Food News

Stateside Pie and Beer in Mesquite, with Pizza and Bacon-Infused Bourbon, is Now Open

Stateside Pie and Beer opened recently in Mesquite, at 1335 North Peachtree Road. The upscale sports bar's name was inspired by World War II veterans' dreams of returning home, and the interior is cloaked in mages of that "Greatest Generation." Bring your copy of Unbroken, or perhaps not because there are 23 TVs throughout the restaurant that would surely distract you. (But that was a great book and it can't hurt to carry a copy all the time anyway.)

The "pie" part of the name is of the Italian savory sorts, not hot apple or key lime. The pie menu pays homage to different flavors in different states. The Texas pizza is made with a chipotle BBQ sauce, cheese, onions, jalapeños and brisket. The Pennsylvania pie has fresh mozzarella, roasted chicken, Italian sausage, peppers and onions. Louisiana pie is served with blackened shrimp, Andouille sausage, celery and hot cherry peppers. (Wait, no okra?)

As far as the "Beer," Stateside has more than 40 craft taps, including local Dallas breweries Deep Ellum Brewing Company and Lakewood Brewery. According to a press release, the restaurant also has an exclusive private stock and "leaves no hop unturned in its carefully curated selection."

Bacon lovers will take note of cocktail menu: a Pig on the Porch has bacon-infused bourbon with ginger ale. The bar also has other classics lake Sazerac, Old Fashioneds and Mint Juleps, in addition to crowd pleasing rum punches, margaritas and beer cocktails.

Stateside sponsors a bevy of craft beer specials, like a recent case of Dogfish 120 Minute IPA, Abita Mardi Gras Bock and Sixpoint Sweet Action Cream Ale, not to mention many local kegs. They also have regular happy hour prices. And on Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., small pies are just $5.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.