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.
Glass Distillery: Now Open for Business
10 Questions for Michael Mina
Larkin Young Gives Diners a NW Gastrogasm
Health Department Woes
Din Tai Fung Shuttered for Sewage Issue
Seattle on TV (We Think)
Top Chef Seattle? All Signs Point to Yes
Five Questions for the Bartender: Jon Christiansen
First Look: Sweet Mickey’s
El Borracho Opening in Pike Place Market
Seattle’s Low-Alcohol, High-Flavor Beers
Local Breweries Put Craft Beer in Cans
Seattle’s Best Bottle Shops
Brewery Field Trip: Poulsbo
Seattle Beer Bars 101
2012 Beer Book
The New School of Seattle Beer
Seattle’s Best Restaurants for Cheap Eats: Directory
Cheap Eats World Tour: Savory Pastry
Cheap Eats World Tour: Fried Chicken