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.

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

Review

When Tomo Broke the Internet

The new tasting menu restaurant from the former Canlis chef defies description and draws a crowd.

05/16/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

South by Northwest

Renee Erickson's Opening a New Bar

Portland chef Cameron Addy inspires a South-meets-Northwest dive bar at the former location of Kiki Ramen.

05/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Above All

A Summer-Ready Guide to Rooftop Patios

From the Mountaineering Club in the U District to South Lake Union's Mbar, our growing number of rooftop patios let you spend the summer on high.

05/11/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Everything

For Whom the Bagel Tolls

Some say these are the best bagels in Seattle. But owner Roan Hartzog leaves behind a changed landscape of local carbs, even as he moves on to Oregon.

05/10/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Susu Dessert Bar Spins Off a Bothell Bakery

The croissants and kouign-amann will head north, so this gem in Chinatown–International District can become a late-night dessert bar.

05/10/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Prestige TV

Jean Smart's Long, Fascinating Road from Ballard to Hacks

The Seattle-born actress tours the country, in the second season of the HBO series, as Deborah Vance. But her film and drama resume’s already been there.

05/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Bloom Plants a Meatless, No-Dairy, Gluten-Free Flag in Denny Triangle

A new restaurant in the Denny Triangle, Bloom, honors dietary restrictions with build-your-own takeout lunch.

05/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

New Owners at Mike Easton's Il Nido

Cameron Williams and Katie Gallego take over the restaurant inside the historic Alki Homestead, as Easton heads to Waitsburg to focus on Bar Bacetto.

05/03/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

XLB Dining Guide

The Best Soup Dumplings in Seattle

Local Chinese food restaurants, from Din Tai Fung to Ping's Dumpling House, serve takeout xiao long bao, and even make frozen soup dumplings for the home.

04/27/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

Brendan McGill's New Restaurant Takes a Big, Oceanic Swing

The former Hitchcock will embrace cured seafood, crudo, wood-fired halibut, and seasonal vegetables.

04/20/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Detroit-Style Pizza Phenom Moto Plans a Second Location

The former Boat Street Cafe address in Belltown will now produce deep-dish pies as a spinoff of West Seattle's Moto Pizza.

04/19/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

Let This Be the Last Time

When the So You Want to Talk About Race author designed her new home, she made sure to fill it with memories and meaning right from the start.

04/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Ellie Lillstrom

Field Notes

One of the Town's Best Steak Houses Isn't a Steak House at All

The Ballard shop's weeknight wine bar is really a supreme beef-eating experience, which showcases cuts from Japanese Wagyu to a London broil.

04/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Greatest Steak Houses: A Primer

Where to find a great steak dinner (from Wagyu to sustainable local grass-fed beef) near you, perfect for a special occasion meal. Or any occasion at all.

04/06/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Biscuits in Seattle

These bakeries, from Morsel in the University District to Rachel's Bagels and Burritos in Ballard, focus on buttermilk biscuits and sandwiches thereof.

03/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Lark 3.0

After Two Long Years, Lark Returns

A new set menu is ready for special occasions, parties, and semiprivate mezzanine dining at one of the Pacific Northwest's best restaurants

03/08/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Unmarked Doors

Tsukushinbo Will Close to Make Way for Two New Japantown Successors

The Caccam family will continue a 28-year legacy with a new sushi counter, a bar, and lots of onigiri, along with the restaurant's beloved curry.

03/08/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Sushi in Seattle

From Maneki in Japantown to Momiji in Capitol Hill, these spots serve up stunning sashimi, creative rolls, and impeccable nigiri—some via robot

03/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Review

Maíz Brings Nixtamal Tortillas to Pike Place Market

The family behind Sazón is grinding our way toward better tortillas, spotlighting masa made from heirloom corn in their sopes, tamales, and tacos.

03/04/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts