Allecia Vermillion has spent a decade at Seattle Met, arriving as food and drink editor, and expanding her role over the years. She served as the magazine’s editor in chief until moving into a newly created executive editor role in 2021.

She spearheads Seattle Met’s food and drink coverage and oversees home design content. Allecia’s writing has earned her multiple journalism awards and two James Beard Award nominations over the years. A native of Portland, Oregon, Allecia began her writing life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs before making a grateful return to the Pacific Northwest. 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 children.

Expansion Mode

Ethan Stowell Opens the Victor Tavern By the Amazon Spheres

The Denny Regrade area gets a new option for lunch and happy hour.

08/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bucket Brigade

Here’s What (and How) to Order at Taku

The Top Chef alum dishes up karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, in his Capitol Hill bar.

08/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coastal Croissants

Canlis Alums Bring Two New Projects to Seabrook

Rising Tide Tavern and Vista Bakeshop (and Cookie's Country Chicken) create a critical mass of new restaurants on Washington's coast.

08/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

At Tomo, Brady Williams Keeps It Local

Former Canlis chef Brady Ishiwata Williams opens his new restaurant, Tomo, in White Center on September 9.

08/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Swirl Crush

The Best Soft Serve in Seattle

A childhood classic, all grown-up and sprinkled around the city.

07/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Inspired Combos

Seattle's New Cakes and Trees Is Equal Parts Bakery and Plant Shop

Cake by the slice, and foliage big and small fill this memorable new shop on First Hill, a spin-off of Good Day Donuts.

07/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Cappuccino Alfresco

Flora Bakehouse Gives Seattle A Rooftop Patio Hangout on Beacon Hill

One of Seattle's best rooftop patios just debuted atop lovely Beacon Hill bakery Flora Bakehouse.

07/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Pro(tein) Moves

Opus Co.'s Closure Makes Way for the Chicken Supply's Filipino Fried Chicken

Opus Co. veteran Paolo Campbell will take over the Phinney Ridge restaurant with his own menu of fried bird.

07/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Vanilla? Not so much.

Seattle’s Best Ice Cream

A complete list, from chocolate to chocolate fudge…to Mexican chocolate, to dairy-free chocolate date.

07/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Eastern Expansions

Maximillian Petty Takes Over Walla Walla's Historic Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant

The Eden Hill chef will open The Kinglet at Whitehouse-Crawford later this year.

07/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Wine Adjacent

Where to Eat in Woodinville

A bevy of brunches; even more seasonal menus.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Overthinking Top Chef

Shota Nakajima and the Top Chef Finale

The Taku chef cooked the meal of his life, honored his mom, and got us all emotional.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Life’s a Beach

A Guide to a Very Seattle Beach Day

The best backdrops, reads, and drinks for all your lounging needs.

07/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Stefan Milne, and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Carlton Canary

Dough Nouveau

Ben's Bread Will Bring Its Loaves and Cookies to Phinney Ridge

Maybe even the occasional pizza.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman, Annette Maxon, and Allecia Vermillion

Hard Sell

Taste Testing Washington’s Hard Seltzer Boom

Alcoholic seltzers have proliferated around these parts; Seattle Met's editors have a definite favorite.

06/25/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

Opening Dispatch

4 Great New Bars and Restaurants Open(ed) This Week

Pizza! Banh mi! Enchantment (and cocktails) under the sea!

06/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

Seattle Restaurants (and Bars) with Covered, Heated, and Tented Patios

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to weatherproof outdoor dining, from Ballard to Bellevue.

06/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

IN THE NEWS

Edouardo Jordan, Bad Behavior, and Seattle's Restaurant Scene

Some feelings, and a pledge, in light of this weekend's news.

06/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Origin Stories

Edouardo Jordan Will Close Salare Permanently

The chef's original restaurant served as a proving ground before he wowed the nation with Southern food.

06/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion