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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Serious Tables

Serious Pie Has a Secret-ish New Table

Reservations and privacy can be yours if you gather up a party of six or more.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/29/2012

High-Octane Ales

New Beers from Two Beers

The brewery’s latest creation might just be the booziest beer in town.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/29/2012

Stalking Top Chef

10 Challenges We’d Like to See on Top Chef Seattle

Starbucks, Pike Place Market, Canlis, and Modernist Cuisine are a given. Here’s how we think it should be done.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/29/2012

Openings

Sports Bar 95 Slide Opens Tonight

The former HG Lodge now boasts personal televisions, rooftop dining, and some serious devotion to Seattle sports.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/28/2012

Sugar Highs

Cupcake Royale Readies its Ice Cream Menu

Founder Jody Hall isn’t messing around; she even brought in help from Portland’s Salt and Straw.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/28/2012

Stalking Top Chef

Top Chef Judges Dine at Walrus and the Carpenter

Tom, Padma, Gail, and Emeril are apparently living it up in Seattle this week.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/28/2012

Coming Soon

Matthew Lewis Is Starting a Founders Club for Roux

And the name is pretty damn clever.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/27/2012

Twitter Comedy

7 Things I Learned from Aziz Ansari’s Twitter Feed

The comedian’s in town for his Buried Alive tour…and he’ll want to know where to eat.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/27/2012

Peripatetic Pastry Chefs

Dana Cree Takes New Job in Chicago

The pastry chef that wowed at Poppy has gone on to some pretty impressive kitchens.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/27/2012

Green Matters

An Education on Absinthe at Vito’s

A local absinthe expert and distiller will be on hand to offer tastes and facts on this most romanticized of spirits.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/26/2012

On the Menu

Full Tilt’s Kingslayer Sundae

Have your bacon-topped ice cream Full Tilt’s way.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/26/2012

Stalking Top Chef

Burning Top Chef Seattle Questions: Which Whole Foods?

Hey, nobody ever accused me of having a life.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/26/2012

Coming Soon

Cal’s American Kitchen Coming to South Lake Union

Yep, another new eatery in the Amazone. With a menu by Shannon Galusha and some self-serve beer taps.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/25/2012

It's Kind of a Popup

Sunday Night Barbecue at Montana

Local cooks tend to hang out at this bar anyway. The owners just asked them to make some food.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/22/2012

Still Life

Coming to the Waterfront This Fall: Copperworks Distilling

Two longtime brewers ditch the hops in favor of whiskey and gin.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/21/2012

Closings

CakeSpy’s Shop Is Up for Sale

Owner Jessie Oleson has veered in a more culinary direction.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/21/2012

Wizarding Matters

Über Tavern Celebrates International Wizard Staff Day

Think Lord of the Rings meets a bunch of cheap beer.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/18/2012

Still Life

Glass Distillery: Now Open for Business

The distillery makes its grape-based vodka in SoDo…but it’s pouring in Aspen this weekend.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/15/2012

Chef Queries

10 Questions for Michael Mina

The RN74 chef talks happy hour, tough locations, and why he needs to go visit his mom.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/15/2012

Popups

Larkin Young Gives Diners a NW Gastrogasm

Skelly and the Bean’s incubator series welcomes a longtime force in some prominent local kitchens.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/14/2012
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