Explorers Club is closed, focusing on food truck and catering
August 29, 2013 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #98564
via emailQuote:As the demand for the food truck heats up, the brick-and-mortar Explorers Club has decided to suspend lunch service for the time being starting September 3rd. Patrons can keep up with the comings and goings of the truck by friending Explorer’s Club on facebook or following its every move on streetfoodfinder.com.
By leaving lunch to the mobile arm of the operation, chef Dan Varga is free to concentrate on dinner and the debut of a new, ever-changing, menu of nightly bar small bite specials. Recent choices include rib eye skewers, mini caprese salads, and fried bologna pops with mango habanero sauce. Additionally, happy hour now runs from 4-6 p.m., with expanded dinner hours through 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Dinner is served 5-9 on Sundays. As always, the city’s best brunch is served up Saturday and Sunday, 9-2 p.m.
While the restaurant will be dark during lunch hours, it is still available for lunch parties of 15 or more. The holiday season is coming and Explorers Club is a fun and fabulous spot for office get-togethers. To get on the calendar, call 614.725.0155 and ask for Tracy Studer.
Explorers Club is located at 1586 S. High St. in historic Merion Village.August 29, 2013 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #550479
As always, the city’s best brunch is served up Saturday and Sunday, 9-2 p.m.August 29, 2013 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #550480
Waiting for Gil Ligg to say the end is near for Explorer’s Club.June 29, 2015 8:04 am at 8:04 am #1082810
It appears the Explorer’s Club has closed, and will concentrate on the food truck.June 29, 2015 9:36 am at 9:36 am #1082818
Via Facebook update from 6/27/15:
“It is with a heavy heart that Orlando and I must announce the closing of the Explorers Club. For the last four years the restaurant has been “the little engine that could” for all of us here on the South Side but after much deep thought, exhaustion and the recognition of fiscal realities we must, for now, leave the brick and mortar part of the business and concentrate on our food truck and catering businesses. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our patrons, our staff and the neighborhood for helping us and supporting us. We deeply appreciate all of you and we will miss all of you. Please come and visit us at our food truck where we will continue to serve our Latin inspired cuisine.
Tracy and Orlando”June 29, 2015 9:48 am at 9:48 am #1082824
Shame – my last several visits the food has been mostly good but the management and service a train wreck.June 29, 2015 9:53 am at 9:53 am #1082826
the management and service a train wreck.
This is why I only went once.June 29, 2015 10:40 am at 10:40 am #1082846
I never had any issues with service. Sometimes it was a little slow during brunch, but it always seemed to be really busy at that time, so I chalked it up to them being slammed.
Gonna miss the chilaquiles there. :(June 29, 2015 11:06 am at 11:06 am #1082859
We also only went there once. I had a very bland braised meat dish. My wife had a pasta. Her quote at the time was “I wish then gave me some noodles to go with all this sauce.”
Very underwhelming, especially after all the hype over this place.June 30, 2015 12:07 am at 12:07 am #1082988
I used to really enjoy Explorer’s Club. It would often be the place I’d take out of town family and guests for a fun, casual dinner.
The last few times I went, I could tell things were going downhill. A few weeks ago I went at 7pm on a Friday night and there were only 2 other people there.
I’ll miss the better times of this restaurant. Hopefully they have better luck with the food truck.June 30, 2015 10:27 am at 10:27 am #1083006
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