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.


Calozzi's Closes Up Shop in Pioneer Square

The cheesesteakery has another location in the works.

01/08/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Il Corvo's New Location Opens Today

The pasta hideout on the Pike Hillclimb now has a proper Pioneer Square address to call its own.

01/07/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Stupid Question for the Bottle Shop Owner: What's Orange Wine?

Extended maceration time turns white wine into this nutty, complex creation.

01/04/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Patrick Dempsey's Investor Group Will Buy Tully's

The Grey's Anatomy actor's bid beat out that other Seattle-based coffee chain.

01/04/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Chronicles

Goose Island Now Permanently Pouring in Seattle

The Chicago favorite is now readily available in the 206.

01/03/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Seattle Episode 9: Past Suppers

A glorified clip show still manages to yield some cursed risotto, Bob Kramer badassery, and a gloriously bizarre rant about pickles.

01/03/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Pleasant Walks, Pleasant Talks

The Walrus and Carpenter Picnic Is Back

Tickets are officially on sale for this wintry oyster-eating tradition. And they go fast.

01/02/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Bar Openings

Four New Places to Drink in 2013

Watering holes that opened amidst the holiday rush.

01/02/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

Russian River discontinues local distribution, a major cheese festival discontinues its existence, and McDreamy makes a bid for Tully's.

01/02/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Counting Down

Bar and Restaurant Openings We Await in 2013

Brats and beer. A Japanese gastropub. Whiskey and smoked meat.

12/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Year in Review

2012: The Year in Drinking

The past 12 months brought us a chardonnay shakeup, big-box booze, and some spirit-specific bars.

12/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Wish Lists

Five Restaurants Seattle Needs in 2013

Aspiring restaurateurs, take heed.

12/27/2012 By Christopher Werner and Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Seattle Episode 8: Jalapeno Business

The chefs harvest oysters, consort with the Rat City Rollergirls, and learn the power of a well-made jalapeno popper.

12/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Wrapping Up 2012

2012: The Year in Seattle Restaurant Closings

From Avalon to Zesto's, restaurants that bid farewell in the past 12 months.

12/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Kedai Makan Taking Over Taco Gringos on Olive Way

The Malaysian street food outfit will carry on the address's tradition of stellar drinking food.

12/24/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

More Details on Von Trapp's: Namely Beer, Brats, and Bocce

Coming in January: Housemade sausage and pretzels, 24 taps, beer-based cocktails, and indoor games aplenty.

12/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Seattle Episode 7: Foiled Again

Tuna turmoil, foil follies, and a berry special episode.

12/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

These Sparkling Wines Are Made in Washington

A few of these are widely available for your New Year's Eve consumption.

12/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


A New Chapter in Washington Hard Cider

Fire Barrel Cider was Drew Zimmerman’s pride and joy. Now he’s bestowing his product (and his trees) to Finnriver Farm.

12/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Italian Sandwich Counter Zaccagni’s Coming to Pike Place Market

The counter next to DeLaurenti will dish out roasted sandwiches stuffed with brisket, porchetta, meatballs, and more.

12/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion