Not Your Typical Potstickers
St. Louis, MO/July 2, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – If you are a fan of potstickers, you might be in luck because starting this fall a new pot sticker restaurant is set to open at 4168 Juniata Street in St. Louis’ Tower Grove South neighborhood. The restaurant will be the front end of David Dresner’s potsticker production facility. It’s been two years since Dresner, CEO and Founder of Sleeve a Message coffee cozies, first announced his plans to create a combined space for making his Crispy Edge brand retail line of potstickers and a restaurant. Although the name of the restaurant hasn’t been announced, Dresner says his plans are moving forward and the Crispy Edge facility and restaurant should open in the fall. You can follow the progress of the restaurant build on his Crispy Edge Facebook page.
Introduced to the savory, doughy, stuffed dumplings by his grandfather as a young boy in Chicago, David Dresner says he’s been making potstickers since he was only five years old. Now that he’s perfected his technique, he wants to share his lifelong passion with hungry fellow St. Louis citizens. Dresner bought the building (a former community center) which will house his business in 2015. After a few delays, Dresner says he’s finally set to open his restaurant. Potstickers might seem like an odd focal point around which to build a restaurant (and business), but Crispy Edge’s Facebook page already has upwards of 750 followers, and the company isn’t even off the ground yet. It seems pot sticker lovers in the St. Louis area have already worked up an appetite and are excited for Dresner’s new restaurant.
A new pot sticker joint is exciting enough news for a St. Louis area foodie, but Dresner does not make just your typical run-of-the-mill potstickers. According to Dresner, he’s interested in expanding upon traditional potstickers to make globally inspired cuisine. And he’s thinking way outside the box. Take the Asian Cherry Bomb he shared with Facebook followers. It’s a green tea matcha dough with a mascarpone pistachio filling. It also has a pitted cherry stuffed with a full cashew, includes a toasted almond chamomile edge, and it’s finished with a lemon white tea sauce. Sounds amazing! Crispy Edge’s future menu will include completely original pot sticker combinations influenced by flavors around the world. The restaurant will also have a coffee and bar section.
Dresner came to St. Louis from Chicago for college. He began Sleeve a Message, a company which designs custom printed coffee-sleeves, in the T-Rex startup incubator. It now employs 30 people and serves 2,000 customers. So, while this will be his first time running a restaurant, the 29-year old Dresner is an experienced businessman who wants to share something he loves with his adoptive city.
Along with the restaurant itself, David Dresner intends for Crispy Edge potstickers to become a patented food product, so a section of the restaurant’s location will become a factory dedicated to manufacturing the potstickers to make his food accessible for customers at stores—he’s already expanding his business outside of the restaurant.
So, if you are already a fan of potstickers, keep your eye out for Crispy Edge’s retail debut, and Dresner’s new restaurant in the very near future. David Dresner’s fun new take on potstickers is promising to bring something fresh to St. Louis diners.
Crispy Edge Gourmet Potstickers
4168 Juniata Street
Tower Grove South
St. Louis, MO 63116
Phone: (847) 899-0920
Target Opening: Fall 2017