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 father, who saw me making potstickers all the time,” he said. “He suggested I expand beyond an ordinary pot sticker and make something far more extraordinary.”
With flavors inspired by Mediterranean, Spanish and Asian cultures, Dresner said nothing is off limits when it comes to ingredients. “I would say our pot stickers have an immense amount of creativity from the dough, filling, edge, sauce, and pairings,” he said.
Dresner said the “pot sticker-centric” restaurant will be set up as a 76-seat modern cafe and will feature a hot beverage and bar program to accompany the globally influenced dumplings. He said guests can expect a clean space with warm lighting large enough to relax while enjoying the fare.
St. Louisans can look for Crispy Edge in local grocery stores this fall.