Drinking Spotted Cow & Eating Steak at 5 O’Clock Supper Club
This post is sponsored by Pick ‘n Save. All opinions are our own.
Jonny and I had such a blast soaking in as much of the Wisconsin culture that we could while we were in town to help promote the Craft Collection for Pick ‘n Save. While some people might think the highlight for me would be some of the outdoors stuff we did, my favorite of all was our trip to the Five O’Clock Supper Club in Milwaukee.
I had always heard the term supper club, but didn’t quite know what it meant. To put it simply, it’s a fancier place to dine, and at least in Milwaukee, it has a serious of traditions, rather than just plopping down at the dining table and chowing down.
We were guided through the entire experience from beginning to end by Five O’Clock owner, Stellio. We started at the bar where we were taught how to make a Wisconsin stable, an Old Fashioned, which consists of brandy, muddled fruit, bitters and a bit of soda. We were also taught about the various twists on that, which included of all things, green olives. As beer drinkers, we made our second (and third) rounds New Glarus Spotted Cow.
After getting nice and toasty at the bar, we moved along to our table where we were presented with a tray of mixed raw and pickled veggies. But they didn’t call it that, they called it relish. OK, got it!
We finally got to order some steaks, as well as some fried fish, which is a big deal in Wisconsin. Between all the drinks and the big steaks, Jonny and I waddled out of there 10 pounds heavier. The thing that blew our minds besides the excellent ambiance and food was that the place was jumping on a Wednesday night. Apparently, it doesn’t need to be a Friday or Saturday night to go out and live large in Wisconsin.
Check out our latest video from The Imports Series, to see Jonny and I get walked through this tradition, as well as some behind the scenes footage from Five O’Clock.