By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 25, 2023 at 12:01 PM

Owner and chef Adam Pawlak announced today that Egg & Flour Pasta Bar will not be renewing its lease at Crossroads Collective, 2238 N. Farwell Ave., where the brand launched in May of 2019. 

Fortunately, fans of the pasta concept – as well as Milwaukee Film Festival goers – still have a bit of time to get their final fix. The location inside the East Side food hall will remain open through Thursday, May 4. 

Pawlak, who will continue operating his Bay View brick and mortar location of Egg & Flour at 2273 S. Howell Ave., says he couldn’t be prouder of the inaugural location for the Egg & Flour brand.

“Who knew we’d create this incredible pasta movement in just 200 square feet…but we did it,” he says. “After four years, I truly feel it’s time for someone else to have this spot and start building their dreams. After all, that’s what food halls are for: incubators for folks to make dreams come true. I’ve accomplished that.”

Current team members at the East Side location will be offered positions in Bay View, where guests can stay tuned for features like Ravioli Tuesdays, sandwich specials and (yes) even some E&F Pizza offerings.

Alex Pawlak, Adam’s brother, will transition to Bay View to spearhead the move, along with longstanding manager Tyler Carper.

“Crossroads Collective was the perfect spot for Egg & Flour to come to fruition,” notes Pawlak. “Everything about the food hall community made it easy to transition into an ownership role. I appreciate all of the support from New Land Enterprises and the Crossroads Collective team…They made it a great place to operate. I can’t wait to see what is next!”

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.