By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 09, 2021 at 12:01 PM

Snow is back and so are the heated domes at the sister restaurants Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack and Hubbard Park Lodge.

At its Ice Camp, Twisted Fisherman, 1200 W. Canal St. in the Menomonee Valley, has heated domes for up to seven called Snow Globes and unheated Shanties with fire pits for up to eight people.

There are also new menu items, including new winter drinks, to enjoy along the banks of the Menomonee River. Each guest will get a free drink from the Ice Camp welcome drink menu upon arrival.

Online reservations for two-hour sessions, Wednesdays-Sundays, are currently available at

Meanwhile, up in Shorewood, the Hubbard Park Winter Camp, 3565 N.  Morris Blvd., offers private heated dome rentals, dinner inside the Riverclub on Wednesdays-Saturdays and brunch on Sundays, a beer garden open Wednesdays-Sundays in winter and private rental space inside the lodge, too.

Dinner is available in the domes, as is Sunday brunch. At other times, the domes have their own special menu.

Reservations are now being taken at

The staff at the restaurants will offer as contact-less an experience as possible and the domes are sanitized between rentals.

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.