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

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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Opening Dispatch

Josh Henderson's First Great State Burger Location Opens Today

He's got about 10 other locations in the works.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 02/03/2016

Changeups

Miyabi 45th Says Farewell to Chef Mutsuko Soma (and Her Soba)

Look for popups when she's settled in to life as a new mom.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/29/2016

East Meets Northwest

Seattle’s Biggest Names in Asian Food

Six chefs discuss challenges, expectations, and why the word ​_authentic_​ can be misleading.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/29/2016

Best Restaurants

The Best New Asian Restaurants in Seattle

The 20 dishes that define the region's Asian dining boom.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/29/2016

Expansion Mode

Josh Henderson Will Open a Restaurant and Cocktail Bar in the New Thompson Seattle Hotel

And at the chef's table: 13- to 18-course tasting menus based on the geography of Washington.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/27/2016

Pour

The Call of El Sirenito

Fonda La Catrina’s new sibling seafood bar is every bit as special as its taco-loving progenitor.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/26/2016

Collabs

Juicebox and Hot Cakes Will Collaborate on Frankie and Jo's, a Dairy-Free Ice Cream Shop

A chocolate czar and a juice genius join forces to make plant-based ice cream that tastes legitimately decadent.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/25/2016

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 7: Back in the Day

Trout hubris, celery, and sadness.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/22/2016

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 6: Banannaise

In which Jason's pork and squid meatballs are deemed even weirder than mayonnaise made from bananas.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/15/2016

In the Works

Barrio, Purple Owners Will Soon Open Meet the Moon in Leschi

...and another new spot will arrive in Wallingford later this year.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/14/2016

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 5: Big Gay Wedding

This is a big Jason episode, everybody. Are whipped cream potatoes the new pea puree?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/08/2016

Pour

Ballard's Hyperlocal Beer Bars

Ballard’s brewery boom spawns the Ballard-focused beer bar.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/06/2016

Hopped Up

Cloudburst Brewing Opens This Week on Western Ave

Perhaps the city's most promising new head brewer is ready to pour some pints.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/05/2016

Coming Soon

Mamnoon's Owners Will Open Anar in Amazon's New Doppler Building

And Mamnoon Street will open next door in a few short weeks.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 01/04/2016

Shift Change

Zoi Antonitsas Settles In at Omega Ouzeri

"It made sense for a multitude of reasons, the Greek part obviously being one of them."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/22/2015

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 4: It's a Dry Heat

In which Jason is irked by bros.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/18/2015

Big Bar News

Rob Roy Spins Off a Beer Bar and a Tiki Bar in Belltown

Anu and Chris Elford will open No Anchor and Navy Strength this summer.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/16/2015

Cats & Coffee

Seattle Meowtropolitan Opens in Wallingford

And wow...this room is decked out.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/16/2015

Opening Dispatch

Sara Naftaly's Amandine (and Empire Espresso) Open in Chophouse Row

Beautiful French and British baked goods meet great coffee.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/15/2015

Nog Watch

Sun Liquor's Famed Eggnog Pops Up on Capitol Hill

Go. Run. Get that nog.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/11/2015
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