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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Shift Change

A New Chef at How to Cook a Wolf

Jake Martin is no longer in the kitchen at Ethan Stowell's Queen Anne restaurant.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/10/2012

Bar Openings

Ballard Station Public House Opens Next Week

Two friends open a casual hang spot with scratch cocktails in the former Ballard Ave Pub space.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/10/2012

Openings

A Look Inside Elliott's Seafood Cafe

A waterfront institution opens a sidewalk oyster bar, complete with top-notch outdoor seating.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/09/2012

Yo, Ho Ho

Rumba Opens Its (Rumcentric) Doors in September

Tango's new sibling bar will offer "sipping rums" at the foot of Capitol Hill.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/08/2012

Coming Soon

Britt's Pickles to Open in Pike Place Market

A local maker of fermented foods will set up shop in the Corner Market Building this month.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/08/2012

Shift Change

Tyler Moritz Lands at Zig Zag Cafe

The former La Bête chef is in the kitchen at the city's most acclaimed cocktail spot. But really, says the owner, it's not a big deal.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/08/2012

Openings

Five Openings to Watch in August

New places from Delancey, Ethan Stowell, Heather Earnhardt, and the Matador team, plus tacos and tequila in Pike Place Market and, yes, Vessel.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/07/2012

Bar Openings

First Look: Reuben's Brews

A much-decorated home brewer goes pro with an industrial-styled taproom and brewery in Ballard.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/07/2012

Coming Soon

La Bodega: Dominican Sandwiches in Pioneer Square

A cook with experience in some impressive local kitchens strikes out on his own. Oh, and he'll deliver.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/06/2012

Imbibing Agenda

Be Cointreauversial Is Happening Wednesday

What, you have something better to do Wednesday night than hang out on a decked-out rooftop and be plied with cocktails and grilled bites?

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/06/2012

Coming Soon

Capitol Cider Bar Coming to Pike/Pine

The plan: More than 100 varieties of cider, and a kitchen dedicated to gluten-free food.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/03/2012

Oeno Files

Seattle Tentatively Rekindles Its Relationship with Lambrusco

This fizzy, Italian red wine is no longer a relic of the '70s.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/03/2012

A Century of Julia

A Culinary Tribute to Julia Child's 100th Birthday

A week, a month, and a day, all devoted to the woman who taught us how to cook French and embrace butter.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/03/2012

Coming Soon

Veggie Grill Coming to University Village

The purveyor of much-loved vegan comfort food plans another location in Seattle.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/01/2012

On the Menu

Savage Love Burger at Blue Moon Burgers

This Dan Savage-designed bacon swiss burger supports same-sex marriage in Washington.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/31/2012

Quietly Awesome

Sauced Wants to Know Your Unsung Bar Hero

Don't be selfish; show some love for your favorite underappreciated neighborhoodie, dive bar, brewpub, or swank cocktail destination.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/31/2012

Closings

New York Cupcakes Closes in Madison Valley

The cupcakery's Bellevue flagship remains open.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/31/2012

Shift Change

Ownership Changes at La Bête, Restaurant Bea

Changes at two notable partner-run restaurants mean new faces in the kitchen.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/30/2012

Openings

Tnt Taqueria Opens in Wallingford

The latest spot from the Chow Foods group serves up tortas, churros, and even hamburguesas in Wallingford.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/27/2012

Presidential Meal Deals

President Obama Likes Costco Hot Dogs, Too

During his recent visit to Seattle, POTUS sang the praises of the store's $1.50 dog-and-soda combo.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/26/2012
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