Five Bites on Friday

Today's Five Bites come from Sara Damelio (at right), the creator of skincando, a line of organic, handmade skincare products. Her Combat-Ready Balm is a favorite of troops overseas.

1. Crispy panko chicken with lemongrass jasmine rice pilaf at the now-closed Asia Nora

2. Bacon cheeseburger (medium rare) and fries at Central

3. Demayo chocolate cake with coconut sorbet at Palena

4. Lobster risotto at Teatro Goldoni

5. Chicken kapow at Ruan Thai

Let Metrocurean readers know which dishes you're enjoying around town by e-mailing five of your favorite dishes or drinks and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean AT gmail DOT com.