Editor in Chief

Allecia Vermillion is only the third editor in chief in Seattle Met’s history. She previously spent eight years overseeing all things food and drink for the magazine, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. These days, Allecia continues to write restaurant reviews alongside her EIC duties.
 
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. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two young kids.

SLICE SUPPORT

Pagliacci Offers Support in the Form of Free Treats

When restaurants shifted to takeout and delivery mode, the pizza chain was better equipped than most. So they're paying it forward.

04/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Low, Slow, and Socially Distanced

Jack's BBQ Debuts a Takeout Popup in Bellevue

The town's biggest name in smoked meat establishes a presence on the Eastside.

04/01/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Care Bears

This Seattle Bear Hunt Map Keeps Kids' Tantrums at Bay

A national movement, distilled into one handy Google map.

03/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Card Drive

The Pay Forward Project Is a Gift to Local Restaurants

A new website allows diners to divert their week's would-be entertainment budget into gift cards.

03/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Survival Mode

After Mastering Takeout, More Seattle Restaurants Voluntarily Close

Even after Inslee lets restaurants continue cooking, some question whether they should.

03/27/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

INHOSPITABLE HOSPITALITY

What Tom Douglas's Restaurant Closures Mean for the City

Douglas will close all but one of his 13 restaurants for the next eight to 12 weeks, a coronavirus survival plan.

03/12/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Coronavirus Cancels Taste Washington, But Also, Chicken

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

03/06/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Menu Mourning

Say Goodbye to Costco’s Food Court Burger

Organic beef patty, we hardly knew ye.

03/03/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now: March 2020

Maki from a sushi master, New York and Chicago–style pizza, and pretty much anything at Eight Row.

03/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Phnom Penh Noodle House Returns, Bearyaki Begins

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

100% THAT BIBIMBAP

Seattle’s Best New Korean Food

Break out the banchan and celebrate our region’s various takes on a vivid food culture.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

MODERN MEAT

Seattle's Korean Cuisine Gets an Update

Chef Heong Soon Park is all about current dining trends…the ones happening in Korea.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

EDITOR'S NOTE

Honey, We Shrunk the Magazine

Notice anything new about the latest Seattle Met issue?

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

REVIEW

Carrello Is How Nathan Lockwood Rolls

The Altura chef’s latest restaurant dispenses Italian drinking snacks on a fleet of carts. He definitely doesn’t stop there.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

SOUP MILESTONES

The Pho Bac Boat Sails On

A Little Saigon landmark returns, with spicy noodle soup.

02/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Rice on the Hill

Taku, Shota Nakajima's New Kushikatsu Bar, Arrives At Last

The Pike/Pine hangout serves up its first round of highballs and fried avocado on March 11.

02/24/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Detroit Style Pizza and a Prescription for Cocktails

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met's food team.

02/21/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: The Food Hall of Your Chinese Lunch Dreams

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/14/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Bar Ferdinand's Future

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/07/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Nashville Fried Chicken Double-Down

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

01/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion