Sibling Rivalry Closes; Area Four Has Somerville Plans

We enjoy Area Four's pretzel nuggets. Photo: BJL

Bad news and good news this afternoon. We'll get the bad news out of the way first: The South End's Sibling Rivalry has shuttered. The closure isn't due to actual sibling rivalry (chef-brothers Bob Kinkead and David Kinkead ran the place), we don't think. But maybe the dueling-menu concept was just too tough to keep up. According to BRT, a sign on the door says that the restaurant closed for good on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a rep confirms to Grub Street that Kendall Square's Area Four will open a second branch in Somerville. The rep says that a Somerville project is "in the works" but can't disclose details. A sleuthy Chowhound poster spotted work orders signed by Michael Leviton/Area Four Partners at the former Bearded Pig space at 445 Somerville Avenue, right across from the Market Basket.

We'll keep you apprised.

Sibling Rivalry in Boston's South End Has Closed [BRT]