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.

Capuccino Alfresco

Flora Bakehouse Gives Seattle A Rooftop Patio Hangout on Beacon Hill

This charming outdoor space starts the day with pastries, then rolls into wine.

07/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Pro(tein) Moves

Opus Co.'s Closure Makes Way for the Chicken Supply's Filipino Fried Chicken

Opus Co. veteran Paolo Campbell will take over the Phinney Ridge restaurant with his own menu of fried bird.

07/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Vanilla? Not so much.

Seattle’s Best Ice Cream

A complete list, from chocolate to chocolate fudge…to Mexican chocolate, to dairy-free chocolate date.

07/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Eastern Expansions

Maximillian Petty Takes Over Walla Walla's Historic Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant

The Eden Hill chef will open The Kinglet at Whitehouse-Crawford later this year.

07/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Wine Adjacent

Where to Eat in Woodinville

A bevy of brunches; even more seasonal menus.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Overthinking Top Chef

Shota Nakajima and the Top Chef Finale

The Taku chef cooked the meal of his life, honored his mom, and got us all emotional.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Life’s a Beach

A Guide to a Very Seattle Beach Day

The best backdrops, reads, and drinks for all your lounging needs.

07/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Stefan Milne, and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Carlton Canary

Dough Nouveau

Ben's Bread Will Bring Its Loaves and Cookies to Phinney Ridge

Maybe even the occasional pizza.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman, Annette Maxon, and Allecia Vermillion

Hard Sell

Taste Testing Washington’s Hard Seltzer Boom

Alcoholic seltzers have proliferated around these parts; Seattle Met's editors have a definite favorite.

06/25/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

Opening Dispatch

4 Great New Bars and Restaurants Open(ed) This Week

Pizza! Banh mi! Enchantment (and cocktails) under the sea!

06/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

Seattle Restaurants (and Bars) with Covered, Heated, and Tented Patios

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to weatherproof outdoor dining, from Ballard to Bellevue.

06/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

IN THE NEWS

Edouardo Jordan, Bad Behavior, and Seattle's Restaurant Scene

Some feelings, and a pledge, in light of this weekend's news.

06/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Origin Stories

Edouardo Jordan Will Close Salare Permanently

The chef's original restaurant served as a proving ground before he wowed the nation with Southern food.

06/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Collective Enterprise

Pacific Galleries Antique Mall Will Close This Summer

Seattle says farewell to its oldest antique mall after nearly 50 years.

06/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Gorge Us

Where to Eat in the Columbia Gorge

Eat your way down the river, from French cuisine to soft serve sundaes.

06/08/2021 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Kelly Turso

Seattle Standouts

Our Favorite Everything in Seattle

From an unbeatable bar bathroom to the best setting for a tantrum, our editors dove deep into what they love about our city.

06/04/2021 Edited by Allison Williams By Nate Bullis, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Sarah Nipper, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Erin Wong Illustrations by Stevie Shao Photography by Kyle Johnson

Soup Excitement

Pho Bac Plans a New Location, and a Cocktail Bar, Downtown

Phocific Standard Time will serve playful cocktails upstairs.

06/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

BIRD'S-THIGH VIEW

The World According to Fried Chicken

A guide to our most universal comfort food.

06/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger

Coveted Real Estate

Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach Neighborhood Guide

Diverse restaurants. Top basketball prospects. A labyrinthine garden. This stretch of the city covers an outsize amount of cultural terrain.

05/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Rosin Saez, and Allecia Vermillion