Big Theme-y Asian Restaurant Headed to Back Bay

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Shrine Asian Kitchen Photo: Big Night Entertainment Group

Big Night Entertainment Group, which oversees Shrine Asian Kitchen, The Scorpion Bar and the just-opened High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge, all located at Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods, have announced plans for an Asian themed restaurant in Bostons Back Bay. The Boston-based company operates Back Bay nightclub The Estate , but this is the first downtown dining venue for Big Night, which also heads Hingham's Tosca. The plan is to turn the former Bertucci's space on Stanhope Street into a stylish Asian restaurant. The menu will be overseen by Big Night chef Kevin Long (Tosca, Shrine, The Scorpion Bar, High Rollers), and will include traditional and inventive sushi and, of course, cocktails to match. Stylized theme joints have worked at Foxwoods, so Big Night is on if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it mode. No opening date has been announced, but early 2011 is a good bet.