New York chef Leah Cohen opened her first restaurant Pig & Khao in 2012, pulling flavors and dishes from Thailand and her mother's native Philippines. While the cooking was tied to her mother Dr. Nancy Oro-Cohen, Cohen says that her father, Dr. William "Bill" Cohen, was as essential to the restaurant. In late March, William tested positive for coronavirus. At the time, Leah says she never could've imagined it ending in her dad's death and his condition was, at first, not alarming. But William was hospitalized days later, and then sedated and put on a ventilator. On April 7, he turned 69 in the hospital; the next week, he passed. Cohen spoke to Grub about her relationship with her dad, losing a parent you can't see during his final days, and her father's role in her restaurant.