By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM

If you read what I write in this space you know I'm a big fan of the Friday fish fry, especially when potato pancakes are involved. Today, I'm pondering some different options.

Yesterday I wrote about our first visit to Schneider's, which reportedly has a really good fry. So, that's added to my list, though I'm not sure I want to do that two days after having had the pizza there. So, this one is likely on the back burner.

I also heard that Mason Street Grill is doing a $12.99 fry during Lent with Lake Michigan whitefish and the trimmings. It's not all you can eat, but a second plate is half-price and they'll toss in a glass of their own Mason Street Amber for an additional $2.

But a tweet from my Twitter friend Meg McKenna at the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce has plated up what will likely be on tonight's radar.

Cranky Al's, a stone's throw from home at 6901 W. North Ave., is doing a fish fry now, too. She tells me they're doing fries instead of potato pancakes, but encourages me to go in and vote with my feet (so to speak) for latkes.

So, assuming we're not eating in tonight, I think Cranky Al can expect to see us in a few hours.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," 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 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 has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.