St Louis, MO
I grew up close to Twin Anchors...attended St Michael's Grade and High Schools. I used to walk to TA for carry out ribs when they were $3-4 a slab.
Back in the early 1980's I returned to Chicago for an annual Trade Convention and suggested to some friends, who were in attendance with me, that we try an old favorite of mine for dinner. Five of us walked into TA on a Friday night in February, waited 90 minutes for a table and a tradition was born. Over the years, the word spread. One year we marched in with 23 folks. Clients and friends didn't even to bother to invite me as the years passed. They just went in their own little groups.
In the late 90's I invited a new client to dinner and asked what he had a "taste" for. He said he had the best ribs he'd ever had last year at a place called Twin Anchors and asked if I had ever heard of it. I told him that I had.
Thanks for the memories and many years of fantastic tastes.