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September 1, 2011 4:29 am at 4:29 am #451762
Thank you Nick.September 15, 2011 12:27 am at 12:27 am #451763
Was at Schiller yesterday, was talking to a friend about this, total stranger says “wait, Ricky Barnes has a restaurant here again?!?”
Turns out, he’s run into him in Taos and other places, and TOTALLY fired up for this (as am I).
Every time I walk out my front door and see those green awnings I’m tempted to walk down and see the progress, but I promise you, I will spend money here…and if there’s a C/U meetup here, I really can’t NOT go.September 24, 2011 3:02 am at 3:02 am #451764
ThisWeek Community Newspapers
Sep 23, 2011
by Gary Seman
Explorers Club will replace Coyote Jane’s in Merion Village.
Tracy Studer, of the former Galaxy and Lost Planet restaurants, will open the restaurant at 1586 S. High St. A mid-October opening is planned.
The menu will feature Southwestern, Tex-Mex and Cuban influences, as well as a full slew of vegetarian dishes, such as tofu fries. The restaurant will use as much local produce as possible, Studer said.
As the name suggests, customers will be encouraged to explore different cuisines, beers and wines, he said.
The walls will be decorated with caricatures and drawings of pioneers and explorers of different genres, said Studer, the food and beverage manager at the Golf Club of Dublin, where he will remain as wedding coordinator.October 14, 2011 2:45 am at 2:45 am #451765
Well the wait is over. Tracy Studer & Ricky Barnes are back with all your old favorite dishes and many new ones from the Galaxy years. Now being served at 1586 S. High Street. We will be open only for brunch Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd from 9:00am – 2:00pm. We will be serving Diner only on October 28th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm and late night menu from 9:00pm – 11:00pm and finally starting Saturday October 29th on will be open regular hours.
11:00am – 3:00pm Lunch
5:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner
9:00am – 2:00pm Brunch
5:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner
9:00am – 2:00pm Brunch
Monday – Saturday
11:00am – 11:00pm
Bar Food Menu available
3:00pm – 5:00pm and 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Hope to see you all Soon
thanksOctober 22, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am #451766
We drove past EC on our way home tonight and it looked busy! Can’t wait to give it a try.October 22, 2011 4:48 am at 4:48 am #451767
Have some fond memories of the old galaxy…no question – will have to be there for them now. I have no doubt the kickass menu will sell itself very soon.October 22, 2011 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #451768
Just had an awesome breakfast at the Explorers Club, Chile Relleno Omelet. GO! Go now. The food is great and the service was wonderful. Thanks Ricky and Tracy for coming to the Southside :-)October 22, 2011 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #451769
I had the huevos rancheros and they were excellent. Go, go now and have brunch. The coffee is good too.October 23, 2011 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #451770
I am typing this while eating huevos rancheros and the chile things with chorizo and cuban toast in my house, which I got “to go”.
It is ridiculously good.
These are also like the nicest people ever.
Go eat there now.October 23, 2011 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #451771
Time to head over and compare what is similar with the Starliner Diner, which is a good thing!
(Galaxy and Starliner named after old FORD automobiles)October 23, 2011 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #451772
I sense a theme.
Next in line;
Prefect.October 24, 2011 12:03 am at 12:03 am #451773
Checked it out today and it’s true, the food is really great. Tried the cuban omelet which was a ton of food. The service is leaps and bounds better than Coyote Jane’s too.October 24, 2011 2:35 am at 2:35 am #451774
Dee and I have dined twice here in the last few days… both dinner and brunch. Great menu, tasty food, friendly and quick service. Explorers Club is a wonderful, wonderful addition to our neighborhood.October 31, 2011 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #451775
Galaxy Cafe vets open Explorers Club in Merion Village
Staff reporter – Business First
The Explorers Club is more than a new restaurant — it’s a reunion for two one-time restaurant partners.
Tracy Studer and Ricky Barnes once teamed up for three restaurants in the 1990s and early 2000s, most notably the Galaxy Cafe in Powell and two offshoots in Grandview Heights and the Short North.
“We split in 2002, went our separate ways,” Studer said. “We lost touch with each other.”October 31, 2011 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #451776
I ate here this past weekend – I had the chilequiles, with side of half red-skin potatoes and half black beans. It was excellent – the food, the service, the vibe of the place. I understand they got their liquor license sorted & will be serving booze every day but Sunday (oh, silly Ohio).
I didn’t love the tall-tall booths – my legs are long enough to reach the heel-hook bar, and was fairly comfortable, but my dining companion found it not comfortable at all. It’s such a small space & those booths are so big – imposing, even. I’m not sure it’s the best use of the space. The bar looked great though.
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