Deputy Editor

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.

Expansion Mode

Paseo Opens on Capitol Hill

Caribbean roast, meet the hungry crowds of Pike/Pine.

02/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Portland's Little Big Burger Lands at 12th and Pike

This will be the burger chainlet's biggest location yet.

02/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Revamps

Josh Henderson's Kiki Ramen Opens This Week

The former Bar Noroeste now serves six styles of ramen in the Regrade.

02/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Siren Song

Seattle's Evolution Fresh Stores Will Close This Spring

Farewell simmer bowls and avocado smoothies: These were the last two locations of Starbucks' juice bar concept.

02/22/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: March 2017

This month’s favorites: all things melted cheese, from Swiss-style raclette to a quesadilla full of smoky intrigue.

02/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Trend

At No Anchor, Beer Is Granted the Same Nuance As Craft Cocktails

Belltown's latest beer bar is a new kind of geeky.

02/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Changeups

The Former Bell and Whete Will Soon Become Belltown Brewing

...and a bar called the Brewhouse.

02/10/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Dumpling Obsessions

And Now, an Update on Din Tai Fung in Pacific Place

The beloved Taiwanese chain is thisclose to opening downtown.

02/08/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

The Careful Balance of Edouardo Jordan's JuneBaby

The Salare chef's second restaurant will explore the flavors of struggle. And it should be open by the end of the month.

02/07/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Pizza, Partnerships, and Bai Tong in the City

And the last night of Art of the Table as we know it.

02/03/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

2 New Chefs (and Some Changes) at London Plane

These guys have impressive backgrounds...and plans for dinner.

02/02/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

Brian Clevenger Will Take Over the Ernest Loves Agnes Space

Meet Contadino and Contadino Pizzeria.

01/31/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

Art of the Table's Last Night In the Original Space Is February 18

The new location should be ready in March.

01/31/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Freebies

Free Pizza at John Sundstrom's Southpaw on Friday, February 3

From 11am until dough runs out.

01/31/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Pizza Dispatch

Brendan McGill's Pizzeria Bruciato Opens Today

Bainbridge Island has a new destination for seasonal Neapolitan pies.

01/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Revamps

Naka Kaiseki Restaurant Will Reopen as Adana

With a three-course, $37 menu.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Italian Food

Seattle's New World of Pizza

The city's newest pies draw inspiration from Italy and beyond. Far beyond.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best of the City

Seattle’s Best Italian Food

It's about way more than pasta.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Best Italian Food

The Seattle Italian Dining Matrix

A handy let's-go-out-for-Italian reference guide, from modern interpretations to Grandma's cannelloni.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez