Updated: May 21
On March 24 I started working on a project called Take Out Only in response to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on restaurants in my area. In my work as a food photographer, I work with a lot of restaurants, both established and new. This is a huge hit for them. When most restaurants fail in the first year, something like this can put even a restaurant that has been in business for years out of business...fast. The impact of this virus has touched so many industries, my own included.
I wanted to bring attention to the places that I've worked with, and the ones that I have never even been to. To let people know what they're dealing with, how they're still
operating, what they're doing to stay safe, both for themselves and their customers. Using what I can out of my talent set, this is my way of saying thank you, we know you're struggling, how can I help.
From Rooster's Website:
"I met this pig. I met it's farmer and shook his hand. I tasted what the pig ate. I walked it's pasture. Then I fabricated it and made it into the best food I could with great respect for what it had given me. Something happens when you grow up seeing food come in Styrofoam trays with plastic wrap stamped $2 off per pound. Something very meaningful happens when food becomes real. I relish every opportunity to engage with real food that I proudly serve at my restaurants."
Rooster has a sister restaurant called Flora in West Hartford. They are closed right now, but serving dishes from Flora at Rooster during this time. Check out their website for a full menu of what's offered right now.
Rooster is located at 1076 Main Street, Newington CT, 06111 l 860.757.3969
Please note: I practice social distancing guidelines, shoot with long lenses to look like I'm closer than I am, get in and get out to stay out of the way and do not go in to kitchen's unless invited, stay far back from food and I check my temperature before going out.