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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Hopped Up

Pike Place Market Gets a New Brewery—and Taproom

Old Stove Brewing Co. opens for business this weekend.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/13/2016

Coming Soon

Bar Harbor Brings Oysters and Lobster Rolls to South Lake Union

Maine meets the Northwest meets oysters on a huge deck.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/12/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Georgetown

Cocktails, tallboys, and chili.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/04/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: North Seattle

The neighborhoodiest of neighborhood taverns

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Central District

New neighbors, old neighbors

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: West Seattle

Good beer, zero affectation

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Belltown

The late late show

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Best of the City

Seattle's Best Neighborhood Bars

Your guide to the 53 greatest dives, hideaways, lounges, and beer dens in the city.

  • By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/03/2016

Going Big

Brian O'Connor Brings Noodles and Korean Fried Chicken and Biscuits to White Center

The former Skillet chef is opening two new restaurants.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/01/2016

On a Boat

Washington's Ferries Are Getting a Food Makeover

With lots of local ingredients.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/30/2016

Handoffs

Tray Kitchen to Become Tarsan i Jane

Farewell Northwest dim sum. Hello, Spain.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 03/30/2016

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
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