Our first restaurant after High School

Jack La Brasca
Palatine, IL

After High school, we had jobs and our first real paychecks. Living just south of Twin Anchors, we finally were able to pay for a great rib meal. With one of our friends behind the bar, Gus Johns, we were always welcomed at the Twin Anchors. The TA was not popular beyond the Old Town area, but we knew the Ribs and Rye bread were something special.

Today, we drive from distant suburbs to dine at the place first served us (60 years ago)... Sinatra had good taste in music and Twin Anchor Ribs. Hope it stays open for generations to come. We miss St. Michael High School and the Plaza Theatre, so we appreciate that our child hood places remain.