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.

Screen Time Savant

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? Ask Seattle's Dimitri Christakis.

The latest guidelines for kids and media use began with pushback from one local researcher.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

What to Do with a Kid: The Ultimate Guide for Seattlelites of All Ages

Got offspring? Know someone who does? We can help.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

New Luck Toy Insists It's a Bar, but the Food's the Charm

Ma‘ono chef Mark Fuller is the guy behind the menu of updated honey pecan prawns, barbecued pork, and the best General Tso’s chicken to ever come in contact with disposable chopsticks.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Bodegas Without Borders

Uwajimaya’s Kai Market, 365 by Whole Foods, and the State of Seattle Grocery Stores

These new market spin-offs are a window into how the city actually eats.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

A New Direction for Josh Henderson's Vestal

The South Lake Union restaurant will become a more casual cafe.

03/16/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shop Local

The Best Made-in-Seattle Kids Gear

For your next gifting occasion.

03/16/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Brandon Hill

CSA of the Sea

Hooray—Seattle Has Another Community-Supported Fishery

Preston Onkst, the guy who supplies pristine Neah Bay fish to some of Seattle's best restaurants, will sell you a weekly share of seasonal seafood. Pick up in Georgetown or on Bainbridge Island.

03/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Dumpling Dispatch

Din Tai Fung Opens Thursday at Pacific Place

Thursday as in tomorrow.

03/08/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Democracy in Action

And the Next Dick's Drive-In Location Is...

The burger chain is conducting an online poll to decide where to plant its seventh outpost.

03/07/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Paseo Opens on Capitol Hill

Caribbean roast, meet the hungry crowds of Pike/Pine.

02/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Portland's Little Big Burger Lands at 12th and Pike

This will be the burger chainlet's biggest location yet.

02/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Revamps

Josh Henderson's Kiki Ramen Opens This Week

The former Bar Noroeste now serves six styles of ramen in the Regrade.

02/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Siren Song

Seattle's Evolution Fresh Stores Will Close This Spring

Farewell simmer bowls and avocado smoothies: These were the last two locations of Starbucks' juice bar concept.

02/22/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: March 2017

This month’s favorites: all things melted cheese, from Swiss-style raclette to a quesadilla full of smoky intrigue.

02/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Trend

At No Anchor, Beer Is Granted the Same Nuance As Craft Cocktails

Belltown's latest beer bar is a new kind of geeky.

02/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Changeups

The Former Bell and Whete Will Soon Become Belltown Brewing

...and a bar called the Brewhouse.

02/10/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Dumpling Obsessions

And Now, an Update on Din Tai Fung in Pacific Place

The beloved Taiwanese chain is thisclose to opening downtown.

02/08/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

The Careful Balance of Edouardo Jordan's JuneBaby

The Salare chef's second restaurant will explore the flavors of struggle. And it should be open by the end of the month.

02/07/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Pizza, Partnerships, and Bai Tong in the City

And the last night of Art of the Table as we know it.

02/03/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

2 New Chefs (and Some Changes) at London Plane

These guys have impressive backgrounds...and plans for dinner.

02/02/2017 By Allecia Vermillion