First Look: Crispy Edge in Tower Grove South

Pot sticker restaurant Crispy Edge
 is set to open Friday, April 6, at 4168 Juniata St., in Tower Grove.

Owner David Dresner first announced the internationally influenced pot sticker concept in June 2017. The menu, helmed by executive chef Tori Foster, features a wide variety of fillings, from traditional Asian options like ginger pork and cabbage to American-inspired apple pie made with cinnamon dough. Several vegan and vegetarian options are available, as well. The sprawling kitchen, just visible beyond the bar, also supports the company’s wholesale pot sticker business, which will launch later in the year.

A selection of salads, small plates and entrees are available for those not in a dumpling mood. Dresner and Foster are even delving into breakfast until 11 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and all day Sundays. Look for a mix of traditional American breakfast offerings (eggs your way, bacon, etc.) alongside huevos rancheros and quiche pot stickers. Crispy Edge will offer coffee from Blueprint Coffee, tea from The London Tea Room and a tight list of cocktails, wine and beer, too.

The building has undergone a complete reimagining from its days as a local community center. The interior, which seats 44, features black-and-white photographs from artist Michael Lode and organic elements a living herb wall and tables, shelves and the bar top made from repurposed barn wood. An additional 20 seats are available outside.

Crispy Edge will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Here’s a first look at Tower Grove’s newest restaurant.

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.