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Peter Binkow Oct 13, 1999 08:03 PM

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?

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    Clifford Abrams Nov 6, 1999 10:09 AM

    Twin Anchors is located on (i believe) Sedgewick--just west of Wells street in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. No outpost in Highland Park far's i know. And, yes, the ribs are excellent--some of the best around. Good luck.

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      j gold Nov 10, 1999 07:15 AM

      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.)

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        Patrick Thompson Nov 21, 1999 10:04 AM

        Bryant's bad? Say it ain't so! I was there three years back, and quite enjoyed the beef sandwich. What did you have, and what was the problem? Details, please!

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