The Dining Experience How to Pick a Restaurant Based on Your Mood-photo3A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shared that several upscale, dare we say foodie-frequented, restaurants are focusing on side dishes rather than serving up massive hunks of meat as they have in the past. “Chefs around the country, and the globe, are pushing meat from the center of the plate—and sometimes off it altogether.” It seems that chefs around the globe are getting the side dish memo, and “a haute restaurant meal no longer has to deliver 8 ounces (or more) of meat plus a vegetable side. Increasingly, it is the opposite.” If famous chefs can do it, so can you. It’s time to pay a little more attention to your side dishes, and to help you get started we rounded up our 12 best side dish recipes to go with any and every entree…or to eat on their own, they’re that good. Dig in and enjoy!