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.
Frost Brings Doughnuts, Lunch, and Wine to South Lake Union
Monica Dimas Brings Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches to RGB 12th Ave
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi Are Expanding to Portland
Awards & Accolades
These Are Seattle's James Beard Nominees for 2016
East Anchor Seafood Opens in Madrona
Construction Has Some Melrose Market Businesses Struggling to Stay Open
Full Tilt Gives Librarian Nancy Pearl Her Own Ice Cream Flavor
Earth-Shaking Pizza Developments
Dino's Tomato Pie Opens Wednesday on Capitol Hill
Little Uncle's Sit-Down Restaurant Opens Today
Ethan Stowell's Marine Hardware Opens Softly This Week
The 5 Oysters You Meet in Washington
Un Bien Will Open a Second Location in the Former Home of Paseo Ballard
2 High-Profile Restaurants Opened This Weekend
Portland's Little Big Burger Expands to Seattle
Where Did Texas Monthly's Barbecue Editor Eat Brisket in Seattle?
Awards & Accolades
Hey, Look: Seattle's 2016 James Beard Award Semifinalists
Sansei's Seattle Location Has an Opening Date
Stateside's Eric Johnson Is Opening a Cocktail Lounge Next Door
Restaurant Zoe Will Become an Event Space