Friday, September 26, 2014

Dumpling Daughter Is Opening in Weston Center

A new Chinese restaurant is coming to a western suburb of Boston that currently has very few dining options, and the person behind it has a connection to a well-known eatery from years ago.

Eater Boston is reporting (via the Weston Town Crier) that Nadia Spellman is planning to open Dumpling Daughter in Weston, with the self-serve and takeout restaurant moving into a space in the center of town where Campo de Fiori had been. Spellman's mother is Sally Ling, who opened Sally Ling's on the Boston waterfront with her family in the mid-1980s, then moving the place to Cambridge a few years later and finally moving it again to New Jersey before it closed for good a few years ago. (There had also been a branch of the restaurant in Newton.) Both EB and the Town Crier indicate that the menu at Dumpling Daughter will carry on the tradition of Sally Ling's dishes (and that Ling is Spellman's "number one consultant").

It is not yet known when Dumpling Daughter might open; as soon as we get more information on a possible opening date, we will post an update here.

[December 15 update: The Wayland Town Crier mentions that Dumpling Daughter is now open and that it features dumplings, soups, and sandwiches.]

The address for this new Chinese restaurant in Weston is: Dumpling Daughter, 37 Center Street, Weston, MA, 02493. Its Facebook page can be found at