How about adding a section to recipe pages where readers can recommend side dishes to go with those recipes?
Often I'll have a great idea for a main dish but come up tiny when it comes to selecting interesting and complementary side dishes. "Serve with a loaf of crusty bread and a green salad" gets old. Pork chops with applesauce, steak with crispy potatoes -- been there, done that. There is so much creativity and innovation in the Food52 community -- I'd love to read what others might serve with any given recipe. If you could provide links to recipes on the site, that would be even better. (And if anyone's got any brilliant ideas about what I should serve with cider-glazed pork chops for company, your suggestions are most welcome!)