Audarshia Townsend Audarshia Townsend is a Chicago native and veteran food and beverage journalist. She appears regularly on WGN Morning News, the number one rated television morning news program in Chicago, to discuss restaurant trends. She is also a contributor for Time Out, Crain's Chicago, StarChefs, ZORA, and Chicago magazine. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.