Allecia Vermillion has spent a decade at Seattle Met, arriving as food and drink editor, and expanding her role over the years. She served as the magazine’s editor in chief until moving into a newly created executive editor role in 2021.

She spearheads Seattle Met’s food and drink coverage and oversees home design content. Allecia’s writing has earned her multiple journalism awards and two James Beard Award nominations over the years. A native of Portland, Oregon, Allecia began her writing life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs before making a grateful return to the Pacific Northwest. 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 children.

Vanilla? Not so much.

Seattle’s Best Ice Cream

A complete list, from Kryse in Beacon Hill to West Seattle's Husky Deli and Shug's of Pike Place Market.

08/02/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Sushi Intrigue

A 10-Seat, Michelin-Starred Sushi Bar Is Coming to Seattle

This 17-course omakase concept earned a Michelin star in California. The South Lake Union location opens September 1.

08/01/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

That's Cold

The Choco Taco Lives On—At Least in Seattle

The Klondike original is discontinued. Mourn the loss of the classic ice cream novelty with a locally made version.

07/27/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

F Brunch

Obsessed with The Bear? Here's Where to Find a Proper Italian Beef Sandwich in Seattle.

FX's Hulu series 'The Bear' glorifies the sandwich shop staple—and Seattle's West of Chicago Pizza Company has a juicy, dripping side hustle.

07/22/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Self-Aggrandizement

Nosh Pit Is Back

The restaurant- and food-themed newsletter returns on July 26.

07/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Nooooooooo

A World without Zippy's Giant Burgers Is Imminent

The last day to get one of the best burgers in Seattle is July 10, 2022.

07/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Bittersweet

Mark Fuller Closes Ma‘ono, Re-Opens the Admiral Benbow Room

West Seattle's historic pirate ship bar, known for its rum drinks, might even serve Ma'ono's chicken sandwiches some day.

07/06/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Main Dish

Where to Eat in Walla Walla

From breakfast at Bacon and Eggs to dinner at the Kinglet, Max Petty's new tasting menu spot, fine wine is only part of the equation.

07/05/2022 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/30/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Opening Dispatch

Eric Donnelly's Bar Sur Mer Opens in July

Eric Donnelly's 21+ tapas bar will serve small plates of seafood, cocktails, and Spanish wine from a space behind FlintCreek Cattle Co in Greenwood.

06/29/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Burgers in Seattle

Smash-burgers, classic cheeseburgers, and vegetarian options abound in our roundup of Seattle's greatest burgers.

06/28/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Street Food Hangs

Local Pantry Phenom Villa Jerada Plans a Summer of Chef Collabs

The man who flavors our menus with harissa and za'atar is making the rounds, from the Corson Building to London Plane—and making street food.

06/17/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Great Tacos and Mexican Restaurants

Maíz in Pike Place, Ballard's El Moose, Tacos Chukís—these restaurants bring the mole, fresh tortillas, and mezcal cocktails that love them.

06/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Habitat

Dad, Are You Zooming in My Treehouse?

In Seattle, the backyard treehouse made a comeback, as a DIY project or the work of custom treehouse builders. But now parents want to hang, too.

06/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Will Austin

Seattle Dining Guide

Bone Up on Seattle’s Best Barbecue

The best barbecue joints for brisket, ribs, and smoked meat sandwiches, from Lil Red Takeout and Catering in Columbia City to Bitterroot in Ballard.

06/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

World Building

Dreamland’s Patio Is Now an Immersive Tropical Sci-Fi Bar

Welcome to a land of tiger fountains, sci-fi mythology, and cocktail slushies, all tucked away in Fremont.

06/01/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Chef's Day Off

Recipe: Taichi Kitamura’s Okonomiyaki

This Japanese savory pancake is easy to make ahead and freeze, and can be garnished with everything from tonkatsu sauce to mayo and bonito flakes.

05/26/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Brooke Fitts

Minivan Life

I Hate that I Love Seabrook

Seabrook, Washington, was built from scratch in 2005 to be the ultimate family vacation community. Is its perfection eerie or endearing?

05/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Perfect Patios for Sunny Days

Seattle's best restaurant and bar patios for a sunny day, from Bangrak Market in Belltown to Linda's Tavern and Monsoon in Capitol Hill.

05/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Italian Food in Seattle

From red sauce to ravioli, tasting menus to Tuscan cuisine, these are some of the best restaurants in Seattle for Italian food.

05/18/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff