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.

Civic Duty

Cans of Manny's Pale Ale Arrive in Stores This Week

Should you need further proof we live in unprecedented times—Georgetown Brewing is canning its most popular beer.

05/26/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

KATSU LATER

Shota Nakajima Makes Adana's Closure Permanent

"I'm relieved, to be honest."

05/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Sisqó Systems

The Ultimate Survival Tactic for Seattle Restaurants: Burgers

The public's love of patties between buns is keeping plenty of restaurants afloat—even ones that don't usually serve burgers.

05/19/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Deliverance

How to Help Restaurants (Instead of Delivery Apps) When You Order In

A few extra clicks can mean the restaurant pays about a 10 percent commission—instead of 15 to 30 percent.

05/14/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Ate List

When Seattle Restaurants Reopen, They're Gonna Need Your Personal Info

New guidelines for restaurants reopening in other Washington counties give us a glimpse of what's to come.

05/12/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Bar Ferdinand Will Become a Wine Bar Called Light Sleeper

Even amid all this, three somms and a chef with a hell of a bar pedigree remake Matt Dillon's former restaurant in Chophouse Row.

05/11/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Roadie Rally

Can Washington's New To-Go Cocktail Law Save Seattle's Bars?

We can finally get pre-mixed delivery daiquiris and takeout martinis, but they come with more than a garnish.

05/07/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Farewell and Thank You

Updated: Mike Easton On His Decision to Close Il Corvo

Seattle won't soon forget this Pioneer Square pasta shop. But the reasons behind its farewell span grief, loss, and simple economics.

05/06/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Stay Home, Slay Hangovers

Seattle's Brunch Obsession Lives On—As Takeout

Yes, this includes lots of mimosa and bloody mary kits.

05/01/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Lutong Bahay

Melissa Miranda Reopens Musang for Takeout

Like so many other chefs, Miranda's looking at what comes next. In her case, it's a new, carefully constructed to-go menu that begins May 6.

04/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Winner Takes All

Canlis's Next Pivot—Virtual Bingo Hall

The restaurant will livestream a bingo game every Friday night.

04/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Reinvented Retail

Restaurants across the City Assume a New Identity: Neighborhood Market

Some of our favorite dining rooms now supply customers with everything from paper towels to pate.

04/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Indoor Recreation

Seattle Settles In for a Weekend Without Our Major Parks

"Significant gatherings and disregard for social distancing have continued." This is why we can't have nice things weather.

04/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Modern Matzo

Schmaltzy’s Is Deli, with Chutzpah

Jonny Silverberg delivers, and departs from, traditional Jewish fare at his new spot in Fremont.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Rupee Bar Gives Seattle a Rare Entry Point to Sri Lankan Flavors

Latin-toned Manolin spun off this spicy den of cocktails and bar snacks in Ballard. Even more unexpected—it's crazy good.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor’s Note

To All the Homes I’ve Loved Before

Trying to move in, one letter at a time.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shutdown Popups

Tom Douglas's Serious TakeOut Is Open in Ballard

The restaurateur transformed his company's commissary kitchen into a pizza, sandwich, and drinks dispensary.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Traditions, Adapted

Where to Get Easter and Passover Meals for Takeout

Special holiday menus...cloistered edition.

04/06/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Liquid Assets

Seattle Restaurants Need These Takeout Cocktail Kits As Much as Customers Do

The state made DIY cocktail kits legal for the duration of quarantine. Clearly they're filling a need.

04/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

SLICE SUPPORT

Pagliacci Offers Support in the Form of Free Treats

When restaurants shifted to takeout and delivery mode, the pizza chain was better equipped than most. So they're paying it forward.

04/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion