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18
Apr

Crispy Edge Global Pot Stickers Featured on PBS Show

In this feature from PBS’s Living St. Louis, Crispy Edge owner and “serial entrepreneur” David Dresner shows off the new Crispy Edge location. Dresner talks about his mission for Crispy Edge and his experiences leading up to the official opening of the restaurant and showcases one of his other businesses, Sleeve a Message.
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17
Apr

Why are microgreens such a popular ingredient?

Did you know the Crispy Edge is partnered with City Farm STL to provide the freshest and healthiest microgreens? All the microgreens Crispy Edge uses are grown in-house by City Farm STL in what is one of the largest “living walls” in Saint Louis — right inside our dining room! This means all the microgreens you’ll find on our delicious menu offerings are the most nutritious microgreens you can get! Next time you’re in for some tasty potstickers be sure to check out our Living Wall and don’t be shy with your questions! For more information about the microgreens we feature, check out City Farm STL here, and read below from TrueLeaf Market about the many reasons why microgreens are so...
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22
Feb

Upcoming potsticker restaurant Crispy Edge hires exec chef

Crispy Edge is edging closer to opening. Tori Foster has been tapped to fill the executive chef role at the pot sticker eatery, which is set to open at 4168 Juniata St. in Tower Grove later this spring. Owner David Dresner said Foster’s academic credentials and passion for all types of food made her the outstanding candidate for the position. “Crispy Edge aims to explore global cuisines in a traditional Chinese vehicle,” he said. “(Tori) is half-Filipino. She’s lived in Hawaii. She’s very high energy at large. Her enthusiasm to try other flavors and ideas is awesome, and it resonated with me.” Crispy Edge is Foster’s first executive chef gig, but food has been part of her life from the...
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22
Feb

The Scoop: Potsticker restaurant, retail business to launch this fall

David Dresner intends to open the “mecca of pot stickers” this fall at 4168 Juniata St., in Tower Grove South. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, Dresner is finalizing his two-year-long endeavor to launch a production facility for his retail line of pot stickers, Crispy Edge, and a yet-to-be-named restaurant. “I was building this on my own vision and own intuition, and over the past several years of development, I have found an unbelievable following for pot stickers – the love of it is there,” Dresner said. Dresner, who also owns custom coffee-sleeve printing company Sleeve A Message, began making potstickers as a child. This is his first food and restaurant venture. “A lot of my inspiration came from my...
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22
Feb

David Dresner’s potsticker restaurant aims for fall opening

Expect a globally-inspired, seasonal potsticker selection at a space in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. David Dresner made his first potsticker when he was only five years old—and he’s made thousands since. St. Louis came out in full support when Dresner, a Chicago native, announced two years ago that he was opening a potsticker-themed factory and restaurant in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. He did some press about his plans to turn a building at 4168 Juniata, formerly a community center, into a restaurant and USDA-grade factory that sold his line of gourmet potstickers, Crispy Edge. After that, “people were showing up to my door,” Dresner says. Typical restaurant delays ensued (“yes, it’s been slow, but so has the [construction]...
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13
Jan

Upcoming Potsticker Restaurant Crispy Edge Names Executive Chef

Crispy Edge, a globally inspired pot sticker-centric restaurant, has a new executive chef. Owner David Dresner announced today that Tori Foster, a graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, who also has a master’s in culinary entrepreneurship from Saint Louis University, will helm the kitchen at the upcoming Tower Grove South restaurant. A Hawaii native who grew up surrounded by Japanese, Filipino and Thai flavors, Foster will help bring a range of inspirations to Crispy Edge’s menu. “Our focus is on one vehicle with global inspiration,” Dresner says. “We love the tradition of potstickers and explored the entire globe in terms of different cuisine: Icelandic, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish cuisine.” Courtesy of Crispy Edge To that end, look...
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