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.

Article

A National Cheeseburger Day Photo Tribute to Seattle's Favorite Burgers

The latest food pseudoholiday gives us an excuse to ogle burger pictures.

09/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

First Look: Cal's Classic American Kitchen

South Lake Union gets a spacious new sibling to Cal's Classic American Tavern in Kent.

09/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On a Boat

This Might Happen: A Ferry Named for Ivar Haglund

Washington doesn't usually name its ferries after people, but a movement to honor the pun-loving restaurateur is gaining momentum.

09/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Popups

Another La Bodega Dinner Pops Up at Restaurant Bea

Manu Alfau's Caribbean sandwich shop won't open until November, but he'll make you some paella next month in Madrona.

09/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Closings

And So the Farewell to Sambar Begins

Novo Fogo is putting on a Brazilian-themed sendoff to the Ballard bar and its resident barman.

09/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Rumba Opens Tonight; Here's What to Drink

The bar's dedication to rum spans single-island versions, rhum agricole, and punches aplenty.

09/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cut-and-Paste Friday

This Might Be Your Last Weekend to Eat Ice Cream

Here are five chills-inducing destinations for the waning days of summer.

09/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Festive Breads

Get Ready for Rosh Hashanah

Local bakeries and delis have challah aplenty, and even a full-on blowout meal, to ring in the new year.

09/13/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Today in Smackdowns: Oregon vs. Washington Riesling

Wild Ginger's end-of-summer showdown pits the country's largest riesling producer (that would be us) against the upstart to the south.

09/13/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Hunger Games

Wild About Game's Seattle-Portland Smackdown

High up on Mount Hood, Seattle chefs dominated three out of four rounds of this annual game-cooking competition.

09/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Sporting Gestures

Arena Mastermind Chris Hansen Wants to Buy You a Beer

Seattle City Council has green-lighted Hansen's grand plan. Beers of gratitude will flow Thursday at F.X. McRory's.

09/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Hair of the Dog

A Small Preview of Brunch at Canon

The bar's forthcoming morning menu will celebrate sugary cereal milk.

09/11/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Future Endeavors

If You Vote for It, They Will Come

A new South Lake Union office tower is crowdsourcing its restaurant tenants.

09/11/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Culinary Diplomacy

Maria Hines, Holly Smith Part of State Department's New American Chef Corps

Hillary Rodham Clinton just tapped 90 chefs to represent America across the globe. Two are from Seattle.

09/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Booze in a Box

The Next Wave of Mega Liquor Stores Arrives

Total Wine and More expands to Tukwila, a giant beer store makes inroads in Renton, and Bevmo! sets its sights on a Ballard address.

09/07/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Revamps

Joule Counts Down to Its Reopening

The former Wallingford favorite will resurface in Fremont with more space, cocktails, and brunch.

09/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Capitol Hill Will Get a 24-Hour 5 Point Cafe Sibling

Two big names in Capitol Hill nocturnal happenings are teaming up for a new diner and lounge.

09/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Washington Cider Week Starts Saturday

This beverage gets more popular every year. So get over those memories of Woodchuck and come taste the local versions.

09/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Hop Happenings

Attention Seattle: Fresh Hop Beer Is Back

It's harvest season in Yakima's hop fields, which means a special once-a-year Washington beer will start flowing from local taps.

09/04/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Lunar Spectacles

Seattle's Blue Moon Food and Drink Deals

A reasonably rare occurrence in the sky means free fries and discounted drinks.

08/31/2012 By Allecia Vermillion