Five Bites On Friday

Bess Marks writes a cooking blog Bess's Bistro and shares her favorite Arlington bites.

1. The Upswing cocktail at Eventide

2. Spinach tamales at El Ranchero

3. Filet mignon with brandy mushroom cream at Ray's the Steaks

4. Sweet potato fries on the side of the grilled mahi mahi (salad or sandwich) at Big Buns Grill

5. Garam marsala lamb burger at Eleventh Street Lounge

Five Bites is a place for Metrocurean readers — and DC's top chefs — to share all the delicious things they've been eating and drinking. E-mail five of your favorites and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean AT

Stay tuned later today for Five Bites from chef Bart Vandaele of Belga Cafe.