Deputy Editor

Allecia Vermillion oversees all things food and drink at Seattle Met, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. In Seattle, this can mean anything from imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

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.

Step 1: Find the Right Brewery

9 Local Breweries for Every Type of Beer Drinker

Whatever your imbibing needs, there’s a local spot that has you covered. Here’s where to go if you want to…

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Stefan Milne

Shade Index

The Downside of Cheap Eats

When budget dining comes at a cost.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

Cheap Eats 2018: 30 Dishes For Morning, Noon, and Night

Costs keep rising, bills are due, and oh my god do you really have to pay parking meters until 10pm now? Here are the city's best places where a relatively small outlay* can carry you through the day.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Restaurant Review

Review: The Evolution of Joli

Weirdly, it’s the shakeups that put this lovely Ballard dining room on its most solid ground.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Logical Conclusions

There's An Actual Matt in the Kitchen at Matt's in the Market

The beloved restaurant has a talented new chef whose name just happens to match what's on the sign.

04/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Excitement

Next Up for Wandering Goose's Heather Earnhardt: A Hotel and Restaurant on Willapa Bay

Plans for a smoked fish shop have evolved. Into a historic hotel on the coast with a 60-seat restaurant.

04/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Brendan McGill's Cafe Hitchcock Will Open a Satellite Location

CHE will sell grab and go galore alongside lattes of the regular and CBD variety.

04/05/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

War of the Rosies

Will the Real Rosie the Riveter Please Stand Up?

The woman said to inspire the famous wartime image recently passed away in Washington. And all it took to secure her legacy was a case of mistaken identity and one scholar’s six-year search for the truth.

03/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Supreme Pizza Is West Seattle's No-Frills, Throwback Pizza Bar

At Ma‘ono chef Mark Fuller's new joint, the frills are nonexistent, the cocktail list is broad, and the pie is for real.

03/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

New Locations for General Porpoise and Katsu Burger

Artful doughnuts in Laurelhurst; ninja deluxe burgers in Ballard.

03/26/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Matters

Seattle's Newest Food Truck, Sunny Up, Is All About Breakfast Sandwiches

Fancy a Ruth Bacon Ginsburg? Perhaps a Sausage Patti Smith?

03/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

And Now, Some Exciting Restaurant News in Ballard

Lark chef de cuisine Mitch Mayers is making big plans that involve oxtail nachos, gracious service, and many a comfortable seat.

03/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Trailbend Taproom Is (Softly) Open in Ballard

A proper restaurant (oh yeah, with 42 taps of beer) in the heart of the brewery district.

03/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Media

Edouardo Jordan Is Having a Really Good Week

First, a set of James Beard nominations. Then the New York Times came calling.

03/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Hola, Super Bueno: Ethan and Angela Stowell Bring Mexican Food to Stone Way

Frozen margaritas for all! (Well, not the underage folks in the play area.)

02/28/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

The Great History Heist

Does the Seattle Underground Tour Bury the Real Story?

Pioneer Square's most famous tour tells saucy tales of our early days—but some worry its history is a little one-dimensional.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Password Affected

Are We Done With Speakeasy-Style Bars Yet? (Never.)

But things have certainly changed since Seattle's speakeasy heyday.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Inside Kamonegi, Fremont's House of Handmade Soba Noodles

Chef Mutsuko Soma is an artist in the most serious sense. Her restaurant, Kamonegi, however, is a lot of fun.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Market Forces

Joe Chocolates Makes Big Plans for Pike Place Market

A rising star of caffeine and chocolate is moving in next door to Beecher's. This could be big.

02/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion