Photoshop: I need a way to open some jpgs in Camera Raw without Bridge

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Since my question was answered as "not available", i propose this as an idea, if some people would like to follow :)

Sometimes i have to process photographs, one or two at a time, no more. The rest of the time i process web graphics or anything else which i handle naturally in photoshop.

If i want to process those pictures through camera raw (because honestly it's a wonderful tool (toy?)), i have two choices :

1. open bridge and cmd-R (open in Camera Raw) my images
or
2. go inside photoshop/preferences/file handling/camera raw and set "open all jpg files". Then later i have to uncheck this...

So I am looking here for some magic shortcut that will allow me to open any desired (not all) jpeg file inside camera raw, from within photoshop (or even better, from the desktop), without needing bridge, or without having to set/reset a preference twice.

I was thinking about a script that might re-open the opened flat file inside camera raw, or a droplet maybe. And within photoshop, in the open panel a checkbox with "open in ACR" not grayed when i'm on a dng, tif or jpg.
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Jeffrey Tranberry gave me the correct answer :

To open JPEG's in Camera Raw on a case by case basis you can choose File>Open... in Photoshop, click on the JPEG(s) you want to open and choose "Camera Raw" from the format pop-up. (This works without having to toggle the preference)