Fish Fry Night Milwaukee

The Friday night fish fry has been a Wisconsin family tradition for many years. It happens all year long, not only during Lent when Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays. "Fish Fry Night Milwaukee" is a film that takes you to some of Milwaukee's most popular, historic and unique fish fry places, to see the people who make them and enjoy them.

A DVD with bonus footage is available click here to order online from our shop.

Friday November 16 Fish Fry Night Milwaukee will be screened at the Chicago Film Festival hosted by George Motz (Hamburger America). Check the website or Facebook page for updated information.


Wisconsin Public Television has licensed Fish Fry Night Milwaukee through 2014.

Wisconsin Public Television broadcasts its signal in 6 different markets around the state.

The March 25, 2010 MPTV broadcast generated a lot of good feedback including May We Have Another Fish Fry Please? by OnMilwaukee.com media columnist Tim Cuprisin.


Ron Faiola was interviewed on Rick Kogan's Sunday Papers show on WGN 720 AM in Chicago on March 7, 2010. Click Here for the Ron Faiola Interview as an mp3 podcast.

News from the 2010 Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF)

The February 19 screening of Fish Fry Night Milwaukee was SOLD OUT!

The venue, Bushel & Peck's, also added fish fry to their menu in honor of the film and that sold out as well! Approximately 120 people saw the Beloit premiere of the film. Some people had to be turned away at the door.

From the Beloit Daily News, February 22, 2010: "[president of Stateline Festivals, Becky] Rogers said although BIFF is hoping to increase its online sales in the future, most of the seats at many of the venues were full. Friday night's viewing of "Fish Fry Milwaukee" (sic) left several people standing outside asking if there could be another show scheduled. It also inspired [film venue] Bushel and Peck's to purchase a fish fryer.

From the Beloit Daily News, February 19, 2010:


Fish Fry Night Milwaukee is a production of Push Button Gadget by Ron Faiola