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.

Patty Permanence

Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island Will Become Burgerhaus

Smash burgers and "bougie burgers" laden with beer cheese set up permanent (probably) shop in the home of Brendan McGill's flagship restaurant.

11/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Phnom Penh Noodle House Makes a Graceful Return

Even in sleek new quarters, the 30-year institution in Chinatown–International District feels familiar in all the right ways.

10/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Department of Silver Linings

3 Can't-Miss Menus That Wouldn't Exist without the Pandemic

A cocktail destination redefines itself, spectacular chicken wings land in a legendary address, and a legit butter burger gets even better.

10/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Opening Dispatch

El Gaucho Readies Its New Flagship, a Stable Turned Steak House

The restaurant will soon reopen in a historic building on Western, a special occasion destination designed for our post-Covid good life.

10/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Let's Tock Turkey

These Seattle Restaurants Offer Takeout Thanksgiving Dinner

Big gatherings might be dicey, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't stuff yourself with mashed potatoes and pie.

10/23/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Erin Wong

Eras

Maria Hines Will Close Tilth This Month

The term "pioneering" gets overused. But never when talking about Maria Hines's organic restaurant.

10/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

All of the Fancy Toast

Bastille's Permanent Closure Makes Way for Counter-Service Sabine

Los Angeles hotspots like Sqirl and Gjusta inspire the bistro's next chapter.

10/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from a Pizza Club to Secret Congee

Plus, a ramen popup and Boat Street's farewell.

10/19/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Big Witch Energy

Juicebox's Successor, Glinda Wine Shop, Alights on 12th Ave

Next year, hopefully, Glinda will also become a wine bar.

10/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Off Alley in Columbia City Is Gutsy in Every Way

A popular popup is now a wee restaurant in Columbia City; and it's about way more than offal.

10/15/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Tom Douglas's West Wing Menu to a Chengdu Sensation

Plus, doughnuts, beer, and wings (though sadly not in the same place).

10/12/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Azuki, a House of Handmade Udon, Hides in Madison Valley

This newcomer noodle shop deserves your attention.

10/01/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Higher Education

Canlis's Next Identity: Unconventional Community College

Sometimes restaurant survival plans involve leg warmers, boxed wine, Space Needle field trips, and a weekly Canlis Kids Animal Adventure show.

09/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Dancing Noodles to Smash Burgers

Plus, fancy rooftop patio dinners and secret Filipino menus.

09/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

No Chill

Musang Debuts a Cold-Weather Patio Plan

Pile on the blankets—and maybe take one home.

09/23/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Taking the Heat

Seattle's Masked Cooks: We Thank You

Something to consider next time you grab takeout.

09/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from a New Hello Robin to a Dick's Takeover

Plus, a new identity for Ethan Stowell's Staple and Fancy.

09/21/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Yessssss

Shake Shack Is Now Open at University Village

Finally, some good news. Shake Shack's third Seattle-area location is now open for burger business.

09/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Withstand and Deliver

How Three Seattle Restaurants Reinvented Delivery

Their survival—and our dining future—just might hinge on bringing dinner to your door. Here’s how three local spots are making that work.

09/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts