In order 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 sector 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.