'BBQ Is In Our Blood:' Legendary Rib Restaurant Dual Anchors Celebrates 90 Years In Business

A community anchor is an institution that improves the quality of life and strengthens

the cultural connections of a community. In Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, there are arguably twin anchors.

Gina Manrique is one of the three brothers who co-own the restaurant and tavern, which celebrates ninety years of activity.

“We are a massive part of the fabric of the neighborhood,” she said.

Dual Anchors sits at the corner of North Sedgwick and West Eugenie streets

where the grill continues to sizzle with the place's signature dish: spare ribs.

Upon entering the comfortable venue, you'll see wood-paneled walls, leather booths, a red

and white checkered linoleum floor, and an extended century-old wood bar.

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