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!
Paul Volker’s paintings at first appear humorous, then quiet and dark. In Columbus Paul Volker is well known for his cartoon animal paintings including his “10 PIECE CHICKEN SPECIAL”, which consists of 10 paintings of an anthropomorphized chickens in a variety of human conditions and activities. For Paul’s show at the Explorers Club we have chosen to show a side of Paul’s work that most people in Columbus have not seen, his quiet land and cityscapes. These works (as all of Volker’s paintings) are created entirely on plywood with recycled house paint and depict empty spaces: empty rooms, empty windows and empty streets.
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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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By Nicholas Dekker
From Columbus Alive March 12, 2015
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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