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Area 4, Bogie’s Place serve up simple, delicious food

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
Area 4, Bogie’s Place serve up simple, delicious food
Area 4 serves generous portions of food in an airy, open space.

Kendall Square’s Area 4 offers wood-fired pizza in a casual atmosphere.

From Area 4 in Kendall Square to Bogie’s Place in downtown Boston, Cambridge and Boston’s bursting culinary scene offers a vast array of options for every palate taste.

Located off of Main Street in the hub of Technology Square, Area 4 is touted for their wood-fire and just simply delicious pizzas. Topped with a variety of ingredients from pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms to fontina cheese, sopressata, and clam sauce, Area 4 offers a slice for every taste bud.

For meat lovers, you can’t go wrong with the A4 Sausage and Banana Pickled Peppers, which includes mozzarella, tomato, pecorino and parsley, and of course the main ingredient, sausage. If you’re really adventurous, order their “secret pizza” and you’ll be happily surprised by the combination of ingredients created by the chef that day.

With a menu that offers everything from a soup of the day to garlic knots with red sauce and pecorino cheese, to their Kitchen Sink Salad filled to the brim with an array of colorful vegetables, to Mac & Cheese with croissant crumb topping and bacon, if your stomach so desires, you can’t go wrong with dining at Area 4.

Plus, you’ll find it’s the perfect place to dine for lunch or dinner with friends in a laid-back and casual atmosphere over generous portions of food. The interior of the restaurant is open and airy, filled with long communal tables that add to the shared experience of food. Area 4 is easily accessible from the Kendall Square T stop, by car or by foot.

Over the Mass. Avenue bridge and into the heart of downtown Boston is a restaurant that offers good, simple food and cocktails. Tucked away inside JM Curley on Temple Place is a hidden gem called Bogie’s Place that hearkens back to the speakeasies of the 1920s.

Billed as a place for “adults only,” Bogie’s Place boasts an intimate seating for approximately 15 people over tables bathed in candlelight.

The menu leans heavily towards the meat lover with offerings of ribeye, a New York strip, grass fed beef tenderloin and lemon-herb roasted half chicken. If you have a desire for comfort food, then the side of smashed bay new potatoes made with butter, sour cream, scallions, and North Country bacon should satisfy your craving, and if lighter fare is your preference, you can’t wrong with the wedge salad, the roasted mushrooms or the colorful roasted pearl tomatoes.

If you haven’t been to Bogie’s Place make sure to add it to your list. It’s a warm, inviting, and comfortable spot for couples or a small group of friends to get together, have great conversation, and feast on good food.