Prime rib is a kingly meat, made all the more glorious when smoked. You not only get the glistening crust; you also get the magnificent aroma of wood-smoked beef. And gasps of admiration from around the table.
Catch that? Table.
You can’t stand around while eating prime rib. You must sit. That sitting is essential to adulthood because it signals that you choose to take your time, and the time you choose to take is for an appreciation of those things that age teaches us to truly cherish: family, friends and really expensive cuts of meat.
By taking the step to place the prime rib on the grill, where it will bathe in smoke, rather than simply shove it in the oven, you honor both it and your guests.
It isn’t solely that grilling beef does something wondrous to it; grilling prime rib adds an element of risk that demonstrates you are willing to take a chance … for love.
See, if you overcook a burger on the grill, so what? It’s a burger, for cryin’ out loud. Overcook prime rib on the grill, and you’ve ruined an occasion.