Chef Five Bites: Barry Koslow

After touring college towns with his band in North Carolina, Barry Koslow got into food thanks to a roommate who was working as a sous chef. Koslow, now executive chef at Tallula and EatBar, snagged his roommate's food magazines, started cooking and decided to head home to DC where he enrolled in L’Academie de Cuisine. Since graduating, Koslow has worked at Equinox, 2941, Citronelle and Circle Bistro. He was most recently executive chef of Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar in Georgetown.

1. Pork banh mi at Song Que

2. Rosemary chicken liver bruschetta at Cork

3. Jeo-Yan shrimp at Peking Gourmet Inn

4. Bistec encebollado with a large margarita with salt at Los Tios

5. Chin, Nam, Ye Don pho (slices of well-done brisket and skirt flank, aka #9) at Pho 75

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson, Cliff Wharton, Alex Bollinger, Massimo Fabbri, Daniel Bortnick, Rob Weland, Olivier Perret, Dennis Marron, Dean Gold, Mike Isabella, Bryan Voltaggio, Geoff Tracy, Bart Vandaele, Rodney Scruggs, Clayton Miller, Alex McCoy, Steve Mannino, Will Artley, Kyle Bailey & Tiffany MacIsaac, Santosh Tiptur, Barton Seaver, Glenn Babcock, Antonio Burrell, Claudio Pirollo and Mickael Cornu, Wesley Morton, Scott Drewno, Ellen and Todd Gray, Philippe Reininger, Tom Wellings, Adam Lippe, Allison Sosna