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.

Revelatory

Revel Returns to Fremont

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's new dining room looks familiar in the best possible way.

01/06/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Dragons and Highballs

Rondo Japanese Kitchen Opens on Broadway

The neighborhood's izakaya master translates his sense of fun to lunchier fare. Don't worry, there's still a highball machine.

01/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

You Guyyyyyyyssssss

Melissa Miranda's Musang Is (Softly) Here

Filipino food "authentic to our childhood memories" finds a home on Beacon Hill.

01/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

SO LONG

2019: The Year in Seattle Restaurant Closures

You know that Academy Awards "in remembrance" montage? This is kinda like that, but for restaurants.

12/31/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Meat Cute

Korean Barbecue Returns to Trove's Former Home on Capitol Hill

Those tabletop grills will sizzle once again when a denizen of Pike Place Market opens Meet Korean BBQ.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Let's Dish

31 Restaurants Reimagining Seattle Brunch

A dish-by-dish guide to the only weekend meal that really matters.

12/23/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Don't Call It a Greasy Spoon

Our Favorite Seattle Diners, from Formica to Fancy

A great diner can be affably battered or thoughtfully designed. So long as they don’t screw up your eggs.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

POTUS Among Us

For a highly orchestrated event mostly built around a rarefied white guy, presidential visits have (or, uh, had?) an uncommon power to unify.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Good Morning, Let’s Eat

The Best Seattle Brunches Aren't Basic

45 memorable (and boozy) ways to start your day.

12/23/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

POTUS to the People

First Relatives Who Lived Local

Presidential kin who called Seattle home.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

The Other Warren G

Seattle Cancels Warren G. Harding

Our relationship with the scandal-plagued president? It’s complicated.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

The Buck Stops Here

Did Harry Really Give ’Em Hell in Bremerton?

Longtimers in Kitsap County swear the president’s rallying cry originated here. Scholars say otherwise.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

"Holy Cats!"

All the Presidents' Stopovers (in Seattle)

What happens when POTUS comes calling.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Peripatetic POTUS

Great(ish) Moments in Seattle Presidential Visits

Over the last 140 years, visits from our nation’s leader have prompted bee stings, wartime intrigue, and even the occasional jog around Green Lake.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Tom Dougherty

Peripatetic POTUS

Great(ish) Moments in Seattle Presidential Visits

Forget protests and motorcade traffic jams. Over the last 140 years, visits from our nation’s leader have prompted bee stings, wartime intrigue, and even the...

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Tom Dougherty

What We're Eating Now

At Roquette, Bugles Were Made for Caviar

Our picks for the new year also include sustainable sushi and transcendent Roman-style pizza.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Vashon Island Is on the Ruby Brink of a Meat Revolution

“It’s just as important to not eat meat as it is to eat meat.”

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Milk Drunk Love

Beacon Hill's Homer Spins Off a Fast Casual Spot Called Milk Drunk

Soft serve. Cocktails. Fried chicken sandwiches!

12/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Uni Fixation

'Tis the Season—For a Best Bites of 2019 List

It was a very good year...for carbs.

12/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

The Week in Restaurant News: The Tallulah's Saga, and An(other) Institution Closes

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

12/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion