Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012

Kew Gardens

Roka: Kew Gardens welcomes big Turkish tastes

Last spring I was all excited that a Turkish restaurant had opened up on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. I was impressed, in more or less equal parts, by the quality of the food, and by the fact that there was a new cuisine in this rather Italian-heavy stretch of geography. As often happens in the restaurant business, the relationship between the two partners began to fray. Eventually Annette Dulger broke away to found a new Turkish restaurant Roka, less than a quarter of a mile west on Metropolitan Avenue in Kew Gardens. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

The Play’s the Thing

‘Forbidden Broadway’ a sparkling revue on classics

Broadway musicals are serious business. Most of them cost tens of millions of dollars to produce and less than one-third make back their investment. Two of every three tickets are sold to tourists, and the efforts to attract and satisfy those out-of-towners are not for the faint of heart. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Dreaming to be a Rockette

Unlike other kids, it was not the inflated balloons that most mesmerized Stacey Sund during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It wasn’t the floating cartoon Kermit, Mickey Mouse or even Spider-Man tethered to his strings. Comment.

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