Get ready to meet the "Two Trees girls," serving you beers and bar food at Two Trees Dallas, a new sports bar opening on Maple Avenue on December 4.
Two Trees is a family-run spot conceived by Eric Martinez, who learned the ropes working at places such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Twin Peaks, and Bikinis. It's going into the space that used to be Club Cherries, in an area that's on the upswing thanks to a development from Trammell Crow down the road.
Martinez, who's opening the place with his sister, Leah Martinez Mora, and her husband Adan Mora, says that the goal at this "image-based sports bar" is fun without judgment, embracing party people and foodies alike. The menu is Southern, and in addition to craft beer, there's wine and a craft cocktail bar.
Menu items include chicken BLT sandwich, steak pita with avocado hummus, short ribs, tacos, chicken tenders with waffle fries, apple pecan Cobb salad, miniature corn dogs, fried pickles, street corn, and wings.
"I don't usually like wings, but ours are delicious," says Leah. "We have a variety of flavorings, and I love the cilantro lime."
She has a corporate background, which she'll use to run the administration. "My brother is the talent," she says. "He's been in this industry for many years, and has a lot of experience. But he wanted to have a place of his own."
The space will have three bars, late nights on the weekend, brunch, a patio, and female servers whose uniforms consist of V-neck shirts or tank tops with jean shorts.
"We have been hiring Two Trees girls for our staff in front — our servers, bartenders, we refer to as 'Two Trees girls,'" she says. "My brother worked at Bikini's where the uniform is a bikini top, but we're not like that. It's in that family, but it's not quite the same thing."
As for the name Two Trees, she says it's dense with meaning.
"It's symbolic for us," she says. "It had to check a lot of boxes, but it means having some roots for our future."