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.

"Sounds like a smart business decision to me," Rooney says of the prime rib. "A lot smarter than closing Fort Lee's bridge lanes."

--KEVIN RIORDAN