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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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

On Tap

Reuben’s Brews Opens August 5

Brewer Adam Robbings already has a following. Now he’s got a brewery.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/16/2012

Wired with WiFi

Tech-Savvy Bean Coffee Lounge Coming to the U District

It’s a student and self-employed type’s dream: coffee from Lighthouse Roasters, iPads at the table, and charging stations aplenty.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/12/2012

High-Level Journalism

And Now, a Handy Pet Transport Tip from Brian Canlis

Yes, this man runs one of the fanciest restaurants in town.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/11/2012

Drinking Games

Cornhole: Almost a Seattle-Area Trend

Another potential outpost for the best booze-adjacent game, ever.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/11/2012

Seattle on TV

Anthony Bourdain Shooting in Seattle

The Layover’s Seattle episode will air some time this fall.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/10/2012

Brewery Watch

Populuxe Brewing Coming to Ballard

This tiny brewery’s taproom is angling to become a neighborhood hangout…and a place to play cornhole.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/05/2012

Stalking Top Chef

Pulling Back the Curtain on Top Chef

Little Water Cantina’s Shannon Wilkinson, a former culinary producer for the show, on partying with leftovers, and who gets to attend restaurant wars.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/05/2012

Independence Day 2012

Where to Eat (and Drink) on the 4th

Free Starbucks, Belltown barbecue, a Bainbridge beer garden, a fireworks-adjacent patio, and more.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/03/2012

Beer Matters

Getting Schooled on Seattle Beer

Forget book learnin’. This is beer learnin’.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/02/2012

Stalking Top Chef

Top Chef Seattle Filming at Canlis?

Keep your eyes peeled for a fleet of Toyotas buzzing around Queen Anne today.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 07/01/2012
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