Monday, April 06, 2015

David Punch of Sycamore Is Opening Little Big Diner in Newton Centre

[Ed note: This article was updated on July 10 to reflect new information given, including a name for the place.]

The person behind a popular dining spot in Newton Centre is planning to open a second restaurant in the same neighborhood.

Eater Boston is reporting that David Punch of Sycamore on Beacon Street is opening a new spot on Centre Street, with The Boston Globe saying that the as-of-yet unnamed place will be what Punch calls an "east Asian soul food diner meets izakaya." It looks like the restaurant will have seating for 20 and will be open late--possibly until 1:00 AM--and it will offer cocktails on tap.

[July 10 update: Boston Magazine states that the new place from David Punch (and co-owner Shane Smyth) will be called Little Big Diner, and that it will be a "fast and casual"soul food diner with dishes influenced by the cuisines of China, Hawaii, Japan, and Korea.]

[August 6 update: A new article in The Boston Globe mentions that Little Big Diner plans to open late in the summer.]

[January 10, 2016 update: The Twitter page for Little Big Diner says that it opens for dinner only tonight and begins lunch service tomorrow.]

Sycamore first opened in December of 2012, with David Punch coming from Ten Tables in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain.

The address for this new dining spot in Newton Centre is 1247 Centre Street, Newton, MA, 02459.

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