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Twin Anchors & Second City
2 Must Be The Number of The Night

March 31st, 2004 · 14 Comments

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Ribs at Twin Anchors, Old Town, Chicago

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Second City, Old Town, Chicago

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Second City Alumni List, Old Town, Chicago

Shaun is in town from Boston and last night we went out for dinner at Twin Anchors and then saw the show Doors Open on the Right at The Second City.

Founded in 1932, Twin Anchors is one of the oldest restaurants in Chicago. It was Opened by the Walters family, who were affiliated with the Chicago Yacht Club and who gave the restaurant it’s nautical theme. Twin Anchors was a favorite of Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, and has always been known for it’s tender, barbequed baby-back ribs. I don’t eat ribs .. like.. ever.. .but I will say these are some of the best ribs I’ve ever had. So delicious.. and go for the zesty sauce, not the mild. Shaun and I both ordered mild because we thought that the zesty would be hot. The waitress brought out both sauces for us to try and zesty was definately better. It wasn’t hot at all, just more tangy than the mild.

Second City is an institution in Chicago. This is the theater that launched the careers of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, George Wendt, Tina Fey, and Amy Sedaris, along with many others. The show was 3 acts, the last one being completely improvised. So funny. I kept wondering which of the performers we would be seeing next on Saturday Night Live.

Overall, a great night. It was nice to see Shaun again. Oh, and this is about my one month anniversary here.. so a good way to spend it.

See also:
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