As much attention is paid to smoked meats in Texas, the sides that accompany our favorite barbecue dishes are equally important. What's a perfect brisket plate without a side of sweet and smoky baked beans? Or that massive styrofoam container of rich and creamy mac & cheese?
Fortunately, most of Dallas' best barbecue establishments do a damn fine job of creating killer accompaniments to the meats from the pit. These five sides, ranging from the traditional to updated takes on the classics, are decidedly among the best.
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