Deputy Editor

Allecia Vermillion oversees all things food and drink at Seattle Met, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. In Seattle, this can mean anything from 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.

Marine Life

More Details on Sea Creatures' Big Acquisition

The most prosaic of reasons convinced Renee Erickson and Jeremy Price to take on a slew of Josh Henderson restaurants.

07/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Wow

Three of Josh Henderson's Restaurants Will Migrate to Renee Erickson's Group

And now for some seismic restaurant news...

07/12/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Big Moves

Angela Stowell Is the New CEO of FareStart

"The universe is telling me to go do something big and meaningful."

07/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Meat Mishap

Market Forces and Meaty Sandwiches

How a porchetta sandwich exposed the delicate balance of keeping the market authentic—yet relevant.

06/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Day Into Night

Around the Clock at Pike Place Market

From dawn to well after dusk, the market has its own particular rhythm.

06/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Cover Story

The Complete Revised Guide to Pike Place Market

Haven’t been in a while? The market remains ever a Seattle fixture, and yet there’s so much more to explore…

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne, Rosin Saez, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Review

Soup's On Point at Pho Bac Sup Shop

The family behind Seattle’s first pho shop recasts the city’s relationship with one of its signature dishes.

06/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger

Critic's Picks

What We're Eating Now: July 2018

This month’s favorites: impeccable dumplings, endless rosé, and a cubano sandwich stuffed in a waffle iron.

06/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Sean P. Sullivan

Yesssss

Shake Shack Will Pop Up at Canlis

The restaurant's back parking lot will become a music- and ShackBurger-fueled summer festival.

06/05/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Sadness

Charles Walpole Is Leaving Babirusa

The chef will step away from the restaurant he defined to focus on his health.

05/24/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2018

A new crop of rising stars don their aprons and sharpen the city’s dining scene. Talents include: nose-to-tail wizardry, brunch superpowers, and global spice wisdom.

05/22/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Light a Fire 2018: Inspiring the Next Generation

PacSci’s Discovery Corps Takes Students to the Head of the Science Class

The program is open to all area high schoolers, but staff actively approaches groups underrepresented in scientific fields.

05/22/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Review: Tamari Bar, Capitol Hill’s Vibrant New Izakaya

No matter the hour, Tamari Bar feels like a rollicking late-night bender.

05/22/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Super Bueno Opens Today on Stone Way

Ethan and Angela Stowell have been busy—first a downtown Italian haunt, now a supremely casual family friendly taco hangout.

05/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Ethan and Angela Stowell's Cortina Opens Downtown

It's the restaurateurs' biggest place yet, with the menu (and bar) to prove it.

05/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Culinary Comebacks

Scott Carsberg Brings Bisato Back—to Pioneer Square

The award-winning chef returns with his unfussy approach: “fine cooking, not fine dining.”

05/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Meaty Tears

Rain Shadow Meats Will Close in Pioneer Square

Ugh, farewell charming room and excellent sandwiches. At least we still have Melrose Market.

05/07/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

The Cut Shop Opens in Woodinville

The former McCorry's is now a decked-out roadhouse with Americana fare aplenty.

05/04/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

A Handy 5 Step Plan for Exploring Seattle's Local Beer Scene

A beer lover's guide to the local landscape.

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Stefan Milne

Step 4: Have One With Dinner

9 Great Restaurants with Equally Impressive Beer Lists

There’s a world of food-friendly beer out there. Explore it in these local restaurants, which take just as much care with their beer menu as their kitchens.

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez