Best Joint: Beulah’s Bar-B-Que
Where: 112 S. Garner Street, State College, PA 16802. (814)-237-0374
What: Great BBQ in an unexpected location
Why: Central Pennsylvania is generally known for the Amish and perhaps college football. Who would have thought that you could find great BBQ in the middle of this mostly rural area? Certainly not me, but Beulah’s does deliver great Kansas City-style BBQ food at reasonable prices. They serve up great steaks, chops, and ribs with a six-pack of homemade, “slathering” sauces – literally provided to you in a cardboard 6-pack holder. Usually I’m much too full, but the desserts including bread pudding kick butt. They’ve also got a jazz bar called the Bar Bleu located in the basement. The bar is awash in blue neon light that might hurt your head if you’re prone to migraines, but otherwise it’s a great time with great music. So, if you’re not headed down south, try Beulah’s for an authentic BBQ taste!