I grew up in Chicago but have lived overseas for the past 44 years. Last week, I was watching that old movie "Return to Me", and noticed the street signs outside O'Reilly's Italian Restaurant: Eugene and Sedgwick. I thought, "Hmmm, that looks familiar" so I googled it, and lo and behold, that's Twin Anchors! My old stomping grounds.
In the 1960s and early 70s, I visited Twin Anchors many, many times with friends. Twin Anchors is truly one of Chicago's greatest restaurants. We ordered only ribs and beer, and sometimes we even ordered another serve of ribs...I confess my gluttony, but the ribs were so superb. We had many an evening of good cheer and the finest food. Particularly on a freezing winter evening, Twin Anchors was a warm and welcoming oasis. Those were the days, my friend. Best wishes to all of Twin Anchors staff and patrons.