Turbo Four 3030 Superior Avenue, Cleveland; 216-589-9678
The Turbo Four is a) a performance-car parts store; b) a sort of off-campus communal living room, complete with sofa and television; c) Cleveland's only bubble-tea café; d) all of the above. If you circled "d," give yourself an A and head over to this quirky little spot on the edge of Chinatown to research bubble tea firsthand. The drink -- a blend of strong tea, flavoring powder, juice or milk, and giant purple balls of pearl tapioca -- has taken cities like Hong Kong, London, and Toronto by storm. Now, thanks to a band of turbo-car fanatics/CWRU graduates, the Taiwanese treat has come to the heartland. Take it from us: Chai latte is sooo over.