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Steak au Poivre

Posted by Michele Frank on 09/30 at 02:46 PM

Whenever I want to impress someone with my cooking this is my go to recipe. I have yet to meet someone who dislikes it, and in fact, it usually becomes one of their favorite meals. Everyone in my family is in love with this steak. Every time I go home to visit them, they ask me to make this. While this is recipe is intended to serve two people, it can easily be doubled for more.

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Live Local Music

Super Mash Bros. to ‘One Up’ campus

Posted by Marcus Correll on 09/29 at 04:11 PM

Though this post’s title makes a joke from the Mario themed band, Super Mash Bros., fans of the band can take this seriously: they are going to be playing this Friday at 7 PM at Delta Upsilon, 229 Locust Lane.  Tickets for this event are $15 at the door or online.  Tickets can also be purchased in the HUB until Oct 1.

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Local Food Journey

Penn State Meat Sale

Posted by Michele Frank on 09/28 at 09:11 AM

While riding the bus to Innovation Park one morning, I saw a huge line of people standing outside a non-descript building. In my four years at Penn State, I never once paid any attention to this building, despite the fact that every football season I have walked past it on my way into Beaver Stadium. Outside there was a sign advertising a meat sale. Curious, I went online once I reached my destination and found what might be considered Penn State’s best kept secret. Almost every Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters, the Meat Laboratory holds a retail sale full of fresh cut, locally raised meat that is open to the public.

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Our Town

WPSU Set to Visit Portage for the Our Town Series

Posted by Whitney on 09/27 at 04:09 PM

WPSU is exploring the “gem of the mainline”—-Portage, PA for the 58th installment of the “Our Town” series. Community members from the Portage area are invited to attend a volunteer planning meeting to learn about the Our Town project. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Portage Area High School.  Anyone interested in the production is invited to attend.

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Sports

Penn State vs Iowa Preview

Posted by Joe Chuba on 09/27 at 11:26 AM

Steve Jones reviews Penn State’s win over Temple and previews the Nittany Lion’s Big Ten opener vs. Iowa.

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Local Food Journey

Butternut Squash, Apple, Gorgonzola Gratin

Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/24 at 12:22 PM

Here’s a recipe to add to your autumn arsenal. It’s tart and tangy and pairs well with slow-cooked pork and sweet pumpkin ale.

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Live Local Music

Elf Power Returns to State College, Plays Chronic Town

Posted by Ryan Chase on 09/23 at 05:31 PM

Facing heavy competition from the NFL’s Monday Night Football and Mad Mex’s infamous five dollar burrito special, Elf Power still managed to pull in a respectable crowd at Chronic Town. Elf Power did not disappoint, even if you were secretly hoping they had something to do with Keebler.

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Local Food Journey

Roasted Acorn Squash

Posted by Jessica Reilley on 09/23 at 01:13 PM

Fall is here! Which means it’s time for squash. Acorn squash, in particular, has great flavor and only requires a small amount of prep time to create a delicious side dish.

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Live Local Music

Ellen Campbell to Host Master Class Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Music Building II

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 09/23 at 11:49 AM

Ellen Campbell is sharing her expertise in horn with the public on Thursday, September 30, in the Music Building II from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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The State of Music in State College

Posted by Marcus Correll on 09/22 at 12:59 PM

During an Elf Power show at Chronic Town in downtown State College, I began to consider the current state of affairs for local indie-rock music.

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Local Food Journey

Pork and Apple Meatballs with Asian Plum Sauce

Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/21 at 12:41 PM

Thank you to Kim Tait from Tait Farms for sharing her recipe for pork and apple meatballs. They would make a nice addition to your tailgating table, or they can be served over noodles as a main course.

What is your favorite fall recipe? Share it here.

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Sports

Penn State vs Temple Preview

Posted by Joe Chuba on 09/21 at 09:13 AM

Steve Jones analyses Penn State’s shutout of Kent State and previews the 40th meeting of the Nittany Lions and Owls.

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Live Local Music

Reel Big Fish Play a Real Great Show

Posted by Marcus Correll on 09/20 at 02:30 PM

I may speak in pun, but the truth is that Reel Big Fish did give a great show. And it was probably the first time that “skank” was used in a non-inappropriate context at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

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Programming

Best Bets - Sept. 20 - 26, 2010

Posted by Greg Petersen on 09/20 at 09:47 AM

Latin Music, Oregano and Cows, and The State of the University

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Live Local Music

Go Go Gadjet at Café 210

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 09/17 at 01:41 PM

When I arrived at Café 210 on Wednesday, Go Go Gadjet was setting up an extravagant light display and smoke machines. I had high expectations. When the band opened up with Boom Boom Pow from the Black Eyed Peas, I realized it was just another cover band performing in a pseudo-night club.

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