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.
Cats & Coffee
Seattle Meowtropolitan Opens in Wallingford
Sara Naftaly's Amandine (and Empire Espresso) Open in Chophouse Row
Sun Liquor's Famed Eggnog Pops Up on Capitol Hill
Top Chef California Episode 3: Spines and Vines
Amazon and Uber are Getting Into the Food-Delivery Game
Top Chef California Episode 2: Popup Pandemonium
Top Chef California Episode 1: Stop the Presses
Hey, Look—2 New Brunches
Whoa—Din Tai Fung Is Coming to Pacific Place
Redhook Will Open a Brewpub on Capitol Hill
Shiro's Sushi Kashiba Opens in Pike Place Market
The Tini Bigs and Hula Hula Building Is Slated for Redevelopment
Shaun McCrain Finds a Home for His New Restaurant Copine
Bottlehouse Owners Open All-Day Cafe Mr. West Downtown
Tavolàta and LA Restaurant Animal Swapped Chefs for a Night
Renee Erickson's General Porpoise Doughnuts Has Arrived
JarrBar Opens Tuesday in Pike Place Market
Zoi Antonitsas Moving on from Westward
Chester Gerl Will Return to Seattle to Open Gracia