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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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Visit State & Allen for Summer Drink Specials – Including Frosé!

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Boozy slushie anyone?!

 

Get Frosé Drink Specials in Dallas at State & Allen

Rosé continues to be one of the hottest drinks for 2018, so it’s no wonder that frosé is hot as well. Frosé is nothing more than a delicious Rosé slushie, and State & Allen has them – plus other delicious summer drink specials. Visit us for lunch, dinner, or happy hour on the patio, and get a glass of frosé, a craft beer, or even a handcrafted cocktail. State & Allen always has the best summer drink specials in Dallas, Texas!

 

Make Frosé at Home

If you can’t make it out to State & Allen – but you want to add the hottest drink of summer to your cocktail repertoire – try this simple frosé recipe and impress your friends:

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

You’ll need a bottle of rosé wine, one 16 oz. carton of strawberries (sliced), ¼ cup vodka, 1 T. sugar, and 2 T. grenadine. 

 

Step 2: Freeze the Rosé

The whole point of the frosé is that it’s frozen, right? Pour the rosé into an ice cube tray and then pop it into the freezer until frozen through. 

 

Step 3: Prepare the Strawberries

Grab your food processor or blender and place the cut strawberries in the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle sugar on top, and then let that sit for about 10 minutes to combine the flavors and juices. 

 

Step 4: Blend your Cocktail

Once the strawberries have rested for about 10 minutes, go ahead and add the other ingredients to the bowl and blend. The result: delicious frosé to enjoy on a hot summer day!

 

Whether you’re making a frosé at home or visiting us at State & Allen for one, don’t forget that we’re the best location in Uptown Dallas for summer drink specials and gourmet cooking. 

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The Secret Is Out: Make Our Famous Silver Bowl Salad at Home

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When customers come to State & Allen and order a salad, chances are it’s the Original Silver Bowl Salad.

 

Created by two of our head chefs that were just goofing around one day, the Silver Bowl Salad quickly became a hit and has been on the menu ever since. Few can resist the delicious dressings drizzled over a bed of lettuce and so.much.goodness. 

 

If you’re a fan of our Silver Bowl Salad, then here’s your chance to make it at home! We’re sharing the recipe with our guests in honor of National Salad Month. Enjoy!

 

State & Allen’s Original Silver Bowl Salad

 

Ingredients

Salad

·      10 oz. chopped romaine lettuce

·      10 oz. cooked chicken breast, diced

·      4 oz. mandarin oranges

·      4 oz. grapes, cut in half

·      1.5 oz. red bell pepper, diced

·      1.25 oz. bacon, cooked and chopped

Caesar Dressing

·      ½ tsp. kosher salt

·      ¼ tsp. black pepper

·      1 T. white wine vinegar

·      1/3 cup grain mustard

·      4 oz. lemon juice

·      1/3 cup minced garlic

·      ½ cup Parmesan cheese

·      1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

·      4 egg yolks

·      10 oz. canola oil

·      2 oz. water

Balsamic Dressing

·      2.5 oz. canola oil

·      5.5 oz. Balsamic vinegar

·      1 T. basil, lightly packed

·      ¼ cup minced garlic

·      1/3 cup minced shallots

·      ¼ cup whole grain mustard

·      6 oz. water

·      Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1: Combine all ingredients to the salad and set aside.

Step 2: Make the Caesar dressing and use 2 oz. on the salad (save the rest for another day.)

·      Combine all ingredients except the eggs, oil, and water in a stainless steel bowl.

·      Blend the yolk into the other ingredients with a hand blender or whisk until well blended.

·      Slowly add in the oil and water to combine, then adjust seasonings to taste.

Step 3: Make the Balsamic dressing and use 2 oz. on the salad (save the rest for another day.)

·      Saute garlic and shallots in oil and set aside to cool.

·      Combine the other ingredients separately.

·      Slowly mix the oil mixture into the other ingredients until well blended (start with 1/3 cup of oil). Add water to get to desired consistency.

 

So there you have it! The secret to State & Allen’s Famous Silver Bowl Salad. Enjoy some at home or visit us at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas – State & Allen!  

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New Menu: What to Order at State & Allen

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At State & Allen, healthy, sustainable food meets impeccable gourmet cooking for a meal you won’t soon forget! Regulars keep coming back for the Dallas drink specials, wine nights, fabulous patio, and scratch kitchen cooking. 

 

Another big part of eating well? Eating food that’s in season. That’s why State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is committed to changing our menu seasonally. It’s not just about keeping the menu fresh, but it’s about preparing the best that the current season has to offer.

 

So what’s on the menu now? Here are a few favorites off of our brand new spring and summer menu at State & Allen:

 

Starters: Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas

 

A delicious way to start your meal, the crispy pork belly tostadas are topped with southwestern kimchi, peach chipotle jam, crema, and of course, tender slices of pork belly. You’ll love how the spices complement the meat and lend just a touch of heat.

 

Salad: Heirloom Tomato & Pasta Salad

 

Summer and pasta salads go hand-in-hand, and State & Allen’s new menu has one that is so filling it really could be an entrée. We start with a six-cheese pasta sacchettini and layer on capicola, walnuts, blue cheese, grilled corn, and finish with a drizzle of chervil-peppercorn vinegarette. So good, it’s like a summertime picnic in your mouth.

 

Entrée: Grilled Jerk Redfish

 

State & Allen is known for our impeccable meats, and this redfish is summery, light, and absolutely delicious! The grapefruit salsa verde on top is the perfect pairing for the fish and it’s served with sautéed broccolini and roasted sweet potatoes.

 

These are just a few of our new spring and summer menu options, perfect for dining al fresco in this beautiful weather! See you this week at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Traveling Terrarium Bar at State & Allen

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Are you familiar with terrariums?

 

You know - those cute little plant ecosystems that bring the greenery and beauty of the outdoors indoors. Plus they are adorable because they are miniature! 

 

Terrariums are the perfect, heartfelt gift for Mother’s Day and that’s why State & Allen is teaming up with the Traveling Terrarium Bar for an event you won’t want to miss!

 

The What

 

Jade + Clover is bringing their Traveling Terrarium Bar to State & Allen for one night only! You pick the globe it sits in, then the next step is to choose some beautiful sand to place at the bottom. Choose one color – or make it a work of sand art! After you’ve completed the sand, choose the plants and even add jewels and stones to dress it up. It’s an opportunity to make something unique, beautiful, and different that mom is sure to love. Just think about how much she loved those grade school Mother’s Day gifts you made!

 

Oh – and if that’s not enough – State & Allen is also throwing in a complimentary beverage with your purchase of a ticket to the Traveling Terrarium Bar event!

 

The When

 

So when is this fabulous event? The pop up shop will be available at State & Allen from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 10. That gives you an extra couple of days to come up with a card to go along with your terrarium.

 

This is sure to be a fun event and one you won’t want to miss! While you’re here, plan to have a gourmet, Dallas scratch kitchen dinner. Choose between our delicious bistro entrees, salads, sandwiches, or burgers, and don’t forget to order a glass of wine or craft beer to go along with it!

 

Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day from all your friends here at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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The Benefits of Free Range Eggs – State & Allen Kitchen + Bar

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If you’ve spent any time with us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, you know that sustainable, simple eating is a big part of our promise to you. We find that food just tastes better when it’s grown locally, when it’s harvested at the right times, and when it's good to the environment.

 

This thought process goes into each and every item we source, which is why all our eggs we use are free range eggs! That’s right – our eggs in a basket, omelets, scrambled eggs, and more are all free range eggs. In addition to being better for the environment, here are a few other benefits of free range eggs that we value here at State & Allen:

 

Higher Nutritional Value

While standardized labels for eggs can be tricky, in general, when an egg is labeled “free range,” it means that chicken was given ample time to roam and forage for food, collecting its own natural sources of food from its environment and taking it lots of natural sunlight. Research has shown that this method of raising chickens increases the essential vitamins and minerals found the in egg. A free range egg is shown to have more of Vitamins A and E, lower cholesterol levels, twice as much Omega-3 fatty acids, and less saturated fat that its conventional counterpart!

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Better Taste

While this may be subjective, we believe that healthier eggs just taste better. Often you’ll notice that eggs from free range chickens are brighter in color than those grown with conventional methods. This is a reflection of the nutrition that went into the chicken, which in turn affects the flavor of the egg.

 

Ready to enjoy some delicious free range eggs? Visit State & Allen for the best brunch in Dallas, featuring our famous Bloody Mary Bar – the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown

Enjoy Daily Drink Specials on the Best Patio in Dallas

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It’s been a gorgeous week here in Dallas, Texas – lots of sunshine, mild temps…it’s perfect for enjoying an ice cold craft beer or a glass of red wine on the patio.

 

Oh – but which patio to choose?? Dallas has a lot of great patios, but we’re pretty sure the patio at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar tops the list. A great location, plus amazing gourmet food and daily drinks specials, you can’t go wrong! Come grab a seat and enjoy one of these amazing Dallas drink specials, served up daily:

 

Monday-Friday

Happy Hour: 3-7pm

 

Sneak out of work a few minutes early (we won’t tell!) and grab a drink with us! From 3-7pm enjoy $3.50 domestics, $4.50 house wines, or any drinks that are part of our Triple Threat (New Amsterdam vodka, Jim Beam Whiskey, or Camerena Tequila).

 

Tuesday

½ Price Drafts All Day

 

If you’re looking for the best selection of delicious draft beer, then State & Allen is your place! And on Tuesdays, enjoy any of our great beers on tap for just ½ price. Go with the Revolver Blood & Honey or try something new and adventurous. You can have both when they are half off!

 

Wednesday

½ Price Wine All Day

 

We call it Wine Down Wednesdays and it’s the only way to spend your Hump Day. Grab a few friends and head over to the patio to relax over a glass of your favorite red wine.

 

Thursday

$3 Moscow Mules

 

The weekend starts early at State & Allen – the best restaurant and bar in Dallas, Texas – with $3 Moscow Mules all.day.long! Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect accompaniment to happy hour or a dinner on the patio.

 

Friday

Happy Hour All Day

 

Remember those happy hour specials we mentioned earlier? Well, Fridays at State & Allen mean Dallas happy hour all day! Come in for lunch, happy hour, dinner, or late night and you’ll get all these great specials anytime.

 

Weekend

Brunch Specials: 10am-3pm

 

Join us for a delicious Dallas brunch and $6 Bloody Mary Bar (the only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown Dallas), $3 Mimosas, and $3.50 Greyhounds, Screwdrivers, and Tequila Sunrises. Oh and after 3pm - $3 Wells.

 

Ready to take in some beautiful Dallas patio weather? Join us on the best patio in Dallas - State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

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Earth Week Beer Fest – Only at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Here’s a fun fact: did you know that State & Allen was the first Green Certified Restaurant in Dallas, Texas?

 

That’s right – we’re always been committed to sustainable eating and preserving our environment. And that’s why we’re excited to share a whole week of two of our favorite things: beer and sustainable eating!

 

State & Allen’s Beer Fest: April 16-22

During the week of April 16, come into State & Allen for events geared toward Earth Day and our environment. Each day, we’ll be featuring craft beer from our favorite earth-friendly breweries and they’ll share how they brew in a sustainable fashion. Here’s the rundown on our schedule of events so you can be thinking about which day(s) to join us:

 

Monday, April 16: Deschutes Brewery

A leader in sustainable brewing, this Portland based brewery won the 2016 Sustainability Award for its green business practices. Oh – and the beer’s pretty good too! Come by on April 16 to learn more!

 

Tuesday, April 17: Franconia Brewing Co.

A North Texas favorite brewed right here in McKinney, Texas, Franconica’s craft beer is some of the best Bavarian style beer you’ve ever tasted. Not to mention, they are big on leaving a small carbon footprint and implementing green practices that make a big impact.

 

Wednesday, April 18: Community Beer Company

Delicious beer brewed with a purpose right here in Dallas, Texas! Visit us Wednesday for Dallas drink specials and more info.

 

Thursday, April 19: Karbach Brewing Co. and Jade & Clover Pop Up Plant Shop

This is one day you won’t want to miss! Karbach will be here with their amazing craft beer, and then Jade & Clover will also be here with a pop up plant shop. It’s just what it sounds like – enjoy some of the best beer in Dallas, Texas and plant your own plant while you’re at it.

 

Weekend: Dogfish Head Real Ale Brewing Company

Be on the lookout for more information on the Dogfish event, as we’re finalizing details for an amazing time!

 

These events will be ongoing throughout the day each day, so join us for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or late night and enjoy these fun events and try some new craft beer in Dallas, Texas!

 

Happy Earth Day from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar – the first Green Certified Restaurant in Dallas!

 

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Last Chance: Reserve Your Spot for State & Allen’s Uptown Dallas Easter Brunch!

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Brunch is always good at State & Allen, but Easter Sunday brunch is an extra special affair.

 

Gourmet Dallas Brunch

State & Allen infuses fresh flavors and ingredients with culinary expertise and brings you the best brunch in Uptown. Our menu is vast, with options for any palate. Here are a few customer favorites:

 

Sweet: Brioche French Toast

 

We start with a fresh brioche bun, then drizzle it with Texas spiced whiskey syrup and add a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Add seasonal fruit on the side, and you’ve got the perfect brunch entrée for any sweet tooth.

 

Savory: Eggs in a Basket

 

A classic breakfast option, our Eggs in a Basket entrée features 2 eggs cooked into the bread, then served with our signature purple potato hash and crispy bacon.

 

Hunger Buster: The Giant

 

Are you extra hungry? Give The Giant a try! Get 2 eggs just how you like them, fluffy homemade biscuits and gravy, bacon, and our purple potato hash.

 

Meatless: Omelet Calabrese

 

Named for our head chef, you can’t go wrong with the meatless Omelet Calabrese! Tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil pesto are cooked into your omelet, then topped with pine nuts and our balsamic reduction glaze. All eggs are free range. So good!

 

Brunch Cocktails: Bloody Mary Bar

 

Brunch isn’t complete without one of our signature brunch cocktails, and the ever popular Bloody Mary Bar! State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is home to the one and only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown Dallas, complete with everything you need for the perfect cocktail before your egg hunt. Not feeling a bloody mary? Mimosas, screwdrivers, greyhounds, and more are all drink specials during brunch.

 

Reserve Your Spot Today for our Dallas Easter Brunch!

 

Easter is just around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to reserve seating, as spots are filling up fast! Call us today to make a reservation! Our Dallas Easter Brunch will be served 10am-3pm, on Sunday, April 1.

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Now Booking our Dallas Party Room for Spring and Summer Events

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Today is the first day of Spring and we are itching for some warmer, spring weather. And with that spring weather comes a flurry of events: weddings, bridal showers, graduations, baby showers, birthday parties, and more.

 

If you’re hosting an event this Spring and are at a loss for where to host it, don’t forget about our fabulous Dallas party room at State & Allen!

 

Flexible Space to Make Your Own

 

One of the biggest reasons guests love booking our Dallas party room at State & Allen is that the space can be whatever you want it to be. The flexible, open floor plan allows for indoor and outdoor seating areas and breezeways, along with a plethora of options for seating and tables. Talk to our event coordinator about what your vision is for the event, and we can make it happen.

 

Delicious, Gourmet Food

 

The food is a focal point at most events, and so you want it to be delicious! At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, you never have to worry about the food. The gourmet, scratch kitchen quality you’ve come to enjoy in our restaurant is the same experience you’ll receive at your event. Heavy appetizers, a sit down meal, or maybe it’s just cocktails and desserts – our menu is completely customizable.

 

Ready to Book an Event at our Dallas Party Room?

 

Booking with State & Allen is easy! Simply fill out the form here or give us a call. Fill out all the pertinent information – number of guests expected, types of food you are requesting, possible dates, times, etc. – and our team can work up an all-inclusive quote. Everything is rolled into one number, so you know exactly what you’ll pay and won’t be nickel and dimed along the way.

 

Host your next corporate event, baby shower, wedding rehearsal, graduation party, or birthday party at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Spring Patio Weather: What to Order Now

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State & Allen has the best patio in Uptown Dallas, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or people watching with friends. So when spring patio weather in Dallas starts to roll in, we can’t help but get an extra spring in our step. (pun intended.)

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Anyway, on a beautiful weekend like this when the patio is calling your name, head to State & Allen and enjoy one of these deliciously curated dishes – each made with gourmet ingredients and inspired by the flavors of the season:

 

Appetizers: Charcuterie Board

Order your favorite glass of wine or draft beer and pair it with State & Allen’s delicious Charcuterie Board, prepared with artisanal cured meats, a variety of olives, State & Allen mustard, gherkins, sweet chili jam, and any other delicacies the chef might want to throw on that day. It’s the perfect accompaniment for Dallas happy hour or pre-dinner drinks.

 

Sandwiches: S&A Muffuletta

When it comes to sandwiches, lately we’ve been partial to the S&A Muffuletta – our take on the New Orleans classic. Each bite is chock full of cured meats including salami, capicola, and pepperoni, provolone cheese, and instead of the traditional olive spread, a sun-dried tomato tapenade. Yum.

 

Entrees: Filet Mignon

We’ve kind of obsessed with the filet mignon because A) it’s spectacular and B) it comes with two of our favorites: homemade three cheese mac and cheese and roasted vegetables. What’s not to love?! If you’re looking for the perfect entrée to celebrate the simple things in life, this is it.

 

Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Save room for dessert because you chocoholics are in for a treat! Our rich, flourless chocolate cake is drizzled in berry sauce and berries and served with a side of vanilla ice cream.

 

So on a beautiful Dallas evening, remember State & Allen is the place for dining al fresco! There’s no question we’re the best patio in Uptown Dallas

The Great Debate: Which Texas Bourbon is Your Favorite?

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We’re got pride the size of Texas when it comes to supporting our own.

 

Bourbon distilleries have been popping up across the great state of Texas, and we feel it’s our duty in life to try them all. Our team carefully curates a list of our favorites and then we offer those to you in our Dallas restaurant. So dare we ask… which Texas bourbon is your favorite? Here are a few we offer at State & Allen to jog your memory:

 

TX Bourbon

You can’t really go wrong with the award-winning flavors of TX Bourbon or TX Bourbon Whiskey. While almost every distillery in the country uses commercial yeast in their product, TX Bourbon uses a proprietary strain that they hand picked from a pecan in North Texas! On the rocks or neat, this bourbon delivers delicious undertones of caramel, cinnamon, and fruit.

 

Witherspoon

Deep in the heart of Old Town Lewisville, Texas you’ll find a distillery that specializes in the craft of small batch bourbon. Best enjoyed neat, this 100 proof whiskey packs a Texas-sized punch!

 

Balcones

The original Texas whiskey, Balcones distills all their whiskey on site, never reselling anyone else’s whiskey and never using barrels that are sourced from other distilleries. We carry 6 delicious Balcones whiskies, including the Balcones Rumble Cask Reserve, which is only released once every calendar year.

 

Herman Marshall

Herman Marshall is distilled right here in Dallas, Texas! We carry 3 different Herman Marshall Bourbons, including the Herman Marshall Rye – the best Texas rye! Here’s an insider tip: order this one with an ice cube, as it will open the flavor of the rye and release hints of vanilla.

 

Ready to sip on some delicious Texas bourbon? Visit us at State & Allen - your Uptown Dallas restaurant and bar - this week and tell us which one is your favorite!

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Environmentally Friendly: 4 Ways State & Allen Gives Back

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Not only do we care about delicious, farm fresh food, but we care about preparing it in a way that is good for our environment. That means finding local, sustainable food sources whenever possible and incorporating little changes into the way we do business that make a big impact.

 

Here are just 4 of the unique ways State & Allen seeks to give back and support a better planet:

 

1.   Compostable Takeout Containers

Do you ever think about the impact those Styrofoam takeout containers have on the environment? At State & Allen, we use specialty containers from Ecotainer that have a plastic liner derived from plants, making it perfectly biodegradable. Oh – and those plastic takeout bags? We order those from Trellisearth.com and they completely decompose with no harm to the environment.

 

2.   Bring a Mug for Free Coffee

Every little bit helps, and that’s why we offer our guests the chance to get free coffee if they’ll simply bring their own mug for Sunday brunch. It reduces the amount of dishes we must clean, in turn, reducing our water consumption.

 

3.   Recycling

Our office staff recycles anything and everything they can and also uses recycled paper. In the same way, our kitchen staff recycles all of our cooking oil (think biodiesel!).

 

4.   Water is Optional

It might sound weird, but we don’t automatically provide water at your table when you are seated. Your server will ask if you would like water, and if so, we will gladly provide it. If not, then you’ve just helped us conserve a little more water and energy.

 

These are just a few of the many ways State & Allen Kitchen + Bar gives back to help create a better planet. In fact, we’ve been named one of the top green restaurants in Dallas, Texas and we are so proud of that accomplishment!  

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Why Are Napa Valley Wines so Special? – State & Allen

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The Napa Valley in California has long been regarded one of the best places to get great wine, particularly in the United States. And here at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas, we stock many delicious wines from the region. But why are wines from the Napa Valley so special? What sets them apart from other regions of the world?

State & Allen did a little investigating and here’s what we found out:

Unique Soil Combination

The soil in the Napa Valley is unprecedented in its variations, with most other wine regions around the world lucky to even have a fraction of the fertile soil that Napa does. At just 30 miles long and 4 miles wide at its largest point, the Valley is made up of varying topography, including the collision of two mountain ranges, volcanic soil from California earthquakes, varying sea levels that wash sediments in and out, and even wooded areas. These changes in topography are what make the soil uniquely suited to grow grapes of varying kinds – and do it well. There is no other wine region in the world with so many topography nuances to add flavor and depth to the wine.

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Perfect Climate

At the bottom of the Napa Valley, you’ll find the San Pablo Bay, and wine loves can thank this marine inlet for creating the perfect climate for grapes of all varieties. Napa is traditionally warm and growers worry about the grapes overheating, but it’s the winds of the San Pablo Bay that rush up from the south and will cool down the grapes so they can mature slowly.

Ready to grab a glass of Napa wine? State & Allen located in Uptown Dallas, Texas has a vast menu of red and white wine available by the glass – or by the bottle. All of our wines are carefully curated so you really can’t go wrong, and many of our selected wines are from the Napa Valley. And don’t forget about Wine Down Wednesdays, where we have the best wine specials in Dallas!

Sweet & Savory: State & Allen Brings You the Best Dallas Brunch

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Brunch just might be our favorite meal of the day.

 

That’s why, at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we take great care to provide a brunch menu that is delicious, with lots of scratch kitchen favorites and new options to keep it fresh.

 

We change the menu often, but one thing is for certain, we keep a balance of sweet and savory breakfast options to suit whatever mood you might be in. Before heading out the door to find the best brunch in Dallas, consider giving one of these delicious sweet or savory brunch options a try:

 

Sweet

 

Brioche French Toast

Fresh brioche bread is turned into a breakfast delicacy, then smothered in Texas Whiskey Spiced Syrup and a dollop of homemade whipped cream. Served with a side of fresh fruit, it offers up just the right amount of sweet that is easily cut by a cut of coffee and a Bloody Mary.

 

Waffle Christo

It’s exactly what it sounds like: a Monte Christo sandwich gone rogue for brunch! We stuff a waffle with ham and pepper jack, deep fry it in a tempura batter, then for just the right amount of sweet, you get to dip it in either Texas Whiskey Spiced Syrup or Raspberry Jam! It’s an absolutely delicious way to start your day.

 

Savory

 

Eggs in a Basket

Simple and satisfying, you’ll get two eggs cooked into your toast, served with bacon and our famous purple potato bacon’d hash on the side. Pair it with a mimosa, screwdriver, or trip to the Bloody Mary Bar, and you’re set!

 

The Giant

Bring your appetite if you order The Giant, because as the name implies, it’s a ton of food! You’ll receive two free range eggs cooked just as you like them, along with our fluffy biscuits and homemade gravy, and of course, bacon, and purple potato bacon’d hash on the side. A southern brunch doesn’t get much better than this.

 

So what are you in the mood for: sweet or savory? Either way, come by State & Allen Kitchen + Bar this next weekend for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas! 

 State & Allen's Crab Cake Benedict - Delicious Brunch Option in Dallas, Texas!

State & Allen's Crab Cake Benedict - Delicious Brunch Option in Dallas, Texas!

4 Reasons to Love State & Allen’s Gourmet Pizza in Dallas!

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We’ll be the first to admit that there are a lot of great pizza places in Dallas. Each brings their own flare to the classic pizza pie, but we’re willing to bet our gourmet pizzas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar stack up well against just about any competitor.

 

If you haven’t tried the best gourmet pizza in Dallas at State & Allen, here are 4 reasons you’re going to love it:

 

1.   Homemade Red Sauce with Texas Tomatoes

We make our red sauce fresh in-house and we only use fresh, Texas tomatoes. Not only does it just taste better because the tomatoes are so fresh, but using local ingredients feeds into our green initiatives. It’s important to us to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, and this is just one more way we can do it.

 

2.   Gluten Free Options

Whether it’s a necessity or a dietary preference, State & Allen is happy to offer gluten free options to our guests. Simply tell your server you would like a gluten free pizza crust with your meal, and we’ll make it happen.

 

3.   Plethora of Choices

Choose a gourmet pizza off of our menu, or make your own with whatever ingredients you like. Either way, we can assure you it will be delicious!  Not only do we offer a red sauce, but there are pesto, truffle bechamel, bbq, or garlic oil options too. Layer your choice of toppings on top of whichever sauce you’d like.

 

4.   Available Late Night on the Weekends

Join us on the weekends – Thursday- Saturday night – for late night pizza. Grab drinks, mingle with your friends, and munch on some of the best stone-fired, gourmet pizza in Dallas, Texas!

 

If you haven’t tried the pizza at State & Allen, join us this week and give it a try! We are conveniently located at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Uptown Dallas.

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Anything But Bland: Gourmet Salads at State & Allen

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Many people think “salad” and they cringe.

 

We get it.

 

A salad doesn’t really compare to a filet mignon, but if you order a salad at State & Allen, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you find. And with New Year’s Resolutions fresh on the brain, why not give one of our gourmet Dallas salads a try!

 

Entrée Worthy Options

Here’s the thing: we want you to be able to enjoy our salads as an entrée and not just a side or starter. What that means is that our salads are hearty; chock full of delicious ingredients sure to fill you up – without packing on the calories. Try unique protein offerings like portabello mushroom or shrimp. Or maybe add a creamy avocado. And of course, blackened chicken is always a good idea.

 

Dallas Scratch Kitchen Salads

Part of being a Dallas scratch kitchen means coming up with unique flavor combinations that wow the senses. Sure, we’ve got some familiar favorites, but we love trying new things too. Here are a few of the unique Dallas salads currently on our menu:

 

·      Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna: Perfectly seared rare Ahi Tuna is coupled with freshly chopped Napa cabbage, carrots, radish, cucumbers, jicama, spiced peanuts, and a miso peanut vinaigrette. Crunchy and light, you’ll love this salad!

·      Warm Spinach & Chicken Paillard: Want something to warm you up on a cold North Texas day? Give the warm spinach salad a try! Chicken, wild mushrooms, purple-hulled peas, sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, goat cheese, and pine nuts are drizzled in warm olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. It’s healthy comfort food for the win!

·      The Original Silver Bowl Salad: By far our most popular salad, it’s hard to resist the delicious tastes of the Silver Bowl Salad! Who wouldn’t love a bed of romaine lettuce piled high with spicy chicken, red bell peppers, orange slices, grapes, bacon, and 2 homemade dressings – Caesar and Balsamic Vinegarette?!

 

Join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar this week for some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas

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Merry & Bright: The Best Signature Cocktails are at State & Allen

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The holiday season is a time for merriment.

 

A time to spend with the ones you love, enjoying great food and great drinks, laughing and creating memories.

 

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar was founded on this idea of reveling in the simple pleasures. It’s why you’ll find our restaurant casual and unassuming, but with gourmet, scratch kitchen entrees and dishes that will wow even the most discerning palate.

 

But it’s not just the food that’s amazing! State & Allen handcrafts signature cocktails that will knock your socks off! Want your holidays to be a little more merry and a lot more bright?! Try one of these amazing Dallas cocktails!

 

Blackberry Pomegranate Mule

 

A holiday twist on the favorite Moscow Mule, our Blackberry Pomegranate Mule includes Skyy Vodka, infused with blackberry, pomegranate, and ginger beer.

 

Chopin Blue Cheese Martini

Looking for something savory and delicious? Try our signature Blue Cheese Martini. We start with the smooth taste of Chopin Vodka, then add gourmet blue cheese olives and blue cheese salt to the glass rim. So easy to drink, you’ll have a hard time limiting yourself to one!

 

Black Barrel Old Fashioned

It seems everyone has their spin on the traditional Old Fashioned, but we feel like ours is the best in Dallas. Ours uses tequila – Hornitos Black Barrel Vodka to be exact – and then we layer in orange peel, bitters, and a little simple syrup. Let us know how you like this spin on a classic!

 

Apple Pie Tini

Skip dessert, and order an Apple Pie Tini! It’s a little Red Delicious Vodka with some cinnamon syrup swirled in. Dessert never tasted so good!

 

These are just a few of the delicious signature cocktails waiting for you at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! We hope to see you this holiday season for brunch, lunch, dinner, or Dallas happy hour!

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Join us for Christmas Eve Brunch at State & Allen!

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We’ve gotten word from Santa that you’ve been really good this year…and as a treat….we would like to invite you to our first ever Christmas Eve Brunch at State & Allen!

 

Christmas Eve = Sunday Funday

Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, which gives us the perfect excuse to celebrate with our famous Uptown Dallas brunch! Sausage, crispy bacon, eggs just the way you like them, homemade biscuits, and more – it’s the perfect stop before holiday shenanigans with family or last minute Christmas shopping. And of course, you can’t forget all the stellar drink specials, including $3 Greyhounds, $3 Screwdrivers, $2.50 Mimosas, and $ Tequila Sunrises.

 

All I Want for Christmas is Another Trip to the Bloody Mary Bar!

If a good cocktail is on your wish list, then be sure to visit State & Allen and the only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown Dallas! We provide the fixins and the booze; you make it up like you like it! Celery, olives, onions, etc. – the bar will be overflowing with goodies to dress up your bloody. And for just $5, it’s a steal of a deal!

 

Brunch Served from 10am-2pm

Brunch will be available starting at 10am and going until 2pm on Christmas Eve, so you’ll have plenty of time to sleep in and then come on over. And bonus: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be bartending our event, so be sure to look for them behind the bar!

 

It’s going to be a morning of fun, food, and laughs – so make State & Allen a part of your holiday festivities! We’ll be closed Christmas Day, and then will reopen for bowl games on Dec. 26th.  So if you can’t make it to our Christmas Eve Brunch, be sure to pencil in another time to come see us during the holiday season.

 

Happy Holidays from your friends at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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The Perfect Holiday Gift: State & Allen Gift Cards!

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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re stressing to find gifts for all the people on your list. Bosses, coworkers, best friends, family, secret Santas – it’s so hard to know what to get. And are there ever enough hours in the day to shop for this stuff?!

 

Well, we’re going to let you in on a little secret that is going to make your day just a little bit more merry: EVERYONE wants State & Allen gift cards this season!

 

Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why they are perfect for just about anyone on your list:

 

One Size Fits All

Everyone has to eat, right? Instead of obsessing over which scarf or candle fits their personality, why not just give them a gourmet, scratch kitchen dinner at one of the best restaurants in Uptown Dallas?

 

Thoughtful and Chic

Are you worried that going the gift card route is impersonal? We get that, but it’s not like you’re giving that special someone a gift card to yet another big box store. You thoughtfully gave them the pleasure of enjoying a delicious meal at a Dallas hot spot they may never have been to otherwise. What’s more thoughtful than that?

 

Easy Online Ordering

State & Allen gift cards can be ordered right here on our website, so there is no fussing over when to come in and pick some up! Simply choose whether you’d like it emailed to you, emailed to the person, or physically mailed to your address or someone else’s. Simple as that.

 

 No Expiration

Gift cards from State & Allen never expire, so you don’t have to worry about your money going to waste. Our lunch specials, Dallas happy hour specials, and chef specials are available year round, so there is never a bad time to visit State & Allen!

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Fridays are for Drink Specials: Spend Black Friday with State & Allen!

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Skip the crowds this upcoming Black Friday and plan to spend the day with State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Even if you are planning to get out early and bargain hunt, join us afterwards because we’ll be having our own version of Black Friday with delicious Friday drink specials!

 

Fridays at State & Allen are for the $3 Triple Threat – one of the best drink specials in Dallas!

 

What is the Triple Threat?

 

The Triple Threat isn’t a drink exactly, but any combination of drinks you can think of that include New Amsterdam Vodka, Jim Beam Whiskey, or Camerena Tequila. Keep in mind, this is not a drink made with all three (gross!), but refers to any mixed drink that uses vodka, whiskey, or tequila. So order a margarita, a whiskey & coke, or vodka tonic. All are just $3 – all day Friday!

 

Hand-picked Spirits

 

Periodically, State & Allen rotates the spirits included in our Triple Threat drink special, using only the best spirits that are hand-picked by experts on our staff. Here’s a closer look at our current offerings:

 

New Amsterdam Vodka

If one word describes this vodka, then “smooth” is it! Whether you want to drink this vodka on the rocks or mix it with something to create the perfect cocktail, New Amsterdam vodka goes down smooth every time. New Amsterdam credits its premium process of distilling the vodka 5 times and then filtering it 3 times to create the most delicious vodka around.

 

Jim Beam Whiskey

The old favorite you can’t get enough of, Jim Beam is a staple around here. Did you know every drop of Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey is aged twice as long as the law requires? It’s details like this that give it the richness of flavor that has been enjoyed for decades.

 

Camerena Tequila

The mark of great tequila is in the blue agave, and you can guarantee Camerena is 100% pure blue agave, sourced from the Camerena family farms outside Jalisco, Mexico. The result – smooth, delicious tequila - perfect when served on the rocks or mixed in a margarita. Just be sure to order a little Tex-Mex to go with it!

 

Ready for Dallas Drink Specials this Black Friday?! Visit us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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