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2008/08/19 00:21:45 (permalink)

side dishes - whats your favorite?

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? 2008/08/19 17:11:48 (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? 2008/08/19 17:19:03 (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? 2008/08/19 17:50:56 (permalink)
    Baked beans...slaw...maybe a nice corn-on-the-cob...perhaps some fresh cut fries!!!
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/19 17:56:58 (permalink)
    All of the above sound great but I also need some Jalapeno cornbread to go with it.
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/19 18:13:22 (permalink)
    oooh yeah...I forgot that...add any kind of cornbread and softened butter to my list!
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/20 17:42:06 (permalink)
    A good tater salit.
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/21 19:44:07 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/22 23:34:45 (permalink)
    Hoppin' John, crisp-like just made-slaw, pickle
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/26 20:34:58 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/26 23:46:58 (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? 2008/08/28 13:54:16 (permalink)
    Angel hair slaw with a touch of mustard powder.
    Tater salad.
    Baked beans.
    Cold beer.
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/28 14:11:48 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/28 14:16:35 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/28 14:21:03 (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? 2008/08/28 14:21:57 (permalink)
    Collards, Mac n Cheese, Slaw...and I second the ice cold beer.
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/28 14:43:03 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/28 14:48:35 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/28 14:54:35 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/28 14:55:51 (permalink)
    oh yeah, and a few bread and butter pickles
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/29 11:45:01 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/29 18:37:28 (permalink)
    GOOD COLESALW
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/29 18:39:13 (permalink)
    COLESLAW LOL
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/30 19:57:17 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/30 20:03:38 (permalink)
    No beans for me but cole slaw that is sweet is a must.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/30 21:59:00 (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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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/08/30 22:14:03 (permalink)
    Collard Greens
    TX BBQ Beans
    Non-Mayo Slaw
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/09/08 02:40:58 (permalink)
    Fresh baked bread
    Green salad
    Fresh french fries (not from frozen potatoes)
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/09/08 08:34:47 (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
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    RE: side dishes - whats your favorite? 2008/09/08 09:15:42 (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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