Senior Editor (Food and Drink)

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.

Best Restaurants 2016

Seattle's 100 Very Best Restaurants

Truth is, Seattle has easily twice this number of genuinely extraordinary restaurants. But here, including this year’s new standouts, are the most vivid, gracious, straight-up incredible destinations in town.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Ramen on Capitol Hill and Pick-Quick in SoDo

Plus, a new cocktail lounge in the former Coterie Room space.

10/14/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

These are the most vivid, gracious, straight-up incredible destinations in town.

10/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Purple Cheesecake and Temples of Beer

Plus, big news in airport dining. And ice cream.

10/07/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Nog Collabs

You Guys: Snoqualmie Made Sun Liquor's Eggnog into Ice Cream

It's exactly like the famed nog (minus the booze), but way easier to find.

10/05/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Popup Promos

Yes, Seattle Will Get 3 Luke's Diner Popups to Honor the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival

The nationwide Netflix promotion means free coffee tomorrow morning.

10/04/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Air Fare

Vegetarian Destination Cafe Flora Will Open a Location at the Airport

The new Sea-Tac outpost, Floret, is both a clever name and a testament to how seriously Seattle takes its vegetarian and vegan food.

10/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

Coming to Bar Ciudad: Rotisserie Chicken

Ciudad's around-the-corner walkup bar adds spit-roasted birds to its lineup of drinks.

09/30/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Mamnoon's New Chef, and Chicago-Style Pizza

Plus, White Swan's new happy hour combines $1 oysters with watery views.

09/30/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Concerted Farewells

A Final Performance for Canlis Piano Legend Walt Wagner

Sub Pop will record Wagner's last night making music at Canlis. Chase Jarvis is producing the live stream. No big deal.

09/29/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

The White Swan Public House Opens on Lake Union

Radiator Whiskey's seafood-focused sibling has arrived.

09/28/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: October 2016

This month’s favorites: Sandwiches! From Nordic smoked lamb to flatbread that draws a crowd.

09/27/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Paseo and Li'l Woody's Have New Locations In the Works

The former Pike Street Fish Fry pivots to Caribbean roast sandwiches; Amazonia braces for Fig and the Pig burgers and Good Mornin' Woodys.

09/26/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Fried Chicken and Little Big Burger

Oh, and how about some broccoli casserole made with Cheetohs amidst historic murals on Capitol Hill?

09/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Salt and Straw Announces Another Seattle Popup

It's happening tomorrow, it involves Tom Douglas, and it's sure to be packed.

09/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Wow, Naka Has a Seriously Cool New Bar Program

New resident cocktail czar Dustin Haarstad ushers in an era of hand-carved diamond ice cubes.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Stateside's New Sibling Cocktail Bar Is a Dark Den of Marvelous

Foreign National brings clever cocktails and subtropical bar snacks to Pike/Pine.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Willows Inn Joins Another Worldwide Mystery Chef Swap

Once again Lummi Island will play host to a top-secret (yet pretty big deal) chef from elsewhere in the world. Tickets go on sale today.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Unabashed Gluttony

Slide Show: Feast 2016, A Photo Recap

A look at the chefs, the festivities, and the many many bites of food at Portland's massive festival.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Sara Marie D'Eugenio

Sadness

Blind Pig Bistro Bids Eastlake Farewell in November

Fortunately Babirusa isn't going anywhere.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion