By Maureen Post Special to Published Oct 24, 2009 at 12:10 PM

October is the third annual Dining Month on All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delicious features, chef profiles, unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2009."

Club Charlies
320 E. Menomonee St., (414) 763-8548

Club Charlies opened earlier this year to give Third Ward workers and residents another spot for casual dinner and drinks. Framed by a front wall of floor to ceiling windows, this is a great summer time hang out with cool breezes and plenty of light.

But, all winter long there are plenty of dining deals to make this a Third Ward destination. Home of the "Six Buck Lunch," don't miss beef sliders, Charlies chopped salad or pulled pork and slaw.

If you find one of the owners behind the bar, be sure to ask for the story behind the name Charlies!

Menu: Classic American bar food.

Price: Inexpensive.

When to go: Open at 11 a.m. daily, hit up Club Charlies during the lunch hour for a six dollar deal or stop in after work for daily happy hour specials.

Dress: Club Charlies is a very relaxed, bar atmosphere where anything is acceptable. Show up in jeans or business wear and you'll feel right at home.

Don't miss: The Wednesday special is one that can't be beat. Stop in for a mouth watering ½ lb. beef filet for just $8.99.

Parking: Street parking is available right out front or throughout the Third Ward.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.