Five Bites On Friday

Melanie Corbett writes: "I love beer. Foreign or domestic, bottle or tap. I love an ale, a lager, a stout, even a fruit beer. But there's nothing like a good beer with good food. Here are my fave 5 Bites with the beers that make me happiest."

1. Steamed mussels with ANY IPA on tap at Brasserie Beck

2. Staten Island pie with mushrooms and onions and a bottle of Brother Thelonious at Liberty Tavern

3. Cheeseburger on brioche with mac n cheese and an MGD (in the can) at Tortoise and Hare

4. Tuna tartar ice cream cones with Peroni at Poste

5. Sliders and pizza with Delirium Tremens at Matchbox

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

And Chef Five Bites returns after a week off with Alex McCoy of Kitchen. Check back this afternoon.