Senior Editor (Food and Drink)

Allecia Vermillion spends her days tending to Seattle Met’s bar and restaurant blog, Nosh Pit, as well as various food- and drink-related cover packages, dining section pieces, and narrative long-form features within the magazine. In Seattle, this can mean anything from breaking restaurant news to 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.

Stalking Top Chef

The 'Top Chef' Seattle Tease Continues

The locally shot season premieres November 7. Here are two video previews.

10/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Former Chez Shea Chef Plans "Japanese Gastropub" in Wallingford

Miyabi 45th will serve Mutsuko Soma's amazing soba noodles.

10/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

New Places to Eat and Drink in University Village

Vegan comfort food, customized Tazo tea, green juice, and wood-fired pizza.

10/02/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Majorly Exciting

Meeru Dhalwala's Shanik Readies for an Early December Open

One of the year's most anticipated new restaurants is raising funds with some value-added gift certificates.

10/02/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Booze Books

Barman Andrew Bohrer's New Book: The Best Shots You've Never Tried

The only time shots are a true no-no: "When you are in a place with tablecloths and you ask for something with the word "bomb" in its name."

10/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Slide Show: Britt's Pickles Opens in Pike Place Market

Pickles aplenty, plucked straight from the barrel (and also sold by the jar).

09/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Why Not, It's Friday

A Celeb Sighting at Cupcake Royale

Jason Segel and Michelle Williams pop into the Capitol Hill cupcakery. Photographs ensue.

09/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Stalking Top Chef

How Top Chef Contestants Maintain Their Anonymity

Fake emails, phony vacations, and elaborate lies to family and friends are apparently a Top Chef rite of passage.

09/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Tilth's New Sourdough Brunch Waffle

A sourdough starter by the name of Your Mom inspires this limited-quantity dish.

09/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Taplist

Meet the Balsch, a Ballardified Kolsch from Reuben's Brews

Brewer Adam Robbings gives a century of German brewing tradition a Northwest spin.

09/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Distance Learning

Three Modernist Cuisine Alums Launch Online Culinary School in Pike Place Market

For anyone who has ogled this food in the game-changing book, but hasn't the foggiest idea how to actually make it.

09/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Street Food

Slide Show: Seattle's Night Market and Moon Festival

Other neighborhood festivals might get more buzz, but it's hard to beat this lineup of food from local trucks and restaurants.

09/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


What Is the Velvet Underground Dining Experience?

Hitchcock Chef Brendan McGill is planning a modern Spanish menu at this low-profile winemaker "laboratory" in South Lake Union.

09/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Multimedia Sendoffs

Video: Scott Carsberg's Farewell to Bisato

Bonus: Goofy outtake at the end.

09/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Ian Cargill Will Run the Bar at Where Ya At Matt's Restaurant Roux

The guy knows his cocktails, but he's really excited about the beer.

09/24/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Bisato Will Close October 14

Scott Carsberg won a James Beard award on this corner in Belltown; next month the irascible chef bows out after 19 years.

09/24/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Feast PDX Dispatch

Ethan Stowell and Molly Moon's Portland Sandwich Sojourn

She pulled through after a giant freezer mishap. He pulled out some giant servings of pork belly porchetta.

09/21/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Alcohol Acrostics

Wordplay + Beer = Marination Ma Kai's People's Tap

The highly official nomination process: Describe your favorite IPA in four words that start with the letters T-A-C-O.

09/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Fan Fare

Slide Show: What to Eat at Seahawks Games

Fan sustenance includes hot dogs topped with Beecher's mac and cheese and barbecue Kettle chips, and cupcakes frosted with Skittles.

09/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Northwest Travel Awards

Our favorite hotels, restaurants, sights, and arts around the Pacific Northwest.

09/19/2012 With Laura Dannen and Allecia Vermillion By Allison Williams