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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Cats & Coffee

Seattle Meowtropolitan Opens in Wallingford

And wow...this room is decked out.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/16/2015

Opening Dispatch

Sara Naftaly's Amandine (and Empire Espresso) Open in Chophouse Row

Beautiful French and British baked goods meet great coffee.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/15/2015

Nog Watch

Sun Liquor's Famed Eggnog Pops Up on Capitol Hill

Go. Run. Get that nog.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/11/2015

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 3: Spines and Vines

In which Jason is a gentleman...and pays the price.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/11/2015

Snap Judgment

Amazon and Uber are Getting Into the Food-Delivery Game

In a town rife with food-delivery options, Amazon and Uber are letting account holders order ready-to-eat meals from Seattle restaurants. Bon appétit or boneheaded?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/07/2015

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 2: Popup Pandemonium

In which Jason makes a delightful chilled noodle dish in Koreatown and proves himself the ultimate Top Chef utility player.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/04/2015

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 1: Stop the Presses

In which Jason Stratton cracks eggs, rocks a pocket square, and throws some light (and well-deserved) shade.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/03/2015

Morning Matters

Hey, Look—2 New Brunches

Fried chicken biscuit sandwiches. Breakfast poutine. Gluten-free cider doughnut holes. Beermosas.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/02/2015

Dumpling Matters

Whoa—Din Tai Fung Is Coming to Pacific Place

Soup dumplings for all.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/01/2015

Hopped Up

Redhook Will Open a Brewpub on Capitol Hill

The state's biggest brewery goes small on Pike Street.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/01/2015

Opening Dispatch

Shiro's Sushi Kashiba Opens in Pike Place Market

The sushi legend made his quiet debut the week of Thanksgiving.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/30/2015

Character

The Tini Bigs and Hula Hula Building Is Slated for Redevelopment

The owner of one of Seattle's seminal cocktail bars says, "we've got a year left, hopefully."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/20/2015

Location, Location

Shaun McCrain Finds a Home for His New Restaurant Copine

One of the city's most anticipated restaurants will apparently be in Ballard.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/19/2015

Opening Dispatch

Bottlehouse Owners Open All-Day Cafe Mr. West Downtown

Espresso, lunch, snacks, and so much good wine.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/16/2015

In Flight

Tavolàta and LA Restaurant Animal Swapped Chefs for a Night

What biscuits, gravy, and foie gras means for the state of airline food.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/11/2015

Opening Dispatch

Renee Erickson's General Porpoise Doughnuts Has Arrived

"Sparkling wine will also be available, of course."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/10/2015

Opening Dispatch

JarrBar Opens Tuesday in Pike Place Market

A former storage closet sees new life as a hospitable Spanish-styled bar.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/09/2015

Shift Change

Zoi Antonitsas Moving on from Westward

What's next?!?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/09/2015

Big News

Chester Gerl Will Return to Seattle to Open Gracia

The former Matt's in the Market chef turns his attention to Mexico's "crazy infinite" cuisine.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/05/2015

Expansion Mode

Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open East Anchor Seafood Next Door in Madrona

Oh, and Vendemmia is getting a private dining room and a massive rooftop garden.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/04/2015
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