are on hold ‘til after the thaw. I’m sharing our itinerary here so you can enjoy all the local goodness at Happy Valley’s wineries and breweries. First stop: Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery Just beyond the cute little neighborhood of Foxpointe, nestled into

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It’s hard work. That’s me, left, enjoying Seven Mountains Wine Cellars with my BFF Jenny. an open space that offers a view the mountains on either side, is the vineyard and the quaint little building that houses the tasting bar and event space. I’ve had the chance to meet Elwin Stewart who owns the winery with his wife Barbara Christ. I swear that listening to his passion for growing the grapes and making each variety of wine makes each one taste even better. Read more on page 9. Next stop: Otto’s Pub & Brewery Being well‑fed is critical to a good day of wine and beer drinking. Otto’s is the obvious choice for afternoon snacking. Since it’s also a


dinner time favorite of our family, I was pretty excited to splurge on Mount Nittany Pale Ale and appetizers, something we don’t normally do before dinner. When my make‑up birthday celebration rolls around I’ll be enjoying wings, a pretzel with Otto’s famous hot‑sweet mustard, and maybe even a little something off the dessert menu. Next stop: Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery The original local vineyard & winery, Mt. Nittany has a beautiful location between Boalsburg and Centre Hall along the southern slopes of its namesake, and enjoys a great following for varieties like smooth, semi‑sweet Tailgate Red. Knowledgeable and friendly proprietors Joe and Betty Carroll will welcome you like family and make sure you find a favorite of your own. Next stop: Seven Mountains Wine Cellars The wine is divine. But the appeal of Seven Mountains goes much deeper. Scott and Mary Ann Bubb started the venture after Scott lost his long‑time job. Mary Ann convinced him to turn his passion of winemaking into a business, and the rest is history. They built their gorgeous lodge themselves, with a little help from friends, and every year they take home a long list of awards from various wine competitions. I have so many favorites. I know you will, too. Next stop: Elk Creek Café and Aleworks Birthday dinner, period. Elk Creek is my top choice (admittedly my other local favorites come in a close second) and it’s a tad out of the way, so we don’t get there often. I love the food, I love the beer. Elk Creek is one of the places where you can get a great salad in the winter, thanks to local suppliers and an amazing house‑made vinaigrette. Add a Brookie Brown Ale and some sort of locally‑sourced meat and potatoes dish, and happy birthday to me. Last stop: Gamble Mill Tavern & Restaurant OK, so Elk Creek might be my top choice, but Gamble Mill is my second dining room. We’re Bellefonte residents and the “new” Tavern at the Mill is the best thing to happen to Bellefonte since I don’t even know when. Weeknights, weekends, music or no music, we love the food, we love the house‑brewed, locally named beer (make mine a J Rose Pale Ale), we love the atmosphere. They welcome our kids for family dinner and it’s an ideal place for dinner and drinks with friends. I wouldn’t culminate turning 40 anyplace else. Believe it or not, this list doesn’t even cover all the local wineries and breweries in Happy Valley or the nearby vicinity. Here’s a list of a few more for your own wine and brew tour planning: One of my favorite Bellefonte Farmer’s Market vendors is Bee Kind Winery based in Clearfield. They also sell at the Boalsburg Market on Tuesdays. The Bone Dry Red is my personal favorite, but they have a great selection and friendly staff. Just “over the mountain” in Big Valley is Brookmere Winery. Elwin from Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery highly recommends I check it out. Because that’s just the kind of wine community we have in Happy Valley! In addition to the winery, Brookmere operates a B&B. For more locally‑made beer, check out Happy Valley Brewing Company in Lemont, the newest player in local beer from the Ale House/ Champs team. The restaurant and brewery also feature a wide menu and cool décor. Long‑time local favorite Home Delivery Pizza recently added a brewery to its Bellefonte location. Both the State College and Bellefonte locations carry the beer under the name Robin Hood Brewing. Local Food Guide

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Local Food Requires Local Farms

Support for Centre County Farmland Trust Helps Ensure Growing Room for Local Food Movement By Jodie Dello Stritto Residents of Centre County have a great appreciation for the exceptional flavor and freshness of local foods, along with the fact that buying food that’s been produced locally has less negative impact on our environment. Centre County is fortunate to have a strong and growing local food community. Farmers markets across the county enjoy great attendance from May through November. Several markets continue to operate year round, most notably the Boalsburg market which now

Centre County Farmland Trust Mission

To preserve Centre County’s valuable agricultural land in partnership with landowners who wish to preserve their land through the donation of perpetual conservation easements. Purpose

Preservation ‑ we work with willing landowners to facilitate the donation of, and processes required to establish a perpetual conservation easement on important agricultural lands in Centre County. Fundraising ‑ we work to support the mission of CCFT through the development of a viable and sustainable portfolio of funding streams including, but not limited to fees, grants, contributions, events, endowments and planned giving structures. Education ‑ we seek to inform the general public, potential land donors, and potential contributors, partner organizations and policy makers of the value and benefits of, and the options for, preserving agricultural land in Centre County. Membership ‑ we seek to recruit and expand CCFT membership and provide the highest quality membership services and information possible. Partnerships ‑ we seek to enhance and leverage a broad network of organizations, public agencies, local officials and state and federal policy makers consistent with CCFT’s mission and goals. 6

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meets indoors in the social room at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Church Street in Boalsburg. To keep these trends going, we have to protect Centre County’s long history of strong agricultural heritage. Sadly, with each passing week, somewhere in our county valuable farmland is lost to development. Once farmland is lost, it is lost forever. Few, if any, paved lots are ever returned to their natural, fertile state. The non‑profit Centre County Farmland Trust exists to preserve farmland by seeking donated conservation easements from land owners who want to keep their land open, fertile and agriculturally productive in perpetuity.

“Few, if any, paved lots are ever returned to their natural, fertile state.” In the past 10 years the Trust has preserved 10 farms totaling more than 1000 acres… with more in progress right now… and more landowners are waiting for their turn to donate an easement. It costs approximately $5,000 to preserve an average farm, which covers the legal work, surveying, documentation, photographs, and inspections required to fulfill this critical process. Here’s how you can help keep this movement going to save Centre County farmland: become an active member of Centre County Farmland Trust by making a membership gift, or getting involved as a volunteer. Learn more at centrecountyfarmlandtrust.org.


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. Six ever‑changing homemade soups are always available, as well as a dessert menu, wine list with wines by the glass, a full service bar, and local microbrews on tap.

Catering Harrison’s Catering has been voted “Best Caterer” for nine straight years (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 in addition to special occasion events like upscale cocktail receptions, alumni events, weddings and more. Harrison’s affiliation with Nittany Co‑op (FPA) has resulted in daily catering for local fraternities.

Open Daily from 11am‑9pm Reservations Welcomed 814‑237‑4422 www.HarrisonsMenu.com

“Food and atmosphere has just the right casual/sophisticated vibe. Appealing menu with creative interpretations of fresh local foods, wonderful execution, accommodating and well‑trained staff; I loved the dining experience ‑ delicious, upscale, and fun all at the same time. The room is light‑filled and airy, and has a small attractive bar on one side. Comfy and spacious booth or table seating. And the food! Fresh, local, subtle, glorious. Love love love this place.”

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Rotelli

An Italian Dining Favorite By Chad Lear Looking for a bite in State College but can’t quite decide where to calm those hunger pains? We’ve all been there before, and luckily for us, Rotelli is always around to answer the call. Located at 250 E. Calder Way, Rotelli State College is THE place in town for mouth‑watering Italian fare. After opening its doors in July 2006, it has taken home the title for best Italian restaurant in State College the last six years running! With unforgettable appetizers like bruchetta, antipasto and crab cakes and main courses ranging from gourmet pasta and pizza to salads, seafood and veal, Rotelli understands the importance of a homemade meal and executes it to perfection. Pairing that meal with a drink or two is also part of the fantastic dining experience awaiting you at Rotelli. Browse their extensive beer, liquor and wine list while taking in the big games on any of the seven huge HDTVs downstairs or the relaxed and quiet dining room upstairs! Stop by when old man winter has gone away for the year and pull up a seat outside to be a part of the hustle and bustle of Happy Valley. Owners Mike Hughes and Dave Krauth will have you feeing right at home from the second you step in the door. Or, if you’re looking to take that a little further, stay put and they’ll bring the best Italian around right to your front door.

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You want your next special event to be talked about for years to come, so let Rotelli Ca‑ tering help make you look like a hero. They’ll be able to handle any size group up to around 200 in house and won’t even hit you with a delivery charge if you need them to come to you. Order your next business lunch from Rotelli and you won’t regret it. Delivered right to your office hot and fresh, Rotelli food will be sure to impress you and your clients. Whatever the occasion, Rotelli has something for everyone. “We are so happy to be included in so many special events for our customers. From rehearsal and team dinners to family gatherings, business lunches and more, we couldn’t be happier to be a part of the State College community,” says Krauth. With a constantly changing specials menu chock full of local ingredients you are sure to find something you love. And if happy hour is something you wish would last just a little bit longer, enjoy a different drink special every night of the week! Now take care of those taste buds and head out for a wonderful meal and an even better experience at Rotelli State College. Pizza. Pasta. Perfect.


Discover Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery for True Local Experience Sometimes life’s greatest treasures are hidden in plain sight. This is especially true in Happy Valley, where the fields stretch out between the mountains and you’ll find the area’s finest gems just a few steps off the beaten path. Growing local

Discover Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery’s 9‑plus acres just a few miles off of West College Avenue, home to award‑winning estate grown and bottled wines that embody our area’s local food movement. Elwin Stewart and Barbara Christ established the vineyard in 1999 and have perfected their vines with the help of assistant

vineyard manager Bob Dreibelbis. In 2010, the winery followed. After a successful season selling at the North Atherton Farmers Market in 2012, Elwin and Barbara opened their retail sales building which enjoys plenty of foot traffic and also hosts many private 55‑person events for local individuals, businesses and non‑profits. Assistant Winemaker Cody Edling has played a major role in the successful transition from market sales to adding the retail element. Elwin adds that they enjoyed another successful season at the North Atherton Market in 2013 and plan to continue vending in 2014. Picked for perfection

The winery features around 23 wines at any given time, including popular semi‑sweet red blend “Appalachia Red,” a dry red variety called “Three Sisters” named for Barbara and her two sisters, and “Dry Cayuga,” a dry white with a distinctive grape finish. Elwin explains that they harvest each grape when sugar and flavor are optimal for the wine they are producing. Plus, the time from picking to processing is mere hours, allowing each wine to retain the character of the fruit. An added bonus to the locally grown and bottled model is the winery’s sustainable agricultural practices and energy efficient products, which leave a minimal carbon footprint. March is Wine Trail Month

March is an ideal time to introduce yourself to this local treasure during Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail Month. Every weekend in March features entertainment, food and wine at all 13 wineries along the trail. The best way to learn about events at Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery is to visit their website at www.thehappyvalleywinery.com and to follow their Facebook page. You’ll also find details about which varieties are available and hosting your next event at the winery. Local Food Guide

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Kelly’s Steak and Seafood Blends Pacific Northwest Tastes with Local Goodness Kelly’s Steak and Seafood offers some of the highest‑quality, best tasting food in the Happy Valley area, all with a Pacific Northwest flair. Their philosophy is simple: A wonderful, family friendly dining experience with quality food at a great value. They’ve been true to that since opening in 2004. At Kelly’s they take their quality of food and freshness seriously. Really seriously. Executive Chef Sean Kelly and Chef Tien Kelly make sure the menu stays as fresh as the food they serve. Different times of the year bring different weather and different weather demands different foods. Food should be different in the heat of summer than it is in the dead of winter. They know this at Kelly’s Steak and Seafood. That’s why they rotate their menu seasonally and ensure you never get bored, no matter how often you come in. They only serve fresh seafood. The difference is in the taste. How fresh are we talkin’? Their ahi tuna gets flown in from Hawaii. If you know anything about salmon you know Pacific Salmon is the best. At Kelly’s they serve Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, not only is it the most succulent salmon on the seas, it’s also good for you. There’s also the Alaskan Sea Scallops cooked just right and served with rice and fresh, local veggies. Be sure to try the delicious aged mid‑west beef, brought in fresh. It’s 28 day dry‑aged Nebraska beef. All steaks are served with Kelly’s steak butter. You can also enjoy the high-quality Japanese Kobe steak. If you’re not in the mood for beef, check out the Berkshire pork. It’s delicious. Almost all of the desserts at Kelly’s are made in‑house. Whether you’re in the mood for Pecan Pie, Warm Molten Lava Cake, “The Bull,” or just the ice cream or sorbet of the day, there’s something sweet for you at Kelly’s. Quality is what Kelly’s does best. They also keep it local. You can be sure that the vegetables you’re eating are locally sourced. So is the coffee you drink with the home‑made dessert. If that’s not enough, their bacon and pork products are local, too. They get “the other white meat” from the local company Hogs Galore. Hogs Galore raise and process the pork locally, so you know you’re eating meat right from the area. Oh yeah, and the menu is huge. There are different options throughout the day and different specials all the time. Lunch time offers delectable burgers like the Kelly Burger or the Kobe Burger. Kelly’s Steak and Seafood is located right outside State College in Boalsburg. You can’t miss it if you travel down Boal Avenue ‑ they have a twelve foot tall steer standing atop the building. It’s a Happy Valley landmark located at the former Boalsburg Steak House. Don’t take our word for how good Kelly’s food is. They have been voted “The Best Steak Restaurant” in the Centre Region every year from 2005 to 2012. They’ve also been named “The Best Seafood 10

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Restaurant” and “The Best Hamburger.” Wine lovers will like to hear that Wine Spectator Magazine awarded Kelly’s with their Award of Excellence from 2007‑2012. However, there’s much more to Kelly’s than the excellent food. While you enjoy all the excellent cuisine, Kelly’s has five TV’s, including an 81‑inch projection display. It’s the perfect place to cheer for the Nittany Lions while they’re away, watch the Super Bowl, or track your teams in March Madness. If you like to combine memorable sports action with incredible food and drinks, then Kelly’s is your place. Kelly’s is a great option to host parties and events, both personal and professional. Kelly’s has two private dining rooms and can seat 50 people in one, 25 in the other. Be sure to come in during the warmer seasons to sit outside or at the Tiki Bar. Their outdoor deck is covered so chilly evenings or summer rains won’t stop you from enjoying their great food and seasonal drinks in the great outdoors. In the warmer weather, feel free to reserve the outdoor deck and patio for your events, as they can host as many as 75 people. If that’s not enough, they also offer complimentary Wi‑Fi throughout the whole facility, including the outdoor deck. Stop in to hear local acoustic artists

Happy Hour is from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with daily specials from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kelly’s serves a full range of microbrews, draft beers, cocktails and wine by the glass or bottle along with a unique bar menu. If you’re still reading, I don’t know what you’re waiting for! Hop in the car and drive over to Kelly’s Steak and Seafood, a great place for a great value. It’s perfect for almost any occasion! Head over and try out the fresh and local food prepared just right.

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood 316 Boal Ave., Boalsburg, PA 16827 814‑466‑6251 • kellys‑steak.com Reservations recommended, but not required.


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Changing the Way We Eat

Local Food Brings Healthy Eating Home By Cara Aungst In 1992, as the world got used to calling the USSR “Russia” again and Penn State played its last season before joining the Big Ten, I sat in the back of a pick‑up truck shucking corn. We bought it from an Amish farm just a few miles from our house – all 80 dozen – and were spending the day shucking it, “creaming it” and putting it in the freezer. The weather is hot when corn is harvested, and I can still smell the sticky sweet smell of corn kernels flecked up and down my arms and hear yellow jackets buzzing around my head. I was kid; normalcy was everybody else. Normalcy was Pepsi and red licorice and frozen vegetables carved into perfect squares. The food we ate had names: Eli’s chickens, Dad’s deer, Lomie’s corn. Pesticide‑free. Heirloom. Organic. Local. Whole wheat. It was not normal. I craved what I could get at my Nana’s – iceberg lettuce and mashed potatoes without skins and Betty Crocker mixes. It was more simple than that, of course: the chubby homeschooled girl wanted to believe that normal was something you could buy on sale. And

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Favorite summer activities for this crew include kayaking on the Juniata. Least favorite is still weeding the garden. It must be an inherited phobia. then, slowly, the way our country viewed food started to change. The nation as a whole started using words like organic, fresh, local. It started to recognize that the way food was altered and modified was causing health problems and allergies. It started to realize that fresh foods simply tasted better than those that had been flash‑frozen and chunked into waxed paper and put in freezer cases. It was a shift that was echoed in me. I went to college in Chicago, dutifully sustained by ramen, Lucky Charms and takeout. I moved back to Pennsylvania, slowly eating better, craving the taste of good,


real food and seeing this place we live for the beautiful thing it is. I mean, look at it: look at the farm land you pass as you drive on 322. The secret map you cannot see from the road are the hundreds of connections of grass‑fed beef farmers, pesticide‑free chicken farmers, vegetable and fruit growers. Some have been raising food this way for generations and some had the awakening that I did: just as pesticides and genetically modifying food to make long truck rides to your grocery store makes your veggies taste sodden and flavorless, buying local, organic foods is delicious, good for your body and good for our community. Lyn Garling from Over the Moon Farm in Rebersburg puts it this way: “The act of buying local food, besides providing you with the best, healthiest food on the planet, is assuring the survival of small farms and a thriving farm economy in your own neighborhood. Your food dollar is going almost 100% to support the local farm economy. It’s this simple: your vote with your dollar helps us all to keep a viable local economy!” It is a good change in our minds, bodies and tastebuds, and it is taking the country by storm. The USDA reports, “Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grow the produce.” The number of farmers’ markets have jumped from 1,755 in 1993 to 8,144 in 2013 (2013 saw a 3.6 jump from 2012!). According to the latest agriculture census (2007), direct to consumer food sales increased threefold from 1992 ‑ 2007 from $404 million to $1.2 billion. This is twice as fast as total agri-

cultural sales in general (105% vs. 48%). In our own area, the concept of buying our food from the hands who grew it is not something new. Farms like Tait Farm, Harner Farm, Way Fruit Farm and Meyer’s Dairy have been providing local foods for us for generations. But with newer farmers’ markets and CSAs emerging, it is easier than ever to find quality produce and meats at prices that make sense even in our hobbled economy. Tim Ackerman just went on inactive status as a Marine and moved from North Carolina to Big Valley while he finishes a degree at Penn State. He and his wife Chelsea couldn’t believe the availability of fresh locally grown produce. “My aunt told me not to plant a garden,” Tim said. “I didn’t understand why until I saw all the Amish selling tomatoes for literally a few dollars a bushel.” Even in the winter months, they are buying inexpensive local chicken, eggs and potatoes for much less than in grocery stores, just a few unplowed fields away from their rental house. “It’s a great place to live.” For the past three summers, I’ve bought corn from an Amish woman named Fannie. She and her mom pick the corn, and cut it off the cob and bag it for me. While it would be worth every penny simply because it is locally grown, is financially sustaining an Amish widow and the best corn you’ll taste anywhere, I have different reasons – yellow jacket reasons – for outsourcing the job of freezing corn. And the little homeschooled girl who used to crave Pepsi and licorice gets kind of a kick out of that. Cara Aungst lives in Belleville with a husband who eats every crazy thing she cooks, five children who like to kayak, and a hibernating turtle. She is a coordinator of her area’s homeschool co‑op and is on the hunt for the perfect new donut recipe for Fasnacht Day.

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Dining for a Cause

Benefit Dinners Support Local Non Profits

Meals on Wheels delivers food to qualified, homebound individuals every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 10:45 am and 12:15 pm. Each client receives one hot meal and a bag supper meal on a delivery day. Meals on Wheels delivers more than food—they bring smiling faces and friendly conversation to homebound individuals who otherwise might have few visitors.

By Jodie Dello Stritto Chefs on Stage

Annual benefit dinners help local non-profits raise funds and bring the community together for fun, fellowship and good food. Two of these dinners benefits local non-profits who work hard to make sure others in our area are well-fed: State College Area Meals on Wheels and the State College Food Bank. A Meal that Matters

Benefits State College Meals on Wheels May 15, 2014 Nittany Lion Inn www.scmow.org The award-winning State College Area Meals on Wheels program has served more than a million meals since it was founded in 1971. A staff of three and an army of volunteers prepare, package, and deliver the food to clients throughout the State College School District.

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Benefits State College Food Bank September 29, 2014 Mountainview Country Club www.scfoodbank.org The State College Food Bank has been providing services to clients since October 1982 - originally as a temporary solution to a temporary need. As the need continued, so did the Food Bank. More than over 2,200 people receive food annually. For almost a decade the State College Food Bank has struggled to meet the challenges of operating out of multiple locations in the region. Additionally, the size and layout of these spaces made both the receiving and handling of foods, and delivery to clients, extremely difficult. With the recent purchase of a building located at 1321 South Atherton Street in State College Borough, the Food Bank moves on to a new chapter in helping the hungry in our region.


Pizza Mia Offers Fresh Ideas, Fresh Ingredients “Hey, Try this!” Every time I walk through the door at Pizza Mia, one of the friendly staff will say those fantastic words practically as a greeting. That’s because they’re always innovating. They’re trying new flavors, fresh locally sourced ingredients and even ways to bring healthy dining to a realm most would not equate with a name that includes the word “Pizza.” Take for example a few of their most recent menu additions. My personal favorite is the under 500 calorie 10” Spring Pizza. Take a bite out of the thin, light and flaky crust and crunch into fresh veggies and just enough cheese for robust full flavor. Now that’s amore! Nothing’s hotter than spinach these days and Pizza Mia has the best Spinach Pizza we’ve tried. Another must try item is the brand new California Veggie Pizza with wildly popular fresh baby spinach, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, black olives, roasted garlic, feta, mozzarella and their top-secret sauce. Looking for something a bit different? Maybe consider the Chicken Bacon Pizza. Succulent chicken, locally sourced bacon, all on a famous Pizza Mia pie make this one a must try. For those who want the best pizza between New York and Chicago try Pizza Mia’s hot, wonderful margherita pepperoni or plain pizza - you will not be disappointed. It’s one thing to have one of the

managers tell you about the fresh dough that never compromises on quality, the sauce made from fresh ripened tomatoes or the simply perfect cheese and toppings, but to take that first bite is a mouth watering bliss most rarely enjoy. Simply fresh! Hungry for a salad? Then Pizza Mia has you covered there as well. Consistently voted one of the finest salads outside of New York City, your choices are seemingly endless. How about a Buffalo Chicken Salad with a spicy buffalo sauce unrivaled by even Buffalo. Or enjoy a Steak Salad, Chef Salad, Greek Salad or so many more. All salads are made to order and use the same fresh area Hilltop Farms ingredients used in pizzas and sandwiches. Fresh pizza, sandwiches and menu ideas make this place special, but their commitment to community support is equally impressive. This is their 10th Anniversary year and over those 10 years, Mel and the crew have donated more than 10,000 pizzas to various charitable organizations including the Red Cross and “Herbie’s Home Town Loop,” a community run/walk/and bike ride in memory of Jeremy Michael Herbstritt. They are also always at the ready to place a flyer on delivery boxes to help their neighbors. In fact, making their community a better place through smiles and support distinguishes Pizza Mia. Take a stop by the next time you’re in Bellefonte or make a delivery or takeout order. Pizza Mia opens their doors daily at 9 a.m. and has a full breakfast menu available all day to complement their fresh full lunch and dinner menu. When you stop in, make sure to try one of their latest menu items. Fresh ideas and fresh ingredients are what make Pizza Mia, Pizza Mia. 814‑355‑3738; 106 N. Spring St., Bellefonte; BellefontePizzaMia.com

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Live Music Brings New Flavor to Gamble Mill Restaurant & Tavern From the parking lot across Dunlap Street, just a few steps from Lamb’s Crossing over Spring Creek, Saturday night at the Gamble Mill looks the same as you might remember: the old stone foundation, the beautiful orange brick, and the distinct warm glow at the windows. But, as you get closer, you get your first hint that things have changed. Seeping out just a little through those beautiful windows is music. It might jazz, it might be bluegrass. It might be local—Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, the Poe Valley Troubadours—or it might be a national touring act making a stop in the otherwise sleepy little Victorian town. Unique yet laidback menu

No matter the genre, no matter the act, Music at the Mill is the best thing going in Bellefonte, and the Gamble Mill is the top spot for dining and drinking any night of the week. If you still consider the Gamble Mill an upscale treat for special occasions, you’re missing out. While the menu maintains its unique elements like house‑made sauces and unexpected treats (escargot, brussel sprouts gratin), it’s both affordable and easygoing. Grab a beer and a burger of a Tuesday night, or try everyone’s current rave‑about dish: pork belly “croquet madam” featuring local pork belly and a fried egg on brioche with mornay sauce. It’s “breakfast for dinner” French‑style, priced at only $10 and pairs beautifully with your favorite house‑brewed beer.

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From May through November, the Gamble Mill parking lot plays host to the Bellefonte Growers‑Only Farmers Market, and the menu is true to this local‑food partnership. The menu is sourced from a who’s‑who of local vendors: Hogs Galore, Goot Essa, Gemelli, Tait Farm, Green Heron Farm and Fasta Ravioli Company, to name a few. More to look forward to

After finishing its first major renovation last spring, more changes are on tap for spring 2014. A renovation to the historic and distinctive lower bar area, currently closed off the customers, began in February and is expected to be complete sometime in the spring. The sooner the better, if you ask the growing crowd that continues to pack the upstairs tavern for the food, the beer and the music. The Gamble Mill is also planning a brewery expansion in 2014 so they can begin bottling and regional distribution of their popular craft‑brews. Owners Dave Fonash and Paul Kendeffy hope to find space nearby in Bellefonte for this endeavor. They are also excited for the Mill to be an anchor location as Bellefonte’s long‑awaited Waterfront project begins to take shape. Upcoming shows at the Mill

In the meantime, expect the music to keep drawing crowds. Fonash says they’re working with promoters to bring more touring acts and have signed three big shows for spring: March 29, Deb Callahan, a Philly Blues Band; April 27, Girls Guns and Glory, an Americana Country Rock band from Boston; and May 31, popular act MiZ, a soulful Americana Rock artist from northeast Pennsylvania. Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery 160 Dunlap St., Bellefonte 814‑355‑7764 • gamblemill.com Reservations recommended, but not required. 16

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Top Dining Experience in Happy Valley at Zola New World Bistro Exceptional. Unsurpassed. Incomparable. There are many ways to say it. Perhaps the most fitting is, the best. From the food to the service to the atmosphere, the overall dining experience at Zola is one you won’t forget. Even better, it doesn’t have to be once‑in‑a‑lifetime. While Zola is most certainly fine dining, there are many ways to enjoy it over and over again. Local and seasonal at its finest

Monthly changes to the menu at Zola bring the best seasonal, local foods to the forefront. Co‑owner Paul Kendeffy, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, serves as executive chef and blends his solid background in French cuisine with international influences and techniques to create delicious, unique menus for both lunch and dinner, including vegetarian and vegan options. Wine and spirit expertise, craft‑brewed beer

Pair your dish with one of Zola’s 30 distinctive cocktails, over 50

beers, including craft‑brews from the Gamble Mill, or nearly 200 different wines. Co‑owner Dave Fonash, a State College native and Penn State alum, earned his sommelier certification in 2003 from the Sommelier Society of America in New York. His extensive knowledge of wines and spirits has led to Zola receiving numerous “Best Martini” and “Best Wine List” nods from the readers of State College Magazine, as well as several Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence. Zola always has a certified sommelier on the floor to help customers explore the wine list and answer questions. By the glass and by the bottle offerings rotate and change weekly. Fonash works primarily with the state’s smallest and most unique distributor’s in order to provide guests with true gems that are not found anywhere else in the area. Zola for lunch or your next event

On weekdays from 11:30 a.m. till 2 p.m. you can enjoy the same delicious fare for lunch. Zola is a favorite lunchtime option for business meetings and casual get‑togethers with friends. You can even enjoy Zola for your own events with the restaurant’s catering service, offering, of course, its distinctive style and service cocktail events, tailgates and formal dinners. An experienced event planner and Zola’s professional management design a custom tailored menu and arrange every detail on your behalf. Visit Zola online at www.zolabistro.com to check out sample menus or to connect with Paul to discuss your upcoming event. Visit Zola’s relaxing yet chic atmosphere in downtown State College on College Avenue. Parking is available directly behind the building or in the West College Realty parking lot after 5:30 p.m., plus ample on‑street and garage parking nearby. Reservations are accepted and we recommend them.

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Any Night Can Be Barbecue Night With slow-smoked meats and signature sauces, local barbecue pits are bringing the flavors of Texas brisket, Carolina pulled pork and Memphis barbecue together in a uniquely Happy Valley way. With both franchise restaurants and local mom-and-pop barbecue pits joining the list this year, the chance to find the perfect ribs, pulled chicken and beef brisket just got more fun. We’ve looked for the best spots so you don’t have to, so read on to find the best places for quick snacks, family dinners and tailgate parties! Damon’s Grill and Sports Bar 814-237-6300; 1031 E. College Ave., State College Located on College Ave., Damon’s is located just along the football traffic route and offers “Ribs on the Road” in their parking lot at every home football game so you can stop by on your way to the big game and pick up their famous St. Louis style ribs without ever leaving your vehicle. You can enjoy their barbecued ribs (and the rest of their full menu) year-round either at their restaurant or by stopping by the restaurant. Damon’s also offers catering, with 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 it a success.

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 814‑867‑2124; 333 Benner Pike (Behind Barnes & Noble), State College; facebook.com/StateCollegeDickeys Dickey’s is the newest contestant in the long‑standing battle for barbecue supremacy in State College. Dickey’s is a Texas‑based restaurant chain which set up shop in State College this past summer. Located in the shopping center behind Barnes & Noble just off the Benner Pike, Dickey’s isn’t just a must for barbecue fanatics but for anyone looking to try a new place to eat in Happy Valley.


The casual‑fast serve restaurant serves up numerous authentic Texas‑style barbecue selections smoked on site. Dickey’s is a great spot for a family meal especially if you have younger children. They serve three different sizes of family packs and on Sundays, kids eat free. Plus, with the purchase of your meal, you are entitled to free soft‑serve ice cream! And that’s good for any day of the week. They also serve three different types of kids meals for children 12 & under. Hosting an event? Perhaps even planning that major Penn State football tailgate you’ve always wanted to host? Dickey’s knows catering as well as they know how to serve up a slab of ribs. They’ve been in the catering business for more than 40 years and can help you with your event no matter how big or small, or whether you need delivery, pickup or a full‑service setup. Email dickeyscatering333@gmail.com to schedule a tasting for your event and get more information. Clem’s Roadside Bar & Grill 814-237-7666; 1405 S. Atherton St., State College The Autoport restaurant recently underwent a significant transformation. While the name of the motel remains The Autoport, the restaurant has been remodeled and renamed Clem’s Roadside Bar & Grill. The restaurant will now proudly serve Clem’s world famous barbecue selections in additon to wood grilled burgers, steaks and southern comfort foods. Anyone who’s been to Happy Valley at least once, has probably heard of Clem’s Barbecue and for good reason. Their Blairsville location has kept customers coming back for

years, and now anyone with a craving can enjoy some of their items right here in State College. Doan’s Bones Barbecue 814‑667‑3670; 3507 McAlevy’s Fort Rd., Petersburg; doansbones.com All year round, Doan’s Bones specializes in custom catering. They serve up traditional barbecue favorites such as baby back ribs, beef brisket pulled pork and more. Stop in to their restaurant to try fresh fall‑off‑the‑bone ribs and chicken along with homemade sides and soups. Doan’s is a family‑operated restaurant, located on Route 26 right at the entrance for Whipple Dam State Park. Woody’s 814‑641‑7429; 7620 Lake Raystown Shopping Ctr., Huntingdon; woodys.com Woody’s Bar‑B‑Q is a quickly growing franchise, and there’s one just 30 minutes from Happy Valley. As soon as you walk in to their location at the Raystown Lake Shopping Center you’ll see why they’re growing so quickly; actually, you’ll smell it. They pride themselves on a laid back, comfortable atmosphere. You can slowly eat the succulent barbecue that’s been slowly cooked. They have out of this world Carolina Pulled Pork, Texas Brisket, and Baby Back Ribs. They claim the freshest coleslaw and their famous Banana Pudding. They also cater, but if that’s not enough, you can bring home their signature sauces and create your own meaty masterpieces. Carver’s Deli & BBQ

1633 N. Atherton St., State College (Walmart Plaza); carversdeliandbbq.com Carver’s is a locally‑owned establishment that prides itself on great meats cooked in‑house and slow cooked barbecue. They slow cook their ribs over hickory wood and feature out‑of‑this world brisket, chicken, and pulled pork. Head over to the Walmart Plaza and walk in to have your nose hit with the sweet aroma of their homemade foods. Carver’s also has a menu just for your next tailgate. Don’t lug your grill to the game, just call Carver’s and have them take care of the food for you. You won’t be disappointed. Hog Fathers 814‑231‑1227; 1669 N. Atherton St., State College; facebook.com/HogFathersStateCollege Hog Father’s old fashioned barbecue means business. They smoke their ribs in house and lather them up in their spicy barbecue sauce. If you want less of a kick, they have so many options, from chicken to brisket to fish and chips, with a Hog Father’s barbecue twist, of course.

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Top Picks for the Spring Live like a local – Eat like a local – Play like a local – Here in Happy Valley!

March 5 @ 7:00

March 18 @ 5:00

The Original Harlem Globetrotters - 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour Bryce Jordan Center

PSU Baseball vs. NYIT Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

March 7-8 @7:00

Moscow Festival Ballet Swan Lake Eisenhower Auditorium

Hockey vs. Wisconsin Penn State Pegula Ice Arena

March 21 @ 9:00

March 11

March 2014 March-May 11

Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades Palmer Museum of Art March 1 @ 3:30

Women’s Basketball vs. Michigan Bryce Jordan Center March 1 @ 12:00

Metropolitan Opera Live HD The State Theatre

Got Talent Indigo

Sesame Street Live Bryce Jordan Center

March 2

March 14-16

Friends & Farmers Food CoOp Membership Kick-Off Celebration Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

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Keller Williams What the Funk 2014 Tour The State Theatre March 22 @ 3:00

The 30th Annual Home & Garden Show Bryce Jordan Center

PSU Baseball vs. Bucknell Medlar Field at Lubrano Park March 22 @ 12:00

March 14 & 15 @ 7:00

PSU Baseball vs. Bucknell Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

March 2 @ 4:00

Hockey vs. Ohio State Penn State Pegula Ice Arena

March 23 @ 7:30

The French Connection Eisenhower Auditorium

March 16 @ 7:30

The Submission by Jeff Talbott The State Theatre

March 2 @ 12:00 March 2

March 20 @ 7:30

Men’s Basketball vs. Wisconsin Bryce Jordan Center

Lewistown Sentinel presents Frank Caliendo Eisenhower Auditorium


March 23 @ 12:30

April 5th at 1:00

April 22

May 30- June 1

NCAA Women’s Basketball First Round Bryce Jordan Center

Metropolitan Opera Live HD The State Theatre

A Hero’s Life Eisenhower Auditorium

April 6

April 23

Nittany Antique Machinery Association 40th Annual Spring Show Penn’s Cave

ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo™ Eisenhower Auditorium

Lionel Loueke Trio Schwab Auditorium

June 2014

April 12

April 26 @ 1:00

March 27 @ 7:30

2014 Blue-White Game Beaver Stadium

Metropolitan Opera Live HD The State Theatre

State College Spikes vs. Williamsport Crosscutters (Home Opener)

Memphis Eisenhower Auditorium

April 17

May 2014

July 2014

March 29

Bring It On: The Musical Eisenhower Auditorium

For the Birds Eisenhower Auditorium

April 19

March 29

Hardwell Bryce Jordan Center

March 25 @ 7:00

NCAA Women’s Basketball Second Round Bryce Jordan Center

Fourth Annual Happy Valley’s Got Talent The State Theatre April 2014 April 3

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices Eisenhower Auditorium

May 1 @ 8:00

Iris Dement The State Theatre May 2 @ 07:30

Jason Aldean 2014 Night Train Tour Bryce Jordan Center

April 19 @ 1:00

Metropolitan Opera Live HD The State Theatre

July 4

2014 Central PA 4th Fest Bryce Jordan Center July 13-14

2014 Central PA Festival of the Arts Downtown State College

May 3

Bill Maher LIVE Stand-Up Tour Bryce Jordan Center

April 19 @ 7:00

Hardwell Bryce Jordan Center

June 14

May 10 @ 1:00

Metropolitan Opera Live HD The State Theatre

August 2014 August 31

2nd Annual Mt. Nittany Marathon Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

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Top Picks in Catering!

Get Hometown Service and World-Class Food You can have the best of both worlds when you choose a caterer in Happy Valley – world class menus and presentation as well as hometown locally-sourced foods and venues personally recommended by our friends and neighbors. No matter how large or small your event, there is a local caterer that is the perfect fit for your event! We’ve compiled the recommendations and awards to make choosing even easier. Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering 814-237-4422; 1221 E. College Ave., State College; Harrisonsmenu.com Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering has been named “Best State College Caterer” by the readers of State College Magazine for nine years in a row. But what is it they do so well exactly? It certainly helps to continually serve exciting, award-winning menu items prepared by Chef Harrison Schailey. His creations are the primary result of blending his own tasting experiences with a variety of different ingredients. Whether you request pick-up, delivery or full service, Harrison’s will leave guests at your event impressed. You can sample menu items before your event at their restaurant located inside the Hilton Garden Inn on East College Avenue. See what others are saying about Harrison’s catering service: Harrison’s catered my husband’s 50th birthday party this weekend… It was the best decision I ever made. With your creative participation, we provided our friends and supporters with a most memorable event. Bravo! Hoag’s Catering & Celebration Hall 814-238-0824; 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College; Hoagscatering.com If you are looking for a one-stop shop for party rental, catering and event hosting, look no further than Hoag’s Catering and Celebration Hall. Whether you are holding an event in a separate location or are in need of space to rent, Hoag’s is sure to help. Hoag’s has been a local catering institution since 1947 when the business began as a small delicatessen in Bellefonte. Since the Moerschbacher’s brought the business to State College and established Celebration Hall—which is perched hillside and faces Mount Nittany—in 1994, it has served as arguably the most convenient and attractive banquet facility in town. See what others are saying about Hoag’s catering service: Working with Celebration Hall/Hoag’s was so easy! They took care of everything and made everything hassle-free. We also brought a lot of our own decorations (lanterns, hung fabric) and they were so flexible and allowed us to really transform the hall. It was a beautiful event, the food was great and everyone had a great time! Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 814-867-2124; 333 Benner Pike, State College (Behind Barnes & 22

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Hoag’s Catering & Celebration Hall Noble) Dickey’s is one of the newest places to grab a bite in town, and is a boon for fans of Texas-style barbecue, ribs, beef brisket and other favorites. Dickey’s caters events of any size. Dickey’s has been around for more than 40 years and has become quite good at making sure your event goes off smoothly. In addition to delivery and pickup service, Dickey’s also offers full-service catering which includes: delivery, set-up, service and catering. To get Dickey’s to cater your next event, email dickeyscatering333@gmail.com Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge 814-861-3463; 2080 Cato Ave., State College; Gigisdining.com Gigi’s southern chic atmosphere makes it a fun and indulgent choice for dining in, and with their catering, they bring that same warm hospitality to you. There are five great options to choose from which include everything you need for a great tailgating experience. Succulent pork sliders, wonderful wings, and marvelous meatballs are just some of the foods Gigi’s has to offer. Be sure to call in 24 hours ahead to have Gigi’s take care of your next tailgate, stop in at 2080 Cato Ave. See what others are saying about Gigi’s catering service. We had fun sharing tastes and trading plates...We look forward to gathering around a table at your restaurant to sample more of your playfully delicious offerings. Rotelli 814-238-8463; 250 E. Calder Way, State College; Rotellistatecollege.com If you like Italian food you may want to eat at the place that’s been named “Best Italian Restaurant” for three years in a row. They can bring that delicious food right to you, or you can go to them, their facility can host 195 people! They offer the Italian classics like chicken parmigiana, shrimp alfredo, and veal as well as salads, pasta trays and appetizers. As they say “Let Rotelli do the work, you have the fun!” And when they do the work, you can be sure it will be the tastiest fun you’ve ever had. Give them a call, order on their site, or stop in at their East Calder Way location.


See what others are saying about Rotelli’s catering service. We have partnered with Rotelli for several years now at the ballpark, and ‘Rotelli Nights’ in the press box are always on everyone’s radar. In terms of catering in State College, Rotelli is tough to match.” - Scott Walker, VP/Sales, State College Spikes Dante’s Restaurants, Inc. 814-234-1344; 138 Moses Thomson Lane, State College; dan‑ tesinc.com From simple deli trays to dining for hundreds, Dante’s can help take the hassle out of your event. For over 50 years all of their food, including breads, desserts, sauces, dressings and desserts is made in-house 100% from scratch. You can even book space in any of their seven restaurants and nightclubs for events.  Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia! 814-355 3738; 106 N. Spring St., Bellefonte; Bellefontepizzamia.com Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia!, allows guests to create the perfect a la carte menu for whatever type of event they’re putting together. In addition to their delicious menu items you may already be accustomed to such as pizzas and pasta platters, their staff will help inform you on other choices such as fresh-baked salmon, roast beef and one of many uniquely crafted dessert items. It’s easy to see why the catering menus of Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia!, are quickly becoming some of the most popular around. See what others are saying about Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia! I was the happy recipient of two of the best salmon dinners I’ve had in 14 years - and thousands of crew meals - of working as a pilot for NetJets Aviation.  You delivered the meals to the University Airpark Operations Center at the State College Airport.   The quality of the ingredients, presentation, freshness and packaging were all simply outstanding. We often are hesitant to order passenger or crew food at small, rural airports due to limited catering resources, but I will never hesitate to order at UNV as long as Happy Valley Catering is providing the food!   Thank you again for the outstanding meals. You really made my day with the best food I’ve had on the road, in the skies or at home for many months! Michelle (Captain, NetJets Aviation) Zola/Gamble Mill 814‑237‑8474; 324 W. College Avenue, State College Zola New World Bistro offers a catering service tailored to you. They will work with you to create a customized menu to fit your budget and tastes. Talk about service! They can drop the food off, or stay and provide a full staff. Plus, their event planner and management are ready to take care of all the details. They bring their modern cuisine and traditional fare made with fresh ingredients to you, and help make your event exactly what you want. Zola’s is on West College Avenue, and they’re ready to take care of your fully customized event. Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar 814-237-6300; 1031 E College Ave., State College; Damons.com Damon’s may be known for being a fun sports bar but did you know they cater? They can cater on any budget, bringing their wonderful barbecue, pulled pork and prime rib to your event. They also offer sides, like potatoes, and salads. Damon’s is also able to provide

staff for your event. Do you need space as well as menu items for your event? Well, you can also use on of their three meeting rooms in Damon’s East College Avenue location. They can even help with planning. Just ask for Greg DuBois at 814-237-9151. Penn State Hospitality Services 800-233-7505; Nittany Lion Inn & Penn Stater, University Park; pennstatehotels.com The Penn State Hospitality Services can take care of your catering needs. Whether you are planning your event at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel or the Nittany Lion Inn, you can be certain that the professional, courteous staff will help you make your event the best that you could dream. Their event planners will take the burden off of your shoulders. Both facilities host excellent dining options and this good food can be made available for your wedding or banquet needs. They offer multiple facilities with their on-site catering so give them a call to make your event the talk of Happy Valley. Mountain View Country Club 100 Elks Club Road, T366-1, Boalsburg; 814-466-7231; mtviewcountryclub.com Nestled amid Central PA’s scenic splendor, Mountain View’s Club House is available for banquets, holiday parties, receptions, anniversary parties, business meetings and other special events. The Banquet Facilities accommodate groups from 10 to 300. Large windows surround the Ballroom and extend to the Patio’s outdoor seating, providing breathtaking views of Tussey Mountain and the Golf Course. Along with our unrivaled atmosphere, we provide impeccable service, award-winning food and beverage and superior customer satisfaction. Ramada Conference Center 814-238-3001; 1450 S Atherton St, State College; ramadasc.com The Ramada’s professional staff make your casual or formal occasion a pleasure for everyone. With over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, we can accommodate small groups of 10 or large group functions up to 350 persons with complimentary on site parking. The Ramada’s banquet and conference menus have been designed to provide a wide variety of affordably-priced options, always delivered with impeccable service, award winning food and beverage, and superior customer satisfaction.

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New and Newly Remodeled

Come Taste What’s New in Happy Valley! One of the best things about the the Happy Valley dining scene is that it is constantly evolving and certainly not short on options. Whether you’re looking for casual dining, a fancy five‑course meal, a burger or a slice of pizza, options are plentiful when it’s time to satisfy your hunger. In addition to its already eclectic offering of eateries, there have been some new additions to the Happy Valley dining fraternity. We’ve compiled a list of places that have set up shop in the last year here in Happy Valley as well as some that have simply decided to change things up a bit. IHOP vs. Waffle Shop?

Move over, Waffle Shop, IHOP is here to stay! IHOP opened in January 2014 and its quickly becoming a popular spot for residents to visit. IHOP, or International House of Pancakes, is a popular chain

that has been around for 55 years. In addition to its pancake offering (IHOP serves 14 varieties of pancakes), IHOP also serves other breakfast staples such as omelets and crepes. There is also a breakfast and dinner menu with American fare like Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt burgers and steaks. IHOP is located right next to the Super 8 State College. For now, IHOP will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday. It will eventually be open for 24/7 service. 1661 S. Atherton St. State Col‑

lege. 814‑238‑1049

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt is the latest offering for those looking to enjoy healthy sweet treats. Choose from five categories of flavors: Nonfat, no sugar, sorbet, low fat and supreme. Choose your favorite flavor of yogurt and then complete your treat with limitless combinations of toppings from their toppings bar which is stocked fresh daily. A (Second) Helping of Panera Bread

If you find yourself yearning for a bowl of hot soup when the weather turns cold, have no fear. Panera Bread has not one, but two locations for you to visit. The new restaurant is located on North Atherton Street (in addition to the downtown Panera Bread location on Allen Street) right across from Best Buy. The menu is full of different options including fresh‑baked breads, pastries and pasta dishes. The new location also features countertops that have electrical outlets for laptops, which are perfect for setting up shop to get some work done. Panera Bread’s North Atherton Street location is open Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. 1613 N Atherton St., State

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Tadashi Japanese Restaurant

Tadashi Japanese Restaurant has replaced *ndulge Cupcakes on College Avenue. Although this restaurant might be small in size, don’t let that fool you. However, don’t expect to find the typical chicken teriyaki or sushi at this restaurant either. The menu is full of delicious traditional foods ranging from something as simple as LocalFood FoodGuide Guide 24 Local


edamame to octopus in wasabi sauce. This quaint, warm and inviting restaurant is a perfect new addition to the downtown area. Its menu items offer more variety than the typical Japanese restaurants many students and visitors get to try. 206 W. College Ave., State Col‑

lege. 814‑308‑9132

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Since Prospector’s has closed, State College was in need of a delicious barbecue restaurant. Thankfully, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened its doors on Benner Pike. They are known for their sandwiches and meat platters and of course anything barbecue. Jay Rhodes, owner and Penn State alum, definitely chose the perfect location for a new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. When football season rolls around, no one wants to miss out on this tailgate with some delicious barbecue and thankfully no one will! 333 Benner Pike, State College. 814‑867‑2124

Happy Valley Brewing Company

Looking for a hearty meal in a rustic environment? Well, now you don’t have to look any further than your own town. Happy Valley Brewing Company recently opened on Elmwood St, just minutes from the Penn State campus. From the outside, the restaurant looks like an industrial factory. However, the inside has two floors of rural, pub‑style décor and seating, making it perfect for a casual meal with family and friends. Pair a mouth‑watering burger or steak with one of their delicious craft beers for the full Happy Valley Brewing

Company experience. 137 Elmwood St., State College. 814‑234 4406 Quaker Steak & Lube Returns to Happy Valley

Hot wing connoisseurs fear no more – Quaker Steak & Lube is returning to State College after a five‑year hiatus. The restaurant, which was originally located on Atherton St., is now located on Benner Pike near the Nittany Mall. With nearly 30 flat‑screen TVs and its famous wings, Quaker Steak & Lube is the perfect place to grab some friends and watch a sporting event. Feeling brave and up for a challenge? Eat six wings in their “Triple Atomic” wing sauce and get your name on the “Atomic Wall of Fame.” 501 Benner Pike, State College. 814‑237‑5823

Clem’s Roadside Bar & Grill

The Autoport restaurant recently underwent a signifcant transformation. While the name of the motel remains The Autoport, the restaurant has been remodeled and renamed Clem’s Roadside Bar & Grill. The restaurant will now proudly serve Clem’s world‑famous barbecue selections in additon to wood‑grilled burgers, steaks and southern comfort foods. Anyone who’s been to Happy Valley at least once, has probably heard of Clem’s Barbecue and for good reason. Their Blairsville location has kept customers coming back for years, and now anyone with a craving can enjoy some of their items right here in State College. 1405 S. Atherton St., State College. 814‑237‑7666

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Breakfast & Brunch

Start your Day Off Right By Kevin Byrne Breakfast is by and large a comfort meal. We fold in memories with the tap-tap-tap of a spoon on a soft boiled egg reminding us of ironed table clothes at our grandmother’s house, or the thick-sweet smell of sausage gravy on biscuits bringing to mind another table in a memory far away. We have plenty of restaurants that can cater to your breakfast memories – see the listing at the back of the guide – but when you are ready to try something new and great, look no further! The Gamble Mill Croque Madame: Pork belly and fried egg served on an openfaced brioche topped with mornay sauce. While not technically served at breakfast time, this ‘breakfast-for-supper’ French-style egg sandwich has everyone raving. The Waffle Shop Banana Nut Pancakes: If you visit The Waffle Shop and do not order waffles, that’s perfectly fine. However, if you don’t sample the Banana Nut Pancakes at least once in your life, you are missing out. They offer stacks of two or four (very) generously sized pancakes. Golden, fluffy and stuffed evenly with delicious banana chunks and walnuts. They are picture perfect pancakes. Go all out and get them topped with whipped cream! There are three locations to choose from for the Waffle Shop here in State College. East College Avenue, North Atherton Street (across from the Quality Inn) and West College Avenue (directly across from the Penn State Golf Courses). All three locations are cash only. American Ale House Steak and Eggs: Six ounce coulette steak, hollandaise sauce, gaufrette potatoes, and two eggs cooked in order. It’s one of many unique items to choose from on the American Ale Houses’s Sunday Brunch menu. Pizza Mia! Pizza for breakfast? At Pizza Mia!, they offer specialty breakfast pizzas and so much more. Stop in and try some of their creative pizza creations, such as “The Early Morning” which is their signature crust, topped with butter, eggs, mozzarella and cheddar 26

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The Dining Room at The Nittany Lion Inn cheeses. Plus, you can add some of your own favorite breakfast ingredients. Pizza Mia! also serves up cups or bowls of fresh fruit, breakfast wraps and strombolis plush freshly-baked cinnamon rolls. Pizza Mia! serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. The Dining Room at The Nittany Lion Inn Breakfast Quesadillas: There are three great options to choose from. First is the Chorizo Goat Cheese Quesadilla which features spicy Chorizo sausage, tangy goat cheese, egg, and melted Monterey Jack cheese. Looking for a less spicy option? Try the Wild Mushroom and Cheese Quesadilla, which has sautéed Pennsylvania Wild Mushrooms Fontina Cheese and egg. Finally, their third option is the Santa Fe Quesadilla. It is made with onions, egg, bacon, tomatoes and sprinkled with cheese and Serrano chilies. The View at Mountain View Brunch Buffet: It’s being called the best brunch in town! Savor time with family and friends while enjoying the magnificent view found only at The View Restaurant. Their popular Sunday Brunch is served from 9:00am to 1:00pm features a Chef’s Carving Station, made-to-order omelets, a dessert buffet, complimentary bloody mary or mimosa and more! The Gardens at the Penn Stater Sunday Brunch Buffet: Take your out of town guests out for a special weekend treat with the the famous Penn Stater Sunday brunch. Indulge in a lavish spread of breakfast and lunch entrees, chef-carved top round of beef, a Belgian waffle station, omelets made to order, gourmet salads, a salad bar, international cheeses, a fresh fruit display, homemade pate, and a seafood bar with peel & eat shrimp, whole poached salmon, smoked salmon, and caviar and accompaniments. One complimentary Mimosa or glass of Champagne is offered after 10 a.m. for any guests age 21 or older. Includes a decadent Dessert Buffet as well as Juice, Coffee and Tea. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Over the Moon Farm Natural Meats Make Local Eating Mouth‑Watering

Specializing in naturally‑raised, GMO‑ and nitrate‑free meats including bacon, specialty sausages, and organic chicken and turkey, Over the Moon Farm believes that buying locally isn’t just good sense, it’s delicious. Their Rebersburg farm is home to pasture‑raised animals that are processed by local butchers and sold only locally. Their 16 types of specialty sausages are made with good, simple spices and are 100% meat – no fillers, gluten, MSG or nitrates. Their turkeys can be pre‑ordered for Thanksgiving and have reached nearly a cult status with reviews like, “The best birdies I ever cooked. I will never buy a turkey anywhere else.” The farm is a destination in itself with a three‑room cottage that can be rented for quiet getaways and a new barn that can be reserved for group events. Call for more information. Make the endless snows a little more bearable with some ham hocks, bacon or chops now at the State College Winter Farmers Market at 243 S. Allen St. Fridays from 11:30‑5. This spring, find these great products at the Farmers Markets in Boalsburg (Tues), North Atherton (Sat) and Tait Farm on Rt. 322. For a complete listing of products and venues, visit overthemoonfarm.com

Bellefonte, PA From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, April ‑ October

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

Selling beef, pork and chicken, Beiler Family Farms 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/ bellefonte‑farmers‑market‑association 814‑380‑4269; Off W. Lamb Street at Dunlop; Gamble Mill parking lot (between N. Water & N. Thomas Sts.), 28

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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; St. John’s United Church of Christ (Church St.) through mid‑May. Summer outdoor market at the PA Military Museum parking lot. Tuesdays 2‑6 p.m.

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.

Demeter’s Garden

demetersgarden.net 814‑364 2669; 203 Chestnut St., Spring Mills Open May‑November

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.

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.

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Full Circle Farms

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.

Wide range of produce, meats, dairy, flowers, honey,

Fiedler Farm

814‑349‑8244; 165 Applebutter Road, Aaronsburg

Fiedler Farm is a diverse organic farm in central Pennsylvania. 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.


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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

A network of farms in Penns and Brush 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.

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.

Harner Farm

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

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.

Heron’s Hollow Farm

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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.

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Harner Farm 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. They sell fresh, organic produce at the Boalsburg Farmers Market and the North Atherton Farmers Market. They 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 and produce farm, in operation since 1983. Strong em-

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phasis 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 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

Millheim Farmer’s Market buylocalpa.org/source/view/ millheim‑farmers‑market 814‑349‑5267; 162 W Main Street, Millheim 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 Farmer Markets: Tuesday and Friday Downtown State College Farmers Markets They do sell produce at the farm

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Rising Spring Meat Company

Patchwork Farm

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. They are certified organic.

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

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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.

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.

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

Plowshare Produce

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!

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, 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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

Since 1983, they 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.

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

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 and weedSS ing to harvesting.

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.

Village Acres Farm: CSA Pick‑Up villageacresfarm.com 717 436‑9477; 229 Cuba Mills Rd, Mifflintown

Celebrating their 30th year of farming, their 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 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.

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 SS the delicious apple butter.

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.

Grocers/Retail Markets/ Co‑Ops Clan Stewart Farm

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

The Piper’s Peck

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

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

The Granary Natural & Ethnic Foods

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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.

Well‑known local natural food store.

Harner Farm

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

Local farm produce, cider and much more.

Meyer Dairy 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.

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 SS and 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 products. SS

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

Great locally made foods along with a full supermarket.


The Governor’s Pub

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

Restaurants by Location 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 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.

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, 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

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 and the area’s finest handcrafted beers, including seasonals and rotating Belgiums. The Gamble Mill offers the area’s best music room with local and national acts Friday‑Sunday.

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!

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.

Edges Pub Bar & Lounge

814‑466‑4266; 301 Bear Meadow Rd., Boalsburg

Excellent pizza and locally made brews.

Edges Pub, located in the Lodge at Tussey Mountain, is one of Happy Valley’s best kept secrets, as you will find delicious food and drink specials every night with live music and entertainment most nights ‑ but during the winter season only! It’s the most exclusive and elusive night spot in Happy Valley!

Home Delivery Pizza Pub

Kelly’s Steak & Seafood

The Hofbrau

hofbraupizza.com 814‑355‑5529; 106 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte

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

Maria’s

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

Mama Lucrezia’s

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

Our Fair Lady B&B

ourfairladybnb.com 814‑355‑1117; 313 E. Linn St., Bellefonte

Located just nine miles from Penn State’s campus lies Our Fair Lady ‑ a Victorian Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1883, this historic property features four guestrooms with queen size feather beds. Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Bellefonte, located just blocks away. Escape the commotion of downtown and relax at our bed & breakfast. FULL breakfast included and wine & cheese served in the evening.

Pizza Mia

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

Pizza Mia! is known for its crust which is made made from spring harvest flour, specially filtered Bellefonte spring water, 100% extra virgin olive oil, Hawaiian gold raw cane sugar, sea salt, and handtossed every time. Check out their brand new scrumptious menu of pizzas, breakfast, “dogies,” wraps, freshly‑baked 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

duffystavernpa.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,

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. The Chef’s Fresh Sheet rotates every few weeks and the desert menu rotates seasonally assuring the freshest ingredients, including many locally grown products.

The View at Mountain View mtviewcountryclub.com/theview; facebook.com/ mtviewcountryclub 814‑466‑7231; 100 Elks Club Rd., Boalsburg

Surrounded by the premier golf course of Mountain View Country Club, The View Restaurant & Bar is open to the public and great for any occasion. Guests enjoy breathtaking views of Tussey Mountain and Mount Nittany. Open daily for lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy indoor and seasonal outdoor dining. The View also offers the best Sunday Brunch in town and Happy Hour specials with discounts up to 50% off. Call 814‑466‑7231 for reservations or visit their website for more information.

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

Celebrate your next special occasion at The Inn at Nittany Summit! Dine in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the best view in Centre County. They offer certified Angus beef, seafood, housemade soups and desserts. Full bar, wine list and outdoor seating available.

Whistle Stop Restaurant whistlestopcentrehall.com 814‑364‑2544, 104 E. 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 Local Food Guide

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specials include Chicken and Waffles on Wednesday, and Sunday afternoon has its own menu entirely featuring the most comforting of home‑style comfort foods.

of Maryland‑style crab cakes, hot steamed shrimp and shrimp scampi, their menu is sure to please! Nestled beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, kids and adult diners all enjoy the trains— both inside and out!

Mimi’s Restaurant

mimisrestaurant.net 814‑643‑7200; 312 Penn St. Suite 314, Huntingdon

Hublersburg Inn

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.

hublersburginn.com 449 Hublersburg Rd., Howard, PA

Ninth Street Market & Deli

Howard

One of Central Pennsylvania’s best kept secrets, The Hublersburg Inn is a local favorite for great food and drink. Be sure to try their famous “hubie” burger or spicy garlic ranch wings among other great choices. The Inn is located in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, just six miles of Lamar exit 173 of Interstate 80.

ninthstreetmarketanddeli.com 814‑641‑7241; 416 9th St., Huntingdon

Village Tavern

814‑643‑3128; 9459 Main St, Huntingdon

Walt’s Cafe

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

Woody’s Bar‑B‑Q

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

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

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!

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

State College The Aardvark Kafé

aardvarkkafe.com 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 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 Agustin Aranguiz are devoted to serving excellent food in comfortable surroundings. With a commitment to true hospitality, Chef Gus offers an 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

The Cafe

Kelly’s Korner

Enjoy classic American tavern fare at the Port Matilda Hotel & Tavern. Come as you are and help Mark Belinda celebrate his 20 years of ownership. There are six hotel rooms available. It is truly the best place you have never been.

The Arena not only offers an incredible selection of fresh food on their menu, including their famous award-winning wings and homemade pizza and sandwiches, but also has an extensive beer selection and handcrafted drinks as well 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.

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

Way Cafe and Bakery

Baby’s Burgers and Shakes

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

Port Matilda

Donna’s Family Restaurant

Port Matilda Hotel & Tavern

814‑643‑6113; 6 Route 22 Plz, Huntingdon

Jackson’s Place

814‑643‑9985; 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon

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

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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814‑692‑4097; 201 W. Plank Rd., Port Matilda Open at 2 p.m. on Sunday & Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday

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.

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.

bar bleu

bar-bleu.com 814‑237‑0374; 114 S. Garner St., State College

Socializing and sports viewing awaits at bar bleu. Two different levels, two different styles, tons of personality and fantastic drinks including their signature “Fishbowl” concocted in it’s own 43oz tank! 22 HD screens display every game, every day upstairs and live music and a lounge vibe lives downstairs. Hungry? Their kitchen serves up authentic Kansas-City style barbecue


814‑237‑0620; 1633 N. Atherton St., State College

smoked onsite including smoked wings you’ll talk about!

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

hotelstatecollege.com/pickles 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

carnegieinnandspa.com 814‑234‑2424; 100 Cricklewood Dr., State College

Home to the “Best Fine Dining and “Most Romantic Dining” in State College according to readers of State College Magazine, dining at Carnegie Inn & Spa is as spectacular as it is relaxing. While their award-winning staff prepares your meal, you can relax in the library and enjoy hor d’ouevres while savoring a cocktail or glass of wine.

Carvers Deli and Barbecue carversdeliandbbq.com

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 Roadside Bar & Grill

theautoport.com 814‑238‑2333; 1405 S. Atherton St., State College

Clem’s Roadside Bar & Grill proudly serves Clem’s world‑famous barbecue selections in addition to wood‑grilled burgers, steaks and other southern comfort foods.

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

At Cozy Thai Bistro, they incorporate various 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 & Sports Bar

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.

The Deli Restaurant

TheDeliRestaurant.com 814‑237‑5710; 113 Heister St., State College

An American kitchen since 1973, they serve up everything from New York-style deli sandwiches to comfort food and pub favorites. Everything is always homemade from scratch... soups, breads, sauces and award-winning desserts are made in-house every day fresh from scratch. Their food festival feature menus are a must experience, check their website for their current feature festival menu.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

facebook.com/statecollegedickeys 814‑867‑2124; 333 Benner Pike. (Behind Barnes & Noble, in Bed, Bath, Beyond Plaza), State College

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit prides itself on authenticity, innovation and barbecue sauce, one store at a time. With roots in Dallas, Travis Dickey set out to perfect Texas‑style barbecue. Dickey’s is one of the newest eateries in State College and will certainly satisfy all barbecue lovers cravings. Kids eat free on Sundays!

The Dining Room (at The Nittany Lion Inn) nittanylioninn.psu.edu 814‑865‑8590; 200 W. Park Ave. State College

The Dining Room 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. Reservations are recommended.

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

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The Gardens Restaurant (at the Penn Stater) 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.

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.

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.

thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu 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. Reservations are recommended.

Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge

Gigisdining.com 814‑861‑3463; 2080 Cato Ave., State College

ihop.com 814‑238‑1049., 1661 S Atherton St., State College

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

Fill your mind, body and bowl. Choose your meat and other veggies to stir fry on the spot.

Happy Valley Brewing Company

happyvalleybeer.com 814‑234 4406; 137 Elmwood St., State College

Visit Happy Valley’s newest brewery and restaurant and enjoy locally produced beers and food.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering

harrisonsmenu.com 814‑237‑4422; 1221 E. College Ave., State College

Herwig’s Austrian Bistro

Eat in or take out Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi bar. Fuji dinners are prepared 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. 36

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Home Delivery Pizza Pub

The Greek

Fuji & Jade Garden

fujijadegarden.com 814‑861‑3226; 418 Westerly Parkway, State College

The State College tradition for over 50 years, HiWay offers over 29 varieties of hand-spun pizzas with an endless combination of toppings they’ve got a pizza for everyone. Their vodka “flaky” crust pizza is simply a must have! Hi-Way uses only the freshest local and imported ingredients available to make their unique pizzas, pastas and desserts. Hi-Way delivers, you can even order on your smart phone! homedeliverypizza.net 814‑237‑7777; 1820 S. Atherton St., State College

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

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

HiwayPizza.com 814‑237‑0375; 1688 N. Atherton St., 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.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering – a modern, chef‑centric 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.

Fraser Street Deli

Hi‑Way Pizza

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. They 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.

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!

IHOP

Visit for breakfast and enjoy their signature pancakes, or stop in later in the day and choose from their burgers, fried chicken, salads and other dinner classics.

Inferno Brick Oven & Bar

InfernoBrickOvenBar.com 814‑237‑5718; 340 E. College Ave., State College

With a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere, Inferno is a place to see and be seen. Lunch and dinner boasts a contemporary Neapolitan brick-oven experience featuring a focused menu of artisan pizzas and other modern-Italian plates. Night transitions to an boutique ultra-lounge featuring the area’s most talented DJs, lit dance floor, and a full-service bar offering premium pours and bottle service for you and your friends.

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.

Joie De Crepe

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,


Legends (at the Penn Stater) 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.

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 Vietnamese 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

At Mad Mex, they spin an American food mashup

of Mexican, Southeast Asian and Spanish. They aren’t scared ot put fun things together if they taste good. Just about everything is made from scratch daily. From burritos to sizzling fajitas to chimichangas, Mad Mex offers big plates and big flavors with plenty of beer and tequila to wash it down. Viva la Margarita!

Mario’s Italian Restaurant

MariosItalianStateCollege.com 814‑234‑4273; 1272 North Atherton St., State College

With pasta made from scratch, hand-tossed wood-fired pizza, rotisserie wood-grilled chicken and sauces made fresh daily, its easy to see why Mario’s is authentically Italian. Mario’s Original Vodka Sauce is so good, they’ll even let you take a jar home. With a list of over 550 unique imported Italian wine selections and over 15 selections by the glass, Mario’s is a 7-time consecutive Wine Spectator and Wine Entheusiast award winner.

Ni Hao

814‑238‑8838; 255 Northland Ctr., State College

Ni Hao, located in the Northland Center, offers a variety of buffet style Asian‑fusion 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.

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Rey Azteca

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

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

ottospubandbrewery.com 814‑867‑6886; 2235 N. Atherton St., State College

Since 2002, Otto’s is THE place for award winning craft beer and fresh food. 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 from the brewing process! Many menu items, such as wings and fondue, feature beer as a centerpiece ingredient. They also offer a wide variety of distilled spirits and popular red and white wines. Family friendly, locally owned, and dedicated to customer satisfaction are some of the reasons Otto’s is an eating and drinking destination of choice!

Pho 11

814‑231‑1367; 146 N. Atherton St., State College

Pho 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. Enjoy the best Happy Hour in town weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 8 p.m., featuring $5 appetizers plus drink discounts up to 50% off! Or stop in for an Express Lunch with P.J.’s Soup & Salad buffet, available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, always fresh with two hot soups, hot entree, fresh bread and a variety of salads for $7.49!

Quaker Steak & Lube

thelube.com 501 Benner Pike, State College PA, 16801

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Tempt your taste buds at Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant. You simply won’t find another Mexican restaurant in the area that serves such a diverse range of Mexican cuisine. From enchiladas to chile rellenos, they make all of your favorites fresh to order.

Rotelli

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

Pizza, Pasta, Perfect! That’s how loyal customers describe their menu. Freshly prepared chicken, veal, seafood, salads, homemade sauces and plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options.

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.

Spats Café & Speakeasy Restaurant

spatscafe.com 814‑238‑7010; 142 E. College Ave., State College Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Satur‑ day 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Closed Sundays

Serving the best of Cajun and Creole, Spats offers the best of New Orleans. Stop in and try one of many new fantastic offerings for lunch and dinner. Their menu offerings are priced to fit anyone’s appetite and pocketbook.

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt

sweetfrogyogurt.com 814‑238‑9500; 281 Northland Center, State College

At Sweet Frog, their goal is to create the best frozen yogurt experience you’ve ever had. Stop in to create your own delicious frozen yogurt combination and then load it up with as many fresh toppings as you can choose. One visit and you’ll quickly see why many people around the country are embracing Sweet Frog.

Tadashi

814‑308‑9132; 206 W College Ave., State College

Tadashi offers a variety of traditional Japanese cuisines as well as others that will surely pique your interest.

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

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.

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.

Whiskers (at The Nittany Lion Inn)

nittanylioninn.psu.edu 814‑865‑8580; 200 W. Park Ave. State College

The casual lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn serves soups, salads, sandwiches and includes a full bar. Whiskers is open daily for lunch, dinner and late‑night dining, and offers seasonal outdoor seating on the garden patio. Their menu offers items made from local and seasonal ingredients for the freshest taste, and now includes a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options.

Ye Olde College Diner

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

Home of the Grilled Sticky, this is a must‑stop location to experience State College.

Yummy Cafe

yummycafestatecollege.com 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 every month, promising innovative entrees made with the freshest, local and 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.


Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar

Arena Bar & Grill, The

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 you plan your event and make it a success. Call their catering hotline at 814‑237‑9151 and ask for Greg Dubois.

Catering is their specialty. No matter how big your event is, they guarantee they can pull it off. Everything you need is included. With our catering options, you can get meats, sides, rolls, relish trays, barbecue sauce and paperware. Onsite staff will cut and serve meats to order. Extras including drinks and desserts are always available! Call Chip to schedule a tasting for your event! 484‑614‑2444; dickeyscatering333@gmail.com.

thearenabarandgrill.com 814‑237‑8833; 1521 Martin St., State College

Dante’s Restaurants, Inc.

Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge

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

Catering

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.

dantesinc.com 814-234-1344; 138 Moses Thomson Lane, State College

From simple deli trays to dining for hundreds, Dante’s can help take the hassle out of your event. For over 50 years all of their food, including breads, desserts, sauces, dressings and desserts is made in-house 100% from scratch. You can even book space in any of their seven restaurants and nightclubs for events. Email catering@dantesinc. com for more information.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

facebook.com/statecollegedickeys 814‑867‑2124; 333 Benner Pike. (Behind Barnes & Noble), State College

Dickey’s is the catering and tailgating expert featuring authentic Texas Barbecue. Dickey’s has been in the catering business for over 40 years.

gigisdining.com 2080 Cato Ave., State College PA 16803

Old world sophistication meets modern elegance in the beautifully renovated Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge. Let Gigi’s host your next party or luncheon. Visit gigisdining.com to view their large group menus and Tailgate Party Packs. Call 814‑861‑3463 for reservations or more information.

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

Just two minutes from Penn State, this local favorite has swept the “Best Catering” category in State Col‑ lege 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 wed-

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ding reception or anything in between. Harrison’s provides options for delivery only, meal pickup, or full menus with setup and professional service.

Sheet rotates every few weeks and the desert menu rotates seasonally assuring the freshest ingredients, including many locally grown products.

Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia!

Lodge at Tussey Mountain

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

Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia!, offers all of the same deliciousness you are used to, plus any a la carte catering menu you can dream up such as, fresh‑baked salmon, roast beef, or one of their uniquely designed dessert items.

Herwig’s Austrian Bistro 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.

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

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

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. The menu is structured with a large selection to allow you to customize the scope, style and cost . They will provide you with personal assistance planning your event to make sure every detail meets your expectation. The Chef’s Fresh 40

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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.

Mountain View Country Club

mtviewcountryclub.com 814‑466‑7231; 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg

Nestled amid Central PA’s scenic splendor, Mountain View’s Club House is available for banquets, holiday parties, receptions, anniversary parties, business meetings and other special events. The Banquet Facilities accommodate groups from 10 to 300. Large windows surround the Ballroom and extend to the Patio’s outdoor seating, providing breathtaking views of Tussey Mountain and the Golf Course. Along with our unrivaled atmosphere, we provide impeccable service, award‑winning food and beverage and superior customer satisfaction.

Penn State Hospitality pennstatehotels.com 800‑233‑7505; Nittany Lion Inn & Penn Stater, University Park

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.

Ramada Conference Center ramadasc.com 814-238-3001; 1450 S. Atherton St., State College

The Ramada’s professional staff make your casual

Kelly’s Steak & Seafood or formal occasion a pleasure for everyone. With over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, they can accommodate small groups of 10 or large group functions up to 350 persons with complimentary on site parking. The Ramada’s banquet and conference menus have been designed to provide a wide variety of affordably-priced options, always delivered with impeccable service, award winning food and beverage, and superior customer satisfaction.

Rotelli

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

Let Rotelli make you look like the hero at your next party. Catering made easy with delicious pasta, salads, appetizers, chicken, veal and more! They deliver, set up and even serve if you need them to. Have your party at their place for up to 192 people. Business lunches, rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, team dinners, church gatherings and more! Let Rotelli do the work, you have the fun!

Zola Catering 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 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 to arrange every detail on your behalf.


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

Cafés & Coffee Shops Café Lemont sites.google.com/site/therealcafelemont/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. Sun‑ day, 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 has a warm friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy great conversation, delicious homemade treats and, of course, excellent coffee and espressobased 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!

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 814‑943‑9655; 2000 8th Ave., Altoona

Café on the Park 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

Great locally made foods along with a full supermarket.

Serving Altoona and the surrounding area since 1939.

W.C. Clarke

Panera Bread

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.

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

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

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.

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

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Eat n’Park

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

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.

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.

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, lunch or dinner, enjoy dining in the comfort of their indoor cafe. Out

Carnegie Inn & Spa

carnegieinnandspa.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 Dining Room (at The Nittany Lion Inn) nittanylioninn.psu.edu 814‑865‑8590; 200 W. Park Ave. State College

The Dining Room 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. Reservations are recommended.

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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.

Café Lemont sites.google.com/site/therealcafelemont 814‑321‑4337; PO Box 302, 921 Pike Street, Suite #103, Lemont Tuesday-Saturday 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 Restaurant (at the Penn Stater)

thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu 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. Reservations are recommended.

IHOP

ihop.com 814‑238‑1049., 1661 S Atherton St., State College

Visit for breakfast and enjoy their signature pancakes, or stop in later in the day and choose from their burgers, fried chicken, salads and other dinner classics.

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.

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

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

Panera Bread panerabread.com 814‑867‑8883; 1613 N Atherton St., State College

State College eatery and coffee shop that offers wireless internet.

The View at Mountain View mtviewcountryclub.com/theview; facebook.com/mtviewcountryclub 814 466 7231; 100 Elks Club Rd., Boalsburg

Surrounded by the premiere golf course of Mountain View Country Club, The View Restaurant & Bar is open to the public and great for any occasion. Guests enjoy breathtaking views of Tussey Mountain and Mount Nittany. Open daily for lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy indoor and seasonal outdoor dining. The View also offers the best Sunday Brunch in town and Happy Hour specials with discounts up to 50% off. Call 814-466-7231 for reservations or visit their website for more information.

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

Great locally made foods along with a full supermarket.

Whistle Stop Restaurant

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

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

Bakeries Gaffron’s Sunrise Bakery 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.

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.

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 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 students, Insomnia Cookies also has a catering menu for businesses, parties and other events. Insomnia Cookies…baked right, late night!

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.

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

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.

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!

Panera Bread panerabread.com 814‑867‑8883; 1613 N Atherton St., State College

State College eatery and coffee shop that offers wireless internet.

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

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A true piece of Americana, dine and enjoy their in‑house craft beers in a historic mill. Experience bold American flavors and the area’s finest handcrafted beers, including Seasonals and rotating Belgiums. The Gamble Mill offers the area’s best music room with local and national acts Friday‑Sunday.

Happy Valley Brewing Company

happyvalleybeer.com 814‑234 4406; 137 Elmwood St., State College

Visit Happy Valley’s newest brewery and restaurant and enjoy locally produced beers and food.

Otto’s Pub & Brewery ottospubandbrewery.com 814‑867‑6886; 2235 N. Atherton St., State College

Since 2002, Otto’s is THE place for award winning craft beer and fresh food. 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 from the brewing process! Many menu items, such as wings and fondue, feature beer as a centerpiece ingredient. They also offer a wide variety of distilled spirits and popular red and white wines. Family friendly, locally owned, and dedicated to customer satisfaction are some of the reasons Otto’s is an eating and drinking destination of choice!

Wineries

tiful 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 their wine. They grow premium grapes that produce wines with distinctive varietal character. Although they focus on dry whites and dry reds, their list of 20 wines has something that will please every palate.

Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery mtnittanywinery.com; facebook.com/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 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.

yards 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.

Oak Spring Winery

Sand Castle Winery

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

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 beau-

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.

Shade Mountain Vineyards

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

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While sitting outside on their expansive decks, you’ll marvel at the spectacular views of the vine-

The Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery

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

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

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.


Late Night Dining

everything from New York-style deli sandwiches to comfort food and pub favorites. Everything is always homemade from scratch... soups, breads, sauces and award-winning desserts are made in-house every day fresh from scratch. Their food festival feature menus are a must experience, check their website for their current feature festival menu.

American Ale House

Duffy’s Tavern

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.

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

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.

bar bleu

bar-bleu.com 814‑237‑0374; 114 S. Garner St., State College

Socializing and sports viewing awaits at bar bleu. Two different levels, two different styles, tons of personality and fantastic drinks including their signature “Fishbowl” concocted in it’s own 43oz tank! 22 HD screens display every game, every day upstairs and live music and a lounge vibe lives downstairs. Hungry? Their kitchen serves up authentic KansasCity style barbecue smoked onsite including smoked wings you’ll talk about!

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.

The Deli Restaurant

TheDeliRestaurant.com 814‑237‑5710; 113 Heister St., State College

An American kitchen since 1973, they serve up

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 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 Gigisdining.com 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.

Centre County! We offer Certified Angus beef, seafood, house made soups and desserts. Full bar, wine list and outdoor seating available.

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.

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

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.

Tavern Restaurant 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.

Whiskers (at The Nittany Lion Inn)

Hi‑Way Pizza

nittanylioninn.psu.edu 814‑865‑8580; 200 W. Park Ave. State College

The State College tradition for over 50 years, Hi-Way offers over 29 varieties of hand-spun pizzas with an endless combination of toppings they’ve got a pizza for everyone. Their vodka “flaky” crust pizza is simply a must have! Hi-Way uses only the freshest local and imported ingredients available to make their unique pizzas, pastas and desserts. Hi-Way delivers, you can even order on your smart phone!

Zola New World Bistro

HiwayPizza.com 814‑237‑0375; 1688 N. Atherton St., State College

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

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

The Inn at Nittany Summit

The casual lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn serves soups, salads, sandwiches and includes a full bar. Whiskers is open daily for lunch, dinner and latenight dining, and offers seasonal outdoor seating on the garden patio. Their menu offers items made from local and seasonal ingredients for the freshest taste, and now includes a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options. zolabistro.com 814‑237‑8474; 324 W. College Ave., State College

Zola’s menu changes every month, promising innovative entrees made with the freshest, local and 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.

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

Celebrate your next special occasion with us! Dine in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the best view in

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Local Products Berkey Creamery at Penn State creamery.psu.edu 814‑865‑7535; 119 Food Science Bldg, University Park

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.

Bonfatto’s Wing Sauce 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 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.

Delectable Delights by Heather

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 46

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family. They sell all natural gourmet dry soup mix. Online ordering available.

something that will please every palate.

Elk Creek Café + Aleworks

Herlocher’s Mustards

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

herlocherfoods.com

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!

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 & 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 and the area’s finest handcrafted beers, including Seasonals and rotating Belgiums. The Gamble Mill offers the area’s best music room with local and national acts Friday‑Sunday.

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 cheesemaker Israel King Singer.

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

At Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery, they strive to provide quality wines by beginning with sustainable agricultural practices in the vineyard as well as using energy-efficient products to make their wine. They grow premium grapes that produce wines with distinctive varietal character. Although they focus on dry whites and dry reds, their list of 20 wines has

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

The Hopshop Beer Market TheHopshopBeerMarket.com 814‑308‑9808; 117 Heister St., State College

Located directly under Z Bar and The Deli Restaurant, The Hopshop is a take-out beer boutique that features over 600 unique selections of American Craft and Specialty Imported beer. With 21 cold doors, mix-your-own 6 and 4 packs as well as a custom 8 tap growler filling station allows you to bring your own for a refill, or purchase one of theirs, The Hopshop is a beer geek’s dream!

Hogs Galore hogsgalore.com 814‑342‑7060

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 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‑orchards‑and‑sugarbush 814‑349‑4406; 7104 Brush Valley Rd., Rebersburg Available at local markets

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.

Meyer Dairy 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.

Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery mtnittanywinery; facebook.com/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


Available at local markets

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; 2235 N. Atherton St., State College

Since 2002, Otto’s is THE place for award winning craft beer and fresh food. 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 from the brewing process! Many menu items, such as wings and fondue, feature beer as a centerpiece ingredient. They also offer a wide variety of distilled spirits and popular red and white wines. Family friendly, locally owned, and dedicated to customer satisfaction are some of the reasons Otto’s is an eating and drinking destination of choice!

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

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.

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt

sweetfrogyogurt.com 814‑238‑9500; 281 Northland Center, State College

At Sweet Frog, their goal is to create the best frozen yogurt experience you’ve ever had. Stop in to create your own delicious frozen yogurt combination and then load it up with as many fresh toppings as you can choose. One visit and you’ll quickly see why many people around the country are embracing Sweet Frog.

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

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

Tait Farm Foods

suheypeppers.com

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

Live Music, Monkey Boys, and more.... just a damn good bar. Home of the famed Monkey Boy®, a nationally recognized signature drink served in a 48oz pitcher, The Saloon is a full-service bar with over 75 spirits, 16 beers on tap and close to 100 in the bottle American craft, import and domestic beers. The perfect mix of bar meets rock and roll show with the area’s best live music 7 nights a week!

Shade Mountain Vineyards

Suhey Peppers

twosistersfinacocina.com Available at local markets

Way Fruit Farm

HomeOfTheMonkeyBoy.com 814‑234‑1344; 101 Heister St., State College

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.

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.

Two Sisters Mexican Cooking Sauces

The Saloon

Join them for their 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 award-winning wine. Enjoy wines by the summer firelight on Campfire Fridays or visit for a winery tour and tasting. shademountainwinery.com 570‑837‑3644; 16140 Route 104, Middleburg

taste.

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. In the shop they 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 themselves on being the place to come for living locally, seasonally and always in good

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

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.

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

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.

Z Bar at The Deli Restaurant TheDeliRestaurant.com 814-237-5710; State College

Celebrating American craft beer with 57 drafts, a cask-conditioned “real ale” hand-pump beer engine, and a 150+ bottle list that would make your buddy jealous. True, American is their thing, but they have brews from all over the globe and oh yea, Winos... don’t fret. Z Bar rotates a stock of 30+ respected selections by the bottle/glass. Shot with your beer? Their backbar rocks a crazy collection... you’ll see. Local Food Guide

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The most comprehensive guide to dining in Happy Valley.

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