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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Vitamin R-efined

Rainier Beer Will Once Again Be Made in Washington

Seattle’s oldest beer hasn’t been brewed here for 13 years. Now it's back…kinda.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/23/2016

Insider's Guide

Secrets of Sea-Tac

You love the airport, you hate the airport, and now with Seattle Met’s complete guide, you can truly survive the airport.

  • By Matt Halverson, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams
  • Published 05/23/2016


JarrBar Turns a Storage Closet Into a Spanish-Style Watering Hole

The tiny space beneath Pike Place Market feels like Europe on Western Ave.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/23/2016

Best Chefs

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2016

These five men and women are the future of Seattle dining. A future full of locavore tacos, Edomae sushi, and swaggering vegetable dishes.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Ticket Alert

Feast Portland Releases Its 2016 Lineup

It's a food festival worth crossing state lines—and events sell out fast.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/20/2016

Opening Dispatch

The New Third Place Books and Its Restaurant, Raconteur, Open This Weekend

Literature, cocktails, tacos, and waffles—all under one beautiful barrel-vaulted roof.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/18/2016

Passing Through

Q&A: Chef Dan Barber's Seattle Stopover

The Blue Hill chef and author of The Third Plate is a big fan of the Skagit Valley.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/17/2016

Opening Dispatch(es)

2 Restaurant Rebirths Are Happening Right Now

Mama's Mexican Kitchen is officially Mama's Cantina, complete with upgraded food and frozen margaritas. Over in Ballard, San Fermo trattoria opens in a historic building.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/13/2016


Meet Umami Kushi's Under-the-Radar Coffee Shop Curry Bun

A savory coffee companion that surfaces only on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/10/2016

Cheese Sorrow

Culture Club Cheese Bar and Calf and Kid Close Their Doors

The sibling businesses will hold a cheese fire sale this weekend.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/09/2016

Opening Dispatch

Monica Dimas's Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches Opens at RGB 12th Ave

So on trend, guys.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/06/2016

Awards & Accolades

Here's How Seattle Fared at the 2016 James Beard Awards

Let's hear it for our Best Chef Northwest...

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 05/02/2016

Floats & Splits

Shug's Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Opens This 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


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


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


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
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