Deputy Editor

Allecia Vermillion spends her days tending to Seattle Met’s bar and restaurant blog, Nosh Pit, as well as various food- and drink-related cover packages, dining section pieces, and narrative long-form features within the magazine. In Seattle, this can mean anything from breaking restaurant news to imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

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.

Market Makeovers

Explainer: Pike Place Market's New MarketFront Wing

Seattle's iconic emporium gains a many-angled annex.

05/15/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Closings

Farewell to Young American Ale House and Clever Bottle

Sadness in Belltown, sadness in Ballard.

05/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Meaty Sorrow

Oh, No—Dot's Butcher and Deli Is Closing

The Pike Place Market sandwich destination won't renew its lease.

05/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Taco Happenings

Monica Dimas Will Open Lil' Neon Taco on First Hill

The popular Broadway taco counter begets a full-on restaurant.

05/05/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Day's End

Downtown's Glittering Circadia "Closed for Business"

"Please stay tuned as we embark on our next adventure."

05/01/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now: May 2017

This month's favorites: nori dumplings, superlative french dips, and a croissant worth a trip to Bainbridge.

05/01/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Opening Dispatch

Edouardo Jordan's JuneBaby Arrives in Ravenna

The wait is over.

04/24/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend

Don't Mess with Seattle's Breakfast Tacos

Central Texas’s signature breakfast finally has a presence in our town. But never forget its Lone Star roots.

04/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Dining Way Out

Washington's Ferry Fleet Got an Impressive Food and Drink Overhaul

Local coffee, cheese, chowder, and beer are among the new galley offerings.

04/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Hit List

The Seattle Met Breakfast Taco List

More and more breakfast tacos have crept into our menu landscape, from taco shops to barbecue joints. Here, a guide to the town’s various stylings of scrambled egg and tortillas.

04/16/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Fun With Listicles (and Video)

Seattle's French Fry Champions

Here are 10 of the city’s best fry-based creations.

04/11/2017 Photography by Lou Daprile By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Rachel's Ginger Beer and Ma‘ono Join Forces at University Village

Chef Mark Fuller is giving Ma'ono's superlative fried chicken a Nashville-style twist.

04/10/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Eli Dahlin's Back in Town

The former Walrus and the Carpenter chef de cuisine is back from Portland and under Matt Dillon's employ.

04/04/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Tiki Glam Cocktail Bar Navy Strength Arrives in Belltown

Anu and Chris Elford's new bar is tiki without the kitsch.

03/30/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Jubilation

Oh, Glorious Day: Salt and Straw Will Open a Store in Seattle

Portland's ice cream darling is headed to Capitol Hill.

03/30/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Fun With Listicles

Here Are 10 New Brunch Destinations

And, look—they're not all on Capitol Hill.

03/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

James Weimann, Deming Maclise, and Co. Will Open Beer Star in White Center

With 40 taps and two on-site restaurants—including a Li'l Woody's.

03/24/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Heads to U Village

Specifically a primo spot in the heart of the shopping center.

03/22/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: April 2017

This month’s favorites: superlative barbecue, pineapple soft serve, and Japanese curry by way of LA.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Taco Dispatch

Jack's BBQ Launches Brunch Next Month

Why, yes—the brunch menu *does* include breakfast tacos.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion