Louisa Chu is a Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter and co-host of the Chewing podcast. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Chicago, she lived in Los Angeles, and Paris where she graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. She trained at El Bulli in Spain and cooked in Alaska. Previously she was a correspondent for Gourmet magazine and a fixer for Anthony Bourdain.
As phase four began, pent-up Chicago-area residents on Friday returned to many of the businesses Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered closed as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in March.