By Tadia Toussaint
Anyone who walks into Katra Lounge on a Tuesday night will find the Boom Boom girls in their Haitian designers T-shirts serving everything from tassot koden (fried turkey) to the very popular griot ban-nann peze sandwich.
Fred Lhérisson Jr. brings Haitian culture to life in the city that never sleeps every Tuesday and Thursday. After realizing that few to no restaurants served Haitian cuisine, Haitian alcoholic beverages, nor played Konpa in Manhattan, the Aramark sales executive gave birth to “Kompa Tuesdays.”
The sales executive often took clients out for lunch and dinner to build rapports and relationships but felt like he could never share his culture with them.
“It bugged me that I could not take them to a place where they could get pate and Barbancourt.”
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