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.

Better Times

Seattle's Future Contains Bars. Cool New Bars.

Here Today promises beer and views and sunshine. Inside Passage will plunge you to the bottom of the sea (with a cocktail).

03/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

New Terroir

Canlis Says Farewell to Wine and Spirits Director Nelson Daquip

The man who brought the restaurant its first James Beard Award is headed to LA.

03/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CARBS ISSUE

Seattle's 15 Essential Carb Experiences

Buns or Butter: Seattle's greatest achievements in comfort food include destination dumplings, superlative fries, and hyperdelicate pasta.

03/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CARBS ISSUE

Carbs: You Know You Want Them

A big guide to Seattle's carbiest comfort food.

03/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

THE CARBS ISSUE

Ode to a Scallion Pancake

Go ahead, compare it to heavyweights like pizza and pastries. This comfort superfood holds its own.

03/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CARBS ISSUE

Wallingford's Secret Congee Gives Comfort Food a Clandestine New Look

Hold the chili crisp—this takeout operation treats rice porridge as a canvas for invention.

03/18/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CARBS ISSUE

Umami Kushi's Okazu Pan Rises in Rainier Beach

Harold Fields's savory buns didn’t happen overnight.

03/18/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

THE CARBS ISSUE

7 Seattle Noodle Dishes for a Blessedly Carb-Filled Week

Sunday scaries. Weeknight takeout. Seattle’s got a bowl for every mood.

03/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

THE CARBS ISSUE

Take Comfort in Seattle's Upstart Pizza Scene

A vanguard of chefs—from Moon Pizza to Blotto to Dantini and far beyond—have transformed pizza from fallback dinner to prized pursuit.

03/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

The Carbs Issue

The Just-Spicy-Enough Origin Story of Beecher's Mac and Cheese

The Pike Place Market icon built its brand on a dash of spice and a smidgen of schtick.

03/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Village People

Canlis Channels Summer Camp (and Barbecue) for One Final Pivot

Coming soon: Treehouse tasting menus, outdoor brisket, and care packages from camp. And a remade yurt village.

03/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Pasta Vision

Jason Stratton Is the New Chef at Mezzanotte

One of the town's most memorable practitioners of Italian food will cook it once again, in a tucked-away Georgetown dining room.

03/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

How Shubert Ho Turned Edmonds into a Dining Destination

A town once starved for a scene now boasts Italian, sushi, and even a seafood market.

03/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Taco Timelines

Little Neon Taco Exits First Hill (and Pops Up at La Dive)

The lovely taqueria on Boren closed its doors over the weekend.

03/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Foam Party

Robust Developments in Seattle's Vietnamese Coffee Scene

A new spate of cafes—Hello Em, Phin, Coffeeholic House—offers Seattle more than caffeine (but also lots of caffeine).

03/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Changeups

Itsumono Brings Playful Drinking Food to the Former Kaname Izakaya

Now happening in Japantown: Nashville-styled karaage, saimin, and a handy teriyaki-inspired cheeseburger.

02/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Between Two Lakes

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

Classic restaurants and shops, craftsmans, and ingenuity are on full display here.

02/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Zoe Sayler, and Allecia Vermillion

WALLINGFORD NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

Where to Eat in Wallingford

This part of town doesn’t get nearly enough credit for all its great food.

02/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Water Landing

Seaplane in Kenmore Will Become a Stoup Brewing Outpost

A clever new partnership pairs one of Seattle’s best breweries with Jason Stoneburner’s food.

02/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Things to do with a Kid

8 of the Best Playgrounds in and Near Seattle

The region's destination slides, climbs, and swings.

02/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion