By Deborah Kadin
Twin Anchors Restaurant and Tavern at Sedgwick and Eugenie streets in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood has been noted for many things. Before it became Twin Anchors in 1932, it was a neighborhood speakeasy; the escape door still exists.
Its lip-smacking good ribs have been a staple on the menu since the 1930s. Dozens of celebrities and sports figures have come in, eaten and autographed menus. It was O'Reilly's Italian Restaurant in the film Return to Me, directed by Bonnie Hunt (an establishment regular) and a bar scene in the Batman film The Dark Knight.