Pasta Bar to Open at the East Side’s Crossroads Collective

The newest vendor at the food hall (inside the former Oriental Pharmacy) will offer a daily menu of fresh pastas, as well as changing and rotating stuffed pastas.

In mid-March, the new East Side food hall, Crossroads Collective (2238 N. Farwell Ave.), is slated to debut its newest vendor – Egg & Flour Pasta Bar. 

Owner Adam Pawlak, most recently the executive chef at Black Sheep in Walker’s Point, plans to offer fresh pastas (as in, made that morning), including handmade varieties like ravioli, tortellini and agnolotti and extruded pastas (the dough is put through a hand-cranked extruder, for instance). The extruded latter are things like linguine and spaghetti, rigatoni and fusilli. Pawlak also plans to have options for vegans and diners with a gluten intolerance. He plans to use traditional and nontraditional methods and offer a staple menu (things like mac and cheese and pasta Bolognese).

Says Pawlak, in a press release: “I want people to come in and enjoy handmade truffle ravioli with Parmesan cream says in less than 10 minutes… and without breaking the bank.”

The micro-food hall, open since December 2018, is also home to vendors offering tacos, barbecue, soups, vegan crepes, Middle Eastern specialties and ice cream.    



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.