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.

Big News

Canlis Chef Brady Williams Says Farewell to the Restaurant in February

Now to ponder what comes next, for an immensely talented chef, but also the singular role he leaves behind.

01/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Hole Foods

Behold, the Best Doughnuts in Seattle

Sprinkled, glazed, and occasionally topped with bacon: These are the city’s most impressive practitioners of fried dough.

12/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Everything

At Last, Rubinstein Bagels Opens a Proper Shop

Hold onto your bagel chips...one of the town's most legit purveyors of bagelry now has a cafe at Sixth and Lenora.

12/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Weird Year in Review

The 7 Best Things I Ate in My Car This Year

Bring on the mozzarella sticks revival.

12/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

The Glory, and the Cronuts, of Temple Pastries

Some truly impressive, very buttery things are happening inside this new Central District bakeshop.

12/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Tis the Season

When Company Zoom Parties Become a Restaurant Survival Tool

Corporate holiday parties have gone virtual this year, but the boost they give restaurants is very real.

12/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Chef Whereabouts

Chef Jason Stratton Lands in the Kitchen at Standard Brewing

One of Seattle's most impressive chefs embraces "grandma food" at the Central District brewpub.

12/15/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

WHAT A YEAR

Hail, Brave New Seattle Restaurants of 2020

These restaurants met the moment with trippy bar breakfasts, socially distanced fine dining, and a limited-edition crab roll.

12/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Field Notes

Tyger Tyger Brings Big Sichuan Flavors to Seattle Center

The new Sichuan-inspired restaurant burns bright—and not just as a hockey hangout.

12/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Field (and Stream) Notes

Fremont's Local Tide Does Way More Than That Crab Roll

But, you guys...that crab roll.

12/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Home (Yet Again) for the Holidays

Where to Order Christmas Meals for Takeout in Seattle

Your dreams of eating prime rib whilst wearing sweatpants just might come true this year.

12/04/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Central District Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) in the Central District

A variety that reflects the neighborhood’s history.

12/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

There in a Jif

Musang Is Seattle Met's Restaurant of the Year

Melissa Miranda’s stunning Filipino food is only part of the equation.

11/30/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Opening Dispatch

Communion to Open in the Central District

Kristi Brown and Damon Bomar bring meaningful cocktails and cuisine to the Liberty Bank Building.

11/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

Seattle's Rocky Yeh Helped Craft America's Cocktail Landscape

He never technically tended bar. But before his death last year, the exuberant local left an indelible mark.

11/20/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Dozfy

In Your Feed

Seattle Restaurant Support Reminds Us, Facebook Has an Upside

How founder Jill Gallagher built Seattle's real talk resource for pandemic dining.

11/19/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Field Notes

Under the Influence of Milk Drunk's Fried Chicken Sandwich

The sandwich intended as a footnote now rules the sidewalk on Beacon Avenue.

11/12/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Best Pizza: From Thin Crust to Deep-Dish

Plus plenty in between.

11/04/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Ballots and Boxes

4 Canlis-Approved Boxed Wines to Get You Through November

Canlis wine director Nelson Daquip picks a few unpretentious favorites: "I was surprised by the quality of what's out there."

11/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Patty Permanence

Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island Will Become Burgerhaus

Smash burgers and "bougie burgers" laden with beer cheese set up permanent (probably) shop in the home of Brendan McGill's flagship restaurant.

11/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion