“On a recent visit back to my home town of Sterling, IL, I made a trip up to a tavern my family has been going to for generations. Baumgartner’s Cheese and Tavern in Monroe, WI. I had to wear my Joe Jost’s t-shirt to represent my new favorite old tavern Joe Jost’s out here in California! (I live in San Diego, but no trip up north is complete without a cold schooner, a Joe’s special and a couple pickled eggs.)

Baumgartner’s doesn’t have the same food, but a brick cheese sandwich on rye and a lanyager is their faireā€¦. And a close favorite next to Joe Jost’s!”