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The Look Book Goes to The Fly

The socially distanced line for pre-batched martinis and dry-brined chickens in Bed-Stuy.

Raven Heinz-Garcia. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Raven Heinz-Garcia. Photo: Kyle Dorosz

Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., patrons wait outside the Brooklyn restaurant for takeaway rotisserie chicken, pét-nat, and braised butter beans.

Raven Heinz-Garcia (pictured above), social-media strategist, lives in Bed-Stuy.

Is this your first time picking up here?
青青青国产在观免费2018No, I come every Wednesday to grab chicken. When you’re a regular, the employees address you by name. It makes you feel really special hearing someone say, “Raven, your rotisserie chicken is ready,” which says a lot about how little human interaction we’re having right now.

Do you live alone?
I have two roommates, Brian and Izzie. They’re my good friends. And they’re a couple. We’re all making a science-fair volcano together.

Have you gone on any of the dating apps?
青青青国产在观免费2018Yeah, I logged on. Half the guys are like, “Hey, done any good puzzles lately?” Then the other half are like, “Hey, you ready to break quarantine? I have a car.” Actually, those types of messages should probably be flagged by the algorithm.

Christian F. Marchand, accountant, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Steven Rodriguez, business analyst, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Kindall Almond, costume-design student, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz

Where else do you food shop?
My friends are getting all these specialized deliveries: loaves from bread guys, nut butter from nut-butter guys. I got a mushroom-growing kit from some mushroom farmers. And we all pick up bottles of White Negronis from the Fly, which is what I’m here for.

Eric Benick, writer and editor, lives in Clinton Hill. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Elie Andersen, graphic designer, lives in Clinton Hill. Photo: Kyle Dorosz

What are you getting today?
Campari, rhubarb, bread. Basics. My partner and I have a cocktail-of-the-week thing happening. Two weeks ago, gin martinis; last week, Negronis. This week’s yet to be decided, though I’m on a pretty heavy gin kick. Not a gin bender青青青国产在观免费2018, though, don’t worry.

Peter Redmond, facilities coordinator, lives in Clinton Hill. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Ketter Weissman, freelance writer, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Jane Hinton, unemployed horticulturist, lives in Clinton Hill. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Alaska Tran, IT consultant, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Leif Walsh, product manager, lives in Brooklyn Heights. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Avideh Yamotahari, brand strategist, lives in Crown Heights. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Diarra White, marketing associate, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz

Do you live in the neighborhood?
I moved to Bed-Stuy from Harlem on Friday, March 13, literally right before the city shut down. I was living alone. Now I’m quarantining with seven brand-new roommates. And in the beginning, one of them got sick. Thankfully, he’s okay and we all vibe.

Sami Wittwer, designer, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Rachel Webster, film editor, lives in Clinton Hill. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Madeline Warren, gallery director, lives in Fort Greene. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Ruby Anaya, product developer, lives in Bed-Stuy. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Lindsay Pankok, development director, lives in Crown Heights. Photo: Kyle Dorosz

Who are you living with?
青青青国产在观免费2018My cat, Jolene. She sits by the window. I cook. I’ll, like, put vinaigrette at the bottom of a mixing bowl, then dump a salad on top and eat from the bowl. One less dish.

Michael Gumbley, CEO, lives in Clinton Hill. Photo: Kyle Dorosz

*This article appears in the May 11, 2020, issue of New York Magazine.

The Look Book Goes to The Fly