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.

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Indian Food in Seattle and on the Eastside

Honest Restaurant and Chaat House in Bellevue, Nirmal's in Pioneer Square, and other great restaurants serving Indian food and other South Asian cuisines.

10/27/2022 By Nidhi Chaudhry With Allecia Vermillion


Seattle's First Women's Sports Bar Takes Over Sawyer's Space

Beloved restaurant Sawyer recently closed, but women's sports bar Rough and Tumble's planned opening will write a new chapter for the Old Ballard location.

10/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Can We Ever Go Back to Junebaby and the Willows Inn?

Last year, a pair of newspaper investigations exposed the misbehavior of chefs Blaine Wetzel and Edouardo Jordan. Is it ethical to eat at their restaurants?

10/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Doug Chayka

Our Year in Beer

Rodney Hines Is Tapped into Seattle's Beer Scene

Métier owner Rodney Hines wants our breweries to look more like our city.

10/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Cuniform Interiors Offers Vision and Revision for the Home

When local wardrobe curator Colton Dixon Winger expanded into home design, a midcentury West Seattle bungalow offered a chance to make old pieces new again.

10/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Ben Lindbloom


A New Fried Chicken Identity for the Original Phở Bắc Boat

The Vietnamese garlic chicken rice dish is on the menu with Vietnamese waffles at this iconic Chinatown–International District restaurant.

10/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best New Restaurants of 2022

Wondering where to eat in Seattle? Seafood, sushi, tapas, and Filipino-style fried chicken awaits at spots like MariPili Tapas Bar, Seabird, and Uminori.

10/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Fall Wine

Washington Wine Levels Up

A trip to wine country in Walla Walla and Woodinville never looked so good. Here's where to taste, what to do, and where to stay.

10/10/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Photography by Brooke Fitts and Amber Fouts

Fall Wine

Walla Walla's Big Food Moment

Restaurants like Kinglet, Passatempo Taverna, and Saffron Mediterranean Grill make this Eastern Washington wine town a full-fledged dining destination.

10/10/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Fall Wine

Where Are Washington's Woman Winemakers?

In Washington, woman-owned wineries and female head winemakers remain relatively scarce. The reasons may not be what you think.

10/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Kedai Makan Will Close This Month

The Malaysian street food restaurant, which started as a farmers market stall, will serve its final nasi goreng on October 29, 2022.

10/05/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Big Ideas

At Ethan Stowell's New Chain, Climate Action Means Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Ethan Stowell is a partner in a new Seattle fast-casual restaurant chain that will source its meat via regenerative agriculture practices.

10/04/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Bizarre Brewing Is Packed with Seattle Beer Talent

Veterans of Holy Mountain, Cloudburst, and Fremont Brewing specialize in low-alcohol lager, pale ale, and stout at this new Seattle brewery.

09/29/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Your First West Seattle Bridge Crossing Should Involve This Pizza

An underappreciated Chicago-style pie steals the show at West Seattle’s new deep-dish emporium, West of Chicago Pizza Company.

09/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Chef’s Day Off

Recipe: Liz Kenyon’s Weekly Turmeric Soup

Manolin and Rupee Bar chef Liz Kenyon heats up her batch meal prep with lessons, and flavors, from Myanmar.

09/19/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Our Very Favorite Chinese Restaurants

Where to get dim sum, Sichuan dishes, Cantonese noodles, barbecue, dumplings, and more regional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine in Edmonds, Kent, and beyond.

09/14/2022 By Hsiao-Ching Chou With Allecia Vermillion


The Butcher, the Baker, the Cheeseburger Maker

The whole-animal butcher shop transforms into a tasting menu spot serving inventive steak cuts and burgers on weekend evenings.

09/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Work-Life Balance

Ballard Mainstay Sawyer Will Say Farewell in October

The Seattle restaurant known for its choco taco will serve its final brunch and dinner on October 2, says chef and owner Mitch Mayers.

09/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Japantown Was Due for a Landmark

The tiny neighborhood, part of the larger Chinatown—International District, upholds the legacy of its Japanese American residents at every turn.

09/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Fall Favorites

Say Hello to Three Big-Deal Restaurant Projects

Shota Nakajima does Detroit-style pizza. The year's best popup goes brick-and-mortar. By Tae comes back, and goes big.

09/08/2022 By Allecia Vermillion