The immensely popular coffeeshop/bar/pizzeria/hot dog cart station Area Four in Kendall Square is rumored to be expanding. Grub Street reports that the restaurant "is scouting for a second location" and a post on Chowhound says it might happen in the space of former short-lived Union Square barbecue restaurant The Bearded Pig, with pizza (and wine and beer) only. In an interview with Eater in June, chef-owner Michael Leviton suggested that an expansion might be in works, and co-owner Michael Krupp said "With regards to what our future holds, yeah, we're looking to expand, we're looking to do more business, we'd love to really get this out there to beyond just Cambridge and the immediate Boston area." He also added that he and Levition "would not rest until the day that we can serve our beautiful, sustainable pizza for the exact same price as Domino's."
If Area Four did move beyond the neighborhood from which it takes its name, it would join the elite ranks of those Boston area restaurants named for places they aren't, including Craigie on Main (named for its former incarnation as Craigie Street Bistro) and 75 on Liberty Wharf (named for 75 Chestnut).
Area Four has also announced that it will extend its hour on Sundays: starting November 18, a limited menu including starers, salad and pizza will be served from 2:30pm to 9:00pm, which is four hours later than Sunday dinner currently goes.
· Area Four launches Sunday dinners, looks to expand [GS]
· November 2012 openings and closings [CH]
· All coverage of Area Four on Eater [~EBOS~]
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