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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Best of the City

Seattle’s Best Restaurants for Cheap Eats

Dives, diners, delis, pop-ups, greasy spoons, holes-in-the-wall—and a few thrilling finds we guarantee you’ve never heard of.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 07/25/2012

Insider's Guide

1962 World's Fair

Fifty years ago, the 1962 World’s Fair did more than just celebrate global culture. It put Seattle on display, inspired world leaders, and erected a certain needle-shaped tower. A look at the 184 days that changed Seattle—and the world—forever.

  • By Janet Pelz, Allecia Vermillion, Brian Colella, Allison Williams, Laura Dannen, Christopher Werner, Laura Cassidy, James Ross Gardner, Matthew Halverson, and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 07/25/2012

Best of the City

Best Breakfast Spots

We still love waffles, omelets, and pancakes. But at Seattle’s best breakfast spots, just look at what’s joining the classic canon.

  • By Emily Dhatt, Allecia Vermillion, Brian Colella, Allie Oosta, Christopher Werner, and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 07/25/2012

Social Media Tactics

Calling All Rainier Drinkers

As far as social media campaigns go, this call to restore the brewery’s “R” sign is pretty clever.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/25/2012

On the Menu

The Holy Mole at Marination Mobile

It started as a Tweet. Now it’s a taco collaboration with Theo Chocolate.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/25/2012

Article

The New School of Seattle Beer

All that national hoopla about the resurgence of craft beer? That’s old news in our corner of the world.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/25/2012

Sandwich-Based Road Trips

Ethan Stowell, Molly Moon Join Feast Portland’s Sandwich Smackdown

Okay, it’s more of a convivial sandwich party than a smackdown. But still awesome.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/24/2012

Coming Soon

The Good News: Fuji Bakery Has a Third Location

The bad news: The other outposts are closed until fall.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/24/2012

Seattle on TV

Thierry Rautureau Returns to Top Chef Masters Wednesday Night

The Chef in the Hat will compete once again for Food Lifeline on the Bravo TV show.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/24/2012

Stalking Top Chef

Tracking Top Chef Seattle

All these tweets, posts, sightings, and rumors can get a little overwhelming. Let’s break it down, shall we?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/21/2012

Quietly Awesome

Unsung Heroes: La Bête

Bohemian. With pork rinds.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/20/2012

So Sous Me

Josh Slaughter of Hunger

He’s cooked for Thomas Keller and in the middle of nowhere. Now he’s serving up chef’s tastings in Fremont.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/19/2012

Behind Beers

Five Questions for the Cicerone: Robyn Schumacher

"If you put a fence around me anywhere outside, gave me a beer, and called it a beer garden, I’d be happy." Amen, sister.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/19/2012

Quietly Awesome

Unsung Heroes: La Medusa

If the same restaurant opened its doors today, people would freak out.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/18/2012

Quietly Awesome

Unsung Heroes: Nell’s

There’s no scene here, just chef Philip Mihalski’s inventive cuisine.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/17/2012

Serious Camping

A Dispatch from Tom Douglas Summer Camp

It’s day camp meets cooking school…meets open bar.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/17/2012

Behind Beers

Five Questions for the Cicerone: Rich Coffey

The first person in Washington to earn this rigorous beer certification has a new business and some pop-up beer dinners in the works.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/17/2012

Article

Ruth Reichl’s Seattle Seafood Excursion

A platonic love story in which three unfortunate (but tasty) spot prawns meet their maker.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/17/2012

Article

Vessel Reopens as a Cocktail Geekout Heaven

The vaunted cocktail haunt that shuttered in December 2010 makes its long-awaited return in a new space at Seventh and Olive.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/17/2012

Quietly Awesome

Unsung Heroes: Tulio Ristorante

Chef Walter Pisano has a loyal following, but newcomers are welcome, too.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/16/2012
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