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The BBQ Classics: Beans, Potato Salad and Coleslaw

The best barbecue sides in Austin
August 7, 2014
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by Megan Giller

Enough with the blue cheese, smoked beets and cheesy squash. All you really need are beans, potato salad and coleslaw — here are our favorites. 

Beans: Opie’s  
How can you beat that big vat of free pinto beans with just a hint of bacon and onions at the Spicewood barbecue joint?

Potato Salad: Franklin Barbecue
While the brisket is what draws epic lines, this mustard-based salad adds a nice acidic kick to the over-the-top rich meal.

Coleslaw: Salt Lick
This vinegary version with celery seed and toasted sesame seeds proves that sometimes the best things are the simplest.

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