Gillerson’s Grubbery is Open, Brings Culinary Twist to Burgers and More

Matt Gillie and Dan Emerson opened up Gillerson's Grubbery at 33 W. New York St. in downtown Aurora.

Matt Gillie and Dan Emerson opened up Gillerson’s Grubbery at 33 W. New York St. in downtown Aurora.

Matt Gillie and Dan Emerson are still high on life right now. It’s only been a week since they opened Gillerson’s Grubbery in downtown Aurora.

The new restaurant is a first for Gillie and Emerson, who met about seven years ago while working in the restaurant business. Gillie most recently worked as a sous chef at Chef Amaury at 33 West. When proprietor Amaury Rosado announced that he was shuttering the restaurant, Gillie talked to Emerson and seized the opportunity.

Gillerson’s Grubbery opened to the public in early October. They’ll open for lunch on October 20.

Gillerson's Grubbery, Aurora

Oodles of Noodles in a chef favorite on the Gillerson’s Grubbery menu.

The restaurant offers a full bar and full menu with gourmet burgers (both meat and black bean patties), pasta, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.

Since being open, Emerson said that the appetizers are popular with diners. They’re also getting good feedback on the burgers.

Gillie said they are using local sources for much of the menu. They also have local beer on tap, and they are working with a local coffee roaster.

They plan to open soon for Sunday brunch, and they’re excited to incorporate fun ideas like showing old cartoons and offering an omelette bar.

Local artist, Brian Busch, completed a custom mural at Gillerson's Grubbery.

Local artist, Brian Busch, completed a custom mural at Gillerson’s Grubbery.

Join them on First Fridays on November 6 for a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

Gillerson’s Grubbery is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m Tuesday through Thursday, and 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Visit Gillerson’s Grubbery on Facebook, or on their website.