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 Dining Guide

The Best Sushi in Seattle

From Maneki in Japantown to Momiji in Capitol Hill, these spots serve up stunning sashimi, creative rolls, and impeccable nigiri—some via robot

03/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Review

Maíz Brings Nixtamal Tortillas to Pike Place Market

The family behind Sazón is grinding our way toward better tortillas, spotlighting masa made from heirloom corn in their sopes, tamales, and tacos.

03/04/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Bun-Based Collabs

And So Begins Lil Woody's Burger Month

J. Kenji López-Alt, Preeti Agarwal of Meesha, Archipelago chef Aaron Verzosa, and the Corson Building chef Emily Crawford Dann offer burger creations.

03/01/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best Pizza by Neighborhood

A neighborhood guide to the best thin crust, deep dish, and by the slice, from Delancey in Ballard to Bar del Corso in Beacon Hill.

02/28/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Chef's Day Off

Recipe: Brandon Pettit’s Vegetarian Noodle Bowl with Chili Crisp

The Delancey and Dino's chef likes to finish off the day with an easy home cooked meal that's full of vegetables and ready in 10 minutes.

02/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Habitat

The Statement Shower: A New Approach to Cement Tile

If you're contemplating a bathroom remodel, tile is likely top of mind. A Magnolia resident shares her secrets, like favoring cement over ceramic.

02/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Miranda Estes

Profile

The Scientific Methods of J. Kenji López-Alt

In and out of his Seattle home kitchen, The Food Lab author interrogates the chemistry of smash burgers and probes the elements of wok cooking.

02/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Dinner Is Fire

3 Destinations for Yakiniku, Japan's Answer to Korean Barbecue

Tabletop grills meet seafood, high-end steak, even the occasional s'more at Ishoni Yakiniku in Capitol Hill, Niku Niku at Northgate, and more.

02/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by David Jaewon Oh

Dinner Is Fire

Great Korean BBQ and Yakiniku Restaurants in (and Around) Seattle

What's the difference between Korean barbecue and yakiniku? Heong Soon Park of Meet Korean BBQ in Capitol Hill explains the craft of grilling.

02/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Jungyeon Roh Photography by David Jaewon Oh

Coming Soon

The Plenty of Clouds Owners Will Open Noodle/Bar

Plenty of Clouds in Capitol Hill will open a spinoff restaurant in South Lake Union, dishing up Chinese-inspired noodles made with local wheat.

02/17/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Dinner Is Fire

A Meaty Guide to Seattle's Best Korean BBQ

Where to find the best grilled meats, along with a host of skillful banchan (side dishes), in Capitol Hill, Lynnwood, Shoreline, and beyond.

02/16/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by David Jaewon Oh Illustrations by Jungyeon Roh

Sushi Legacies

Shiro Kashiba Plans a New Restaurant in Bellevue

Seattle's sushi legend is building a legacy—and a restaurant for his former apprentice, Jun Takai, on the Eastside.

02/10/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Spring Chicken

Shota Nakajima Will Open Banzai Teriyaki in Cle Elum

The Top Chef favorite heads east with char-grilled chicken and a giant rooftop patio.

02/08/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

SEATTLE DINING GUIDE

A Guide to Seattle's Black-Owned Restaurants

Show support for our city's talented Black chefs, from the Central District to West Seattle, with fried chicken, porchetta, ice cream, and pie.

02/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Manual of Chicago Style

The Best Deep-Dish Pizza in Town

Chicago style, Detroit style, even tributes to Sicily, Rome, and New Jersey. Available for delivery, on a patio, or even by the slice.

02/01/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Best New Restaurants: Takeout Edition

Smokeshow steak dinners, vegan Lao dishes, Filipino-style fried chicken, and some of Seattle's best seafood, now at the SAM.

01/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle on TV

The New Top Chef Season Includes a Contestant from Seattle

The Canlis and Noma alum is the lone Northwest chef this season, following in the footsteps of Top Chef Portland contestant Shota Nakajima.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

The New Chuck's Hop Shop Is Here...and It Has Bagels

Third Place Books now offers beer, bagels, and kosher fare alongside those books. Also featured: espresso, cold brew, and avocado toast.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

9 Seattle Restaurant and Bar Openings for the New Year

Bring on the xiao long bao and queso and Peruvian fare. Plus some specific details on takeout, because the world.

01/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

52 Weekends

A Year of Family Activities

The best indoor and outdoor family activities around–the Lego Awesome Exhibit, the Museum of Flight, and the best playgrounds, parks, and kids menus.

01/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Illustrations by Mike Holm