This year, I wanted to do something special for the 75th anniversary of the Five O’ Clock Steakhouse. This restaurant has made it through so much in the last 75 years, and we’re now hoping to again make it through this epidemic safely and successfully without compromising our quality, efficiency, or concept. What a challenge !! “Supply Chain” issues for every category of purchasing has effected our operations, but we still have managed to navigate these hurdles.  Despite our economic and logistic challenges, we maintained our commitments to local charities that are near and dear to our hearts at the Five O’ Clock.

For instance, in April, two non-profit organizations that do similar work were honored at the Five O’Clock Steakhouse:  Broadscope Disability Services ( and Milwaukee Center For Independence ( For several years, the Five O’ Clock has supported Broadscope and their amazing mission, but this year, we felt it was important to support another neighborhood organization with a similar mission. These two groups support our communities in so many ways, it’s hard to chose a single category of service to discuss.  One area of life that both of these group support is employment counseling services for adults with disabilities.  They also offer a wide variety of training programs to help transition people into the workforce.  In this way, they help others be all that they can be, so that these people can find their own way to contribute within their communities. Again in April, I directed a portion of the net proceeds this month go to support these two fine organizations.  April is also the month we notice the weather in Milwaukee starting to turn favorable again.  Time to get out of the house and let the Five O’Clock Steakhouse pamper you and your guests to an evening they’ll not soon forget.  Hang around late for a nightcap in the Alley Cat Lounge ( on the weekends.

Over the years, I’ve developed relationships with leadership at the local charities close the Five O’ Clock to continue my commitment to community

The Milwaukee Rescue Mission ( is well known for it work helping homeless individuals re-gain control of their lives.  MRM has been a part of the Near West Side community since 1893. MRM started as a group of Christian businessmen that organized to help homeless and alcoholic men on the streets of Milwaukee. Now it is more inclusive, but the mission is the same. The Mission does this work through it’s Safe Harbor program for men and its JOY House program for women.  In addition to addressing basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter, there are also programs focusing on spiritual rejuvenation and job training.  Using the core values of Gospel, Love, Dignity, Community, and Mission Integrity, they have been transforming lives from their location at 19th and Wells for four decades now.

I fully support the good work done at the Rescue Mission and donated a portion of the proceeds in May to their JOY House and Safe Harbor programs.  Also new for May, every table received a collectable 75th Anniversary Five O’Clock Steakhouse pen and a chance to receive a $20 gift certificate in a random drawing.  Remember, parking is always safe and plentiful with their free valet service. Our valet is available Tuesday – Saturday, as it is complimentary, gratuity is always appreciated.

June 14th was Flag Day in the United States – a minor holiday that was first celebrated in Waubeka, Wisconsin in 1885.  What a perfect time to remember our brave men and women in the armed services.  In the month of June, the Five O’Clock Steakhouse will be helping two groups that helps vets – Milwaukee Homeless Veterans’ Initiative ( and DryHootch (  MHVI has programs to help vets meet life’s basic needs, like food and shelter.  DryHootch operations begin with coffee shops where vets can connect with other vets.  They focus on issues such as readjustment into society and tackling substance abuse, PTSD, mental health.  Together, their aim is to make sure that no vets are left behind, after they return to civilian life. I value and respect the sacrifices that have been made by our troops and am committed to donating a portion of all sales every June to both organizations, plus hosting an amazing car show event !!

Many veterans who own their own classic cars bring their vehicles to show support and enjoy the festivities. It is an intimate event that the Five O’ Clock hosts every year. On Sunday June 6, from noon until 4:00 pm, come to the Five O’Clock Steakhouse to see some of Milwaukee’s hottest cars.  American classics, muscle cars, and sports cars will all be on hand for your viewing pleasure.  Stick around for a great char broiled steak dinner after 4:00 pm!

My “Commitment to Community” continues well into the end of 2021 and beyond our 75th anniversary !!