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.

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Ummm, Salumi Is Making Cookies Now

A classic chocolate chip gets a salty assist of pancetta.

12/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Holiday Bummers

Some Growing Pains for Sun Liquor's Eggnog

The company won't sell a portion of this year's batch due to some thickness issues.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Side Dish

By Tae Brings Hand Rolls to Capitol Hill

At this tiny counter, chef Sun Hong serves hand rolls to the lucky occupants of his seven stools.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Sawyer Is an Elegant Funhouse

Step right up to the Ballard restaurant that turns childhood memories into destination dining.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now January 2019

This month's favorites: pastries galore, hidden taco treasures, and hash browns inside a breakfast sandwich.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Sean P. Sullivan

Taste Trend

Evergreens Salad Spins an Empire

The local chain isn’t quite as ubiquitous as Starbucks. Yet.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

High Maintenance

Is the Marijuana Industry Poaching Seattle’s Cooks?

Restaurant owners say kitchen workers have decamped to grow houses.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Little Fish Takeover and a Butchery-Booze Destination

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

12/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Buttermilk-Brined Rebirths

Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches Rises Again at Queer/Bar

With an expanded menu, no less.

12/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A New Dick's Location and Retro Burgers Arrive Downtown

Five dining developments that hit our radar this week.

12/07/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

The Feast Portland Team Provides a Culinary Assist for Taste Washington 2019

Our region's mega wine festival has a legit new chef lineup.

12/05/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Tea Time

5 Fancy Sit-Downs to Raise a Pinky for Afternoon Tea

Cue the petit fours and snowflake doilies, it’s time for high tea, ma chère.

12/04/2018 By Christina Ausley Edited by Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Salumi's New Digs Are Officially Open

It's bigger. It's brighter. But the porchetta remains the same.

12/03/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Whole Day of Edouardo Jordan, a Whole Airport of Beecher's

Five dining development that hit our radar this week.

11/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming (Very) Soon

Edouardo Jordan's Lucinda Grain Bar Opens December 8

With uncommon grains and cocktails thereof.

11/28/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Canlis Plans Another Mystery-Shrouded New Year's Eve Party

Once again, the restaurant trades the standard sit-down dinner format for a night of surprises.

11/26/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Fun With Listicles

The Year in Seattle Restaurant Anniversaries

Wow, 2008 was a big year for Seattle's dining scene.

11/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Side Dish

Sun Liquor’s Eggnog Lives On

The bar on Summit Ave has a new owner and a new name, but the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day nog pours remain.

11/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Homer Is a Light on Beacon Hill

Chef Logan Cox built an incredible restaurant out of pita and spreads and crunchies and sprinkles.

11/20/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Bar Hitchcock and Cheese Tea

Five dining developments that hit our radar this week.

11/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion