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2400 Allen Street in Uptown
Dallas, Texas 75204

214-239-1990

State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood restaurants that's as real and as effortlessly fun as the people who frequent it.

A place for a quick cocktail, or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list.

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Book Your Holiday Party at State & Allen!

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Have you booked your holiday party yet?!

 

If not – it’s not too late! State & Allen still has a few openings later this year in our Dallas party room, and we’d love to be your one-stop-shop for all your party planning needs. Whether you are hosting a corporate event or an intimate event with close friends and family, State & Allen can help!

 

All-Inclusive Pricing

No one wants to be nickel and dimed when planning a party. We get it. That’s why State & Allen offers you all-inclusive pricing. Simply tell us how many you expect, what types of food you are requesting, and other pertinent details, and our team will work up a quote with everything included.

 

Open Feel

Nothing about our parties is stuffy – including the space! You’ll love that our Dallas party room has indoor/outdoor capabilities, giving you plenty of room to mix and mingle. We can also do a full, seated meal with tables for everyone, or a standing room only event with heavy appetizers and plenty of standing tables for people to move between. The vibe is completely up to you!

 

The Menu is Up to You!

Let us know what you have in mind for the event, and we will tailor a menu specifically for you! Have a dish you love at State & Allen and want to serve it at your Dallas event? We can do that! Or are you looking for something complete new? Just ask! From entrees, to salads, to starters, to specialty cocktails and more – State & Allen will tailor the menu to your needs.

 

Audio/Visual Capabilities

Many times our clients ask if they can pipe in special music or show a slideshow, and the answer is yes! State & Allen has the technology readily available; all you have to do is ask.

 

So what are you waiting for?! If your holiday party isn’t booked yet, give State & Allen a call and let us show you why we are the best restaurant in Dallas!

 

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Dog Friendly Restaurants: Bring your Pup to State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Did you know that State & Allen was dog friendly before being dog friendly was even a thing?

That’s right! State & Allen was the first patio in Dallas to allow dogs to join! We’ve been doing it since before it was cool. So the next time you’re planning to take a stroll over to State & Allen for brunch, happy hour, or a nice Dallas dinner, bring your pup and sit on the patio! It’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of the great Fall patio weather.

 

Upcoming Event: Snackin’ Waggin’ at State & Allen

October 15: 11am-2pm

Not only are dogs allowed on our dog friendly Dallas patio, but we also love hosting events where your dogs are invited! We recently did a Puppy Pool Party, and because it was so much fun, we’re hosting another event on October 15.

 

Join us from 11am-2pm on Saturday, Oct. 15 for brunch, and treat your dog to something special too! We’ll have the Snackin’ Waggin’ on site at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, serving up gourmet, healthy treats for your furbabies. It’s an ice cream truck for dogs! You can feel good about purchasing treats from the Snackin’ Waggin’ because all of their treats are homemade with the highest quality ingredients and cooked to retain as many nutrients as possible. These treats are perfect for dogs with allergies or sensitive tummies. Even better, 100% of the proceeds to go rescuing homeless dogs!  

 

Brunch for you; treats for your dog! It’s a win-win! Join us on our dog friendly Dallas patio on Oct. 15, as we enjoy this beautiful Fall weather and a little extra time with our four-legged friends. Brunch will be served from 10am-3pm, so you can leisurely enjoy the best brunch in Uptown Dallas, along with a Bloody Mary or two. 

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Going Green: Gourmet Dallas Salads at State & Allen

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Salads at State & Allen are anything but boring.

 

We realize salads have gotten a bad rap, so for that reason, our team has worked hard to put together a menu of salads that are unique, healthy, and oh so delicious – just the way a gourmet salad should be. Let us introduce you to some of our favorite gourmet Dallas salads, available for order at lunch or dinner:

 

Kale & Broccoli Salad

We’ll start with the newest addition to the salad menu. Packed with antioxidants, our kale and broccoli salad is loaded with carrots, cucumbers, fennel, dried blueberries, spiced almonds, goat cheese, and a homemade lemon-herb dressing. It really is a great way to eat your greens and enjoy them too!

 

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad

Here’s one you won’t find just anywhere: the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad. Fresh Ahi tuna is seared, then sliced and placed on a bed of Napa cabbage, carrots, radish, cucumbers, jicama, peanuts, and our miso peanut vinaigrette. So good and filling, you won’t even realize you “just ordered the salad.”

 

Mediterranean Salad

The perfect go-to Dallas lunch salad, we highly recommend the Mediterranean salad with olives, artichokes, red bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes drizzled in a feta vinaigrette. And bonus: you’ll receive warm pita slices and hummus on the side.

 

The Original Silver Bowl Salad

No list of State & Allen salads would be complete without mentioning the granddaddy of them all, and our most popular salad – the Silver Bowl Salad! Aptly named because of the silver bowl it comes in, this salad is chock-full of goodness. We start with a bed of romaine lettuce, then pile it high with spicy chicken, orange slices, grapes, red bell peppers, bacon bits, and two dressings – the Caesar and the vinaigrette. So good!!

 

Lunch is the perfect time to pop into our Dallas restaurant and bar and order one of our gourmet salads! See you this week at State & Allen for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or anytime! 

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Bourbon 101: Understanding the Terminology

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It all starts with one sip.

 

You take one sip of the good stuff, and you’re hooked. And as your love for bourbon grows, so does your interest in understanding what all the terms mean. Don’t you worry – State & Allen is here with a crash course in some of the most popular bourbon terminology:

 

Mashbill

 

Mashbill is simply the recipe that is used to create the bourbon. Each distillery has its own propriety method, using it’s own custom blend of corn, barley, rye, or other yeasts.

 

Straight Bourbon

 

Straight bourbon is bourbon that has been aged in its barrel for at least 2 years. In 1964, Congress passed laws around bourbon production, ruling that in order to be called bourbon, it must be aged in new, charred oak barrels, have at least 51% corn, have nothing added but water and yeast, be produced in the United States, and cannot be distilled more than 160 proof.

 

High Rye Bourbon

 

Bourbons are traditionally made with a blend of corn, rye, and barley. As you might have guessed, high rye means that the rye content is much higher than the average 8-10% rye. State & Allen carries several high rye bourbons including Basil Hayden, a light, spicy rye, and Bulleit, a rye that is a little more fruity.

 

Wheated Bourbons

 

As we mentioned, most bourbons use a blend of corn, rye, and barley, but there are some – called wheated bourbons or wheaters – that use wheat in place of rye for a blend of corn, wheat, and barley. Maker’s Mark and Wellers are two of the most popular wheated bourbons at State & Allen’s restaurant and bar in Dallas, Texas.

 

Single Barrel Bourbon

 

Single barrel bourbon means that the bourbon in that barrel has never mingled with bourbon from another barrel. The trick to single barrel bourbon is that no two bottles are alike. The bourbon may taste different from bottle to bottle, depending on where that specific barrel was stored or what characteristics it took on from the barrel’s wood. Blanton is a great example of a single barrel bourbon if you want to try one at State & Allen.

 

Ready to sip some great bourbon? Visit State & Allen this week for a wide selection of bourbon at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas!

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Burgers at State & Allen

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With all the gourmet entrees and amazing craft cocktails on our Dallas, Texas menu, it’s easy to forget about the simple things. A perfect example: the State & Allen burgers!

 

Yall – if you haven’t ever ordered a burger at State & Allen, then you’re missing out! It’s absolutely one of the best burgers in Dallas. Here are 5 things you don’t know about our long-lost favorite, the burger at State & Allen:

 

We Use a Signature Meat Patty.

State & Allen patties are made fresh with a signature blend of ground brisket, veal, and chuck unless otherwise stated. The combination of meats provides a great flavor – with tons of juiciness to sink your teeth into.

 

Two New Burgers Were Recently Added to Our Menu.

Of course, all burger are made-to-order, so technically you can get the burger just how you want it. If you want a signature burger though, we’re got two new ones for you to try! One is the Patty Melt, loaded with gooey cheddar, Swiss and caramelized, beer-drenched onions, all served on a rye bun. The other is the Cubano White Collar, which uses a combination of Kobe beef and Bershire pork in the patty, then is stacked high with ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and our S&A mustard.

 

Substitutions are Welcome.

The standard side with our burgers is of course fresh cut French fries, but you are welcome to substitute potato salad, a side salad, sweet potato fries, fruit, or even a cup of soup. Just let us know!  

 

Gluten Free Buns are Available.

At State & Allen, we want to be sensitive to your dietary needs, so if you need a gluten free bun, just ask! Our server can make that happen so you can enjoy all the goodness of one of the best burgers in Dallas!

 

Come Tuesday at get Half Priced Drafts to Go with Your Burger.

What’s our favorite day to order a burger? That would be Tuesday, since Tuesdays at State & Allen are half priced draft days! Because really, what’s better than a burger with an ice cold beer?!

 

See you this week at State & Allen for the best burgers in Dallas!

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What You Need to Know about Dallas’ Newest Restaurant: Ross & Hall

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It’s not open yet, but we’ll spill the beans: State & Allen is opening a sister restaurant in the Deep Ellum/Downtown Dallas area.

 

Get ready folks because Ross & Hall is coming this Fall, and we hope you love the concept as much as we do! Here are a few things you need to know about Dallas’ newest restaurant:

 

Dallas Scratch Kitchen & Beer Garden

While State & Allen has the Dallas scratch kitchen and craft cocktails down to an art, Ross & Hall will take that a step further by offering a full beer garden. That’s right – everything from impeccable craft beers from the likes of Lakewood Brewing Co. to the everyday mainstays like Miller Lite will be on tap. Your favorite brews and plenty of new ones to try – all ice cold and ready to be enjoyed. But know that Ross & Hall isn’t all beer. We’ll have a full menu of carefully chosen wine, bourbon, and other spirits as well.

 

New Restaurant. New Menu.

Don’t just assume that this is State & Allen 2.0. While we’ll definitely be bringing the best of State & Allen to Dallas’ newest restaurant, we’ll also be customizing the menu to the palette of the area. Expect to see new entrees on the menu, and we’ll continue to tweak that menu as the restaurant opens and feedback is given. Ross & Hall may be a mere 3 miles from State & Allen, but we recognize that this is a different area and we want you to call it your own!

 

Green Initiatives are a Priority.

As with State & Allen and Social Pie, the owners of Ross & Hall value our environment. State & Allen has gone through rigorous steps to be awarded as one of the greenest restaurants in Dallas, and you can expect that Ross & Hall will be no exception. It’s the little things that add up and make a difference.

 

Stay tuned for more information to come on opening dates for Ross & Hall! If you or anyone else you know are interested in applying to work at Ross & Hall, email us at rosshall@calwink.com.

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Mark Your Calendar: Puppy Pool Party at State & Allen!

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You already know that State & Allen has the most dog friendly patio in Uptown Dallas.

 

In fact, we were the FIRST patio in Dallas to allow pets!

 

And with National Dog Day just around the corner, State & Allen wants to honor both you and your four-legged best friend with the perfect way to beat the summer heat – a Puppy Pool Party!

 

The party will take place on August 26 (National Dog Day), and here’s just a preview into what we’ve got up our sleeves!

 

Puppy Pools

 

I guess it goes without saying that you can’t have a pool party without a pool. We’ll keep your pup cool with pools conveniently located on the State & Allen patio for them to splash around in. It’s fun for your dog – and entertainment for you – all in one!

 

Snackin’ Waggin’ Truck

 

Have you seen the Snackin’ Waggin’ around town? Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery runs the Snackin’ Waggin’ and provides – you guessed it – a food truck for dog treats! Treat your dog to wholesome doggy treats that give them great nutrition and proceeds from the sales go to the dog rescue Hound Haven.

 

Adult & Puppy Snow Cones

 

We’re not sure what goes into puppy snow cones, but they are sure to be good! Adult snow cones will be on hand too! (Feel free to ask us to spike yours with something good!)

 

Dallas Drink Specials

 

Speaking of spiked drinks, State & Allen will be serving up a wide variety of Dallas drink specials featuring Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, and Crown Royal. You won’t want to miss our handcrafted cocktails at just a fraction of the price! Of course, we’ll also have a wide selection of craft beer and wine on hand as well.

 

The event runs for 4-7pm on the State & Allen patio, and we can’t wait to see you there!

 

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What’s New on the State & Allen Brunch Menu?

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State & Allen’s weekend brunch is an Uptown Dallas hotspot, and it’s easy to understand why.

 

Folks love sleeping in, then stopping by for brunch and drinks on the patio. It’s a great chance to catch up on the week with friends – and feel free to bring your four-legged pals too because our patio is dog friendly!  

 

The State & Allen Brunch has been a Dallas favorite for some time now, but it doesn’t mean we let the menu get stale! Recently we added some delicious new Dallas brunch offerings that are sure to impress:

 

Pulled Pork Migas

If it’s TexMex you crave – all day, everyday – then take a chance on our delicious migas! Avocado, black beans, corn pico, queso fresco, crema, and tomatillo sauce and carefully folded in with eggs and tortilla chips for a south-of-the-border treat. Pair it with a mimosa, and you’re all set!

 

Sweet Potato Pancakes

A heartier – and healthier – version of the original favorite, our sweet potato pancakes are drizzled in fresh agave maple syrup and a dollop of Greek yogurt cream cheese. Apple chicken sausage is served on the side for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

 

Breakfast Pizza

We’re a fan of pizza for breakfast – even if it’s just cold leftovers from the fridge – but this version tops cold pizza any day. Topped with ham, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, corn pico, avocado, and eggs, it’s the perfect pizza for breakfast.

 

Don’t forget to order a House Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Screwdriver, or Greyhound for just $3 each to accompany your meal! Bloody Mary Bar is just $5 and lets you create your own with an array of delicious toppings.

 

Come on in to State & Allen this weekend and enjoy the best brunch in Uptown Dallas! Brunch is served from 10am – 3pm each Saturday and Sunday, and we can’t wait to see you then!

Droolworthy Dishes of Instagram: State & Allen Edition

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Our friends over at Damon Eats – a food, travel, and hospitality blogger who loves to try new things – has posted some swoonworthy – or should we say droolworthy – photos of our State & Allen dishes that we just couldn’t resist sharing with you! Thank you Damon Eats for spreading the word on our scratch kitchen, Uptown Dallas restaurant!

Prepare to get hungry!!

Sweet Potato Pancakes: You guys, these Sweet Potato Pancakes are to die for! Topped with our greek yogurt cream cheese and agave maple syrup – then served with a side of apple chicken sausage, you’ll be wishing every day was brunch at State & Allen.

 

Egg in a Basket: It’s just what it sounds like. We cook the eggs into the bread, then serve with a side of purple potato and bacon hash. The traditional breakfast just got better.

 

Blueberry Basil Margarita: It’s almost too pretty to drink! This stunning cocktail is as good as it looks, made with fresh blueberries and basil, a little agave, lime juice, and Dulce Vita tequila.

 

And just for grins…we’re going to throw in a few other recent pictures that have been posted in the last month by our guests:

 

Bloody Mary Bar: This Bloody Mary is divine. State & Allen has the only Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown, a fabulous way to start your weekend. Make a bloody that looks this good should be a crime!

 

Chef Specials: The Chef Specials at State & Allen are one of the reasons our guests come back again and again. Here’s one of our showstoppers: Ribeye steak drizzled in chimichurri sauce, then served with grilled zucchini, red bell peppers, and asparagus. Yum!

See – we told you that you’d be drooling by the end of this post! Visit us at State & Allen this week for these and other amazing scratch kitchen entrees in Dallas!

Start Your Meal off Right with Appetizers at State & Allen

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Whether you are enjoying lunch or dinner with us or just wandered in for drinks and apps, the State & Allen appetizer menu will not disappoint. Freshly made with gourmet ingredients, there is something for everyone on the menu.

 

Tried & True Favorites

Not feeling adventurous? That’s okay – because State & Allen has some delicious mainstays. Our State & Allen Chicken Strips were recently named among the best chicken strips in Uptown Dallas by Best Food Feed Dallas, noted for their signature herb and spice coating and amazing dipping sauces (cilantro ranch anyone?!). Another favorite: the Triple Dip. Our Triple Dip is hummus, spinach artichoke dip, and tomato feta salsa all served with warm pitas and tortilla chips.  And of course, you can’t go wrong with Crispy Fried Calamari served with cilantro ranch and chili sauce either.

 

Boards

Want a variety of small bites? Go for our Cheese Board or Charcuterie Board. Both pair well with any of the wines on our extensive Dallas wine list,  and are overflowing with gourmet cheeses, artisanal cured meats, bacon onion jam, gherkins, marcona almonds, pickled berries, and more.

 

What’s New?

State & Allen is always coming up with new ways to prove we’re committed to being the best restaurant in Uptown, and the appetizer menu is no exception. We love adding new things, such as the brand new Brick Oven Crab Dip, served with herbed crackers and tortilla chips. YUM! Also new, the Korean Duck Shumai is a form of dumpling served with pickled veggies and gochujang orange sauce.

 

Ready to dig in? Our Dallas appetizers are the perfect accompaniment to Happy Hour, lunch, dinner, or late night drinks. In fact, you can even make a light meal out of the S&A Chicken Strips! Visit us this week and we’ll save you a seat on the patio!

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State & Allen Chicken Strips - best chicken strips in Uptown Dallas

Join State & Allen: Ballast Point Tasting Event

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Craft beer tastings in Dallas are one of our favorite events at State & Allen because they give everyone a chance to try some fabulous new beers and learn a thing or two in the process.

 

Ballast Point is a favorite at State & Allen, and if you ask us why, it is in the taste. Ballast Point is smooth, made only with the highest quality ingredients and perfected until the right balance of flavor, aroma, color, and hops is met. Bottom line – each variety is delicious and easy to drink any day of the week.

 

Anyway, we love Ballast Point so we’re excited to welcome these folks into State & Allen – the best restaurant and bar in Dallas - for a Ballast Point Tap Takeover!

 

What is a Tap Takeover?

 

Ballast Point will be taking over the tap, showcasing some of their most popular summer beers. Just some into the restaurant and enjoy the fun with us!

 

What Ballast Point Brews will the Featured?

 

The event is titled “Summer of Sculpin” because Ballast Point will highlight its Sculpin line of IPAs. The Sculpin IPA – named for the Sculpin fish - is hopped at 5 stages, with notes of apricot, lemon, mango, and peach. It’s a gold medal ale that is great as-is, or infused with other flavors. Here are a few varieties you can expect to try:

 

·      Pineapple Sculpin

·      Grapefruit Sculpin

·      Habanero Sculpin

 

When is this Beer Tasting Event?

 

Our Ballast Point Beer Tasting in Dallas, Texas will take place on Monday, July 10, from 6-10pm. Perfect timing because Mondays also happen to be half priced pizza all day at State & Allen! What’s better than delicious, ooey gooey gourmet pizza made-to-order, paired with amazing craft beer?!

 

Join us Monday, July 10, at State & Allen for great craft beer from Ballast Point and pizza! 

Brewery Spotlight: Tupps Brewery

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State & Allen Kitchen + Bar recently revamped our beers on tap and we added a couple from a local Dallas-Fort Worth area brewery: Tupps Brewery.

 

Tupps Brewery – located in McKinney, Texas - hit the scene in 2015 and they won us over with their nod to rustic, historic Texas (the brewery is located adjacent to an old cotton mill after all), all while using state-of-the-art techniques to create some really great beer. Not to mention, State & Allen loves supporting local Dallas craft breweries. Here is Tupps recipe for success:

 

Step 1: Start with the Taste

When creating craft beer at Tupps Brewery, the founders – Keith Lewis and Tupper Patnode – turn to their tastebuds first. A blend of creativity, smell, and taste goes into deciding whether it makes the cut, and if it does, it moves on to Step 2.

 

Step 2: Refine with Technology

Once the beer tastes good and everyone is pleased with the product, Tupps Brewery uses its state-of-the-art equipment to add quality control and consistency to each batch.

 

Step 3: Taste the Beer Again

At the end of the day, it’s about the taste. Tupps goes back and tries the beer again, ensuring each batch is delicious.

 

So What’s on Tap at State & Allen?

Great question! 2 of our favorites from Tupps Brewery are currently featured on tap at State & Allen:

 

·      TUPPS Day Off: We love this beer because it’s easy to drink any day of the week! Light, refreshing… sip it on the patio with friends at State & Allen and you won’t be disappointed!

·      Raspberry Shade: The perfect seasonal beer for summer, TUPPS Raspberry Shade blends the taste of sweet summer berries into the classic wheat beer, TUPPS Texas Shade. It will soon be your summer go-to beer!

 

Join us at State & Allen this week to enjoy the best craft beer on tap and delicious drink specials in Dallas everyday of the week!

Best Cocktails in Uptown Dallas: Summer Cocktails at State & Allen

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Ready to beat this summer heat?

Looking for a refreshing, light and delicious cocktail, expertly crafted with only the best ingredients?

Then look no further than State & Allen!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Uptown Dallas has everything you need to beat the summer heat. Take a seat on our glorious patio and order up one of these noteworthy cocktails:

 

Peach Palmer

State & Allen’s delicious – and alcoholic – twist on the traditional Arnold Palmer mixes sweet iced tea and lemonade with Peach Brandy and New Amsterdam Peach Vodka. That little touch of peach adds the perfect punch to your favorite summertime beverage!

 

Blueberry Basil Margarita

Your summertime standby just got a little sweeter with fresh blueberries and basil added! We make our margaritas with only the best - Dulce Vita tequila for a smooth finish that packs a punch.

 

Cucumber Jalapeno Mule

Love Moscow Mules? Then give this one a shot! The Effen Cucumber Vodka brings a delicious summery twist to the old classic, and jalapenos add the perfect amount of spice. It’s savory, light, and perfect for sipping on the patio.

 

Melon Sangria

Fruity and light, this citrusy sangria is far less heavy than the red wine standby. Plus – you’ll love the fresh melon balls added for flavor and garnish!

 

Thirsty yet?! Get to the patio at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar today and experience these cocktails and others at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown! Craft cocktails, craft beer, wine, bourbon, scotch, etc. – it’s all here at State & Allen.

 

And don’t forget about our daily drink specials! Here’s a quick refresher:

·      Dallas Happy Hour 3-7pm: $3 domestics, $4 house wines, $3 Triple Threat

·      Tuesday: Half Price Craft Beer

·      Wednesday: Half Price Wine All Day

·      Thursday: $3 Mules

·      Friday: $3 Triple Threat

See you this week for the best cocktails in Uptown Dallas at State & Allen!

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Best Mules in Dallas: “Make it a Mule Thursday” at State & Allen

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It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago, no one even knew what a mule was. Now, the Moscow Mule and it’s flashy copper mug has taken over and it’s the perfect summer cocktail. Refreshing. Light. Delicious.

Better yet –if you join State & Allen on a Thursday, you will get amazing drink specials on our entire lineup of mouthwatering mules. It’s a little something we like to call, “Make it a Mule Thursday.”

 

Drink Specials on the Best Mules in Dallas

From 7pm-Close on Thursdays, all of our Moscow Mules are just $3 a pop! Served ice cold in our copper mugs, it’s the perfect drink for cooling down on a hot summer evening. And at $3/each, you aren’t going to break the bank on ordering a few different flavors!

 

Which Mules Does State & Allen Offer?

In addition to the traditional mule, State & Allen offers a variety of the best mules in Dallas, perfect for summer. Each one is made with flavored Smirnoff Vodka. We love Smirnoff because it’s smooth, mixes well, and it comes in so many great flavors.  As for the mules, grab any one of the following flavors for just $3 on “Make it a Mule Thursday:”

 

·      Smirnoff Pineapple Vodka Mule

·      Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka Mule

·      Smirnoff Lime Vodka Mule

·      Smirnoff Sorbet Peach Vodka Mule

·      Smirnoff Original Vodka Mule (the traditional mule!)

 

Pair Your Mule with Late Night Pizza!

Here’s a little tip: Thursday nights are late night pizza nights at State & Allen, which means you can grab an amazing gourmet pizza and a $3 mule, and you’ve got the perfect dinner to start your weekend off right!

 

Ready to get your mule on? Join State & Allen this Thursday and “Make it a Mule” for just $3 each!! We can’t wait to see you at the best restaurant and bar in Dallas for summertime cocktails and more!

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Memorial Day Brunch in Dallas at State & Allen!

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Memorial Day is THIS WEEKEND and that means summer is on the way! Whether you’re spending the weekend grilling out with friends or heading out to the lake, plan to start your day at State & Allen for the best Memorial Day Brunch in Dallas!

 

From 10am-3pm on Monday, May 29, State & Allen will serve your favorite brunch dishes, accompanied by some amazing drink specials.

 

Best Brunch in Dallas

State & Allen has long been hailed one of the best brunch spots in Dallas, and Memorial Day weekend will be no exception! We’re pulling out all the stops, with a menu perfectly curated to include all your favorites at prices you can’t resist. Here are a few showstoppers:

 

·      Omelet Calabrese: Named for our Founder Jonathan Calabrese, this omelet takes on a fresh twist. With homemade basil pesto, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and pine nuts, this omelet is almost like a breakfast caprese salad.

·      The Giant: Craving a big southern breakfast? The Giant is all that and more with our signature biscuits and gravy, bacon and purple potato bacon’d hash, and 2 free range eggs – served any way you like ‘em.

·      Bison & Chorizo Migas: Here’s a dish you won’t find at just any Uptown restaurant. Our migas have all the Tex Mex goodness you come to expect – chorizo, avocado, pico, black beans, and queso fresco – but we up the ante with a little bison mixed in. And P.S. – you’ll love it!

State & Allen's Delicious Chicken & Waffles is also on the Menu!

State & Allen's Delicious Chicken & Waffles is also on the Menu!

 

Dallas Brunch Drink Specials

What’s a good brunch without some tasty drinks to accompany it? State & Allen will be serving our usual brunch drink specials, and then adding some extras for our Memorial Day Celebration. Here’s the rundown:

·      $5 Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar (State & Allen is home to the only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown!)

·      $3 Mimosas

·      $8.50 Agave Loco Bloody Maria

·      $9 Sofiemosa

And don’t forget to bring your own coffee mug from home for free coffee!

 

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars now for our Memorial Day Brunch in Dallas on May 29! 

Join the Scotch Club and Receive 20% Off!

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Have you heard about State & Allen’s Scotch Club?

 

Whether you’re an avid scotch drinker – or just someone who wants to experience some new varieties – then the State & Allen Scotch Club is for you! Here’s how to join our Dallas Scotch Club!

 

Step 1: Join the Club!

 

Well that sounds easy, doesn’t it? For a mere $25, you receive membership into our Scotch Club, entitling you to discounts, free stuff, and perks along the way.

 

Step 2: Get Cheap Scotch!

 

Now that you’ve joined the club, it’s time to start using that membership to your benefit! Flash that Scotch Club Card, and all of our single malt scotches are 20% off. And that’s not limited to certain times or certain days – or even certain varieties of scotch. It’s all day, every day of the week, and all your favorites are included. Glenlivet, Aberfeldy, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Dalmore, and more. Want to see the full menu? Check us out here.

 

Step 3: Earn Free Scotch!

 

The more you use your Dallas Scotch Club membership, the more opportunities you have to earn free scotch! 12 year bottles of scotch are worth 100 points, 15 year bottles are worth 150 points, and 18 year+ bottles are worth 200 points. Once you earn 1000 points, you can use your points to get a free glass of any 10 year scotch – or choose to keep earning for an older one! 1200 points = free 12 year scotch, 1500 points = free 15 year scotch, etc.

 

So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to join our State & Allen Scotch Club to start getting 20% off each time you come in! Simply speak to a server to get your membership started. And don’t forget about all of our other drink specials at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas.

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Wine Tasting: 4 Steps to Drinking Wine Like a Sommelier

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At State & Allen, we love wine.

 

And we know our patrons love wine.

 

That’s why we offer Dallas wine specials on hand-selected wines from around the world. Reds, whites, sparklings, and roses – State & Allen has you covered!

 

And while many love the flavor of wine, knowing how to select the proper wine and how to sip it for optimum flavor is daunting. That’s why State & Allen is here with a few “tricks of the trade” to help you drink wine like the pros:

 

Step 1: Watch the Pour

As a wine ages, it will change colors, so often times, the color of the wine will give context to the wine's age. Red wines tend to lose vibrancy as they age, so watch the color as it’s poured to see how light or dark it is. For white wines, you’ll notice a golden color to indicate an older wine; watery yellow means it’s younger.

 

Step 2: Swirl the Wine

The main point of swirling a glass of wine is to help it breathe. Allowing a wine to oxygenate with help the flavor blossom and open up, making the wine taste better. Ready to learn the perfect swirl? Hold the glass by the stem and gently swirl it with your wrist, keeping your elbow still.

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Step 3: Smell the Wine

With hundreds of grape varieties out there, each wine or wine blend will have its own unique flavor and aroma. As you swirl, inhale and see if you smell anything particular in the wine. You can also take a small sip and deliver it to the back of our tongue and hold it there. This method will help the scent travel up to your olfactory bulbs in your nose for ease of smell and taste together.

 

Step 4: Savor Each Sip

Wine is meant to be savored. Sipping each glass slowly helps you take in the flavors and experience the full body each wine has to offer.

 

Ready to practice your wine tasting skills? Visit us at State & Allen this week for Dallas wine specials! With a fully stocked wine list, there is a wine for everyone!

What’s New at State & Allen?

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At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we love keeping the menu fresh. Just when you think you’ve got our Dallas restaurant and bar all figured out, our chefs add some new, unique, and fabulous menu items to the list.

 

Ready to see what’s new at State & Allen? Read on for some of our favorite new items in each category:

 

Appetizer – Crispy Indian Potato Dumplings

You had us at “dumpling!” Fried morsels of potato, peas, red curry aioli, and mint chimichurri make for a delightful start to any meal.

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Salad – Beet & Hazelnut Salad

Ready for something other than the standard house salad? Then order the Beet & Hazelnut Salad! Sliced pear, radish, orange slices, and goat cheese are layered on a bed of arugula, then topped with a pomegranate vinaigrette. It’s an adventurous salad that sounds strange – but tastes amazing.

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Sandwich – Bison & Chorizo Grilled Cheese

This one has quickly become a new customer favorite and it’s easy to see why! The ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich is taken up a notch with bison, chorizo, crispy onions, tomato, and Anaheim chile cheese for a little added kick. You have to taste it to believe how good it is!

 

Bistro Entrees – Seared Scallops

You don’t have to go to a fancy schmancy seafood restaurant to get top quality Dallas seafood! Our seared scallops are out of this world, served over a bed of cauliflower puree and accompanied by chorizo’d brussel sprouts.

 

Dessert – Homemade Spiced Baklava

End your meal with one of our favorites: our homemade, Dallas scratch kitchen, spiced baklava. Flaky layers of pastry are layered with pistachios and hazelnuts and drizzled with a thick, whiskey-honey syrup.

 

So what are you waiting for? Try some of our new menu offerings at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Uptown Dallas today!

Calling All Dog Lovers: Mark Your Calendar for the Spring Pup Crawl

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We know what you’re thinking… “What the heck is a PUP Crawl?”

It’s actually pretty simple. Thinking PUB Crawl, but with your favorite furry, four-legged PUP included!

 

On Saturday, April 29 from 3:30pm-6:30pm, State & Allen, The Nodding Donkey, and City Council will all be a part of BarkHappy Dallas’s Spring Pup Crawl. The event starts at State & Allen – the first patio in Dallas to allow pets – and then you’ll gradually crawl to the City Council, then to The Nodding Donkey.

 

What is included with admission?

Enjoy exclusive Dallas drink specials and more at each stop! Your ticket gets you into the event, access to specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine, entry into our raffle, and a Spring Pup Crawl swag bag loaded with $80+ in FREE goodies! Here is what’s included:

·      Goody bag for your dog loaded with fun stuff from Pet Supermarket

·      $10 off a pet CPR and First Aid Workshop from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE Ask the Trainer Hour and 5% discount on private training packages from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE day of playtime at Dogtopia

·      $30 gift certificate from Unicorn Pooper Scooper plus a free bandana!

·      FREE 30-minute dog walking service and specialty doggy treats from Furbabies

·      FREE photo session from VKM Shuttergraphy

 

It’s Drinking for a Good Cause!

Proceeds from the Dallas Pup Crawl go to benefit Paws in the City, a non-profit organization committed to finding loving homes for all the dogs in Dallas and to supporting medical bills for dogs in need.

 

Buy your tickets now for this fun Dallas pub crawl on Saturday, April 29! For just $15 a person, you can’t afford to miss it! Plus, it gives you and your furry best friend a chance to enjoy the best patio in Uptown Dallas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.

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Scratch Kitchen Cookin’ at a Fraction of the Price: Dallas Lunch Specials at State & Allen!

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Great food doesn’t have to cost a lot.

 

Especially if you visit State & Allen during our lunch hours and take advantage of our daily Dallas lunch specials!

 

Forget the fast food lunch and get food that’s fresh, healthy, and filling. Each weekday from 11am-4pm, State & Allen offers a different Dallas lunch special, with varying flavors and scratch kitchen dishes featured every day. Want to learn more? Here’s the full run down:

 

Monday – Half Price Pizza

Mondays are a bonus because not only are all of our Dallas gourmet pizzas half off during lunch, but they are half off all. day. long!! Grab a Meaty Meal, Sausage & Wild Arugula, Classic Pepperoni, or just build your own! State & Allen pizza is the perfect cure to the Monday Blues.

 

Tuesday – $8.95 Chef’s Special

The chef’s special is just what it sounds like – amazing, farm to table entrees at a fraction of the cost! If you’re feeling adventurous, then this one is for you. You never know what the special will be! Just know it’ll be good. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself back every Tuesday to try the next chef special!

 

Wednesday - $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce

A customer favorite, our Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce beckons with its rich sauce, bacon, sundried tomatoes, and tender shrimp and pasta. Order it during dinner for $19…order Wednesdays at lunch for just $8.95. It’s no wonder we’re crazy busy for lunch every Wednesday!

 

Thursday - $8.95 Texican Thursday

Fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, etc. – get it all for just $8.95 on Thursdays! You’ll love our homemade salsas and sauces and will fall in love with our meats – perfectly smoked in-house. And don’t expect run-of-the-mill tacos either! Our chefs pride themselves on creating unexpected twists on your old favorites.

 

Friday - $8.95 Beer Battered Fish & Chips

You don’t have to go across the pond for great fish and chips. Just visit State & Allen on Friday for flaky, tender fish, battered in our special beer batter.

 

Join us this week for Dallas lunch specials at State & Allen! We’ll save a table for ya!

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