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.

Deep Dish Dynamo

West of Chicago Pizza Co. Graduates from Takeout to Full-On Restaurant

West of Chicago Pizza Co.'s dining room in West Seattle will also offer thin crust tavern-style pies, Italian beef sandwiches, and in-house delivery.

12/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Best New Restaurants 2021

Communion: Our Restaurant of the Year

Chef Kristi Brown is a force in Seattle's food scene, and her Central District restaurant is home to more than just innovative soul food.

12/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Habitat

Sundaes and Swear Words Star in a Madrona Home’s Colorful Art Collection

Lauren Essl’s art collection brings color to her home’s neutral palate.

11/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

The Pastry Case's Next Chapter

A pair of Canlis alums bring new life, a cookie for the ages, and a classic bacon-egg-cheese to a neighborhood cornerstone.

11/22/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

November Is for New Bars, Fried Chicken, and One Fancy New Grocer

Meet five cool spots that just opened in Seattle.

11/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Ba Bar Opens Vegan Walk-Up, Ba Bar Green, in South Lake Union

The takeout window goes beyond Vietnamese fare with plant-based dishes from across Southeast Asia.

11/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

The Buzz

The Espresso Martini: Still All That and a Bag of Chips

Has this classic ’90s cocktail ever really gone out of style? Or is it experiencing a comeback?

11/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Newcomer Drink Books Is a Hybrid Bottle Shop and Bookstore

The Phinney Ridge shop pairs natural wine and memorable fiction.

11/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Ale & Accolades

Oh, Hey—Here Are the Winners of This Year's Washington Beer Awards.

From IPA to...15 other styles of IPA. the annual competition evaluated 1,100 beers from 142 breweries across the state.

11/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

The Wandering Goose Flies South

November Seattle restaurant news, including Eden Hill Provisions' transformation into a burger place, and fried chicken in Capitol Hill and Phinney Ridge.

11/04/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

To the Max

Queen Anne's New Burger Shop Should Look Awfully Familiar

The Queen Anne restaurant that exemplified our pandemic burger obsession makes its new identity permanent.

11/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer, Books, and Bagels

Zylberschtein’s Brings Bagels, All-Day Kosher Dining to Seward Park

Coming to the restaurant space inside Third Place Books: an all-day kosher menu from bagels to bar snacks.

11/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Chefs’ Day Off

Rachel Yang’s Speedy Weeknight Hot Pot

This weeknight hot pot recipe saves this Seattle chef when time is short and hunger runs high.

10/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Expansion Mode

BopBox's Deli Sibling, Made in House, Opens in Fremont

Georgetown's favorite fast-casual Korean spot spins off a takeout-friendly deli and cafe full of bibimbap, japchae, and bentos.

10/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Hidden Gems

What Happened to Post Alley Pizza?

Slicing into the quiet reinvention of a Waterfront lunch joint.

10/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Talent Scouts

How Fair Isle Brewing Became a Popup Proving Ground

From Melissa Miranda's Musangtino's to Rough Draft Burger Shop—it's all happening at Fair Isle.

10/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Shota Nakajima Brings Restaurant Wars Creation Kokoson to Seattle

For two nights only, the Latin-Asian kaiseki creation of four Top Chef contestants will be a real thing here in town.

10/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Brunch Alert

Communion Adds Brunch and Late-Night Happy Hour

Friday night at Kristi Brown's soul food outpost means cocktails; Sunday mornings are for corn bread french toast (but also more cocktails).

10/18/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coffee Collabs

Caffe Vita Now Powers KEXP’s Cafe in Seattle Center

The Seattle Center coffee space is now Vita at KEXP.

10/13/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bagel Alert

Rubinstein Bagels Unleashes Its Capitol Hill Location This Week

One of Seattle's best bagels lands in the former Wandering Goose space.

10/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion