Deputy Editor

Allecia Vermillion oversees all things food and drink at Seattle Met, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. In Seattle, this can mean anything from 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.

Shell Game

Lilliwaup Offers Getaway Vibes and Oyster Hunting

Yep, oyster tourism is a thing. Book a cabin, RV, or tent and head to the waters for briny bivalves.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

OMG

Il Corvo's Mike Easton Will Open a Restaurant in West Seattle

Il Nido will serve the sort of "truly handmade pasta" that isn't feasible at mega-busy Il Corvo.

09/10/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Steakation (All I Ever Wanted)

Seattle Met's Three-Day Food Festival, Cowabunga, Is Back

Our second-annual tribute to Washington's beef and bounty happens next month. Early bird ticket pricing, however, happens right now.

08/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Renee Erickson's Bar at the Spheres Is Officially Open

It's called Deep Dive, and it's beautiful, and there's a Renee Erickson–style hot dog on the menu.

08/28/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Cover Story

Dinner at the End of the Land

Seattle’s roiling restaurant climate is driving ambitious chefs farther afield. Maybe that’s why some of the best meals in the state now happen way out of town at places like Ælder, Ursa Minor, and Finistère.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Vashon Island

Bramble House Makes Comfort Exciting

Lia Lira's seasonal fare is at once homey and surprising—and only a 20-minute ferry ride away.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Orcas Island

Diametric Dinners at Hogstone and Ælder

From alfresco pizza to lengthy tasting menus, Jay Blackinton finds balance in two unlikely companion restaurants.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Bainbridge Island

The Accessible Magic of Hitchcock and Bruciato

Whether it's sublime charcuterie or Neapolitan pizza, chef Brendan McGill puts comfort first.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Lopez Island

Locavore Goes Hardcore at Ursa Minor

Nick Coffey hews to strict limitations in the kitchen, but his dishes look like art—and taste just as inspired.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Port Townsend

Finistère Celebrates Each Season with Pasta

From mussels to oyster mushrooms, Canlis alum Deborah Taylor puts the Olympic Peninsula on full display.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Lummi Island

Willows Inn: The One That Started It All

Blaine Wetzel transformed a sleepy bed and breakfast into an international fine dining destination.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination Dinner

Washington’s Best Ferry Feasts

Make a reservation (for your table, but probably also the boat) and set sail for some incredible meals.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, James Ross Gardner, Rosin Saez, and Allison Williams

Review

Ethan Stowell Goes Big with Cortina and Super Bueno

Opened barely a week apart, these stylish new spots are two very different evolutions for one very prominent restaurateur.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Bake Sales

Christina Tosi's Milk Bar Pops Up at Canlis

Bring on the cereal milk soft serve and compost cookies.

07/31/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Petite Galerie Revives the Dining of Bygone Days

Chef Rob Sevcik’s Madison Valley restaurant is, well, kind of revolutionary.

07/17/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Farmer Chef

The Evolution of Matt Dillon

Some chefs adapt to Seattle’s boom times with additional restaurants. Our town’s biggest iconoclast became his own supply chain.

07/17/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now August 2018

This month’s favorites: tamales packed with bacon, a barbecue-friendly red wine, and the best deep dish pizza in town.

07/17/2018 By Rosin Saez, Allecia Vermillion, and Sean P. Sullivan

Marine Life

More Details on Sea Creatures' Big Acquisition

The most prosaic of reasons convinced Renee Erickson and Jeremy Price to take on a slew of Josh Henderson restaurants.

07/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Wow

Three of Josh Henderson's Restaurants Will Migrate to Renee Erickson's Group

And now for some seismic restaurant news...

07/12/2018 By Allecia Vermillion