I'm off to Chicago next week. A couple years back I had some excellent ribs at Twin Anchors in Highland Park (I think). Anyone been there recently? Comments?
The only thing I've heard lately is that the restaurant was used in a movie but converted to look like a neighborhood Italian -- why do they do that? can't find a neighborhood Italian?
re: Clifford Abrams
Twin Anchors is certainly old, and the Sinatra shrine cannot be denied (it was one of his favorite restaurants), but the ribs are so-so at best--especially when you can drive down to Lem's on 75th Street, which serves some of the best barbecue in the country. For sit-down white-people ribs, you'll do much better at Carson's; for Italian sit-down white-people ribs I recommend Biasetti's, up on Irving Park. (Completely off topic--went to Arthur Bryant's in Kansas City last week, which turned out to be the poster boy for Restaurants That Have Gone Downhill. Oh my lord, was the stuff bad.)