JOKERS RESTAURANT: REMEMBERED FOR IT’S “THE THING” SANDWICH AND “S.O.B.” BURGER

This drive up restaurant, photographed here, served burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, sodas and beer, in the 1950s and 1960s was a Pueblo icon and legend.

Two of their menu items were most famous to locals, including the “Thing” sandwich which was made with a hamburger patty, BBQ sauce (the owner Harry’s own recipe) American cheese on a quality bun, then grilled like a cheese sandwich.

The SOB was made with Italian sausage, Harry’s BBQ sauce and a hoagie bun.

Many locals have tried to recreate Joker’s famous sandwiches and burgers at home, including Maribeth Peters who commented at a post on the popular Facebook page, Pueblo, Colorado,…Are You from there, Back in the “DAY?” her version:

“I always make a similar sandwich. I cook a hamburger patty. I then cook onions. I then make what is a grilled cheese sandwich, but with the hamburger and onions inside, with a little mustard.”

This subject originated by a post by Linda Allenbach who asked, “Is there anyone that has the recipe for “The Thing” sandwich from the Joker? And, would you share? I know we will never have another Joker S.O.B., however, someone might have “The Thing” recipe?”

The restaurant was located on North Elisabeth Avenue. A huge “Eat” sign was on top of the restaurant writing on the building saying “Joker Curb Service,” “Hungry? Stop Here” and “Walter’s Pilsner Beer.”

Originating post – https://www.facebook.com/groups/277967948880712/permalink/2559915627352588/ Photos from a google search and Jim Simmons, admin of the Facebook group, Pueblo, Colorado,…Are You from there, Back in the “DAY?”.

Story by Jenny Paulson / Pueblo Independent – http://pueblomag.com/jokers-restaurant-remembered/

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