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CHOPPED: Egg & Flour Pasta Bar

I lived on Milwaukee’s East side for four years. I miss it dearly.


Sometimes I slip into a longing for it—its special brand of randomness, grit, panache, and dirtiness.


I’m going to blame this experience on that.

I kept seeing Egg & Flour Pasta Bar on Facebook. Photos of cheesy goodness in bowls.


I just knew it’d be perfect for a cute date night. Nevermind it was far from my house.


I wanted to get dressed up and put on my going-out lipstick. These days it’s a fuschia color by NYX.


My husband and I traipsed our way from the North side to the East side of Milwaukee. Hoping, as we crossed Prospect, that we maintained our cool in the blustery coughs from Lake Michigan.



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Egg & Flour Pasta Bar is in the Crossroads Collective which is a collection of restaurants serving up: ice cream, sandwiches, tacos, seafood, spirits, and pasta. I was there for the pasta.




Think of it as an extension of UW-Milwaukee’s union. Any college union. That’s what it felt like. #datenightfail



Don’t come here alone. It’s crowded, and the seats that are available are next to couples or families.


Once you do get a seat, you’ll be stared down by wannabe patrons who want your seat.


The glass windows are bare, so it's definitely a place to be seen.


We made our way to the Egg and Flour Pasta Bar and reviewed the menu. I decided on the Buccatini and a Greens salad.


We paid and sat down at a table.


They shouted our order after a while and served it on…trays.


The Greens salad is "tomato, onion, crouton, and carrot with either balsamic vinaigrette or parmesan dressing."



I excitedly dug into the oniony-vinaigrette- leafy heaven.

As billed.


The Buccatini, however, was not what I expected. After seeing rave reviews on Facebook, I was expecting to be raved.


The Buccatini billed as "cream, grama pardona cheese, and black pepper" went a little heavy on the ingredients.




I believe the person who prepared it most recently discovered pepper as a seasoning because that’s all I could taste. It overpowered the cheese and the cream. I would have liked some moderation.


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At this point, between wannabe patrons bumping into us to find a seat and the ungodly amount of pepper: I was over it.


I was vastly disappointed and wondered why I got dressed up for this. We left listlessly as a couple stared at us bug-eyed for our seats.


If you’re running into a showtime at the nearby Oriental Theater or need to fuel up before your pub crawl on Brady St., this is the perfect place: forgettable and relatively quick.


If you’re looking for a date night spot—pass. Don’t waste your lipstick.


Chopped rating: 3/5


Try it yourself.


See you at the table.


Egg & Flour Pasta Bar

Crossroads Collective

2238 N Farwell

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