Where to Get Some Barbecue Ribs in Chicago
My bestfriend moved to Old Town about 8 months ago and he happened to move in right across the street from the esteemed Twin Anchors. I have been coming and going for months and seemed to always miss trying the infamous ribs that fall right off the bone. Finally, the time had come and I met up with my friend at Twin Anchors to catch up and eat some no-frills food.
Twin Anchors is very much a bar with an old school feel. There are no elegant decorations (I believe paper shamrocks were hanging everywhere in the spirit of the upcoming St. Patrick’s day festivities). Twin Anchors succeeds in being a spot that causes you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company you are with. Ninja star awarded.
Hell yes! I love a fancy night on the town but at the end of the day, there is nothing better than a relaxing place to talk, not be bothered, and eat some good food. Ribs may not seem like the best date meal, especially for messy eaters such as myself. However, they literally do fall right off the bone which means minimal mess. Guys, just make sure your girl is into eating meat off of a bone first. Ninja star awarded.
You can’t come to a place famous for their ribs and get something else so that made my choice easier. I ordered the half slab with the zesty BBQ sauce (extra on the side of course) and the onion rings.
The ribs were high quality and I was happy with the amount of meat provided. I definitely wasn’t hungry at the end of this meal. I generally don’t eat ribs in public because I end up wearing more BBQ and meat than eating. However, these ribs were so tender, that gently pulling on the meat resulted in it falling straight off the bone which made them effortless to eat. The BBQ sauce was spot on, a slight spice with the right amount of sweetness and not too thin or runny.
I heard mixed reviews about the onion rings but decided to give them a try. Ribs and onion rings just scream Summertime to me so I couldn’t resist. I was surprised at how good they were. The restaurant found the right breading to onion ratio that resulted in a crispy ring that I enjoyed. Ninja star awarded.
Twin Anchors weighs in at 7/9 ninja stars! I hope to be back sooner rather than later.
Till next time, peace out food ninjas!