Porter Square is looking suddenly like a bubble tea hot spot. After years with the only options being inside Lesley University’s building or as part of a sit-down meal, a former kids art studio has been cleared out to make room for what could be the area’s third storefront boba tea seller.
Folks, you really need to hear this: Things are not good. The restaurant industry is in shambles, severely understaffed and doing a fraction of its typical sales. That’s why the federal government’s Restaurant Relief Fund needs to be refunded – and go to more than 30 percent of eligible businesses.
Dumpling House, the sister outpost to the wildly popular Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown, also has a lunch menu with solid offerings that are good deals for the dollar. But why bother? The only real question for a visit is: plain pork soup dumplings, or the crab and pork version?