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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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Now Open: Maple Landing – Brand New Dallas Restaurant 

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State & Allen is proud to announce we’ve got another baby sister… Maple Landing is here!


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What is Maple Landing?

 Maple Landing is a brand new restaurant in the Love Field area, specializing in gourmet burgers, brisket, beer, bourbon, and everything in between. Founded by Jonathan Calabrese and Rhett Dukes (the same founders of State & Allen Kitchen + Bar), you can expect the same quality and scratch kitchen gourmet cooking that you’ve come to love here at State & Allen. 

 

What’s on the Menu at Maple Landing?

 Maple Landing specializes in burgers and brisket, but this isn’t your typical burger joint. Burgers include Dallas specialty burgers like the Kimchi Burger with Gochujang Spiced Mayo, the Chili Cheese Burger with brisket chili and pickled jalapenos, and the Sunrise Burger with bacon, egg, and cheese. And on the brisket side, you’ll find brisket prepared lots of ways. We love the Pastrami Brisket Sandwich, loaded with kraut, Maple Landing mustard, Swiss cheese, and more. Want something more traditional? You can always order sliced brisket and sausage, and there is nothing the matter with that. 

 In addition to burgers and brisket, Maple Landing also specializes in some pretty killer salads and serves wonderful appetizers and sides to accompany your meal.

 

What about Dallas Drink Specials?

 Maple Landing is your place for Dallas Happy Hour specials! Get a great deal on your favorite bourbon, wells, craft beers, wine, and more. Ask your server for details and current specials. Happy hour is from 4-7pm Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday & Sunday. 

 

Grand Opening: Maple Landing in Dallas, Texas!

 Maple Landing is now open and we hope you’ll help us welcome our new sister restaurant! Conveniently located near Love Field, it’s the perfect stop before taking off on a flight or for grabbing a quick lunch during your lunch break. 

Will You Be Our Valentine?!

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Love is in the air…

 

Okay – maybe it’s super commercialized love, but nonetheless, Valentine’s Day is just a week away. Want to know where you can spend Valentine’s Day for a truly memorable, fabulous evening? State & Allen, of course!

 

Amazing Scratch Kitchen Entrees

 

Take a few minutes to peruse our Facebook or Instagram pages and you’ll quickly see what all the fuss is about! Our team of chefs don’t make just standard, run-of-the-mill entrees. They are constantly using fresh, local ingredients to create equisite new dishes. How about Pan Seared Scallops with crispy Pork Belly Risotto and roasted corn or Portobello and Goat Cheese Stuffed Ravioli in a white wine sauce? These are just two of the amazing Dallas chef specials our team has created recently. If you want to impress your date this Valentine’s Day – or just want to eat great food with your girlfriends – State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is the place.

 

Huge List of Handcrafted Cocktails, Wine, Beer, and More

 

Looking for great Dallas drink specials? Look no further that State & Allen! State & Allen has an extensive list of wine, beer, handcrafted cocktails, premium liquor, and more. Not sure what to order? Our servers can help direct you toward a beverage that would be the best pairing for your meal. And of course, ask about our Valentine’s Day Drink Specials!

 

Amazing Dallas Patio

 

One of the things our guests love about State & Allen is the ambiance. Even on a cool evening, we crank up the heaters and the patio is a perfect place for people watching, a charcuterie board, and a glass of vino. Inside, the vibe is warm and welcoming, never stuffy, with a casual elegance perfect for a Valentine’s Day visit. 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at State & Allen!

*Menu and specials subject to change. Ask your server for current specials and menu items.

State & Allen: Where Uptown Dallas Parking is Always FREE!

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You guys.

 

Have you ever driven around Uptown for an eternity looking for the perfect parking spot? Really any parking spot?

 

Yep. Us too.

 

But look no further when you’re visiting State & Allen! At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we offer free covered parking in our adjacent parking garage. Crazy right?! Read on to learn more –

 

How Do I Get Free Parking in Uptown Dallas at State & Allen?

 

It’s simple really. When approaching the restaurant, look for the parking garage entry, either off of State St. or Allen St. You’ll see entrances on the right. Simply follow the signs until you get to the designated parking for State & Allen. We have 45 glorious, covered parking spots available to our customers in this garage! So come rain or shine, you’re covered. (See what we did there.)

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How Long Can I Park in the Garage?

Great question. We anticipate our guests normally stay at State & Allen 2-3 hours at a time, so our parking spots are allotted for 3 hour increments. However, should you want to continue the party and stay longer, it’s no problem at all. Simply tell your server and he or she will make arrangements with the right people. You won’t get towed. The party can continue as long as you want. It’s a win/win. 

 

What Days Can I Park in the Garage?

 

If State & Allen is open, then you can use the garage! So that’s 7 days a week, we’re open and parking is available to you absolutely free of charge.

 

Many people don’t know about the amazing party setup we have at State & Allen, so it’s always good to have a little refresher. Join us this week for lunch, dinner, brunch, drinks during happy hour, or a late night pizza. We can’t wait to see you at the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas

Dallas Lunch Specials that Take the Chill Off

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Brrrr – it’s cold outside!

 

You know what makes a cold, dreary, January day more bearable! Dallas lunch specials at State & Allen! 

 

Every day of the week, join us for lunch speicals that are sure to warm you up. It’s delicious comfort food, prepared with the highest quality ingredients in our scratch kitchen, for a freshness you can taste. Join us this week and enjoy one of these delicious Dallas lunch specials:

 

Monday: Half Priced Pizza 

 

Mondays are lame, so we’re sweetened the deal on Mondays. Not only can you get our half priced pizza during lunch, but you can get it all.day.long! Join us for lunch, happy hour, or dinner, and enjoy one of our gourmet pizzas at a fraction of the cost. This includes our gluten free options. Each pizza includes gourmet toppings and a homemade pizza sauce made with local Texas tomatoes. 

 

Tuesday: $8.95 Chef’s Special

 

If there is a day to dine with us for lunch, it’s on Tuesdays. The Chef Special is one of our most popular lunch specials, and it’s easy to see why. For under $10, our chef whips up some amazing gourmet meals. 

 

Wednesday: $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce

 

Our delicious shrimp fettuccine and fresno cream sauce is a customer favorite and one that you can get for a steep discount during the Wednesday lunch hour! What’s more comforting than an amazing shrimp fettuccine dish?!

 

Thursday: $8.95 Texican Thursday

 

Chimichangas, tacos, and more – you don’t always know what it’s going to be, but you know it’s going to be good! We reserve Thursdays for discounted Tex-Mex dishes that you won’t want to miss out on. 

 

Friday: $8.95 Beer Battered Fish & Chips

 

YUM! Kick off the weekend with a delicious lunch and a craft beer or two! Crispy fish is deep fried to perfection in our homemade batter, then served with freshly cut French fries. 

 

Saturday & Sunday: Uptown Dallas Brunch Specials

 

Come on in for lunch between 10am and 3pm and receive great deals on delicious brunch specials – including mimosas, Bloody Marys, and more.

 

So what are you waiting for? Come see us at State & Allen this week for amazing Dallas lunch specials between 11am-4pm daily. 

 

*Specials, menu items, and pricing subject to change. Be sure to ask your server for current details. 

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A Salad a Day Keeps the Pounds Away.

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A salad a day, keeps the pounds away. 

 

That’s what they say, right?

 

Okay, maybe not, but we all know that eating your greens and sticking to healthier options (like salad!) help you shed pounds. With New Year’s resolutions fresh and swimsuit season looming just months away, it’s time to kick it in gear. Why not made it a little easier on yourself and enjoy mouthwatering salads at State & Allen.

 

Salads Don’t Have to be Bland.

 

Who said salads have to be bland? At State & Allen, our Dallas salads certainly are not. Our chefs change our menu seasonally, working new ingredients and flavor combinations into each aspect of the menu – including salads. You’ll find yummy seasonal options like the Beet & Pecan salad featuring arugula, olives, feta, and a honey pomegranate vinaigrette. Or maybe the Lounge salad is more your speed with mixed greens, avocado, a 7-minute egg, asparagus, and a champagne vinaigrette. Want something different? Then go with the Warm Spinach & Chicken Paillard with wild mushrooms, purple-hulled peas, goat cheese, and more tossed to perfection. Here’s the full selection currently available at State & Allen:

 

·      The Original Silver Bowl Salad (the most popular salad on our menu!)

·      Mediterranean Salad

·      Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna

·      The Lounge

·      Beet & Pecans

·      Warm Spinach & Paillard

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Add in the Protein.

 

Once you’ve got your veggies squared away, don’t forget to add a protein! Choose between delicious avocado, chicken, shrimp, or a portabella mushroom. 

 

Join us this week at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas! And be sure to save a few calories for a drink! Our drink specials change daily, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed with the selection of craft beer, cocktails, liquor, and wine available to pair with your meal.

Mark Your Calendar: Dallas Between the Buns Slider Event

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Oh the slider…America’s favorite food in a pint-sized package. But who does it best?

 

There are so many great restaurants in Dallas, Texas serving up pretty delicious sliders, and so this year the Dallas Observer decided to bring back its slider event for the 2ndAnnual Between the Buns Slider Event. And you know who will be there? State & Allen Kitchen + Bar of course! 

 

What is the Dallas Between the Buns Slider Event?

 

The Dallas Observer is going to host the 2nd annual Between the Buns Slider Event. The event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 4-7pm at the Dallas Farmers Market. 

 

Wander through the Farmers Market and enjoy sliders of all varieties from over 25 of the best slider restaurants in Dallas! Traditional burger sliders, pulled pork sliders, fried chicken sliders, and more – it’s a great way to spend an afternoon and try some new things. In addition to food, there will be live music and cash bars for cocktails and craft beer. 

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Mark Your Calendar for this Fun Dallas Event!

 

You won’t want to miss this fun Dallas event! Tickets go on sale to the public on January 12 and are expected to sell fast. You can also get in on the pre-sale event by registering here. You can choose to purchase VIP tickets that allow access to the VIP area, free goodies, 3 drink tickets, and early event access, or purchase the general admission ticket that still gets you in for unlimited sliders from all the vendors.

 

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar – the best restaurant in Dallas, Texas - will be there and we can’t wait to see you at Between the Buns! In the meantime, get your fix on the best sliders in town and amazing burgers by visiting us at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Uptown Dallas.

Dallas Drink Specials: State & Allen Partners with Pint Hub

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Have you heard of PintHub?

 

PintHub is an awesome new membership service that allows you to experience the best craft beers Dallas has to offer at low prices – or even FREE! Did we get your attention? Read on to learn about how you can get FREE drinks at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar with PintHub.

 

How Does PintHub Work?

 

PintHub is craft beer community for beer enthusiasts. Through the PintHub app, members of the service are able to see participating bars and restaurants, learn more about the different types of craft beer, and explore the beer scene around then in new ways. For just $9.99/month, craft beer lovers are able to explore new craft beers and restaurants they may never have known about before.

 

What about the FREE beer?

 

Yes, one of the perks of PintHub is that each day, your first beer is free at participating restaurants and bars! So if you come into State & Allen Kitchen + Bar and show us you’re a PintHub member, you can get a free glass of craft beer every single day, no questions asked! Pretty sweet, right?

 

How Do I Get Started?

 

Getting started with PintHub is easier that you think!

 

Step 1: Download the App

 

The PintHub community is housed in an app that is easily downloadable through the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Simply download the app, pick a membership option, and you’re on your way to free beer and Dallas drink specials.

 

Step 2: Explore Bars & Restaurants

 

The app is loaded with resources to explore options for great craft beer in Dallas. Get started, and remember, you’re first beer is on the house at any of the participating restaurants – every single day!

 

Step 3: Grow the PintHub Community

 

Every community is better with more people! Invite your friends to join in on the fun and make the community more robust.

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3 Reasons We Love State & Allen for a Holiday Date Night

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Whether you’re out looking at Christmas lights in Highland Park or getting some last minute shopping in at Northpark or West Village, State & Allen is the perfect place to take a load off and enjoy a wonderful holiday date night in Dallas, Texas

 

1.   Fabulous Gourmet Entrees

 

Our chefs pride themselves on an innovative menu, constantly combining new flavors and ingredients for delicious favorites reinvented. A few customer favorites include the Three Cheese Manicotti & Venison Bolognese served with roasted asparagus and garlic bread – or the Crab Crusted Salmon with gingered rice, sautéed spinach, all drenched in a lemon soy butter. We’re also partial to the Bourbon BBQ Wagyu Burger if you’re looking for the best burger in town. Pair with a bottle of wine, and your meal is complete.

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2.   Handcrafted Cocktails & the Best Bar Menu Around

 

Pick your poison: scotch, bourbon, wine, craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, and more – State & Allen is proud to offer one of the best bar menus in Dallas. It is one of the reasons we make such a fabulous holiday date night spot. Impress your date with a holiday cocktail (December Daquiri anyone?) or a bottle of wine from our curated wine menu to top off an epic night. 

 

3.   Best Patio in Uptown Dallas

 

Yes, we know it’s winter, but we’ll turn the heaters on and you’ll have one of the best seats in the house for people watching and enjoying all the sites and sounds of the season from the best patio in Uptown Dallas. Want to bring your pet along? Don’t forget the patio is always dog friendly! 

 

State & Allen is the place to be this holiday season to enjoy warm drinks, gourmet comfort food, and the company of those you hold dear. Call or visit us online to reserve your table today.  

State & Allen Gift Cards: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

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That’s right folks – we’re here to make your holiday gift giving a little easier. Brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, co-workers, bosses, Secret Santas, best friends – okay you get the point! – everyone loves gift cards from the best restaurant in Dallas – State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.

 

Gift Cards are Always the Right Size

We know you can get gift cards anywhere, but why not give a gift card that has a personal touch? State & Allen is proud to bring our guests a fine dining experience without all the fuss. When you give a State & Allen gift card, you’re sharing a delicious gourmet meal with those you love. Whether they’ve been here 20 times or never dined with us, they are sure to find something on the menu that is perfect for them – and you are to thank for giving them a great night out. Scratch kitchen entrees, inspiring appetizers, handcrafted cocktails, huge wine list, and more – State & Allen is more than just another Uptown Dallas restaurant

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Get a Gift Card Anytime Online!

Sure, you’re interested in a gift card, but have no time to visit us at State & Allen? No problem! Our gift cards are available online; just click here. Order a gift card in $10, $25, or $50 denominations, decide who you’d like to send it to digitally, and voila – easy gift giving! Or plan to email it to yourself and print it out to give physically; that works too. 

 

Visit us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar this Holiday Season!

When you need a break from all that hustle and bustle, come see us at State & Allen this holiday season for a drink or two! Craft beer, seasonal cocktails, wine specials, and more – State & Allen is the perfect place for a little holiday cheer. 

Tips on How to Serve up a Sweet Holiday Season

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Santa needs a little help, and it’s time to start counting your dollars for Christmas. It’s also time to start looking at seasonal employment. There’s no better place to apply than your local diner or dive. Keep reading for the answer on how you can put yourself in a better position to land a coveted seasonal situation in the service industry.

 

The Restaurant Industry Has Potential 

As an entry-level server, you can expect to bring home around $10 per hour when you factor in tips. If you work at a high-end establishment, you have the potential to earn much more. Like other high-paying seasonal jobs, working in the foodservice industry has one important benefit: flexibility. However, it’s not for everyone; being the face of a restaurant and interacting with customers every moment you’re on the clock means you have to be a people person.

 

A Perfect Fit?

If you’re still thinking that working in a restaurant is a good fit for you, you should know that it’s not as simple as walking in and expecting an immediate job offer. People often mistakenly believe that it’s an easy industry and fail to prepare themselves appropriately. If you do think it’s a good fit, then you should take it seriously. Even though you’re only looking for a seasonal job, many of the same interviewing tips apply as when you’re looking for a more permanent position. First, don’t bring friends with you to drop off your resume. Next, and perhaps more importantly, be prepared for some tough interview questions.

 

The interview process may be more casual than that of an office or desk job, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t be subject to intense scrutiny. Zety offers many articles that outline potential job interview questions and the best ways to answer them. Monster.com further points out that one of the most frequent types of questioning you’ll hear is asking why you’re interested in a non-permanent position. Be as honest as possible and put some thought into your responses.

 

Bigger May Be Better

When it comes to finding part-time employment, bigger is better. Chain restaurants may be more likely to have these expendable, temporary positions. This advice applies to retail jobs, too, as big-box stores, such as chain restaurants, get busy during the holiday season. Keep in mind that, as someone that will have to rely on gratuities for the bulk of your income, you may need to prioritize other benefits. Seasonal employment is great if you’re looking to build your resume or want a discount from your favorite store or restaurant.

 

No Experience Required

One of the biggest draws of working as a server is that there are no formal educational prerequisites. However, depending on where you live, you may be required to undergo food handler training and certification. If you’re going to be serving alcohol as part of your job, specifically if you would like to work as a bartender, you will likely be required to hold licensure before serving any alcoholic beverages to customers. There are many online training courses, and you are not required to have a job to get certified.

 

Millions of Americans hold part-time jobs, and many of these are exclusive for the holiday season. Remember, there’s no shame in needing to pad your income. Most employers will appreciate your honesty going into it. So, polish your resume, prepare for some tough questions, and invest in a good pair of work shoes. After all, you never know when life will serve up an opportunity to earn a few extra dollars.

How to Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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Thanksgiving is just days away…are you ready to roast the perfect bird?

 

If you’re still nervous about impressing everyone with your beautiful roasted turkey, then State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is here with a few tips from our chefs on how to roast the perfect Thanksgiving turkey:

 

1.   Brining is a Must

 

Do not skip this step, as it will be the key to the moist turkey of Thanksgiving dreams. Your brine will likely consist of water, salt, a dash of sugar, and a few other spices you want to infuse into your bird.

 

2.   Cook the Turkey on a Bed of Vegetables

 

Sure, you’ve heard of cooking your turkey on a roasting rack, but what about cooking it on vegetables instead? Elevating the turkey leads to a crisp crust all the way around, and the drippings add flavor to the vegetables below. Plus – that’s one less side you have to worry about preparing!

 

3.   Butter It Up

 

Before baking your turkey, pat it dry – removing as much moisture as possible – and then rub it down with butter or a butter/olive oil combo. We also love to sneak a few pats of butter underneath the skin to add extra flavor. This leads to crisp, delicious skin on the bird and also helps to protect the tender meat below. 

 

4.   Don’t Open the Oven During Cooking

 

It’s so tempting, but do not open the oven while you’re cooking the turkey! Opening and closing the oven door lets heat seep out of the oven and throws off the oven temperature. Instead, just watch the clock and take it out when it’s ready. 

 

5.   Let  Your Turkey Rest

 

As with all meat, it’s a good idea to let your perfect turkey rest before cutting into it. Plan on letting it sit out for at least 15 minutes to let the juices redistribute evenly before slicing. 

 

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar – the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas!

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Veteran's Day Brunch or Pizza – You Choose at the State & Allen

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At State & Allen, we are proud of this country, proud of this state, and thankful for our freedom! That’s why we’d like to celebrate this Veteran’s Day with a very special brunch menu and half priced pizza all day! Veteran’s Day is Monday, Nov. 12, and from 10am-3pm, join us for brunch, lunch, or whatever suits your fancy!

 

Veteran’s Day Brunch at State & Allen

 

We know some of you have the day off – and others don’t – so we’ll be offering a limited brunch menu. It will consist of some of your favorite brunch items, which will be a great assortment of sweet and savory, eggs and bacon, biscuits, and everything in between. Don’t forget to bring your dog and sit on our patio…dogs are always welcome on the patio! In fact, we were the first restaurant in Dallas to be dog friendly! Oh and one more tidbit…bring your own coffee cup for a free cup of joe! It’s just one of the small ways we try to be more green.

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Half Priced Pizza All Day at State & Allen

 

Have you had the pizza at State & Allen? If not, this is your chance to try some of the best pizza in Dallas! Sure, people rave about our Dallas brunch, but if you’re in the mood for lunch – not brunch – on Veteran’s Day, go for the pizza! Make it just the way you like it or choose from one of our specialty pizzas. Our sauce is homemade with fresh, local tomatoes and gluten free crust is available too! 

 

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, Nov. 12, for Veteran’s Day at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas! Don’t forget that brunch is served from 10am-3pm and half priced pizza is served all day long! 

New Fall Favorites: What’s On Tap at State & Allen?!

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State & Allen is known for our premier selection of wine, spirits, and craft beer, but did you know you can check out taphunter.com any time you are wondering what’s on tap at State & Allen? We update our selection frequently, bringing you the best beer in Dallas, at prices that won’t break the bank. 

 

Want to learn more about what’s on tap now at State & Allen? Here are a few Fall favorites you’ve got to come in and try:

 

Oak Highlands Oktoberfest

 Brewed right here in Dallas, Texas, Oktoberfest is the tastes and aromas of Fall bottled up in one great beer. We love the copper color, rich malt, and mild hops in this flavorful beer.

 

Spaten Optimator

 A true dark German beer hailing from Munich, the Spaten Optimator packs a punch! The rich roasted malt lingers with each full bodied sip, making it the perfect beer to take the chill off on a cold Fall day. 

 

Goose Island 2017 Bourbon County Brand Stout

 Love bourbon? Then give the Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island a try! Goose Island touts that “one sip has more flavor than your average case of beer.” You be the judge! Each batch is bourbon barrel aged, resulting in a smoky mixture of charred oak, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate in each sip.

 

Alamo Amber Lager

 This Vienna-style lager from Alamo Beer Co. is silky smooth with a rich amber hue and a mild flavor, making it the perfect complement to one of our State & Allen burgers, filet mignon, shrimp fettuccine, or even beer battered fish & chips. 

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Half Priced Drafts on Tuesdays!

 Want to know how you can get a great deal on these – and other – amazing draft beers? Join us on Tuesdays at State & Allen for half price drafts! All day long, it’s all half price. Pair it with our Tuesday lunch special, and you’ve really got a deal.

State & Allen Appetizers: Start Your Meal Off Right

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It’s a well-known fact that the appetizers generally set the tone for the meal to come. Some restaurants get a little sloppy with their appetizer menu, but not State & Allen! We offer delicious small bites that are perfect as meal starters, paired with drinks for happy hour, or alone as a small meal. Here are a few fan favorites you’re sure to love the next time you visit us at State & Allen – the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas:

 

Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas

 Start your meal with a little Tex-Mex, as we serve delicious pork tostadas topped with southwestern kimchi, peach chipotle jam, and crema. Fresh and unique, these tostadas will have you craving the next course. 

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Triple Dip

Our Triple Dip is just as it sounds, and always a crowd pleaser. Order a combination of Southwest hummus, spinach artichoke dip, and tomato-feta salsa. It’s served with big bowls of pita and chips so you can dip to your heart’s content.

 

Cheese & Charcuterie Boards

When it comes to happy hour, one of our favorite food pairings are the cheese and charcuterie boards. The cheese board is great with wine, loaded with artisanal cheeses, candied walnuts, grapes, pickled blueberries, etc. The charcuterie board is great with cocktails; each board is loaded down with savory favorites like cured meats, olives, peach chipotle jam, gherkins, mustard seed, and more.

 

S&A Chicken Strips 

 Now here’s a dish that gets ordered regularly as a meal – particularly at lunch time. A traditional favorite, each cut of chicken is marinated, then rolled in our nine herb and spice breading before hitting the fryer, creating the best chicken strips around. Add fries and a glass of craft beer, and you’ve got a full meal. 

 

Start your meal off right with starters at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Visit us this week and order one of these – or other favorites from our menu. We can’t wait to see you for lunch, dinner, happy hour, brunch, or late night.

Perfect Dallas Girls Night: Wine Glass Painting at State & Allen!

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Looking for something fun and different to do with your girlfriends?

 

How about painting wine glasses at State & Allen?!

 

Wine Glass Painting at State & Allen

 

Join State & Allen on Tuesday, October 23 from 7-8:30, for our wine glass painting event. Our friends at Le Painted Grape will be here to walk you through a step-by-step process to creating your own beautiful work of art on a wine glass. Display it or drink out of it – the choice is yours! The October theme will be “Pumpkin Spice” so it’s sure to be something fun and perfect for Fall. 

 

Tickets to the event are $33.46 each and include all of the supplies, wine glass, and instruction needed to create your masterpiece. Worried because you’ve never painted before? Le Painted Grape will give you all the tools you need to go home with a fun work-of-art with no experience required! This is just a chance to have fun with your friends and enjoy a little vino while you’re at it.

 

Order Dinner & Drinks at State & Allen

 

Speaking of vino…the event does not include food or drinks, but you can order those separately either while you’re painting, before, or after the event. State & Allen has a robust selection of red, white, and sparkling wines to choose from, along with an extensive menu of scratch kitchen, gourmet food that is absolutely mouthwatering. Try one of our bistro entrees, salads, sandwiches, or order a few appetizers for the table. Just be sure to save room for dessert too!

 

Ready to have some fun? Grab a few friends and make plans to join us for a Dallas girls’ night at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Order tickets now for the Le Painted Grape Wine Glass Painting Event on October 23 at 7pm.  

Growth Opportunities: Job-Seeking Advice for Disabled Individuals

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By: Jenny Wise

Changes in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 have improved job prospects for disabled persons in recent years. Amendments to Section 503 of the seminal labor legislation are aimed at helping U.S. companies expand staffs to include more disabled persons. As a result, qualified disabled individuals are receiving consideration for a number of roles that employment experts and forecasters have designated them as ideal for. Businesses are increasingly willing to consider and hire disabled individuals or provide internships that give them valuable work experience.

Recent employment trends have given the disabled new opportunities to show what they can do in the workplace - a low unemployment rate is making it difficult for companies to find and retain workers, and many are restructuring jobs and finding positions that play to the strengths of the disabled individuals they hire. Here are some tips for landing increasingly promising roles for disabled persons:

Job seeking

Monitor in-demand opportunities and match them up with your experience, skills and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer programming, financial planning and lawyers are among the job opportunities with the highest potential. Get the word out and let everyone know you’re seeking a particular job through Facebook and other social media outlets; attend job-networking events and spread the word to friends and former co-workers. Remember that job hunting is about making connections and effective interpersonal communication, so reach out to hiring managers you identify by searching online job boards.

Take the time to get your resume just right. It’s your calling card and your best means of self-promotion. Keep it brief and to the point with information about your background that speaks directly to the job which you are seeking. If you’re fortunate enough to secure an interview, research the company so you can prepare thoughtful questions for the interviewer, practice answering difficult interview questions and be engaging and enthusiastic about the opportunity.

Entrepreneurship

If you have a concept for starting your own business, learn everything you can about the market niche, customer base and the competition. Check out the funding aspect of it, determining whether you’ll require an external source of funding to get things going. Learn about new business funding options such as a business line of credit, Small Business Association loan or term loan.

Accountant

Financial institutions have some of the highest employment rates for disabled individuals, with a projected growth rate of nearly 11 percent in this sector of the workforce. With a median salary of more than $67,000, accounting is growing role for people with disabilities.

Financial managers

Financial management is also a promising field. Vocational experts observe that disabled financial professionals have an excellent insight into how companies can adapt products and services to create a healthier financial picture and how they can adapt their services to better serve the needs of the disabled community.

Management consultant

Disabled individuals possess considerable insight into the hurdles faced by other disabled people who seek employment opportunities. That perspective makes disabled candidates well-suited to the demands of management consultancy, an employment niche with strong growth potential for disabled job seekers.

Competition for positions can be fierce these days, with low unemployment rates and an increase in the hiring of disabled individuals by U.S. companies. Be diligent about identifying high-potential positions that fit your capabilities and prepare to make a strong impression with a well-written resume and an effective and well-conceived interview strategy.

 

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5 Reasons to Bring Date Night to State & Allen

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Sooooo it’s date night. Where do you go?

 

Sure, you could take your date to the same old mainstay where you always have dinner, or you can try something new and bring date night to State & Allen! Here are a few reasons we’re sure your date will be impressed:

 

1.   Amazing Cocktails & Drinks

 Start the date off right with a pre-dinner cocktail at State & Allen. Our craft cocktail menu is extensive – as is the wine and beer menu – so there is sure to be something your date will love. How about a Black Barrel Old Fashioned or Blackberry Pomegranate Mule? Don’t tell us that doesn’t sound delicious! Our bartenders are top notch, using fresh, high quality ingredients for truly impressive cocktails day and night.

 

2.   Gourmet Scratch Kitchen

 Want amazing, scratch kitchen food without all the fuss? Skip the stuffy place down the street and come see us at State & Allen! Our chefs pride themselves on delivering only the best. Whether you order off the menu – or order one of our daily chef specials – you are in for a treat! May we recommend the Lobster Ravioli, Grilled Jerk Redfish, or the Smoked St. Louis Ribs. Don’t forget to order a starter, salad, and dessert too! Looking for something more casual? You can’t go wrong with our burgers or pizza.  

 

3.   Relaxed Atmosphere

 At State & Allen, we want you to relax, have fun, and just be yourself. We’re all family at State & Allen, and it’s the laid back, casual vibe that makes date nights easy here! 

Whether you’re on your first date – or the first date this week, come see us at State & Allen for a Dallas date night you won’t soon forget! Amazing Dallas drink specials, gourmet food, and a fun atmosphere every day of the week make our restaurant truly one of a kind. 

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Half Price Pizza + Football = Touchdown!

State & Allen

You know what’s better than Monday night football?

 Monday football with half priced pizza!

 

Half Priced Pizza on Mondays at State & Allen

 That’s right! Every Monday, visit us at State & Allen for lunch, dinner, or late night munchies and you’ll get one of our gourmet pizzas loaded with toppings for half off! 

 

Gourmet Pizza – Half Off!

 And these aren’t just your run-of-the-mill pizzas either. Each pizza is made-to-order from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. Case and point: all of the tomatoes used in our sauce and in our pizzas are local Texas tomatoes. You’ll love the unique flavor combos that mix traditional toppings with some you wouldn’t have thought of. Need a gluten free crust? We can make it! 

 

What Types of Pizza Can I Get at State & Allen?

Try the Sausage & Wild Arugula topped with fresh Texas tomatoes (all of our tomatoes are from Texas), shaved manchego cheese, sausage, and wild arugula. Or maybe you’d like The Tony, stacked high with chicken, spinach, goat cheese, Kalamata olives, garlic oil, and the unlikely pickled jalapenos. Order off the Dallas gourmet pizza menu – or opt to make your own with your favorite toppings. And here’s an insider tip: before ordering, always ask the server if there are any chef specials on pizza that day! He’s been known to whip up some delicious off-menu options as well.

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Come to State & Allen for Monday Night Football!

 The atmosphere at State & Allen is always casual and fun, without any pretense, making it the perfect place to relax, sip a glass of wine, watch your favorite teams square off, and order some of the best pizza in Dallas.

 

Join us at State & Allen on Mondays for half priced pizza and Monday Night Football! We can’t wait to see you at the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas

Now Booking: Holiday Events at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

State & Allen

Where are you hosting your company Holiday Party?

 

Haven’t decided yet?

 

Now’s the time to book, and State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is fully equipped to make your holiday party the best party yet! Whether it’s a Dallas corporate party, birthday party, shower, or other private party, here’s what you can expect from State & Allen:

 

Exceptional Service from Start to Finish

From the day you call to book your Dallas party room event until the day of your event, our team is there to provide the service you need. Call us any time with questions or requests; we pride ourselves on exceptional service every time.

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Gourmet Food that Creates that “Wow” Effect

Holiday parties are a dime a dozen, and you want yours to be memorable! State & Allen is known as one of the best restaurants in Dallas, Texas, incorporating only the highest quality ingredients in unique, memorable ways for a difference you can taste. Whether you’re looking for small bites, heavy appetizers and cocktails, or a full sit-down meal with all the trimmings, our team can accommodate your request. It’s Dallas scratch kitchen cooking customized specifically for you and your tastes.

 

Flexible Space for All

Not only is the menu flexible, but our Dallas party room is too! Talk to our event coordinator about what feel you want for the party, and our space is flexible and can accommodate it! We have the ability to do an intimate gathering for a few – or a large indoor/outdoor event where you can mix and mingle with ease. 

 

Looking for a space that can show a slideshow – or play customized music? Our State & Allen event space has full audio/visual capabilities so you’re set!

 

Dates are booking up fast, so call us today to book your holiday party with us in our State & Allen Dallas party room! 

Grab Labor Day Brunch at State & Allen!

State & Allen

It’s Labor Day. You’re off work. You’ve got time to meet your friends for Labor Day Brunch at State & Allen!

 

Labor Day Brunch

 

We are extending our signature weekend brunch to Labor Day Monday! Join us from 10-2pm to enjoy all the perks of a delicious brunch at the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas

 

Brunch Perks

 

What perks, you ask? Here are just a few of the great things that set brunch at State & Allen apart from the rest:

 

·      Bring your own mug and get free coffee and refills! This is part of our green initiative to keep our dish washing to a minimum – and you score by getting free coffee during brunch!

·      Dogs welcome on the patio! State & Allen was the first restaurant in Dallas to allow dogs on the patio and we’re proud to continue that tradition today. In fact, we often host events specifically geared toward pet owners that encourage bringing them up to the patio with you.

·      Always free range eggs! All of our eggs at State & Allen are from pasture-raised chickens, ensuring the best taste and highest nutritional value in each bite of your favorite Dallas brunch dish.  

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What Do I Order?

 

Great question! You’re going to love the menu; lots of variety with everything from Breakfast Pizza  - to Sponge Cake French Toast – to Chicken & Waffles – to traditional State & Allen Eggs & Bacon. There are so many great choices, you’re sure to get your brunch fix. 

 

What About the Cocktails?

 

State & Allen has the best cocktails in Dallas, including our signature Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar available during brunch! Make your own with all the trimmings! We also have screwdrivers, greyhounds, and other brunch favorites during our Labor Day brunch.

 

Start your Labor Day off right with brunch at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! We’ll save a seat for you!