I couldn’t help snapping a shot of this Specials Board at a popular local eatery. I find it especially funny since El 3atal’s father always starts with Eye Rib and then remembers it’s Rib Eye. So, when they turned it into Reb Eye, I had to grab a shot of it. And, while I’m on the topic of steaks in restaurants, why is it that Jordanian dining establishments think that putting some beef in a pan of butter and frying it is “grilling a steak”? Then, to cover (literally) the evidence they smother it with a sauce. In fact, the idea of grilling seems to be a bit outside of the norm here altogether. As a commitment to his health, El 3atal has undertaken a diet guided by a dietitian. In giving us his menu, she says we should “grill” chicken for him. When I ask what she means by grill, she describes pan frying. Too funny. In the US, grill means using a grill. Really, you know cooking over coals (or gas) rather than frying in a pan. So, steak as a whole concept is not so well-understood here. A few places do them very, very well (and you pay for the privilege), but most are mediocre at best. Such a sad thing for a beef-eater like me. Mmmmm, just saying that got me thinking about Jason’s Deli’s Beef Eater sandwich. Now, I’ve got an unfulfillable craving :(.