A Sandwich a Day: Joe's Special at Joe Jost's in Long Beach, CA

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

In this great nation of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photograph: Jennifer Maiser]



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Since 1924, Long Beach locals have been flocking to Joe Jost's, a mellow bar that serves up beers at 29 degrees (they even have a thermometer showing the current temperature) by the schooner along with pickled eggs, chili peppers, peanuts, pretzels, and a delicious little sandwich called the "Joe's Special."

For $2.95, bartenders will give you a Polish sausage wrapped in a fresh slice of rye bread, served with Swiss cheese, a pickle and mustard. The sausage is slit and the triangle pickle wedged inside of it. It's easy to eat a couple of Joe's Specials while playing pool or sitting around with friends.

The sandwich has been served for 77 years at Joe Jost's for good reason. While it's not a culinary masterpiece, it is part of Long Beach history and is completely satisfying while enjoying a beer.

Joe Jost's

2803 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach CA (map); 562-439-5446