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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The Restaurant Issue

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2015

Dramatic rooms and dishes that reimagine Asian traditions, southerly latitudes, and our own Northwest cuisine—these are the restaurants behind the most prodigious dining year in recent memory.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 10/28/2015

Trends

Why Don't More Portland Restaurants Expand to Seattle?

The impending arrival of Rose City pizzeria Sizzle Pie bucks an unspoken trend.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/28/2015

Opening Dispatch

Ethan Stowell's Bramling Cross Is Now Open on Ballard Ave

It's a gastropub, with local beer aplenty and some serious fried chicken.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/27/2015

Immaculate Confections

Review: Coyle’s Bakeshop in Greenwood

A pastry wonderland with a perfectionist streak.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/27/2015

Collabs

Yep, Marshawn Lynch Designed a Frappuccino for Starbucks

Beast mode = doubling down on chocolate.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/21/2015

Collabs

Flying Squirrel Owners Will Open Raconteur In the New Third Place Books in Seward Park

It's a bar, a coffee shop, and an all-day restaurant. In the company of many books.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/20/2015

Seattle on TV

Jason Stratton Will Be on the Next Season of 'Top Chef'

Don't mind me, just going to Spain.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/19/2015

Opening Dispatch

Eric and Sophie Banh's Seven Beef Steak House Opens Today

"Either we’re going to be a couple of stupid guys, or we’re geniuses. No middle ground."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/19/2015

Light a Fire 2015

Game-Changing Action: City Fruit

The organization harvests fruit from Seattle backyards and byways to share with local food banks and meal programs.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/18/2015

Plant-Based Excitement

The Cookie Counter Vegan Ice Cream and Bakeshop Coming to Greenwood Ave

This is also good news for gluten-free folks.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/15/2015

Collabs

Matt Dillon and Marcus Lalario Will Open Ciudad in Georgetown

Grilled meat abounds.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/08/2015

Offshoots

Fonda La Catrina's Sibling Bar, El Sirenito, Opens in Georgetown

With small plates, lots of seafood, and even more mescal.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/07/2015

Hopped Up

Derschang Group, Rhein Haus Barmen Collaborate on a Beer

It's called Perfect Strangers IPA—and yes, it's an oblique reference to the TV show.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/05/2015

Curd Nerds

Culture Club Cheese Bar Will Open October 23 28

Calf and Kid's new sibling bar is not messing around.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/01/2015

Fast Food

Steak 'n Shake Is Coming to Seattle

The midwestern burger chain will add a downtown location this winter.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/30/2015

Cover Story

Hey, Shaun McCrain, Thanks for Loaning Us Your Car

The chef/owner of the upcoming Copine spends his off hours in this sweet ride.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/30/2015

Feature

Dick Cantwell’s Beer Is Immortal

He was the sole nay vote in Elysian Brewing’s sale to Anheuser-Busch. Now the brewer’s legacy is at the center of the battle for the soul of Seattle beer.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/28/2015

Open...Now

Ernest Loves Agnes Brings Italian Food, Literary References to 19th Ave

Papa, pizza, and plenty of cocktails.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/23/2015

Pour

Seattle’s Newest Restaurants Embrace the Food-Friendly Cocktail

At two high-profile new restaurants, veteran bartenders pour drinks that don’t fight with the food.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/23/2015

Upgrades

Kedai Makan Is Officially a Restaurant

And that larger menu looks good.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/22/2015
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