Senior Editor (Food and Drink)

Allecia Vermillion spends her days tending to Seattle Met’s bar and restaurant blog, Nosh Pit, as well as various food- and drink-related cover packages, dining section pieces, and narrative long-form features within the magazine. In Seattle, this can mean anything from breaking restaurant news to 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: Kyoto-Style Ramen and Po'boys via Indianapolis

Plus Thai brunch and new sweets at Sea-Tac.

01/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Oooh—Here's the Lineup for Li'l Woody's Burger Month

Four talented chefs. Four guest star burger creations.

01/19/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Young Bros. Smoked Fish Co. Arrives In Hillman City This Summer

With baked goods from Heather Earnhardt of the Wandering Goose.

01/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Dispatch

Big Al Brewing Closes in White Center

One of the upperclassmen of Seattle's beer scene says farewell this weekend.

01/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: So Much U Village

Plus, barbecue, beer, and maybe another cat cafe.

01/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

What's Next for the Former Martino's Space: Opus Co.

Mark Schroder, formerly chef de cuisine at Trove, writes a meaty new chapter for the old Martino's space.

01/10/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Ba Bar Is Coming to U Village

Eric Banh's house of noodle soups and cocktails will take over the former Liam's space.

01/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Transition Times

Oy—2 More Restaurant Closures

Changes downtown, changes at U Village.

01/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Rachel's Ginger Beer Expands to U Village

With Monica Dimas's Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches.

01/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Street Food

Fire and Scrape Brings Raclette to the Fremont Sunday Market

"Food theater in the purest sense." Also: hot, melted cheese.

01/04/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

Josh Henderson's Noroeste Will Become Kiki Ramen

"We're not trying to be all cheffy about it."

01/03/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Noodlecraft

Mike Easton Closes Il Corvo Pasta Studio

The year 2016 was a cruel mistress right up until the end.

01/03/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Taco Dispatch

Rancho Bravo Opens Next Week in the University District

A nightlife staple expands to the Ave. And there's talk of breakfast.

12/30/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Bruce Naftaly's Marmite Is Softly Open in Chophouse Row

There's no better time of year to welcome a restaurant focused on warming soups and restorative broth.

12/27/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Beer and Hot Pots

Bell and Whete will be reborn as a brewpub; the former Culture Club address will be reborn as a house of Thai-style hot pots. And big changes in store for Sazerac.

12/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Deals on Flavor

Seattle's Best Wintertime Cheap Eats

18 terrific places to give the budget a break this post-holiday season.

12/20/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Trend

In Defense of Bone Broth

Strip away the goofy monikers and it’s pretty easy to embrace broth by the cup.

12/20/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Around Town

What We’re Eating Now: January 2017

Senegal’s fish stew, a proper Maine lobster roll, and an unexpectedly bright coffee beer.

12/20/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Southern Sandwiches; Day-to-Night Mediterranean

Plus, farewell to an Eastlake favorite.

12/16/2016 By Allecia Vermillion