State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is known for crazy good drink specials, an amazing Uptown Dallas patio, and delicious scratch kitchen dining. But did you know that we are also committed to protecting our environment?
State & Allen never wants to be “just another Dallas restaurant and bar.” We believe in giving back and in helping make this world a better place for us all. We are proud to say that over the years, we’ve been the recipient of various green dining awards, including the prestigious 2-Star Green Restaurant Award.
It’s the small things that add up, and here are a few of the simple things we are doing to go green:
1. Compostable Paper Products
Have a to-go order at State & Allen or need a doggie bag? We offer to-go products you can feel good about. All of our to-go boxes are made by Ecotainer, a company that makes their containers with a plastic liner derived from plants; no Styrofoam here. And that bag that the box goes in….we get those from a company called Trellis Bioplastics. They are 100% biodegradable and will not harm the environment.
2. Bring Your Own Mug. Get FREE Coffee!
Looking for a freebie? We want to encourage you to bring your own coffee mug in for Uptown’s best Sunday brunch, and we will give you a cup of joe for free! It’s coffee you can feel good about.
3. Water is Optional
Most restaurants automatically bring water to the table when you are seated. A nice gesture, no doubt, but some may not want water. At State & Allen, we do it a little differently. If you’d like water, ask your server and we will gladly bring you a glass. And if not, we just helped conserve water by using less waste and less water and energy for cleaning the glass.
4. We Recycle our Cooking Oil
Bet you didn’t know you could do that, did you? All of our cooking oil is recycled and then turned into other cool things like biodiesel.
5. Recycle. Recycle. Recycle.
You may think recycling doesn’t matter or doesn’t add up, but at State & Allen we beg to differ. We recycle everything we can – plates, straws, napkins, cardboard, office paper, etc. And it adds up. We are proud to say that we recycle over 17,000 lbs of paper each month!
Feel good about your dining choices and do Dallas green dining at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.