The walls of the restaurant are covered with family photos and mementos from the island.
The walls of the restaurant are covered with family photos and mementos from the island.

Visiting TiGeorges' Chicken in Echo Park is a cultural and culinary experience. For more than a decade, the restaurant's beloved owner and namesake, TiGoerges Laguerre, has been serving succulent rotisserie chicken with a side of stories from his homeland. Now, with the help of his longtime friend and author Jeremy Rosenberg, Laguerre has compiled his stories into a memoir. The book, entitled No Man Is An Island, is a vibrant and gripping tale about Laguerre's journey from Port-de-Paix, Haiti to Los Angeles.

Reporter Maral Tavitian visited the restaurant and spoke with Rosenberg about the inspiration for the project (see above).

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A young TiGeorges Laguerre.
A young TiGeorges Laguerre.
The chicken roasts for hours until tender and falling apart.
The chicken roasts for hours until tender and falling apart.