We still have restaurants here that do the big Grinder thing, they get sick of me telling them when I've had enough ground onto my food.I remember the day when waiters ran to your table with a 3 foot pepper grinder, when you ordered a salad, and asked "would you like some freshly ground pepper on that?" I read restaurants used to have little pepper mills on the table, and you could grind your own. They went out of fashion because patrons kept stealing them. Lol. A little pepper history.