Allen Lounge

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Mason Bar: A Bar Worthy of Its Neighborhood's Attention if Not a Trip

    As the curb says, "watch your step" when entering the front door at Mason Bar; the sudden step up could be potentially lethal for tipsy girls in heels. Inside, a couple occupies stools at one end of the bar, and save for them it's empty -- just a quiet Monday night at the State-Thomas neighborh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    State And Allen: At The Intersection Of Good Food And Assbaggery

    Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourBloody Marys are small but mighty at State and Allen Lounge.​It's disappointing, though not surprising, that Uptown is one of the few reliable neighborhoods for Saturday brunch in Dallas. Uptown is young, Uptown is packed, and Uptown loves drinking on all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The Second Coming of State and Allen's BBQ Pork Sandwich

    ​State and Allen Lounge's pulled BBQ pork sandwich has been around for a while, so why is it deserving of an "Eat This" mention right now? Because even though this sandwich has forever been on the Uptown hangout's menu, it's reemerging to its previous greatness after having been on the decl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Holiday Party at State and Allen Lounge

    Next year's holiday card​You're probably going to a few holiday parties this year that you'd rather skip. We're trying to come up with an excuse to skip the tacky Christmas sweater party our family has every year, but unfortunately mom's giving us a guilt trip. Go to a party tomorrow night y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Nodding Donkey Says Yes To Happy Hour

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details and why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: Nodding Donkey, 2900 Thomas Ave., 214-922-8898When: 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through FridayWhat: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Nodding Donkey Plays Long Ball

    Photos by Jose Ralat Maldanado​A week-long soft opening is the way to go when you want to draw in the crowds, at least that's what State & Allen Lounge owners Jonathan Calabrese and Anthony Winkler bet on -- and won -- with their the new Texas-themed sports bar, The Nodding Donkey. At the corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Top 10 Patios to Chill Out with Your Pooch

    State and MainAllen has staunch pooch rules.​With the heat index regularly topping 100 degrees these days, we've been on the lookout for relief from the oppressive sun. We're always game for brunch or cocktails on a patio, especially if we can bring Fido along. And since Fido loves the shade as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Hash Over: Convenience Store Offers Organics, State And Allen Sets New Happy Hours and ZaZa Offers Uptown A Neighborhood Night Out

    We don't normally associate this logo with convenience stores, but Urban Pantry is looking to change that.​Ordinarily we wouldn't get too excited about the opening of yet another convenience store in Dallas. It's hard to remember the last time we griped that we had a hard time finding a place to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Mini Burger Backlash: The Big Ol' Mound Of Meat On A Bun Returns

    The Grape's newly famous burger.​Much to our delight, the mini-burger craze has hit a bump in the road. Hey, don't get us wrong--we've got nothing against two-biters. They're cute and small and often even feature fancy meats. It's just the "s-word" that grosses us out. But whatever you wanna ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Hash Over: Steal This Wine, State & Allen's New Bottles, And Chocolate Is What's For Dinner

    ​Paul Burrough at Sacred Cellars has started a new promotion that can make your wine habit a bit less financially ruinous. Steal of the Week, Burrough writes, is Sacred Cellars' "own version of, but only waaaay better. For example, [last] week's offering [was] priced at less than 50% ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Uptown's 10 Best Patios

    Patrick MichelsThings could get ugly once Taco Diner gets a look at our number 9Not gonna lie--it's rather a difficult task, placing these in an order we're completely happy with. Preferences for size, atmosphere and noise level of a patio can change rather abruptly, after all. And factors such as c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    A Green State (& Allen)

    Uptown Restaurant GM Is Out To Save The Planet, As Much As PossiblePatrick MichelsWhen Angela Birt signed on as general manager for State & Allen Lounge, she saw waste everywhere.Not extraordinary amounts of it, mind you--just the usual run on materials every restaurant goes through. "We use so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Less Green For More Green

    State and Allen Lounge does more than serve up some Short Orders-approved brisket chili, pizza and martinis. The Uptown eatery's staff goes out of its way to protect the planet, too, as they'll gladly let you know. At least others will. The non-profit Drinking With Benefits (we kinda like the sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Short Orders: State & Allen Lounge

    State & Allen Lounge2400 Allen St.214-239-1990How can you not like a place that looks--from the outside, from the awning down--so damn Parisian? One set on a neighborhood corner so walkable?You don't even have to like their menu to be drawn from your car and onto the patio for a drink. Except fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Short Orders: Mattito's (Frisco)

    Mattito's6129 W. Main St., Frisco214-872-3411There's one key difference between the original Dallas operation and its Frisco counterpart: location.And before you finish that "no shit, Sherlock" response, allow me to explain. In this case, location refers to mindset more than anything else. Mattito's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Saving The Planet, One Party At A Time

    Care for a complimentary cocktail and appetizer? State and Allen Lounge will offer free drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. There's a catch: you may need an invitation--we've never been certain after carelessly tossing out the mailer--and you have to listen to a spiel about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Hash Over: The Holidays, Postponed And Celebrated

    Just a few news items fitting for these recession-weary times...State & Allen Lounge decided to postpone their holiday wine gathering, planned for December 9, at the behest of patrons. The credit pangs associated with other seasonal demands--i.e., shopping--apparently put a damper on their party ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    The Fraternal Order

    Laughs, rock and a 7-foot ninja: The Golden Falcons

  • Dining

    March 31, 2005

    Go Dog Go

    Taste's urban bistro has bite and bark