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Rest assured, two things will always put a smile on Audarshia’s face: a memorable meal and impeccable style. The talented, outspoken and fearless fashionista has spent her entire journalism career chronicling feasts and fabulousness via the likes of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune Magazine, playboy.com, Esquire, Essence, Upscale, Huffington Post, World’s Best Bars, Restaurant Inc., Michigan Avenue magazine, Time Out Everywhere, WXRT-FM, WGN Radio 720, FOX 32 Chicago, The Travel Channel and so many more. She was previously the managing editor and podcast host for Restaurant Inc. magazine.
Her dynamic features go beyond the superficial, detailing the nitty gritty of the culinary and fashion worlds. Also important to her is championing stories of the underdogs: spotlighting women-owned businesses, particularly those led by BIPOC entrepreneurs, as well as concepts by the LGBTQ+ community.
Currently, Audarshia appears regularly on WGN Morning News -- the number one rated television morning news program in Chicago -- to discuss restaurant, bar and cocktail trends. She is also a contributor for Esquire, Eater Chicago and Chicago magazines.
You’ll get my unconventional take on what’s happening in the restaurant, food & beverage industries, plus interviews with power players. Occasionally, I will throw in a listicle on newsworthy trends. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. Never miss an update.
My monthly WGN Morning News segments, where I offer my unique, expert insights on Chicago's food and beverage scene, may be found here. I feature mostly locally focused and chef-driven establishments. I've been a featured expert on this top-rated morning show for more than 20 years.
Get ready for my culinary-focused podcast, which debuts this spring! This truly engaging audio-and-video platform allows the storytelling to organically unfold with fabulous food and beverage professionals as well as other notables passionate about gastronomic delights. Look for it every Friday.
Over the past several years, I've been called upon to create effective digital content for the following brands: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Best Steak Restaurants, Dotdash Publishing's TripSavvy, Google, Lawry’s Foods, Lexus, MasterCard, Metromix, Miller Brewing Co., National Pork Board, Performance Foodservice, Pernod Ricard, Playboy, The PhD Project, and Reinhart Foodservice.
Every Thursday and Friday, I head to Instagram LIVE! to interview movers and shakers in the culinary world. I chat with chefs, mixologists, food content creators, and others on how they've pivoted their businesses during the pandemic and more.
For more than 20 years, I’ve worked with a host of nonprofit organizations,
corporations, universities and others to bring a little "Townsend Media Magic" to their events: Abt Electronics, Chicago Gourmet, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Public Library, Columbia College Chicago, Culinary Fight Club, Effen Vodka, The Special Olympics Chicago, Illinois Restaurant Association, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Neiman Marcus, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, University of Memphis, DePaul University, and others.
The pies are masterpieces. Behind them is Maya-Camille Broussard's fight against food insecurity.
Click here to read my latest work for Eater Chicago, from a comprehensive map to Chicago's most notable African restaurants to how Black culinary professionals are using the new Clubhouse app to connect with one another.
Black food and beverage professionals are ready for their time in the spotlight.
Chicago-based chef Roberto Pérez talks about his Puerto Rican upbringing and his mother's recipe for espaguetis.
I've been a regular guest on WGN Radio 720 for more than 20 years for my expertise on local restaurant and bar trends.
This first-ever steakhouse guide definitively spotlights 15 women-owned establishments that have put their own spin on the country's most classic restaurant concept.
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