Deputy Editor

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.

Modernist Herbivores

Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious Joins On with ChefSteps

The software engineer turned vegetarian cookbook author brings his dual talents to Seattle's revolutionary new cooking school.

12/04/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Advent Imbibing

It's Back: Rob Roy's Advent Calendar of Cocktails

The bar's alcohol-fueled advent countdown beats the pants off your typical chocolate-filled model.

12/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Patience, Patience

Shanik's Opening Is Slightly Delayed

Issues with kitchen equipment will keep the long-awaited Vij's sibling dark until at least Wednesday.

12/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Bigger Bar Country

Montana Embarks on Its Much-Needed Expansion

Come January you can enjoy that kegged cocktail while sitting down.

11/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Thaiku Will Resurface In Phinney Ridge

The actual address isn't public quite yet, but allow us to connect the dots.

11/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

This. Is. Happening.

Shanik Opens on Monday; Cartwheels Ensue

We've waited. And waited. And salivated. Now Vij's Seattle sibling is finally here.

11/29/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Seattle Episode 4: '50s Food Flashback

The chefs head to Canlis, where Seattle's most iconic salad proves one contestant's undoing.

11/29/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


McCracken and Tough's Next Project: The Old Sage

The guys behind Spur, Tavern Law, and the Coterie Room say their forthcoming smoked meat parlor is "our version of rustic." Just don't expect barbecue.

11/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Doomsday Dining Debuts

Maria Hines's Agrodolce Opens December 21

For the Mayans, it's the end of the world. For Seattle, it's the start of something very exciting.

11/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


New Breweries in Woodinville

Four new breweries stake a claim in wine country.

11/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Breakfast at Marination Ma Kai

Breakfast sliders and a sunrise burrito are part of the morning menu at the new Alki Beach outpost.

11/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


The Blur Ball: A Big MurrayAid Milestone Happens Sunday

Fundraisers are still happening around the globe, but Sunday marks the biggest, most elaborate of them all. And tickets are just $35.

11/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Global Sustainable Seafood Restaurant RockCreek Due This Spring

Toulouse Petit chef Eric Donnelly is taking his love of seafood to Fremont.

11/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Il Corvo to Move Into New, Larger Pioneer Square Location

The popular pastaria will close November 30 to prepare for the move.

11/26/2012 By Christopher Werner and Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Seattle Episode 3: Turkeypocalypse

The judges head to FareStart for some turkey in the raw.

11/21/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

A Pre-Thanksgiving Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: An iconic Fremont restaurant closes, a kind-of-a-big-deal opening happens quietly on Capitol Hill, and a shuttering in Bellevue.

11/21/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


This Is Exciting: Mamnoon Opens Today

Middle Eastern cuisine, a talented chef, and training with the owners' moms? Color us intrigued.

11/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Sam's Tavern Will Open in the Former Chino's Space

Owner James Snyder is promising good burgers and energetic environs that pay tribute to the original Red Robin.

11/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

These are a few of my...

Favorite Things: Cafe Juanita Sous Chef Jonah Amodt

His favorite hangover remedy is biscuits and gravy. But these mornings are presumably rare with a demanding kitchen job, a five-year-old son, and another baby on the way.

11/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


A New Identity for Fox Sports Grill

“There’s nothing we can do to make it okay to bring your date to Fox Sports Grill on Valentine’s Day.”

11/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion