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.

Beer Label Matters

White Horse Owner Joe Gilmartin’s Season of Beer Label Fame

Look for the Pike Place Market barkeep on the side of your Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale.

12/01/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Food On TV

Nathan Myhrvold Will Be a Judge on Top Chef

The Modernist Cuisine creator will help send someone packing on January 4.

11/30/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Drinking Events

Rob Roy’s Alcohol-Fueled Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with 24 days of holiday drinks…and a little bit of fire.

11/30/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Libation Liberation

Repeal Day 2011: Where to Celebrate

Monday is all about pinstripes, punch bowls, and the end of Prohibition.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend Alert

What’s With All the Grandma Restaurants?

Some of our hippest new establishments are ancestrally named.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Food on TV

Gordon Ramsay Show MasterChef’s Seattle Casting Call

Amateur cooks, this one’s for you.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Watering Holes, Winter Beer, Hot Toddies, and More

Where you should be drinking this week.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Day Drinking

Vito’s Revives the Two-Martini Lunch

Lunch is served on first fridays only…ideally with a drink in hand.

11/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Restaurant News

BuiltBurger is Closing

This week is your last chance to enjoy the Pioneer Square shop’s distinctive patties.

11/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

U:Don Bringing Fast Casual Noodles to the U District

Noodles are healthy, cheap, and made in-house.

11/22/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Matters of State

Released Today: A Washington Wine Being Poured in the White House

Get your hands on Treveri Cellars Syrah Brut and drink like a dignitary.

11/22/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

More Details on Bitterroot BBQ, Opening in Early December

Barbecue, bourbon, and beer coming to Ballard…and will be available until the wee hours.

11/21/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Booze News

Whiskey Whereabouts, a Rocking New Bar, and More

Bringing you up to speed on beer, wine, and spirit matters.

11/21/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

A New Chef at Bako

Broadway newcomer now has Monsoon East and Ba Bar vet Chris Michel in the kitchen.

11/18/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle on TV

Check, Please! Cometh: Seattle Gets Its Own Restaurant Review Show

The popular PBS show will debut on KCTS March 8.

11/18/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seasonal Booze

Vito’s Resurrects the Tom and Jerry

Sample this hot drink of decades past between Thanksgiving and the new year.

11/17/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Revel Introduces Wintertime Hot Pot

Warm weather grilled meats make way for hot, spicy broth.

11/17/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Bluebird’s Fremont Ice Cream Shop Opens Friday

Local microcreamery rolls out a third location for its sweet wares.

11/16/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

Lebanese Restaurant Cafe Munir Coming to Ballard

Szmania’s and Serafina vet focuses on his native cuisine.

11/16/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

DIY Spirits, Spring Hill’s Updated Happy Hour, and Beaujolais

Here’s where you should be drinking (and learning about drinking) in and around Seattle.

11/15/2011 By Allecia Vermillion