By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 16, 2020 at 1:01 PM

The Deer District beer garden across the plaza from the Fiserv Forum reopens on Thursday and has a new new food truck on site, too.

The covered garden at 1133 N. Old World 3rd St. has a ginormous TV, an onsite bar with a great selection of craft beer and easy access to the other nightlife on 3rd Street and in the Deer District.

Plus, this year, there’s the MKEat Food Truck, too serving hearty fare curated by the Fiserv Forum chefs.

Find items like bacon elote with corn, chili-lime mayo, parmesan, bacon and cilantro; street fries with jalapenos, barbecued pork, cilantro, cotija, salsa verde and radish; bourbon glazed asian pork ribs; an all-beef footlong dog with cheddar sauce, white cheddar curds, pickled jalapenos and crumbled bacon; a cheddar burger with pickled red onions and arugula on a buttered sesame bun; and more.

The garden’s new hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 4-10 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 until 6.

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.