Allecia Vermillion has spent a decade at Seattle Met, arriving as food and drink editor, and expanding her role over the years. She served as the magazine’s editor in chief until moving into a newly created executive editor role in 2021.

She spearheads Seattle Met’s food and drink coverage and oversees home design content. Allecia’s writing has earned her multiple journalism awards and two James Beard Award nominations over the years. A native of Portland, Oregon, Allecia began her writing life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs before making a grateful return to the Pacific Northwest. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

The Carbs Issue

The Just-Spicy-Enough Origin Story of Beecher's Mac and Cheese

The Pike Place Market icon built its brand on a dash of spice and a smidgen of schtick.

03/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Village People

Canlis Channels Summer Camp (and Barbecue) for One Final Pivot

Coming soon: Treehouse tasting menus, outdoor brisket, and care packages from camp. And a remade yurt village.

03/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Pasta Vision

Jason Stratton Is the New Chef at Mezzanotte

One of the town's most memorable practitioners of Italian food will cook it once again, in a tucked-away Georgetown dining room.

03/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

How Shubert Ho Turned Edmonds into a Dining Destination

A town once starved for a scene now boasts Italian, sushi, and even a seafood market.

03/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Taco Timelines

Little Neon Taco Exits First Hill (and Pops Up at La Dive)

The lovely taqueria on Boren closed its doors over the weekend.

03/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Foam Party

Robust Developments in Seattle's Vietnamese Coffee Scene

A new spate of cafes—Hello Em, Phin, Coffeeholic House—offers Seattle more than caffeine (but also lots of caffeine).

03/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Changeups

Itsumono Brings Playful Drinking Food to the Former Kaname Izakaya

Now happening in Japantown: Nashville-styled karaage, saimin, and a handy teriyaki-inspired cheeseburger.

02/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Between Two Lakes

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

Classic restaurants and shops, craftsmans, and ingenuity are on full display here.

02/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Zoe Sayler, and Allecia Vermillion

WALLINGFORD NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

Where to Eat in Wallingford

This part of town doesn’t get nearly enough credit for all its great food.

02/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Water Landing

Seaplane in Kenmore Will Become a Stoup Brewing Outpost

A clever new partnership pairs one of Seattle’s best breweries with Jason Stoneburner’s food.

02/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Things to do with a Kid

8 of the Best Playgrounds in and Near Seattle

The region's destination slides, climbs, and swings.

02/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Edouardo Jordan's Soul of Seattle Feels Bigger, But More Personal This Year

Like so many other events, the now-annual celebration of Black chefs went virtual in 2021.

02/10/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Surreality TV

Seattle's Shota Nakajima Will Compete on the Next Top Chef

The chef behind Adana and Taku surfaces on the cooking show's new Portland season.

02/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

The 2021 Version of Taste Washington Trades Events for Exploration

This year's chill format allows for a broader range of restaurants and winemakers.

02/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

SEATTLE DINING GUIDE

A Guide to Seattle's Black-Owned Restaurants

Act with your dollars (and fight despair with fried chicken, French bistro fare, or housemade ice cream).

02/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Our Ice Cream Future

New Local Ice Cream Line Kryse Makes Small Batches of Big Flavors

Owner Kryse Panis Martin's creations should look familiar to fans of the former Central District Ice Cream Company.

01/21/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Cinnamon Roll Dispatch

Cafe Flora's New Sibling, the Flora Bakehouse, Opens Saturday

Seattle's vegetarian landmark brings coffee, and an all-day pastry program, to the underserved slope where Beacon Hill meets Georgetown.

01/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Big News

Canlis Chef Brady Williams Says Farewell to the Restaurant in February

Now to ponder what comes next, for an immensely talented chef, but also the singular role he leaves behind.

01/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Hole Foods

Behold, the Best Doughnuts in Seattle

Sprinkled, glazed, and occasionally topped with bacon: These are the city’s most impressive practitioners of fried dough.

12/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Everything

At Last, Rubinstein Bagels Opens a Proper Shop

Hold onto your bagel chips...one of the town's most legit purveyors of bagelry now has a cafe at Sixth and Lenora.

12/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion