Haute Secrets Boston: Joe Kane, Principal of Big Night Entertainment Group

With a name like Big Night Entertainment Group, it’s really no surprise to find out they do everything that much bigger than all the others.

For example, just last week, we told you about GEM’s $200 Bottle Rocket cocktails and featured the haute sushi rolls at Empire in our neighborhood guide to Boston’s Seaport District that keep rolling out into the wee late night hours. Yet we haven’t even had a chance to talk about the massive bowls of Singapore Street noodles at Red Lantern or the “sinister” cocktails served up in a skull mug at The Scorpion Bar.

Red Lantern BostonPhoto Credit: Red Lantern Boston

At first step into any one of BNEG’s restaurants and you know you have arrived somewhere cool. Soaring ceilings, enormous hanging lights and bright colorful decor are the themes where even bigger portions of food and some of the largest cocktails in town are served.

The Scorpion BarPhoto Credit: The Scorpion Bar

We recently caught up with Big Night Entertainment Group’s principal owner, Joe Kane, to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Joe KanePhoto Credit: Big Night Entertainment

Where were you born: Boston

How long in Boston:  My whole life

Neighborhood: Fort Point

Occupation: Principal Owner at Big Night Entertainment Group

Favorite Restaurant: Abe & Louie’s

Best Sushi: Red Lantern Boston

Best Italian: Rino’s Place

Best dessert: Talenti Gelato, Caramel Cookie Crunch flavor

Best place for a romantic date: Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Best Sunday brunch: Mistral

Best place for a power business meeting: Bristol Lounge

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Ritz-Carlton

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Barneys

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Elite Time

Best Spa: The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston

Favorite Charity Event: Greater Boston Food Bank

Favorite Cultural Event: The Feast in the North End in the Summer time

Favorite Cultural Institution: Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Best Steakhouse: Grill 23

Best Pizza: Galleria Umberto

Best Lunch: Lincoln in South Boston

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: EverybodyFights by George Foreman III

Best Massage: Megan at Post PT

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber!

Best Museum/Exhibit: The Museum of Fine Arts

Describe Boston in three words: Small, Innovative, Fun!

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Public Garden in the spring and summer

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  Fenway Park

Best Aspect of Boston: Lots to do, and easy to get around!