Brew pubs:Any suggestions for good food in state college?
Fantastic food, and the beer is good depending on what you get. They hit more than they miss. They also have my absolute favorite dish in State College. They smoke chicken thighs, then fry them to get the skin crispy and serve them with a side of buffalo sauce (the sweet and spicy garlic is my favorite), blue cheese, and celery. They're incredible.
-Happy Valley Brewing
Beer is coming along, but if you don't get the short rib nachos, don't bother as their food is trying to be a lot better than it actually is.
Go to the one on North Atherton, not the one downtown. Huge tap list and the food is pretty good too.
Every whiskey you can think of, decent beer list. Has a really small food list, but the chicken sandwich is worth it.
Pretty much if you just want to drink and hang out. It's a really cool basement bar.
If you're a fan of southern chinese food, this is your place. The hot pots are awesome (I recommend the fish). Mapo tofu is delicious. And they have an eggplant casserole that is mindblowingly good.
-Big Bowl Noodle House
More Taiwanese than anything else. But if that's your jam, go here. It's cash only, so make sure you bring cash.
Don't bother, the pizza in State College sucks.
-Plaza Mexican Bar & Grill
This is the only place to go for great mexican food. Their margaritas aren't anything to write home about, but the food makes up for it. If you like spicy, be sure to ask for the habanaro hot sauce. It's a delicious homemade hot sauce that for whatever reason, they don't advertise that they have. Also, the table side guac is really cool. They bring over a cart and make it right in front of you.
It is what it is.
Has the best bagels in town, and the breakfast sandwich is really good.
A bit outside state college, but best breakfast joint by a mile. The coffee bar makes a mean latte too.