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.


Duly Noted: Bambino’s Pizzeria Has a Killer Beer List

Use National Pizza Week as an excuse to investigate some pizza and beer pairings.

01/11/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Slideshow: Ba Bar Pastry Chef Karen Krol Makes Pate Chaud

The restaurant has a new(ish) pastry chef, and she wraps meat in delicate pastry.

01/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Tini Bigs Turns 15

Celebrate by drinking your way through the years with a bunch of the bar’s alums.

01/09/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Poco Wine Room’s Spirited Reopen

It’s still a wine bar…but now with beer and cocktails.

01/09/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Little Water Cantina Hosts Top Chef Alum For Popup Dinner

Owner Shannon Wilkinson and season one contestant Lee Anne Wong bring you China Latina.

01/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Five Fish Bistro Opens Softly on January 11

Capitol Hill has another location for its fish-and-chip fix.

01/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Restaurant Marché Delays Open

Greg Atkinson’s Bainbridge "cuisine du Marche" will also be the cuisine of March.

01/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Serafina’s Longtime Chef Now at Bin on the Lake

Dylan Giordan is reimagining the menu at the upscale Kirkland favorite.

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Just Sayin'

Rumored: The Former Lombardi’s (and Five Corner Market Bar and Kitchen) May Become a Starbucks

Will the prominent Ballard corner become Mermaid territory?

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hour

Bastille Joins the $1 Oyster Crew

Hama Hamas and oyster-friendly beer and wine: Yours for a pittance Monday through Wednesday.

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

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