Join Chef Cleetus Friedman as he welcomes Louisa Chu (Chicago Tribune) and Monica Eng (WBEZ) co-hosts of the Chewing Podcast. Tickets are $35 – includes live show, a food and beverage pairing inspired by the guest, and meet & greet with the guests. Cash bar also available.
Food, Booze & Tunes is a monthly series of live interviews hosted by Cleetus Friedman at Cubby Bear Wrigleyville. The show highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and in addition to digging into the interview subject’s creative process and listening to some of their favorite music, attendees will be treated to a food and beverage pairing inspired by the interviewee and created by Chef Cleetus Friedman. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Monica reports and produces segments on food, health and ethnic culture in Chicago and beyond. Before coming to WBEZ, Monica Eng was a food, culture and watchdog-investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune for 16 years.. Monica has won multiple writing awards and been nominated for the James Beard Award five times.
Monica is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose children are fourth generation Chicago Public Schools graduates.
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.