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New Orleans Themed Restaurant “Duo” Set to Open

Happy Valley is about to receive a great heaping plateful of southern hospitality. Duo—a New Orleans themed restaurant—is opening soon in downtown State College. Currently, there is no exact opening date, but this upscale restaurant and bar will be taking the place of Tony’s Big Easy at 129 South Pugh Street. General Manager Rob Cleapor says Duo will be an exciting mix between a delicious restaurant and a classy bar.

Duo is unique in the fact that they have based their theme entirely off of their choice in a chef. After what Cleapor describes as “an intensive interview process”—including tastings from several candidates—Chef John Calon was the top pick.

Calon has been a chef in New Orleans for 16 years, and specializes in Cajun and Creole cooking — the two regional styles Louisiana is best known for. Deciding to root the entire concept of a restaurant based off of one chef’s background is really something, and speaks volumes of his talent. I for one can’t wait to taste what Chef Calon has to offer, and will eagerly be awaiting Duo’s opening!

For more information, you can check out Duo’s Facebook page.

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Catie Simpson

Catie is a junior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She's also the resident townie and culinary enthusiast due to a brief stint at the CIA (the culinary school not the secret government agency). She currently works at a Baby Temperament Lab on campus where she tries to get babies to do dangerous things. She's also on the twitter.

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