Editor in Chief

Allecia Vermillion is only the third editor in chief in Seattle Met’s history. She previously spent eight years overseeing all things food and drink for the magazine, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. These days, Allecia continues to write restaurant reviews alongside her EIC duties.
 
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. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two young kids.

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Phnom Penh Noodle House Returns, Bearyaki Begins

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

9:00am By Allecia Vermillion

100% THAT BIBIMBAP

Seattle’s Best New Korean Food

Break out the banchan and celebrate our region’s various takes on a vivid food culture.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

MODERN MEAT

Seattle's Korean Cuisine Gets an Update

Chef Heong Soon Park is all about current dining trends…the ones happening in Korea.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

EDITOR'S NOTE

Honey, We Shrunk the Magazine

Notice anything new about the latest Seattle Met issue?

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

REVIEW

Carrello Is How Nathan Lockwood Rolls

The Altura chef’s latest restaurant dispenses Italian drinking snacks on a fleet of carts. He definitely doesn’t stop there.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

SOUP MILESTONES

The Pho Bac Boat Sails On

A Little Saigon landmark returns, with spicy noodle soup.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Rice on the Hill

Taku, Shota Nakajima's New Kushikatsu Bar, Arrives At Last

The Pike/Pine hangout serves up its first round of highballs and fried avocado on March 11.

02/24/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Detroit Style Pizza and a Prescription for Cocktails

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met's food team.

02/21/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: The Food Hall of Your Chinese Lunch Dreams

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/14/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Bar Ferdinand's Future

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/07/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Nashville Fried Chicken Double-Down

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

01/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: The Red Door Closes (But Fair Isle Opens)

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

01/24/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Buttery & Bittersweet

Ericka Burke Will Sell Volunteer Park Cafe

"I want to pass it on to someone else that will do a beautiful job."

01/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Requiem for a Cheese

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

01/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Coffee Shakeups

Caffe Vita Has a New Owner

Restaurateur Deming Maclise now runs one of the city's seminal coffee brands.

01/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Revelatory

Revel Returns to Fremont

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's new dining room looks familiar in the best possible way.

01/06/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Dragons and Highballs

Rondo Japanese Kitchen Opens on Broadway

The neighborhood's izakaya master translates his sense of fun to lunchier fare. Don't worry, there's still a highball machine.

01/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

You Guyyyyyyyssssss

Melissa Miranda's Musang Is (Softly) Here

Filipino food "authentic to our childhood memories" finds a home on Beacon Hill.

01/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

SO LONG

2019: The Year in Seattle Restaurant Closures

You know that Academy Awards "in remembrance" montage? This is kinda like that, but for restaurants.

12/31/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Meat Cute

Korean Barbecue Returns to Trove's Former Home on Capitol Hill

Those tabletop grills will sizzle once again when a denizen of Pike Place Market opens Meet Korean BBQ.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion