Senior Editor (Food and Drink)

Allecia Vermillion spends her days tending to Seattle Met’s bar and restaurant blog, Nosh Pit, as well as various food- and drink-related cover packages, dining section pieces, and narrative long-form features within the magazine. In Seattle, this can mean anything from breaking restaurant news to imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

In 2015 she received the magazine’s first-ever James Beard Award nomination for the origin story of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte (“OMFG It’s the PSL”); the feature was also included in the book Best Food Writing 2015. She was a James Beard finalist again, in 2016, for her profile about the rise and fall of a promising chef ("The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford").

Allecia grew up in Portland, Oregon, but began her journalism life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs, later launching Eater Seattle as the founding editor before landing at Seattle Met in 2011. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.

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Concerted Farewells

A Final Performance for Canlis Piano Legend Walt Wagner

Sub Pop will record Wagner's last night making music at Canlis. Chase Jarvis is producing the live stream. No big deal.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/29/2016

Opening Dispatch

The White Swan Public House Opens on Lake Union

Radiator Whiskey's seafood-focused sibling has arrived.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/28/2016

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: October 2016

This month’s favorites: Sandwiches! From Nordic smoked lamb to flatbread that draws a crowd.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/27/2016

Expansion Mode

Paseo and Li'l Woody's Have New Locations In the Works

The former Pike Street Fish Fry pivots to Caribbean roast sandwiches; Amazonia braces for Fig and the Pig burgers and Good Mornin' Woodys.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/26/2016

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Fried Chicken and Little Big Burger

Oh, and how about some broccoli casserole made with Cheetohs amidst historic murals on Capitol Hill?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/23/2016

Collabs

Salt and Straw Announces Another Seattle Popup

It's happening tomorrow, it involves Tom Douglas, and it's sure to be packed.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/22/2016

Behind Bars

Wow, Naka Has a Seriously Cool New Bar Program

New resident cocktail czar Dustin Haarstad ushers in an era of hand-carved diamond ice cubes.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/21/2016

Review

Stateside's New Sibling Cocktail Bar Is a Dark Den of Marvelous

Foreign National brings clever cocktails and subtropical bar snacks to Pike/Pine.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/21/2016

Ticket Alert

Willows Inn Joins Another Worldwide Mystery Chef Swap

Once again Lummi Island will play host to a top-secret (yet pretty big deal) chef from elsewhere in the world. Tickets go on sale today.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/21/2016

Unabashed Gluttony

Slide Show: Feast 2016, A Photo Recap

A look at the chefs, the festivities, and the many many bites of food at Portland's massive festival.

  • By Sara Marie D'Eugenio and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/21/2016

Sadness

Blind Pig Bistro Bids Eastlake Farewell in November

Fortunately Babirusa isn't going anywhere.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/19/2016

Food Adventure

4 Destination Bakeries Worthy of A Day Trip

Plan your day around obtaining some of these outstanding baked goods.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/19/2016

Opening Dispatch

Rob Roy Sibling Beer Bar No Anchor Is Officially Open in Belltown

A gently nautical haven for beer, properly served and food that's way cooler than what you were expecting.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/19/2016

Feature

Shiro Across the Sea

Fifty years ago, a young Japanese chef landed in Seattle and taught us the ways of Edomae sushi. Now with his third restaurant, Shiro Kashiba is doing it again.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/19/2016

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Bone Broth in South Lake Union; Gluten-Free Pizza Downtown

Plus, fine dining plans from Thierry Rautureau protege Rob Sevcik and a Fremont restaurant that's all about pizza and dumplings.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/16/2016

Coming Soon

Thierry Rautureau Protege Rob Sevcik Is Planning His Own Restaurant

It's called Galerie 23 and it sounds decidedly unstuffy for a fine dining house of tasting menus.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/16/2016

Shellfish Sadness

Xinh's Clam and Oyster House Is Closing

The Taylor-owned Shelton shellfish destination bows out in October. But Xinh Dwelley's oyster stew and geoduck chowder live on.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/14/2016

Coming Soon

China Pie Brings Dumplings and Wood-Fired Pizza to Fremont

The Pomerol chef is topping pies with fish sauce caramel pork belly.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/12/2016

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Frito Pie and Lobster Rolls

Plus, Now Make Me a Sandwich makes brick-and-mortar plans.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/09/2016

Opening Dispatch

Mamnoon's Rooftop Sibling Mbar Is Open

Could this be a rare place where the food and view are equally worthy of an elevator ride?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/08/2016
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