Memorable Menu Items at District 30 Craft Bar & Kitchen

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District 30 was named after the actual congressional district it's found in, the 30th congressional district in Texas. Located in the heart of Oak Lawn, the name District 30 was meant to represent the people in the district: diverse, yet united as one, the goal to provide a place for truly everyone to dine, sip, and gather. With that in mind, the menu features a number of different cultural influences, with modern twists on favorite comfort foods and other inventive gastropub fare. The concept opened about 8 weeks ago and celebrated with a VIP grand opening party earlier this month. District 30 is somewhat masculine and modern with lots of dark wood and leather, some roomy booths, and a misted dog-friendly patio outside.

We went in for a menu sampling a couple weeks back, and I was really pleased with how well they truly executed the word "gastropub". Color me happy when I discovered that their Chicken and Jalapeno Dumplings dish was def going down on my "Delia Jo's Best Bites of 2017" list.

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In addition to that, I wanted to note the outstanding prices on the lunch menu. On Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm, you can choose a half sandwich and salad or soup for just $7, and for $10 you can get hald sandwich, soup, AND salad. I don't know of many better lunch deals, especially in Uptown, where you can get away from the lunch table spending 10 bucks or less. Bring your coworkers, friends, bosses, y'all! It's a deal!

For happy hour and dinner, the selection is varied, with a number of tasty treats that combine classic American staples with modern culinary trends. Truly unforgettable. The signature craft cocktails also allow something for every palate. Guests are already singing the praises of shareables like the Ahi Tuna Mini Crisps, the Stuffed Portobellos (my personal favorite), and Tempura Fried Asparagus.

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Entrees like the aforementioned delicious Chicken and Jalapeno Dumplings (seriously, would I lie to you?), Braised Beef Shortribs, Seared Scallops in a Vanilla Bean Cream Sauce are all memorable and items I would definitely return for.

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District 30 is owned by twin brothers Mark and Dirk Kelcher, the creators of Kelcher Entertainment Group, which also includes The Cedars Social.

In summary, I think this statement by the owners truly says something I love: "Our drive is to provide the community with food, friendship, and fellowship. We are motivated by the passions and diversity that our great city provides, and we are proud to serve such a wonderful demographic."

Amen. Now go get some delicious Chicken and Jalapeno Dumplings and a cocktail! For the city of Dallas and District 30!

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3211 Oaklawn Ave #C
Dallas, Texas, TX 75238

Open Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 10 pm
Thursday to Sunday 11 am to 2 am

*While our dinner was comped, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.


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