One of Erie, PA's culinary gems. Serving Caribbean & Southern Regional fusion cuisine and weekly features. Truly delicious!
Born in Port Au Prince, the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti, and raised in the US, Chef JP has honed his culinary craft for over thirty years in restaurants from Chicago to NYC. He’s worked for many of the city’s best chefs and cultures. His passion for this business was influenced by his mother (Marie Paul), who owned and operated her restaurant in Haiti.
Owning a restaurant gives him the unique opportunity to express his culinary finesse, masterfully fusing the flavors and cooking techniques of two cultures – Haiti and the American South creating the distinct flavors of Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro.
To understand how Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro came to be you’d have to know a little something about the sisters. Karen Thomas and Adrienne Paul hail from a family steeped in the business of hospitality. Their parents, dad an independent businessman, and mom a school teacher, owned and operated a five-ballroom catering company in NYC. Their passion for this business was passed on to their daughters, who both studied hospitality management and culinary arts at universities in the US and abroad. These ladies have spent over fifteen years in the corporate and private sectors of the hospitality field. The move to Erie presented them with the opportunity to fulfill both a professional and family dream, a business of their own. In July 2011, Pineapple Eddie became a reality.
Quality is important to us. We prepare every item from scratch using the freshest seasonal locally sourced ingredients.