(Double) Five Bites on Friday

Dean Gold, the affable owner of Cleveland Park's Dino, kicks off today's Five Bites double feature.

1. Hand pulled Korean Chinese style noodles at Da Rae Won in Beltsville, Md. "JaJa Mein is the house favorite, but I also like the seafood varieties."

2. Lion's head, a huge meatball with lots of spices in a wonderful broth served on a bed of meltingly soft cabbage, at Bob's 88 Shabu Shabu

3. Crispy dried fried beef at Joe's Noodle House. "Blindingly hot, addictive. Get
it extra spicy like I do and you will hallucinate!" Gold says.

4. Pupusas from Sergio's Place

5. Crabs and beer out of plastic cups at L.P. Steamers in Baltimore. "No atmosphere but great crabs," Gold says. "Try the shrimp with onion and Old Bay as well."

Caryn Marks of Dupont Circle offers the second dose of Five Bites for today.

1. Calamari at Hook

2. Spanish cheese selection with honey from Taberna del Alabardero

3. Tuna and ginger ceviche at Lima

4. Sticky rice at Rice

5. French fries at Brasserie Beck

The Five Bites lists have been rolling in, so you'll get two for the price of one for the next few weeks as I work through a backlog. To tell Metrocurean readers which dishes you're enjoying around town, e-mail five of your favorite dishes or drinks and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean@gmail.com.