Twin Anchors Says 'Ahoy' to O'Brien
by Terry Armour

Published May 14, 2006

Speaking of Conan O'Brien (aren't we all?), the folks over at Twin Anchors, 1655 N. Sedgwick St., are sad to see him leave. O'Brien took a liking to the place; he sent 20 orders of ribs and 5 orders of barbecued chicken to the Chicago Theatre for his staff and dined there himself.

O'Brien, who celebrated his birthday there last month, also wore a "Twin Anchors" T-shirt during various television interviews. "Usually when you give somebody a T-shirt, you think it might end up at the bottom of the closet," said Gina Manrique, one of the owners of the tavern. "We were pleasantly surprised to see him wearing it on TV."