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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Floats & Splits

Shug's Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Opens Next Week in Pike Place Market

Complete with sundaes, egg creams, and scoops aplenty.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/28/2016

Expansion Mode

Un Bien's Second Location Is Open In Shilshole

There's no line...yet.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/25/2016

Pour

Cloudburst and Optimism Breweries Demonstrate the Full Spectrum of Drinking Local

One is a beer temple, one is a beer den—and Seattle's beer culture definitely needs them both.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/25/2016

Cups & Cones

Oh, Hey—Seattle Has a New Ice Cream Festival

Summertime flavors make an early appearance at Chophouse Row's first ice cream festival.

  • By Emma Engelfried and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/22/2016

Snap Judgment

The Denny Regrade is Back

Colloquially obscure since the ’90s, the name Denny Regrade is back to describe the previously underdeveloped pocket of the Denny Triangle where Amazon’s new Doppler building sits. Reasonable return or redundant revival?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/22/2016

Alfresco

South Lake Union Has a Ton of New Patios

Could our civic love of drinking outside be the thing that finally connects this neighborhood to the rest of the city?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/19/2016

Last Call

End of an Era: Spur Has Closed

Dana Tough and Brian McCracken's Belltown gastropub said goodbye last week.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/18/2016

Yessss

Matt's in the Market and Radiator Whiskey Spin Off Two Waterfront Restaurants on Lake Union

Meet the 100-Pound Clam and White Swan Public House. Summertime hangouts don't get much better than this.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/15/2016

Hopped Up

Pike Place Market Gets a New Brewery—and Taproom

Old Stove Brewing Co. opens for business this weekend.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/13/2016

Coming Soon

Bar Harbor Brings Oysters and Lobster Rolls to South Lake Union

Maine meets the Northwest meets oysters on a huge deck.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/12/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Georgetown

Cocktails, tallboys, and chili.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/04/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: North Seattle

The neighborhoodiest of neighborhood taverns

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Central District

New neighbors, old neighbors

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: West Seattle

Good beer, zero affectation

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Belltown

The late late show

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best of the City

Seattle's Best Neighborhood Bars

Your guide to the 53 greatest dives, hideaways, lounges, and beer dens in the city.

  • By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Going Big

Brian O'Connor Brings Noodles and Korean Fried Chicken and Biscuits to White Center

The former Skillet chef is opening two new restaurants.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/01/2016

On a Boat

Washington's Ferries Are Getting a Food Makeover

With lots of local ingredients.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/30/2016

Handoffs

Tray Kitchen to Become Tarsan i Jane

Farewell Northwest dim sum. Hello, Spain.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/30/2016

Morning Matters

Can We Have More Breakfast Tacos in Seattle, Please?

Sunrise Tacos brings a bit of Austin's coffee shop taco culture to Seattle.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/29/2016
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