Five Bites On Friday

Today's Five Bites — with five sips — come from Kelly Magyarics, a wine and spirits freelance writer and wine educator.

1. Petite grilled cheese with Vermont cheddar, sourdough bread, shallot butter and bitter greens with the Scotland Yard cocktail (Noilly Prat dry vermouth, Tanqueray gin, whatever fresh herbs happen to be in their garden at the time, local cucumber and lime) at Vegetate

2. Roasted mushroom, sweet spinach and goat cheese hearth-fired pizza with a glass of the earthy, funky Demon Hunter beer from Italy's Piedmont region at Rustico

3. Chef's choice sashimi with a fizzy raspberry Ramune Japanese soda and Soju over ice at the Chevy Chase location of Sushi-Ko

4. Mussels steamed with fennel and chorizo and a Saison Dupont at Brasserie Beck

5. Charcuterie, cheese and olives and whatever wine director Sebastian Zutant recommends from the Champagne cart at Proof

Five Bites is a weekly opportunity for Metrocurean readers to share the dishes and drinks they're enjoying around town. E-mail five of your favorites and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean AT gmail DOT com.