By L.A. Weekly readers Oct 14 2010
Among the many responses to last week's "Best of L.A." issue was this from J Greagrey: "Seeing the picture ['Best Pickled Eggs: Joe Jost's,' by Willy Blackmore, Oct. 8], I suffered a 40-year flashback. Summer 1968, a friend and I walked into Joe Jost's. Wide-eyed, I noted the hot dogs cooking in beer, and I ordered a special. A hot dog on rye with mustard, pretzels, and also asked for a pickled egg. Of course, an ice-cold beer. Then it was to the back room, where I observed some of the best pool shooting, shortest games and smoothest exchange of money in town." Truly a landmark and a memory-maker.