“Dear Joe’s: As a reference librarian and occasional writer about food and drink I am often asked about the most unique watering holes in Southern California. I never hesitate a second about the best tavern in the land which is Joe Jost’s. My idea of perfection is digging into a Joe’s Special with a icy schooner of Pabst in front of me up at the bar. I go back to the days of Eastside Old Tap and the old gentleman who bussed tables for tips and the beauty and tradition has never faded from your establishment. Thanks.”