Exploring New Worlds of Flavor

Located in Merion Village on Columbus’ South High Street, Explorers Club is THE place for delicious flavors and unique ingredients in a relaxed and super-friendly atmosphere. Tracy and Orlando invite you on a culinary adventure of amazing dishes that are delicious to eat and sure to please!

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A Columbus Explorer: An interview with Tracy Studer

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Greece, Italy, and Cuba are all countries with distinctive cuisines; Merion Village is the place to explore them, and so many others, as far as Columbus is concerned. The Explorer’s Club is a local hotspot with an ever changing menu that brings the exotic right here to the city, and gives back to the community to boot. I, myself, explored the fascinating art from around the world hanging from the ceiling to the walls in the forms of paintings, tribal masks, and more while waiting to interview owner Tracy Studer. The restaurant was closed at the time, which is probably the only time it is empty; usually you need a reservation to get a table to sit and enjoy their menu which features fares from all over the globe.
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Roundup: How to eat like you’re Irish in Columbus

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By Nicholas Dekker
From Columbus Alive March 12, 2015

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Explorers Club has made a name for itself by helping adventurous diners explore world cuisines without leaving Columbus, including a Hungarian night the second Wednesday of every month. The restaurant’s special monthly menu features a different style of cuisine each go-round, and for the month of March they’re featuring — you guessed it — an Irish menu. Feast your way through lamb sliders, fried Reuben balls, bangers and mash, even desserts like chocolate Guinness mousse.
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The Accidental Vegan: 8 meat-free dishes to tempt carnivores

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PICK UP THE TEMPEH
By G.A. Benton
From the February 26, 2015 edition of Columbus Alive

Sweet Chili and Soy Tempeh ($12)

Explorers Club
1586 S. High St., Merion Village
614-725-0155
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This soulful, bold and attractive dish is not only a great illustration of the kind of vegan cuisine available in Columbus today, it’s illustrative of an amusing, eccentric and unpretentious restaurant that blends ethnicities in recipes like ingredients in a cleverly designed cocktail.

Fittingly assembled like a campfire, sizzling-hot deliciousness emanates from its Asian-meets-Latin-American culinary spark of inspiration. Logs of crisply fried tempeh are drenched in a salty, sweet-and-spicy Thai chili glaze that amps-up the tempeh’s inherent nuttiness. Blazing above is a tuft of cool-and-hot, fresh Sriracha slaw. The texture-fest rests on a bed of flame-dampening moros y cristianos — Cuban-style black beans and rice.
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Chili Cook-Off Contest At Explorers Club

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Eat Or Compete for the Explorers Club Chili Championship

Did you know that during the 1880s, brightly dressed Mexican American women known as “chili queens” began to sell bowls of chili downtown San Antonio? They appeared at dusk and built wood fires to reheat cauldrons of pre-cooked chili. At the turn of the century chili started to spread across the country, eventually moving into the Midwest in the 20s and 30s. This was the start of chili in America.

The Explorers Club is having its 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off on March 8 from 5pm to 7pm. You can eat and vote for $5.

When:
March 8, 2015
5pm-7pm

Where:
Explorers Club
1586 S High St
Columbus, Ohio

Event web link
http://www.explorersclubmv.com/event/2nd-annual-chili-cook-off-competition

FaceBook event link
https://www.facebook.com/events/254910978012908

Artist Spotlight – Roger Williams

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Roger Williams is a Columbus artist who has been exhibiting in Ohio and NYC for over 25 years. His work is part of many important collections including the Puzzuti Collection, the Columbus Museum of Art, the United Nations and the Puffin Foundation West. The Explorers Club is thrilled to be able to present a Columbus artist whose work is so well known and respected nationally. Roger Williams’ work will be available for viewing at the Explorers Club starting on the evening of Sunday, January 11, 2015. Read more »