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 Restaurant Openings

First Look: Capitol Hill’s Manhattan Drugs

This steak and cocktail destination opens for dinner tonight.

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Radio

Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau Return to the Airwaves

Catch the chef/restaurateur duo Saturdays on KIRO

01/04/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Soft Drink Randomness

Pagliacci Gets A Ridiculously Fancy Coke Machine

The Coke Freestyle machine that caused a media uproar last spring arrives on Broadway.

01/04/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Another Place to Drink

Mioposto Adds a Pocket Bar

Mt. Baker gets some much-needed cocktails. Also: happy hour.

01/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Luc’s Steven Ariel Moves to W’s Trace

The former Earth and Ocean returns—remodeled and rebranded—in early March

01/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Year in Review

2011: The Year in Drinking

12/30/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Chino’s Tiki (Mug) Tuesdays

Bring in your tacky tiki mug. Get a free drink.

12/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Nettletown’s Christina Choi Dead at 34

The much-loved chef and forager suffered a brain aneurysm earlier this month.

12/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Wayne Johnson Is Moving to Ray’s Boathouse

Andaluca loses its longtime executive chef.

12/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Tracking 2012

Five Openings I’m Awaiting in 2012

We’ve celebrated the newcomers and mourned the shuttered. Now let’s look ahead.

12/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Tavern Law’s Ian Cargill Moves On

Find him at his own private bar inside circus-themed Shorty’s.

12/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings, Closings, Re-Openings

The Weekend in Beer Bar News

The Publican’s opening is semi-imminent, Uber Tavern will close..temporarily.

12/27/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Alcohol-Fueled Productivity

The Best Bars For Getting Work Done

Eight spots where both drinks and wifi flow freely.

12/23/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


A New Artisan Coffee for Canlis

Canlis swaps Starbucks’ Casi Cielo roast for Chicago-based roaster Intelligentsia.

12/23/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Eat This Now: Olympia Oysters

Olympia oysters, the only variety indigenous to the West Coast, are at their best in the winter months.

12/23/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Noodle Shop U:Don Opens in the University District

Cheap, filling udon bowls debut on The Ave.

12/22/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Still Life

Released: Oola’s Hot Pepper Vodka

An early cold snap means an extra-limited supply.

12/15/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Revel Turns One, Celebrates With Competitive Eating

It’s surprisingly tough to avoid inadvertent puns when talking about revelry at Revel.

12/14/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Belgianfest Tickets, Amaro, and Holiday Cocktail Tutelage

Mark your calendar and prepare to meet your maker.

12/14/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Ballard’s Fu Kun Wu and Thaiku Will Close December 23

Farewell to the offbeat cocktail bar beloved by Esquire magazine.

12/13/2011 By Allecia Vermillion