Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WIAW : Penn State Edition

Happy Wednesday everyone!   This week I got to go up to my alma mater- Penn State- for a recruiting trip.  It was a lot of fun and I thought it would be interesting to share what I ate while I was there.  Here's a quick look at my day, along with my eats!


I woke up at 6:30 to go for a run in the morning.  I always loved running around campus when I was a student, so every time I visit I try to go for a jog!  I ended up running five miles, and stopped at Starbucks on my way back to my hotel.  I ordered a pumpkin spice latte with coconut milk- the syrup they use has condensed milk in it so it's not vegan, but I had to have my annual PSL!


The career fair started at 10:00, so I had to check out of my hotel and head to the college to set up around 9:00.  There was some food out for us, so I had some water and fruit salad.  Students started to come right away, so I didn't really have much time to eat!


I snuck away around 12:45 to grab some lunch.  There was a huge picnic set up outside (the fresh air felt AMAZING) and there were so many options!  They had salad, pasta, gluten free sandwiches, vegan and vegetarian wraps, and regular options as well.  I grabbed a roasted veggie wrap with hummus spread and some salad and chips along with more coffee to get me through the rest of the day.


We tore down our display around 4:00, and I hurried out to meet up with some friends for dinner!  I still know a few people that stayed in the State College area after college for work, so any time I'm visiting we always try to meet up.  We ended up going to Olde New York where I got a delicious black bean burger (seriously..the best one I've ever had, even though it looks kind of gross in the picture) with some fries and a Firey Mule (Fireball with ginger beer and lime juice- amazing!).  We stayed for a while catching up, then I headed home.


I got back home around 8:30 and ate some orzo salad along with a pumpkin beer while I caught up with Dan and Selma!  Perfect way to end the day!



What are some of your favorite things to do when you visit your college?
Any other pumpkin beer lovers?  It's my favorite type of seasonal beer!
Best thing you've had recently?  That black bean burger is seriously amazing...

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22 comments:

  1. YAS Pumpking is the best! Well, actually, I like O Fallons Pumpkin better, but whatever.

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  2. I used to visit my college (Ohio State!) pretty regularly because my parents used to live in Columbus. Now they moved here to Virginia so it's rare I get to go back and visit!

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  3. Ahhh great day of eats!!! I love pumpkin beer and my fave is Pumpking!

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  4. I love PSU! My older sister went there and I used to love visiting her and now I want to go back and visit :)

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  5. My sister is at PSU now so it gives me an excuse to back frequently- our go to place is Happy Valley Brewing (excellent beer, great menu, and since she doesnt have a car we like to go somewhere she can't walk to from campus). I feel like every time I'm back there is a new delicious food place in State College!

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    1. Ohhh I don't think I've ever been there to be honest!

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  6. I'm going to Southern Tier Brewery this weekend! I'm going to drink ALL the Pumking, haha. Glad you had a great trip!

    Sarah
    www.thesurznickcommonroom.com

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    1. And I hope that you have a great trip! Weather is going to be perfect!

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  7. Well, I went to a private Christian University so if I ever end up on campus, I usually try to do something scandalous like have sex in one of the washrooms or drink beer and pee in the bushes. Pretty much exactly what I did when I went there in my 20's.

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  8. I love pumpkin beer and I'm glad some of my favorite places are getting it on tap this week. I recently had a vegan burger that was sooo good...it has tiny onion rings and a vegan creole remoulade which was different but very good!

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    1. That sounds amazing..might have to figure out how to make it for myself :)

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  9. I love pumpkin beer and seeing it out has me so bummed now that i cant have gluten. Has anyone ever seen a gluten free pumpkin beer?! I must find it!

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    1. I haven't specifically looked for it but I'm sure there are some out there! I have seen a pumpkin cider that you might like :)

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  10. A coconut milk PSL?! That sounds even better than the original!

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