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May 28, 2008 03:34 PM

A drink in a pineapple

Hi everyone,

It has been a long-standing running gag between my boyfriend and myself that he would like a drink in a pineapple. I would like to take him to a place where he can get one as a treat. Does anyone know where that could happen? Requirements: must be alcoholic, must be served in a hollowed-out pineapple. Proximity to Harvard Sq. is a bonus, but not required.


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  1. I'm pretty sure the East Coast Grill has one. Plenty of pictures of 'em on their website, tho' I don't see it on the drink menu...

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    1. re: raddoc

      ECG does, but I believe only at the Lava Lounge, and possibly at the bar.

      1. re: finlero

        and the Lava Lounge is where you want to be when you drink your drink-in-a-pineapple, now isn't it?

        1. re: finlero

          ECG no longer does it anywhere in the restaurant. I just confirmed with a bartender.

      2. I admit I've never been, but SURELY Kowloon must do something like this, mustn't they?

        I fully admit that I will order anything that comes in a ceramic coconut, hollowed out Tiki idol, or volcano-shaped bowl. A drink in a hollowed-out pineapple would suit me equally well, and if you can find a place locally, I'm there.

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        1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

          i know they do one in a coconut shell (my Kid keeps his change in it now) but i've never seen an actual pineapple being served.

          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            Khao Sarn serves a shrimp dish in a fresh coconut. With their stellar bartending, I'm sure they could be prevailed upon to serve an alcoholic tipple in a hollowed out pineapple. They pride themselves on their creative bartending, and always aim to please...

            1. re: galleygirl

              Why have I never heard this about Khao Sarn before???

              1. re: Alcachofa

                That they do unique cocktails, or that they have a shrimp cooked in a whole coconut dish?

                  1. re: Alcachofa

                    Surely you jest. Certain hounds have been talking about Yoshi's mad skillz at the bar, including the snake venom cocktail for a while now. They really do nice cocktails ... think lychee "martinis" etc.

          2. Have no been but how about Golden Temple in Brookline- from what I have read here it sounds like the kind of place that would do that. Call and ask.

            1. I'd try Penang in Chinatown.

              1. Well, this is an odd coincidence. I was on Yelp yesterday looking at Chinese restaurant reviews and found that while China Delight on Somerville Avenue is known for having bland but fresh food, they also serve a standout cocktail in a pineapple. I haven't tried it myself but the reviews I read noting it were recent and laudatory.

                China Delight
                524 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA

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                1. re: Dea

                  I live very close to China Delight and can vouch for the freshness of their food and their very good/strong drinks!

                  I actually like the flavor of their food very much. It is "Americanized" but I have found it to be some of the freshest and tastiest around that area.

                  1. re: TomH

                    That's good to hear Tom. I've been looking for good Chinese and have a nasty cold right now that requires spicy food, so didn't order from them due to the blandness complaints on Yelp. I'll definitely give them a go next time though.

                    1. re: Dea

                      I think I know just the trick! I had an order of Kung Pao Chicken, extra spicy, about a week ago and it had a pretty good kick to it. Enjoy. :)