T informs me that the ribs I had at Char No. 4 were short ribs, not spare ribs.
I still don’t quite understand the difference between short ribs and spare ribs — other than one is beef and one is pork — and most of the short rib recipes I’ve found have bones…so I don’t know how he’s so sure my deboned ribs were short ribs and not spare ribs. The online menu says spare ribs, but he insists that mine was different because it was a special. I think the actual menu at the restaurant was different than the one featured online and that it didn’t have the spare rib dish, but the joint added it anyway as a special. But I guess it’s sort of a potato/potatoh situation.
But, if it was in fact an error, I seriously regret it. (Seriously.)
(Thanks to Char No. 4 for the image.)