Lauren Viera

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Lauren Viera is a writer, editor and copywriter based in Chicago with more than 20 years of experience covering food and drink, arts and culture.


Viera's writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious and The New York Times. Her copywriting clients include Crate & Barrel and Food Network. She also teaches writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Awards and Publications

She is a contributor to several books, including "The Chicago Food Encyclopedia" and forthcoming
"The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails."


Bachelor of Arts in music and architecture from Oberlin College


About is dedicated to good drinking and great living. We inspire, entertain and educate anyone—and everyone—interested in what happens in the glass and out of it.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.