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.

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Bar Hitchcock and Cheese Tea

Five dining developments that hit our radar this week.

11/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Tiny Counter By Tae Is Now Serving Hand Rolls in Chophouse Row

Seems like the perfect fit for this out-of-the-way space.

11/15/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Matcha Green Tea Madness and Redwood Sadness

Five dining developments that hit our collective radar this week.

11/09/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Vegetal Glory

Jason Stoneburner and Nikki DeGidio Will Open Lucky Santo in Ballard

A chef with major food sensitivities turns her flavor-building talents to a menu free of most allergens.

11/05/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Hand Rolls, Restaurant Returns, and Ramen Ex Machina

Five dining developments that hit our collective radar this week.

11/02/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Circle of Pizza Life

Mark Fuller's Supreme Pizzeria Expands to the Ave

Pizza, wings, and garlic knots descend upon the original Pagliacci location.

10/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Renee Erickson Opens Willmott's Ghost in the Amazon Spheres

Breakfast pastries, late-afternoon aperitivi, and squares of Roman-style pizza—all in a most stylish setting.

10/29/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Fried Chicken Happenings

Ma'ono's Fried Chicken Sandwiches Head to Rachel's Ginger Beer on 12th Ave

The partnership that began at University Village expands to Capitol Hill.

10/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Meat Matters

The Wood Shop BBQ Team Will Open Oaky's Tex Mex in Interbay

Batch 206 distillery trades one hearty regional specialty for another.

10/24/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

So...This Happened

The Year in Seattle Restaurant News

From restaurant group shakeups to Shake Shack.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Course Catalog

2018—The Year of the Tasting Menu?

In a year of increasingly casual, Caviar-compatible restaurants, the tasting menu made an unexpected resurgence.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Still Not Sated?

16 More New Spots You Need to Know

Kaiseki. Barbecue. Short rib pho. Our current restaurant landscape is equal parts indulgent and elegant.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Hit List

These Are Seattle's 12 Best New Restaurants

These are the meals that sent us into the night with an extra bounce in our step and a determination to come back again.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Pasta Pending

Matt Fortner in the Market

Matt's in the Market has a serendipitously named new chef.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

The Year In Dining

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2018

Some of the year's new arrivals are supremely ambitious, others unabashedly low-key.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Art & Craft

Kamonegi Is Seattle Met's Restaurant of the Year

Mutsuko Soma excels at so much more than soba.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Crisped Cheese Excitement

Windy City Pie Finds a Permanent Home on Phinney Ridge

The deep-dish pizza worth trekking to Interbay for will soon relocate to a proper restaurant space.

10/17/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Meal Reveals

Seattle Met's Secret Supper Is Back

Be the first to learn the identity of our 2018 Restaurant of the Year—then go eat there, that very night.

10/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

At Bellevue’s Ascend, Medium Rare Meets Rarified Air

This steak and sushi spot isn’t from around here. And that’s okay.

10/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Sweet

Shug's Expands to West Seattle

The ever-so-charming Pike Place Market soda fountain plans a mini spinoff.

10/09/2018 By Allecia Vermillion