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state college yearly update

The start of a new school year is upon us. so here i am again with the need for a new update of anything new and worthwhile in or near state college

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  1. Fuji Jade is still #1 for cocktails, sushi & great Cantonese food. The owner will offer dim sum at his 100 Degree Hot Pot restaurant starting in the fall - not sure if this will just be a weekend thing or not, but who cares!! DIM SUM in State College! Woot Woot!!

    Big Spring Spirits is a new distillery that opened recently in Bellefonte. Nice drinks, good atmosphere, nibbles are a bit overpriced at this point.

    Tadashi near Cafe 210 is a great new ramen place (no vegetarian broth bases at all, tho, weirdly enough) that also offers yakitori and sushi. Haven't had the sushi, and every time I've been they were out of chicken hearts and livers. Bummer.

    Chopstick Express *still* makes killer Sichuan food at night.

    Not sure if you've been to the Greek, but that's pretty decent as well (if not super-new).

    1. Oh, and.... one freshman suicide, several assaults and cases of vandalism just this last weekend.

      http://www.statecollege.com/news/colu...

      Welcome back, students.

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        1. re: Chowrin

          That's a city, tho -- not the nicest town in "Happy Valley".

              1. re: linguafood

                Pitt's were mostly booze issues. You should see Penn's blotter.

                1. re: sal_acid

                  This podcast took me straight back to my college days -

                  http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio...

                  I had lots of HS friends at PSU. It is a wonder we survived the visits.

                  1. re: cleobeach

                    Yes, there are two TAL episodes on PSU - they revisited after the Sandusky scandal.

                    1. re: cleobeach

                      I meant University of PA in Philly. But yeah.

                    2. re: sal_acid

                      Thx, but I get enough sexual assault, rape and vandalism alerts as it is.

          1. Dim sum now available every day 11 AM - 4 PM at 100 Degree Hot Pot.

            Perfect hangover brunch for weekends :-)