On Friday night, Five O’Clock Steakhouse, 2416 W. State St., will hold the fourth annual Milwaukee Legends Beer Dinner in support of Capuchin Community Services – House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal.
The event – hosted by Jim Klisch of Lakefront Brewery and Randy Sprecher and Don Wambach of Sprecher Brewery – begins at 6 p.m. and includes a four-course dinner with beer pairings from the two Milwaukee breweries.
Tickets are $70 per person and a portion of the proceeds benefits St. Ben’s, which provides more than 2,000 meals a week to Milwaukeeans in need, along with other support services for the city’s working poor.
On the menu are appetizers like beer-battered bacon-wrapped shrimp and prosciutto- and basil-wrapped provolone, a summer salad, a lamb osso bucco entree and dessert.
Each brewery will pour a pairing for each of the four courses – that’s eight tastes of Milwaukee-made brew! You can see a PDF of the full menu here.
Call (414) 342-3553 to reserve a spot. Visit fiveoclocksteakhouse.com for more info on the restaurant.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.