Ripe, tender young legumes swimming in a smoky sauce, the barbecue beans at Shorty's are more than just a side dish; they are a tangy treat to be savored all on their own. Naturally no one is suggesting you should sit in an enclosed restaurant where everyone is filling up on baked beans, and baked beans alone. Our point is merely that the beans at Shorty's deserve more credit for being so damn good. We think they are every bit as important as the ribs and chicken cooking on the grill. And we're willing to fight any man, woman, or child who says otherwise.