By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 15, 2020 at 12:01 PM

With Milwaukee’s annual Downtown Bastille Days festival on hold for 2020, Le Reve Patisserie and Cafe in Tosa Village decided to stage its own petite fete this week and you’ve still got a little time to celebrate.

All week Le Reve has been hosting its Petit Bastille celebration from 5 until 8 p.m. in Wauwatosa’s Root Common Park, just a few doors up from the restaurant at Harwood and Wauwatosa Avenues.

Le Reve has a food truck offering a menu of French-themed specialities, rain or shine, through Thursday, July 16, including a croque monsieur; frites, a burger, a tomato, brie and pesto plate, brownies and macaron ice cream sandwiches.

Beverages include Third Space and New Glarus brews, a sangria, a rose’, as well as soda and water.

If you want, you can do yor own Storm the Bastille 5k, too. Or maybe just 3 since it’s Petite Bastille.

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 has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.