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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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

Food Lovers Guide

Il Corvo Pasta Studio: The Egg and Flour Atelier

At Il Corvo’s new retail spin-off, Mike Easton makes his pasta intentions known.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016

Food Lovers Guide

Our Favorite New Locally Made Pantry Items

These seven made-in-Washington newcomers impart flavor by the smear, dollop, and handful.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016

Local Food

The Food Lovers Guide 2016

Amazing food is all around us. Here’s how to get your hands on it.

  • By Kyle Kuhn, Caroline Ferguson, Allecia Vermillion, Allison Williams, and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/22/2016

Closures

The Old Sage Closes on Capitol Hill

Brian McCracken and Dana Tough's 12th Ave house of meat and malts served its last round on Friday night.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/20/2016

Pour

Beer in a Can: Seattle's Summer Drink of Choice

This humble receptacle has quietly crossed over from craft novelty to warm-weather drinking staple.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/13/2016

Handoffs

Little Uncle's Takeout Window Will Become Manu's Bodegita

Get ready for Cuban dips, plus coffee and breakfast tacos.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/09/2016

Opening Dispatch

Josh Henderson's Scout Opens Today in the New Thompson Seattle Hotel

Followed by his rooftop bar, the Nest, on June 13.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/06/2016

Coming Soon

The Very Promising L'Oursin Is Headed to the Central District

Nouvelle meets Northwest meets natural wine.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/26/2016

Opening Dispatch

Yep, Mike Easton's Il Corvo Pasta Studio Is Here

His former pizzeria is now a pasta shop.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/25/2016

Secrets of Sea-Tac

The 10 Best Things to Eat at Sea-Tac

Plus a food wish list for the airport's forthcoming concessions overhaul.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/24/2016
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