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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! 

Environmentally Friendly: 4 Ways State & Allen Gives Back

State & Allen

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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