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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Caffienated Compendium

Coffee: The New Guide to a Seattle Obsession

From laptop-filled neighborhood cafes and craft coffee bars to boutique microroasters and homegrown caffeine empires, here’s a road map to Seattle’s modern-day coffee culture.

  • By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

If You Really Want to Go to the Source, These Shops Roast Their Own Beans

Some even provide the coffee you like so much at other cafes around town.

  • By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Caffeinate Yourself

12 Great Neighborhood Coffee Shops

Because the best coffee shop is the one closest to you.

  • By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

The Power of Coffee Flour

One person’s waste product is another person’s source of endless economic and culinary potential.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Profile

Mike McConnell and the Rise of Caffe Vita

Michael McConnell dropped out of school in the 10th grade. That didn’t stop him from creating Caffe Vita into one of the largest independent coffee companies in the country. A few things happened along the way.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Around town

What We're Eating Now: September 2016

This month’s favorites: rosé slushies, empanadas, and decadent corn on the cob.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/22/2016

Trend

The Cult of Ellenos Is Real

How Seattle came to freak out about this (admittedly mind-blowing) Greek yogurt.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/18/2016

Whoa!

Portland's Salt and Straw Pops Up in Seattle

This news is doubly exciting if you like ice cream and coffee.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/16/2016

Sadness

Ericka Burke's Chop Shop Closes on Capitol Hill

"It was sad and abrupt."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/08/2016

Sadness

Stumbling Goat Bistro Will Close This Month

The Phinney fixture bows out after 16 years.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/05/2016

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now: August 2016

This month’s favorites: crunchy salad, spicy noodles, and, wow—those crinkle-cut fries.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 07/20/2016

Beyond the Bucket

Seattle Is Having a Fried Chicken Moment

Five new and notable destinations for crunchy, juicy bird.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/12/2016

Trends

The Spicy Highs and Hangry Lows of Nashville Hot Chicken

Seattle went nuts over Sisters and Brothers’ labor-intensive fried chicken. That was the problem.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/12/2016

Sadness

Matt Dillon Closes Bar Sajor

"Things move, but they don't always move with you."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/12/2016

Hopped Up

Odin Just Bought Hilliard's

Anyone looking for a brewery space in Ballard?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016

Food Lovers Guide

Meet 15 Washington Farms Putting Food on Your Plate

Know your grower! From the fields of rural Washington to your local farmer's market, here's a closer look at the people and families making it all happen.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016

Food Lovers Guide

Three New Specialty Grocers

Get excited: New Seasons, H Mart, and Asian Food Center will each have an outpost in Seattle very soon.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016

Food Lovers Guide

BestCatch: The CSA of the Sea

A community-supported fishery is just what it sounds like: a weekly share of fresh local seafood.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016

Food Lovers Guide

Here Are Some Edible Greens and Mushrooms You Can Go Pick

They grow wild from sidewalk cracks to mountainsides. State lands allow recreational picking, though some national parks require permits.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016

Appy Meals

Seattle’s Food App Boom Turns Restaurant Meals into Spontaneous Flings

"If a restaurant meal is romance by candlelight, these apps might be the Netflix and chill of dining."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016
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