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.

Displaying articles 21 - 40 of 1338 in total

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

Expansion Mode

Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open Raccolto in West Seattle

Eight pastas, made in house each day.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/28/2016

Collabs

Ma'ono Chef Mark Fuller and Patric Gabre-Kidan Are Opening a Dive Bar (with Chinese Food)

New Luck Toy will serve General Tso's and ma po tofu, Mark Fuller style, in West Seattle.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/25/2016

Fast Food

And Now for an Update on Steak 'N Shake Seattle

Not to worry, it's still happening.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/23/2016

Morning Matters

2 Notable Restaurants, 2 New Brunch Options

One of them kicks things off on Easter Sunday.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/22/2016

Curiouser and Curiouser

Pizzeria Gabbiano "Closed for Reimagination"

Does this have anything to do with his pasta shop plans?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/21/2016

Expansion Mode

Frost Brings Doughnuts, Lunch, and Wine to South Lake Union

Did we mention the bacon-egg-doughnut breakfast sandwich?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/21/2016

Expansion Mode

Monica Dimas Brings Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches to RGB 12th Ave

It's another permanent popup, a la Neon Taco.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/17/2016

Expansion Mode

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi Are Expanding to Portland

Portland, you're welcome.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/15/2016

Awards & Accolades

These Are Seattle's James Beard Nominees for 2016

Three cheers for Canlis and our Best Chef Northwest contenders.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/15/2016

Opening Dispatch

East Anchor Seafood Opens in Madrona

Vendemmia now has a sibling seafood market (one might almost call it an oyster bar).

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/14/2016

Market Forces

Construction Has Some Melrose Market Businesses Struggling to Stay Open

Calf and Kid cheese shop is moving out of the much-acclaimed food hall.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/14/2016

Frozen Tributes

Full Tilt Gives Librarian Nancy Pearl Her Own Ice Cream Flavor

Plus tons of other Seattle icons.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/11/2016

Earth-Shaking Pizza Developments

Dino's Tomato Pie Opens Wednesday on Capitol Hill

Brandon Pettit's Jersey-inspired Delancey sibling produces pizzas round and square.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/07/2016

Huzzah

Little Uncle's Sit-Down Restaurant Opens Today

It won't be called Big Uncle, but there will be noodles and cocktails...with rice dishes a half block down the street.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/04/2016

Revamps

Ethan Stowell's Marine Hardware Opens Softly This Week

"It's not going to be fancy, but some high-end ingredients served in a casual way."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/01/2016

Mollusk Matters

The 5 Oysters You Meet in Washington

Washington state just might be the only place in the world that’s home to all the major edible oyster species. And they all have good stories to tell.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/01/2016

Expansion Mode

Un Bien Will Open a Second Location in the Former Home of Paseo Ballard

A complicated tale with a happy ending—more sandwiches.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 02/25/2016

Opening Dispatch

2 High-Profile Restaurants Opened This Weekend

Gracia and Sansei are here.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 02/22/2016

Expansion Mode

Portland's Little Big Burger Expands to Seattle

Capitol Hill is just the first stop.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 02/22/2016
Displaying articles 21 - 40 of 1338 in total