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.

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

Anticipation 2020

Coming to the Waterfront: A Big Deal New Beer Project

Bar duo Chris and Anu Elford are joining forces with beer phenom Averie Swanson for a brewpub called Here Today.

12/17/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: More Dining at Sea-Tac, More Met Market Cookies

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met's food team.

12/13/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Feast Portland's Founders Will Give Taste Washington a Culinary Overhaul

And wow, some impressive local chefs are already in the mix.

12/11/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: The End-of-Year Reckoning Is Nigh

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

12/06/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Biz-ness

Ethan Stowell Will Close Three of His Restaurants

Farewell to mom tacos. Hello to Tavolàta.

12/04/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

News Feed

A Noodle Phenom Returns, a Northwest Legend Shutters

Plus, the month’s other major food news.

11/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

TREND

In Seattle, Mall Food Goes Local

Forget the food court. Shopping centers around the region are reinventing themselves as destination dining.

11/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

REVIEW

Maximillian Petty's Cult Cheeseburger Finds a Home at Eden Hill Provisions

The chef's Big Max didn't quite fit the intricate fare at Eden Hill. Now the creation lives in his latest bistro in Queen Anne.

11/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Women Making History

6 Seattle Luminaries on Their First Big Wins

From judicial prowess to championship bona fides.

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams, Allecia Vermillion, and Lily Hansen

Such a Socialite

Guendolen Plestcheeff Was the Ultimate Seattle Influencer

Sure, she threw an epic soiree, but the daughter of one of the city's founding families also oversaw the Seattle Historical Society.

11/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

History Makers

8 Legacies That Visionary Women Gave Seattle

Among them: a tugboat enterprise, a life-saving children's hospital, a literature hub.

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams, Stefan Milne, Allecia Vermillion, and Lily Hansen

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Westward Goes Dark and Jason Stratton Goes Portland (Kinda)

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

11/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Ready Your Chambongs: La Dive Opens on Capitol Hill

Pike/Pine's newest bar delivers natural wine, frojolais, and bubbles in a bong (oh, and the food menu looks great).

11/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: NY- and Chicago-Style Pizza in the OG Red Robin

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

11/15/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Hungry Like A...

Ethan Stowell Will Bring How to Cook a Wolf to Madison Park

His second-eldest restaurant in Queen Anne gets a sibling in another leafy neighborhood across town.

11/15/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

YESSSSS

Rachel's Ginger Beer Opens at the Spheres

Snappy ginger beer. Cocktails. And some of the best fiery fried chicken in town.

11/11/2019 By Allecia Vermillion