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.

Changeups

Brian Clevenger Will Take Over the Ernest Loves Agnes Space

Meet Contadino and Contadino Pizzeria.

01/31/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

Art of the Table's Last Night In the Original Space Is February 18

The new location should be ready in March.

01/31/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Freebies

Free Pizza at John Sundstrom's Southpaw on Friday, February 3

From 11am until dough runs out.

01/31/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Pizza Dispatch

Brendan McGill's Pizzeria Bruciato Opens Today

Bainbridge Island has a new destination for seasonal Neapolitan pies.

01/27/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Revamps

Naka Kaiseki Restaurant Will Reopen as Adana

With a three-course, $37 menu.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Italian Food

Seattle's New World of Pizza

The city's newest pies draw inspiration from Italy and beyond. Far beyond.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best of the City

Seattle’s Best Italian Food

It's about way more than pasta.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Best Italian Food

The Seattle Italian Dining Matrix

A handy let's-go-out-for-Italian reference guide, from modern interpretations to Grandma's cannelloni.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

2,000 Pounds of Cure

Salumi Preserves Pork, Yes—But Also Italian Tradition

"Quality control and preserving tradition are two different ways of saying the same thing."

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Italian Food

Mike Easton's Guide to Pasta

The chef behind Pioneer Square pasta temple Il Corvo breaks pasta into four categories—handmade, extruded, laminated, and stuffed.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best Italian Food

Meet Seattle’s Italian Forebears

Italian immigrants (and their offspring) gave our town everything from power dining to world jerky dominance

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Amanda Mocci

Best Italian Food

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

A night at Bizarro Italian Cafe and the unending allure of the neighborhood restaurant.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

The Best New Italian Restaurants in Seattle Right Now

Simple. Seasonal. Grown close by. Italian cooking ethos has an awful lot to do with how we do things in the Northwest—and these restaurants prove it.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Brisket Dispatch

Wood Shop BBQ Opens in the Central District

The popular barbecue truck now has a place of its own. And plans for breakfast tacos.

01/24/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: February 2017

This month’s favorites: bulgogi-stuffed banh mi, mind-blowing biscuits, and a cappuccino made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

01/24/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Kyoto-Style Ramen and Po'boys via Indianapolis

Plus Thai brunch and new sweets at Sea-Tac.

01/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Oooh—Here's the Lineup for Li'l Woody's Burger Month

Four talented chefs. Four guest star burger creations.

01/19/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Young Bros. Smoked Fish Co. Arrives In Hillman City This Summer

With baked goods from Heather Earnhardt of the Wandering Goose.

01/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Dispatch

Big Al Brewing Closes in White Center

One of the upperclassmen of Seattle's beer scene says farewell this weekend.

01/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion