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.
Pike Place Market Gets a New Brewery—and Taproom
Bar Harbor Brings Oysters and Lobster Rolls to South Lake Union
Neighborhood Bars: Georgetown
Neighborhood Bars: North Seattle
Neighborhood Bars: Central District
Neighborhood Bars: West Seattle
Neighborhood Bars: Belltown
Best of the City
Seattle's Best Neighborhood Bars
Brian O'Connor Brings Noodles and Korean Fried Chicken and Biscuits to White Center
On a Boat
Washington's Ferries Are Getting a Food Makeover
Tray Kitchen to Become Tarsan i Jane
Can We Have More Breakfast Tacos in Seattle, Please?
Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open Raccolto in West Seattle
Ma'ono Chef Mark Fuller and Patric Gabre-Kidan Are Opening a Dive Bar (with Chinese Food)
And Now for an Update on Steak 'N Shake Seattle
2 Notable Restaurants, 2 New Brunch Options
Curiouser and Curiouser
Pizzeria Gabbiano "Closed for Reimagination"
Frost Brings Doughnuts, Lunch, and Wine to South Lake Union
Monica Dimas Brings Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches to RGB 12th Ave