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: A New Dick's Location and Retro Burgers Arrive Downtown

Five dining developments that hit our radar this week.

12/07/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

The Feast Portland Team Provides a Culinary Assist for Taste Washington 2019

Our region's mega wine festival has a legit new chef lineup.

12/05/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Tea Time

5 Fancy Sit-Downs to Raise a Pinky for Afternoon Tea

Cue the petit fours and snowflake doilies, it’s time for high tea, ma chère.

12/04/2018 By Christina Ausley Edited by Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Salumi's New Digs Are Officially Open

It's bigger. It's brighter. But the porchetta remains the same.

12/03/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Whole Day of Edouardo Jordan, a Whole Airport of Beecher's

Five dining development that hit our radar this week.

11/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming (Very) Soon

Edouardo Jordan's Lucinda Grain Bar Opens December 8

With uncommon grains and cocktails thereof.

11/28/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Canlis Plans Another Mystery-Shrouded New Year's Eve Party

Once again, the restaurant trades the standard sit-down dinner format for a night of surprises.

11/26/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Fun With Listicles

The Year in Seattle Restaurant Anniversaries

Wow, 2008 was a big year for Seattle's dining scene.

11/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Side Dish

Sun Liquor’s Eggnog Lives On

The bar on Summit Ave has a new owner and a new name, but the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day nog pours remain.

11/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Homer Is a Light on Beacon Hill

Chef Logan Cox built an incredible restaurant out of pita and spreads and crunchies and sprinkles.

11/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

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