What do we mean by “green” dining?
Well – we just mean that here at State & Allen, we understand a thing or two about respect. (We can thank our moms for raising us right.) And a part of respect goes back to respecting the environment in which we live. We aren’t green because it’s a trend or grown in popularity; we are committed to a more sustainable way of doing things because it’s just the right thing to do and we believe in the cause.
We are so committed, in fact, that we were proud to be awarded the 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant Award by the Green Restaurant Association – an honor held by only one other restaurant in Dallas!
So what makes State & Allen different that other restaurants? What makes us “green?” Lots of things actually! Here are just a few little known ways that State & Allen is striving to reduce our carbon footprint:
Water is Not a Given Freely
Isn’t a glass of water at the table just a given in the restaurant business? Not at State & Allen. We’re happy to provide a glass of water if asked, but we don’t want to waste water if it’s not going to be consumed. It’s just a small way to make a big impact.
Bring Your Own Mug; Get Free Coffee!
Yes, you heard that right, FREE! Every little bit counts, and if you bring in your own mug to Sunday brunch, we’ll gladly fill the cup with coffee for you – reducing the number of cups used, water used to wash those cups, etc. Good for the environment; good for you.
Rethink the Paper Goods
One of the biggest ways that State & Allen uses paper and plastic is in the takeout containers. Instead of just buying the lowest cost option, we’ve switched to more eco-friendly containers. Ecotainer is our supplier, and their products are 100% compostable with a liner made from plants. Even our bags can be composted, made of a plastic that is safe for the environment when it breaks down.
These are just a few of the ways in which State & Allen strives to set an example and be more friendly to Planet Earth. Join us this week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour at our green restaurant in Dallas.