By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 05, 2010 at 2:26 PM

We were going to say that A Fish Fry and A Flick, which kicks off this week at Pier Wisconsin, starts with a hangover, but really it starts with "The Hangover," last year's comedic romp through Vegas.

While it may seem that we're on the downward slope of summer, the return of A Fish Fry and A Flick -- a partnership between Point Brewery, Discovery World, Bartolotta's and The Pabst Theater -- suggests things are just heating up.

The weekly event runs every Friday evening from Aug. 6 through Sept. 24 when "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" closes things out. In between there will be free screenings of "The Big Lebowski," "Zombieland," "Darkside of Oz" and "Super Troopers."

As you can see from the movie titles, the flick part of the event isn't always kid-friendly.

But I went with my family last year and we had a great time eating the fish fry and hanging out at the lakefront. Just as the screen was getting ready to light up, our kids' eyes were starting to close tight, so we split before the film started.

There's also fun stuff like outdoor bowling and a retail bazaar with vendors like Fred Gillich's Too Much Metal, Community Bark, Sparrow Collective, Kangaroo Brands and a bunch more.

Bartolotta does the fish fry up right for $9.95 and you can get a whole Maine lobster meal for $17.95, too. Point brings a range of its craft beers to wash it all down.

I may stop down on opening night myself to help herald the return of the great event. See you there!

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 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 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.