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.

Sustenance

Here You Go: 4 New Destinations for Dinner

Just in case you need a little respite this week.

11/15/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Tri-Tip Emotions

Smoked Meat Sandwich Haven Martino's Will Close Its Shop on Phinney Ridge

One of the town's best sandwiches is looking for a new home.

11/14/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Belgian Waffles and Italian Markets

Plus, a new identity for Stumbling Goat Bistro.

11/11/2016 By Allecia Vermillion and Stefan Milne

Fun With Listicles

Behold, Seattle's Most Instagrammable Restaurants

...as told by our associate art director and food photography nerd Sara D'Eugenio.

11/10/2016 By Allecia Vermillion and Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Opening Dispatch

Vendemmia Sibling Raccolto Opens in West Seattle

Bring on the pasta.

11/04/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Gnocchi Farewells and 30 New Beer Taps

Plus, Jackson's Catfish Corner returns.

11/04/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

A Geographic Shift at Ernest Loves Agnes

One of the town's most atmospheric Italian restaurants trades red sauce for Mediterranean flavors.

11/02/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

AARGH

Lisa Nakamura Is Closing Gnocchi Bar

But her gnocchi lives on.

11/01/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Heavy Restaurant Group Will Bring Thackeray to Stone Way

Complete with Mediterranean influences and a menu of Spanish-style gin and tonics.

10/31/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Spaghetti Sunsets and Young Americans

Farewell to the Old Spaghetti Factory, hello to Maria Hines's new gastropub. Plus, a new weekly farmers market in the heart of the city.

10/28/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Burger Dispatch

Scott Staples's Feed Co. Burgers Opens in the Central District

Classic burgers, fancy burgers, fried cheese curds...oh, and free parking.

10/28/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Taco Dispatch

Manu Alfau's Pioneer Square Taco Stand Is Here

Manu's Bodega spins off a two-tiered taco sibling. Meet Manu's Tacos.

10/27/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

New Luck Toy Opens in West Seattle

With Skee-Ball and slushy cocktails and Chinese food from Mark Fuller, all under one seriously retro roof.

10/24/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

FlintCreek Cattle Co. Opens Monday in Greenwood

RockCreek's game meat–loving sibling has been a long time coming.

10/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Catfish Corner and Big Wine News

Plus, Tom Douglas's first expansion outside Seattle.

10/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Ice Cream Appointments

2 More Salt and Straw Popups Coming Our Way

Portland's fanatically beloved ice cream clearly has the hots for Home Remedy.

10/20/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Whoa!

Salare Chef Edouardo Jordan Plans a Second Restaurant

It's called JuneBaby and will be all about the food (and drinks and hospitality) of the American south.

10/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Looks Like Tom Douglas Will Open a Restaurant at Chambers Bay

Seattle's best-known restaurateur makes his first move outside the city.

10/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion