Extraordinary sides earn their keep

September 6, 2016

A once-forgotten category raises eyebrows and check averages

Order envy, seeing what someone else got in a restaurant and wishing that you’d ordered it too, used to be something that pretty much only happened with entrées and desserts. However, the once-humble side dish is stepping up, grabbing attention and raising check averages as chefs rev up parts of the meal that used to be afterthoughts.

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