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.

Seasonal Sustenance

Holiday Dining 2016: Christmas Eve (and Christmas) Dinner in Seattle

Tis the season to make a reservation.

2:40pm By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Now Open in the Bar Sajor Space: Copal

That wood-fired kitchen is now home to Latin American flavors (and the chef from the former Taco Gringos).

12/07/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Sandwich Dispatch

Mean Sandwich Opens in Ballard

And it looks very intriguing.

12/06/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Deep Dish Dispatch

Just Like That, Windy City Pie Is a Pizzeria

Sit. Stay a while. Have a slice of the best Chicago-style pizza in town. All this becomes possible later this week.

12/06/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: a Danish Cafe and Thai Chicken and Rice

Plus, dumplings and legit vegan ice cream.

12/02/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

ARGH

Marx Foods Will Close Its Storefront in December

Big changes for one of Seattle's most legit purveyors of uncommon and artisan foods. Silver lining: There's always wholesale and online retail.

11/30/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Pop-Ups

Bisato Is Back: At Least for a Few Nights

Scott Carsberg's more casual restaurant returns in pop-up form.

11/29/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Soup Dumpling Excitement

It's Official: Dough Zone Is Coming to Seattle

Specifically to the Chinatown-International District. Oh, glorious day.

11/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend

Seattle's Food Trucks Are Going from Wheels to Walls

A fleet of local food trucks have quietly opened some of the most offbeat new restaurants in town.

11/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: December 2016

This month’s favorites: Yes, we’re craving ice cream in December. Specifically, a host of new flavors so good they override winter’s chill.

11/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion, Darren Davis, and Kathryn Robinson

Dessert Dispatch

Vegan Ice Creamery Frankie and Jo's Opens This Week

With flavors like chocolate date and pumpkin butter, all from the minds behind Juicebox and Hot Cakes.

11/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Mean Sandwiches and Giant Burgers

Plus, L'Oursin, Circadia, and Tacos Chukis are open.

11/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

The Thoroughly American Story of the International District's New Poke Shop

For the Le brothers, this dish was a means of economic survival. Until it became a passion. Meet GoPoke, which opens December 4 in Chinatown-International District.

11/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Culture & Cuisine

MOHAI's Exhibit on Seattle's Food History Has Arrived

It's called Edible City and dining nerds should go there, stat.

11/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Glimmering Fine Dining Destination Circadia Opens Downtown

With the very talented Garrett Melkonian in the kitchen.

11/17/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

The War on Christmas

Starbucks Mines Green from the Red-Cup Controversy

Think the coffee giant has to atone for last year’s brew-haha? Who says it was a mistake?

11/16/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Sustenance

Here You Go: 4 New Destinations for Dinner

Just in case you need a little respite this week.

11/15/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Tri-Tip Emotions

Smoked Meat Sandwich Haven Martino's Will Close Its Shop on Phinney Ridge

One of the town's best sandwiches is looking for a new home.

11/14/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Belgian Waffles and Italian Markets

Plus, a new identity for Stumbling Goat Bistro.

11/11/2016 By Allecia Vermillion and Stefan Milne