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.

Blur Watch

The Latest on Murray and MurrayAid

This week: more fundraisers, more answers from the doctors, and "Murr-chandise."

11/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

The Augustus, a Cocktail Bar and Hunger Sibling, Coming to Fremont

The owners of Hunger are partnering up with some old friends to serve up good drinks and charcuterie.

11/09/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Facebook-Based Observations

So, There's This...

The Nacho Momma's burger: a surprising source of conflict.

11/08/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Soft Drink Randomness

New Pagliacci Location Has a Crazy-Elaborate Coke Freestyle Machine

This soda dispenser has a fan base...and more locations around town.

11/08/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Openings

Schooner Exact's Brewpub Now Open in SoDo

The stalwart local brewery is now a destination for lunch and dinner.

11/07/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

It's Here!

Where to Watch Top Chef Seattle's Season Premiere Tonight

Brace yourself for local chef cameos, hyperedited drama, Hugh Acheson's unibrow, and plenty of Space Needle B roll. We can't wait.

11/07/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Electoral Imbibement

Where to Party on Election Night, Part II

Vote with your liver (uh, you also voted with your ballot, right?) in our latest installment of local election parties.

11/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Making Like US Weekly

Celeb Spotting: Hitchcock's Major Hollywood Moment

Director/producer/legend Steven Spielberg took wife Kate Capshaw for a birthday dinner on Bainbridge Island Saturday night.

11/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Caring & Sharing

The Tom Douglas Candor Tour Continues

T-Doug is out promoting his new cookbook, and chatting about "clunker" restaurants and business strategy along the way.

11/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Poutine Flight at the Angry Beaver

Three "beaver dams" of fries. Three housemade gravies. One decadent bar snack.

11/02/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cut & Paste Friday

Eat This Now: Olympia Oysters

Oyster season is back. And this coppery little fellow is the only variety truly local to Washington.

11/02/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

These Are a Few of My...

Favorite Things: The Gerald Spirits Director Nikki Worley

You can find her sporting comfortable footwear, taking notes, and making drinks with orgeat at this Ballard Ave bar.

11/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Eltana's Stone Way Bagel Shop Now Open

Those addictive wood-fired bagels land in the midst of a burgeoning restaurant district. And there's plenty of parking.

11/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Halloween 2012

Slide Show: Chefs in Halloween Costumes

Halloween is usually a busy night in the industry. But that didn't stop these chefs and cooks from engaging in a little costumery.

11/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Freebie File

Free Slices Today at Pagliacci Pizza's New Madison Valley Location

As if the neighborhood weren't excited already.

11/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Matters

Four New Places to Eat Breakfast (or Brunch)

Why, hello kimchi grilled cheese. Greetings, breakfast poutine.

10/31/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Electoral Imbibement

Where to Party on Election Night

Fancy a Mitt Julep? Or perhaps a Freedom to Marry Mary? Booze and election results will flow Tuesday night at these fine establishments.

10/31/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Stupid Question for a Sommelier: What Wine Should You Drink with Halloween Candy?

Local somms Dawn Smith and Cortney Lease recently passed the prestigious advanced sommelier exam. Which makes them highly overqualified to talk about what to drink with a fun-sized Snickers.

10/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Stalking Top Chef

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Talks Seattle (and Rain) on Jimmy Fallon

“I’m very chill about the hurricane…all summer, that’s what I did.”

10/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Giant Bummers

Manu Alfau Seeks New Location for La Bodega

The chef is hoping to keep his planned sandwich shop in Pioneer Square.

10/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion