Looks like New Jersey's governor is going from the frying pan into the fire.
A 22-ounce "Chris Christie cut" of prime rib is a new menu item at Charley's Other Brother, a venerable establishment in Eastampton, Burlington County. The cut sells for $37.99 and is "a tribute to the Governor's larger than life personality," according to Charley's owner Larry Reisman.
"We've gotten hundreds of requests to offer a larger cut of our prime rib," he says, adding that when the restaurant recently decided to "go bigger," Christie's celebrity -- not his size -- inspired the name.
"We have all the respect in the world for the Governor," Reisman says. "Love him or hate him, there's no denying he's a force to be reckoned with."
I reckon I may not hear from the governor's office regarding my request for a comment. But I did get a response from my friend Matt Rooney, a veteran Christie-watcher and the blogger-in-chief for the conservative website Save Jersey.