Just as a character actor might occasionally steal the scene from a star, the side dish is now stepping into the spotlight as one of the more interesting parts of a meal. For a category whose very name suggests that it might be an also-ran, spring’s side dishes bring a lot to the table, adding color, rounding out flavors and showcasing seasonal produce. And, in some fine-dining venues, adding a separate side dish category is being used as a way to give guests more choices while helping boost ...

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