Thursday, September 28, 2006

Oktoberfest 2006

Guten tag!

Join us as we welcome the Nittany Lions back to Happy Valley and celebrate Oktoberfest 2006 on Saturday, September 30th!

The Lions host the northwestern wildcats at 3:30pm - the game will be televised on ABC. The wildcats have weathered a difficult season/ year already, but this is Big Ten Football and the Lions need to be ready. northwestern has a young and agile quarterback - named Kafka - here's hoping the Lion's D will Metamorphosize his backside.

This is a Diesel Tailgate extravaganza - check out the diesel website (see link on the side) for tons more information. We will be serving a huge variety of German fare and tailgating favorites. We also have some fun activities planned!

Accuweather's current forecast is clouds and sun with a high of 60 degrees (Real Feel 57) - and at night it's going to be in the 40s - there's a chance of thunderstorms - no accumulation is in the forecast - but it's best to be prepared...

The parking lots open at 8am - we will be there waiting in line when they do - Our goal, as always, is lot 13 - you will be able to find us by looking for the Diesel flags and the submarine flag topper. For more detailed directions, please contact us for cell phone numbers.

If you think you may be in town, let us know a.s.a.p. so we can plan accordingly. If you need directions or more information, you can email us or check out the diesel website.

Auf der Löwe!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

PENN STATE v younstown state

Greetings fans,

Penn State does battle with the Penguins of Youngstown State on Saturday, September 16th at Beaver Stadium. Game time is set for 3:30pm and the game will be televised on ESPNU. The penguins are defending champions of the Gateway conference and a fairly formidable team in their league. The Lions can't be looking behind or ahead this week - they must concentrate on the game at hand.

The current forecast is Sunshine and a high of 77.

The gates to the parking lots open at 8am and due to the changes in the parking lots we plan to be there early to assess the new layout. Our plan is still to be in Lot 13 - email us for cell phone numbers if you don't already have them.

We'll be serving some wines from around the world - along with complimentary fare ("you are so good looking") - as always, all are welcome. Send us an email (or call) if you think you'll be around for the game.

Hope to see you there!

2 the Lion!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

If you are lucky enough

to be going to the game this weekend - you know what I'm talking about - PSU is encouraging you to wear white as our unifying color. Away game white out -


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain

Well, we did tailgate, but not in Lot 13 (or anywhere near there) - so I, sadly, can not report first hand about the parking changes.

We parked in the Eisenhower parking garage - under cover and just a short walk to the stadium - no open flames (we brought pre-heated food) and no open container (they weren't "open" for long) - but it was a really great "alternative venue" - it was a small group and we just couldn't stomach the idea of sitting in the mud for 5 hours just to go and sit in the rain for 4 hours just to have to go home and clean everything. That morning we went to Wegmans and got some fried chicken, ribs and potato pancakes from the deli, some cheeses and meats. We re-heated the food at mom's and filled our thermos carafes with hot water. Mr & Mrs Olah brought delicious treats from the family farm, including fresh salsa and roasted red peppers. It was a pretty good spread and we were so happy to be out of the elements, especially the mud!

So it worked out great - the new career development building and new creamery provided warm, dry and clean bathrooms. We parked in an "end spot" and had a whole "Xed out" area to set up the tables and chairs.

At around 2pm we donned our rain gear (rubber suits for grown ups) and we headed over to the stadium - We walked around the North end of the stadium and I noticed that the "blue parking" in lot 13 was not full, but, as we expected, the yellow parking is in that next area - it was pretty full. The lots looked terrible though - puddles of mud.

we got to our seats about 50 minutes before the game and were able to see the kids warming up and listen to the band.

The game was good - Morelli surprised me - lots of work to be done before next week; lots.