"We visited Long Beach about 15 years ago. Our favorite spot was without a doubt Joe Jost's. We came day after day for beer, pretzels and the highlight, PICKLED EGGS!!!! What a perfect combination. What perfect eggs! All these years later we are still salivating and thinking about those yellow eggs with just the right kick of peppers. Is there any way you can tell us how to make them at home?? We live in PA, and we are tortured not to be able to taste those eggs! We put in "Joe Jost's pickled eggs" into our google search, and there you were. It was great to relive the experience a bit...thanks especially for posting your menu board! Please send us a recipe...or at least a few hints!! Still thinking of you after all these years."
"Hello: I just discovered your great website and am elated!!! I retired in Wisconsin a couple of years ago from Huntington Beach after growing up in Long Beach and the only thing I miss about the area is Joe's! I started going there in 1958 after graduating from Poly in 55' (actually,the truth be know,I snuck in a few times before I was supposed to!). We used to meet there at 6:00 pm each Thursday night to play snooker and golf until closing at 11:00. Remember in particular the care Wally used to give the tables by brushing after each game. We used to make wagers on weather or not the ashes from the cigarette in his mouth were going to fall on the table while he was brushing it. He was really a unique guy and fit in just perfectly with the ambiance of Joe's. Now I have my pool table in the basement and no one plays until it is brushed after each game (thanks for the training Wally!) My biggest problem here is trying to duplicate the pickled eggs so I can show my friends one of the greatest things about Joe's (thus far not successful). I was hoping you would take pity on an old patron and let me have the recipe as I am going through terrible pickled egg withdrawal pains."
MT. PLEASANT, WI
"Ken and the gang at Joe's, Just wanted to say nice re-design on the site, looks great. And a big thanks to Cathleen for the bio on Joe Sr. What a guy! As an old Longo boy (Poly '62') living in Seattle for the last 21 years, I very much appreciate being able to log on and grab a virtual schooner and special. Joe's means a lot to me and I visit a lot (too much according to my wife) when in town every couple of years or so. As one of the people in your testimonials area said Joe's is like going to church. As soon as I walk through the front door I get re-centered and all's right with the world. A cold schooner of Pabst, a special and a copy of the Press-Telegram and I'm home again. Thanks and keep up the great work!"
"I thought the "joejosts.com" on my shirt was funny. I sat here at my computer, with my Joe's shirt on, and decided to try that address. I'm glad I did. I have only visited once to your Long Beach tavern. Man, what a great place! I really enjoyed the sandwich and egg. Most of all, I felt like the people there, along with the employees, were family! It was a nice place to visit and I will visit Joe's each time I am in the area! I enjoyed myself so much that I bought one of your baseball shirts. Now all I have to do is find the perfect place to wear it and have it photographed! Continue your great tradition!"
"I've seen it all and done it all," He proudly boasts; "And now it's time for a little Joe Jost's!" First beer: Joe Jost's, June 1960 (day after graduating from Poly) First date with first lover: Joe Jost's, April 1963 First fight to loose a tooth in: (outside) Joe Jost's, September 1963 First heard of John Kennedy's assassination: Joe Jost's, November 1963. First place I stopped after antiwar protest: Joe Jost's, June 1967. Last beer before shipping out for Vietnam: Joe Jost's, July 1968 First beer after returning from the Nam; Joe Jost's, June 1969 Last beer drank at Joe Jost's: June, 1997"