Do It Your Way With a Night for Frankie
by Jim Distasio

Published November 14, 2003

Frank Sinatra may have been born in Hoboken, N.J., but Chicago ultimately became his kind of town.

So for a night of ring-a-ding, check out some of Chicago's living tributes to the Chairman of the Board.

Grab some ribs: Whenever he was in town, Sinatra would make it a priority to sample the ribs at Twin Anchors Restaurant and Tavern, 1655 N. Sedgwick St., Chicago.

The atmosphere is friendly, the prices are reasonable, and the decor in the neighborhood bar is modest. As an added treat, pictures of the Rat Pack and the Chicago skyline adorn the walls.

Twin Anchors' famous ribs top the menu and with good reason. The meat is so tender it practically falls off the bone, and the homemade zesty barbecue sauce gives the meal a tangy kick. The restaurant also serves up a nice selection of steaks and sandwiches.

There's only one catch: Twin Anchors fills up quickly on the weekends, so be prepared to wait for up to an hour at the bar for a table. But don't worry, the ribs and the endless crooning of Sinatra on the jukebox make the wait worthwhile.