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spud

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side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/19/08 12:21 AM (permalink)
What sort of sides do you expect to find in a typical bbq place?

What would your dream BBQ meal consist of?

Mine is a BIG pile of well done ribs, fresh slaw and some meaty beans. Add a Large sweet tea and Im in heaven.
 
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    John A

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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/19/08 5:11 PM (permalink)
    I'm with you on the beans, cole slaw and fried okra are ok by me as well.
     
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      Baah Ben

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      RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/19/08 5:19 PM (permalink)
      Well done as in well made? Or, do you mean well done as in lots of char, dry and crispy?
       
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        leethebard

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        RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/19/08 5:50 PM (permalink)
        Baked beans...slaw...maybe a nice corn-on-the-cob...perhaps some fresh cut fries!!!
         
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          KonaErnie

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          RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/19/08 5:56 PM (permalink)
          All of the above sound great but I also need some Jalapeno cornbread to go with it.
           
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            leethebard

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            RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/19/08 6:13 PM (permalink)
            oooh yeah...I forgot that...add any kind of cornbread and softened butter to my list!
             
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              MikeS.

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              RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Wed, 08/20/08 5:42 PM (permalink)
              A good tater salit.
               
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                MGWerks

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                • Location: Bandera, TX
                RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/21/08 7:44 PM (permalink)
                Cornbread, roasted corn, homemade white bread and real butter, and of course pinto beans - like spud says, 'meaty beans', maybe borracho style, with pico de gallo.

                Oh God yes on the southern sweet tea!
                 
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                  southernsoul

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                  RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Fri, 08/22/08 11:34 PM (permalink)
                  Hoppin' John, crisp-like just made-slaw, pickle
                   
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                    Space

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                    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/26/08 8:34 PM (permalink)
                    Give me sides of baked beans and either fries or cheesy grits, and I just might sign my soul over to you.
                     
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                      Billfish

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                      RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Tue, 08/26/08 11:46 PM (permalink)
                      To me,the seemingly humble baked potato is the King of side dishes (oh I guess the Hoi Polloi classify it as a "starch" nowadays,but I care not).But its not like it used to be,you dont get the gigantic "Chef Special" potato anymore,and they insist on cramming all kinds of crazy stuff into it,cheese,bacon,garlic,lobster,artichokes,ad nauseum.And i still see so many places wrapping it in foil,which is just plain wrong.
                      I guess everybody wants the "bling" nowadays,which is a damn shame,because a properly baked Idaho with salted sweet cream butter is about as elemental and gut pleasing as anybody could ask for.It goes with a steak perfectly.It also works well with any barbecue meat.Not so good with seafood,you want french fries there.And with a burger,good Onion Rings are the way to go,but once again,in this day of frozen delights,good onion rings are few and far between.


                       
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                        wmceaton

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                        RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 1:54 PM (permalink)
                        Angel hair slaw with a touch of mustard powder.
                        Tater salad.
                        Baked beans.
                        Cold beer.
                         
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                          MoBob

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                          RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:11 PM (permalink)
                          I'll second the motion on the Corn Bread along with some Black Eyed Peas

                          Dream meal would be a combo place of Pulled Pork, Tender Brisket and Hot Links along with Peas and Corn Bread.

                          Man, I just made myself hungry
                           
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                            morningglory

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                            RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:16 PM (permalink)
                            Aside from the BBQ meat.......

                            One heavenly creamy slaw, that creeps up slowly with a dab of spice and fire, and a nice hot kick in the b'hind!
                             
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                              brisketboy

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                              RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:21 PM (permalink)
                              Side of ribs cries out for some pit beans, roasted corn, jalapino bread and several cold Shiners.
                               
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                                rebeltruce

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                                RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:21 PM (permalink)
                                Collards, Mac n Cheese, Slaw...and I second the ice cold beer.
                                 
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                                  the grillman

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                                  RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:43 PM (permalink)
                                  Pork barbecue cries out for slaw

                                  Beef barbecue for potato salad

                                  Beans go equally well with both.

                                  One of the things I see a lot around now is garlic bread with barbecue. Garlic bread is for spaghetti and lasagna and stuff like that.

                                  And those chain places that want to serve you cheese on a brisket sandwich? Don’t understand that at all.
                                   
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                                    Rusty246

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                                    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:48 PM (permalink)
                                    I like to dip my crinkle cut fries into a nice bowl of beans, I don't have a problem if they're a little on the "juicy" side. Good garlic toast in case I want to make a sandwich. I third the beer.
                                     
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                                      efuery

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                                      RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:54 PM (permalink)
                                      mac and cheese, slaw, corn on the cob maybe a baked sweet potato. brisket and ribs for the meat. Ice cold beer to wash it all down.
                                       
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                                        efuery

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                                        RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Thu, 08/28/08 2:55 PM (permalink)
                                        oh yeah, and a few bread and butter pickles
                                         
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                                          swkreiter

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                                          • Location: Olympia, WA
                                          RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Fri, 08/29/08 11:45 AM (permalink)
                                          My vote is for slaw - good slaw, that is. Doesn't compete with the meat, doesn't weigh you down like a potato.
                                           
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                                            phatphil

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                                            RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Fri, 08/29/08 6:37 PM (permalink)
                                            GOOD COLESALW
                                             
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                                              phatphil

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                                              RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Fri, 08/29/08 6:39 PM (permalink)
                                              COLESLAW LOL
                                               
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                                                doggydaddy

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                                                RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Sat, 08/30/08 7:57 PM (permalink)


                                                Macaroni salad is my go-to favorite with slaw sharing space next to it on the plate. Mollasses baked beans with bacon are required, but I -never- leave out the corn on the cob!!!
                                                Potato salad is fine, but mac & cheese is another meal entirely, too rich and filling.
                                                I think that macaroni salad is overlooked and worthy of the same scrutiny as the humble baked potato was by Billfish

                                                I like grilled barnyard animals...

                                                mark
                                                 
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                                                  Sundancer7

                                                  RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Sat, 08/30/08 8:03 PM (permalink)
                                                  No beans for me but cole slaw that is sweet is a must.

                                                  Paul E. Smith
                                                  Knoxville, TN
                                                   
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                                                    LilyJDragonfly

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                                                    • Location: O-town, CA
                                                    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Sat, 08/30/08 9:59 PM (permalink)
                                                    My favorite BBQ joint meal:
                                                    A huge mess of pulled pork with mustard 'que sauce (you know, from South Carolina), mac 'n cheese, bread 'n butter pickles, sweet potato bread, fried okra, hash & rice (no, not hash browns!), cuke 'n tomato 'n onion salad - the kind marinated in vinegar & sugar, and banana pudding to finish. Sweet tea on the side.

                                                    This is making me homesick. Does anyone know a great BBQ joint in Northern California?
                                                     
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                                                      Foodbme

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                                                      RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Sat, 08/30/08 10:14 PM (permalink)
                                                      Collard Greens
                                                      TX BBQ Beans
                                                      Non-Mayo Slaw
                                                       
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                                                        Fine_Eatist

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                                                        • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
                                                        RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Mon, 09/8/08 2:40 AM (permalink)
                                                        Fresh baked bread
                                                        Green salad
                                                        Fresh french fries (not from frozen potatoes)
                                                         
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                                                          Sundancer7

                                                          RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Mon, 09/8/08 8:34 AM (permalink)
                                                          It has got to be creamy sweet cole slaw and hushpuppies with onions for me. I like baked beans but they do not like me and I avoid them like the plague. I like potato salad but not with mustard as many makes it.

                                                          Paul E. Smith
                                                          Knoxville, TN
                                                           
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                                                            leethebard

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                                                            RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? Mon, 09/8/08 9:15 AM (permalink)
                                                            The biggest problem with living here in the great Northeast:No Hushpuppies...I love the things,,,and they are a very rare site up here...but a side dish of great hushpuppies is perfect!!!!
                                                             
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