By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 09, 2022 at 1:01 PM

Love the cajun fried alligator bites at Crawdaddy’s on Greenfield? Can't get enough of the fresh pasta at Egg & Flour Pasta Bar? 

Well, for a limited time, you can have them both in a new collaborative dish created by Chefs Adam Pawlak of Egg & Flour and Chef Guadencio Vera of Crawdaddy’s on Greenfield.

The alligator cajun mac & cheese will be available at Crawdaddy’s, 9427 W. Greenfield Ave., Tuesday May 10 through Saturday, May 14.

Two chefs, one dish

Pawlak says the collaboration was born of serendipity.

“I stopped over at Crawdaddy’s for dinner with friends one night, and we just got to talking,” he says. “Ultimately, it resulted in a cool collaboration between two restaurants that are across town from one another. It was really fun to work with Guadencio [Vera] on the dish. He's super chill and he makes great food."

Close-up of alligator mac
Photo: Adam Pawlak

The inventive dish brings together fresh, housemade campanelle pasta from Egg & Flour with five cheese and cajun cream sauces, cherry tomatoes, red onion, seared alligator and arugula. Every dish will be finished tableside with shaved parmesan cheese.

“We’re always looking for ways to support other businesses,” says Troy Myer, owner of Crawdaddy’s on Greenfield. “We’ve all been through so much together, and now that people are getting out a bit more, we thought it would be really great to work with Egg & Flour on something like this."

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.