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An Illustrated Guide to Seattle's Barbecue Side Dishes

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Sides that steal the show

In honor of Eater's Barbecue Week, and in conjunction with today's map of Seattle's Barbecue Side Dishes That Steal the Show, here's an illustrated guide to the side dishes throughout the city that you simply must have on your next tray of barbecue. From mac and cheese to cornbread to whiskey, these barbecue sidekicks balance a meal.

From food truck Campfire BBQ, don't miss the bacon cheddar cornbread. At Bitterroot, make a beeline for mac and cheese and greens — and if some cheddar grits make their way into your order, so much the better. At RoRo's BBQ and Grill, score some sweet potato tots. Try the specialty at The Boar's Nest: fried mac and cheese balls.

Whether you consider it a true side or not, the gumbo at Gabriel's Fire is a must. At Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen, drink your side dish in the form of whiskey. From Bourbon and Bones you'll want the white cheddar mac and cheese shells. At Brileys BBQ and Grill, cross your fingers for garlic butter green beans. And at Jack's BBQ, covet the Frito pie with brisket chili.

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Illustration by Lori Bailey of Sugar & Stamp

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Bourbon and Bones

4200 North Scottsdale Road, , AZ 85251 (480) 629-4922 Visit Website

The Boar's Nest

2008 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 973-1970 Visit Website

Brileys BBQ & Grill

15030 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 (206) 466-1589 Visit Website

Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen

5309 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 783-2668 Visit Website


5239 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206)588-1577

Jack's BBQ

228 9th Avenue, , WA 98109 Visit Website

RoRo BBQ & Grill

3620 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 954-1100 Visit Website