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!
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