Now, will it follow a common Forest Hills restaurant trend? Here are the warning signs:
1. Open to a big Forest Hills crowd, smiles all around. (see Rouge)
2. Lose some of crowd, skimp on quality of ingredients to compensate. (See UJ's Luncheonette)
3. Lose Forest Hills crowd due to poor service, attract only visitors who don't want to walk (see Mardi Gras).
4. Become mean to your remaining customers (see T-Bone Diner).
5. For Rent (see Melange)
However, it's possible to buck the trend and become a neighborhood favorite (yes they do exist). See:
The Family Restaurant
Johnny Rockets (I'm sorry, but great burgers and shakes)
Just Like Mother's
East Ocean Palace
And a bunch of others I haven't tried yet.
Let's hope Latina Cabana is around a while.