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: 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

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
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