After watching Penn State close out their season with a huge win over Michigan State, I was in a good mood on Saturday and therefore willing to try something new that night. So I met some people at a place I'd never been before - Copperhead Grille in Center Valley - to do something I've never done before - watch the UFC pay-per-view event (a $45 event which Copperhead broadcasts for free!).

Copperhead Grille - a self-proclaimed sports grille - was packed when I got there a little after 9pm, but luckily George and Chris had already secured a table. I guess because I was still thinking about the PSU game, I noticed right away that every table in the place had a good view of at least one TV or the huge movie-theater screen, making it a great place to watch the big game - or in this case, the big fight.

As soon as I sat down, a waitress was at the table asking me if I'd like a drink; for how full the place was, I was impressed at the quick service.

I glanced over the menu, which was chock full of tasty-sounding creations like the Drunken Cowboy steak, the Chicken Penne Vodka pasta and the U-Need-A-Fajita. Since there were just too many choices for me to pick from, I asked George what was good - he recommended the Flat Bread Chicken Quesadillas. But I was feeling adventurous, so instead of ordering what was recommended, I ordered the Copperhead Favorite Fries- seasoned potato-wedge-type fries covered in melted cheeses and bacon with Cajun ranch for dipping. They were de-li-cious!

Based on my experience, Copperhead Grille has a great menu (including their drink and dessert menu, with champagne martinis and huge brownie-n-ice cream sundaes), equally good food and a great atmosphere for friends hanging out or even a date - although if you do decide to take your date to Copperhead on UFC night, make sure she doesn't mind the sight of blood.

Have you been to either Copperhead Grille location in Lehigh Valley?