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.

Opening Dispatch

New Luck Toy Opens in West Seattle

With Skee-Ball and slushy cocktails and Chinese food from Mark Fuller, all under one seriously retro roof.

10/24/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

FlintCreek Cattle Co. Opens Monday in Greenwood

RockCreek's game meat–loving sibling has been a long time coming.

10/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Catfish Corner and Big Wine News

Plus, Tom Douglas's first expansion outside Seattle.

10/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Ice Cream Appointments

2 More Salt and Straw Popups Coming Our Way

Portland's fanatically beloved ice cream clearly has the hots for Home Remedy.

10/20/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


Salare Chef Edouardo Jordan Plans a Second Restaurant

It's called JuneBaby and will be all about the food (and drinks and hospitality) of the American south.

10/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Looks Like Tom Douglas Will Open a Restaurant at Chambers Bay

Seattle's best-known restaurateur makes his first move outside the city.

10/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Fried Dough Developments

Frost Just Changed Its Entire Doughnut Lineup

The shop beloved for its exuberant flavor combos is evolving beyond the cake doughnut.

10/17/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Meet Marmite

Bruce and Sara Naftaly Will Open a Restaurant in Chophouse Row

There's equally exciting news for anyone who still misses Sambar.

10/17/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Xi’an Noodles

Owner Lily Wu brings a northwest China specialty to the Pacific Northwest.

10/17/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants 2016

Seattle's 100 Very Best Restaurants

Truth is, Seattle has easily twice this number of genuinely extraordinary restaurants. But here, including this year’s new standouts, are the most vivid, gracious, straight-up incredible destinations in town.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Ramen on Capitol Hill and Pick-Quick in SoDo

Plus, a new cocktail lounge in the former Coterie Room space.

10/14/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

These are the most vivid, gracious, straight-up incredible destinations in town.

10/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Purple Cheesecake and Temples of Beer

Plus, big news in airport dining. And ice cream.

10/07/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Nog Collabs

You Guys: Snoqualmie Made Sun Liquor's Eggnog into Ice Cream

It's exactly like the famed nog (minus the booze), but way easier to find.

10/05/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Popup Promos

Yes, Seattle Will Get 3 Luke's Diner Popups to Honor the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival

The nationwide Netflix promotion means free coffee tomorrow morning.

10/04/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Air Fare

Vegetarian Destination Cafe Flora Will Open a Location at the Airport

The new Sea-Tac outpost, Floret, is both a clever name and a testament to how seriously Seattle takes its vegetarian and vegan food.

10/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


Coming to Bar Ciudad: Rotisserie Chicken

Ciudad's around-the-corner walkup bar adds spit-roasted birds to its lineup of drinks.

09/30/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Mamnoon's New Chef, and Chicago-Style Pizza

Plus, White Swan's new happy hour combines $1 oysters with watery views.

09/30/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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.

09/29/2016 By Allecia Vermillion