7 All-Time Favorite Side Dishes

Every star needs a sidekick to balance the act. Scrumptious sides round out the barbecue experience

Every star needs a sidekick to balance the act, right? Here are seven scrumptious side dishes — and where you can find them — to round out the barbecue experience.


The beans are flash-fried for 10 seconds or so, then sprinkled with a house rub, infusing them with savory richness.

Get ’em at: Bailey’s Smokehouse in Blauvelt

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These winners get their special zing from a proprietary rib rub and make a spicy complement to sandwiches. Or just munch on them as a special snack.

Get ’em at: ’Cue in Saugerties


This family recipe involves simmering local greens for two to three hours in a blend of bacon, hamhocks, and apple-cider vinegar that tenderizes the greens while banishing bitterness.

Get ’em at: Brothers Barbecue in Cornwall


Not too sweet and cut into handy moist squares, these treats complement the entire menu — and are always on the house.

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Get ’em at: Brothers Barbecue in Cornwall


This creamy slaw, tender yet crunchy and piquant, is actually a family recipe passed down from good old Mom. It goes a long way in cutting through the taste of rich, fatty meats and sweet barbecue sauce.

Get ’em at: Hickory Barbecue Smokehouse in Kingston


The ultimate comfort food for all seasons, these roasted sweet potatoes are gussied up with local Catskill maple syrup, fresh unsalted butter, and a dash of brown sugar.

Get ’em at: American Glory in Hudson and Tannersville

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Seriously, is there a more perfect BBQ side than mac n’ cheese? As your tongue tingles from the zing of BBQ sauce, quell it with a forkful of gooey (but never mushy) deliciousness.

Get ’em at: Brian’s Backyard BBQ in Middletown

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