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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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Green Dining in Dallas: 5 Little Ways that State & Allen Gives Back

State & Allen

Our founders, Jonathan and Angela Calabrese, have built this company on the principles of good stewardship.

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 Sure, they love serving killer food in a fun, Uptown Dallas atmosphere, but they also love conserving the environment and reducing our carbon footprint along the way. 

That’s why – from Day 1 – they have implemented industry-leading, environmentally-friendly practices to care for our environment. 

So what green initiatives do we have? Read on to learn a few of our environmentally friendly practices that add up:

 

Bring Your Own Coffee Cup

Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Our philosophy is that if you bring your own coffee cup to brunch, then that’s one less dish to wash – and less energy and water spent in the process. But don’t worry – we’ll give you free coffee for your trouble!

 

Water Isn’t Automatic

In most restaurants, a glass of water on the table is a given, but at State & Allen, we do things a little differently. We are more than happy to bring you a glass of water if you’d like, but if you’re enjoying a cocktail, beer, or soda instead, we’ll just keep the water off the table. It saves on energy to produce ice and clean the glass – and conserves water too!

 

All To-Go Containers are Compostable

We love Styrofoam as much as the next guy, but you won’t find any here. Styrofoam takes years to decompose and isn’t good for the environment. Instead, we special order containers that are fully compostable and our plastic bags are 100% biodegradable, made from natural bioplastic polymers. 

 

We Recycle Cooking Oil

Why throw it out when it can be reused? We recycle our cooking oil where it gets turned into new and useful things (think biodiesel!)

 

At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we’re proud to be one of the most green restaurants in Dallas and at the forefront of green dining in Dallas. Have a suggestion on how we can improve?! Reach out! We love new ideas on how to further reduce our carbon footprint! 

We're Seeing Green!

State & Allen

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Yall!

 

All this talk of wearing green, green beer, and pinching people has us seeing green!

 

And not just St. Patrick’s Day green. What about “good for the environment green?”

 

Did you know State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is one of the greenest restaurants in Dallas, Texas?!

 

In fact, State & Allen is the ONLY restaurant in Dallas to be a “Certified Green Restaurant” by the Green Restaurant Association, meaning we keep raising the bar in terms of what we can do to preserve our environment. Here are just a few ways State & Allen is pushing the envelope and providing green dining in Dallas:

 

·     Environmentally Friendly Paper Goods: No Styrofoam to-go boxes here! State & Allen uses Ecotainers, to-go boxes with plastic lining that is derived from plants, allowing the entire piece to be composted! We’ve also made the switch to plastic bags from Trellis Earth, also completely compostable, 100% biodegradable, and do not harm the environment in any way.

·     Recycling: You’d be surprised at all the things you can recycle! State & Allen recycles just about anything we can – plastic, cardboard, straws, office paper, etc. – to the tune of 17,000 lbs. of recycled products each MONTH!

·     The “Bring Your Mug” Policy: Want free coffee? Just bring in your own mug for Dallas’s best brunch at State & Allen, and you’ll receive free coffee and refills. Sometimes it’s the little things that create less waste for the environment.

·     Water is Precious: We understand that most restaurants automatically bring water to the table. At State & Allen, we don’t. Our goal is to waste less water at the restaurant and that includes foregoing the automatic glass of water. But don’t worry, if you’d like water, we will absolutely bring it to you!

 

Join us this week at State & Allen for the best green dining in Dallas!