Mine is really a family story: One slow Saturday afternoon in the 40's, my father, Jimmy Pierce, was sitting at the bar, probably nursing a cold draft beer. Mrs. Walters told my father she was not happy with the ribs--they were VERY good, but she thought they could be better. My father, who was a food manager for B.A. Railton, asked for paper and a pen. The story goes that he then created and wrote down the recipe for the mild sauce. Today, I think the zesty is more popular, but for years, the mild was the only sauce.
As I sit at this bar, now empty on an early Sunday evening, I can see each of the "regulars", the neighbors and family who shaped my life. Twin Anchors will always be a special place for me.